Storms prevent east coast theme parks opening

Wipeout rollercoaster at Pleasurewood Hills

Stormy weather on Easter Monday prevented several east coast theme parks from opening.

Pleasurewood Hills in Norfolk and North East Lincolnshire’s Pleasure Island both took the decision to remain closed.

They were joined in their decision by the Pleasure Beach amusement park in Great Yarmouth.

An announcement by Pleasurewood Hills said that its decision had been taken in the interests of public safety.

“After careful consideration, Pleasurewood Hills will not open on 28 March due to the high winds forecast,” a statement read.

“This decision has been taken with public safety in mind and the disruption the high winds may cause.”

Cleethorpes-based Pleasure Island took the decision to close this morning, citing “heavy rainfall” and “extensive flooding”.

No significant damage has been reported at either theme park, with both intending to reopen as normal on Tuesday.