Tag: Scarborough

New operator for Luna Park

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Ride suppliers W Crow & Son is set to take over the iconic Scarborough attraction, dormant since February, later this week. There is soon to be a change-of-hands at Scarborough’s famous Luna Park funfair, with a new operator set to take charge of a new lease this Thursday. The attraction, which was closed temporarily in February as the details of the...

New amusement park planned for Scarborough seafront

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Scarborough could soon have a brand new amusements park designed to attract up to half a million visitors a year to its seafront. It would be the creation of Flamingo Land, which already operates a successful site in Malton, 20 miles inland from Scarborough, and now hopes to open a second at the popular Yorkshire resort. The company has now put...

Lords select committee visits Scarborough for seaside fact-finding mission

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Members of the House of Lords visited Scarborough last week as part of their fact-finding mission into the complex challenges faced by seaside towns and coastal communities. The visit is part of the Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns’ inquiry into the issues surrounding local businesses and skills,as well as its investigation into how regeneration and the visitor economy...

Scarborough revealed as UK’s most visited holiday destination

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New figures have revealed that the Borough of Scarborough has retained its crown as most visited holiday destination in England, outside of London. The data released by VisitEngland showed that the region, which includes the seaside resorts of Filey and Whitby, as well as Scarborough, remain a big hit with holidaymakers. It also revealed that a record breaking number of overseas...

Will flamingos land in the future?

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The demolition the Futurist Theatre in Scarborough is now complete, freeing up a prime piece of real-estate on the Yorkshire town’s seafront. Built by Frank Tugwell, the architect behind the Savoy Theatre in London, the Futurist originally opened as a cinema in 1921. With a capacity of over 2,100 seats, it was one of the largest theatres in the north of...

Flamingo Land lends name to Scarborough new stadium

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Flamingo Land will be further cementing its mark on Scarborough by lending its name to a new football stadium in the Yorkshire town.   The theme park company became the first sponsor of a new community football stadium, which will now be known as Flamingo Land Stadium, at Scarborough Sports Village. Gordon Gibb, CEO at Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire said: “We...

Seaside amusement resorts amongst Blue Flag winners

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Keep Britain Tidy has declared that over a third of Britain’s bathing beaches meet the highest possible environmental standards, awarding 68 of them the coveted Blue Flag status.   It also handed out 117 seaside awards, which it describes as a guarantee that visitors will find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch. A new survey carried out for Keep Britain...

Demolition vote brings new amusement park closer to Scarborough’s skyline

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Scarborough is one of the jewels on the North Sea coast, but it has a blot on its landscape - a boarded up old fashioned building wasting crucial leisure and family entertainment space. Well that is about to change with the local council approving a demolition and replacement job that will bring a new amusement park-style attraction to the...

Theatre vote could herald Scarborough amusement park

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Scarborough could soon be home to a new indoor seaside amusement park if plans for its proposed site are approved by the resort’s council on Monday. The new park, provisionally named ‘Flamingo Land Coast,’ would be built on the site of the current Futurist Theatre on Scarborough’s South Bay seafront and feature a number of different attractions, including a roller...