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Grand Pier puts the speed into Speed Dating

12th February 2018 Print
Grand Pier Dodgem Speed Dating

You never know who you might bump into if you go speed dating - especially if you do it on the ever-popular dodgem cars on Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier!

The seafront landmark is promising to properly put the ‘speed’ into speed dating with a special event later this month.

So if your letterbox looks a little light this Valentine’s Day, don’t worry, just make a date for the Grand Pier the following Friday, February 16th, and get your love life back into the fast lane.

The attraction’s first ever Dodgem Speed Dating spectacular is aimed at anyone aged between 18 and 25.

Registration is at 6.30pm, and the speed dating starts at 7pm. Those taking part must bring one form of ID to prove their age.

Tim Moyle, General Manager of the Grand Pier, said: “They often say that the road to romance can be a bumpy one, well that applies doubly-so at our special event.

“Riders will sit together in one dodgem and get to know each other but when the horn sounds, they will say their goodbyes and switch to the next car, and so on.

“They will have score cards to make their own notes on who they feel they bonded with the most, and who drove them to distraction.

“The atmosphere will be electric, and hopefully the sparks coming from the top of the dodgem cars won’t be the only sparks in the air.

“Speed dating is one of the most popular ways of meeting new people today, so we thought we’d put our own Grand Pier spin on it, and entice those looking for love to date in a safe, fun, environment.

“Once the racing is over participants are welcome to stay and mingle in the bar.

“They say if you can’t laugh together, you can’t love together, and there should be miles of smiles on February 16th, and who knows, perhaps your heart might collide with that of your dream date!”

The event only costs £5 for person, and you can find out more – including some top tips for how to improve your chances of success on the night – by visiting

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Grand Pier Dodgem Speed Dating