Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark is located at the south end of Blackpool. Local transport includes regular buses, iconic trams, and even horse-drawn carriages. However, getting to Blackpool is always easiest by train.
Blackpool is served by Blackpool North station, Blackpool South station, and smaller branch stations Layton and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The most direct trains to Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark are from Blackpool South.
If you are only in town for the Sandcastle, head straight here from Preston. But if you are planning more activities, book tickets to Blackpool North and Blackpool Pleasure Beach station to remain close to the waterpark.
To go directly to the Sandcastle, you will need to change at Preston. However, Avanti West Coast offers direct trains from all over the country, which drop you at Blackpool North.
What to do at Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark
Once you get to the UK’s biggest waterpark, you’re going to wonder what to do first. The Sandcastle is the site of the world's longest indoor roller-coaster water slide, the Master Blaster. For thrill-seekers, it’s also the place to go to experience the Sidewinder, the world’s first vertical indoor drop slide.
There’s also the Caribbean Storm Treehouse, an interactive adventure play area for younger visitors. Older kids, on the other hand, might want to make their way to Duelling Dragons. These are twisting water tubes that weave around the waterpark and even go outside.
Besides the 18 slides and array of water pools, there are also plenty of dry places to sit down and have a cup of tea or a snack.
About Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark
Attracting over 340,000 visitors a year, the park is managed by the Merlin group. First opened in 1986, Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark is located on the beach side of the Promenade. It’s also close to the Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme park, being only a three-minute walk away.
Out of its 18 waterslides, five are considered thrill rides, the oldest of which is the Masterblaster which opened in 2004. Officially, the first water slide in the park, it is famous as the world's longest indoor roller coaster water slide.
More recently, the Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark was awarded the Green Key Award for its commitment to reducing the park’s environmental impact. This includes taking steps to improve energy efficiency and removing single-use plastic from all on-site cafes and restaurants.
Ways to save on your train ticket to Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark
Booking your train to Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark is easy with Avanti West Coast.
Make your money go further with the Family & Friends Railcard. For just £30 a year, or £70 for three years, you can save 1/3 on adult fares and 60% on kids’ fares every time you book a journey. You can use it for up to four adults and up to four children aged 5-15.
For other ways to save, we suggest you book with a student railcard (if eligible), book well in advance and consider travelling off-peak.
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