Free fun for Armed Forces and Veterans

  • 5 September, 2022
  • In the community


Calling all Armed Forces families and veterans – there’s a free weekend
of fun ahead at Clacton Pier.

The seaside attraction is bringing back the event for the first time
since 2019 and is hoping that it will prove a big success.

There will be free unlimited rides for up to four people on both
Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18 via special family wristbands.

Military vehicles will also line-up at the entrance to the pier with an
opportunity for photographs.

Director Billy Ball said that the previous two years were missed due to
the Covid pandemic, and he is pleased to be able to welcome the Armed Forces

“This is just a way for us to show our gratitude for everything they do
on our behalf year after year,” he said.

“We definitely missed them in both 2020 and last year and we hope that
they will turn out in force again this time.”

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

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

A similar event was staged for the Emergency Services in June and a
total of 1,350 wristbands were handed out to more than 340 families.

The Pier will remain open to other customers throughout the weekend.

This week ‘Kids Eat Free’ returns to Discovery Bay soft play after the
school summer holidays. The offer – with each paid entry – runs Monday to
Friday in term time.

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