New Brighton Travel Guide
I wasn't driving at the time!
its rains too much and people drive too fast here and nothing is done about it,its a problem here
Kites Over The Mersey
The Wirral Kite Festival is now becoming an annual event. The latest (6th) festival was held in June 2008 on 'The Dips' and featured kite flyers from around the world.The two day show includes giant inflatable kites, stunt kites and a kite-making workshop. Another fun event...
BOWLING AND ARCADE FUN WITH LASERQUEST
IDEALLY PLACED ON THE SEAFRONT,THE TEN PIN BOWLING ALLEY, HAS A IMPRESSIVE SELECTION OF LANES AT ABOUT £3.50 PER GAME, AND A LASERQUEST SECTION WITH TOURNAMENTS AND A SMALL ARCADE WITH A CHAEP DINER..
GO FOR A WALK ON THE RIVER MERSEY
GO FOR A WALK ALONG THE PIER AND BEACH TOWARDS THE PARK AND CAFE AREA AND IF YU ARE FEELING FIT, WALK ALONG TO THE MERSEY FERRY AT THE DOCKS..
The newly opened £10million Spaceport isn't actually in New Brighton but if you take the 30 minute walk along the front, past the town hall, it leads you right there.Plenty of hands on attractions, the Space Dome, a couple of rides and the Star Chaser craft, part of Britains...
Easter Motorbike Run
Each year thousands of people gather in New Brighton for the annual 'Egg Run'Bikers (many in fancy dress) take easter eggs from New Brighton across Wirral to Claterbridge. An amazing sight!!
Enjoy The Simple Things!
New Brighton never fails to attract crowds on most days especially in the summer.There are not too many things to do, it is a simple sea-side resort. Small fair and the fort but apart from that most people do their own thing on the beach or the grassy dips. Football and kite...
In the aviation museum you can also have the experience of sitting inside an Anderson air raid shelter. 150,000 of these were distributed to houses with gardens. Constructed of corrugated iron, many were poorly constructed, cold and damp, but they did at least provide a...
Not much room...
Even though Dave's a big fella at 6' 2" you can see there is not much room in these shelters...must have been very uncomfortable.
Some of the exhibits are in need of updating and more professional care but the aviation exhibits of planes that have crashed and been recovered were really interesting and iform the majojority of the exhibits of this collection housed at Perch Rock Fort.Here is a picture of...
Magic Spices: Magic Spices
Probably one of the best Indian restaurants in Wirral. Magic Spices has recently been re-decorated and expanded.Fine food along with magic performed at your table and balloon bending and all round great night!!--------------------Just been to the All You Can Eat bufet....
Vale Cafe: Cafe in the Park
This cafe is handily placed in Vale Park just off Magazine Promeade - an ideal break from the promenade walk to have a drink or a more substanial snack. It was cosy and warm and there are plenty of pictures on the walls of the old tower and piers and scenes from New...
Ten Pin Bowling: Skittles
Guess I have to include this as the place of my first date with Dave ;-))
Suitable for all the family the ten pin bowling arcade is popular during the day as well as at night. Some nights leagues will be playing and there may be queues for the bowling lanes.
Dress Code: Special shoes have to be hired to prevent damage to the alleys.
Updated Feb 7, 2003
Address: Granada Ten Pin Bowling, Marine Promenade
Phone: 0151-639 1238
Plenty Of Transport!
Getting to New Brighton couldn't be easier. Take the Underground train from any where in Wirral or Liverpool
Another option is to take one of the many buses from around Wirral stop along the front.
Or, take the M 53 to the end (-;
Updated Jun 26, 2004
...these are the kind of places I like to avoid, a waste of money in my opinion.
Fun Alternatives: More fun is the ten pin bowling alley nearby
Written Feb 2, 2003
Just set back from Magazine Promenade is this little green oasis. The once resplendent bandstand which hosted summer concerts is now sadly neglected. It was one of only two of such design in the country, with a revolving roof - the other being at Eastbourne.
Originally the location of a powder magazine (Liverpool didn't want it on their side of the river!!) until population pressure moved it off-shore, in 1858 a battery of 7 10" guns was erected on the site. Set back from the river and hidden by new building, it was known as...
Seems like New Brighton is a popular place with fishermen - quite a few, even on a bright but cold February day, as the tide was going out.
Written Feb 2, 2003
Every year in July, New Brighton holds the Wirral show. Unfortunatly this year it was cold dark and a bit wet hence the photos are from the previous year!Taking place on the 'dips' along the front, it has several stalls selling anything from fudge to Greek olives to garden...
Old New Brighton
This is an old picture of New Brighton's funfair taken from the Ballroom, in its heyday of 1948. Picture courtesy of www.newbrightononline.org.uk/history/index.htm check this site out for many more such fascinating photos if interested.
The future New Brighton
Seems like there are plans afoot to give New Brighton a facelift. The promenade has been much improved but the front looks set to have a pier, a new tower and a larrge domed complex on the promeade according to these plans. Whether it can recapture the crowds of its former...
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