Mablethorpe Arcades have provided hours of fun for people of all ages over the years, and they continue to do so. I remember going away on seaside holidays and getting excited at spending some 2ps, and winning a prize or two, as well as trying to beat my Dad or Brother at the latest video game.
There is a good choice of arcades to visit in Mablethorpe on the High Street for some fun, and each one offers something a little different, so if you fancy popping in for a while, have a look below for what is on offer to you.
The Mirage has a variety of options to keep you entertained, full size ten pin bowling can be played here as well as all of the latest video games and machines. There is a large soft play area for the kids, a big prize shop to exchange your tickets, as well as a fully licensed bar, and the Maple Moose diner / café serving a variety of hot food, snacks, milkshakes, and more.
The Mirage also has an over 18s area with £500 jackpot machines. There is a bookmakers inside as well where you will receive food and drink if you are betting. Throughout the year there are various events for children such as face painting, and meeting their favourite TV cartoon characters.
The Mirage is currently open 9am - 11pm daily, for more information on events check out their facebook page here.
Family Amusements lives up to its name, and is a great destination for families to head to for some fun. With lots of prizes on offer to be won, and set in very friendly surroundings, you'll always be made welcome on a visit here.
You can find all your favourite games here and win on the 2p machines, or save up some tickets and get a bigger prize.
If you're just passing there is a kiosk that opens up onto the High Street, selling favourites such as burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, slush, bacon baps and more. Seating is also available inside if you want to come in and take the weight off your feet. The prices here are very reasonable, and it's a good option to feed the family, and have a bit of fun on the machines at the same time.
Jacksons amusements is another family favourite in Mablethorpe, with lots of kiddie rides as well as 2p machines, video games, ticket prize machines, and more.
Seating is available inside, and there are vending machines for you to use if you would like to purchase a drink or a snack.
Jacksons Grand Prix is lots of fun for the kids to enjoy, this is in the back of the arcade and is just £1 per ride.
Car parking is available next to Jacksons on Quebec Road and is reasonably priced. They also operate the Land Train, this provides transport from the holiday parks on Quebec Road into the main town, and return journeys also.
CITY OF GOLD
City of Gold is a treasure themed arcade offering lots of 2p games, grabber machines, fruit machines, ticket games and has the only bingo in Mablethorpe Arcades.
Bingo is called throughout the day and the evening and is a very relaxed atmosphere, lots of great prizes can be won, and offers on games are featured daily.
Mr Bibby's is also a part of the City Of Gold, here you can play all of the latest over 18 machines, jackpots range from £25 - £500. Drinks and snacks are provided for those who are playing.
Inside the City Of Gold you can also find a smaller over 18s area again with jackpots ranging from £25 - £500.
MABLETHORPE ARCADES SUMMARY
Having worked on the holiday parks in the past, I have found that the amusements in the town offer far better value for money when it comes to winning prizes, and what you can get when you come to redeem your tickets at the end of the week.
If you are a visitor that enjoys the amusements and likes to save tickets, I would suggest you have a look at the Mablethorpe Arcades and see what is on offer, before you begin saving on the parks.