Sunday, October 09, 2016

A visit to Southport Pleasureland

Southport Pleasureland, the 'Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!'


We recently returned to Southport for the first time since September 2009 and we were pleasantly surprised to see that the Pleasureland theme park had reopened. Not only that, but it looked to be doing very well and they had really gone to town on the Halloween theming.

At Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
We survived the haunted maze at Southport Pleasureland

In fact they've gone so far as to declare themselves the 'Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!'

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!

I don't think I have ever seen so many pumpkins in one place before. There are thousands of them there!

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
The pumpkins came in all shapes and sizes

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
Plenty of characters too

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
Some were ominously congragating

Others were on their own

Southport Pleasureland - the Happy Halloween Capital of the UK!
There were clowns

Halloween pumpkin at Southport Pleasureland
'Sleeping' ones

Halloween pumpkin at Southport Pleasureland
And more traditional Jack-o'-lanterns

Unfortunately since our previous visit the Moroccan Adventure Golf course has been removed as the park has had extensive changes made. The area that was once home to the minigolf course is now a pathway. A shame really.

The Adventure Golf course at Pleasureland Southport as it was just after the theme park had been left abandoned in 2009
The Adventure Golf course at Pleasureland Southport as it was just after the theme park had been left abandoned in 2009

Southport Pleasureland
What the same area looks like now

However, the rest of Pleasureland is great. We really enjoyed our wander round - especially the walk through the haunted maze.

The maze at Southport Pleasureland
We dared to enter the haunted maze

The maze at Southport Pleasureland
A view of the outside world from within the maze

The maze at Southport Pleasureland
We escaped - as did our shadows

The maze at Southport Pleasureland

Check out the Southport Pleasureland website for more information and opening times.

Southport Pleasureland

You can see the blog post from our visit to Pleasure Land in 2009 in our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour archives.

Southport is still home to plenty of other Crazy Golf options and a lot of other things to keep you entertained. We're looking forward to our next visit and keep 'em peeled for more blog posts from our trip to Southport that are coming up.

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