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Meet Spike at Houndshill Shopping Centre

Once upon a time… at Houndshill Shopping Centre

Houndshill Shopping Centre is just a stone’s throw from Blackpool seafront – it’s right at the heart of Blackpool town centre. Enjoy big name stores, places to eat, convenient parking and much more, all under one roof. Houndshill reopened on 12 April 2021 and to celebrate you can enjoy this Once upon a time storytelling event at the beginning of May!

You’ll find a fantastic choice of 55 independent and popular high street retailers providing both designer and affordable fashion. With thousands of brands available under one roof, you can complete your shopping list with any budget at Houndshill! 

Once upon a Time… NEW event at Houndshill!

A magical story of fun and fearless knights of bold. Meet Spike the dragon and princess Guinevere. Can you pull the sword from the stone!

Once upon a time at Houndshill Blackpool
Once upon a time at Houndshill Blackpool

1-3 May, book for sessions between 9.30am-5pm
Experience a fairy-tale adventure, coming to the centre for three days only!

Meet Merlin and Princess Guinevere! There’s magic in store and fun to bestow on the good people of Houndshill. Can Sir Lancelott save the Princess from Morgana the evil Queen?

This exciting walk-through fairy tale adventure event, featuring live actors, is coming to Blackpool. You’ll love Myths, Magic and Dragons!

Myths, Magic and Dragons

Will Spike the magical Dragon help the evil Queen or save the day! Spike’s an 8ft fire-breathing Dragon and he can’t wait to meet you! He’ll be at Houndshill on 1st, 2nd and 3rd May along with lots of friends including Merlin the Wizard! Can you pull the sword from the stone!

Meet Spike the dragon at Houndshill storytelling event
Meet Spike the dragon at Houndshill storytelling event

Educational, entertaining, awesome family fun that will tell of magic and excitement. BOOK NOW before tickets magically disappear!

Suggested age 4+
Note: Tickets are £17 for a family bubble of up to 4 people from the same household

This event will be staged in what was previously Clarks shoes shop. All proceeds go to The Boathouse Youth, a Blackpool youth charity organisation.

We are excited to be bringing family fun back to the centre and Blackpool in a magical event. Your care and wellbeing is of our utmost importance and we endeavour to make this an enjoyable experience, one that is safe and well managed.

Please read this important information about safeguarding/covid safety before booking.

Covid Testing Hub Here

How convenient, while you’re out shopping you can have a quick covid test, or pick up your home testing kits.

Pop into the unit at Victoria Street for a rapid (few minutes) test or take away your home testing kit. It’s open Mon, Wed, Friday & Saturday from 08.15 until 15.40.

Covid testing hub at Houndshill Blackpool
Covid testing hub at Houndshill Blackpool

A safe shopping experience at Houndshill Shopping Centre

The team at Houndshill Shopping Centre implemented new health and safety measures when reopening after lockdown in June 2020.

Working with retailers, the measures were put in place around the centre to ensure social distancing is abided by. Please note that store openings and times will vary.

We went along to take a look, just a few days after reopening –

Quick Guide to Houndshill Shopping Centre

Houndshill Shopping Centre is just a stone’s throw from Blackpool seafront – right at the heart of the town centre – near to Blackpool Tower.

Find it sandwiched between Blackpool Winter Gardens and Bank Hey Street (where the back door of Blackpool Tower is).

In the next photo it’s the whole building along the left of the shot. The sea is straight ahead!

Shopping under Blackpool Tower! The sea is straight ahead.
Shopping under Blackpool Tower! The sea is straight ahead.

Access to the Houndshill is from Victoria Street (above), Coronation Street and Adelaide Street (below). You can also go through Primark too.

The Houndshill Shopping Centre, Blackpool
The Houndshill Shopping Centre, Blackpool

A big, pay on exit, multi-storey car park is incorporated into the complex. The car park is also open outside shopping hours – so you can park here and take in a show or have a meal.

