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Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark – splashtastic fun!

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 Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark, here are a tips to help you secure your visit:

  1. You now need to book your visit 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. Not spent it all? What’s left is refunded when you leave.
  4. BOOK NOW and secure your tickets – popular days sell out quickly! ➡

New Beginnings… On 31 August 2022 Merlin entertainments became the operators of Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark.

Opening Times at Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark

18 fantastic slides and attractions waiting for you to enjoy in a tropical 84 degree climate! You need to book your visit 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!

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.)

Sandcastle Waterpark opening times April-July 2024

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 waterpark 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

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 Blackpool 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

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 Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark 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, 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.

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, representing a commitment to adhere to a strict criteria.

The Green Key is an international standard for the tourism industry and operates in 65 countries globally. The eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their tourism establishments adhere to the strict criteria as stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The scheme is administered in England by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy

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 with 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

Voted for by members of the public it shows that Blackpool Sandcastle water park is a business that wholeheartedly supports Changing Places. The initial investment was made in 2013 as part of the access for all programme. This facility has helped increase visits from disabled guests by 330%. As a resort, Blackpool has more Changing Place facilities than any other in the UK.

Disabled Friendly

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.

Gold Award for Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark!

In 2023 Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark is ONE of just TWO visitor attractions in the North West to receive a GOLD Award from VisitEngland.

In 2023 Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark is ONE of just TWO visitor attractions in the North West to receive a GOLD Award from VisitEngland.

The prestigious VisitEngland Accolade was first introduced in 2014. The ONLY way to get one is if your business goes the extra mile to provide a quality visitor experience. Just 91 attractions across England secured the Award this year.

It recognises all aspects of the visitor experience, and is awarded in five categories. They are ‘Hidden Gem,’ ‘Best Told Story,’ ‘Quality Food and Drink’ and ‘Welcome’. Plus ‘Gold’ which is for all round top-scoring attractions.

An Outstanding Blackpool Attraction

Andrew Stokes is VisitEngland Director. He said: “These accolades are a testament to the outstanding experiences and customer service that attractions in England give visitors. They also recognise different aspects of the visitor experience with attractions who really go the extra mile. Whether it’s offering exceptional food and drink or magical storytelling. The attractions honoured this year go out of their way to make visits memorable. They create reasons for people to travel to new locations, also boosting local economies across England.”

Richard Halstead is Sandcastle Waterpark Senior Operations Manager. He said: “Receive the Gold Accolade from Visit England is amazing. The staff here are fully committed to providing Guest Service Excellence and Inclusion for all. This latest accolade is testimony to the hard work and commitment from our team. This assessment took place during one of the busiest trading periods of the year. That alone highlights the superb levels of consistency that our team strive to deliver every day for our guests.

Well done everyone!

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. Then the entire Waterpark was cleaned and prepped in time for the new 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

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 Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark

If you’re booking a visit 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.

Annual Pass and Residents Discount

Sandcastle Waterpark Annual Pass

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). *Excludes access to the Sea Breeze Spa or VIP Tiki Cabana

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.

To order your Annual Pass please call 01253 340700 or 01253 343602. 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. Pay for your pass in full at the time of ordering. Please order by Friday 15th December for pre Christmas Delivery

Residents Discount

The Sandcastle Waterpark Local Resident Discount Scheme is available to residents in FY1 – FY8 postcode areas. More details here

Local members are issued with a card allowing 50% off admission to Sandcastle Waterpark – on individual admission tickets when purchased online, in advance. Please note that admission is by online booking only. You must have your membership card number to hand when booking online and your membership card must also be brought and presented at Reception when you visit. There are no discounts available on VIP Tiki Cabana hire or Sea Breeze Spa tickets.

Get your card by emailing and title your email LR Application. Your card will be sent to you through the post. There’s a £3 fee for lost/replacement cards. Please include one of the following – with personal information blocked out except the name and address of the card holder:

  • Driving License
  • Council Tax Bill
  • Utility bill (dated within the last 3 months)

Take a look at other Fylde Coast venues and attractions which offer discount to local residents.

A sad day for Blackpool ☹️

On 10 June 2022 the Sandcastle Waterpark waved goodbye to Managing Director John Child. He’d been at the helm for a whopping 25 years, having worked there for 36 – a whole career lifetime. John’s departure marked the start of a whole new chapter at this popular attraction, as it becomes part of the Merlin cluster.

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