A family seaside attraction is offering more events this autumn and winter.

With the arrival of cooler weather and shorter days, the Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth is bringing more reasons for people to get out of the house.

The pier's new owners, Joseph Abbott and Joseph Manning, said they wanted to bring the popular attraction to its former glory.

The pair have upgraded the arcades, installed new traditional lighting and brought new rides to the funfair.

Now the duo are adding more seasonal events to the town's calendar, including a weeklong Oktoberfest party, a family-friendly Trick or Treat evening and a messy adult bingo event.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Britannia Pier manager Keegan Snell. Picture - Denise BradleyBritannia Pier manager Keegan Snell. Picture - Denise Bradley (Image: Denise Bradley)Pier manager Keegan Snell said: "We want to start doing more events like this to get the pier back on the map.

"Over the past few years, the pier has hibernated in the winter, but we want to provide more things for visitors even in the colder months."

From Saturday, the Pier Tavern is hosting its Oktoberfest week from 11am until late. A selection of German beers is available in traditional steins.

Later in October, Long John's Showbar will be the venue of a family-friendly Trick or Treat night on October 28 from 7pm.

And in November, Bingo Bango will be coming to town for a night of bingo shenanigans and dance-offs. Bingo Bango has performed at shows all over the UK, working with the likes of Fatboy Slim, Madness and Ministry of Sound.

"It's set to be really good," Mr Snell added.

"The group has been a huge success on the holiday camp circuit, with many people letting loose and enjoying themselves.

"I think it will really kick off."

At the end of the year, the pier will also be holding a family-friendly Christmas party, an over-18s Christmas party and a New Year's party, with more details to be announced.

For more information, visit www.britannia-pier.co.uk/