North Pole fun

  • 7 December, 2020
  • On the pier


Clacton Pier’s new North Pole experience got underway at the weekend and
proved a big hit with customers.

A steady flow of families visited Santa’s grotto, the Reindeer’s stables,
and Frosty the Snowman in a specially created and themed section of the
landmark attraction.

A host of animatronic characters and sparkling decorations throughout
the indoor area create a magical festive feel for all ages to enjoy.

A selection of outdoor rides is also operating for the first time during
winter as part of a Christmas Cracker deal.

Pier director Billy Ball said he is delighted with the feedback from

“It is taking time for people to venture out after lockdown, but we got
off to a really solid start to the festive season,” he said.

“We know that the numbers pick up the nearer we get to Christmas and the
main thing is that people were really impressed with what we have put on this

Mr Ball praised families for following the social distancing measures
put in place to make it a safe environment for customers and staff.

“We have done what we can in terms of Covid and it all works if people
stick to the rules,” he added.

Santa’s grotto is open until December 24 and there the £19.99 cracker
deal (unlimited selected rides, golf, video games, seaquarium and drink) operates
at weekends and in the school holiday until January 3.

“It is great to be back open and hopefully we can provide some Christmas
cheer for families who have had a tough year,” said Mr Ball.

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