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A flash of mermaid tail offers a tantalising glimpse of Wirral’s new sculpture trail

Published on Feb 23 2017 by Allen Tullett

THIS is the most we can show of New Brighton’s latest and most glamorous resident.

A tantalising glimpse of mermaid tail offers a sneak preview of the fibreglass statues that will form part of New Brighton Mermaid Trail.

New Brighton Coastal Community Team formally signed off the mermaid sculpture this week for casting. The statues will be delivered to the schools and groups who will be decorating them next month, ready for the official unveiling in May.

The mermaids will be placed around New Brighton, inspired by and celebrating the resort’s history, heritage, and its links with the mythical ‘Black Rock Mermaid’, who was said to have appeared to a local sailor in New Brighton in the 18th century.

Schools and arts-based groups from across Wirral (below) will be decorating the six identical sculptures, the work of Wallasey artist Barry Canning-Eaton, who will also decorate one of the statues:

  • The Mosslands School, Wallasey
  • Wirral Hospitals’ School, Claughton
  • St George’s Primary School, Wallasey
  • St Mary’s Catholic College, Wallasey
  • Ebb & Flow, a community interest company which works with communities, including New Brighton.

Cllr Tony Jones, Wirral Council’s Pledge Champion for building a vibrant tourism economy and Chair of New Brighton Coastal Community Team (NBCCT), said: “It will be difficult keeping these fantastic designs a secret and we’re all looking forward to seeing the final designs in May.”

The Mermaid Trail project is the result of a successful bid for funding by New Brighton Coastal Community Team to the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund, a grant scheme set up by DONG Energy to benefit voluntary groups and organisations located near to the coastline where it is carrying out the extension to the offshore wind farm.


Published on Nov 9 2016 by Marine Point

Promenade Estates has concluded the sale of its successful mixed-use development, Marine Point in New Brighton, for £42.5m. London-based Aprirose, the real estate investment company, is the purchaser.

The 215,000 sqft shopping and leisure complex transformed the resort on Liverpool Bay, bolstering footfall and average spend significantly. New Brighton has now re-established its position as a family day trip destination for the Liverpool region, with Marine Point encouraging neighbouring owners to invest in their properties.

“We specialise in regenerating tricky sites and plenty of people warned us off New Brighton, but we always saw its potential,” said Danny Hynd, managing director of Promenade Estates.

“Someone memorably said that half our target audience would be fish, forgetting the enduring appeal of water and views over it.  We knew the right scheme would work and so it’s proved. The most satisfying thing is seeing other local land owners bringing redundant buildings back to use thanks to the kick-start we provided. That’s true regeneration,” added Danny.

Tenants occupying Marine Point include Prezzo, The Light Cinema, Home Bargains and Starbucks with the scheme anchored by a 68,440 sqftMorrisons and a 66-bed Travelodge. It enjoys approximately half a million visits annually.

Gary Jones, Chief Operating Officer at Aprirose said:“Marine Point is our tenth transaction since Brexit and is a strong asset to add to our growing and diverse portfolio. The recently extended complex is a part of a £50 million regeneration project for New Brighton and it is a popular family destination. It is another solid investment to add to our growing £1 billion property portfolio.”

Promenade Estates has now pledged to plough the sale proceeds back in to the Liverpool region and is actively seeking regeneration opportunities in the area. “This disposal adds to our existing, substantial cash reserves and we are assessing a number of opportunities through which we can put them to use. Liverpool is thriving and we want to continue playing our part in the city’s regeneration. People with land or assets should come and talk to us,” said Danny.

Bella Italia raises over £4000 for local charity Claire House Children’s Hospice

Published on Jun 20 2016 by Marine Point


Bella New Brighton, which opened on the New Brighton Marine Point on Wednesday 2 March, run 4 days of ‘dry runs’ – where customers got to try their own taste of Italy through the dishes of the brand’s menu – and all the money from the drinks and some items from the menu were donated to the local Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Claire House Children’s Hospice offers care, support and choice to families whose children won’t live to be adults.

The cheque handover event saw three youngsters who are staying at Clare House, their families and Amanda Mitchell and Avril Parr enjoy a celebratory lunch.

Bella in New Brighton has created 35 jobs and will be serving up authentic Italian treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Bella’s menu, which brings together the best flavours from across Italy, is packed with products from family-run Italian producers.

Amanda Mitchell, the corporate fundraiser, said, “At Claire House, we focus on not what we do, but why we do it. Our nurses take over for a couple of days so mum and dad can be parents, as opposed to carers 24.7. Our physiotherapists help children who are confined to a wheelchair most of their day, feel the freedom and movement of water in our specially adapted hydrotherapy pool. The play therapists do so much more than just playtime; they help our families create memories that will last a life time. And our Family Support Team are on hand to offer emotional support to families when the very worst happens, for as long as they need it”.

