With the half-term holidays fast approaching, you may already be searching for something to keep the kids entertained.
Now that Seaton's latest attraction has opened, you won't have to look far. Sited on the old putting green at Seafield Gardens, a brand new Jurassic Themed Adventure Golf Course has arrived! With stone fossils, dinosaur eggs and bones, the kids are sure to enjoy this adventure back to the Jurassic age.
With the renovation of the Jurassic Centre bringing more tourism to the town, there is a lot more planned to revitalise Seaton.
After going to public consultation three times over the last few years, the planning application for the redevelopment scheme was finally submitted to East Devon District Council in March 2017.
The scheme would include the demolition and redevelopment of Esplanade areas of Seaton and Fisherman's Gap.
The proposed development will feature a number of changes to Seaton seafront, including:
- Alterations to the highway layout.
- New public toilets.
- A fully accessible public realm of the beach.
- The existing esplanade from Fisherman's Gap to the Beach Road junction will be pedestrianised.
- A new public square, ideal for events.
- A fresh village of seasonal beach huts.
- Resurfacing, improved lighting, new planting and street furniture.
- A raised walkway behind the sea wall.
- Demolition of the currently dilapidated moridnum building with a completely new replacement
Aimed to make the town from attracted to residents and visitors alike, the multi-million pound scheme hopes to increase tourist numbers by encouraging greater use of Seaton's stunning coastline setting. The new pedestrianised public area will also make it easier for community activities to take place. With the increased tourism the entire town should benefit including Seaton Tramway and the Jurassic Centre.
Construction work has now started on the new 75-room Premier Inn, located on Harbour Road.
With a cafe/restaurant as well, the new hotel will benefit the town by providing 24 full-time jobs. Located on the site of the former Lyme Bay Holiday Village, the hotel will be located close to the seafront and will integrate well with the proposed redevelopment scheme.