Major improvements lined-up for family Halloween Festival

by Nigel Brown Sep 09 2019 0     2,256
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September 9, 2019


New improvements are being made to Clacton Pier’s spooky free Halloween Festival for families which gets under way at the start of next month.

Bosses have brought on board the Princes Theatre Youth Company to provide live monstrous characters milling around the venue.

And designer and maker Tom Worship - who previously worked for Disney for 12 years - is creating amazing new costumes for the event.

The festival runs every weekend from October 5 through to November 3 – and all week during half term with the Pier decorated in a Halloween theme.

It will include creep ‘n’ crawl meet and greet in the Seaquarium in half term; free themed face painting in Discovery Bay; daily spooky magic shows; a chance to mingle with the monstrous mascots and take part in a colouring competition at the Captain’s Table.

There will also be unlimited tiny tots’ rides with a £7.50 wristband which will include a free ghost hunt pack.

Pier Director Billy Ball said that the aim is to make it bigger and better than ever before.

“We are delighted to have Melissa Wenn and the Princes Theatre Youth Company involved for the first time this year and we believe they will bring something very special to our event,” he said.

“Tom Worship – who has a great reputation working with Disney – will be coming up with some themed costumes which will also significantly add to the authenticity of the festival.

“We are really excited about these improvements and it will be good to be involving local youngsters from the theatrical community.

“Add to that families dressing up themselves, and it should create a memorable atmosphere for all to enjoy.”

There will also be a free Guy Fawkes firework extravaganza on Saturday November 2.

This is all on top of the Pier’s Evil on Sea event which is being staged for teenagers and above which will run every Friday night and Saturday in October with extra dates on October 31, November 1 and 2.

This Fear at the Pier experience will include a trail round the Pier with specially set-up rooms in the Jolly Roger to crank up the scares and dares; a round of adventure golf, adult rides and a free drink in the bar for £19.99.

Tickets for Evil on Sea are selling now at, or on Eventbrite and you just have to turn up for the Halloween Festival.


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