New Post Advanced Search

UK Hols and Theatre


Please check the MSE coronavirus guides that contain all the confirmed info we have – these guides are being constantly updated:
Coronavirus Help & Your Rights * Coronavirus Travel Rights

For any specific Coronavirus related queries please post on the Coronavirus Boards on the forum:
Coronavirus Support & Help * Coronavirus Travel Help & Info

Fantasy Island skegness

9 replies 2.8K views
omear786omear786 Forumite
47 posts
10 Posts Second Anniversary
Any one been to this? any good? Any one know any discounts for wristband?

Replies

  • sazaccountsazaccount Forumite
    503 posts
    Sixth Anniversary 100 Posts
    ✭✭
    Just a quick note as I'm too old now for the whole ride and wristband thing (they look value for money though if you have pre-teen/teen age children who are going to go on many of the rides)

    But just so your aware fantasy island isn't actually in Skegness its a 20/30 minute bus ride away It also has europes largest (or used to be) market if you would like lots of knock offs eg Addidas Nikey UGGG or scarfs, the beach is nice and you can walk from skegness to fantasy island/ingoldmells along the sea wall. They tend to have "good" (you get what you pay for) sun/mail caravan english seaside holidays there.

    My yearly holiday as a child was to Skegness either Butlins or in a caravan and my parents live only like an hour away so good day trips over to the coast :D
    Thanks to money saving tips and debt repayments/becoming debt free I have been able to work and travel for the last 4 years visiting 12 countries and working within 3 of them. Currently living and working in Canada :beer: :dance:
  • deanosdeanos Forumite
    11.1K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Uniform Washer
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    yes its a great day out, loads of rides and some big coasters , book online for cheapest price, not usually discounts about for this place, be careful if you look around the market its mostly fake stuff, been raided loads of times
  • vikingaerovikingaero Forumite
    10.9K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    We used to take The Vikingettes every year for their theme park fix.



    Why?


    It's substantially cheaper than the main theme parks
    It has enough big rides
    You don't get 2 hour queues for rides as in some Merlin Parks - 20-30mins is the worst. Even though it looks busy, not everyone that is there are going on the rides.

    The biggest advantage is that us coat hangers don't have to pay to go in
    There's a wide choice of unhealthly food outlets! :D


    However discounts we've noticed are drying up. We used to print out vouchers from the local press.
    The man without a signature.
  • sazaccountsazaccount Forumite
    503 posts
    Sixth Anniversary 100 Posts
    ✭✭
    vikingaero wrote: »
    The biggest advantage is that us coat hangers don't have to pay to go in
    There's a wide choice of unhealthly food outlets! :D


    However discounts we've noticed are drying up. We used to print out vouchers from the local press.

    :rotfl::rotfl: When I was younger and when fantasy Island first opened the "fashion show" used to be in the main fair area my mum was quite happy for me to go off with my tokens on the rides and she could sit and have chairs as the coat hangers :D at the start of the season they used to have buy 20 GBP of tokens and get 20 GBP free if the local papers but i've not seen any offers like that for a long time.
    Thanks to money saving tips and debt repayments/becoming debt free I have been able to work and travel for the last 4 years visiting 12 countries and working within 3 of them. Currently living and working in Canada :beer: :dance:
  • SpendlessSpendless Forumite
    21.2K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    Took my 16yo and her mate there a couple of weeks ago. Celebration of the end of their GCSEs. The girls were entertained enough for 2-3 hours. We walked round the nearby market instead and then went for a drink.
  • deanosdeanos Forumite
    11.1K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Uniform Washer
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    2-3 hours ?

    We went the other week when they had the £10 wristband offer , was there from 11 to 6 , went on loads of rides a few times, loads to do i thought.

    Ice Mountain was my favourite its a unique ride :)
  • deanosdeanos Forumite
    11.1K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Uniform Washer
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh and if you do go keep the car park receipt, there has been a few problems with smart parking sending out parking notices
  • bertiewhitebertiewhite Forumite
    1.9K posts
    1,000 Posts
    ✭✭✭
    If you want cheap & tacky with watered down lager then yes, Ingoldmells is brilliant.
  • pogofishpogofish Forumite
    10.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    vikingaero wrote: »
    We used to take The Vikingettes every year for their theme park fix.



    Why?


    It's substantially cheaper than the main theme parks
    It has enough big rides
    You don't get 2 hour queues for rides as in some Merlin Parks - 20-30mins is the worst. Even though it looks busy, not everyone that is there are going on the rides.

    The biggest advantage is that us coat hangers don't have to pay to go in
    There's a wide choice of unhealthly food outlets! :D


    However discounts we've noticed are drying up. We used to print out vouchers from the local press.

    This - its a vile place but kids love it.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support