Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: Skegness Pier

Storm Francis unleashes “unseasonable” wrath on UK coastline

Storm Francis UK coastline
The British coastline was lashed by “unseasonably” strong winds this week, as Storm Francis pelted much of the UK with heavy rain and gusts of almost 80mph.

Summer countdown: Seaside businesses begin phased re-opening

Seafront attractions reopening Skegness Pier
Seafront attractions across the UK have begun the slow process of re-opening their doors this week, with retail units proving a key testing ground for how new social distancing measures will work.

Skegness Pier enters Hall of Fame for five years of excellence

Skegness Pier
Skegness Pier has been praised for its customer service and entertainment offering with an international award recognising its consistently favourable..

Operators make the most of glorious bank holiday

Funfair Easter Bank Holiday
The bank holiday was a successful one for many operators as parts of the UK basked in glorious sunshine and record breaking temperatures...

Skegness Pier amusements receives VR boost

Skegness Pier, amusements, VR boost
Skegness Pier has announced it will launch the Hologate virtual reality game at its venue within the first quarter of this year. The multiplayer title, which allows players to fight robots, zombies and dragons, will be installed at the landmark pier as part of an amusement expansion. “This is the fastest growing Virtual Reality system in history and Hologate is the...

Skegness Pier to launch new escape room game

Coinslot Skegness Pier
Skegness Pier has revealed it is to open a brand new escape room game attraction in the next couple of months. It is thought that the new escape room game, dubbed ‘Carnival of Curiosities’, will be ready to accept players by Halloween in order to capitalise on its horror theme. The new game will be part of the pier’s permanent Escape...

Skegness Sky Pier plans approved

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Mere weeks after plans were first unveiled, Skegness town planners have given the green light for an ambitious five-storey Sky Pier project. The site, which has laid derelict for ten years, will be developed into a new mixed-use entertainment venue that will include various amenities and an observation deck on its top floor. Members of East Lindsey District Council gave the...

Escape Room attraction a hit for Skegness Pier

Coinslot - Escape Skegness Pier
A new Escape attraction that opened on Skegness Pier in time for the school summer holidays has already proved a hit with visitors to the Lincolnshire resort.   Escape Skegness is an escape room attraction that sees up to six people locked in one of two rooms and given 60 minutes to solve puzzles, riddles and identify clues in order to...

Escape Rooms coming to Skegness Pier

Escape games skegness
In a bid to attract more adventurous customers, Skegness Pier will be launching escape rooms as its latest attraction, UK Piers Limited has announced.   An export of Asia, escape rooms offer a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles to make it through a maze of rooms. The pier’s rooms will see players given an...

Hero passer-bys douse flames on Skegness Pier

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Two impromptu heroes leapt into action after they spotted flames emanating from a neon sign at an arcade on Skegness pier.   According to a local paper, Carl Wood and his friend Ben Cairns were driving into Skegness when they saw fire, wherein the pair promptly stopped and rushed into the arcade. “We saw the smoke and flames. The neon light was...

Pier bosses count the cost of new £1 coin

Coinslot - Pier bosses £1 coin
While many marvelled at the novelty of a new £1 coin last week, pier bosses have been reminding the public of the burden it has placed on the seaside sector.   Bosses at piers around the British coastline have been telling regional media of the huge costs they have incurred to prepare their amusement operations for the new £1 coin. Adam Williams,...

Skegness Pier to open seven days a week after refurbishment completed

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The UK seaside resort of Skegness will open all year round following its full refurb. A major refurbishment project has been completed at Skegness Pier’s amusement arcade that will allow the 136-year-old landmark to become a year round attraction. Work to build a new insulated roof on a section of the arcade at the pier’s seaward end, known as Deck Three,...

Teenager given community order for Skegness Pier change machine scam

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A teenager who scammed a faulty change machine in Skegness Pier’s amusement arcade and assaulted one of its employees has been given a 12-month community order. Skegness resident Billy Appleyard and his girlfriend had discovered the change machine paid out 20p pieces while still returning their original £1 coin, and repeated the process until they made £190. Appearing at Skegness Magistrates...

Skegness arcades ace test purchases

Coinslot Skegness Arcade
In a win for the arcade industry, a series of test purchases conducted by Lincolnshire Police have revealed strong responsible gambling standards at arcades in the region. Underage volunteers were sent into nine locations throughout Skegness and attempted to play gaming machines. In each case staff successfully spotted and challenged the young players and asked them to leave the...