Activities and Family Activities in Blackpool
Blackpool supports a range of sporting activities and many sports choose to hold their major events and championships in the resort throughout the year. There are a large number of top class golf courses in and around Blackpool. A number are used for qualifying rounds for the British Open when it is held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.
If you´re keen to get wet and wild with some of the top water sports in Blackpoolyou´ll find plenty available. Whether you want to ski, surf, play water polo or enjoy some speedy rapids, you´re sure to uncover everything you could ever want in Blackpoolincluding Canoeing, kayaking, Water Skiing, White Water Rafting.
Blackpool just to the north of Blackpool has a rich fishing heritage and is a popular peaceful holiday base offering easy access into both Blackpool and the Lake District. Water sports near Blackpool are run by fully trained staff that is professional and helpful, all of the equipment they use is of a high standard and complies with the required health and safety regulations. Water sports take place throughout the year at modern marinas and venues although pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Your safety and enjoyment of a Lancashire water sports is important to the team.
From the 1930s to the present, the Model Yacht Pond, one of Europe's largest, has been host to numerous national and international championships, held under the aegis of the Blackpool Model Yacht and Power Boat Club. Blackpool Reservoir on Copse Road provides coarse fishing facilities. The fishing club is affiliated to the National Federation of Anglers. Matches take place every Sunday and Friday during the summer months.
Blackpool is a popular location for kite surfing and other power kite sports. There are several suitable beaches and training is available at the local kite school. Skate Blackpool is an initiative designed to engage with children, young people and adults teaching them how to skate, whilst having fun and being active. British Cycling partner town Blackpool is one of the second tranche of government funded ‘Cycling Towns’, designated as such is 2009 with the aim of creating an environment more conducive to cycling.