Spooktacular event for half term
October 10, 2023
is underway to transform Clacton Pier for a truly spooktacular nine-day event
later this month.
attraction’s Halloween Festival is being staged from October 21 to 29 with a host
of thrills and fun lined-up.
forecourt will once again play host to Misery Mansion haunted house
walk-through experience which was introduced for the first time last autumn.
will also be home to the event’s biggest ever pumpkin patch and the venue for
the ever-popular Stiles family to perform their freak shows and entertainment.
totally new attraction – Gellyball Blast Battle for those aged nine and above
– will be set up in the Jolly Roger Theatre. A cross between laser tag and
paintball, the action will take place in a huge inflatable battle ground inside
the arena firing gel orbs.
pier will become a colourful themed area with decorations, a monstrous model
display, Halloween archway entrance as well as a range of ghoulish foods and
is a special all-in price of £27.99 for a fangtastic deal, which includes
entrance to Misery Mansion; one Gelly Ball Blast Battle; 18-holes of adventure
golf; unlimited rides, one go-kart race;
unlimited video games; entrance to the pumpkin patch and a cobweb candy floss. Anyone
paying this price will be able to upgrade to an annual rides pass for a further
cost of the deal will be reduced to £13.99 for the pier’s annual ride pass
those who pay the full price and want to return for a second visit will be
director Billy Ball said he is looking forward to the festival which always
pulls in the crowds.
have just staged our very first Oktoberfest which went down extremely well with
customers and we now have just over a week to get everything ready for
Halloween,” he added.
will be working flat out to complete the transformation and we want to make
sure the pier looks every bit the part for the event, including the new Gellyball Blast Battle in the Jolly Roger.
have around 2,000 pumpkins on order and there will be plenty of fun for all the
family across the nine days of half term.”
Magic will be entertaining children while Operation Party Time will provide
There will also be free live music on both weekends. On October 21 Steve
Ritchie will be performing from 1-4pm and then Just Lee from 6-9pm. The
following day Sean Connelly will provide the entertainment from 1-4pm.
Lee Kamara kicks things off from 1-4pm on Saturday October 28, followed
by Tim Hackford from 6-9pm and on Sunday October 29 it’s Madsyp Sax from 1-4pm.
Tickets can be booked at clactonpier.co.uk