Plans in place for bumper October half term fun

  • 21 October, 2019
  • On the pier


It promises to be the busiest and best ever October half term at Clacton

With more than 75,000 square feet of undercover space now available at the
attraction there is more room than ever for a whole range of fun activities.

Bosses have also decided to operate the outside rides for 12 days to
make the most of the split half term weeks across Essex and surrounding

The whole programme will be rounded with two free firework extravaganzas
on November 2, with a special earlier display for younger children.

Nigel Brown, the Pier’s Communications Manager said that the attraction
is pulling out all the stops.

“We have much more to offer than over any previous October half term and
we can make the most of having a huge enclosed indoor area from Discovery Bay,
through the central concourse and into the amusement arcade and Boardwalk Bar,”
he said.

“It is the first winter that this has been available and should make a
big difference.

“The rides will also be operating longer as some schools in Essex are already
on half term and the Tendring Schools break up at the end of this week.

“The long term weather forecast is pretty decent and hopefully it will
bring families down to the coast and the town as a whole will benefit.”

It will be the last chance to enjoy the Pier rides which will close down
after November 3 and the final opportunities to take up the Evil on Sea
Challenge which ends a day earlier.

“Evil on Sea was something totally new for the Pier and has gone down
well,” added Mr Brown. “We already have strong bookings for the remaining dates
but there are still places available.”

Over half term the family Halloween festival continues with
Streetosphere characters; free live music at weekends including an Oom Pah band
on Saturday (October 26); four daily free spooky magic shows; a daily creepy
crawly meet and greet in the Seaquarium at 2.30pm and a daily treasure hunt searching
for Shaky Jake.

On top of this Operation Party Time will be providing free face painting
in Discovery Bay between 12pm and 4pm.

The first firework display will get underway at 6pm on November 2 and
will be followed by another at 8pm.

Full details can be found at


Photo Kevin Jay/Droneshotz

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