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Her Majesty the Queen

All of us at Blackpool Promotions are sending our thoughts to the royal family during this period of mourning and remembrance, with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, our longest-serving monarch.

We would like to reassure our guests that we remain open as usual during this time and our guests and staff, should they wish to, have the time and space to remember and celebrate the memory of a monarch who devoted her life to serving the country.


If you are staying in Blackpool during the period of mourning or on the day of the Queen's funeral, Monday 19th September, please be respectful and mindful of other guests and staff.


There are some important updates we would like to share with you.


Blackpool Illuminations

As a mark of respect following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Blackpool Illuminations display were not lit on Friday 9th September.

Instead, The Blackpool Tower was illuminated in red, white and blue.


The full display resumed on Saturday 10th September. The Blackpool Tower will be illuminated in red, white and blue throughout the period of mourning.


On the night of the funeral, Monday 19th September, the Illuminations will once again remain unlit. The full display will then resume in full the following day.


World Firework Championships

The first of the World Fireworks Championships Blackpool events, sponsored by Coral Island, will be postponed because of the proximity to the State funeral. It will be rescheduled to October half-term. This means the revised dates for the four firework events are:

  • Saturday 1 October

  • Saturday 15 October

  • Thursday 27 October

  • Friday 28 October

Blackpool Attractions

Most attractions in Blackpool will remain open during the mourning period. However, this may change as we approach Her Majesty’s state funeral. Please see a list of the individual attractions below:

  • The Blackpool Tower will be open as normal. Attractions within the Tower include: The Tower Ballroom, Tower Dungeon, Tower Circus and Tower Eye

  • Madame Tussauds Blackpool – open as normal. The Queen’s waxwork figure will be displayed independently alongside a book of condolence and flowers

  • SEA LIFE Blackpool – open as normal

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach – open as normal

  • Blackpool Zoo – open as normal

  • Sandcastle Waterpark – open as normal

  • Coral Island – open as normal

  • Ascent Trampoline Park - open as normal

  • Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours - tours resume as normal from Saturday 10th September

  • Grand Theatre - Open as normal but closed on the day of the funeral

  • Winter Gardens – Open as normal but closed on the day of the funeral

Some of these attractions may close on the day of the funeral, please check before attending to make sure.


Places in Blackpool to pay condolences

To honour Her Majesty’s life and reign, the Union Flags will be flying on the Town Hall and at the top of The Blackpool Tower at half-mast (except during the Royal Proclamations due to take place around the country between 11am on Saturday and 3.30pm on Sunday)


Condolence books have been opened for the public to sign in the Town Hall reception and at the Winter Gardens. Condolence books are available to sign in Blackpool Town Hall between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, and at the Winter Gardens between 11am – 2.30pm every day.


Anybody who wishes to lay flowers or mementos is advised to do so at St John’s Square, due to the large number that are expected.

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