Celebrations on the Grand Pier for its 5th birthday

PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 October 2015

The Grand Pier's opening in 2010.

The Grand Pier's opening in 2010.

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IT HAS been five years since Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier reopened its doors to the public after a £51million makeover and it is set to celebrate with a Halloween-themed fun day.

The Grand Pier's opening in 2010.The Grand Pier's opening in 2010.

The pier was destroyed by a fire in 2008 and it took two years to rebuild.

Co-owner Kerry Michael said: “I can hardly believe it has been five years since the momentous day we unveiled the newly built pier for the world to see.

“It gave us a great sense of pride being able to restore the icon of the town to be enjoyed for many generations to come.

“We want to give something back to thank the community for their support and we will be holding a major fifth birthday celebration.”

There will be a fun day on Saturday from noon until 4pm, with a giant birthday cake, dancers, a bouncy castle, face-painting and giveaways on offer.

In the evening there will be actors offering frightful fun to visitors boarding the ghost train at the pier’s Halloween birthday bash, which will take place from 8pm-1am, with ghost train rides available from 8-10pm.

Tickets to the evening event, priced £7.50, are available via www.grandpier.co.uk or will cost £9.50 on the door.

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