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5 school trip ideas: Blackpool Tower

Date Posted: 10/07/2014

Built in 1894, The Blackpool Tower is one of the UK’s most well-known landmarks. It houses five attractions for school trip organisers to choose from.

1. The Blackpool Tower Eye

Begin your school trip at the Blackpool Tower with a visit to its 4D cinema. Boasting special sensory effects, the Eye aims to bring the history of the tower to life in front of your pupils’ eyes.

2. Blackpool Tower Skywalk

After the cinema, students can take a trip 380 foot into the sky to the top of the structure to experience its Skywalk - a glass viewing platform with views of the resort below.

Curriculum links include literacy, numeracy, History and Art/Design.

3. The Blackpool Tower Circus

One of the longest running circuses in the world, the Blackpool Tower Circus is a great idea for an end of term treat. Children can watch Mooky the Clown and Mr Booo as they host a new performance each year; alongside acrobatic acts from around the world.

Curriculum links include literacy and Humanities.

4. The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Journey into the belly of the Blackpool Tower for the trip of a lifetime; actors, fun-packed shows, authentic sets and amazing special effects bring history to life.

Pupils will learn about events such as The Black Death, Viking Invasion and The Pendle Witches. Recommended for pupils Year 5 and above.

Curriculum links include literacy, Drama, Art & Design.

5. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

One of the world’s most impressive ballrooms, the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, designed by renowned Victorian architect Frank Matcham, is a sight to behold.

Daily tea dances, fabulous events and wonderful music make this world-class venue an interesting experience students of all ages.

Curriculum links include Humanities and Art & Design.

For more information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide