Poor start to season for Pleasure Island

Pleasure Island has endured one its quietest starts to a season since it opened in 1993.

Wet weather and the potential for fuel strikes have contributed to a poor opening to the Cleethorpes theme park’s opening.

Director Melanie Wood told this website: “Not only have we had the worst weather in decades but when you have government personnel declaring that the country should be on alert for a fuel shortage (just before Easter), then it is no wonder that things have been very tough.

“No one was going to make unnecessary trips for a day out if there was no guarantee of getting fuel for the necessary trips such as getting to school and work.”

Humber Bridge toll reduction

Mrs Wood is still remaining positive, particularly given a recent reduction in tolls for crossing the Humber Bridge, which connects northern Lincolnshire to Hull and the East Riding.

Prices were lowered from £3 to £1.50 per crossing earlier this year.

“The reduction in the toll can only be good news for Cleethorpes but we haven’t really had the opportunity to assess this as yet.

“I am confident however that if the sun shines, we will see a huge influx of visitors from the other side of the Humber,” she said.

The park is running a 2 for 1 offer through its Facebook page during next week’s half term holidays in an attempt to boost visitor numbers.