Major improvements lined-up for family Halloween Festival

  • 9 September, 2019
  • Entertainment
  • On the pier


New improvements are being made to Clacton Pier’s spooky free Halloween
Festival for families which gets under way at the start of next month.

Bosses have brought on board the Princes Theatre Youth Company to
provide live monstrous characters milling around the venue.

And designer and maker Tom Worship – who previously worked for Disney
for 12 years – is creating amazing new costumes for the event.

The festival runs every weekend from October 5 through to November 3 – and
all week during half term with the Pier decorated in a Halloween theme.

It will include creep ‘n’ crawl meet and greet in the Seaquarium in half
term; free themed face painting in Discovery Bay; daily spooky magic shows; a
chance to mingle with the monstrous mascots and take part in a colouring
competition at the Captain’s Table.

There will also be unlimited tiny tots’ rides with a £7.50 wristband
which will include a free ghost hunt pack.

Pier Director Billy Ball said that the aim is to make it bigger and
better than ever before.

“We are delighted to have Melissa Wenn and the Princes Theatre Youth
Company involved for the first time this year and we believe they will bring
something very special to our event,” he said.

“Tom Worship – who has a great reputation working with Disney – will be
coming up with some themed costumes which will also significantly add to the authenticity
of the festival.

“We are really excited about these improvements and it will be good to be
involving local youngsters from the theatrical community.

“Add to that families dressing up themselves, and it should create a memorable
atmosphere for all to enjoy.”

There will also be a free Guy Fawkes firework extravaganza on Saturday
November 2.

This is all on top of the Pier’s Evil on Sea event which is being staged
for teenagers and above which will run every Friday night and Saturday in October
with extra dates on October 31, November 1 and 2.

This Fear at the Pier experience will include a trail round the Pier
with specially set-up rooms in the Jolly Roger to crank up the scares and
dares; a round of adventure golf, adult rides and a free drink in the bar for

Tickets for Evil on Sea are selling now at, or on Eventbrite
and you just have to turn up for the Halloween Festival.


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