Plans for Eggstra special Easter

  • 19 March, 2024
  • On the pier


Final preparations are
being made ready for Clacton Pier’s Easter Eggstravaganza.

Bosses at the popular
seaside attraction are hoping for a bumper period which will provide a major
boost for the town’s tourist economy.

A giant Easter Bunny will
be making a visit and will be available for children to meet daily in Discovery
Bay, included in the admission price, across two weeks from March 29 to April

Wise Owl’s Library has
also just opened in the soft play area with a large animatronic owl reading
four different stories. The area is currently undergoing a significant £40,000
upgrade with work progressing on other exciting themed rooms.

Staff are encouraging a
golden hen to lay golden eggs, and one will be hidden around the site every day
of the Easter school holidays.

The first person to find
it each day will receive a free annual rides pass worth £55.00.

An egg trail is also being
set up around the pier with eight eggs to be discovered. All those who complete
the search will receive a prize which can be redeemed at bowling reception.

One of the highlights is
a free fireworks display on Sunday March 31, taking place around 9pm, once it
is dark enough. It will be the first of ten in 2024.

Nigel Brown, the pier’s
communications manager, said that everyone will be hoping for decent weather to
bring the visitors flocking to the pier and Tendring as a whole.

“Easter weekend is traditionally
a very important four days for us and second only to August Bank Holiday in
terms of footfall,” he said.

“We have arranged
activities to ensure there is plenty on over the entire school holiday and our
rides will be open for 17 consecutive days.

“We are looking forward
to welcoming families with lots of fun on offer – whatever the weather.

“It would be great to get
the season off to a flying start and continue throughout the year with many
still taking vacations at home and enjoying short breaks.”

Clacton Pier will also be
making a donation of Easter eggs to the RNLI for it to give out.


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