Right Royal weekend of family fun

  • 2 May, 2023
  • On the pier

A right Royal weekend of Coronation fun is being lined-up at Clacton

The first ever fireworks extravaganza at the attraction to be set to
music will be staged on Sunday (May 7) to celebrate King Charles’ Coronation.

The theme of the music will be Best of British and the display will get
underway at 9pm in association with Year of the Pier.

Also to mark the occasion, all those with the name Charles or Camilla
will be given free unlimited rides across the entire bank holiday weekend.

Exclusive speciality food and drink will be available to visitors,
including Coronation chicken wraps and red, white and blue slush drinks.

There will also be free live music over all three days with Words and
Music (1pm to 4pm) and SMC (6pm to 9pm) on Saturday; Lee Kamara (1pm to 4pm)
and Double Barrel (6pm to 9pm) on Sunday and Tailfeathers (1pm to 4pm) on

Facepaint and Glitter Station will be on duty from 1pm on Saturday and Sunday
and James Magic will be performing from 1-4pm on Monday.

Pier director Billy Ball said it will be an uplifting weekend of events
and celebrations for the nation.

“Obviously there is the huge historical significance and we wanted to do
our part and lay on a programme of family fun at our attraction,” he added.

“It is an extra bank holiday and we have to make the most of every one
of them in the hospitality and leisure sector.

“The Coronation will bring an influx of tourists to the county; it will
be a boost for the economy and people will want to have a great time with
family, friends and the wider community.”

Those named Charles or Camilla can claim their free rides wristband by
going to the ticket box on the ride deck with photo ID.

The pier will also be turning its lighting red, white and blue over the


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