Pleasurewood Hills near Lowestoft, Suffolk - between Corton and Gunton - was a 1983 creation by American entrepreneur Joe Larter as a “small American-themed family attraction”. The original site included a minature railway, a working Cine 180 cinema and an adventure playground. Over the years the park has expanded in size, introducing new attractions and general improvements bringing the park up to spec with modern expectations of a theme park.
The site gained television notoriety in the mid 1990's by being the setting used by Noel Edmonds for Crinkley Bottom Castle as used in his t.v show Noels Fun House. It was the converted old Haunted Theatre, a remnant of the original Cine 180, that was used for the show.
In 2004 the site was purchased by a French leisure group, Grevin and Cie, and as such another £3,000,000 was to be spent on further improvements. These include the park's first inverted roller coaster, Wipeout, to go with the parks two existing roller coasters.
Other rides at the park include Hobbs Pit; a ride that has been dubbed “one of the UK's scariest attractions'! Also, 'The Jolly Roger' draws visitors from miles around for its freefall drop accelerating riders to over 60 mph in under 1 second!
Less adventurous visitors can relax and enjoy a day on one of the many available paddleboats on 'Pleasurewood Paddlers Lake'. All in all, a great day out for all the family.