FREE Family Fun Day, Clacton Greensward

at Clacton West Greensward, Marine Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea

Escapology with the Maniax Brothers
Seaside poster titled 'Sunshine Coast' with holes cut out for faces and family looking through the holes
New Seaside Follies
Blackwater Fair (formerly Joskins)
Viking Saga pleasure boat
Punch & Judy puppet show
Coastal Curiosities by The Lemmings

Free live entertainment!

Free Family Fun Day

26 May, Clacton-on-Sea, West Greensward, Marine Parade West

10.30am to 5pm

The day opens at 10.30am  with a Cockney Sing-a-Long performed live on the piano by Tom Carradine.

Maniax Brothers

You are warmly invited to a free day of family fun to celebrate the Essex Sunshine Coast and put a smile on your face!

We are offering a colourful celebration of the ‘Great British Seaside’ with a live variety show entertainment for your family and friends.

We’ll keep your children entertained for free all day with lots of seaside themed activities.

We have Punch & Judy, the New Seaside Follies singing troupe, a children’s magic show and The Marvellous Museum of Coastal Curiosities, a treasure trove of Clacton’s secret seaside novelties from the past. Hear about Dare-devil Peggy, a one-legged ‘flaming’ diver and Stratosphere Girl who used to perform at Butlin’s!

And did you know we used to have elephants bathing in the sea in Clacton?!


There’ll be free workshops for ‘clowning’ skills, puppetry skills, arts and crafts all for your entertainment.  There’s something for everyone, including Nan and Grandad, with our nostalgic history fair of Tendring’s glorious seaside past. Local historians will tell tales of ‘champagne air in Clacton’ and the Ideal Holiday Girl in our seaside resorts along the Essex coastline. 

The Blackwater free fair (formerly Joskins fair) will be there in its full glory, including storytelling, swing boats and cork shooters!

Performers include: Escapologists the Maniax Brothers, Princes Theatre Youth Group and the West Cliff Youth Theatre

Click here for a Clacton Parking Map

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day

Loos on site

Bring a rug and a picnic!

The day is provided courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Essex County Council in partnership with Tendring District Council for ‘Resorting to the Coast’ heritage project.



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