Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland: Hours, Address, Southport Pleasureland Reviews: 3.5/5

Southport Pleasureland
3.5
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
With lots to see and do, rides to suit everyone 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. We have expanded the park with new rides to experience, performances around the park by our resident actors and magician, a new coffee area serving beautiful Illy coffee, fun and games on the stalls, gift shop, food and drink outlets. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the park.
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Sah82
Stoke-on-Trent, UK170 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Really enjoyable day. We are regular visitors to Southport and pleasure land, this was the first visit since Covid. Had to pre book the tickets and pay online which actually works out a lot better and cheaper as once you are in the park with your wristband you can ride as many times as you like instead of paying for tokens for each ride. This also meant that I could go on all the bigger rides with my daughter which normally she wouldn’t go on by herself and would of been too expensive to pay for us both on each ride. It was half term and the longest we queued for a ride was about 10 minutes. We ate at the park, there’s a chip shop and a burger van. We had burgers and fries and it was lovely, good price too as they were quality burgers. They have started to extend the park along the front by the beach so it’s lovely and spacious and they have made room for more rides. Pleasure land is definitely on the up! The only thing that let it down in the circumstances was that even though there were Covid safety measures like satanising stations and rides been cleaned down there was no social distancing what so ever and virtually no adults wearing masks when waiting to go onto rides.
Written June 4, 2021
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James H
Stoke-on-Trent, UK204 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Good day out overall for all the family. It was very busy! This park really needs another entrance or open earlier because we spent the first part of our day at Pleasure Land queueing half way around the lake to actually get into the park. We had pre booked our tickets so it was very annoying that we then had to spend the first part of our day waiting to get it with other jumping in the queue ahead of us. Good selection of rides for all the family and its good to see it extended this year. The one thing I did notice was there was NO social distancing and no reminders as there are at other parks. Really would like some money back for the first hour we spent waiting to enter that we paid for.
Written June 4, 2021
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Gale
Burnley, UK77 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We have been here numerous times and before you paid for each ride which can get expensive. I like the fact you pay for the day. We only paid 12 pounds each so we felt we got value for money. I think it was an offer when we visited. I don't think you should be expected to pay if you aren't going on rides though.
The queue to get in was massive but we didn't wait long to get in.
We didn't wait too long for rides but noticed after 2pm the queues seemed longer.
We enjoyed our day and our 12 year old loved the rides.
Written August 23, 2021
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Megan R
4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
I visited with my two teens, baby and toddler this weekend for the Day of the Dead event, which was fantastic in 2019. To say I was disappointed is an understatement.

Firstly, they had sold far, far too many tickets so the crowds were awful and the queues were shocking. An hour for the ghost train, 20 mins for a baby ride that lasted less than a minute. 40 mins at the bar before we gave up.

The rides are all cheap, tatty and what you would expect from a travelling fair - no decent rides at all for the teens, and the baby rides all had older children pushing shoving and misbehaving on them, which staff did not deal with.

Unlike 2019, the performances were all shoved in a corner, low down so only the front row of people could see them. According to the few guests who did catch the performances, the same two 10 min acts were repeated 4 times - huge let down from last time.

All in all I paid £120 to queue and push through crowds. The fireworks were quite good but didnt last long - that was literally the only good point. I complained to management and have had a dismissive reply, just saying that they arent obliged to limit numbers any more.

