Written on: 12/05/2012
Had a nice day out in Southport today and noticed that the fair was open again. Spent a great hour at Pleasureland; spent £15 on 3 rides each for our 3 children aged 3-13. No queing, nice and clean. Great easy going fun, will go again soon! (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2012 by TMLass
Went last week to new pleasureland (24th March 2012) and i must admit it's looking a lot better than previous years and Free entry unlike some places. New rides lots of bright coloured painting been done, and after speaking to a staff member, was informed that there will be even more rides and new cafe's ect for easter and summer, so looks as if the old place is back on the up!! It certainly looked it. We had a fantastic time! so well done to whoever has aquired the place, keep it up:) Can't... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2011 by nicoleharrison
We had a voucher for 10 free rides if you have one paying customer per ride (which my daughter brought home from school.) Before we left for pleasure land Southport we read all the small print to make sure we could use it at the weekend or bank holiday NOWHERE on the voucher said WE COULDN'T. When we got there we tried to redeem our vouchers only to be told we couldn't use them over the bank holiday weekend. I tried explaining that there was nowhere on the voucher that said this but the... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2011
the advert on tele said a £1 a ride but when u get there its £1 per token but most rides are 2 or more tokens there are a few for 5 tokens or £5 per ride not worth it i stayed for about half an hour an went it was that bad i certainly wont ever be going back there again. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2011
Having visited the site with my two children (both under 8 years) I found most rides good value at 1 token, each token costing £1. However, when my son wanted a ride on the dodgems I was a little taken back at the cost... only because he’s not quite big enough to ride alone, I was asked for 4 tokens for the two of us to ride in a single car That’s £4 for a 2minute ride When I asked the manger if it was correct, he replied ‘take it or leave it’ and with this I won’t be returning... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2011 by elldi (4 reviews written)
Well it is not the best Theme Park ever, but it is quite nice and I had really good time there! (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2011
We go to Southport every year I've been going since I was a child, now I take my children. I can remember the original pleasure land and was totally devastated when it closed down but we have still carried on going for day trips and weekends. It would be a very good idea as someone else stated to have a wristband policy and could do with a little tidying up but we still love it and will carry on visiting! Praise to them for trying (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2010 by jroeuk (1 review written)
Needs vast improvement as it basically is just a funfair now. Would be better value if there was an option to have a wristband for e.g.£15. Some staff seemed miserable and one was even smoking whilst cleaning a ride. Hopefully in the next few years it will improve. Crazy Golf is still good and food/drink prces are reasonable (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010
I took my 7yr old son for the day and we had a fantastic time. the town itself is very cosmopolitan these days,lots of cafe bars and excellent shopping. The funfair was good value but 2 b fair it does need some money spent on it because when we approached it from the prom it looked like it was derelict,which is a shame when u see the money spent on the pier and the town. Once in pleasureland it was okay tho. Rides 4 young and old,cheapest £1 but mostly £2 ago which isnt bad.Excellent... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2010 by chrissi (1 review written)
this is advertised on tv at £1 a ride...when you get there the tokens a a pound,and a family pack is 60 tokens and 60 vouchers for £60.00.. so we thought a bargain and bought them..the 5 ride's my grandchildren wanted to go on the did not take the vouchers." sorry when you bought the family pack for £60.00 it worked like this.. you pay a person on a ride and you give a voucher to get another person free".sounds good dont it? well as i said the 5 most desired rides dont take the vouchers and... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2010
If you like walking through rubble this is the place for you.
Scruffy tatty rides, filthy arcades, not a nice day out at all. the Crazy golf was terrible, half the course open, the half you can use, all worn out, the holes full of "i have no idea"
Not a nice experience at all, stick to another better know amusement centre. (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2009
I didnt like Pleasureland at Southport because there wasn't much for the teenagers as I am one. (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2009
The old Pleasureland Southport owned by pleasurebeach was a great place to go after school and on holidays. A good selection of rides considering the space it only had. Traumatizer now the infuson better than the nemesis and the casablanca bar was a great place to go for a meal and a few drinks after enjoying the rides. Pleasureland shouldn't of closed. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2008
I had a really good time at Southport Pleasueland, I will certainly return with more friends to share the fantastic experience. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2007 by lamborghini
Next door there is go karts and a cinema, bowling and many places to eat such as McDonalds, Brewsters, Pizza Hut and Frankie & Benny's.
Then, when you have eaten your fill, you can take a stroll down the pier and if you go to the end you will find a cafe overlooking the beach and an arcade with machines from the 1920s and you swap your Pennys for Old Pennys.
If you go the other way you'll find Funland and a few more rides with Golf, Crazy Golf and a train that takes you along the entire... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2006 by Greentoastrack (11 reviews written)
For all of Pleasureland's life it suffered in the shadow of Blackpool Pleasurebeach, that lived just across the estuary. Blackpool always had the bigger, better rides. Blackpool is like the cool kid at school that everyone wanted to be like.
Southport had spectacular value for money. There was hardly a day in the year without some sort of discount or buy-one-get-one-free offer. I know of nowhere else you could get the sheer amount of rides you got for such value for money.
It's not as if... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2006 by hayleeeeeeeeeeeeee (19 reviews written)
- Pleasure Land Southport is a fun day out
- Cheaper than a lot of other theme parks (especially with 2 for the price of 1 on wristbands vouchers, which can be found on ebay)
- Less waiting time for rides
- Rides to suit all age groups
- Situated in nice area
- Rides maybe aren't as good as Alton Towers, Blackpool etc
- Hard to get to if you don't live in area (train links etc are poor)
- Food prices within the park are extortionate (but you will find this in all theme parks) (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2006 by ascolti (16 reviews written)
Pleasureland isn't the worst theme park in the area; because there's Camelot.
Pleasureland has quite a way to go before you could consider it worth going to Southport for, but if you're in the area or you've been to the beach, there are worse places to go.
But anyone who's experienced a US theme park (Disney, Universal) will be appalled and amused by what Southport has to offer. It's both quaint and tacky, but its not ghastly in the way Blackpool has become.
Some of the rides are well... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2005 by ascolti (16 reviews written)
For so long Southport has been the poorer version of Blackpool in terms of the pleasure beach experience. But where Blackpool has headed downmarket to a haven for stag/hen nights and drunken binges, Southport has remained relatively upmarket by comparison. So it's a bit a surprised to find that while OK, its pleasure beach isn't as good as it should be. It has some good rides, the log flume is nice, and the few new rollercoaster's are impressive. But what really drags it down is the... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2005 by Natz (2 reviews written)
I had a really good time when I went to Pleasureland Southport with my school last year my favourite ride had to be the cyclone an old wooden rollercoaster I went on it 13 time's soooooo good! My second favourite ride was the pirate ship. (read more)
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