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.
|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!'
I don't think I have ever seen so many pumpkins in one place before. There are thousands of them there!
|The pumpkins came in all shapes and sizes|
|Plenty of characters too|
|Some were ominously congregating|
|Others were on their own|
|There were clowns|
|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|
|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.
|We dared to enter the haunted maze|
|A view of the outside world from within the maze|
|We escaped - as did our shadows|
Check out the Southport Pleasureland website for more information and opening times.
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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