I grew up going to Pleasureland and have always taken my kids there but never again. For an extra few quid you could go to Blackpool which has decent rides and a proper service. Avoid at all costs.
Written November 8, 2021
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natalie
Droylsden, UK27 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
We visited the park this weekend for the Day of dead event and to be honest we booked this over a week ago for entry to the park including full use of rides, and apparently a show, some kind of Day of the dead event but while in the park we only seen 2 people dressed up to do with this? We caught the fireworks but other than that we might as well just paid to go on the rides which to be honest the queues for all rides were really bad, and the some of the rides were broke, we made the mistake of getting in the queue for the Ghost train 1 half hours of queuing to only get to the front and have to still wait as there was a mechanical problem when finally on it was a complete waste of time so don't bother with that one. The beers was really expensive £4.50 for a pint of lager and Hot Donuts with no sugar cos they had run out?? I think considering it was Day of the Dead event it could have been more organised. We spent the weekend in Southport which luckily was lovely but won't probably come to the park again. Very overpriced for what you get!!
Written November 7, 2021
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Holidaylover091
Wallasey, UK179 contributions
Aug 2021
£40 for two adults and 2 children, even though the website says you pay as you ride. Then told we could only go in when pre-ordered on line - nothing about this on the website. When we had finally jumped through all the hoops and got in we found that many of the things are charged extra (£5 each for trampoline for 5 mins!!) Some of the children's rides have broken seat belts, many rides supervised by one teenager, a disaster just waiting to happen. Whole place looks uncared for and falling apart. Not impressed, nether were the children.
Written August 18, 2021
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David M
15 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We booked online entry passes to the park as Covid restrictions in place to control the amount of visitors entering the park. But when we arrived there It seemed a free for all as as the day went on every Tom dick and Harry was being let into the park. So much so an hour or two into the day ques long and we waited over an hour just for the ghost train ride that lasted no longer than a minute to get through it. The food place was a continuous que and many shops or food stalls wouldn’t accept card. The only cash machine on site was out of order. The kids and myself has a brilliant time on the rides! There were many rides for all ages and they seemed to be making the best of run down fairground rides. The park needed updating but overall we still had a great day out and would go again depending on the weather.
Written May 24, 2021
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Kayleigh-Jade C
12 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We came here on Saturday for my birthday very excited as they bragged about being covid secure etc all over their social media pages and website.
Turned up and we seemed to be the only ones wearing masks.
Most staff wearing them as neck warmers, I’m aware the weather is/was hot but they’re there as precaution !
The only good thing is how quick check in was.

The car park linked was a farce you had to drive into your spot, you weren’t allowed to reverse into it for health and safety? 🥴😂 Makes 0 sense because when you’re leaving you’re then having to look out for little kids running behind your car while trying to leave a very packed car park anyway.

We only went on three attractions before deciding to leave
The fun house where there was a little boy in front of us terrified and sobbing of going through the spinning barrel.
I rang my mum who was outside to explain the situation and the staff member wasn’t very helpful and said “i’m not turning it off otherwise my ride is off for the day then”.
So then we had to go back on a one way system against families who he carried on letting on the ride before we could get off.

Then the grand canyon coaster which states “great for all the family”.
I went on with my sister and very rudely told “you’re too fat for the ride”.
I walked off in tears, not only embarrassed but upset and then I didn’t go on any of the other attractions to avoid any more embarrassment.

Neil, the manager we did speak to said he was going to speak to the staff member; but managers make a lot of promises and never carry out with them.
Written July 21, 2021
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Xvish
Falkirk, UK9 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
£25 per rider and £8 per entrant.

Just for entry it’s £8 ?… that’s £41 for family of 3.
Designed to rip you off.

Once you are inside you just feel like most things around you are designed for pay and ride. Many rides a child would like to go for are paid starting from £3.50 to £5.00 per ride. Check the photos of rides or games which are paid.

Car park online is £6 but there is another car park just around for £2 whole day.

Any food and drink is bit expensive. If you are vegan and vegetarian … then there is nothing much on the offer. We ate chips and Crepe.

Many free rides do exist and are fun. You can see them on their website and make up your mind.

ATM inside charges you for withdrawal.

Staff are good… and courteous.

Tips for management : Make all paid rides and games to be covered under £25 rider charge. We feel cheated to find interesting rides are paid.
Add more choice for food and drink and price them reasonably.
Written September 11, 2021
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KERRY B
1 contribution
Jul 2021
I took my nephews to Southport Pleasure Land over the weekend to see the show 'Alice in Pleasure Land'. I had heard about this show through word of mouth. I was not disappointed! The actors were fantastic, had us laughing from start to finish! Great audience interaction and the children were mesmerised, by not just the actors, but the lights, sound and interactive walk through of Alice's Wonderland! This show has been so well thought out with the whole walk in experience, build up of the show, the actual show and the character meet and greet after the show. It was BRILLIANT! I highly recommend going to see this show as it is fun for ALL the family, not just the children. The tickets are cheap in comparison to the theatrical experience you endeavour, definitely worth your money!! It is on every weekend throughout Summer! I can't wait to go again!
Written July 13, 2021
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Southport Pleasureland is open:
  • Mon - Wed 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM