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Blackpool North Pier

Blackpool North Pier

What’s On at Blackpool North Pier!

Blackpool North Pier is the Heritage Pier, with fun and entertainment for the whole family. Take a stroll along the decking and take in the view then sit awhile and breathe in the salty sea air. There’s always something to see and do here… PLUS new bars to enjoy with amazing views over the sea!

Promenade along North Pier and enjoy all it has to offer! Including:

  • the new indoor Bloom Bar and outdoor bar The Garden in the conservatory at the end of the pier
  • taking in the cafes and kiosks along the way, with their food, souvenirs and experiences
  • Not forgetting North Pier Theatre now called the Joe Longthorne Theatre at the end of the Pier. It’s home to a variety of shows throughout the year.
  • Plus of course North Pier Lounge & Bar (formerly the Merrie England)
  • Cafes, ice creams and amusement arcades at the Pier entrance!

Read on to find out more about what you’ll find at Blackpool North Pier…

Blackpool North Pier
Enjoy the sunshine at the end of the pier

North Pier Opening Times

  • North Pier is OPEN DAILY during February half term, then weekends until Easter
  • OPEN DAILY from Easter until the end of the Illuminations
  • Bloom Bar and The Garden is open daily until late, during the season.
  • The deck is open for the season.
  • All opening hours are weather dependent.
  • Sorry – no dogs allowed.
  • Ride tickets are only valid on the pier where they are bought.
  • PLEASE CHECK BEFORE TRAVELLING

Take a look around, at Blackpool North Pier now and then –

Events, Shows and Entertainment at Blackpool North Pier

There’s entertainment for all the family, throughout the year at Blackpool North Pier.

Bloom Bar at the Pier

Have you seen the amazing new Bloom Bar at the end of North Pier? Open daily from 11am – usually till late – 10/11pm. May close earlier in poor weather.

With live entertainment, amazing cocktails, delicious food, friendly service and indoor plush seating… what more could you want? Treat yourself to an afternoon at the gin and prosecco bar – why not have afternoon tea? Also available for functions. There’s no need to book, first come – first served.

We went along to take a look, early on reopening day in 2021 before the crowds arrived –

Enjoy outdoor drinks in The Garden

The Garden is the ‘sister’ bar adjacent to Bloom, in what was the old solarium. This beautiful bar’s had a total transformation! It now features an outdoor cocktail and champagne bar, serving fabulous drinks. Make the most of the unique and unrivalled setting with amazing views over the sea.

Bloom Bar and The Garden at Blackpool North Pier
Bloom Bar and The Garden at Blackpool North Pier

The Garden is surrounded by glass and still features the original glass solarium structure. Organic floral displays complement the bar, along with comfy seating areas and contemporary furnishings.

Enjoy a variety of live entertainment (weather permitting) throughout the season. Live DJ’s everyday from 1-5pm, no need to book. Plus an extensive menu of delicious cocktails, wines, champagnes and gins along with your regular favourites. Delicious hot and cold food is available from The Tram food outlet.

Enjoy outdoor drinks in The Garden at North Pier
Enjoy outdoor drinks in The Garden at North Pier

North Pier Lounge and Bar

The North Pier Lounge and Bar (formerly the Merrie England Bar) is at the Promenade entrance to Blackpool North Pier, not far from Tower Festival Headland.

Merrie England Bar at the entrance to Blackpool-North Pier
Merrie England Bar at the entrance to Blackpool-North Pier

WHAT’S ON AT NORTH PIER

With something for everyone – which show will you go and see? BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

North Pier History & Heritage Tours

North Pier History & Heritage Tours
North Pier History & Heritage Tours

Learn about the history of Blackpool’s very first attraction; from it’s Victorian beginnings as a ‘promenade pier’ to becoming one of the resort’s most important heritage buildings. Discover why the North Pier had a jetty added to it and what sailed (or flew!) from it. Hear of the international stars who graced the stage in its original Pavilion to the modern-day Theatre.

The tour lasts approximately two hours and ends with tea or coffee in the Joe Longthorne Museum Tea Rooms. Your host, Stephen Mercer, a trained Blackpool Heritage Champion, has a lot of in-depth knowledge of the North Pier. He may just pass on a tale or two of the stars of the shows from his days as theatre manager there!

SHOWS at NORTH PIER in 2023

Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown – 8 April, 24 June, 22 July, 25 Aug, 28 Oct at 7pm

Roy 'Chubby Brown' at North Pier
Roy ‘Chubby Brown’ at North Pier

After 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and time again!!

30 totally different DVDs in 30 years, 2,000 plus live shows worldwide, 4 books, countless original songs and millions of fans are testimony to the face that he is “Britain’s King of Comedy”. 18+ ADULTS ONLY. If easily offended… stay away

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Katie Hopkins ‘Live’ – 13 May & 14 Oct at 7pm

Katie Hopkins Live at North Pier

She’s best known as the Apprentice who fired Lord Sugar. Outspoken about everything, the Daily Mail titled her the Biggest Bitch in Britain. Katie is the perfect night out if you want to laugh at the insanity of our lefty world…..she’s not PC but totally LOL. Watch her mercilessly ridicule everyone from politicians to celebrities in this EXCLUSIVE  show. No under 16’s admitted to this event.

