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Brean Theme Park

Brean Theme Park

(Redirected from Brean Leisure Park)
amusement park
Brean Theme Park
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Location
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Brean, Somerset, England
Status Operating
Opened 1984 (as amusement park)
Owner Holiday Resort Unity
Operator Phillip Booth
Previous names Brean Leisure Park
Website http://breanthemepark.co.uk/
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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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Present[edit | edit source]

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

Past[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Subsequent events
Crazy Mouse Reverchon Spinning May 2002 September 2004 Travelling UK
Crazy Mouse Reverchon Spinning 2006 2006 Travelling UK
Dragon Coaster Zamperla Powered 1990s 2000 Travelling UK
Figure of Eight Pinfari Family 1998 2001 Relocated to Vidampark
Run Away Mine Train D.P.V. Rides Family Never operated Relocated to Primrose Valley Holiday Park
Sky Ways Roller Coaster Pinfari Sit-Down 1990s 2005 Relocated to Pirat' Park
Wild Mouse Butlin Wild Mouse 1986 1997 Stored then scrapped