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:
- North Pier Opening Times
- Bloom Bar at the Pier
- Enjoy outdoor drinks in The Garden
- North Pier Lounge and Bar
- Saturday Sessions – 6 Nov from 2pm until late
- FRANKIE ALLEN ‘The UK’s Most Feared Comedian’ – 26 November at 7.30pm
- Calling Planet Earth – 3 December at 7.30pm
- Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown’s Christmas Special – 4 December at 7.30pm
- Back to the Stage – Sun 5 December at 2 & 7pm
- Promenade along an Original Heritage Pier
- Children’s Rides
- North Pier Theatre, now the Joe Longthorne Theatre
- Amusement Arcades
- Cafes and Kiosks
- Watch the Starlings
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…
Events, Shows and Entertainment at Blackpool North Pier
There’s usually entertainment throughout the year at Blackpool North Pier – covid permitting!
North Pier Opening Times
As with all other attractions and venues, Blackpool North Pier is working within Covid Safe guidelines.
- The amusement arcade is open daily from 10am 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
Bloom Bar at the Pier
Have you seen the amazing new Bloom Bar at the end of North Pier? Take a look for yourself from Monday 17th May. 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.
We went along to take a look, early on reopening day before the crowds arrived –
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There’s no need to book, first come – first served. Track & Trace is in operation along with Covid restrictions for your safety.
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.
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.
There’s 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.
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.
Plus, live band, The Coustics return to North Pier Lounge and Bar every Wednesday from 8pm. No need to book
Shows at North Pier
With something for everyone – which show will you go and see?
Saturday Sessions – 6 Nov from 2pm until late
Resident DJs and guests playing funky tunes all day and night. With special guest Jesus Martin on Sax.
Free admission – no children allowed in the bar after 5pm
FRANKIE ALLEN ‘The UK’s Most Feared Comedian’ – 26 November at 7.30pm
Supported by James Kilvington. Hosted by Will Cranny.
Move from your seat at your peril. Frankie Allen pulls no punches, bringing classic stand up comedy to a new generation.
No two shows are the same. Frankie Allen engages the audience and will have you both laughing and crying with his hilariously unflinching stage persona! Supported by the brutally brilliant James Kilvington, it is certainly going to be a night to remember. Are you brave enough?
Calling Planet Earth – 3 December at 7.30pm
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Era’s of All Time – The Electrifying 80’s.
Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as DURAN DURAN, SPANDAU BALLET, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, ULTRAVOX, TEARS FOR FEARS, DEPECHE MODE, OMD, JAPAN, ABC, SOFT CELL and Many many More.
Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown’s Christmas Special – 4 December at 7.30pm
After 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and time again!! 18+ ADULTS ONLY. If easily offended… stay away!
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”
Back to the Stage – Sun 5 December at 2 & 7pm
‘Cats With Red Shoes Academy’ are very proud to present an evening of dancing and artistic, rhythmic gymnastics spanning across every genre of music.
The highly acclaimed Academy is the home of World Champions and medalists in 2020 and 2021. The pupils have performed at many prestige UK and International venues over the years, including the Royal Albert Hall, The Lowry Theatre and Disneyland Paris. They are big favourites in their home town of Blackpool , performing many times at The Opera House,Blackpool Tower and all major venues in the resort.
The show’s cast is made up of 170 boys and girls, with an age range of 2 to 16 and features six world championship routines, covering Ballet, Tap and Modern plus Musical Theatre, Freestyle Disco and Cheerleading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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