Hunstanton Pier Family Entertainment Centre. Picture: Tony Jones

A Hunstanton attraction has been put on the market for £4.25m.

The Hunstanton Pier Family Entertainment Centre has been owned by CHS Amusements since 2007, when the company refurbished the centre.

But now the nationwide amusements chain  has instructed Bilfinger GVA Retail, Hotels and Leisure, to put the attraction up for sale.

Director for the retail company, Richard Baldwin, has been dealing with the property.

He said: “It is a narrow market; I think it’s for people in that sector who are looking to diversify.

“It is a good investment opportunity and I hope it will go quickly.

“It’s a good seaside location and has been for a long time and I don’t think that will change in the long-term.”

Mr Baldwin said since CHS Amusements purchased the centre, it had traded well every year.

However, he said the company wanted to concentrate on its attractions based in the south of the country.

The current entertainment centre was built on The Green in 2003, after Jungle Wonderland was destroyed by a blaze.

It has an eight-lane ten pin bowling alley, amusement arcade and cafe.

Hunstanton Mayor, Andrew Murray, described the centre as a “monstrosity.”

He said although the attraction proved popular with holidaymakers, it wasn’t with local residents.

“I think the people of Hunstanton would like to see it demolished,” he said.

“It has been criticised by the Building Design Partnership – it has no windows out to the sea. “It is the wrong building in the wrong place.”

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