The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse - Blackpool's Newest Attraction

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse - Blackpool's Newest Attraction

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Buy best-priced tickets to The Gruffalo and Friends Clubhouse, one of the newest family attractions in Blackpool. At under £5 for toddlers and grownups, and only £12 a ticket for children, you can enjoy a rainy day out in Blackpool for under £20. Plus under 1's and carers go free. 

In just a simple few clicks, the whole family can look forward to one of the best things to do in Blackpool come rain or shine!

Booking is simple and easy, with tickets being delivered straight to you by email and text.

What is The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse?

Join the Gruffalo and Friends on their brand-new adventure. Burst through the pages of your favourite books into a magical place of imagination, creativity, discovery and play.

Adapted from some of the UK’s most loved children’s stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, your little adventure-seekers will come face-to-face with beloved characters from The Gruffalo, Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom and more!

With 6 captivating and immersive zones, this 75-minute play experience is enjoyable for all children under 10 years old.

Deep, Dark Wood Adventure Play

Meet the Gruffalo and Mouse as you clamber, crawl and slide your way through the multiple depths of the deep dark wood.

Height Restrictions: 90cm to 148cm

Deep, Dark Wood Soft Play

Use your climbing skills to travel back through the deep, dark wood with Mouse and the Gruffalo to re-encounter Snake, Owl and Fox. But all is not what it seems in this dynamic, soft-padded maze, you’ll need to be active and agile to work your way through spinning walls, forest-themed elevations, secret tunnels and netted bridges.

Height Restrictions: 90cm to 148cm

Room on the Broom Toddler Play

There’s plenty of room for the younger ones to interact and engage in physical fun within this charming soft-play area.

Height Restrictions: Under 90cm

Gruffalo's Child Sensory Room

Those looking for a quieter and more relaxing play experience can step inside The Gruffalo Child’s night-time, sensory playroom. A mini, magical winter-themed land where you can enjoy a balance of physical and digital sensory play.

Zog’s Dragon School Challenge

Enrol into Dragon School by taking on Madame Dragon’s challenges in this multi-levelled, soft-play adventure.

Height Restrictions: 90cm to 148cm

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Play

Get ready to have waves of fun in this vibrant, deep-sea ball-pool. What seems to be a warm and sunny seaside setting in the daytime soon transforms into a bio-luminescent immersive environment at night

Height Restrictions: 90cm to 148cm

More things to do in Blackpool...

More Blackpool attractions to discover and book include Peter Rabbit: Explore and Play, SEA LIFE Blackpool, Madame Tussauds Blackpool, Blackpool Tower Dungeons, Blackpool Circus and if you want to save lots of money and visit pretty much all of Blackpool's biggest attractions, we recommend checking out the Blackpool Pass!

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse - Standard Entry Tickets

Buy standard entry tickets to The Gruffalo and Friends Clubhouse, one of the newest family attractions in Blackpool!

Available to 5 January 2025
Golden Mile Centre Promenade,

How to find us

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse
The Promenade

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse is located on the central promenade in between the North and Central piers, and only 200m south of the iconic Blackpool Tower. Located directly opposite the seafront the centre can be seen on approach from both north and southbound travel along the promenade. The centre is accessible directly from the public footpath on the promenade.

The nearest train station to the centre is Blackpool North located on Talbot Road, approximately 0.8 miles away. Taxis are readily available from the train station and all should have accessible vehicles. 

Buses operate frequently from the train station but don’t run directly to The Grufflo & Friends Clubhouse. If you are travelling from a nearby location, the 68 stagecoach bus runs from Preston to Blackpool town centre which is just 400m from the Sea Life. There are also bus stops roughly 50m either side of the centre if travelling from other nearby locations. All Blackpool Transport buses are accessible for wheelchair users; however, mobility scooters require a permit to be obtained prior to travel. There are no audible or visual announcements made regarding the different stops when travelling on the bus.

Trams operate from Starr Gate all the way through to Fleetwood along Blackpool Promenade. Operating roughly every 10 – 15 minutes, there is a tram stop almost directly opposite The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse. All trams (excluding Heritage Trams) have level boarding and step-free interiors, with designated pushchair/wheelchair areas to ensure accessibility for all. All except the Heritage trams have both visual & audible announcers to inform passengers of the next stops.

Car Parking & Arrival
Unfortunately, they don’t have onsite parking due to the location of the centre. The street at the rear of the centre (Bonny Street) can, however, be used as parking for blue badge holders, and there are 2 council operated car parks located less than 100m away from the main entrance. Both car parks have street lamp lighting in the car park areas as well as on the adjacent streets. The streets surrounding the centre are all fairly even, with tactile paving at drop curbs along the promenade with colours to highlight the dropped area as well. The pavement on approach to the main entrance is on a very slight incline and a coloured paved area indicates the entrance section to the centre. There is a loading area outside the main entrance for coaches or taxis however there isn’t a dropped curb. The nearest dropped curb is roughly 20m from the centre.

  • Toilets & accessible toilets

  • Baby-changing

  • Woodland Café

  • No parking on site - see Location information

  • You are more than welcome to bring a buggy into the attraction; a buggy park is located by the shoe storage area and space is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Unattended personal items are left at owners' risk, The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse does not accept responsibility for any lost or stolen items
  • Sensory room - see Additional info for more accessibility information

  • Gift shop

People also ask:

How long does it take to go around the attraction?

During peak times, the team will be implementing a wristband system whereby guests are guaranteed a minimum of 75 minutes within the attraction. During off-peak trading times, guests will be permitted to stay as long as they wish

Where is The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse located?

They are located right on the Blackpool promenade below SEA LIFE. Address is:

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse
The Promenade

Is The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse an indoor attraction?

Yes, The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse is located entirely indoors so will not be affected by the weather. However, please be aware that in winter the Promenade can be very windy therefore we would advise to travel caution.

Will adults without children in their party be allowed entry to The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse?

Adults must be accompanied by children to enter The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse. The attraction is designed for little ones. An adult is classed as aged 15 and over. Children are classed as aged 14 and under. Children under the age of 1 are free but require a booking.

No one under the age of 17 will be admitted into the attraction unless they are accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. Such person must remain under the control or supervision of an adult whilst on site at all times.

Is The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse suitable for visitors with disabilities/wheelchair users?

The centre has been designed with your needs in mind. 

  • There is an accessible toilet and changing places room (which includes a toilet, bed and hoist). Baby changing facilities are available in both the male and female toilets
  • The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse welcomes all assistance animals and guide dogs, however they are not permitted to play on the structures / equipment. Water is available upon request
  • Some of our facilities and play structures have been designed to be accessible for our guests with reduced mobility requirements
  • Anyone accompanying a person with a disability, and holds a valid carer or companion card, is entitled to free General Admission to the attraction
  • Guests with sensory sensitivity are welcome in the attraction at any time, however we advise that our quietest periods are during the week (outside of school holidays), after 2pm. This will allow you plenty of time to enjoy the full benefits the attraction has to offer. They also have noise cancelling head phones available upon entry. These are subject to availability.

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