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“great day out for the kids”
Review of Clacton Pier

Clacton Pier
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Owner description: Clacton Pier is officially the largest pleasure pier in the UK covering a staggering 6 1/2 acres. First opened in July 1871 as a landing stage for goods it was the first construction in the "new" town of Clacton-on-Sea. The town was initially built as a Holiday Destination for Londoners and with poor road access and no railway the pier was the main gateway for goods, holiday makers and locals alike.By 1922 the pier had fallen into receivership and was bough by Ernest Kingsman a businessman who saw the potential to start developing the wooden structure into an amusement destination. Amongst many other things he was responsible for all of the piers main extensions, including building the swimming pool, at least three theatres, adding the original steel Stella roller coaster and the blue lagoon dance hall. Since the kingsman family sold the pier in 1971 there has been a string of owners with the pier going into steady decline, until March 2009 when it was bought by the newly formed Clacton Pier company who has been investing heavily in the attraction. The pier now boasts a selection of new and refurbished family fun rides, Seaqurium sealife centre, 10 Pin bowling, the boardwalk bar, American diner, loads of eating places, great fish and chips, an activity zone and a function room named....The Kingsman Room................and there's a hell of all more in store so LIKE us on Facebook and visit our website to keep updated.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Everything a kid could wish for. Variety of rides and rollercoasters, a lovely beach, plenty of places to eat and drink and arcades for a bit of fun.

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ClactonPier, Manager at Clacton Pier, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Big kids of all ages hopefully!! ;-) thanks for the write up!!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

great rides, new arcade machines and great fun. Went with my bf and they have an AMAZING pac man air hockey table that you have to try. It's almost a workout!

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ClactonPier, Manager at Clacton Pier, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Wow, thanks for the fab review........glad you liked the new air hockey......we've certainly enjoyed testing it!! Thanks for reviewing.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Always love a trip to the pier, a cheap ish night out, especially when it's a bank holiday Sunday with free fireworks!

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ClactonPier, Manager at Clacton Pier, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Hi, Glad you enjoyed the fireworks and thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

We were supposed to go to Walton Pier but decided at the last minute to come here. So many rides and attractions for the kids. The saver wrist band is good value and my daughter enjoyed all the rides! We went to a nearby Fish and Chips restaurant and it was lovely. We could see ourselves going back here, the arcade where the bowling alley is is fantastic!

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ClactonPier, Manager at Clacton Pier, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Hi there, thanks for the great review it really does mean a lot to hear about our guests having a great time!

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Fun for all the family, can easily spend all day here, did a few times lol. Kids can get wristbands and spend all day on unlinited rides on the fun fair.

2  Thank Sha32
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ClactonPier, Manager at Clacton Pier, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

We're glad you enjoyed your say and hope to see you again soon!

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