Southport Things to Do

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    TAKE ALONG WALK ON A LONG PIER

    by jetwind Written Jun 28, 2006

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    The Pier

    Was originally built in 1860 and was extended later that decade to massive 4,380 feet in length making it the second largest in the world.
    The pier under took a renovation in 2000 and reopened to the public with sleeker and safer pier. There is train that runs the entire length of the pier otherwise you can walk the length should you feel fit. You can start right at very beginning or at halfway point near the beach front road. Once you’ve reached the end you can enjoy a drink in the café and if the weather is with you –you can see Blackpool across the bay.

    The train on the pier costs
    Adult £1.20 one way and Child £0.60 one way

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    HAVE A RIDE ON THE PLEASURELAND THEME PARK

    by jhorsfield30 Written Sep 15, 2005

    Pleasureland was opened in King’s Gardens, Southport, in 1912 with a Helter Skelter and figure eight rollercoaster. By 1924 the addition of a water chute, boats on the Marine Lake and a Hiram Maxim Flying Machine meant the park had outgrown its site and the rides and attractions were re-located to the park’s present site on the beachfront.

    Personally, I hate fast rides, however, there is something for everyone here and the prices are reasonable if you go for the saver bands which are cheaper in the winter.
    Open all year round I believe, I have been visiting this fair for many years and found it a good range of rides, shops and arcades to keep all amused.

    I would suggest to watch out for misbehaving children as always

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    HAVE A WALK ALONG THE PIER

    by jhorsfield30 Written Sep 15, 2005

    A great stroll with nice views of the beach either side and the wind cutting through.
    I have seen all ages and levels of fitness simply enjoy the stroll across the sands on this bridge.

    Good to get the old heart going..

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    Paintballing!!

    by SueWarwick Written Apr 20, 2005

    Frontline Paintball is situated in the 'Leisure Lakes' complex just outside Southport

    Rolling around in mud and getting shot at by your work mates is actually more fun than it sounds (but rather painful at times!)

    For about £30 you get a good day out in the fresh woodland air with you lunch thrown in what more could you ask for (...well apart from a direct hit on your boss!)

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    Roller Coaster and Fancy Lights

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 8, 2005

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    Enlarge the pic and you will see the roller coaster rides of the Pleasureland Park just off Marine Drive. Notice too the fancy art lights of the promenade. An obelisk on the promenade here marks the beginning of the trans pennine trail too.

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    Beach but Where's the Sea?

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 27, 2005

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    The beach is a huge expanse - so great for all those family beach games and activiites - the one draw back though is that the sea can be such a long way out when the tide is out its difficult to even see the sea :-S

    Southport Beach
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    Town Hall

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 27, 2005

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    Southport's Town Hall, found in the centre of Lord Street, is a fine example of the classical architecture that can be found here. Just is front is a cafe and the tourist information centre is also nearby. Leaflets and information about Southport's attractions and hotels are readily availbale here.

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    Smallest Pub in Britain

    by sandysmith Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Down by the lakeside - just near where the paddle steamer boat trips can be taken - is this pub which claims to be the smallest in Britain - didn't go inside as their was a couple of people already in and there was no more room!

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    Stroll along Southport Pier

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 26, 2005

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    I'm glad to say the Southport Pier has been restored - at some considerable cost though of 7 million pounds. It is the oldest iron pleasure pier in existence though - being built in 1860 and is also the second longest pier in the country so I guess the restoration is worth it.

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    Pier Pavillion

    by sandysmith Written Mar 20, 2005

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    At the end of Southport's long Pier is the Pavillion with its cafe, toilets and penny arcade machines. Now these ones are much better then the modern arcade games as they are the lovely old machines - which take the old penny (there are change machines) inside so if you have old pennies at home bring them as they are then worth 10 new pennies! They are originals from many other areas like Brighton pier. There are what the butler didn't see film shows as well as pin ball machines and penny pushers - lovely old fun and very kitsch.

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    War Memorial

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 19, 2005

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    The large war memorial is huge - some said too large - when it was consecrated in 1923.
    However its a pleasant place to sit and reflect with your memories I think - very apt there are two reflecting pools, one on either side of the memorial.

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    Lakeside Railway

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 19, 2005

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    An activity for the young ones again is a ride on the single track, lakeside miniature railway. It starts by the pleasureland station and then passes Princes Park and along the edge of the marine lake terminating near the Southport Pier.

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    Marine Lake

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 8, 2005

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    A popular place to walk in Southport is alongside the large marine lake. In summer there are steam padddle trips available on the Mississippi style " Southport Belle" and other boating activites such as jet boat rides.

    Marine Lake

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    Marine Drive

    by sandysmith Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Marine Drive is a long stretch of road separating Marine Lake from the beach. Formerly prone to being closed due to high tides several times a year - a flood barrier has done much to prevent the problem flooding.

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    Pleasureland

    by sandysmith Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Of course no seaside town would be complete without its fun park and Southport is no exception. Pleasureland is the place for the kids amongst you! Its claims to fame are:
    one of the UK's biggest amusement parks, with 5 thrilling rollercoasters including The Traumatizer - the country's tallest, fastest suspended looping roller coaster, Europe's only Chaos ride and the fabulous Lucozade Spaceshot. Together there are some 100 rides and attractions - check out the website if interested for up to date attractions and pricing information.

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