Part of the promenade in Skegness has been redeveloped to create a dinosaur park aimed at educating children. Private investors are involved in the project. The park already has a black lit 3D golf and interactive 4D dinosaur trail. An amphitheatre, museum and cinema are planned for next year.
One of our region's biggest attractions has just got even bigger. Butlins in Skegness now has a new 16 million pound water park including several slides and pools. The resort's investment has also created dozens of new jobs for the town. James Webster reports.
Butlins has raided its video archives to find footage of the previous swimming pools it has had in Skegness. The footage shows how people have enjoyed playing in the water at the site since it opened in 1936 as the area has been redeveloped several times.
The 2010 winners of Britain's Got Talent, Spelbound, helped to officially open the new waterpark at Butlins in Skegness. They performed for crowds gathered outside the centre. Here is their exclusive performance:
Hundreds of visitors arriving at Butlins in Skegness are trying the newly opened waterpark for the first time. Among them are the Offords from Scotland who are regulars at the resort. Mum Ginny, Dad Matt and son Lachlan say they have noticed the difference and think it is a big improvement.
Two of the new lifeguards who have been taken on to staff the waterpark at Butlins in Skegness say they are pleased with their new jobs. George Griffiths and Charlie Hodgson both moved to the area when the job opportunities came up and say they are impressed with the new facilities.
The resort director at Butlins in Skegness says the opening of a new £16m waterpark is part of a plan to make tourism a year-round proposition. Chris Baron estimates that up to 100 new jobs have been created and hopes more money will be brought into the town as a whole.
A woman's been arrested after gunshots were allegedly fired into a school in Skegness.
Armed police were called to Seathorne Primary yesterday when teachers reported pellets being shot into the grounds from a home which backs onto the school. The children were quickly moved inside. A 34-year-old woman's today being questioned by detectives.