A new drive-in cinema screening some cult-classic films is set to take over the abandoned Camelot Theme Park this summer.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Chorley-based theme park, it made a name for itself entertaining the North West masses for nearly 30 years before it closed to the public for good back in 2012, and had sadly remained out-of-use and largely derelict ever since.
That was, until events company Park N Party – the team also behind sell-out seasonal drive-in events SecretCity, ScareCity, and ChristmasCity – brought the attraction’s abandoned rides and empty footpaths back to life earlier this year for the hugely-popular Camelot Rises, which saw visitors get to experience all the “sensations” that put them right in the middle of an apocalyptic event, with live actors, scene-setting lights and sounds, and so much more.
But now, Northern kids of the 80s, 90s, and 00s will truly be able to revisit their youth, as the abandoned park goes back to its days of Arthurian legend for the new Summer Knights drive-in cinema and entertainment attraction.
Event organisers are saying to expect a “sun-soaked bonanza of fun”.
Arriving within the grounds of Camelot from the end of this month, visitors will get to watch a wide selection of great films at what Park N Party is calling its “brightest drive-in cinema yet”.
There’ll be themed nights dedicated to cult movies, chilling horror, joyful singalongs, romance, and family-friendly fun, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
Kicking off on Friday 20 May with the absolute 70s classic that is Grease, some of the other film highlights in the genre-diverse lineup include Insidious, Superbad, The Greatest Showman, Anchorman, Dirty Dancing, and Disney’s newest smash-hit, Encanto, just to name a few.
Pitch Perfect, Mamma Mia, Fight Club, and more will also be screened over the summer.
While the movies may be the main event, this isn’t your typical drive-in cinema experience, as you can expect everything from singing and dancing opportunities throughout, to classic cinema snacks, sweet treats, a beer garden, and plenty of outdoor seating too.
Just like all other Park N Party’s previous events, there will be a fully-licensed bar and a number of street food vendors on site to choose from to make it a truly magical night.
Summer Knights will officially take over Camelot Theme Park from Friday 20 May, and is set to run right through to Saturday 25 June, with tickets currently on sale and setting you back just £25 per vehicle.
You can see the Northern Lights as part of a ‘mesmerising’ science show in Manchester this winter
Mancs will get a glimpse of the Northern Lights as part of a “mesmerising” science show happening in our city this winter.
As the nights draw in, the air gets colder by the day, and the festive season nears closer and closer, Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum is an ideal place shelter from the harsh winter conditions outside.
And luckily, there’s a packed lineup of events for everyone to get stuck into over the next few weeks.
The massively-popular cultural destination – which has recently celebrated 40 years since opening on its original site in the heart of the city centre – is inviting families to head on down and discover “the secrets of light and colour” through a series of illuminating activities, special shows, and immersive experiences.
Opening on Saturday 16 December, and running for a limited time only, ‘Light Lab’ promises to “brighten up the winter holidays with an adventure though light and colour”.
Visitors will get the chance to make light perform jaw-dropping tricks, create colours, and spark creativity as they experiment with reflections, before getting to “journey from the Sun back to the Earth” during a series of special science shows led by the museum’s team of expert Explainers.
They’ll also be able to discover how light travels through our atmosphere, find out why the sky is blue, and explore the science of solar flares too.
During the special science shows, you’ll even get to “marvel at a mesmerising display” of the Northern Lights too – with real NASA footage of the Aurora Borealis to be shown up close.
For those after something a little different, and fancy learning a thing or two this festive season, then on Tuesday 12 December, visitors can take a front row seat for the live recording of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution ahead of its broadcast on the BBC.
Aside from that, the Museum’s currently-ongoing resident and guest exhibitions are remaining open to visit throughout the winter too.
This means visitors can also discover the inner workings of the digestive system in world-premiere exhibition, Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You, be whisked away to new worlds with ultimate gaming experience, Power Up, or see science and “mighty machines” in action in the Museum’s interactive gallery, Experiment, and in the Textiles Gallery too.
On top of that, they can also “discover world changing ideas” in Revolution Manchester, and get up close and personal with incredible objects from Professor Stephen Hawking’s office, which are also on display.
Find out more about everything happening down at the Science and Industry Museum this winter up until Sunday 7 January, and grab tickets to any events here.
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Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to slash prices even further for Black Friday
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is already known for being one of the best places to shop top-quality fashions for less, with massive brands including All Saints, Ugg, and Levi’s.
And you’ll soon be able to snag yourself some extra savings with the outlet’s Black Friday extravaganza.
Running for 11 days – with extended opening hours to give you even more shopping time – the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks seasonal sale will see further discounts up to 40%.
You’ll be able to grab your Christmas gifts for all the family or revamp your own wardrobe at unbeatable prices in a shopping spree like no other.
Black Friday deals running at Cheshire Oaks will include 40% off at All Saints, 30% off at Kate Space, and 30% off at Tommy Hilfiger, plus 30% off the cult cookware at Le Creuset.
Meanwhile Molton Brown’s luxurious bath and body products, which make perfect Christmas gifts, will have an extra 20% off, and Swarovski’s newly opened store has 20% off its jewellery and crystal creations.
Alongside the huge savings, Cheshire Oaks will have live entertainment on site from a DJ truck and there’ll be random acts of kindness, where lucky shoppers may be able to win a free gift card.
The beloved, dog-friendly designer outlet has a spacious village-style layout with loads of green space, popular restaurants, and free parking.
There’s even a Hands-Free Shopping initiative where you can drop off your shopping and collect it later.
Kenny Murray, general manager at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, said: “Black Friday is one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year, and we’re delighted to offer our guests an exceptional shopping experience with incredible savings and exclusive offers.
“We’ve extended the event to 11 days to give shoppers ample time to discover the fantastic deals and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the outlet.”
Hayden Tucker, deputy centre manager at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, added: “We’re excited to unveil our Black Friday lineup, featuring a diverse range of discounts and promotions across our extensive collection of brands.
“Whether you’re seeking fashion inspiration, homeware essentials, or gifts for loved ones, there’s something for everyone at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks this Black Friday.”
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet’s Black Friday deals are live now – you can find out more here.
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