Preparing for Eggstra special Easter

  • 20 March, 2023
  • On the pier


An eggstra special Easter is being lined-up to draw in the families to
Clacton Pier.

A full programme of activities, live music, entertainment and fireworks will
take place over the four day break in association with Year of the Pier 2023.

Bosses will be hoping for a bumper long weekend whatever the weather
with plenty of fun on offer for all ages.

Pier director Billy Ball said that Easter bank holiday is usually one of
the busiest of the year with visitors flocking to the attraction.

“You can never be sure what sort of weather you will be in for, but we
will be well prepared with our extensive range of both indoor and outdoor
facilities,” he said.

“Hopefully the crowds will flock into the town, and we can get the
season off to a flying start.”

An Easter egg hunt around the site is being staged on the Sunday and the
first 200 children taking part will receive a free egg. Everyone who enters
will also go into a draw to win an annual rides pass.

On the same day the first 300 children paying to enter Discovery Bay
soft play will be given a free egg.

On the Sunday evening there will be a fireworks extravaganza beginning
around 9pm, the second of 13 displays to be staged in 2023.

Live music will be provided by Words and Music on Good Friday from
1pm-4pm; on Easter Saturday Chelsea Francis will take to the stage from 1pm-4pm
and then from 6pm to 10pm it will be SMC. On Easter Sunday Madsyp Sax is
performing from 1pm to 4pm and Double Barrell from 6pm to 9pm.

James Magic will be up to his fun and tricks in the Boardwalk Bar and
Grill between 2pm and 5pm on the Friday, and from 12.30pm to 4.30pm on the
Saturday and Sunday.

Free facepainting will be provided by Operation Party Time from 1pm on
Easter Monday.

Longer opening hours will be introduced throughout the school Easter
holiday with rides operating from 11am to 8pm and 11am to 10pm on Easter


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