9 May 2012
After months of extensive refurbishment, Treasure Island re-opens its Buccaneers Indoor Adventure soft play area this week, for families looking for swashbuckling fun during the current spell of rainy weather.
The pirate themed seafront attraction has been closed for some time, with new owners TI Eastbourne Ltd stepping in to undertake a complete refurbishment of the park for the 2012 summer season. The Adventure Golf is due to reopen later this month, and the outdoor theme park will be completed by July.
Parents have been eagerly anticipating the re-opening of the park, which promises fun filled play for youngsters in a clean and safe environment, without arcade machines.
Phil Lewin from TI Eastbourne Ltd said “We’ve had a great response from local parents who are keen to return to Treasure Island, with many having fond memories from their own childhood. It was important to us to get the right mix of fun for children, but ensuring comfort for parents too, while making it all very affordable with our family membership costing just £25 for the year.”
Children will have three indoor play areas to choose from including an under 5’s area, tots area and larger area on two levels featuring slides, rope ladders, swings, play ball shooters and more.
Parents can enjoy the large airy Hungry Pirate Café overlooking all play areas, exclusive only to those using the soft play, with cappuccino’s, panini’s and free w-fi internet. A TV zone with fluffy beanbags and cartoons will also provide an area for kids to chill out after their play and two party rooms are available for birthdays.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Neil Stanley said “TI Eastbourne Ltd have invested considerable amounts of money into this refurbishment and are doing a great job of turning it into a superb quality theme park. This is a hugely important attraction for the many families visiting the seafront, and it is great to see the park busy again.”
The outdoor theme park which opens in time for the summer school holidays features a lagoon, sandpits and shipwreck with slides, rope bridges, ladders and zip slide.
The Treasure Island park also includes a glass fronted beachfront restaurant, due to open later in the summer, offering great views and food from breakfast through to evening meals.
Treasure Island is currently open from 9.30am to 6pm each day with entry to Buccaneers Indoor Adventure costing Adults £1 and Children £3.50 off peak (£4.50 on weekends and school/bank holidays). Annual membership for just £25 provides free entry for adults and £1 off entry fees for children, including free entry on the day you join.
For more information visit the Treasure Island website or telephone 01323 411077.