Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston and Southport MP Damien Moore paid a visit to Southport Pleasureland and Silcock’s Funland on Friday.
Universal Attractions and Southport Pleasureland CEO Norman Wallis hosted a visit from Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston and the town’s MP Damien Moore last Friday (18 March).
The Minister was at the park to find out first-hand about Pleasureland’s transformation to a year-round international-scale theme park and a focal point for the regeneration of the town’s visitor economy.
Mr Huddleston’s visit coincided with an announcement from Mr Wallis that the level of investment for the development is “just short of £100 million”.
The Minister welcomed the plans, particularly the commitment to delivering the UK’s first net zero carbon theme park and its contribution to the Government’s Levelling Up ambitions commenting, “you are doing all the right things”.
Silcock Leisure Group, meanwhile, said they were thrilled to greet the Tourism Minister as he and Damien Moore also visited Silcock’s famous carousel at Southport pier. The pair were taken on a tour of the Funland amusement complex. Operations Manager Serena Silcock-Prince commented that, “we are all looking forward to this Easter and summer season … it’s our first Easter holidays in 3 years due to the pandemic. Staycations are so popular at the moment and you really can’t beat the traditional family fun of the sunny seaside, fish & chips, a carousel ride & ice cream!”
Pictured (top) are Pleasureland CEO Normal Wallis with Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston and Southport MP Damien Moore.