Bella New Brighton’s Area Manager Emma Rawsthorne, said, “We’re delighted to be able to give back to the local community by supporting Clare House Children’s Hospice charity with this donation. It is a fantastic cause which aligns with Bella’s family values and we are very proud to have raised this amount for them!”

Harry Ramsden’s opening at New Brighton this weekend

Published on Mar 2 2016 by Marine Point

It’s the plaice to be! Harry Ramsden’s opening at New Brighton this weekend

Fish and chip shop chain Harry Ramsden’s is opening in New Brighton this weekend.

The opening marks the return of the popular fish restaurant chain to Merseyside as the chain adopts a new style, which includes table service, a fresh design and interior.

Centrally located in Marine Point next door to Morrison’s, the restaurant is perfectly positioned to enjoy its world famous fish and chips and take a leisurely stroll along the Promenade.

The new opening not only features the brand’s ‘new look’ but also a delicious new menu, including breakfast, afternoon tea, a selection of delicious deserts, plus the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your meal.

But if fish and chips is what you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. All cooked in Harry’s ‘special secret recipe batter’, the restaurant has plenty of options from haddock, cod and plaice, all served with chips, mushy peas, lemon and bread and butter.

With over 40 outlets throughout the UK, the New Brighton restaurant is the latest in a series of new openings for the chain, which began back in 1928 by Harry Ramsden himself.

The 1750 sq ft unit across two floors provides seating for 60 diners, with customers also given the option to take-away and tuck in to their fish and chips along the Promenade.

Harry Ramsden’s is the latest restaurant opening at New Brighton’s thriving Marine Point complex, with Bella Italia and United Kitchen also opening in the last few months.–chips-take-10998622


Bella Italia to open in Marine Point New Brighton

Published on Jan 21 2016 by Marine Point

Italian restaurant chain Bella Italia is to open at New Brighton’s Marine Point development.

The opening comes as the chain continues its expansion across the UK.

Operated by the Casual Dining Group (CDG), it plans to open 40 new sites by 2017. An average of 1,000 roles will be created per year, at locations across the country, an investment trend that Bella Italia expects to continue year on year for the foreseeable future.

The restaurant will take the unit previously occupied by tapas bar and restaurant La Tasca.

The Casual Dining Group, the Bella Italia and Café Rouge operator, acquired La Tasca in September 2015. The deal increases CDG’s UK-wide footprint to 280 restaurants.

The Marine Point unit will undergo a £500,000 refurbishment to coincide with the company’s ‘new look’. Packed full of fun Vespas, cosy booths and quirky Italian style, the restaurant chain is undergoing a new Mediterranean design.

Refurbishment work will begin on site in February, with the new restaurant operating by March.

Marine Point, the £60m regeneration project by Promenade Estates, continues to attract big names to the complex, as the new Bella Italia will join the likes of Marino Lounge, Pizza Express and Prezzo.

New independent restaurant United Kitchen opened in December and Yorkshire brand Harry Ramsden’s is due to open later this year.

Daniel Hynd, director of Promenade Estates, says: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Bella Italia to Marine Point. Our aim for New Brighton was to create a high quality leisure destination for families, and the addition of Bella Italia, a well-loved family friendly restaurant brand, will complement the great restaurant offering already available at the development.”

New independent restaurant opened at New Brighton’s Marine Point

Published on Dec 18 2015 by Marine Point

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Marine Point, the £60m regeneration project by Promenade Estates, has welcomed a new restaurant to New Brighton this week.

The brand new independent restaurant, United Kitchen, will offer contemporary British dining in the heart of Wirral’s buzzing Marine Point development.

The restaurant is the brain child of Ania Smith, originally from Wroclaw, Poland. Ania previously owned a coffee shop in New Brighton and has been working with Promenade Estates to create her new project, United Kitchen.

United Kitchen will be a contemporary British restaurant, featuring modern cuisine and original twists on classic dishes. The menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner options and will be offering a special Christmas menu during the festive period.

The modern, stylish restaurant is the perfect destination for any occasion, whether it’s a business lunch, a special night out, or simply relaxing with a cup of coffee or a cocktail at the bar.

United Kitchen will also be a dog friendly venue, so it’s the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat after a long walk on New Brighton’s beach.

Work began on site at the end of August, with the independent restaurant taking up a 3,000 sq ft unit, next to Pizza Express.

Daniel Hynd, director of Promenade Estates which owns and operates Marine Point, says: “We’re delighted to welcome United Kitchen to the Marine Point family. Our aim for New Brighton was to create a high quality leisure destination for families, and the addition of United Kitchen will complement the great restaurant offering already available at the development.

