New grotto installed ready for Santa's arrival
November 27, 2018
Santa will have a new purpose-built home when
he arrives for his festive duties at Clacton Pier this weekend.
A massive grotto has been commissioned and put
together outside the Discovery Bay soft play area at a cost of more than £15,000.
It will be in operation for the attraction’s Christmas activities which run
through until December 23.
The fun gets underway on Saturday (December 1)
and Sunday (December 2) with Breakfast with Santa and then continues on Monday (December
3) when the after school events begin.
Nigel Brown, Clacton Pier’s Communications
Manager, said the idea is to make Santa welcome and as comfortable as possible.
“We decided that it if we are going to offer
these Christmas activities again for the first time for more than five years,
we needed to have a grotto which matches the standards of our other facilities,”
“People travelling along the seafront from the
Holland-on-Sea direction towards Clacton can get a glimpse of the grotto on the
eastern side of the Pier.”
Breakfast with Santa runs from 9am to 10.30am
each Saturday and Sunday up to Christmas. It costs £11.99 and includes entry to
Discovery Bay all day, breakfast, Santa’s grotto voucher, entertainment and a
visit from Sidney Seagull.
For those who cannot make weekends there are
after school weekday events from 3.30pm to 6.30pm where children eat free and can
visit Santa’s grotto with every paid entry to Discovery Bay.
Full details and bookings are available on www.clactonpier.co.uk . Spaces are
still available this weekend.