Manning's Amusements

Manning's Amusements, Felixstowe: Hours, Address, Manning's Amusements Reviews: 3.5/5

Manning's Amusements
3.5
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
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3.5
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Dunmall
Kent76 contributions
Nothing vintage, false advertising, just another dull, largely ticket based arcade
Sep 2021
Very pleased to see the bold signs outside exclaiming "vintage arcade", which would be a welcome escape from all the enormously dull ticket machines and screen fruit machines that anyone could get on their laptop.

Inside, it was pretty much exactly the same as anywhere else, except from some retro plastic advertising from another era and a converted Astro Wars machine which plays 40 odd, old arcade games.

There was clearly a funfair out the back as well at some point,, but this has degenerated into a shabby, down-at-heel, miniscule market. This was probably an exciting, entertaining place back in the day with a great array of quality machines/rides, but they would probably be better off putting it out of its misery, At least take the false advertising down...
Written 19 September 2021
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Connor Peck
Ipswich, UK274 contributions
Good Amusements!
Oct 2020
This is a good Amusements with lots of prices to be won. It is worth going to and is a nice place in Felixstowe.
Written 3 September 2021
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Michelle B
Boxford, UK9 contributions
Love an Arcade
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a great couple of hours of fun here, like a lot of seaside amusments a little tired and run down. However, the staff were friendly it wasn't packed and we had a great game of crazy golf.
Happy holidays 2021
Written 26 August 2021
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Antarctic
Cambridge, UK404 contributions
A Blast From The Past
Aug 2021
A rather run-down venue with shipping containers replacing some of the outside structures. Probably an excellent place to visit in the 1960s but sadly no longer a highlight on the Felixstowe seafront.
Written 15 August 2021
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Akkers1
London, UK764 contributions
Used to be much better
Jun 2021
I remember how this place used to be when I was a kid and my family used to visit each year. It’s been about 8 years since I was last there.
I would have thought that it would have been busier considering it was a sunny June day, but after a wander around we both said the same thing that we have been in much better amusements and were disappointed by our visit.
Written 22 July 2021
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Ria
Ipswich, UK3 contributions
Crazy Golf
Sep 2020 • Couples
I have played Mini Golf at the Mannings Amusement for as long as I can remember but when I went today for the first time in a long time there were musty odours in the air.. as if the place wasn’t clean. I understand it’s very old but I think a refurb wouldn’t go amiss, or even just some air wick. We rushed the last hole because the odour was a bit unbearable.
Written 5 September 2020
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Victoria G
Romford, United Kingdom24 contributions
Really disappointed! :-( - what's vintage about it now?
Aug 2020
Such a shame. We decided to walk quite a eway to this place today to see the vintage fairground rides and machines and, there wasn't any of either! The most vintage part of this, was the building itself. No bumper cars, no crooked or haunted houses (yet the facades of them are still there in a yard that is apparently being turned into shops and a sunday market??? What a terrible decision!).

No vintage pinball, no vintage penny one-armed bandits, nothing. Great Yarmouth's vintage arcade does this really well. And I'm not sure sure how you can mislead people with the 'Vintage' title boldly emblazoned across the whole complex?

REALLY disappointing! The only vintage thing about the whole complex, is the lack of upkeep and apparent abandonment of the whole complex. So terribly sad.

Just the same as any other common amusement arcade on the seafront. And what is there, isn't even being maintained properly.
Written 20 August 2020
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Diane C
4 contributions
Lots of fun
Aug 2019 • Family
Used to go here when I was a teenager so had to go back to have a look loved it so did grandchildren had so much fun
Written 6 July 2020
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Ru42
felixstowe4 contributions
Happy Kids!
Dec 2019 • Family
I often bring my daughters and their friends to Mannings to spend the coins they’ve saved (and a large portion of my own pocket money I must admit!). They love the crazy golf even if they spend most of the time playing hide and seek while I attempt to keep track of the scores lol

The staff are very helpful and friendly and are always there to help. The kids love the penny shufflers (whatever they’re called these days) but somehow always persuade me to throw the pound coins into the more hi-tech machines for them, but it’s worth it and very much enjoyed and easy entertainment. The mini bowling alley is great value at just £1 a game currently and is very entertaining. There’s plenty of food & drink options on the doorstep and even when it’s busy it’s never that hard to find somewhere to park on the road outside.

All in all we always have a fun time and can easily kill a couple hours watching the kids collect all their tokens from the machines they’ve played.. then another hour waiting patiently for them to decide what to exchange their tokens for 😂

5 stars from us 👌🏻
Written 16 December 2019
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KathE78
Ipswich, UK5 contributions
Great for kids parties
Nov 2019 • Family
We had a great time for my boys 6th bday in the party room with the indoor crazy golf.

It worked really well for everyone, something for children & adults to enjoy.

We were brilliantly looked after and the party package was great value.

Right opposite the sea front so a chance to run off any party food after too!!

Highly recommended.

Thanks everyone :)
Written 27 November 2019
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  • Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
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