Eggstravaganza off to cracking start

  • 1 April, 2024
  • On the pier


Clacton Pier’s Easter
Eggstravaganza got off to a cracking start.

Families flocked to the
attraction over the four day break and made the most of the activities on

Bruff the Easter Bunny
proved a massively popular addition with the children, a free fireworks display
went off with a bang, annual rides passes were won by youngsters who found the
hidden golden egg each day and there was free live music in the Boardwalk Bar
and Grill.

All this was on top of
the rides, amusement arcades, adventure golf, soft play and Jurassic Pier.

Despite a pretty gloomy
pre-weekend forecast the weather stayed dry throughout which helped encourage
visitors to the town.

General manager Harry Peek
said it was a good boost for the pier, even if it was no record breaker.

“Overall it was a very
positive start to the school holiday and our new staff recruits were definitely
needed with many families coming to join in the fun,” he said.

“The weather wasn’t great
– but much better than it might have been taking into account the forecasters

“Hopefully the town and
wider district did good business as we now look forward to the May bank
holidays and main season.”

The Easter fun continues
right through until April 14 with Bruff making daily appearances in Discovery
Bay at 11am and 3pm. The egg trail runs throughout the period.

The giant rabbit was
named after a competition and honours Peter Bruff, the founder of Clacton and
the pier.

The next free firework
display will be on Sunday May 5 at 9pm.


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