Skegness Pier
Skegness Pier
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Skegness Pier was built in 1881. It is one of the East Coast's largest and most multi-faceted family entertainment centres with an American themed Qubica AMF Ten Lane Bowling Centre, Hollywood Bar and Diner, Laser Quest, Escape Rooms, Captain Kids Adventure World, Pier Beach Bar and The Hologate Virtual Reality System. This is the fastest growing Virtual Reality System in the World and Hologate is the Worldwide Market Leader. It also boasts a vast choice of Amusement machines that give out tickets for Prizes which can be saved up on a Skegness Pier Loyalty card. We have a large Prize shop with lots to choose from, Casino area with the latest Casino machines, several Catering Outlets, a large family fun outside deck area, Camel Racing and more!!! We are open all year and admission is FREE.
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4.0
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Gaz
3 contributions
Family
Having just spent a week in sunny Skeggy from Derbyshire we went to the pier arcade most nights.

The kids love the games here and the little ones love the 2p machines.

We tried it all, great value and something for everyone. The indoor adventure and soft play is great for the little ones if you want a breather and good value. £7 for a 2 hour session for over 3s with a good cafe and plenty of comfy adult seating all with the peace of mind the little ones can't escape thanks to the security gates and CCTV.

In the evening the arcade does feel a little understaffed for such a big place as the 3/4 members of staff working seemed to be rushed off their feet and being pulled from pillar to post fixing machines and giving prizes. Saying this all off the staff are friendly, full of smiles and willing to help.

I got chatting to one of the staff Dave who was wonderful with the kids, nothing was too much trouble no matter how many times they won a prize or needed his help. He was super busy but even when the kids took their time at the prize counterhe was full of smile, conversation and telling them not too rush.

They say the staff really make a place and here I really believe it. Dave and the other smiley bald chap you're doing a smashing job and the kids are really greatful for you help and making it a brilliant experience.

I really hope your manager or something high up reads this and gives you both the credit and well done you deserve.

Thank you and because of you we will be back.
Written August 22, 2022
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Mark J
Bulkington, UK304 contributions
Friends
5 out of 5. The pier and entertainment centres are well worth a visit if your young or old, on your own or with family. The centre and pier this year are going through an overhaul, however don't be put off by this, do go and enjoy yourself. The pier has a new bar selling various alcoholic drinks. There is a new climbing attraction for the family to use. There is the Captain Kid Cafe which does a good choice of food and drink at reasonable prices. The toilets are the area that needs improvement. Despite being checked every hour I found soap dispensing boxes empty and hand dryers not working! Not impressed during covid. Plans are for the pier to be extended, if this happens I will be very happy indeed.
Written June 9, 2021
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Thank you for your great review! We hope you enjoyed your visit.
Written June 28, 2021
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Claire W
Wainfleet All Saints, UK17 contributions
Family
Spent the entire day on the pier out of season with unlimited wristbands for 5 children. £27 each, so not cheap but they absolutely loved the variety of activities available, on a cold wet day, with very few other people around. There were reduced staff so had to find someone to help on a couple of occasions, but they were friendly and willing to help. Well done to The Pier for a lovely birthday day out for my 14 year oold son.
Written November 21, 2021
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twoleftfeet2
Chester, UK24 contributions
Family
If you like being treated with respect avoid Coffee and Doughnuts on the pier.

It is ran by a rude and passive aggressive woman who charges £1.50 for 2 Doughnuts and £4 for 5. When you ask if you can have 4 Doughnuts because it works out cheaper she gets snotty with you, refuses to change your order, blames CCTV and says "that's the price I have to charge I'm being watched" then says "do you want me to bin these 5 doughnuts? Or are you keeping them" lies lies lies.

Overpriced and rude outlet. Go somewhere else.
Written September 3, 2021
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Karl
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Solo
Since the revamp under new ownership they have stripped everything fun out of the venue.

