Skegness Pier | Things To Do | Family Friendly

Visiting Skegness Pier, Skegness is one of our favourite days out on a bad weather day. Now I’m not saying that you can only come here in bad weather but hey let’s face it that’s A. Most of the year anyway and B. It’s still worth popping in on a good weather day. My son loves coming here and we can happily spend the day at Skegness Pier without breaking the bank.

There is a car park right next door which is a pay and display. However, if you are visiting during a less busy time then you should easily get a space on the roads nearby, where it is free to park. Skegness Pier is located quite centrally and can be found just a short walk from the main rides and hub of Skegness on the Lincolnshire coastline. The pier is located on the Grand Parade main coast road.

Skegness Pier | Things To Do | Family Friendly
Skegness Pier

Skegness Pier – Things to Do

Ten Pin Bowling

Our most favourite thing to do at Skegness Pier and the thing that we always do first on our days out here is to go bowling. Skegness bowl is located in the underbelly (so to speak) of Skegness Pier. If you arrive between 10am and 11am at the weekend it’s just £2.75 each a game (plus shoe hire). This offer is subject to change so ring ahead if you want to make sure the offer stands. They have plenty of other offers such as extra games for just £1.95, kids bowl free at the weekend and more. Please follow this link for current discount vouchers to print off before you visit.

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Outside entrance to Skegness bowl

They even have glow in the dark bowling sessions. It’s not the most up to date bowling alley however that is why we like it. The scoring has an element of fun with different characters on the screen celebrating your highs and lows. You can select which player has bumpers on your lane and they have stands for the little ones to roll their bowling balls down.

Skegness Pier | Things To Do | Family Friendly
Skegness Pier | Things To Do | Family Friendly

Skegness bowl has a licenced bar plus an American diner themed self-service/quick service cafe with diner-style booths and seating. You can have your kids birthday party here.

The themed quick-service diner


The amusements at Skegness Pier in Skegness are endless. Not only is there plenty to choose from, by the main entrance, they just keep going and going and going. There are amusements across virtually the whole top floor and believe you me that’s a big area. We love the 2p slots there and there’s also a few £1 rides for younger kids.

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The Amusements at Skegness Pier
Skegness Pier | Things To Do | Family Friendly
2p slot machines – we love the ones that give out tickets as it’s easy to collect them for some sweets
…even more amusements

A Stroll down Skegness Pier

Once you’ve walked down the endless corridor of amusements you will reach the doors to the rear of Skegness Pier. This takes you out onto the wooden part of the pier. Due to the sea being so far out at Skegness it’s rare to see the water under the pier. However, it will bring you closer to the sea and it is worth it to take a stroll out to the end for the view and the bracing fresh air.

Outside at Skegness pier
There are a few rides outside on the pier during the warmer months
The view from near the end of the pier

Captain Kids & Cafe

Inside Skegness Pier you will find a large soft play area called Captain Kids. It’s set on a couple of levels and runs over the top of the cafe area in and around the soft play. It’s a great spot for keeping your eye on your kids and there’s plenty there to keep them entertained. I’d say it’s more for kids aged 4+ as the toddler area is very small with not much there for them.

Captain Kids soft play
The toddler area
The larger soft play located over the amusements
The cafe which serves hot and cold food and drinks
The Menu

You can stay as long as you like during quieter periods. If it is busy you have the option to purchase an all-day pass for 99p extra. Admission is £2.95 per child aged 3 months up to 3 years. Children aged 3 and over are £4.95 each. Adults are free.

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Other things to do

New for 2018 is the pier beach bar. The pier beach bar often has live entertainment and events. Other activities you can take part in on the pier are Laser Quest and Escape Rooms. Laser Quest is played in a purpose-built arena. A huge glow in the dark maze makes it a challenge to follow players, with lots of corners and barrels to hide behind. Each game will last approximately 15 minutes which includes the safety briefing and kit up. You have to be 1.1m or taller to play. One game is £5.60 per person, £7.95 for two games and £10.25 for three games.

Escape rooms feature a prison live escape break out game or a Witchcraft and Wizardry live escape room. You have an hour to solve riddles, clues, puzzles and more to get yourselves out of the locked room. Adults are priced at £17.50 each and children under 16 are £12.50 each.

If you’re looking for something else to do in Skegness how about Fantasy Island? It’s a mini theme park with rides for young and old plus plenty of shopping opportunities.

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