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Visiting Coral Island Blackpool? Here’s everything there is to see and do for families!

Coral Island Blackpool

We spent the day at Coral Island Blackpool checking out everything there is to see and do when spending the day out with the kids. Coral Island is a total Blackpool icon – as much as a part of Blackpool as Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach.

I remember playing in Coral Island as a child and I take my kids in to have fun every time we visit Blackpool to do the attractions.

Coral Island Blackpool

What is there to do at Coral Island Blackpool?

Well…. Coral Island is a huge iconic amusement arcade right on Blackpool Promenade and its free to get in and once you’re inside there’s so much for kids to do!

Playing on the 2p machines at Coral Island Blackpool

As well as the traditional seaside favourite 2p penny drop machines which everyone loves to try their luck on.

playing on the 10p drop machines coral island blackpool
playing on the 2p machines coral island blackpool
kids on the nerf ride coral island blackpool

There’s a whole load of other arcade games to choose from too – fruit machines, racing games, virtual reality rides, prize bingo and teddy grab machines – and everyone loves the chance to win a teddy!

Coral Island Blackpool - girl winning a teddy

When playing on the arcade games don’t forget to save your prize tickets – then convert them at the end of your trip to vouchers to use in the Prize Shop.

Oh… and don’t forget to visit Zoltar! If you’ve watched the film Big then you’ve just got to check out Zoltar the fortune teller!

Zoltar fortune telling machine like the one in the film Big - coral island blackpool

Family Rides at Coral Island Blackpool

the pirate flyer coral island blackpool

In amongst the arcade games is the Ghost Train, The Pirate Flyer and traditional kids rides. The kids just LOVED to ride the Pirate Flyer where riders sit in a little pirate boat and travel overhead all around Coral Island – which gives you a great birds eye view of the whole place!

kids on the pirate flyer ride coral island blackpool

The Ghost Train is a mini rollercoaster with pirate-y ghosts and skeletons and genuine mini scares that make you squeal!

Virtual Reality Rides at Coral Island Blackpool

kids on the virtual reality ride coral island blackpool

The kids really loved the Virtual Reality ride it was one of their total favourites at Coral Island – just pop the headset on and away you go on a virtual adventure. Brilliant fun!

Honestly – as soon as it finished they couldn’t wait to get back on and do the whole Virtual Reality Ride again and at only £3 a ride it was a total bargain!

kids on the virtual reality ride coral island blackpool

Places to eat at Coral Island Blackpool

There’s a great choice of places to eat at Coral Island Blackpool and best of all…. KIDS EAT FREE!*

  • The Buccaneer Family Bar – a pirate themed bar serving a range of family favourites like lasagne, chicken tikka and on Sunday a three meat carver with fresh seasonal vegetables.
  • Captain Jack’s – a bar & grill serving burgers, hotdogs, ribs, chicken and steaks. Follow that lot up with one of the delicious sharing desserts!
  • Fish & Chips – traditional fish and chips with yummy sides like mushy peas and pickled eggs.
  • Peggy’s Snack Bar – a quick and easy family snack bar with full English breakfast from £4.95

All the places to eat at Coral Island had a good menu, plenty to choose from and great prices! We chose to eat Fish & Chips because what trip to Blackpool would be complete without chippy dinner???

fish and chips from the coral island fish and chip shop where kids eat free

The Fish & Chips were totally delicious! Just perfect – the queue to order didn’t take long, they were freshly cooked – the staff were really quick and organised and got everyone served fast – and the cafe was really clean.

*Kids under 10 eat free – one child meal per adult meal ordered – see inside venue for full details

Coral Island Camel Derby

playing the camel derby coral island blackpool

You can’t go to Coral Island and not have a go on the camel derby! The kids LOVED this game! Really competitive and total fun.

Things to do in Blackpool in the rain

More often than not a trip to Blackpool is in the rain but we think you could easily spend 4 hours in Coral Island – playing on the arcade games, camel derby, riding the fun rides, playing bingo and of course grabbing some food. It’s a great place to hide away from the rain and of course it’s free to get in and kids eat free too (kids under 10 eat free one child for every adult meal ordered)

Win a Mini at Coral Island Blackpool

win a mini at coral island blackpool - mini car surrounded by balloons and win me signs

Don’t forget to enter the Coral Island competition to win a mini whilst you’re visiting Coral Island – T&Cs apply check inside venue for details – winner will be announced on 23rd August by Steve & Janine on Rock FM Breakfast Show.

Coral Island Review

We just LOVED our trip to Coral Island and always visit every time we come to Blackpool with the kids – it’s full on bright, loud, fun that kids just LOVE. They love to play on the arcade games, go on the rides and of course get fish and chips. All in all they had a great time – we probably spent about 4 hours in total inside Coral Island and they had a blast. It’s definitely worth the trip.

There’s loads of places to park the car in Blackpool just literally a 5 minute walk from the main attractions.

Coral Island is open from 9:30am until late weekdays and 9am until late at weekends.

It’s traditional British seaside fun! What’s more it wore the kids out! And that’s exactly what parents want from a day out!

boy asleep in the car after day out at coral island blackpool

Keep up with what’s on at Coral Island

Keep up to date with what’s on at Coral Island, promotions, events and more over on their social media channels or over on the Coral Island blog.

Disclosure – my trip to Coral Island was free of charge for review – all opinions and thoughts are my own. Coral Island is somewhere we take the kids anyway, whenever we visit Blackpool and have done for years. For full details of my disclosure policy please read here.

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