“At Promenade Estates, we are always looking to help local independents establish themselves at our developments, and United Kitchen will be a perfect fit alongside the likes of Caffe Cream, which has done so well in New Brighton.

Ania Smith, owner of United Kitchen, says: “I am very happy and proud to own an independent restaurant at Marine Point. Promenade Estates delivered on their promise to build this site for local people and for the benefit of the local area, and I am proof of that.

“At United Kitchen, we will select local, fresh and seasonal ingredients, putting a modern twist on classic dishes, alongside surprising inspirations. Modern cuisine is changing, and it’s about time for British food to catch up.”

New Brighton’s Marine Point wins Regeneration Award

Published on Oct 16 2015 by Marine Point

New Brighton’s Marine Point wins Regeneration Award

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New Brighton’s Marine Point development has won a Regeneration Award at a prestigious property event in Liverpool.

Taking place on Thursday 15 October, the Your Move Property Awards celebrated Merseyside’s property market success, highlighting the region’s most successful residential and commercial projects.

The regeneration of New Brighton has been a longstanding commitment for developer Promenade Estates. On the evening, Promenade was congratulated for creating a thriving leisure destination and placing the seaside town back to its former glory.

The development, which began in 2011, has brought new restaurants, a hotel, a cinema, a casino and a supermarket, and provided more than 800 jobs to the area.

It boasts the largest children’s indoor play frame in the country, Bubbles’ World of Play, and the updated Floral Pavilion is back to its position as a key player in the Merseyside’s theatre scene.

The luxury apartment complex, The Prom @ New Brighton was completed in July this year and was the final piece of the jigsaw for Promenade Estates’ £60m regeneration project for the area. The 24 bespoke, purpose built apartments with views overlooking the Liverpool Bay have proved popular with buyers, with now only a final few available to purchase.

The Prom @ New Brighton was runner up in the competitive Best Show Home category on the evening.

Alongside Marine Point in the regeneration category, which was sponsored by MacBryde Homes, was Norris Green Village (NGV) by Regeneration Liverpool and Countryside; Joseph William Mews by Riverside Home Ownership and Old Widnes Town by Halton Housing Trust and Denovo Design.

Due to the standard and quality of the shortlisted entries, the judges decided to award two regeneration awards to recognise both NGV and Promenade Estates’ Marine Point.

The judges commented that the Marine Point development has ‘breathed life into a run down and barren landscape’ and has been so successful due to the ‘extensive commercial commitment’ from the developer.

The resort is back in its place as a significant part of the Wirral tourism economy, which is valued at almost £328 million.

Daniel Hynd, managing director at Promenade Estates says: “When Promenade started developing New Brighton, it was a project unlike anything that had ever been carried out in the Wirral before. We wanted to create a family destination, with a good mix of indoor and outdoor attractions to keep constant footfall all year round, and attract big-name restaurants to secure Marine Point as the place where people wanted to go.

“Since Marine Point opened in 2011, it has become a thriving leisure space and completely transformed New Brighton to make it a leading destination in the Wirral. The completion of The Prom apartments earlier this year finalised our vision for the area, so we’re delighted the scheme has been recognised and won a Regeneration Award.

“Thanks to the local authority, the unwavering support of new and existing businesses and the backing of local people, New Brighton is now an all-year round destination with a wealth of entertainment on offer.”

Trip Advisor Seal of Approval for Marine Point

Published on Jun 29 2015 by Marine Point

Four attractions at New Brighton’s Marine Point development have been awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Marine lake - MPBubbles’ World of Play, the Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre, The Light Cinema, and Championship Adventure Golf have all been awarded the certificate by the world’s largest travel site. Trip Advisor awards certificates of excellence to celebrate hospitality excellence and the awards are given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on the website, around 10 percent in total.

Daniel Hynd, Managing Director of Promenade Estates, which completed the £65m redevelopment of New Brighton and owns Marine Point says: “It’s brilliant news to hear that Marine Point is respected so much by the visitors that come to New Brighton. We set out to develop a quality year round destination, and the operators in the area have built on that by maintaining consistently high standards for their visitors.

“It just goes to show that the redevelopment of the seaside town has really transformed the area into one of the best places in the North West to visit for a family day out.”

Championship Adventure Golf is named as the number one thing to do in New Brighton on the Trip Advisor site. Visitors can choose between two 18-hole courses, the CChampionship adventure golf (00000002)hampionship Course inspired by the world’s greatest golf holes and the Landmark Course, inspired by local landmarks and history, complete with a miniature Fort Perch Rock.

Nick Ashfield, owner of the Championship Adventure Golf, says: “Winning the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Championship Adventure Gold and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on Trip Advisor.

“There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by our customers and we will ensure to keep up the good work!”

