The Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool’s iconic tourist destination, The Blackpool Tower, is a great location for a family day out thanks to activities such as The Blackpool Tower Circus and Jungle Jim’s.

Jungle Jim’s is a children’s indoor play area with an ancient Inca theme, fully enclosed so suitable for all weather, the play area features slides, sports areas, ball pits and a soft play area for smaller children, a great place to drop kids off for an hour or two, perhaps to give yourself a chance to explore The Blackpool Tower Ballroom which may not capture their interest as well.

Another activity that the whole family can enjoy is the circus, and Blackpool Tower has been home to a circus since 1894. The current show, run by clowns Mooky and Mr Boo, has been consistently entertaining audiences at the tower for 23 years with a wide variety of acts including acrobats, high wire, motorcyclists, juggling, trapeze artists, dancers and of course clowns.

 All of this is contained in the oldest permanent circus arena in the world, positioned between the legs of Blackpool tower this brilliant venue creates an atmosphere of a time gone by and helps create the impressive water finale – a flooding of the stage by 40,000 gallons of water in under a minute, a feat possible in only four circus locations in the world.

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