Free family days return this summer

  • 14 March, 2022
  • In the community


Two free family fun weekends are
being lined-up for frontline Emergency Services and the Armed Forces at Clacton
Pier this summer.

The popular events are set to return
for the first time since 2019 having been cancelled for the last two years due
to Covid restrictions.

The weekends are a way of thanking the
organisations for all they do – and have done – for the community and the
country as a whole.

The Emergency Services event will be
staged on June 18 and 19 while the one for the Armed Forces and Veterans will
take place on September 17 and 18.

Live music and children’s
entertainment will also be laid on and there will be up to four free rides
wristbands given out per family.

Pier Director Billy Ball said he was
disappointed that the weekends did not take place in 2020 and 2021 but they had
to be dropped from the calendar due to the pandemic and the regulations in
place at the time.

“It will be great to see both the
frontline Emergency Services staff and the Armed Forces families back on the
pier with the chance to spend a relaxing fun day out at our attraction and making
the most of our facilities,” he said.

“It has been a very difficult few
years for all those involved in these organisations, and this is an opportunity
for us to give something back to those who do so much for us day in day out.”

In 2019 the pier gave out almost
£20,000 worth of wristbands over the two weekends.

Those attending the Emergency
Services event will need to show a staff ID card and work on the frontline for
either the Police, Fire, Ambulance, RNLI or Coastguard. A Forces ID card will
be required for the Armed Forces weekend.

The pier will remain open to all
customers on both the dates in June and September and further details of the
entertainment will be released nearer the time.


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