Families flock to start of Halloween event

by Nigel Brown Oct 23 2023 0     1,125
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October 23, 2023


Families flocked to the first weekend of Clacton Pier’s popular Halloween Festival which got off to a truly scary start.

The spooktacular event runs for nine days and includes a host of fun and activities for all ages to enjoy.

The forecourt of the pier is alive with Misery Mansion haunted house walk-through attraction, a large pumpkin patch, and regular performances by the freaky Stiles family.

Ghoulish food is on offer from a swing grill and marshmallows roasted over fire pits.

Gellyball Blast, a totally new attraction for those aged nine and above, takes place in a specially-created arena in the Jolly Roger Theatre.

A cross between laser tag and paintball, all the action is in a huge inflatable battle ground arena with special effects lighting.

Players are kitted out with guns firing gel balls, helmets and chest pads with an electronic scoreboard announcing the winning team.

Pier director Billy Ball said he is expecting a busy festival.

“The weather was good on Sunday and families flocked down to enjoy the Halloween celebrations,” he added. “Unfortunately, it rained most of Saturday but we are now able to counter that with the vast array of inside attractions we offer.

“We are confident of pulling in the crowds over this half term.”

There is a special fang-tastic all-in deal of £27.99 (£13.99 for annual rides pass holders). To book go to clactonpier.co.uk/book-online


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