Living close to Clacton-on-Sea we often visit and it has always been one of Ethan’s happy places. We have regularly visited Clacton Pavilion Fun Park to take the children on the rides. It is where I captured Ethan saying hello which was one of the first words he gained. Little E also rode her first rides here. Last year they opened the Clacton Pavilion Water Park but due to the pandemic, we didn’t get the chance to visit. This year we were invited to bring the children to experience Clacton’s first Water Park.
Clacton Pavilion Water Park
Created by the same team who make the Center Parcs children’s swimming areas. The Clacton Pavilion Water Park can accommodate up to 90 children. It has two main mini slides, water dumping buckets, water cannons, water hoops and lots of water spays to help get you wet!
The cost of entrance is £6.99 per child per session with one accompanying adult. There are five sessions available each day. Children under 12 months enter for free.
There are changing rooms and changing areas on site as well as toilets. There are also rules in place to make sure that everyone visiting has an enjoyable experience.
Enjoying The Clacton Pavilion Water Park
Our children are water babies and if they are in water or swimming they are happy. I knew they would love visiting this water park and we are so lucky this is so close to home. As soon as we arrived they couldn’t wait to jump into the water and explore.
The water park was big enough for them to explore with the water in parts being deep enough for them to lie down. It was also the perfect size for us to sit down and relax whilst keeping a safe eye on them.
Our children had so much fun splashing, sliding, getting dunked with water and just being kids. It was great to see them having fun with each other and also interacting with the other children in the area.
Our visit was during the first session on a Sunday morning. We thought that would mean it was quiet. It was a sunny morning on a hot day in the summer holidays and there were quite a few visitors. It hadn’t reached capacity and there was still plenty of places to sit and be socially distanced.
The water park is very clean and clearly very well looked after. There is also a refreshment shop where you can buy ice-creams, drinks and water toys. There were lots of children running around with water shooters from the shop but our children were quite content with everything available to them in the water park.
When it was time for us to leave Ethan said he was too busy to go anywhere. I think we can safely say he was having a great time. Darren even had to venture into the water to get them out. We will be visiting the water park again. I’m hoping that we have a warm September so that we can make some weekend trips before the weather turns too cold. I also noticed you can book the water park for birthdays. This would be a great place for Little E to celebrate her 8th birthday next year!
What Else Can You Do At The Clacton Pavilion?
The Clacton Pavilion is also home to The Official 150 Anniversary Wheel helping to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Clacton-on-Sea. We were also able to ride the wheel during our visit to the Clacton Pavilion. There is also adventure golf, rides and amusements to keep you entertained. On rainy days you can have a game of tenpin bowling at the Pavilion Bowl. It is also home to Swashbuckles Adventure Play and Armstrongs Bar and Restaurant. We can’t wait to return to the Clacton Pavilion to explore everything they have to offer.
Are you thinking of visiting the Clacton Pavilion Water Park by bus? Our post Visiting The Tendring Coast By Bus lists the available ticket options.
DISCLOSURE – We received entrance to the Clacton Pavilion Water Park as a gift. This was for the purposes of this post. We always share our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences.