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Families flock to start of Halloween event

  • 23 October, 2023
  • On the pier

 

Families
flocked to the first weekend of Clacton Pier’s popular Halloween Festival which
got off to a truly scary start.

The
spooktacular event runs for nine days and includes a host of fun and activities
for all ages to enjoy.

The
forecourt of the pier is alive with Misery Mansion haunted house walk-through
attraction, a large pumpkin patch, and regular performances by the freaky
Stiles family.

Ghoulish
food is on offer from a swing grill and marshmallows roasted over fire pits.

Gellyball
Blast, a totally new attraction for those aged nine and above, takes place in a
specially-created arena in the Jolly Roger Theatre.

A
cross between laser tag and paintball, all the action is in a huge inflatable
battle ground arena with special effects lighting.

Players
are kitted out with guns firing gel balls, helmets and chest pads with an
electronic scoreboard announcing the winning team.

Pier
director Billy Ball said he is expecting a busy festival.

“The
weather was good on Sunday and families flocked down to enjoy the Halloween
celebrations,” he added. “Unfortunately, it rained most of Saturday but we are now
able to counter that with the vast array of inside attractions we offer.

“We
are confident of pulling in the crowds over this half term.”

There is a special fang-tastic all-in deal of £27.99 (£13.99 for annual
rides pass holders). To book go to
clactonpier.co.uk/book-online

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