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Address: Marine Drive, Southport PR8 1RY, England
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+44 1704 532717
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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With lots to see and do, rides to suit everyone and free entry, Southport...

With lots to see and do, rides to suit everyone and free entry, Southport Pleasureland is a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Clean, bright and bursting with activities for the whole family, Southport’s premier leisure attraction is sure to bring fun and laughter to every visitor.

In 2016 we have brand new rides to experience, new performances around the park by our resident actors and magician, a fabulous family amusement arcade, a brand new coffee area serving beautiful Illy coffee, fun and games on the stalls, gift shop, food and drink outlets and the park is totally free to enter!

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Jaded now.

This place is not half the place it used to be and it's not half as big as it used to be, ok to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours and the wrist band system always... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mark A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is not half the place it used to be and it's not half as big as it used to be, ok to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours and the wrist band system always ends up with one token left which you can't spend!

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Thank Mark A
Sandra-SPL, Guest Relations Manager at Southport Pleasureland, responded to this review

Hi Mark, We're sorry to read your comments but must correct you when saying that the park certainly isn't even half as big as it used to be! We cover the same footprint as in the past. Also, we don't use wrist bands. But we will be open again from 1st April and are working hard to get our lovely... More 

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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I use to go here when I was a child and it was an amazing place These days it's a disgrace Went bonfire night and the bonfire was spitting chunks of fire over everyone on the rides I wasn't waiting around with my children any more as fear of safety I'm surprised the stacks of hay placed ever were didn't... More 

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Sandra-SPL, Guest Relations Manager at Southport Pleasureland, responded to this review

Hello Dean, I am sorry to read your very negative review. I also used to visit the park as a child and have fond memories. When Blackpool Pleasure Beach left the park in a state of utter destruction, it was left to Norman Wallis to pick up the pieces. Since taking over, he has gradually built the park up to... More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well if you want a good day out and cheaper than blackpool southport pleasureland is the one. Excellent value for your money. Safe clean and lots to do.

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Thank Stephen M
Sandra-SPL, Guest Relations Manager at Southport Pleasureland, responded to this review

Thank you Stephen! We'll be open again from 1st April so look forward to you coming back to enjoy another great family-friendly day out. More 

lancashire england
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109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Everything you could imagine from a fun fair lots of rides and attractions very nice and clean under new ownership

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Thank kamfam_10
Sandra-SPL, Guest Relations Manager at Southport Pleasureland, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We're working hard now to get everything lovely for Easter opening so we look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Leigh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Many rides etc to try also food outlets.Great for kiddies as well as adults. Most if not all rides etc don't take cash so you have to buy credit and have it credited to a card which is debited at each ride etc.

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Thank 264smythy58
Sandra-SPL, Guest Relations Manager at Southport Pleasureland, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your visit! We're now busy maintaining the rides and parks ready for next year but do hope you will visit again. Meantime Merry Christmas! More 

manchester
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

It looks like it's had its day tbh. Hard to find any positives to say, I love Southport's old fashioned feel and is part of the town's attraction but this fair is just run down

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Thank staffy1975
Norman W, Guest Relations Manager at Southport Pleasureland, responded to this review

Hi, so sorry to hear you were disappointed. The park is currently closed (from 6th November until March) as we go through our usual winter maintenance. We're very traditional, family friendly and full of heaps of rides, stalls, lovely grounds etc. Each year we add a little more so we do hope you'll come back in 2017 to check us... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to Southport many many times but have never paid a visit to Pleasureland until this year. The trip was a treat for my sons 4th birthday. We were so lucky that we had such amazing weather when we got there. We found it to be amazingly clean considering how busy it was and lots of space to... More 

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Thank Vanessa D
Sandra-SPL, Guest Relations Manager at Southport Pleasureland, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa, thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again in 2017! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Used to come here as a kid so decided to take the kids. The fairground now works on a pre paid card that you have to load with money. They then swipe the card, the credit comes off and you go on your chosen ride. We took 6 kids with us who wanted to go on the waltzers only. It... More 

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Thank Keith B
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

took the grand kids and they loved it --not many big rides but that didn't seem to bother them---this is so much better than the over busy Blackpool pleasure beach.

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Thank jeffhutchy
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice firework display and bonfire. Although no one clearly checked which way the wind was going to be blowing as hay bails near by kept setting on fire (made the night more amusing). Very busy and the fireworks were nice. Not bad for a free event

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Thank Sarah J

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