Thinking of booking a seaside holiday now the Summer rush is over? Visit no other than Clacton-on-sea for the ultimate British, family fun holiday.

With festivals, seaside entertainment, and Clacton’s pier, there are plenty of things to do in Clacton with the whole family.

Autumn is here but the fun isn’t over just yet, so we’ve compiled our very own list of activities, experiences, so you’ll never be short of things to do in Clacton. 


Colchester Sausage and Cider festival


This is the perfect day out if you’re seeking a mix of entertainment, food contests, refreshing live music, and some delicious food and drink this Autumn. This event is guaranteed to please everyone.

The world famous Sausage and cider festival showcases the best local sausage produce each year, supporting small and upcoming businesses and the delicious array of sausage meats and flavours bound to make an impression.

Alongside the selection of sausage food stalls, there will also be a variety of other food stalls so there is something for everyone. This food can be washed down with a refreshing selection of signature ciders, craft beers, gin, and wine to really help you unwind on your staycation. Not to mention the entertainment, there will be a variety of games to participate in, including a food eating contest. The event will be made even more spectacular by a fantastic live music stage that will feature a mix of local bands as well as some of the best tribute acts in the UK.

Date: Friday 24th September 2021
Start time: 5pm – 10-:30pm
Location: Low Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UW
Adult admission price: £30 – over 18’s only
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Family fun at Clacton Pavilion  


For those who are unsure on what are the best things to do in Clacton, The Pavilion is a must-visit. The multi-million pound entertainment and amusement venue sits on the seafront in Clacton and is perfect for an enjoyable action-packed day out and will keep the fun flowing long into the evening. 

Experience a thrill at the Fun Park, which features rides and adventures for all ages, as well as a 5D Cinema which will send your senses into overdrive. Why not try your hand at Adventure Golf and see who can get a hole in one? Perfect for the competitive family members. 

If we’re in for a warm autumn, let the youngsters make a splash at Clacton’s largest waterpark. Brand new this Summer, the waterpark is jam-packed of exciting pools and slides, with a space for smaller children. For indoor events, have a game of ten-pin bowling, guaranteed to make everyone laugh. Here you can have drinks, snacks and meals brought to your lane, but the fun doesn’t stop there; there are also pool tables, dodgems, arcades, and amusements to enjoy.

Finish your stay at Armstrong’s restaurant and bar, which serves a delicious selection of modern and classic food and offers a fantastic dining experience with a beautiful view of the sea.

Date: Open 7 days a week

Time: 10am until late

Location: Marine Parade West, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1QX

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Clacton Pier entertainment 

Clacton Pier

No matter what day or time of the year you visit, the pier is always one of the best things to do in Clacton with the variety of live entertainment that it offers.

Why not visit us for a chippy tea before heading over to the pier? From acoustic live music and tribute acts, to magicians and a fireworks extravaganza, you can sit back and enjoy the show unfold.

For more information on upcoming events and to book your tickets, visit: 




You’ll be spoiled for things to do in Clacton this autumn, with the Evil-on-Sea spectacular taking place throughout October. 

Every year, Clacton Pier puts on a truly terrifying experience during the cold, dark nights of autumn. The event will amp up the thrills and dares by using the Jolly Roger as the host of a horror show including real performers and special effects in the Pier’s oldest buildings. 

Included in the package is a walk through the haunted experience, use of the adult rides including the waltzer, twister, dodgems, and helter skelter. There will also be access to the 18-hole adventure golf and a free drink at the bar to calm the nerves. 

Evil-on-Sea is set to challenge the senses and bravery of teenagers and families to the extreme, so strap yourself in and brace yourself for fear on the pier. 

Date: Every Friday and Saturday night in October 

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Clacton pier

Admission price: £19.99

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Clacton Autumn with The Fish Inn

The Fish Inn Summer

We hope that thinking of things to do in Clacton just got easier with all of these exciting upcoming events. 

At The Fish Inn, we’ve recently launched our very own retro style rock sweets, perfect to enjoy by the seaside. What’s more, why not take some family snaps with our exclusive cut-out board? 

Of all the things to do in Clacton, no British holiday is complete without fish and chips by the seaside. 

Don’t forget to visit The Fish Inn for some hot and tasty fish and chips, succulent burgers, delicious wraps, mouth-watering pukka pies, or flavoursome kebabs, as well as our children’s menu.


End the perfect day of exploring Clacton with our delicious fish and chips, whatever the weather.

We hope this has fuelled your Autumn plans with fun things to do in Clacton to make the most of your Great British family holiday.

See you soon!