News Archive For: 2013
Long-time Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis and Grand Pier owner Kerry Michael are the first two runners to sign up to the Grand Pier Sport Relief Mile 2014. It will be the third time the Chairman and owner of Ryman Stationery has ran with Kerry Michael to raise money for the charity in Weston-super-Mare. The event will take place on Sunday 23rd March 2014. Runners will be taken through some warm up exercises before the run starts, by qualified instructors from Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. Runners can choose to run one, three or six miles and they are encouraged to get as much sponsorship as...
Come and visit Santa in his magical grotto at the end of the Grand Pier this Christmas. Santa and his reindeers will be landing in their winter wonderland on Saturday 16th November and they will stay there until Christmas Eve, when they must leave to make sure all the Christmas presents are delivered on time.
Follow the snowy footprints, as you enter the Grand Pier, to guide you to the winter wonderland, with its moving Penguins and Polar Bears. You will be transported down an enchanted path to Santa’s very own house. Santa’s reindeer, sleigh and his elves will be on hand to make sure...
One hundred guests were treated to a fright night at the Grand Pier’s Ghouls Ball. A scare zone was created in the Great Hall and live actors popped out of the gloom on the Ghost train. Guests were greeted by zombies as they arrived and taken to the Tiffany room where they were served a three course meal and entertained by with live music from the Rolling Bones.
The Grand Pier was voted Business of the Year at the North Somerset Business Leader Awards this week. Over 260 of the region’s top business leaders and companies were in attendance at the inaugural North Somerset Business Leader Awards, hosted by Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE.
Over 103 businesses and individuals entered the Awards, with three companies shortlisted per category be judges.
The Grand Pier was up against Hilton by DoubleTree Cadbury House Hotel and Britannia Windows.
Grand Pier Director Michelle Michael said: “We were delighted to win the Business of the Year Award for 2013....
The One Show will host a free summer festival in Weston-super-Mare on 6 – 7th August. The festival will be made up of several zones including history, art, sport, science and personal finance, hosted by presenters alongside Weston experts.
The Grand Pier welcomed 12 youngsters from the area of Belarus close to the Chernobyl border this week. The children come from poor communities within 20 miles of the nuclear explosion site.
Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier was named Leisure and Tourism attraction of the year at an awards ceremony in Bristol this week.
The Grand Pier is to re-launch its 4D Cinema with two brand new films, in time for the half-term holiday. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Bumper Cars are the new additions offered at the state of the art Cinema.
Families visiting the Grand Pier on Saturday 8th June will have the chance to make their very own kites and then fly them on the beach afterwards, as part of the Weston Kite Festival.
This photo was taken by Keith Fearne, hotels and restaurant association chairman and proprietor of the Monaco Hotel.
The Grand Pier is already planning its Christmas Parties for this year after the huge success of their 2012 evenings, and requests from guests for December dates. Hundreds of guests enjoyed a host of tribute nights from James Bond, to Take That and Abba. The finale to the Christmas party season was a New Year’s Eve Masked Ball. Feedback from guests for the Christmas Parties included:-
“I have been on many work functions and I have to day the Pier is fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone”. “I just wanted to say a huge thank you from us all. We really enjoyed ourselves. The...
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A judge has found a ‘high degree of negligence’ against alarm company, System 2 Security, in the case of Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier fire.
Sitting at the Bristol Mercantile Court, HH Judge Havelock-Allan made it very clear that if the alarm company had done its job, the Grand Pier would have been saved from the fire that completely destroyed the Pavilion in July 2008.