Heading to Blackpool for this year’s Kingstone Press Championship Summer Bash? While you’re visiting the UK’s favourite beach resort cheering on your favourite team, why not make the most of all the fun that Blackpool has on offer?
With just a month to go until Summer Bash, Visit Blackpool have provided a guide to everything that’s going on in Blackpool over the Summer Bash weekend. For full details head over to visitblackpool.com.
Nowhere else in the UK can boast such a concentrated number of family-friendly attractions in one space – you just need to decide which adventure to have first! Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a long-standing reputation for big thrills, and the Sandcastle Waterpark is a fantastic option for a splash-tastic time! Want to rub shoulders with the stars? Madame Tussauds has ‘em all.
The iconic Blackpool Tower hosts an impressive collection of attractions that include the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, the dizzying heights of The Blackpool Tower Eye, chilling quests through the Blackpool Tower Dungeons and the world-famous and much beloved Blackpool Tower Circus. If you’ve got little ones that need tiring out, Jungle Jim’s soft play is great for plenty of squeals of delight!
Nature lovers? Blackpool Zoo and SEA LIFE Blackpool showcase amazing animals and sea creatures from Wallace and Khari, the UK’s only father-son lion coalition, to Boris the Bowmouth shark.
The Blackpool Resort Pass
The famous Blackpool Resort Pass is back on sale for 2017 for you to enjoy Blackpool’s fantastic attractions at great value. The Resort Pass and Pass Plus give you heavily-discounted entry into Blackpool’s leading attractions. For more information, head on over to www.blackpoolresortpass.com!
Hull KR face Bradford in the final game of the first day
The League 1 Cup final opens Summer Bash
After a day of cheering on your team, the entertainment doesn’t stop there! Blackpool is renowned as a hive of showstopping entertainment, and there’s plenty to choose from over the Summer Bash weekend. For a rib-tickling time, Viva Blackpool is home to the Comedy Station Comedy Club – you cannot miss the very best in comedy talent on 'Stand-Up Saturday'! Viva Blackpool hosts a number of other shows with the ‘wow’ factor that the whole family can enjoy, from Michael Jordan’s spellbinding High Jinx Magic to Joe Longthorne’s glittering Viva Variety!
The Breakin' Convention is coming to the Blackpool Grand Theatre to celebrate the world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre, showcasing world champion b-boy crews to cutting edge street dance companies – live on stage. Continuing in the spirit of dance, the May Blackpool Dance Festival will covers Ballroom and Latin American dancing, incorporating the British Open Championships – spangles and twirls in every direction!
Need some retail therapy? Blackpool is a fabulous choice for shopping. The Houndshill Shopping Centre contains all our favourite high street brands, but Blackpool features many independent retailers selling unique and special wares. Celebrating your team’s big win? Treat yourself.
Free Things to Do
Everyone enjoys a stroll along Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile – and doing so is completely free! Our visitors love the sweeping views across Blue Flag award-winning beaches and onward, across the Irish Sea. From magnificent sweeping Spanish steps to the Great Promenade Show of unique beach sculptures, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you see Blackpool’s beautifully restored and regenerated seafront.
The Comedy Carpet sits in the shadow of the world-famous Blackpool Tower and it’s one of the largest pieces of public art ever commissioned in the UK. The Comedy Carpet immortalises and celebrates the jokes, songs and comedy catchphrases of Britain’s most well-loved comedians and writers.
All Kingstone Press Championship teams will be in action at this year’s Summer Bash at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Rugby League Ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugby-league.com/tickets.