Indoor children’s soft play centre, Bubbles’ World of Play, was also recognised by Trip Advisor for the accolade. The centre is home to the largest and most innovative indoor play frames and is based upon a World theme to give children endless enjoyment and educational fun exploring the frames. Bubbles’ has received nearly 500,000 guests through its doors since it opened in 2013.

Peter Collard, General Manager at Bubbles’ World of Play, says: “It’s been a brilliant year for Bubbles’ World of Play so far and receiving the Certificate of Excellence is the icing on top of the cake. The centre has only been open for two years and to have already received such an award is just amazing.

Inside-Bubbles-e1435579002468“I’d like to say thank you to all the visitors to Bubbles’ that have given us such great reviews on Trip Advisor that have led to this award.”

The Light Cinema at New Brighton has received the accolade too due to consistently high reviews for the popular eight screen cinema. In the last month alone, the cinema had over 30,000 visitors in total.  The Light at New Brighton is the first of the brand’s cinemas in the UK, with two recently opening at Wisbech and Cambridge.

Jane Woodason, Marketing Manager at The Light, says: “We are thrilled to have received this award. This acknowledgement is particularly welcome, because it is a vote of confidence from the people that matter the most – our customers.

thelight“We are extremely proud of the customer service we offer at The Light Cinema New Brighton, and we value the loyalty from customers who return again and again.”

Finally, the Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence. It reopened in 2011 after a major refurbishment and since then the theatre has gone from strength to strength, hosting local shows and plays, alongside big names acts like John Bishop and Russell Watson, and welcomes 300,000 visitors a year.

Floral PavilionPippa Lea, communications and sales manager at the Floral Pavilion says: “Since the refurbishment of the Floral Pavilion, the theatre has cemented itself as a key venue on the North West touring scene and we’re really delighted to earn this distinction.

“Feedback on sites such as Trip Advisor are vital for us to grow and progress and I’d like to thank our customers, new and returning, for always being vocal, not only when we get it right, but especially when we get it wrong so we know how to make our venue a better experience for everyone that visits.”



Published on Jun 15 2015 by Marine Point

Justin Dooley, co-founder of New Brighton based Caffe Cream has been named “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” at the 2015 E3 Business Awards. The event was held on 11th June at the Macron Stadium in Bolton. Caffe Cream is a craft ice cream manufacturer based on the Wirral. Just helped to found the company in 2012 and has created 22 jobs in the region. Justin faced intense competition from companies across the North West but was adjudged the winner on the basis of a strong application and an equally strong performance during the judges’ interviews. The award was presented by Jonathan Lawson, representing the award partner Manchester Metropolitan University.Caffe Cream New Brighton Wirral

Receiving the award, Justin said: “It’s an honour to receive such a prestigious award and I’m very grateful to the judges for choosing me from such a strong selection of nominees. I work with an incredible team and this award is recognition not just for myself but also for their tireless efforts in helping to create a great company. This is just the beginning.” Speaking on behalf of 1 Events Media, which hosted and organised the awards, Managing Director Mubarak Chati said: “Many congratulations to Justin, who took the title despite the strongest field of competitors that the E3 Awards have ever seen.

The judges interviewed all the nominees and they have said repeatedly that 2015 has been a truly exceptional year. “Across all the categories, we saw businesses and individual entrepreneurs who have displayed vision, determination and energy. There is a lot of genuinely exciting talent in the North West business community, and all the finalists have made an important contribution to the regional economy. Caffe Cream is a great example of that and I’m delighted to share in celebrating Justin’s success.”

More information about Caffe Cream can be found on its website –

More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of winners, can be found at www.

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Luxury waterfront development to showcase homes with open weekends

Published on May 19 2015 by Marine Point

The Prom apartments on New Brighton’s waterfront are set to unveil the new show homes on Friday 22 May.

The stunning new development, which consists of 24 bespoke, purpose built apartments, is holding a range of open weekends across May and June for prospective buyers to visit the show homes.

The open weekends will take place over four weekends, on each Friday and Saturday from Friday 22 May until Saturday 13 June. Visits will be available by appointment.

The apartments range from one bedroom, up to four bedrooms, with each home benefitting from fully glazed ‘winter’ balconies, allowing owners to enjoy the sea-views across Liverpool Bay all year round.

The Prom apartments New Brighton modified new carIn addition, the homes offer buyers master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and private parking with constant CCTV coverage. Eight of the apartments will be duplex, and will have their own rooftop terrace, alongside large living spaces.

Homeowners at The Prom will have the magnificent Floral Pavilion Theatre and Marine Point on their doorstep, with great restaurants, bars and a cinema. New Brighton train station is only a 10 minute walk away too, which has good links to both Liverpool and Chester, making the apartments attractive for those who work in the cities.

Over half of The Prom homes have been sold already with the first owners set to move in soon.