It is now centred around an overpriced bar with live acts & kiddy things like a softplay & clip & climb. None of my kids are bothered about the climbing despite me bigging it up to them thinking they'd like it & who is going to travel far for softplay when most places have that.

Most of the coin pushers have been removed & there are no fruit machines any more. It's all about gambling to win tickets now...granted thats always been a thing but you're never going to get anything decent & it's a fool's game.

Mellors have ruined the place for me & i ised to spend hours at the place regularly but it's actually made me not bother with Skegness as theres less to do & it's not worth the travel time.

I don't rate fantasy island at all either & it's much less of a seaside experience now as there are cafes, bars & soft play everywhere.

Too child orientated now & not worth a visit for me.
Written June 5, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback! Without it we would not be able to continually improve. We hope you have a fantastic day.
Written June 28, 2021
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Lou R
9 contributions
Family
We arrived at 5pm and entered via the disabled / ramped access at the side of the pier through the arcade. We walked to the back to go onto the pier itself. Nothing on the pier was open but this could have been the time.
We walked to the edge of the pier and it was nice to see the sea, clean beach ect.

We walked back into the arcade where we played 5 goes on a small crane machine, I put in another £1 for 5 goes and a employee walked passed us to tell us they were closing. I looked at my husband and we were both in shock. This is the week before May half term? Closing before 5.30pm just didn’t seem right?!

We made our way back through the arcade to the ramped exit & on the way we passed a few members of staff who looked at us & looked their watches & rolled their eyes.

Still can’t believe they closed so early, is this normal? We do not know, just be aware when visiting, maybe go earlier 😊
Written May 25, 2022
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dougaye
Gravesend, UK35 contributions
Family
OMG you must try the cocktails at Playa On the Pier. It really makes you appreciate what a decent cocktail tastes like. Use this as your benchmark for a worst tasting, anything else will be better. New signature cocktail, one sip and my wife said NO!!!!! Asked to return and told that they do not do returns, hevause someone does not like the drink. Great customer service.... Will come again when I want to annoy my enemies.
Written August 27, 2022
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rachey6464
Ipswich, UK485 contributions
Couples
Visited the pier a few times while in skegness, not much has changed since the 80s but that's what makes it iconic.
Arcade area at the start of pier with a cafe, 10 pin bowling and large soft play area inside (which is currently closed due to COVID) a coffee shop on the pier boardwalk and a few smaller child fairground rides including a large bouncy slide and water walkers.
Plenty of seating all the way along with pay to view telescopes.
Although things look a bit tired and dated its kept clean and tidy.
Never can have a day out on the beach without visiting the pier for a few slots and an ice cream.
Written August 9, 2020
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Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back again soon :)
Written August 13, 2020
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Harry
Glossop, UK5 contributions
Family
I’ve been to plenty of piers in my life time but I can honestly say Skegness Pier is one to come back to again and again! Staff are excellent and maintain the pier very well and to a high standard. There is lots to do, you could probably spend the whole day here from a bowling to lazar quest to relaxing on the pier. It’s great for all ages as there is a cheap play area for children which is kept very clean to sitting out and having an ice cream on the pier. The staff are friendly and lively also! Thanks for a great time :)
Written July 31, 2021
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Thank you for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back.
Written August 12, 2021
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Mark J
Bulkington, UK304 contributions
Friends
The pier is fun to visit and unwind there is a deck chair hire facility here and benches to sit and relax. The floor is spacious to get around and telescopes available to view out to see. There are no toilets on the pier but there are ones near by in the Captain kid pier amusements buildings, both able and disabled toilets available. There is a nice cream, tea shop and beach shop on the pier should you need them. All of them sell good a variety of things to eat,drink or items for the beach. There are children's amusements on the pier at the rear end by the amusements centre. If the weather is bad there is no cover from the rain! This is a wonderful place to visit and well worth it.
Written September 3, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 star review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We do have several free toilet blocks throughout the pier. Furthermore you can enjoy Skegness Pier come rain or shine. We have lots of indoor entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Written September 16, 2020
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