Hoping for bumper half term

  • 30 May, 2022
  • On the pier

at Clacton Pier are hoping for a bumper half term of celebration.

a slow start at the weekend due to indifferent weather it is expected that
business will pick up as families make the most of the Queen’s Platinum

rain on Sunday meant that the day was a washout – apart from the indoor
attractions which were kept busy.

director Billy Ball said that he is confident that trade will improve as the
week goes on.

and toes are all crossed that the weather will be decent, which is always
crucial,” he added.

I feel the biggest factor this half term is that we have the four-day Jubilee
celebrations from Thursday and that is when I think families will be looking to
spend their money.

would be great if it ends up being a very special event which brings everyone
together to have fun.”

pier’s rides are now open every day from 11am to 7pm until the end of the

number of rides on offer has recently increased with the return of the Wild
Mouse Roller Coaster after refurbishment and a new coin-operated battery car and
track for younger children.

effort is being made to up the number of attractions on site and we never standstill,”
said Mr Ball.

is constantly taking place to ensure that every inch of the pier pays its way.
It is absolutely necessary when you are maintaining and repairing an iconic
150-year-old structure.”

host of live entertainment has been laid on over the bank holiday including
music and magic. These include Faye Phillips, Skittlez, SMC, The Tail Feathers,
Deano Singer and Carl Chapman. James Magic will be providing the tricks in the
Boardwalk Bar and Grill.

free fireworks extravaganza has been planned for around 9pm on Friday June 3.

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