Showing posts with label Canvey Island. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canvey Island. Show all posts

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island (re-visit Dec 11)

On Sunday 4th of December 2011 we made a revisit to Canvey Island and went to check out the 9-hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course at Fantasy Island (formerly 'Cheeky Monkey's Outdoor World'!).

Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island

The course is still there and appeared to have had a bit of a paint job since my last visit, when I got to play the course, in April 2009. The course is still un-felted though.

Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island

Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island

Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island


Previous Canvey Island Crazy Golf Blog Posts:
- November 2008 - 10 Minutes in Canvey Island
- April 2009 - Minigolf Course Visit No. 87 - Canvey Island

Video: Canvey Island's Fantasy Island Amusement Park - Out of Season (Dec 2011)

Related blog posts:
List of courses visited and played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex
Canvey Island

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Las Vegas on Canvey Island

On our way back from Southend-on-Sea we made a revisit to Canvey Island where we found another Las Vegas Amusement Arcade.

Photo: Richard Gottfried outside the Las Vegas Casino in Canvey Island. He won one token from the 2p pusher
Richard outside the Las Vegas Casino in Canvey Island. He won one token from the 2p pusher

Related blog posts:
- Little Las Vegas in Wallingford
- Skeg-Vegas!
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour #248 Hunstanton (Vegas Amusement Arcade) - Crazy Golf
- BIG Buttons in Liverpool
- 10 Minutes in Canvey Island
List of courses visited and played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex
Canvey Island

Check out other Blog Posts about 'Las Vegas'.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Bay Museum on Canvey Island, Essex

On our drive to the seafront in Canvey Island on the 4th of December I spotted a sign, next to a white building beside the sea wall, which said that the Bay Museum was open. On our previous visits to Canvey Island I hadn’t noticed the building or museum.

The Bay Museum on Canvey Island, Essex

Emily and I are always travelling around looking for new places to visit and things to do and so we popped in to have a look around. We found out it was formerly a Degaussing Station for passing ships during The Cold War and became a Museum of Military History in 2010.

We were very impressed to see the number of exhibits that are displayed in the relatively small space available inside the two storey building and the knowledge of the Curators was excellent. I particularly enjoyed finding out about the Fencing Musket that was displayed, as I’d never heard of the ‘weapon’ before visiting, and one of the Curators allowed me to ‘use it’ too!

The Bay Museum is open on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Entry is free (donations welcome) and it is well worth a visit.

Monday, May 09, 2011

18 Minutes in Brightlingsea

Having previously spent 10 minutes in Canvey Island on our travels, followed by 45 Minutes on Barry Island, we visited Brightlingsea on the 8th May 2011 where we spent 18 minutes.




Not a bad spot, but not much to do. There were some very nice views out to sea and Mersea Island (another place on our 'to visit' list).

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Canvey Island and its Crazy Golf

The Diamond Geezer Blog has published an interesting post about Canvey Island which gave a mention to the 'lacklustre' Crazy Golf course with a link to my post about the 10 minutes we spent in Canvey Island last November.

Link: Diamond Geezer's Canvey Island Blog Post

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Minigolf Course Visit No. 87 - Canvey Island

Minigolf Course Visit No. 87 was to the Arnold Palmer Minigolf course on Canvey Island.

The course used to be 18-holes but is now a 9-hole course.

Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island
Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island
Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island
Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island
Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island
Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island on Canvey Island
Canvey Island
Two rounds played with a 25(+7) and a 23(+5) scored. Three Aces.

Related blog posts:
List of courses visited and played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex
Canvey Island
10 Minutes in Canvey Island

Sunday, November 16, 2008

10 Minutes in Canvey Island

Richard Gottfried on Canvey Island
On a trip to Southend-on-Sea today we decided to take a quick detour to Canvey Island as it was on our 'seasides to visit' list.

Despite the driving rain we decided to brave the elements and have a walk along the seafront and to our amazement what did we discover but a 9-Hole Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Cheeky Monkey's Fun Fair that was previously unknown to us!

Crazy Golf at Cheeky Monkey's Outdoor World on Canvey Island
Crazy Golf at Cheeky Monkey's Outdoor World on Canvey Island
Crazy Golf at Cheeky Monkey's Outdoor World on Canvey Island
Crazy Golf at Cheeky Monkey's Outdoor World on Canvey Island
Unfortunately it was closed (what with it being a very wet day in November), but we'll be back in Canvey Island in 2009 to test it out and give it a Crazy World of Minigolf Tour play.

Crazy Golf at Cheeky Monkey's Outdoor World on Canvey Island
Related blog posts:
List of courses visited and played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex
Canvey Island
10 Minutes in Canvey Island