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Grand Pier

Marine Parade, Weston super Mare BS23 1AL, England
01934 620238
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Lookouts
Owner description: Following the disastrous fire in July 2008 that destroyed the Pavilion at Weston-super-Mare’s top attraction, The new multi-million pound Pavilion,... more » Owner description: Following the disastrous fire in July 2008 that destroyed the Pavilion at Weston-super-Mare’s top attraction, The new multi-million pound Pavilion, opened its doors in October 2010. The all-weather venue has fantastic views of the shoreline, beach and sea and inside you will discover some of the best coastal entertainment, rides & attractions the South West has to offer. « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Chulmleigh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Now need to pay £1 to get onto the Pier, but well worth it. Wonderful place for the children to go. Need a deep pocket if they want to try most things, but good place to take them for birthdays etc.

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Fishguard, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Initially we didn't mind the £1 fee to go on the pier but now, in hind site, I wouldn't visit again. There was absolutely nothing worth seeing unless you can't get enough of slot-machines where the adults are as badly behaved as the children!

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed with your visit. Most of our guests tell us they find plenty to occupy themselves - young and old alike. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

been going for years, but no more.So lets see what the Pier Management has lost as a result of this charge. Normally, the kids would have had ice creams, the mum and dad would have had teas & coffees, cakes maybe, candy floss etc etc Not to mention severel £s playing on the various arcade machines. What did they get... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

We have been forced to introduce a nominal entry fee to ensure the regular maintenance and upkeep of the structure. This costs hudreds of thousands of pounds annually, as we are subject to the elements. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very Disappointed to be faced with. £1 charge to enter the pier today ; turned round and went to Brean instead which is much better value.

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

The Grand Pier needs regular annual maintenance to ensure it is here for future generations to enjoy. We have been forced to introduce a nominal entry fee to be able to carry out the many hundreds of thousands of pounds it takes to keep the structure in tip top condition. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

It cost £1.00 to go up the pier. You should not have to pay to go and spend your money on the rides. The rides are ok and the pier is nice and clean but if you leave the pier you have to pay again to go back up later. Not on really, especially if you are,say, a family of... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

We have been forced to introduce a nominal entry fee to ensure the maintenance of the Pier. It needs many hundreds of thousands of pounds spent on it annually, to make sure it will still be here for future generations to enjoy. Kind regards Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Our family group of 8 people went to WSM and eventually went onto the pier to find these turnstiles blocking our way; £1 per person to get in. No thank you... So lets see what the Pier Management lost as a result of this charge. Normally, the kids would have had ice creams, the mums and dads would have had... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

The Grand Pier needs annual maintenance to ensure it is here for generations to come. In order to ensure its upkeep we have been forced to charge a nominal entry fee. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

Swansea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This has to be the best pier we have visited theere was plenty to keep a family entertained for hours from slot machines to go carts and loads in between ideal if the weather is bad . It had an ice cream parlour a chip shop at the entrance . first class!

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Grand Pier and found plenty to do. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Manager More

Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Been going for years with the family and knew it was expensive to do all the games etc. but at least we could along the pier and just a fish n chip special. No more. Now you have to pay £1 per person. For couples not so bad. But when there are 12-14 of us it becomes a joke. And... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

We have been forced to introduce a nominal entry fee to ensure the upkeep of the structure of the Grand Pier. It neds many hundreds of thousands of pounds spending on it annually to make sure it is still here for generatons to come. Kid regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback Mananger More

wells somerset
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Having been to the Weston pier for last 20 years with family and friends, was shocked today to see a £1 charge just to walk onto pier, i watched families, with children, grandparents, having to pay about £10 just to walk onto the pier!!!!! I always had respect for the brother and sister who owned this pier, but they have... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have been forced to introduce a nominal entrance fee to ensure the upkeep of the structure for generations to come. We have to maintain the sub structure on an annual basis, which runs into hundreds of thousands of pounds. Other attractions do not have to bear this cost. Kind regards. Susan Baxter Customer Feedback... More

swindon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

£1 to walk along a pier or pay to have a train ride... £12.50 for a wrist band or ££'s on the machines if not both... 20p to use the toilets after buying expensive drinks because you cant consume your own on the pier or take your own food on either....pay again for the train back down then walk to... More

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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review

We have been forced to introduce a nominal admission fee to maintain the Grand Pier and to ensure it is there for generations to come. North Somerset Council set the car parking and public toilet charges. These have nothing whatsoever to do with us. We sell all day unlimited ride wristbands for just £12.50 during all school holidays and every... More

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