There are lots of great activities near Clacton-on-Sea only a short drive from the park.
Clacton Pier is officially the largest pleasure pier in the UK. First opened in July 1871 as a landing stage for goods. 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. A must see attraction in Clacton-on-Sea.
The East Essex Aviation Society and Museum has been housed in the historic Martello Tower at Point Clear. American P51-D Mustang of the US 479th Fighter Group that was forced to ditch into the sea off Clacton on the 13th January 1945, with the loss of the Pilot's life. The remains of this aircraft now take pride of place along with a memorial display to the Pilot. Flying Officer Raymond E King. Displays of uniforms, equipment, and items from the First World War, Second World War, Army, Navy, American Forces, The 479th Fighter Group, Home Front, Civil Defence, Royal Observer Corps, RAF, German, ATS and much more.
The Princes Theatre is an impressive purpose built theatre, with an 820 seat auditorium. This is large enough to have celebrity acts on many occasions. Pantos, tribute acts, bands, comedy shows, and much much more.
Clacton-on-Sea beach is a traditional seaside beach with a Victorian pier as a centrepiece. There are all the seaside amusements, cafes and entertainment you could wish for. With clean golden sand making it popular with families.
Jaywick Martello Tower built to defend against Napoleon Bonaparte and his armies. Is part of 29 nine defences built on the east coast of England. Explore the history of the tower through an exhibition hosted on the ground floor, as well as getting up close to a replica cannon, and enjoying wonderful views across the sea from the roof. Car parking is free and entry is by donation.
Great outdoor fun with lots of green space perfect for children aged 3 – 11 years. A true gem of Essex, situated in Clacton, it’s easy to stay local for days out full of fun for the whole family.