Lots of fun with a bit of bite to it!

We won’t say that the Harwich Society’s ‘Shark Week’ was a ‘Jaws dropping’ experience but it certainly proved very popular with local residents and visitors alike!

The Harwich Society Ha’penny Pier visitor centre was the location for the ‘Shark Week’ from the 8th August until Sunday 14th August and the shark themed activities certainly caught the imagination of all those who took part.

A total of 376 children, adults and families took part in various activities from shark hat making, making cork rafts to sail across shark infested waters, naming our 6ft model of a Great White Shark and finding sharks

There was an educational table with video showing facts about the world of sharks and for our younger visitors there was ‘Baby shark’ and a fishing game.

Paul Smith of the Harwich Society says, “A special Thank you must go to the Visitor Centre’s manager, Lesley Elliot, who organised And ran the event as well as to the great team of volunteers who worked so hard to make it a success.”

Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “The Harwich Society volunteers who staff the Ha’penny Pier visitor centre assist thousands of visitors each year as well as coming up with new and novel ways to provide entertainment for all the family. The ‘Shark Week’ was their latest great idea and was certainly a lot of fun.”

For further information please contact

Paul Smith on 07795 488983
Garry Calver on 01255 551940

PICTURED L-R: Paul Smith (Harwich Society), Stephanie Strickland, Daisey O’Neil (Age 5, Walton Primary School) Denis Strickland and Lesley Elliot (Harwich Society) – Shark Week at the Ha’penny Pier Visitors Centre – Photo © Maria Fowler 2022