Manning's Amusement Park

Amusement park in the United Kingdom

Manning's Amusement Park
The front of Manning's in 2013
Felixstowe, Suffolk, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 1933 to 2019
Owner Manning family
Previous names Butlin's Amusement Park

Manning's Amusement Park was a small seaside amusement park located in Felixstowe, Suffolk, England, UK. The outdoor amusement park closed in 2019 however the indoor area is still open and contains an amusement arcade, tenpin bowling, and crazy golf.


The amusement park was opened in 1933 by Billy Butlin. It was acquired by the Manning family in 1946.

In May 2019, owners Charles and Johnny Manning revealed their intention to redevelop the property. The indoor section is to be retained while the outdoor amusement area will be closed and replaced with small shops and restaurants situated within shipping containers.[1]

Past roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Giant Dipper Lot Morgan Side Friction 1933 1976 Scrapped
Go-Gator A.R.M. Kiddie 2013 2019 Unknown
Mad Mouse Maxwell Wild Mouse 1977 1982 Relocated to Pleasureland Southport
Runaway Train Lang Wheels Kiddie 1976 or earlier 1999 Travelling UK
Wildcat Schwarzkopf Steel 1983 1986 Relocated to Lightwater Valley

Past attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Wheel Lusse Ferris Wheel Unknown 1980s Scrapped
Big Wheel Robert Green Ferris Wheel 1986 1994 Travelling UK
Chair-O-Plane Unknown Chair-O-Plane 1966 1970 Travelling UK
Chair-O-Plane Unknown Chair-O-Plane 1978 1985 Travelling UK
Crazy House Unknown Funhouse 1933 2005 or later SBNO / part scrapped
Dive Bomber Lusse Roll-O-Plane 1955 1957 Travelling UK
Dodgems A.P.E. Dodgems 1980s 1999 Relocated to Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Dodgems Soli Dodgems 2017 2019 Travelling UK
Dominator Eurofoire Matterhorn 2017 2019 Travelling UK
Gallopers John Allen Gallopers 1948 1961 Relocated to Butlin's Sheerness
Gallopers Savage Gallopers Unknown 1977 Relocated to Walibi Wavre
Ghost Train Unknown Tracked Dark Ride Unknown c.2000 Scrapped
Log Flume Big Country Motioneering Log Flume 1989 1993 Relocated to Clacton Pier
Nite Life Maxwell Waltzer 2017 2019 Travelling UK
Octopus Hayes Fabrication Octopus 1960s 1976 Travelling UK
Rock-O-Plane Eyerly Aircraft Company Rock-O-Plane 1984 1985 Relocated to Rainbow Park
Serpent Unknown Caterpillar 1933 Unknown Unknown
Star Jets Lang Wheels Jets 1978 1990s Exported to Bangladesh
Super Dodgems Unknown Dodgems 1946 or earlier 1980s Scrapped
Super Speedway Lang Wheels Ark/Speedway 1967 or earlier 1973 Travelling UK
Water Dodgems Orton & Spooner Water Dodgems 1933 Unknown Scrapped
Waltzer R.J. Lakin Ark/Speedway 1946 1946 Relocated to Wonderland
Whirlwind Waltzer R.J. Lakin Waltzer 1967 or earlier 1999 Exported to Latvia


  1. "New shops, boutiques and cafes planned for Manning's Amusements in Felixstowe". Ipswich Star.

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