Families enjoy half term fun

  • 20 February, 2023
  • On the pier


Families made the most of the mild half term weather and headed to
Clacton Pier to enjoy the indoor and outdoor attractions.

Dry and warmer than usual temperatures brought a steady flow of visitors
through the doors with a special half price rides offer proving popular.

Pier director said it was a welcome boost and a sharp contrast to last

“Storm Eunice forced us to close all outside attractions for the last
three days of February half term in 2022 and some rides had already been closed
two days earlier,” he said.

“We had to shut completely on the Friday and that proved all proved very
costly. It was good to have everything operating throughout the break this time

“There was a steady footfall throughout the week and the two weekends,
but it did not break any records.”

Mr Ball added that the current financial climate probably had an affect
with families more cautious about what they spend.

“Our half price ride offers pulled people in and hopefully meant
youngsters could enjoy some fun while they were off school.

“We have decided to continue the deal this weekend as a further
incentive to visit the pier.”

Mr Ball said that overall, he is optimistic about the coming months with
a new attraction due in late spring.

Work is progressing well on Jurassic Pier, a new Dino safari walkthrough
experience and 4D cinema. Specially commissioned animatronic dinosaurs are on
their way from Asia and are due in the country within days.

“We continue to invest and with all the improvements we are making we
believe it will stand us in good stead for 2023,” added Mr Ball.


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