Car park at Houndshill Shopping Centre
Car park at Houndshill Shopping Centre

Access to the car park once the stores and main malls have closed is via the side door. It’s at the right hand side of the external New Look entrance, opposite the Winter Gardens and behind the small surface car park near the Houndshill access ramp.

Designed for your Comfort

Inside, the shopping is all on one flat level with even tiled floors, so it’s perfect for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Welcome to Houndshill Shopping Centre Blackpool
Welcome to Houndshill Shopping Centre Blackpool

As you’d expect from a purpose built space, your comfort and convenience is the most important thing. There are comfortable seats where you can rest your feet while you plan your next shopping adventure. It’s ideal for anyone who isn’t too fit and healthy.

Upstairs (up the escalator) are public toilets and the food hall. Take your pick from different food retailers and eat at one of the tables.

Escalator and stairs to Food Court and toilets
Escalator and stairs to Food Court and toilets

It’s also a great place to visit when the weather is poor. With everything undercover you won’t get wet on rainy days. The modern, bright and light mall is perfect for passing an enjoyable afternoon – whatever the weather!

High Street Names and Independent Traders

The indoor mall has over 60 units, featuring high street names and independent traders. Including large Debenhams and Primark stores.

Houndshill shopping centre Blackpool
Houndshill shopping centre Blackpool

Houndshill Shopping Centre Opening Times:

  • Shopping Centre Doors unlocked at 8am
  • Mon – Sat – 9am – 5.30pm
  • Sun – 10.30am – 4.30pm
  • Bank Holidays – 9am – 5.30pm

Parking

Use the safe, secure, covered car park offering 770 spaces

  • Disabled / parent and child spaces located on each level.
  • Long stay parking facilities available with overnight parking at just £12.
  • Why not take advantage of our electric charging points…
  • and the car valet service?

Feeling Social?

Find the latest news, offers and promotions from Houndshill Shopping Centre online

Job Vacancies at Houndshill Shopping Centre

With over 50 retailers to choose from, there are usually job vacancies available within the Houndshill Shopping Centre.

Take your pick from full-time, part-time and seasonal vacancies. Check out current job Vacancies on the Houndshill website

Charity Partner for 2020

Houndshill Shopping Centre is proud to announce the Boathouse Youth as their charity partner for 2020.

The Boathouse Youth, 2020 charity partner at Houndshill Shopping Centre
The Boathouse Youth, 2020 charity partner at Houndshill Shopping Centre

This local charity aims to help every child and young person to reach their individual potential by unlocking barriers and restrictions to new challenges and experiences.

Houndshill Shopping Centre Multi-Storey car park
Multi-Storey car park

Remember the Olden Days?

Are you a big fan of Blackpool and been coming here for many years?

You’ll enjoy this post about how the Houndshill site has changed. Delve into the distant past and remember the good old days of Goldmans!

BIG Changes to Come!

More keen on looking to the future? You’ll LOVE the next chapter in the history of the Houndshill!

Houndshill Extension and Tower Street Development
Houndshill Extension and Tower Street Development

This brand new extension is in the making, on land at Tower Street near the car park entrance. Not only extending the retail space, it also includes an IMAX style cinema too. Exciting stuff!

See it all explained on site, in our walk-around video –

Houndshill Shopping Centre in Lights!

Houndshill Shopping Centre has been pleased to support Blackpool Illuminations for several years. You might remember that Houndshill sponsored Alice’s Garden tableau, located at North Shore.

In 2018 Houndshill Shopping Centre was centre stage on Blackpool central promenade near Tower Festival Headland, with a brand new over-the-road installation. Did you see it?

Houndshill Illuminations at Ride the Lights
Houndshill Illuminations at Ride the Lights

And here’s a close-up of the new Houndshill Illuminations, at Lightworks depot before installation.

Houndshill Illuminations at Lightworks before installation
Houndshill Illuminations at Lightworks before installation

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