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Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark – open in the Holidays!

Put Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark on your list of things to do this year! It’s open daily, for splashtastic fun, whatever the weather! Open pretty much daily from the beginning of April and tickets are on sale now! You must book online and in advance!

✅Tropical climate
✅Splashing Fun

Come and take a spin on the Masterblaster at the Sandcastle Waterpark this weekend (above)   Book your fun and thrills in advance online at this link ➡


If you’re looking to visit Sandcastle Waterpark, here are a tips to help you secure your visit:

  1. All Guests are required to book their visits online.
  2. Plan ahead! We can sell out a few days ahead during the Summer holidays – when we’re full, we’re full!
  3. Add Splash Cash to your online booking. Splash Cash is our electronic wristband which you can load money on to. Use your wristband to purchase food and drinks from Catering outlets. Any monies unused are refunded on departure.
  4. BOOK NOW and secure your tickets before they’re gone! ➡

New Beginnings… On 31 August 2022 it’s announced that Merlin entertainments have taken over operation of the Sandcastle Waterpark

Opening Times at Sandcastle Waterpark

18 fantastic slides and attractions waiting for you to enjoy in a tropical 84 degree climate! All guests are required to book their visits online, in advance – plan ahead and book for guaranteed admission! Then head indoors to enjoy 18 fantastic water slides and attractions in a tropical 84 degree climate.

Admission is for a 3 hour session. And with limited numbers inside the Sandcastle you’ll have an even better time on the rides and slides. There’s a lot less queueing to get in the building, and hardly any queueing to enjoy the rides. Spend your time having fun, rather than waiting in line! OPEN in the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS!

DON’T FORGET! Local Resident Card holders can take advantage of 50% discount off admission prices when booking online, in advance. To book, you must enter your local discount card number online at the time of booking and ALSO bring with you when you visit and present at Reception. (Sandcastle Waterpark reserves the right to charge full price if you do not present your card on arrival at Reception.)

Spring opening times at Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool

Fun at the Waterpark

Back in the summer of 2021, we went to see how the team safely reopened Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool after the pandemic. At the media preview we saw the lengths they went to to give you a safe and enjoyable experience. Many of these post-covid changes are still in place today, because they made for a much better experience!

Our Blackpool Sandcastle water park vlog is an interesting guided tour from the door. See inside the changing rooms where £100k was spent on improving facilities and creating a new shower block. Take a walk around the pool side, where we get wet with the Sandcastle Master Blaster!

The Wildest, Wettest Water Slides!

With over 18 slides and attractions, in an 84 degree climate, it’s also the UK’s largest indoor waterpark! Complete with water slides, fun pools, wave machine, lazy river and water chutes. Whether you swim like a water baby or paddle like a duck there’s something to suit everyone. The place is huge!

Looking across the inside of Sandcastle Waterpark
Looking across the inside of Sandcastle Waterpark

The youngest of babies to the oldest of thrill seekers are welcome! Between dips you can also enjoy a snack or a light meal and purchase your souvenirs from the Treetops Trading Post. There’s so much to see and do!

  • From the white knuckle thrills of the Master Blaster – the longest Indoor roller coaster waterslide in the world to Aztec Falls, Montazooma and the Sidewinder, enjoy the wildest, wettest water slides around.
  • Families can enjoy Thunder Falls Slides, Typhoon Lagoon wave pool, Ushi Gushi action river and Treetops Water Chutes.
  • Little ones will have plenty of fun in Shimmerin Shallows, aboard HMS Thundersplash and Fort Riptide and sliding down the Tree Tops Water Chutes.

With a selection of great catering and retail outlets, it really is the perfect place to spend a day. It’s pretty much a guarantee that it’ll be warmer than anywhere else around – at a constant 84 degrees.

New water feature for 2019 at Sandcastle Waterpark
New water feature for 2019 at Sandcastle Waterpark
New waves for 2019 at Sandcastle Waterpark
New waves for 2019 at Sandcastle Waterpark

Refreshments at Waterfalls Cafe

Have you visited Waterfalls Cafe at Sandcastle Waterpark?

Waterfalls Cafe at the Sandcastle
Waterfalls Cafe at the Sandcastle

The outlet offers freshly prepared coffees, milkshakes and scrummy smoothies along with an extensive range of delicious hot or cold snacks, fresh cakes and meals. Information about Waterfalls cafe here. It’s not the only catering outlet – there’s also –

  • The Bongo Bongo Burger Shack where you can find great snacks and light bites.
  • Monkey Island is your home for a great party – for little chimps to great apes!
  • Treetops Trading Post is the place to buy your gifts and keepsakes to help you remember a great day out.

VIP Tiki Cabana

The VIP TIKI CABANA IS AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW – all dates subject to availability at the time of booking.

Check out the Sandcastle Website for current prices. And for further information or to book please call 01253 340 700 – and mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast! All this included in the price –

  • General admission
  • Access to all slides & attractions (restrictions apply)
  • A choice of meal deal which will be served to you at a pre-arranged time.
  • Your very own Hot Tub
  • Flat screen TV with music channels
  • Complimentary mini bar (including alcoholic and soft drinks)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Comfortable seating area
  • Free car park pass for the day with your own separate parking area.
  • Dining table and chairs
  • A safe to lock away your valuables

Accessible & Responsible

Sandcastle Waterpark is an incredibly thoughtful attraction. They’ve helped disadvantaged and disabled people so much over the years. Running a responsible business is high on their list of priorities.

Under normal circumstances (before Covid-19) Accessible Family evenings were held regularly. Not only are these events a great opportunity for young people with disabilities, they also raise a great deal of money for charity. We’re sure that they will be back again, just as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Environmental Standards: Green Key Award

Sandcastle Waterpark was first to get a Green Key award for high environmental standards. It’s an international standard for the tourism industry, operating in 65 countries globally. The eco-label represents a commitment that tourism establishments adhere to a strict criteria.

