10 new luxury bowling lanes, an arcade, interactive darts, karaoke, and American pool have now arrived inStockport town centre.
Having officially opened to the public last Wednesday, and following on from the impressive success of its 12-screen cinema and diner, The Light Stockport has now upgraded its leisure offering beyond the big screen.
Each of the new additions are offering something for everyone to get involved with.
Now, as well as sitting down to watch one of the latest cinema releases, guests will also be able to order drinks directly to their bowling lane, enjoy a whole host of retro and new arcade favourites – including Daytona Championship USA, Down the Clown, and The House of the Dead – and sing their heart out to over 15,000 smash hits in a dedicated karaoke room.
That’s not all either, as you can also hit the oche with darts games for all levels and abilities, or catch up with friends over a game of pool too.
The venue says it’s “delighted” to be able to bring new entertainment to the town.
All of the new leisure facilities now open to the public at The Light Stockport have arrived just ahead of an impressive lineup of films coming over the summer, with the likes of Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, Lightyear, Elvis, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and Thor: Love and Thunder all hitting the screens over the next couple of months.
If you’ve worked up a hunger after hitting a strike, claiming a bullseye, or belting out a few classic tunes, then luckily, the venue’s kitchen will also continue to serve up a delicious range of handmade pizzas from pizza experts Fratellis, as well as a selection of mouthwatering burgers from PITTSBURGER.
“We are delighted to be able to extend our offer at The Light and to bring a whole new entertainment and leisure experience to the people of Stockport,” said CEO James Morris.
“Whether you’re looking to watch a brilliant movie, share a freshly made pizza with the family, play bowling with friends, or sing your heart out in our karaoke, we’ve got something for everyone and can’t wait to welcome you.”
For all the latest news, events, movie releases, and best prices, you can sign up for a free myLight membership.
Or, if you’d consider yourself to be a real film lover, then The Light’s new paid membership, myLight Premiere, gives you the chance to watch “all the films you can handle” plus get great discounts across the entire venue for just £15.99 per month.
Yard & Coop – The Manchester institution taking the Christmas Markets by storm… again
Firm favourite Manchester restaurant Yard and Coop is back on the Manchester Christmas Markets this year, giving us our annual fix of fried festive favourites – and they’re clucking lovely.
Their restaurant – a staple favourite in the Northern Quarter – is also whipping up some incredible festive specials.
Yard & Coop Christmas Markets
The much-loved Northern Quarter establishment, famed for its buttermilk fried chicken, has pitched up once again on St Ann’s Square.
They’ve whipped up a menu of their classic chicken dishes, each with a festive twist, and you don’t have to look far to see someone walking around with a cone full of the fried stuff.
This chicken institute has made some of the best salt and pepper-loaded fries around. The sticky sweet soy sauce coats the fries along with a heavy dusting of the salt and pepper blend and crispy deep-fried seaweed. Obviously, they are loaded with pieces of buttermilk chicken breast, but that goes without saying.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the ‘Dirty Santa’ tray was certainly that. Fried chicken and fries covered in lashings rich chicken gravy, hot cranberry sauce and a sprinkle of parsnip crisps for a texture sensation. Even after eight billion mince pies I reckon Father Christmas would have room for these.
A returning favourite has rightfully made its way back onto the menu too. Chicken and fries piled high inside a waffle cone drizzled with BBQ and ranch sauce. It’s a bit of a messy one but that’s the whole point – you eat the cone at the end, so you clean up your own mess!
Yard & Coop festive restaurant specials
All systems are still a-go back in their Northern Quarter base in time for Christmas. Everything is better inside a Yorkshire pudding, right? Well, this festive craze has been beautifully adapted to incorporate Yard and Coop’s signature buttermilk chicken.
It’s Christmas dinner with all the trimmings wrapped in a soft Yorkshire burrito. Oh, and there’s a massive pot of chicken gravy to dip if you weren’t hungry enough reading this.
If you want to go the whole nine yards, the ‘Winner Winner Christmas Dinner’ is back and better than ever. Fully loaded with fried chicken breast, crispy fried potatoes, cheesy mash topped with homemade stuffing balls, creamed sprouts, cranberry hot sauce and buttered kale.
Sprouts are famously a bit hit and miss, aren’t they? Well, not these. Even the most devout brussels sprout hater would be converted by Yard and Coop’s homemade sprout bhajis. This little taste of India accompanies the real showstopper of the selection.
Yard and Coop’s ‘Boxing Day Burger’ transports you to that post-Christmas takeaway slapped between a seeded brioche bun. The signature fried chicken is smothered in their Ruby Murray sauce and stacked alongside cucumber raita salad, a couple of mini poppadoms and those delightful bhajis. Good luck getting it all in one bite, it’s a biggun.
You can find Yard and Coop on Edge Street and at St Ann’s Square at the Manchester Christmas Markets until 21 December.