New Brighton is very much at the centre of regeneration of the Wirral Waterfront. The historic and popular New Brighton Floral Pavilion Theatre is receiving a full makeover and plans are afoot for new hotels, improvements to the marine lake for boating and sailing and new restaurants and bars.
Still very much at the centre of New Brighton's appeal is the town's historic promenade, beloved by holiday makers for decades and with a rich seaside history. Traditional seaside amusements and fun fair rides are here. Also a popular attraction in New Brighton, Fort Perch Rock is a distinctive feature on the New Brighton waterfront with nearby lighthouse.
New Brighton is particularly famous for its promenade, running up from Seacombe to New Brighton for 3.5km. Perfect seaside strolling territory, the New Brighton Promenade offers spectacular views across the Mersey of the Liverpool Waterfront panorama.
Popular attractions along New Brighton's promenade include the spectacular Art Deco Bright Spot Amusement and Funfair ride complex where you'll find a superb choice of traditional seaside amusements including a karting track.
Alongside the fantastic attractions in New Brighton, there is also a fantastic selection of high class restaurants in the area. 2010 was designated Wirral's Year of Food to celebrate the past success and achievements. In 2009, Fraiche in Oxton was awarded a Michelin star, and later in the year was declared to have the best wine list of any UK restaurant by the Good Food Guide. It is located a mere 5 miles from New Brighton centre, and truly worth a visit.
Another quality restaurant with a contemporary feel would be the Peninsula restaurant. Modern, well located, reasonable costs for main meals. If you're pining for a more hands on approach to food in New Brighton area, the Vegi-Table offers vegetarian and vegan cooking courses. It is a fantastic alternative to eating out and will bring many more skills that you can tale home and refine.
New Brighton's main Theatre just off the promenade is the Floral Pavilion. This classic and popular theatre is, like much of the historic New Brighton waterfront, getting a complete makeover.
An outstanding heritage site on the Wirral at New Brighton, Fort Perch Rock was built in 1827 to defend the Mersey - although it just missed the Napoleonic Wars. Still it was manned through most of Britain's further conflicts, and only officially closed as a defence fort in 1959.
This strategically important fort contains a fascinating exhibition within on its history and can be hired as a private venue with on-site bar. New Brighton's own Lighthouse sits just off shore from Fort Perch Rock.
Fort Perch Rock, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, CH45 2JU. Telephone. 0151 637 0360.
With the regeneration programme in place for New Brighton, there is a great variety of family attractions, activities and events in the area. The New Palace and Adventureland is a family entertainment centre that is open all year round, whatever the weather! It offers a range of family fun and entertainment, play centre, funfair, amusements, food outlets and also caters for children's parties. For more information on entrance prices and opening times, see the weblink right or tel:
For the younger children, there is a regular spot for Peppa Pig's Party help at the Floral Pavilion. Children and adults of all ages are welcome! See weblink right for more information on tickets and show times.
For family friendly accommodation, see the iknow-northwest accommodation listings!