Sue Taylor, agent for Almond Properties which is marketing The Prom @ New Brighton, says: “This is a unique opportunity to buy a stunning waterfront property, unlike any other in New Brighton or the Wirral, and we’ve already had a great response from buyers.

“If anyone is interested in purchasing one of the few remaining properties, we urge them to book an appointment, come and visit the show homes and see for themselves the gorgeous new homes at New Brighton, as they will not be around for long.”

The Prom properties are also available under the Government’s Help to Buy scheme which offers buyers the chance to buy a brand new property with a small deposit.

Daniel Hynd, project manager at Neptune Investments, says: “The Prom Apartments are the final instalment in the regeneration of New Brighton by Neptune Investments. The area has been transformed into a top leisure destination in the Wirral, and the addition of the brand new homes just shows what a great place New Brighton is to live and visit.”

For more information and to book an appointment for a visit, please call 0151 702 0147 or visit the website





Flying the flag for New Brighton: Marine Point unveils plans for Three Queens Celebrations

Published on May 15 2015 by Marine Point

To celebrate Cunard’s 175th birthday and the Three Queens visit, Marine Point unveils its plans to welcome the ships and visitors to New Brighton.

From flag festivals, to themed ice cream, and swing choirs performing throughout the weekend, Marine Point is the place to be on the Wirral to see the once in a lifetime event.

Daniel Hynd, from Neptune Investments, owners of Marine Point, says: “The Three Queens is going to be an amazing event and New Brighton is the place to see the spectacle on the Wirral. The businesses and community groups of Marine Point are going to put on some fantastic events in honour of the Cunard Queens over the bank holiday weekend. cunard-three-queens

“There is a real buzz about Marine Point as the businesses get ready to welcome visitors to view the Queens and I think it’s going to be extraordinary. Marine Point is perfectly located to get a great view of the three cruise ships arriving and beginning their journey up the River. The restaurants are ready to cater for visitors throughout the day and will provide a perfect place to dine as the Queens depart in the evening.”

First up, community arts project MAP, based at Marine Point, has teamed up with local community groups and businesses to create a flag festival along the New Brighton promenade that will extend all the way to Seacombe. MAP is also asking the public to join in with the festival by decorating their homes and businesses along the seafront with flags to welcome the ships.

MAP’s community gallery at Marine Point will be dressed up for the occasion too, as the three ships will adorn the front of the gallery, alongside Mount Primary School’s art exhibition which is currently being show.

In addition, the team behind MAP are organising a town crier competition on Saturday 23 May. The competition will take place at the Marine Point amphitheatre and begin at 10.30am. MAP are inviting everyone and anyone to have a go at ringing the bell and declaring the news of the day to the residents and visitors of New Brighton.

Carl Leckey, co-director of MAP says: “There has never been a town crier at New Brighton before and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I think it will be a great historical asset for the town and will really add to the area.”

brighton2Also taking place on the Saturday, Vox at the Light, a local choir that rehearse at the Light Cinema, will be giving an exclusive performance of their fabulous swing vocal harmony choir, alongside the choir leaders who will be performing as The Night and days, a four piece vocal harmony group specialising in swing and jazz songs.

Tracey Carmen, head of Vox says: “The Swing choir at the Light Cinema has been going for just over a year now and we always have so much fun performing. I can’t wait for the Three Queens weekend and to add a musical element to all the action.”

For those looking for royal sustenance over the weekend, head to Caffe Cream. Marine Point’s resident ice cream and coffee shop has created a special Union Jack themed ice cream in honour of the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria Cunard ships. The ‘Three Creams’ ice cream will be a combination of three of the café’s most popular ice creams, Strawberry, Vanilla and Bubblegum.

Justin Dooley, co-founder of Caffe Cream says “It’s an honour to welcome the Three Queens to New Brighton. It will be a once in a lifetime experience and Caffe Cream is lucky to have the best viewpoint to watch their arrival.”

“We welcome visitors to come along and have some award winning ice cream in celebration of an award winning fleet.”

As the Queen Mary 2 is set to arrive at Liverpool Pier at 9am on Sunday 24 May, the Marino Lounge are opening early on the Sunday at 7am, to welcome visitors wanting to try their delicious breakfast menu and see the first Queen sail past. It’s an excuse to order the Eggy bread and bacon stack, drizzled with sweet golden syrup.

In addition, La Tasca will be serving up a Spanish fiesta for the event. The restaurant will be offering diners the chance to see a Paella cooked live; holding a BBQ on the outside terrace, and allowing children to eat free on the Sunday. Bueno! 11021441_776068469146232_8978359816661985442_o

The Light Cinema will be welcoming visitors with refreshments and food over the weekend, alongside hosting a balloon modeller to make balloon animals for children. The cinema will also be screening a film about the other Queen, ‘A Royal Night Out’, which follows the story of Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret celebrating VE day in 1945 incognito on the streets of London.

