As a mark of respect following the death of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Blackpool Illuminations remained unlit.

Instead, Blackpool Tower was illuminated in red, white and blue in tribute, and will remain so for the full period of mourning.

The full display resumes tonight, Saturday 10 September 2022.

In terms of attractions and events, Visit Blackpool has released the following information:

World Fireworks Championships

This event has been postponed from the night of Saturday 17 September due to their proximity to the State and 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

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 close on Friday 9 September and will reopen on Saturday 10 September. 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 will not go ahead on Friday 9 September, but will resume as normal from Saturday 10 September.

• Grand Theatre - There are no scheduled performances on Friday 9 September. Open as normal after that but closed on the day of the funeral.

• Winter Gardens – There are no scheduled performances on Friday 9 September. Open as normal after that but closed on the day of the funeral.

Photo credit: Gregg Wolstenholme Photography

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