Attention all Armed Forces and Veterans

  • 10 September, 2023
  • On the pier


all Armed Forces families and Veterans – Clacton Pier is laying on a free
weekend of fun for you to enjoy.

seaside attraction stages the event annually and is expecting another good

will be free unlimited rides for up to four people on both Saturday September 16
and Sunday September 17 using special family wristbands.

vehicles will line-up at the entrance to the pier where there will also be a
display of weapons and  plenty of opportunity
for photographs.

Billy Ball said that it is all about showing the attraction’s gratitude for the
fantastic job the Armed Forces do on everyone’s behalf year after year.

“We owe
them so much and this is just one small way that we can thank them and give
them a fun day out to relax with their families,” he added. “It also includes
all Veterans who have served their country and they must never be forgotten.”

event did not take place in 2020 or 2021 due to the Covid pandemic but made a
popular return last year when around 150 families came out in force and were
given more than 400 wristbands.

offer is open to all serving members and Veterans on production of a valid
service ID or a DDS official Veterans discount card.

wristbands will include all rides except the Big Wheel and Go-Karts.

Mr Ball
thanked those who are taking their military vehicles to the pier for supporting
the weekend and adding to the atmosphere.

similar event was staged for the Emergency Services in June and more than 1,000
wristbands were handed out.

Pier will remain open to all of its other customers throughout the weekend.


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