The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

The Ballroom is one of the truly iconic venues of the 19th century with its beautifully decorated ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, stunning sprung dance floor and ornate balconies – there really is no other venue like it.

Built in 1894, The Blackpool Tower is one of the most iconic buildings in the UK and one of Britain’s best-loved landmarks. Now inspiring a new generation of dancers, many children know the ballroom located inside the tower building from watching Strictly Come Dancing.

There’s the opportunity to teach about history, dance, music and inspire storytelling in this fairy tale like room.

The attraction visit is self-guided.

Launching soon for 2023 visits: new lesson plans for teachers including activities and worksheets that can be used during the visit to aid learning opportunities. Lesson plans for during and post visit activities will be provided to teachers upon booking. These are designed for KS2 learning and can be adapted to KS1.

There are also some extra lesson plans available to download from the website for all teachers to use alongside their visit.

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Combine your visit to The Blackpool Tower Ballroom with one of the other fabulous Merlin attractions such as:

Madame Tussauds Blackpool
SEA LIFE Blackpool
Blackpool Tower Dungeon
Blackpool Tower Circus
Blackpool Tower Eye
Peter Rabbit Explore & Play Blackpool



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome,


Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Shop, Toilets,






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    Opening Hours

    Opening hours vary, please check our website for up-to-date information. On weekdays in term-time school bookings can generally be made for 9.30 to 4pm.


    School group Bookings: November to March: £6.00 per pupil, April to October: £7.95 per pupil
    One free teacher for every 3 pre school children/One free teacher for every 5 primary school children/Once free teacher for every 10 secondary / college pupils


    Promenade, Blackpool

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