Sunday, January 24, 2021

Tag: Essex

Walton Pier postpones free ride weekend due to “too good a response”

Walton Pier postpones free ride weekend
Walton Pier was forced to postpone its free rides event last week, after local residents and Tendring Council expressed concerns over the potential volume of visitor numbers.

Monico Leisure downsizes to focus on family amusements

The Monico Canvey Island
Canvey Island operator Monico Leisure is offloading one of its restaurants in order to put more focus on its amusements businesses.

Canvey Leisure Island hailed in national press

Canvey Island, Leisure Island
Canvey’s Leisure Island Fun Park has been named by The Telegraph as one of the top 10 destinations for island day trips and holiday breaks in the UK. A report in The Telegraph has placed Leisure Island in Canvey in the top ten locations for those wanting to plan an island day trip or staycation. The accolade comes at a time...

Adventure Island reopens refreshed amusement attraction

Crooked House, Adventure Island, Southend
Southend’s Adventure Island has reopened its The Crooked House attraction after it underwent refurbishment to preserve it for future generations. The vintage amusement attraction is one of the UK’s oldest, having kept seaside holidaymakers entertained for 67 years. Paul Clapp, creative director at Adventure Island, said the amusement park’s management was continually upgrading and refreshing attractions across the site. He said: “As part...

The Lucky Star strategy

lucky star
Working in the manufacturing side of the industry since his 18th birthday, the owner of Lucky Star Amusements, Nigel Botelho, has seen both sides of the curtain - influencing his strategy when it comes to opening and operating the company’s three AGCs.   Opening its latest site only a couple of months ago, Lucky Star Amusements is taking a pragmatic approach...

£1.5 million revamp pledged for Walton Pier

CS - Walton pier
The new boss of Walton Pier is promising a £1.5 million investment to revamp the popular Essex tourist attraction in a bid to boost tourist footfall.   The famous seafront construction is one of the town’s top attractions and the third longest pier in the country. “People love the pier,” commented Russell Bolesworth, who purchased it for an undisclosed sum last July....

Police response criticised after repeat Canvey break-ins

Coinslot - Canvey Island Scott Petty
With policing levels emerging as a topic of contention in next month’s general election, Canvey seaside operator Scott Petty has revealed his own less than satisfactory experience with local law enforcement.   The owner of a Canvey Island amusement park has criticised Essex police after it endured the latest in a series of break-ins. Scott Petty, who operates Leisure Island Fun Park...

New report reveals Brexit threat to east coast’s positivity

Coinslot - Brexit threat east coast
Tourism businesses on the east coast are feeling largely positive about the season ahead. But with the spectre of Brexit looming on the horizon, they are worried about the years beyond it.   A survey of tourism and leisure businesses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex has revealed that a healthy majority expect to see further growth over the next two years. Firms...

Park Homes announces season extension at two premises

Coinslot - Park Homes Season Extension
Park Homes' Seawick Holiday Park and St Osyth Holiday Village will open from the middle of February following permission from Tendring District Council.   The owner of two holiday parks near Clacton- on-Sea has been granted permission to operate for an additional fortnight each year. The move by one of the sector’s largest operators may open the floodgates for longer opening times...