Swashbuckling Fun for Children At South West’s Iconic Grand Pier

CHILDREN across the South West are encouraged to don pirate costumes on Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier to celebrate an international event.

The popular South West attraction is supporting International Talk like a Pirate Day, on Saturday September 19.

Children are invited to dig out their eye patches and swords and wear pirate costumes to the attraction.

Those taking part by wearing fancy dress will be entitled to half price unlimited ride wristbands for the day, which will be available solely from retail shop.

 Dead Man's Cove Grand Pier

Dead Man’s Cove Grand Pier

Children talking like a pirate to pier staff will also receive a limited edition Grand Pier sticker and a prize will be awarded to a child wearing the best pirate costume.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day started as an idea between friends John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), from the United States.

First launched in 1995 to be celebrated by a small group of friends, the event soon turned into an international phenomenon.

Events are taking place across the entire globe and the Grand Pier is delighted to stage its debut International Talk like a Pirate Day.

Paul Charalambous, Grand Pier General Manager, said: “We always strive to offer a range of experiences for all the family to enjoy and we hope our pirate weekend will prove highly popular.”

For more information, please contact the Events Team on 01934 646155 or email events@grandpier.co.uk.

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