Marine Point is a mere five minute walk from New Brighton train station, making it easy access to catch the best view of the Three Queens. With a giant screen set up at Fort Perch to watch all the action, and all these great events taking place, Marine Point is definitely worth a visit this May Bank Holiday weekend. There will be Free Park & Ride on the Dips at New Brighton and Free shuttle bus service.

For more information about special travel arrangements for the events, please visit





Bubbles’ World of Play launches Defibrillators for Schools campaign

Published on May 12 2015 by Marine Point

Bubbles’ World of Play, home to one of the largest and most innovative children’s indoor play frames in the UK, has launched a new charity campaign to help put defibrillators in local schools.

The New Brighton-based indoor play centre has chosen to help fund defibrillators in local schools in part due to the astonishing statistics that 12-16 young people die every week in the UK from sudden cardiac arrest, a figure that can be reduced if schools have defibrillators and staff trained to use them.

Bubbles’ World of Play will raise money in order to provide local schools with the necessary medical equipment and staff with the CPR training needed in the event of a student suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.

defibrillator image2Based in New Brighton, Wirral, the indoor entertainment centre has been involved with many different charity campaigns in the two years it has been open. At Christmas, the centre launched a campaign that saw it donate presents to the local children’s hospitals and hospices; money to Walking with Giants, a charity that supports children with primordial dwarfism; and donate food to local food banks through their Kind Elves charitable campaign.

Speaking to the general manager of Bubbles’, Peter Collard, he says: “At Bubbles’, we’ve always been involved with charity fundraising and it is something we’re especially proud of. When you’re involved with the community as we are and are made aware of situations and conditions that affect children every day, it’s hard not to want to get involved.

“We decided to raise money to buy defibrillators for schools, as we recognise how important defibrillators can be for a cardiac arrest. If schools had defibrillators and trained staff, it means that if a pupil suffered from cardiac arrest in the classroom, the staff will have the equipment and know how to use it, in order to increase the child’s chance of survival.

“At Bubbles’, we have our own defibrillator which was purchased prior to opening and the staff are trained on how to use it.”

The children’s entertainment centre will have charity buckets on site where visitors can donate their spare change and there are plans to throw some fundraising events too, though Peter won’t reveal what the team are planning just yet.

“Visitors to Bubbles’ have always been very generous in popping their spare change in the charity buckets we’ve had for the various charities we support in the past, so we know that having buckets for the Defibrillator campaign is the way to go. The staff are working on some great fundraising plans too, but I don’t want to spoil them by announcing them too early!

“Bubbles’ World of Play wants to do everything it can to make sure more pupils can be saved from sudden cardiac arrest.”

If you want to donate to Bubbles’ World of Play defibrillators campaign, you can donate at the play centre in New Brighton. For more information on sudden cardiac arrest and how defibrillators in schools can help, visit

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Watch the Three Queens from the ‘The Dome of Home’ camera

Published on Apr 27 2015 by Marine Point

The Dome of Home Camera

Watch the Three Queens from the ‘The Dome of Home’ camera as they approach Liverpool Bay and manoeuvre the Mersey.


The webcam is located on the roof and is updated every 30 seconds. Visit the website to watch the live feed.

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First Camera is on test now showing view of construction work at Seaforth Dock. Further views will be available from the end of April onwards.


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The Dome of Home

The majestic dome of the Catholic church of SS Peter, Paul & Philomena, New Brighton, dominates the Wirral skyline at its tip, directly opposite Liverpool’s famous maritime frontage. During the Second World War the church was nicknamed the ‘Dome of Home’ by merchant seamen returning in their convoys across the Atlantic. Once they spotted the dome they knew they were safe from the ever-present threat of U-boat attack.

The church was closed in 2008 due to concerns about the cost of repair. There followed an enthusiastic local campaign to save the building and in 2012 it reopened under the aegis of the Institute of Christ the King. With full support from the Diocese of Shrewsbury, the church is now open daily, 8am until 8pm, as a sanctuary for visitors. A programme of repairs has been drawn up and restoration works, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund are underway. The webcam from the roof of the church is part of its second project.

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Caffe Cream wins Wirral Taste Award at Visit Wirral Tourism Awards

Published on Apr 24 2015 by Marine Point

Independent ice cream parlour, Caffe Cream of New Brighton, won the ‘Wirral Taste’ Award at the Visit Wirral Tourism Awards 2015.

The annual event, which celebrates the peninsula’s tourism and hospitality industries that contribute to the £327m tourism economy in Wirral, took place at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton.

