Exciting Autumn and Winter programme unveiled
September 10, 2018
Bosses at Clacton Pier have today unveiled an exciting programme of
events for the Autumn and Winter – including the revival of their popular
It also includes a new-style Halloween Festival Week and a Guy Fawkes spectacular.
The goal is to increase the offer in line with the Pier’s moves to
become a truly 52-week a year attraction.
It is hoped that it will not only boost trade for the Pier - but also
for other businesses in the town by pulling people into the area.
Nigel Brown, Clacton Pier’s Communications Manager, said that every
attempt has been made to come up with a programme which is family orientated
and will suit a wide variety of ages.
“Further work is taking place over the coming months which will make the
Pier Parade – the central concourse – ideal for undercover events in the
winter,” he said.
“It will compliment the other indoor heated attractions opened this
summer and means we can provide all year round fun.
“We wanted to get the news out there as soon as possible so people can
plan ahead and put dates in their diary. Full details of these events will be
released nearer the time.”
The Pier’s previous Scarefest will be replaced this year by a Halloween
Festival Week from October 20 to 28. The parade will be decorated; there will
be spooky entertainment and arts and crafts in the family entertainment area at
the front of the Pier.
The last of the free firework extravaganza’s for 2018 will be held on
Saturday November 3. It is the most popular of the year and pulls in the
largest crowds who also have entry to the Pier.
Christmas Wonderland has not been staged on the Pier for at least five
years and will be back starting on December 1.
It will be mainly focused around Discovery Bay adventure play centre and
Santa will be moving from Number One North Pole to Number One North Sea.
There will be a Santa’s Grotto as well as breakfast with Santa and
Sidney events to be held on December 1 and 2, and each weekend through until
December 22/23. The North Pole Express will transport children from the play
area to Santa’s Grotto.