Seaside attractions coming to Weymouth Beach this summer
Weymouth Town Council has confirmed licences for four attraction sites on Weymouth Beach. It is hoped the attractions will be open in time for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend and May half term.
A mix of traditional and exciting new attractions have been licensed to operate on Weymouth Seafront. Family favourites, like the Helter Skelter, Hook-a-Duck, Trampolines and Bungee Trampolines will be available. New additions include a Gyroscope ride and a Balloon ride. There will also be rides aimed at younger children, so the attractions will cater for all ages.
There will be a return of attractions which have proved popular in previous years, including Water Zorbs and the Snail Ride, which has been a firm favourite on the seafront for over ten years.
All licences have been issued on a short-term basis, pending the development of a seafront strategy.
Councillor Colin Huckle, Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, said:
“We’re delighted to confirm these contracts for the four seasonal attraction sites on Weymouth Beach. The operators will offer a varied selection of attractions for residents and visitors. As restrictions ease, we can expect a bumper summer season. We hope the attractions will provide great fun for our local families in addition to adding extra appeal for holidaymakers coming to Weymouth.”
Earlier in the year, the council invited bids for long term concession contracts for the four seasonal attraction sites. As only one bid met the specified criteria, the process could not continue as planned.
As a result, the council has taken the decision to consider alternative short-term contracts for the attraction sites for 2021 and 2022. The decision enables the council to develop a long-term strategy for the whole seafront, for which finding high quality attractions for families will be a priority.