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Address: Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3AA, England
Phone Number:
+44 23 9282 1455
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Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Would give 3 & a half stars!

Clarence Pier (aka Fun Acres) is not as it used to be in my childhood from the 70's or early 80's. However, having said that you get what fun you want from it depending upon what... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful view can see of miles on a sunny day. The arcade is great has 3 of them in total something's are good but sometimes a rip off. Great shops to get ice cream and chips nearby you can even sit on the beach and eat your ice cream.

Thank elisha110702
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brings back childhood memories. You can even watch the hovercraft landing and departing from vantage points. Lovely cafes too.

Thank Sharon H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clarence Pier (aka Fun Acres) is not as it used to be in my childhood from the 70's or early 80's. However, having said that you get what fun you want from it depending upon what you want. Traditional Fish n chips that are not that much overpriced & are quite tasty. Lots of 2p pusher type machines in the... More 

Thank TeamFishUK
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

No matter when i come here, no matter what the weather i am taken back to my childhood, i love this place and i even when i talk of how the rides used to be where the golf is and that there was a cafe in the entrance of the fairground which is now the restaurant that used to serve... More 

Thank Bonnie P
Pskov, Russia
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161 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Mostly closed in the winter bar the crazy golf and amusement arcades,but busy in the summer with traditional fairground attractions packed into a small area. But its no alton towers,and a bit run down now. Still,its a bit of old tradition in a modern age.

Thank Chris L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Can't beat it. Especially if you're in Pirate Pete's when you can have the food delivered to your table and you have a sea view.

Thank Doctorboost
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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726 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This pier and surrounding area contains an arcade and other traditional seaside entertainments. It's a bit run down but that is part of its appeal.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Cobham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We only went to the amusements for a bit of fun but only stayed 20 minutes.I haven't been here years but forgot how noisy it is. All the machines and flashing lights made me realise I'm too old for it now.

Thank Michelle B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Clarence pier and amusement park is a shadow of what it used to be. Not many rides and attractions, and there is an order of fast food outlets.

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England, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

All the best arcades (take cash out before you go as their machines charge), fresh doughnuts and sweets, a fairground and fish & chips, all on the seafront.. Common behind it. Perfec!

Thank cupofteague

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