Katie survived traumatic brain surgery and says she has been given the gift of extra time. Described as fearless by her fans, and a pain in the neck by her father. A trained Economist, she was sponsored through Exeter University by the Intelligence Corps and has completed marathons on every continent. Her arm muscles have their own Instagram page.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

‘WOW, Seaside Spectacular’ – Weds 26 July, 2, 9, 16 & 23 Aug at 2.30pm

'WOW, Seaside Spectacular' at North Pier

Roll-up to Blackpool’s biggest and craziest family summer show, celebrating the 160th anniversary of the North Pier Blackpool! Sensational vocalist Lee Lambert and the Wow Dancers lead you through this very special End Of The Pier Show – suitable for all ages!

The amazing Black Eagles will astound audiences with acrobatic stunts and incredible feats of balance. African circus star Emmanuel impresses with his unique act involving giant spinning bowls. A spectacular Laser Light Show introduces international juggler Chris Marley with a high-tech LED Glow Show. Get on your feet and show off your best party dance moves with comedy clowns Double Trouble and sit back and enjoy Russ Brown’s Glow In The Dark Puppet Circus. The Superheroes introduce Titan the Strongman who will amaze with an unbelievable display of strength and there’s magic and mayhem from top children’s entertainer Adrian Catch. Don’t miss the giant human Slinky and watch in wonder as our Giant Dinosaur crosses the stage. Plus pre-show fun and games with Peppa Pig and Jake The Pirate, Woody and Buzz Lightyear

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Jurassic Live – 17-20 Aug, at 11am & 3pm

Jurassic Live at North Pier

** BRAND NEW SHOW FOR 2023 ** This family fun dinosaur adventure show features the biggest and best award winning animatronic and the most realistic dinosaurs anywhere in the UK. What’s New? We’ve got the WORLD’S FIRST FLYING PTERODACTYL, that has to be seen to be believed!! Our show also features EUROPE’S LARGEST T-REX and the UK’S ONLY PARASAUROLOPHUS. It’s the ONLY UK dinosaur company to feature a Stegosaurus & Apatosaurus. Our T-Rex is one of the largest in Europe! We also feature other species such as our Velociraptor & Triceratops. These dinosaurs are the most realistic you’ve ever seen, with blinking eyes, moving mouths, and fully functioning and moving bodies.

This show is a full 90 minute stage production featuring huge moving dinosaurs, actors and special effects! Jurassic Live is suitable for the whole family (whatever the age) but especially for the little dinosaur lovers. Follow the team of Dino Rangers on the hunt for a missing dinosaur. Along the way you’ll meet and greet dinosaurs from the Cretaceous and Jurassic eras in this action packed dinosaur adventure show making ‘Jurassic Live’ the BEST JURASSIC show on EARTH!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Halloween Carnival of Screams – Sun 15, 22, 29 Oct at 2.30pm

Carnival of Screams at North Pier

Join us in October 2023 for an all new Halloween Adventure. The Carnival has come to Blackpool but all is not as it seems. There are all sorts of Spooky Goings On and things that go Bump In The Night!

There’ll be Witches, Wizards, Ghosts and Ghouls in this spooky family show, packed with incredible magic, illusions and amazing circus acts. With hilarious comedy capers and audience participation, glow in the dark puppets and a stunning laser show. Remember to wear your Halloween Costume!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

What’s at Blackpool North Pier?

Blackpool North Pier is an amazing example of Victorian architecture. You can explore it’s history here, and find out what makes it unique.

Promenade along an Original Heritage Pier

To ‘Promenade’ was originally to dress in your fine clothes and take a stroll in a popular place. Like the seafront – or a pier like this one.

Promenade along Blackpool North Pier
Promenade along Blackpool North Pier

Children’s Rides

There are traditional children’s rides at both ends of Blackpool North Pier where your little ones can enjoy the fun of the fair! You’ll spot the Helter Skelter from the promenade. There’s also a beautiful original merry go round too, plus various other rides.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets can only be redeemed on the Pier where they were bought. Not transferable.

Children's Rides at the entrance to North Pier
Children’s Rides at the entrance to North Pier

North Pier Theatre, now the Joe Longthorne Theatre

There’s a different show for everyone at the Theatre at the end of the Pier. Recent shows include Cinderella, Dick Whittington, the Rat Pack, Sunset Cinema and many more.

Book your tickets online here

Blackpool North Pier Theatre entrance
Blackpool North Pier Theatre entrance

Amusement Arcades

The Amusement Arcades at North Pier open all year round. Test your skills with a selection of video games, fruit machines and prize machines, games of skill, and pinball. There are even machines for the very little ones – there’s something for all the family at the Pier arcade. Open daily from 10am.

Blackpool North Pier
Blackpool North Pier

Cafes and Kiosks

From the entrance to the end of the Pier you’ll find an interesting assortment of kiosks, plus plenty of places to eat and drink too.

Kiosks on Blackpool North Pier
Kiosks on Blackpool North Pier

There’s the British seaside favourite of fish and chips – and of course ice cream. Choose from light snacks, meals, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Various other kiosks sell gifts, sweets, records and clothes, and no self respecting pier would be complete without a resident fortune teller. Visit Gypsy Petulengro to see what the future holds for you!

Watch the Starlings

North Pier is one of a few places in the country where you can see this amazing sight.

Starlings getting ready to roost. Photo: Glenys Watson
Starlings getting ready to roost. Photo: Glenys Watson

Throughout the months of late autumn and winter, the Piers are a roost for tens of thousands of starlings. Each night when they arrive at dusk they create a spectacular display known as a murmuration. They swoop and glide as one huge, black mass as they fly to the pier to bed down for the night.

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