Blackpool Pleasure Beach records small loss

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach recorded a loss of £2,000 after tax for the year ending 22 March 2016, accounts show.

The Lancashire amusement park returned to the red following the £212,000 post-tax profit recorded during the preceding 12-month period, which was the first profit recorded for several years.

However, the wider company which includes the Thompson family’s wider interests in the park’s hotel and financial services, recorded £517,000 profit after tax.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Holdings) Limited’s post-tax profits were £826,000 in the preceding 12-month period.

Annual accounts show that Pleasure Beach’s attendances fell by 5% during the reporting period, which the company attributed to an earlier Easter holiday, poor weather and ride accidents in the wider UK ride industry.