Monday, April 22, 2019

Renovation of the North Shore Crazy Golf course in Blackpool

The old Crazy Golf course behind the Metropole Hotel in Blackpool is re-opening soon.


North Shore Crazy Golf course in Blackpool
The North Shore Crazy Golf course last August

Blackpool Fulfilling Lives
and Blackpool and Fylde Street Angels have come together on a new project to breathe life into the old North Shore Crazy Golf course in Blackpool.

North Shore Crazy Golf course in Blackpool

The project will help homeless people in Blackpool by giving them a chance to work on the Crazy Golf course so it is playable and then staffing it for the upcoming summer season and beyond. It sounds like a brilliant plan to give people the opportunity to receive work experience, while also bringing a disused minigolf course back to life.

North Shore Crazy Golf course in Blackpool

You can find out more about the project on the Blackpool Fulfilling Lives and Blackpool and Fylde Street Angels websites and social media channels.

North Shore Crazy Golf course in Blackpool

We always enjoy visiting Blackpool and have wanted to play the North Shore Crazy Golf course since we first saw it back in 2009. We've been back a number of times since and it's always been so sad to see it closed. We're looking to playing the refurbished course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

North Shore Crazy Golf course in Blackpool

Even though we've never played the course we have collected a large number of old postcards showing the course over the years. Here are four of them.

Crazy Golf at Blackpool. B.1531. A Dennis Postcard. Postally used and sent from Oldham to Luton. Undated
Crazy Golf at Blackpool. B.1531. A Dennis Postcard. Postally used and sent from Oldham to Luton. Undated

Crazy Golf, North Shore, Blackpool. Bamforth Postcard. Postally unused, but the words 'Visited 14th April 1979' are on the reverse
Crazy Golf, North Shore, Blackpool. Bamforth Postcard. Postally unused, but the words 'Visited 14th April 1979' are on the reverse

Princess Parade, Blackpool PT18819. Publisher unknown. Posted 15 September 1970
Princess Parade, Blackpool PT18819. Publisher unknown. Posted 15 September 1970

Sending you lots of LUCK from Blackpool. Bamforth Postcard. Postally used 6 August 1986
Sending you lots of LUCK from Blackpool. Bamforth Postcard. Postally used 6 August 1986

Related blog posts:
- Blackpool
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- North Shore Crazy Golf in Blackpool in 2018
- North Shore Crazy Golf in Blackpool in 2016
- North Shore Crazy Golf in Blackpool in 2009

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Nintendo Ouija

The things you see at Car Boot Sales!

On Saturday we called in at a car boot sale at Trinity Park in Ipswich to see if we could snap up some bargains. In among all the tat we saw these two items side by side.

A Nintendo Wii games console and a Ouija Board at a Car Boot Sale in Ipswich
I was tempted to buy both, combine them and make a Nintendo Ouija

What's the strangest thing you've seen at a car boot sale?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Crazy Golf in Prestatyn

Revisiting the Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn, Wales.


Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Last month I had a fun day out in Rhyl and Prestatyn and swung by the Crazy Golf course at Drift Park.

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

The course was originally the 147th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in 2009. We've revisited the brilliant 18-hole course a number of times since.

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

New minigolf course at Otterspool Adventure in Liverpool

A new 12-hole minigolf course is being built at the Otterspool Adventure Centre in Liverpool.


A new minigolf course is being built at Otterspool Adventure in Liverpool

We're looking forward to playing the new course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Check out the Otterspool Adventure website for more information.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Rhyl Miniature Railway

A visit to Rhyl Miniature Railway.


Rhyl Miniature Railway

Last month I had a fun day out in Rhyl and Prestatyn and while there had my first look at the Rhyl Miniature Railway.

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway can be found at Marine Lake. It's the location of Britain's oldest miniature railway!

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl Miniature Railway

Crazy Golf at Drift Park in Rhyl

Revisiting the Crazy Golf course at Drift Park in Rhyl, Wales.


Crazy Golf course at Drift Park in Rhyl

Last month I had a fun day out in Rhyl and Prestatyn and swung by the Crazy Golf course at Drift Park.

