Southport Pleasureland is one of the North West’s top attractions. The theme park is based right on the seafront within easy walking distance of the town centre.
They offer a great selection of rides and stalls, attractive landscaped grounds plus plenty of food and drink outlets (though they happy for guests to bring their own picnics if they prefer).
Best of all, there are few queues.
Southport Pleasureland offers a good selection of rides to suit all ages and preferences. Rides include the Log Flume, Looping Coaster, Rocket Coaster, Dodgems, Frisbee and Waltzer.
There are also smaller rides suitable for small children and toddlers (Canoes etc.) plus carnival games like the Arabian Derby.
Pleasureland is open from 11am to 6pm on weekends, and 11am to 5pm on weekdays.
See the official Southport Pleasureland website (details in information box below) for a full calendar of opening dates and times.
The park operates a pre-book wristband system, including a discounted wristband for non-riders. For details of prices see the official website (link in information box at end of this page).
Facilities at Pleasureland include car parking, baby change units, disabled toilets, and cash machines, and food and drink outlets.
Location & Directions
Southport Pleasureland is located on Marine Drive/Esplanade on Southport seafront. Sat nav users can use the postcode PR8 1RX to find it.
The park is approximately 15 minutes walk from Southport Train Station. Walking will take you through the beautiful King’s Gardens.
Visitors can also take the Pleasureland Miniature Railway to reach the park. It runs from Marine Parade Station (near Southport Pier) to Pleasureland Station (outside the park’s main entrance).
There has been an amusement park on the same site as Pleasureland for over 100 years. The current owner, Norman Wallis, has family connections to the original attraction.
Norman took over the park in 2007 after Blackpool Pleasure Beach closed the site, dismantling and destroying most of the remaining attractions and infrastructure. It has been a labour of love for Norman to bring it back to the high standard it has reached today. The work hasn’t stopped with Norman adding new attractions each season.