What's close to The Wescoe

The Sandcastle Indoor Waterpark

The Wescoe is just a couple of minutes walk from the Sandcastle, the UK's biggest indoor waterpark. It features over 18 slides and attractions including fun pools, wave machines, slides, snack bars and the Hyperzone for adrenalin junkies! This zone houses chutes and attractions powered by the force of water, some of which start on the roof of the building and pass outside! Kept at a constant tropical temperature, there's something here for the whole family.


Winter Gardens

The Winter Gardens is an entertainment centre in the heart of Blackpool. It has 12 different venues including a ballroom where international dance festivals are held, conference facilities (new facilities are due to open in 2019), bars and a theatre which has played host to the Royal Variety Show. This theatre, the Opera House welcomes several major shows in 2018 including:

  • Shrek 15-27 May
  • Fat Friends  29 May-2 June
  • Soul Festival  15-17 June
  • Beautiful, the Carole King Musical  19-23 June
  • Elvis celebration  29 June - 1 July
  • The Play That Goes Wrong  7 - 11 August
  • Madagascar  11-15 September
  • The Wizard of Oz 7 - 30 December

Sealife Centre

The Wescoe is around a 20 minute walk or a short tram ride from the Sealife Centre on Blackpool Prom, home to over 2,500 sea creatures! 

New for 2018 ... Turtle Rescue starring Lulu the turtle! Lulu was originally housed in the huge aquarium in Blackpool Tower but was rehomed to another Sealife Centre when the Tower aquarium was redeveloped and turned into the Dungeons feature;she now makes a very welcome return home to Blackpool

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower was built in 1894 and is 518ft high;the Wescoe is about 20 minute walk away or a short tram ride. It houses 5 major attractions:

  1. Tower Eye;take the super-fast lift 380ft up to the top of Blackpool Tower and there find an incredible 4-D cinema before experiencing the Skywalk (glass floor and plate glass windows) ... if you dare! Spot the Comedy Carpet on the Prom down below and enjoy views across the Irish Sea. 
  2. Tower Circus;see Mooky and Mr Boo in this season's show starring the very best circus performers from across the World
  3. Jungle Jim's;enjoy the UK's ultimate children's indoor play area with "Lost City" theming. Slides, swings and ball ponds galore
  4. Tower Ballroom;enjoy afternoon tea, take a twirl on the World famous sprung dance floor or simply sit and soak up the atmosphere in this indescribably beautiful room. 
  5. Tower Dungeon;talented actors bring to life some of Blackpool's most horrible history ... the plague, witchcraft, hangings etc. Amusing and scary all at the same time! 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Wescoe is just a 5 minute stroll from the Pleasure Beach, one of the most visited tourist attractions in the UK and one of the World's top 20 amusement parks.

Enjoy a great, family day out with over 140 rides and attractions to choose from, including:

  • The Big One;the tallest roller coaster in the UK at 65m high and reaching a G-force of 3.5. Watsch out for that first drop!
  • Valhalla;the longest indoor, dark ride in the World lasting around 6 minutes and featuring fire, snow and water special effects ... not to be missed, though you WILL get wet through!
  • Infusion;the first coaster to be entirely suspended over water and featuring 5 stomach-churning loops and a G-force of 4.5
  • The Grand National;a traditional wooden roller coaster built in 1935 and Europe's first twin-track racing ride reaching G-force 3.2. An oldie but goodie!
NEW FOR 2018 
  • ICON;the first double-launch coasterin the UK featuring 2 loops, a long ride and a G-force of 4.3
As well as a ride for everyone, the Pleasure Beach also hosts a number of World-class shows including:

  • Hot Ice; a perennial family favourite bursting with colour, fabulous costumes, captivating music and amazing ice dance performed by some of the World's most talented skaters
  • Evolution of Magic;a Vegas-style show full of magic and illusion
  • Ken Webster;side- aching comedy hypnotist show for adults only
  • Steve Hewlett;amusing family ventriloquist show
  • QEII;amazingly accurate tribute to Queen

Things to do in Blackpool

Blackpool is the fun capital of England, attracting over 6 million people each year &there really IS something for everyone to do. Spend a day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Nickelodeon Land for a fun-filled day of white knuckle rides and a choice of top shows and it’s only a short stroll from the Wescoe. Also within strolling distance of the Wescoe is the Sandcastle Indoor Waterpark for a day of water-based fun in tropical temperatures;try the Hyperzone slides which start on the rooftop if you dare!

Blackpool Tower houses 5 amazing attractions, the Tower Dungeons for some funnily scary fun, Jungle Jim’s playzone, the world-famous ballroom (as seen on Strictly Come Dancing), the Blackpool Tower Circus with it’s cast of international performers and, of course, the stars of the show, Mooky the clown &Mr Boo and finally, the Blackpool Tower-top 4-D adventure where you can ride a lift to the top of the tower &walk on the glass floor or enjoy splendid views across the Irish Sea.

Madame Tussauds Waxworks is the place to get your photograph taken with your favourite celebrities and for those animal lovers amongst you, Blackpool has a wonderful zoo as well as the Sealife Centre. Shop till you drop at Blackpool’s Houndshill Centre where it never rains, take a peep behind the scenes at Blackpool Winter Gardens with a guided tour which showcases some fantastic architectural gems, take in a show or two at the Grand Theatre or the Opera House or North Pier. Spend a fantastic evening at the Viva Cabaret Bar or the Sands Venue for a some of the best entertainment on the Fylde Coast.

Events such as Showzam (February half term), Blackpool airshow (August), the World Fireworks Championships (Fridays in September) &Blackpool Illuminations (September to November) provide plenty of additional reasons to come to Blackpool and this year Britney is appearing on the Tower Headland on September 1. There’s donkeys on a vast expanse of beach, ice cream, fish and chips, amusement arcades, souvenir shops and not one but THREE piers for traditional seaside fun, indeed, there really IS something for everyone in Blackpool!

Blackpool North Pier

North Pier is the most northerly of the three coastal piers in Blackpool, England. Built in the 1860s, it is also the oldest and longest of the three. Although originally intended only as a promenade, competition forced the pier to widen its attractions to include theatres and bars. Unlike Blackpool's other piers, which attracted the working classes with open air dancing and amusements, North Pier catered for the "better-class" market, with orchestra concerts and respectable comedians. Until 2011, it was the only Blackpool pier that consistently charged admission.

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Madame Tussauds, Blackpool is a wax museum located around a 20 minute walk or short tram ride from the Wescoe. It features over 80 wax figures of famous celebrities, film and television characters, athletes and musicians and, new for 2018 Marvel Super Heroes! Don't forget your camera as interaction with the figures is encouraged!

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Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo is a 32-acre (13 ha) zoo, around 2 miles from the Wescoe. It provides a home to over 1,350 animals from all over the world. Considerable investment in recent years has seen the arrival of giraffes and penguins and the upgrading of facilities for the sealions and orang-utans to name but a few. New for 2018 is the UK's biggest elephant camp;this represents a £5 million investment in conservation. Kate, Blackpool's elderly elephant has been joined by a new herd and another mother and baby will arrive shortly.  

Funny Girls

Funny Girls is a very popular burlesque cabaret showbar on the North Shore of Blackpool. The cast and bar staff comprise male dancers and drag performers. They perform several different professional shows every year.

The Funny Girls cast have performed on television and before royalty on the Royal Variety Performance twice;they have also appeared in various television shows either to be interviewed, or where the Funny Girls showbar itself has been the backdrop, such as in the BBC Drama Blackpool.

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