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Pier puts final touches to exciting new development ready for opening on July 21

  • 16 July, 2018
  • Development
  • On the pier

 

Clacton
Pier is ready to unveil its exciting new £4 million development which will
represent the dawn of a new era for the attraction.

The
project – which has revamped the Pier as a 52-week a year venue to rival any of
its kind in the Eastern Region – began last October.

Skull
Point, an American-style adventure golf course, Discovery Bay adventure play
area, the Galley family restaurant and Captain’s Table coffee shop as well as the
first floor Dockside Dodgems will all open on Saturday (July 21).

Clacton
Pier Managing Director Billy Ball said that the scheme has really taken the
Pier to a new level of what it can offer.

“The
new all-weather adventure golf really is for the kids right up to grandparents
to have fun together and enjoy themselves as a family,” he said.

“Obviously
the state-of the art adventure play area has been specifically designed for the
children and will be a place where they can play in safety, meet new friends
and just have a great time.

“The
fact that this will be open all the year round will make it a regular venue
whatever the weather with the convenience of tv screens and free wi-fi for
parents as they wait for their children.”

The
new development includes under floor heating, extensive lighting, landscaping
and an art deco feel. The eastern wall of the building has been replaced with
large glass panels giving an unbroken view out to sea.

Saturday’s
opening event will be a celebration to which all are invited to join in.

There
will be free live entertainment throughout the day with X-Factor’s Stevi
Ritchie and Chico performing, along with Clacton’s own Tracey Moorehouse and a
Reggae band in the evening. There will also be children’s entertainer James
Magic and a face painter.

The
official opening will take place at 12 noon with Stevi Ritchie and Chico
performing between 12.30om and 2pm, followed by Tracey.

Circus
Fantasia will be presenting two shows in the Jolly Roger at 2pm and 4.15pm to
add to the variety of entertainment on offer.

A
fireworks extravaganza has been planned for 9.30pm to round off the day.

“It
will be the culmination of many years of planning the new development and we
are looking forward to a day of making memories on Saturday,” added Mr Ball.
“We hope that many people will come along to share them with us and make some
great memories of their own.

“We
are always keen to involve the community in all that we do on the Pier and this
is a day for them as well as us.”

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