A THEME park which attracts thousands of visitors from Huddersfield is to close with the loss of up to 200 jobs.

The GMB union said the Pleasure Island complex in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, would be sadly missed by families this summer if it was not saved.

The complex features seven white-knuckle rides including its flagship Boomerang rollercoaster, Terror Rack and Hyperblaster.

Staff have been given letters telling them their employment has been terminated and visitors have been turned away.

Rachelle Wilkins, an official with the GMB union, said yesterday: “This theme park will be sadly missed by children and their parents from across Yorkshire and the East Midlands if it is not reopened.

“The shock closure means that it is yet another victim of this bankers’ recession. If the closure is not reversed it will have a wide impact on the local economy.”