Silcocks celebrate 30 years at Funland Southport FREE rides for kids Thursday 12th September September 10th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Thirty years ago on 12th September in 1983 the Silcock family purchased the Southport Leisure Centre, on the resort’s Pier Forecourt, from the First Leisure Group which then incorporated the “Follies” nightclub, famous for its Thursday Rock Nights with Disc Jockey – Darryll Jay. The Silcock family recognised the changes that were taking place within the tourism industry, and that was when, using their wide experience they invested in converting the building into Funland. An attraction that has proved very popular and is open 364 days a year. Now known as the Silcock Leisure Group, Silcocks are one of the largest employers in Southport, and have extended their business into Blackpool. To commemorate the history of Funland, Silcock Leisure Group have presented one of the original Follies mirrors – suitably framed to Trina Davies. Trina provided the entertainment at the opening of the nightclub in November 1979. The Silcock family along with Silcock Leisure Group are committed to Southport’s Tourism Industry, and take every opportunity to consider future development of Funland and its other attractions within the resort. To celebrate our 30th Birthday we will be offering the following at Funland on Thursday 12th September from 11am till Close • Free Rides All Day on our Top Gear Ride (Suitable for Ages 2-7) • 50 Free Game Zone Tickets when you spend 100 Tickets • Half Price Ice Cream & Candy Floss with vouchers below • Double Tokens for Gold Card Members • Free Cuddly Toy Prize Draws All Day • Other Surprises on the day Photo above of Funland (Golden Goose) 30 Years ago. Related Comments comments!