Southport Pleasureland today confirmed that, further to securing a long lease with Sefton Council, its £multi-million plans to create a substantial and unique attractions anchor for Southport, the borough, the Liverpool City Region and beyond are to progress.

Park owner, Norman Wallis, said:  “We are delighted to have the Council on board and see this as a first step in a very real programme of work to add a new dimension to the Northern Powerhouse landscape.  Tourism is one of the areas where the UK performs most strongly, and the nature of its appeal is largely around things to see and do.

Britain is rich in heritage, beautiful landscape, historic buildings and vibrant culture.  We are set to bring to market a large-scale portfolio (a series of complimentary attractions organised around a high-profile park at its centre) families attraction that will significantly enhance this area’s cache.

“While we can’t give any more information about the exact details at this stage, due to contractual issues, what I will say is watch this space.  For us, the town and the North West we’re anticipating one heck of a ride.”