Crazy Golf course at Drift Park in Rhyl

We first played the course on our road-trip around the coast of Wales in the summer of 2009. Back then it became the 145th course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We also visited the course in September 2014, September 2017, September 2018 and January 2019.

Crazy Golf course at Drift Park in Rhyl

Crazy Golf course at Drift Park in Rhyl

Crazy Golf course at Drift Park in Rhyl

Crazy Golf course at Drift Park in Rhyl

Crazy Golf course at Drift Park in Rhyl

Glow-in-the-dark Bowlingo at Mr B's amusement arcade in Rhyl

Playing Glow-in-the-dark Bowlingo at Mr B's amusement arcade in Rhyl.


Glow-in-the-dark Bowlingo at Mr B's amusement arcade in Rhyl

Last month I had a fun day out in Rhyl and Prestatyn with my friend and minigolf rival Peter Jones. As it was out of season we didn't get to have a go on the miniature railway or play any of the Crazy Golf courses there. Luckily the amusement arcades were open so we were able to have a game of UV glow-in-the-dark black light Bowlingo at Mr B's amusement arcade!

Glow-in-the-dark Bowlingo at Mr B's amusement arcade in Rhyl
The glow-in-the-dark artwork looked cool 

Glow-in-the-dark Bowlingo at Mr B's amusement arcade in Rhyl

Monday, April 15, 2019

New minigolf course planned for Cineworld Middlesbrough

A new minigolf course could be built at Cineworld Middlesbrough.


Cineworld Middlesbrough are looking to expand and the plans include adding a new minigolf course at the venue.


A new minigolf course could be built at Cineworld Middlesbrough

Check out the Cineworld Middlesbrough website for more information.

We're looking forward to playing the new course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Related blog posts:
- Middlesborough
- New course

New Pirate Adventure Golf course at Middlesbrough Sports Village

A new Adventure Golf course will be built at Middlesbrough Sports Village.


The team at Showcase Greens have announced that they will be building a new Adventure Golf course at Middlesbrough Sports Village.


A new Adventure Golf course will be built at Middlesbrough Sports Village

The new course will have a Pirate theme.


Check out the Showcase Greens website for more information.

We're looking forward to playing the new course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Related blog posts:
- Adventure Golf
- New course
- Middlesbrough

Saturday, April 13, 2019

National Miniature Golf Day 2019

It's less than a month until National Miniature Golf Day 2019.

The first of the years Miniature Golf Days is fast approaching.

National Miniature Golf Day falls on the second Saturday in May, this year that's Saturday 11th May.

Where will you be playing?

Playing Crazy Golf at the North Marine Putting Greens in Bridlington
Playing Crazy Golf at the North Marine Putting Greens in Bridlington

For some ideas and inspiration check out our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour blog post to see the 850+ courses we've visited on our travels since 2006.

Each year there are two annual 'days' to celebrate the game. The first is National Miniature Golf Day, while the second of these awareness days is Miniature Golf Day on the 21st of September.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing

A look at Splash Point Mini Golf in Worthing's Denton Gardens.


Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
The loop-di-loop hole - a good ace opportunity on the course

On Saturday 6th April we revisited one of our favourite miniature golf courses in the country as we called in for a game at Splash Point Mini Golf in Denton Gardens, Worthing.

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
A view of hole 16

Minigolf has been played in Denton Gardens since 1905 and the 18-hole Splash Point Mini Golf course opened in 2010.

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Emily playing the lighthouse hole

The layout was the 181st course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We're now up to 862 courses on our travels since September 2006.

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Playing the hardest hole on the course

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
I managed to set the day's best score - at 11am

Visit the Splash Point Mini Golf website and follow the course on Twitter.

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
A top tip for hole 1

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 1

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 2

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 2

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
A top tip for hole 3

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 3
 
Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 4

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 5

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 6

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 6

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 7

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
The hardest hole on the course

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 8

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 8

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 9

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 10

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 11

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 12

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 12

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 13

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 13

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 14

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 15

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 16

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 16


Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 16

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 16

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 17

Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing
Hole 18

Link:

Splash Point Mini Golf website

Related blog posts:
- Worthing
- Splash Point Mini Golf
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour