Every year, probably since I was like 7 or 8, I’d go to Pleasureland in Southport with my mum and a couple of friends until it closed about 6 or 7 years ago. It was also such a great day out, we’d get the train over, go on all the rides, find a rock shop and get a McDonalds before getting the train back. I think it cost like £10 for two people to get in and spend all day there, such a bargain! I went on my first roller coaster here, King Solomon's mine which you’d always hit your head on the person sitting behind you at one point on the ride. I sort of got over my hate for wooden roller coasters by riding the Cyclone. We loved seeing all the lost shoes on top of the buildings while on the Sky Ride. I also discovered my love for Pirate Ships here.
It was such a great place for kids to go as you could go on all the rides unlike Alton Towers or Blackpool because of the height restrictions. It now looks really eerie with all the rides still there but the park empty.
I’m hoping to go again and take some proper photos, these are just from inside the car. There were workmen there so we’re gonna ask them if we can have a look round and take some photos.
Are there any places that you loved as a child that have now closed?