The bank holiday was a successful one for many operators as parts of the UK basked in glorious sunshine and record breaking temperatures.
Social media has been awash with positive comments and reports of marked success as Britons came out in the droves to experience the best of the UK leisure market.
“Thank you so much to all of our lovely customers who have visited us over what’s been a very busy fun filled bank holiday weekend! Special thanks must also go to our fantastic team of staff who we couldn’t be more grateful for,” said those behind Skegness Pier.
Whilst seaside resorts understandably saw high footfall classic funfairs also saw a boost. Those behind W Marshall’s Amusements,which spent the weekend sited in Lister Park West Yorkshire, commented: “That’s our Easter fair over but we’d like to say thank you all for the support to all of our customers. Next stop Keighley!”
Whilst many revellers clearly had eyes set on the beach a number of operators made sure footfall stayed high by running a range of innovative competitions and promotional offers.
Adventure Island in Southend sought to make the most of the weather by offering those visiting after 6pm half price wristbands to coincide with opening free parking. The site also made great progress in testing of its newest attraction, generating a great deal of anticipation across its social channels.
Meanwhile Mannings Amusements in Felixstowe not only held an Easter Monday craft fair in its dedicated events space, but also ran a competition for a full birthday party package (for up to 25 people) including bowling and mini gold over the weekend.
Down in Weston-super-Mare the team behind the Grand Pier announced it would be giving away free easter eggs to all its annual members upon visitation, and also used the weekend’s hot weather to launch a number of new items at its ice cream refreshment establishment.