As a highly popular seaside resort visited by millions each year, Blackpool is a town that caters for everyone, adults and children alike, including people with disabilities.
There are plenty of tourist attractions that have disability access, from Blackpool Tower to the Pleasure Beach. But what about if you want to have a night out? Thankfully, it doesn’t disappoint. From disability-friendly venues to where to hire a wheel chair and getting about, we show you what Blackpool has to offer on a night out when you’re disabled.
Disability-friendly venues in Blackpool
If you’re disabled and looking for a good night out in Blackpool, there are plenty of bars, pubs and clubs that provide good access. This includes facilities that are easy to enter and exit, space for wheel chairs to move and manoeuvre, and disabled toilets. Some venues to consider for your night out, which have such facilities, include the:
- Beach House Bar and Bistro – Sophisticated and stylish, live entertainment, great cocktail selection, breathtaking views of the Irish Sea
- Revolution Blackpool – Referred to as one of the town’s best cocktail bars, good restaurant, smart casual style, huge variety of premium drinks, nice sea views
- The Albert and The Lion – Classic Wetherspoon pub, fun and relaxed atmosphere, good-sized space, large food and drinks menu
- Yates Blackpool Market Street – High-street party pub, said to have Blackpool’s number one DJ, typical English decor, broad drinks menu including cocktails
- Viva Vegas Diner and Bar – Our fun themed venue can add to your night out if American style is your thing, with great food, drink, TV sport and entertainment
Where to hire a wheelchair
If you’d like to hire a wheelchair or scooter while you’re at Blackpool, there are a number of places around the town to visit or contact. Shops that offer the option to hire equipment include:
- Access Disability
- Millercare Blackpool
- Blackpool Wheelchair Store
- You can also hire from the British Red Cross
It’s also easy to get around in Blackpool if you’re disabled, with accessible trams and buses running regularly across the town. The modern trams have wheelchair access, while buses are designed with a low floor to allow wheelchair users easy access too.
Of the town’s famous heritage trams, the Western Train tram has a wheelchair lift. Conductors are also helpful and will assist where possible on trams which have steps.
Providing access for everyone at Viva Blackpool
At Viva, we want all our guests to have an amazing time and we are proud to provide full access to people with disabilities – whatever the requirements. This includes lift access, a disabled washroom and toilet facilities. We’re centrally located, so there’s also plenty of pay and display car parks with designated disabled parking nearby.
Our fabulous entertainment is on five nights a week, and we offer half price show tickets to registered carers with a valid ID. From magicians to musical tribute acts, we present a whole range of spectacular shows. And we offer much more than fantastic entertainment too, including delicious food, matched with a stunning service, at our restaurant and American Diner. Our ‘Show & Dine’ tickets also allow you to add a pre-show dining experience to your visit, letting you enjoy an impressive two or three-course meal before our shows begin.
For more information about accessibility at Viva Blackpool, see our details on our disabled access & facilities web page. Or to find out more about what else we offer, just get in touch with our dedicated team.