They’ve worked hard at Sandcastle to make sure that the attraction is run responsibly and accessible to everyone. From a Changing Places toilet to a quiet room, they always go the extra mile.

Proud to be an accessible venue

There’s a whole host of accessible facilities at Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark to help you to enjoy your day out, including:

  • Ground level access and wide walkways throughout
  • Changing Place poolside wet room with H track hoist system
  • Pool accessible wheelchairs
  • Monthly accessible family evenings
  • 3 additional poolside wet rooms and poolside lockers
  • Quiet/sensory room
  • Pre visit familiarisation trips
  • Sandcastle Story and top tips for guests with autism
  • Comprehensive accessibility information on the website
  • Queue bypass facility – both at arrival and at the mat/tube collection points
  • Water ambassadors on hand to assist where required
  • Assistance dog sitting facility
  • Induction loops in all areas of the building

If you would like to discuss your requirements in advance of your visit just call the Sandcastle Accessibility hotline on 01253 340721. And please mention that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

Changing Places People’s Choice

Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool is delighted to be awarded the Changing Places People’s Choice Award. For the most popular Changing Places Toilet Facilities in the UK, from more than 1100 facility providers.

Changing Places toilet at Sandcastle Waterpark
Changing Places toilet at Sandcastle Waterpark

Then MD John Child said, “We are proud and delighted to receive this award which has been voted for by members of the public. We are a business that wholeheartedly supports Changing Places as they strive for every town in the UK to provide this facility.

“Since our initial investment in 2013 as part of our access for all programme, we are delighted that this facility has helped increase visits from our disabled guests by 330%. As a resort, Blackpool has more Changing Place facilities than any other in the UK and we are confident of more being introduced in the future.”

Disabled Friendly

John added “Thousands of people need Changing Places facilities to enable them to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted. We want more and more visitors to Blackpool to know that our facility is here for them to use, not just guests of Sandcastle Waterpark. It’s open to anyone in and around the Blackpool area.

“The facility includes a ceiling hoist, adult sized adjustable bench, peninsular toilet, adjustable wash basin and non slip floor amongst others.”

The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people.

Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK’s largest Indoor Waterpark. In 2018 it was awarded a World Waterpark Association Special Recognition Award for Inclusive Programming. Won the Inclusive Tourism Award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. Its Changing Place Toilet was voted the UK’s favourite Changing Place Facility.

Sprucing Up Sandcastle Waterpark

Winter-time is when all the Blackpool attractions are cleaned, repaired and improved and the Sandcastle Waterpark is no exception. And in February 2019 there was a large-scale winter spruce-up including essential works, maintenance and refurbishment.

With the pools drained, old floors taken up and new ones relaid. New boilers installed and major work to the roof. Of course, the entire Waterpark was cleaned and prepped in time for the 2019 season.

Birthday Parties and Group Visits

Why don’t you bring your special occasion to our place? You and your guests can enjoy as much time as you like in the park plus a choice of snacks from the Bongo Bongo Burger Shack – and best of all – there’s no washing up!

Birthday parties at the Sandcastle
Birthday parties at the Sandcastle

Including a full days admission, Hyperzone wristbands* and a birthday party lunch on Monkey Island, the dedicated lunch area. Make it a Sandcastle Waterpark birthday for your son or daughters next party.

*Age, height and weight restrictions apply on Hyperzone slides. Please check the Sandcastle Waterpark website for current birthday party details. GREAT RATES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.

Call 01253 343602 for availability and to make your booking.

CLICK HERE for more details. (and please mention that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast if you book!)

Group Visits to Sandcastle Waterpark

If you’re booking a visit to Sandcastle Waterpark for 10 or more people you can get great deals on entry prices. You can also add extra experiences to your deal at unbeatable prices.

Simply load up your wristband with cash on arrival, and enjoy using it at all catering outlets and shops – it saves going back to the changing rooms for money. At the end of your visit you’ll get your deposit back with any money that you’ve not spent.

Gift 12 months of Splashing Fun!

Perfect Gift – at a great price!

Access all the slides and attractions giving you a year of splashing fun on some of the UK’s biggest and best waterslides.

A Sandcastle Waterpark Annual Pass makes a great gift and gives you access to the Waterpark every day it’s open for 12 months (please check the website for details of opening dates and times).

AND local residents can take advantage of discounted admission... with the fantastic local residents discount scheme! Proof of residence within the FY1-FY8 postcode areas will be requested.

Sandcastle Annual Pass

Your discount is valid all year round including the school holidays, so why not take advantage of this fantastic offer and head to Sandcastle Waterpark and enjoy more than 18 amazing rides, slides and attractions. More information here.

To order your Annual Pass please call 01253 340700. You may choose the date that your Annual Passes start – please have your start date ready when you call to order your pass. Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. All passes must be paid for in full at the time of ordering.

A sad day for Blackpool ☹️

On 10 June 2022 the Sandcastle Waterpark waved goodbye to Managing Director John Child. He’s been at the helm for a whopping 25 years, having worked there for 36 – a whole career lifetime.

John Child, MD of Sandcastle Waterpark for 25 years
John Child, MD of Sandcastle Waterpark for 25 years

It marks the start of a new chapter at the popular Blackpool attraction – known well for its accessibility under John’s leadership. Sandcastle has spearheaded access for all and environmentally sound business practices. Proving that you can run a business in an ethical way.

We went along to Johns leaving do to say goodbye and catch a short interview before he left. Of course we also took the chance to catch a peep inside the quiet and closed venue while we were there. Good luck John!

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