Clarence Pier

Clarence Pier, Portsmouth: Hours, Address, Clarence Pier Reviews: 3.5/5

Clarence Pier
3.5
Amusement & Theme Parks
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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One of the largest amusement parks on the south coast! Arcades - Amusement Park - Indoor Soft Play
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2-3 hours
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Michellechampers
England, UK1,476 contributions
Family
This is a great place to take the children planned or unplanned, no need to book, although it can get very busy. The funfair rides are aimed for all different age groups and there are height restrictions on some rides. Plus you might find a ride or two closed for one reason or another. Check the website for unlimited wristband deals (selected times only) or you can purchase tokens on the day ( these are can be used anytime) You might need endless pot of money here, so be warned to give the children a budget before you arrive but it is great fun. Set on the seafront make sure you spend a few minutes watching the hovercraft, you will probably hear it before you see it. You will find plenty of sugar options to give the kids all energy they need to keep going- candy floss, ice cream, soft drinks, sweets.
Written June 6, 2021
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Sarah C
83 contributions
Lovely funfair With good variety of rides . Good choice of options for tokens individual or book of tokens or wristband very reasonable prices . Do not do arcades so can not comment on those but plenty avalible . We take a picnic nice big field opposite for eating it on. To avoid expensive food outlets at the pier . Wonderful crazy golf course to not included in a wrist band so is a pay more attraction . Worth it though .
Written October 18, 2020
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holiday-view23-7-11
Basingstoke, UK1,745 contributions
It has been a long time since I have been to a fun fair but not a lot has changed, Loud music and the smell of burnt sugar from frying doughnuts greet you as you walk in to the area. Children seemed to be everywhere lots of shouting all of which left me feeling old!! Some of the attractions were closed due to Covid 19 such as the climbing frames but the big wheel, crazy golf and the arcade were all open. Think there were less people wearing face mask than should of been although a lot of the place is outside people were not keeping a 2 metre distance. We didn't stay long but spent a few minutes watching the Hoover craft leaving from behind the fair
Written August 28, 2020
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Martshu
London, UK4 contributions
Couples
Visited Clarence Pier on 5.6.21. The lack of care and attention by staff on duty to manage the extremely crowded arcade areas led to a very unsafe feeling and potential Covid hotspot. No adherence to the entry and exit signs, no staff presence on entry and no visible sign of regular cleaning. Next to none mask compliance or hand sanitisation upon entry or after using the equipment. What is normally a pleasant experience in these facilities (visited for over 40 years) was soured by the unsafe practices within the building. Spoke to a member of staff who just grunted and walked away.
Written June 6, 2021
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Sammy Campbell
Lancaster, UK40 contributions
Family
We spent a whole day here as we booked the premier inn prior to sailing over to Isle of Wight and we had a great time. Buying the book of tickets was great value and we went on every ride! (I too went in every ride including the waltzers as my youngest is 6) and I wanted the tickets to be used up more quickly! Lol. We did crazy golf (very reasonably priced), paddled on the pebbly beach (I enjoyed looking for unusual pebbles too!), finished with fish and chips and an ice cream! Really impressed with how professional the fairground staff were in ensuring everyone’s safety, wiping each ride in between. Thanks for lovely happy memories!
Written August 22, 2020
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Michelle J
6 contributions
Family
Cheap and cheerful place which is what I was up for having a little boy in tow who isn’t into fine dining so I couldn’t get away with taking him to the 5* hotel I work at but I can honestly say the service I received was second to none which is why I’ve given a 5…thanks to Derek who not only acknowledged my son but who understood that it’s ok if he doesn't eat a usual children’s meal but opts/enjoys sides instead.

Hospitality has taken a big hit due to covid and it’s great to see staff who still show passion so a
thank you to Kelly too who was very welcoming and kept me in the loop for when the children’s play area was available again - a shame there were no other children in there at the same time for my son to interact with but maybe that is because you have to pay for it now.

See you again soon I’m sure :)
Written October 31, 2021
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shellys81
Leicester, UK12 contributions
Family
Myself, my husband and our two children spent the weekend in portsmouth as we like to visit the museums, gunwarf quays etc. We spent a day at clarence pier and had a fabulous day. The children had lots of fun at the fair and in the arcades. My son loved watching the hovercraft too. Lots of sanitiser spotted around and the majority of people wore masks. Will definatly be back soon.
Written August 18, 2020
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Crocky C
Portsmouth, UK10 contributions
Family
Went to Clarence Pier fair with family. I would like to thank the owners and every member of staff for such a great team effort of keeping the place so safe during this Pandemic. On the fairground rides all staff are friendly and helpful and clean every single ride before and after a visitor uses it.... Amazing... There are hand Sanitisers everywhere and are fully functioning and full. Inside the arcades they are well ventilated, sanitisation everywhere and face masks mandatory, even staff were wearing them. I had a great day out with the family and want to thank the owners and every member of staff for such professionalism and so glad to see a company put so much effort in keeping their visitors safe... Well done 👏 👏
Written September 14, 2020
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Twotoneskaman
Chatham, UK2,385 contributions
We visited on a Friday the last week of September and unfortunately the rides are only open at the weekends that time of year. The amusements were open and were clean with plenty of sanitizer stations dotted around. There were also plenty of various different food outlets. Right next door is the Hovercraft station and it was great to see one arriving. Plenty of parking available across the road which can be expensive!
Written October 3, 2021
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Simon Foll
Hayling Island, UK1 contribution
Couples
Great evening out at before going out for dinner. We were just going to go on the big wheel and the wàlzer as were in our late 50s. The girl in the ticket booth pointed out that for a little extra we could get more tokens. We went on several rides, few extra turns on the wheel as it wasn't busy. We're going back later in the week for another go! Great friendly helpful staff.
Written August 5, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM