The Dinosaurs are on their way to Clacton Pier!

  • 15 May, 2024
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Dinosaurs are heading to Clacton Pier to provide plenty of roarsome fun over half term.

Three life-size pre-historic creatures will be roaming the attraction with their handlers for nine days from May 25 to June 2.

Loki the Velociraptor, Dylan the Dilophosaurus and Bronwen the Brontosaurus will be making their first ever visit to the Tendring coast.

They will each be appearing three times daily with separate slots so everyone will get the chance to meet all of them and grab some great memories.

The pier’s own baby dinosaurs will be making regular appearances throughout each day as an added bonus.

Kids will also have the chance to become ‘certified palaeontologists’ with a special sticker trail set up around the site.

They can visit certain locations where they will receive a sticker to put on a trail sheet to form a dinosaur fossil. The completed sheet is then exchanged for a special sticker of certification.

On Sunday May 26 the attraction is putting on a free fireworks display with dinosaur themed audio at 9pm.

General manager Harry Peek said the event is to celebrate the first anniversary of the Pier’s Jurassic Pier.

“We enjoyed a fantastic Whitsun last year when the £500,000 attraction opened up and we want to repeat that with another time to remember,” he said.

“We have teamed up with the Experiences Group who deliver award-winning dinosaur events across the country and are experts in their field.”

Mr Peek added that Jurassic Pier is an interactive dino walk-through experience leading into a 4D cinema which includes motion seating , audio-visual sound and lighting systems, 3D glasses and water squirters.

Loki will be at the front of the pier at 11am, 1.15pm and 4pm every day, while Dylan can be found next to the Waltzer ride at 11.45am, 2pm and 4.45pm.

Bronwen will be staying undercover next to Skull Point Adventure Golf and will appear at 12.30pm, 3.15pm and 5.30pm.

If the weather is bad then all three dinosaurs will still be out and about but inside.

The Experiences Group have worked with the owners of Drayton Manor Resort, West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park as well as Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park in the past.

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