Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare Set to Re-Open This Month After Fire Damage

The famous Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare is set to re-open this month after it was damaged by fire over two years ago.

Online PR News – 18-October-2010 – – The pier has received a multi-million pound facelift after a devastating fire ripped through the pavilion in June 2008. A spokesman for the Grand Pier said that the official opening date is set for Saturday 23rd October; just in time for the school half-term holidays.

Described by its owners as "the ultimate indoor theme park", the revamped Grand Pier has a wealth of innovative new attractions, including a go-kart track, a 3D light trail, and a state-of-the-art Formula 1 simulator; one of only two of its kind in Europe. The pier also retains its traditional fairground rides and entertainment venues.

Grand Pier owner Kerry Michael said: "We are confident that the new Pavilion, with its state-of-the-art rides, attractions, function rooms and wedding venues will be a big hit with locals and tourists alike. We have spent an incredible amount of time and money to deliver what we believe is the best pier in the world."

Weston-Super-Mare is one of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts, and you could enjoy a fabulous short break to the Somerset coast, by booking with coach tour operator Alfa Travel to stay at the delightful Anchor Head Hotel, perfectly situated between the resort’s two piers.

With their network of 19 hotels owned by sister company Leisureplex, Alfa Travel operate coach tour holidays right across Britain, with pick-up points available from numerous points across England, including the North West, North East, South East and the Midlands. Breaks can be booked for anything between 2 and 12 nights, and all of Alfa’s holidays also offer a wide variety of excursion itineraries - most of which include entrance fees to major attractions and places of interest.

For more information about Alfa Travel, or to book your own "staycation" at one of Alfa’s wonderful Leisureplex hotels, visit the Alfa Travel website at

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