Caffe Cream, based at Marine Point in New Brighton, won the sought after ‘Wirral Taste’ Award thanks to its famous craft ice cream that is made fresh on site every day using locally sourced ingredients. Last year, the ice cream parlour was awarded with ‘Manager of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Customer Care’ at the Wirral Tourism Awards too. Caffe Cream is also shortlisted for the Taste Award at next month’s Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2015.CCS 6649

The business has become so popular that the owners have recently purchased a new premises in Wallasey in order to create a gourmet ice cream factory – the first of its kind in the country. Caffe Cream will be using it to make even more of their craft ice cream, including the Salted Caramel flavour which won a special diploma of merit at the National Ice Cream Awards earlier this year.

The factory will create 18 full jobs over the next three years and will supply local restaurants and leisure venues in the region, to bring the Caffe Cream flavour to even more customers.

Justin Dooley, co-founder of Caffe Cream, says: “It’s been a pleasure to win such a prestigious award at the Visit Wirral Tourism Awards. It’s a great credit to the team for the hard work they do, and an acknowledgement of the wonderful ice cream we make every day.

“Our new ice cream factory will allow us to share our passion for craft ice cream across the region. We want to everybody to experience the best ice cream this side of Vesuvius!”

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Bubbles’ World of Play to celebrate second birthday with fun prize giveaways

Published on Mar 19 2015 by Marine Point

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New Brighton indoor play centre get ready to welcome their 500,000th visitor

bubbles-monkeyBubbles’ World of Play are inviting parents and their kids to celebrate their second birthday tomorrow.

Staff at the £2.5 million indoor play centre in New Brighton, home to the largest and most innovative indoor play frames in the UK, are also getting ready to welcome their 500,000th visitor.

To celebrate their second birthday they are giving away an array of prizes including a birthday party for 12 children, meal deal vouchers, family admission vouchers plus food and drink prizes. There will also be a competition to win a birthday party on Bubbles’ World of Play’s Facebook page.

Peter Collard, general manager of Bubbles’ World of Play said: “I can’t believe we are so close to welcoming its 500,000th guest already, it doesn’t seem that long since we started out.

“In the two years the centre has been open we have created many magical and memorable moments, but the best is always when we get told by parents that their children took their first steps at Bubbles.”

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Since Bubbles’ World of Play opened its doors in 2013 to children aged up to 11 and has gone from strength to strength. It has been awarded 5 star food hygiene awards year after year, and has been shortlisted as Attraction of the Year at the Visit Wirral Tourism Awards 2015.

Peter added: “We welcome guests from all over the UK and the world, including families that have visited us from New York and Croatia. I’m so proud of all the staff at Bubbles for all the hard work they put in to make it a great place to visit.”

The fun starts tomorrow, Friday, March 20 from 9.30am.



La Tasca New Brighton is hiring

Published on Feb 19 2015 by Marine Point

La Tasca New Brighton IS HIRING!!! All positions are available both front and back of house. If you would like to join their team apply today ==> Contact –

Once you join the team you will benefit from a blended learning programme that includes ground-breaking On Line modules, On-site training and development centres away from the sites.

Many of our key managers have come through various roles in the restaurants, with a great number going on to be General Managers or indeed to take up key positions within the support teams.

Culturally we encourage an environment of fun and honest endeavour whilst treating all team members with respect whatever their role maybe. We will never tell you what to do but will always support you as you progress.

We have a service culture that is based on the word HOLA (Spanish for hello) and follows the journey of our guests coming into our home to enjoy their time with our family. This is key to our success.

If you decide to come and join our family then I am sure you will enjoy your time with us as well because ‘Mi Casa es su Casa!’




Nominate champions of tourism and visitor service for a Wirral Tourism Award

Published on Jan 21 2015 by Marine Point


Wirral Council is now inviting nominations for Wirral Tourism Awards 2015, the annual gongs that celebrate exceptional standards of quality and service across tourism and hospitality in the borough.

Anyone can nominate a person working or volunteering in the industry, so if you’ve enjoyed exceptional service over the past year, help give them a well-earned pat on the back by nominating them.

Launching the nomination process, Cllr Pat Hackett, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for the Economy, said: ‘Wirral’s visitor economy is blossoming and is now valued at almost £328 million, employing more than 4,600 people, and welcoming more than 7m visitors to the borough each year.

‘Last year, Wirral reached a worldwide audience through the Open Golf Championship, so you may have friends and family who were particularly impressed with a tourism experience as part of their visit to see the golf. Let them know that they too can nominate one of Wirral’s tourism businesses and give them a moment of well-deserved glory.’

Nominations are open now and close on Friday, February 6. All nominations will be assessed by a panel of judges, three finalists will be selected for each category, and will be assessed at their place of work. Awards will be presented at the prestigious Awards Dinner on April 15, at the Floral Pavilion and Conference Centre, New Brighton.

