Friday, December 3, 2021

Tag: Southport

Silcock’s Funland welcomes festive elf visit

Southport Silcocks Funland Elves visit
Southport Pier welcomed a group of mischievous elves this weekend in order to launch the festive season at the town’s largest family entertainment centre Silcock’s Funland.

35 metre Thunderbolt to hit Southport Pleasure Beach at 90 km per hour

Southport Pleasure Beach application Thunderbolt ride
Southport Pleasure Beach has unveiled plans for a new 35 metre roller coaster to be installed along Marine Drive, offering visitors “spectacular views” of the Lancashire coast.

Pleasureland boss welcomes “marvellous news” of Southport investment

Southport Pleasureland
After Southport was announced as the recipient of one of the government’s £40m Towns Fund packages, Pleasureland CEO Norman Wallis has hailed the investment as “a great catalyst for the town.”   The owner of Southport’s Pleasureland has hailed the town’s £37.5m slice of the government’s Towns Fund as “marvellous news” for the Merseyside resort. Norman Wallis, the theme park’s CEO and...

Crowds pay respect to Herbert Silcock Snr

Herbert Silcock Snr funeral
Socially-distanced crowds took to the streets of Southport on 10 February to pay their respects to the late Herbert Silcock Snr as his funeral cortege passed Silcock’s Funland.

Herbert Silcock (Snr) passes away after a short illness

Herbert Silcock Snr Fairground
It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Herbert Silcock (Snr).

Southport Pleasureland nears 100th anniversary

Pleasureland Southport 100th birthday
As Southport Pleasureland nears its 100th birthday, the Liverpool Echo has celebrated the park’s iconic place at the heart of the town, as well as its bright future.

No regrets for Southport Pleasureland

Pleasureland Southport lockdown
Pleasureland owner Norman Wallis has told parliamentarians that closing shop was the right thing to do, and that he will wait for the lift of lockdown with…well, pleasure.

Sky’s the limit for Southport investment

Southport investment boost
Following the 50-year extension of Pleasureland’s lease, granted last month by Sefton Council, Southport is set to see a raft of new investments to boost its popularity as a seaside resort.

Southport’s Pleasureland granted long-term lease

Southport Pleasureland
Sefton Council says a prospective 100 year lease for the theme-park will pave the way for a multi-million-pound investment in the seafront economy. Pleasureland’s longevity is Southport’s prosperity.   The proprietor of one of Merseyside’s most iconic family attractions has revealed his intention to invest millions of pounds into his theme park, after the local council granted him an almost indefinite...

Southport is the “Paris of the North” claims Aussie paper

Southport Paris of the North
Illustrating how well tales of the British seaside continue to travel abroad, a new feature in an Australian newspaper has highlighted the northern..

Pleasureland owner pledges new investment

Southport Pleasureland investment
In return for an extension on his lease, Pleasureland owner Norman Wallis will help fund a number of new ventures on Southport’s seafront.

Southport Pier welcomes new bar opening

Southport Pier
The Pier Pit Stop comes at the forefront of a major re-development effort, along with assurances that the pavilion bar won’t be used as a late-night club space. The transformation of Southport Pier continues unabated, with last weekend seeing the official opening of a new hybrid bar, ice-cream parlour and super-fast pizzeria. The Pier Pit Stop is just the latest new...

Southport Pleasureland to give thousands of free rides to armed and emergency services

southport pleasureland
Southport Pleasureland amusement park is to give away £50,000 of free ride tokens to members of the armed forces and health and emergency services this weekend.   The tokens are being offered to doctors, nurses, NHS workers, members of the armed forces and police and fire officers to thank them for their response to the Manchester terror attack on May 22....

Project to transform Southport Pier begins

southport pier
Redevelopment work on Southport Pier has officially started, in a bid to boost the town’s tourism economy and attract further investment.   The £2.9m project will see repairment and improvement works including new retail and food stations. The lion’s share of the Southport Pier funding came from the Coastal Community Fund with a £2m grant, and the rest contributed by Sefton Council....

Pleasureland to prove North West is the best

Coinslot - Pleasureland North West Norman Wallis
Southport Pleasureland celebrates a decade of business and unveils plans for its biggest and best year yet.   Southport Pleasureland has opened for its tenth year and owner, Norman Wallis, has set his sights on helping the town become the top seaside resort in the country. Wallis is promising the biggest, and best year yet for the theme park, which will see...

Pleasureland transformation targeted under plans for Southport

Coinslot Southport Plans Pleasureland
The Southport Pleasureland amusement park is to be transformed if new plans for the regeneration of Southport are given the go-ahead. The plans, which were unveiled last week, show a large new rollercoaster and new buildings and hotels that would significantly increase the amount of indoor space on the Pleasureland site and boost its credentials as a year-round attraction. The amusement...

Council launch £2.7m bid for Southport pier revamp

Coinslot Southport Pier
Sefton council has announced its intention to submit a £2.7m bid to help revitalise Southport Pier and Seafront as part of the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF). If successful the funding would be targeted towards undertaking essential structural repairs to the pier, the creation of new units, remodelling the end pavilion and creating a new entrance and exit to the end...