Wheel going on winter break

  • 11 October, 2021
  • On the pier
  • Rides activities


Clacton Pier’s popular wheel experience is set to roll back into town
after a winter break in Wales.

The 33metre high ride is being dismantled and taken to Swansea to honour
a commitment made before it was introduced at the iconic seaside attraction in
the summer.

The wheel will form part of the Swansea Winter Wonderland experience
before returning to Clacton for February half term.

Work on taking down the structure – which has received plenty of
positive feedback – will begin on Monday (October 18) and will take three days,
depending on the weather.

It was originally brought to the Pier as part of its 150th
anniversary celebrations, along with two other rides.

Director Billy Ball said he is delighted with the wheel’s first season
on site.

“It proved to be a really well-received addition to our ever-improving
offer and we hope to make it a permanent fixture at our attraction going
forwards,” he said.

“We knew when we took it on that it was committed to be part of the
event in Wales this winter and there was no option other than to honour that.

“People will see it start to come down on Monday but after its short
holiday it will be coming back for February half term 2022.

“The response we received after introducing the wheel was amazing and it
literally topped off our 150th year!”

Mr Ball said that he was proud that all NHS staff were offered a free
ride on the wheel as part of an introductory offer and to thank them for all
their efforts of behalf of the community.

There was also a celebratory price of £1.50 per person after the wheel
opened in June to mark Clacton’s 150th birthday.



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