Award categories are as follows:

  • Most Professional Front of House or Bar Team Sponsored by Woods Squared Ltd
  • Tourism Team of the Year Sponsored by The Wedding Collection
  • Most Supportive Supervisor or Manager Sponsored by Wirral Chamber of Commerce
  • Accommodation of the Year Sponsored by Contessa Hotels
  • Volunteer Team of the Year Sponsored by Ness Botanic Gardens
  • Attraction of the Year Sponsored by Holiday Inn Express, Hoylake
  • Wirral Taste Award Sponsor tbc
  • Family Friendly Business Sponsored by Let’s Go Publishing
  • Wirral Event of the Year Sponsored by Wirral Council
  • Award for Outstanding Customer Care Sponsored by The Pyramids Shopping Centre
  • Wirral Tourism Ambassador Sponsored by Grosvenor G Casino

You will be able to pick up a nomination form from many of Wirral’s hotels, attractions, bars and restaurants. For more information, or to download a nomination form, go to or call 0151 691 8255.



New Brighton improvement scheme enters final phase

Published on Jan 14 2015 by Marine Point

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“Work on a £1.3m scheme to improve New Brighton seafront between the bottom of Victoria Parade and Rowson Street is drawing to a close.

From Monday, January 12, roads adjacent to Marine Promenade, Tower Promenade and Victoria Parade will be resurfaced as the last phase of the work is carried out.

This work is expected to take two weeks, (depending on weather and conditions), however, it will be completed in a sequence to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum. Local residents and businesses have been informed by letter as some access and parking restrictions will apply while the last phase of the work is carried out. completed, the ‘public realm’ improvements will provide better access from the promenade to the Victoria Road area of the resort, opening up shops and businesses in that area to a greater footfall and traffic.

The scheme will also provide additional parking spaces in New Brighton between the Queens Hotel and Victoria Parade. Paving and benches will also be improved.

Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: ‘The scheme will facilitate two-way traffic flow around the existing Town Square ‘plinth,’ and have a positive impact on businesses in Victoria Road with increased traffic and footfall.

‘We would like to thank businesses, residents and visitors for bearing with us while this work takes place. There is some work still to do, but, depending on weather and conditions, this should only take around a fortnight.’

Cllr Pat Hackett, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for the Economy, said: ‘We are satisfied that when complete, this scheme will provide a further boost to the tourism and visitor economy in New Brighton by opening up businesses to increased footfall and traffic.

‘I would like to echo Cllr Whittingham’s thanks to businesses and residents for their continued patience, and, would encourage visitors to continue to enjoy New Brighton’s restaurants, shops and attractions where it is business as usual.’

The work is being carried out by contractor D Morgan PLC and will be funded from the Council’s Capital Programme for Regeneration activities, with some contribution from the Capital Highways Maintenance budget.

As part of this work, additional re-surfacing will be required on the carriageway and pavement outside Neptune Development’s new apartment complex upon completion.

This is the latest phase in the New Brighton success story that has seen the resort benefit from millions of pounds of public and private sector investment.

This includes the £60million Marine Point development and the £12million redevelopment of the historic Floral Pavilion Theatre, which has become a business and leisure venue and which includes a state-of-the-art 800 seat theatre with complementary conference and meeting facilities.”




£600 raised so far for the Arrowe Park Hospital

Published on Jul 11 2014 by Marine Point

Jerry Skyner and Team Breath have raised £600 to date after completing a triathlon at Marine Lake, New Brighton.

The team completed a walk/bike/paddle triathlon in aid of The Barbara Skyner Fund to raise money for the Arrowe Park Hospital C.O.P.D rehab unit for people with breathing difficulties. It was a brilliant effort and Peak Pursuits are delighted to have been able to support them on the day. Well done everyone! Team Breath are pictured with New Brighton Centre Manager, Ian Mason.

Well done to Team Breath charity triathlon

Peak Pursuits

Published on Jun 12 2014 by Marine Point

Some heavy lifting gear in action last week to repair the jetty and walkway at our New Brighton Centre at Marine Point


Our jetty and walkway at Our New Brighton Centre are now fixed. We are getting busier with sailing, raft building, kayaking, canoeing working with lots of local schools and support networks e.g. Wirral deaf society. We do boat hire at weekends and have the water zorbs (hamster wheels) which are great fun to watch from outside the restaurants.

Also at the end of the month, Sunday 29th June, Jerry Skyner and a team of volunteers will be doing a charity triathlon for APH copb rehab unit (for those with breathing difficulties). He will be doing a walk, cycle around marine lake and then laps of marine lake in kayaks/ canoes. If anyone can offer any support even on the day with collection buckets etc. please get in touch with Ian mason email: