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Brean Theme Park

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Brean Theme Park
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Location

Brean, Somerset, England, UK

Opened

1970s

Owner

The House Family

Size

10 acres (4 ha)

Official Website

http://www.brean.com

Brean Theme Park is an amusement park in the coastal resort of Brean, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England. The park attracts over 500,000 visitors each year.

Open from March to October every year, the amusement park has also been a concert venue for artists such as DJ Casper, Peter Andre, Jason Donovan and The Wurzels. Sky have filmed an episode of Brainiac: Science Abuse entitled "Funfair Physics" at the park. An episode of BBC TV series Casualty was also filmed there in 2007. And an episode of CBBC TV series The Sparticle Mystery was filmed of the titled of the episode The FunFair.

History[edit]

The amusement park and accompanying caravan site is based at Unity Farm which the House Family bought just after World War II in 1946, and allowed camping on the farm. In the 1970s a golf course was added, which was followed by a swimming pool complex, bars and a bowling alley in the 1990s. The rides, roller coasters and concessions have also been growing gradually since the 1970s and the site attracts over 500,000 people per year.

The park invested £1.2 million on new rides in 2006, and in 2011 opened Astro Storm, a dark coaster bought from Pleasure Beach Blackpool.

In 2015, the park was renamed to Brean Theme Park.

Roller coasters[edit]

Present[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Astro Storm Zierer Enclosed 2011 Operating
Caterpillar D.P.V. Rides Family 2001 Operating
Magic Mouse Reverchon Spinning 2007 Operating
Shockwave Pinfari Sit-Down 2004 Operating

Past[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Crazy Mouse Reverchon Spinning 2002 2004 -
Dragon Coaster Unknown Kiddie Unknown 2000 -
Figure of Eight Pinfari Family 1998 2001 -
Run Away Mine Train Unknown Family Never operated -
Sky Ways Roller Coaster Pinfari Sit-Down Unknown 2005 Pirat' Park
Wild Mouse Butlin Wild Mouse 1988 1996 -