Take part in a brand new adventure in the Gruffalo and Friends Clubhouse Blackpool! Burst through the pages of your favourite stories into a magical place of imagination, creativity, discovery and play.
Opened on FRIDAY 19 MAY 2023! BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
Take a look inside…
Visit Fylde Coast was invited to a special media preview event, the day before the official opening on 19.5.23.
Take a look inside and explore the attraction, plus interviews with former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan, Kate Shane (Regional Director of Merlin) and Alexandra Sanson (Magic Light Pictures) to discover how the Gruffalo came to life!
We were among special guests to first experience the enchanting 3D world. It brings to life popular characters from The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom and The Highway Rat.
Helen Flanagan said: “”My children and I are huge fans of Julia Donaldson and have read many of her books. The Gruffalo is a particular favourite – my son Charlie even has a Gruffalo bedroom! We have been so excited to visit The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse. It is incredible and really brings the books to life. Charlie and I have both had a wonderful time and we are already planning our next trip to Blackpool and The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse.”
Gruffalo and Friends Clubhouse Blackpool
Find it on Blackpool promenade, next door to SEA LIFE – Gruffalo and Friends Clubhouse Blackpool is a 75 minute experience that’s perfect for all under 10 adventure seekers. It’s also absolutely IDEAL on rainy days!
Adapted from some of the UK’s most loved children’s stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, your little adventure-seekers will come face to face with beloved characters from The Gruffalo, Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom and more…
**You must have a child in your party to visit Gruffalo and Friends Clubhouse. An adult is classed as aged 15 and over. Children are classed as aged 14 and under. Children under the age of 1 are free but require a booking.
PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – Please pre-book tickets online before you visit any of the Merlin attractions in Blackpool.
CASHLESS ATTRACTIONS – Blackpool Merlin attractions are all cashless. Please be ready to make on-site payments using a ‘contactless’ bank card.
- Deep, Dark Wood Adventure Play
- Deep, Dark Wood Soft Play
- Room on the Broom Toddler Play
- Gruffalo’s Child Sensory Room
- Zog’s Dragon School Challenge
- The Snail and the Whale Seaside Play
- Gruffalo’s Meet and Greet area
- Gift Shop
Tickets and Opening Times at Gruffalo and Friends Clubhouse
Open every day! Please check the Gruffalo Clubhouse website for today’s exact opening hours.
Generally 10-3pm or 10am to 4.30pm (changes through the year*). Please check with the operator before travelling.
*Closing times vary depending on the time of year, with earlier opening/later closing times during school holidays and Illumination weekends.
Quiet at the Clubhouse
On the first Sunday of every month those with autism and other sensory requirements can enjoy a quiet session. Book for the final slot of the day at The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse. All music and lighting will be minimised to reduce sensory impact.
- First Sunday Of Every Month
- Last session of the day
- For sensory sensitivities
Please note this is a pre-booked tickets only event, guests must purchase their tickets online in advance in order to gain entry.
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