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Grand Pier: The Phoenix of Weston, 10 years on

Michelle Michael
It has been a decade since a fire destroyed Weston-super-mare’s premier attraction, and while the memory of that day still stings for operator Michelle Michael MBE, the new Grand Pier has done its predecessor more than proud. Weston-super-mare’s Grand Pier “looks like it’s been part of the landscape forever now”, according to opera- tor Michelle Michael, who appeared on ITV...

Grand Pier returns as Midnight Beach Walk main sponsor for third year

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
The Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier will be the main sponsor of Weston Hospicecare’s Midnight Beach Walk for the third year running, following on from two hugely successful iterations. Last year saw 342 women register and complete the route, raising a total of £26,553.30 to support the hospice in the process.The 2018 event will take place on Friday 7 September and will...

Grand Pier looks for peas in a pod

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare is celebrating Great British Pea Week, which runs until Sunday 15 July, by launching a look-a-like competition. The Peas In A Pod competition is inviting those who believe themselves a bit of a celebrity doppleganger to submit their photographs to the Pier’s Facebook page. The Pier’s general manager, Tim Noyle, said: “We’re always looking for ways...

Michelle Michael: Set-up for success with social media investment

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
Having invested in a new website, communications staff, a museum attraction and disco bikes, Michelle Michael, owner of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, has plenty of excitement to share - and she’s hired a social media team to do it. After experiencing a “pretty poor easter” along with the rest of the seaside sector, Michelle Michael, operator of the Grand...

Grand Pier launches website and naming competition

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
The Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare has celebrated the launch of its new website by announcing a series of promotions and competitions. The new, easy-to-navigate site has clear, colour-coded sections highlighting its many rides and attractions, special events, food and drink, and its many venue hire options. It also offers promotions for online visitors,with a 33 percent discount for the attraction’s...

Grand Pier adds second kiddie rides attraction

Kiddie Rides
After the success of its first coin-operated kiddie ride attraction, the Grand Pier has added an all-new one for the new season. Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier has boosted its amusement offering further for 2018 with the introduction of a new coin-operated kiddie ride attraction. Disco Bikes was opened on the ground floor of the pier’s pavilion one week prior to Easter, with...

Grand Pier revives older videos for a ‘retro arcade’

retro arcade Grand Pier
The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare has invested in coin-op amusement product both old and new to boost its amusements offering this spring. It has resurrected some its older video games and created a dedicated ‘Retro Arcade’ area in the pier’s pavilion building, as well as bringing in six brand new battery-operated bikes for younger players. The pier’s engineers refurbished a host...

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,...

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