Spend a weekend in Blackpool

Stag or Hen Weekend in Blackpool UK

If you’re heading to Blackpool for the weekend, then you’re sure to have plenty of fun as there is so much to do you are really spoilt for choice. Blackpool is not just for family fun though, it’s popular for Stag and Hen parties and with good reason.

Of course you can’t visit the famous seaside resort without spending some time on the beach and the wide expanse of sandy beach is perfect on a hot, sunny day. If the weather is slightly more nippy take time out from the beach excursion to explore the multitude of shops, bars and amusement arcades lining the front of the popular resort and stroll on the famous piers. Whether you choose to play penny slots or spend time soaking up the atmosphere in the Central Pier Show Bar, you will certainly find amusements galore when you spend your time exploring Blackpool sea front.


No visit to Blackpool is complete without a trip to the Pleasure Beach and you can literally plan to spend the whole day of Saturday at this exciting attraction. Whether you’re taking the family for a fun weekend away or spending time with a group of like-minded buddies on a Stag or Hen party, enjoy all the fun of the fair when you visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Pay for a wristband on entry so you can enjoy unlimited rides on some of the bare knuckle thrill rides, like The Big Dipper, The Big One, Valhalla and Red Arrows Skyforce. Families will enjoy the cartoon fantasy rides of Dora, Rugrats and Spongebob Squarepants, while the family theme park rides are sure to thrill kids of any age. You’ll also find plenty of show time entertainments available on the stages at the Pleasure Beach, so no matter what your age, you will be impressed when you spend a day at this popular Blackpool fair ground attraction.

two girls in rollercoaster ride

Bar and Clubs

In the evening Stags and Hens will find a wealth of bars and clubs to entertain them when they hit the town. Some of the local restaurants are among the finest in the North of England and if you enjoy a flutter, check out the range of casinos and show bars you can visit.

Don’t forget to spend time viewing the Illuminations if you visit Blackpool between August and November. The Blackpool Illuminations are the biggest and finest free light show on earth and there’s nothing better than strolling along the sea front with some freshly cooked fish ‘n chips while admiring this amazing spectacle. You might also want to consider making your Stag or Hen the toast of the town at a Comedy Roast of the Stag night out which is sure to provide plenty of laughs for everybody.

Blackpool pier and ferries wheel at night


On Sunday you really need to start your day with a full cooked English breakfast to last you through until dinner time. If your hotel doesn’t serve full English breakfast call into one of the seafront cafes for your mega meal and start off the day with a hearty feast. Kids will enjoy visiting Blackpool Tower, this Victorian version of the Eiffel Tower and the views from the top are really stunning.

Stags and Hens who have visited Blackpool Tower in the past may prefer some more exciting entertainments so why not organise an event to remember. You can opt for paintballing and ensure your celebration is shot full of excitement.

Blackpool Tower seen from the North Pier

Alternatively, check out the Blackpool Dungeons where you can hire the venue for a private group and learn all about ritual humiliation. Nothing beats dropping into the Hangman’s Tavern afterwards for a quick pint of local ale. Follow up your visit to the Blackpool Dungeons with a trip to Impact Blackpool where you can learn all about the traditions of knife throwing or tomahawk throwing to finish off your day in style.

Then if you have any time left on Sunday head back to the sea front and spend the rest of your day having fun on the beach or piers. Your weekend in Blackpool will have gone with a bang and every minute will have been spent having fun and enjoying this wonderful and popular seaside resort.

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