Families are invited to pack some popcorn in their picnic to enjoy free family films on the big screen at Daventry Country Park this summer.


On Saturday 21 July the Park will host the 8th annual Family Cinema Day, organised by Daventry District Council and sponsored by Crest Nicholson.


Paddington 2 and Disney Pixar’s Coco (both PG) are on the billboard for this year’s event, with each movie being screened twice during the day.


The first screening will begin with Paddington 2 at 10.30am, followed by Coco at about 12.30pm. The later screening starts with Coco at 3pm, followed by Paddington 2 at about 5pm.


To ensure as many people as possible get an opportunity to enjoy the films, people will be given coloured wristbands on arrival to their chosen screening, allowing them free entry to that screening only.


People are welcome to bring picnics and refreshments with them, though the Park’s Reservoir Café will be manning a stall offering jacket potatoes, drinks and ice creams, while Peckish Festival Food will selling a variety of chicken burgers, chicken strips and fries. 


There will also be a sweet trailer offering candy floss and popcorn, as well as children’s entertainment from Crazy Horses including bouncy castles and face painting, both available for a small charge. 


The car park will be open as normal but is expected to fill quickly and people are encouraged to walk to the park where possible, or make use of the free car park near the Council offices in Lodge Road.


The annual event kicks off a summer of activities at Daventry Country Park, including the return of the Mini-Adventures sessions offering fun crafts and trails for children every Tuesday between 10.30am and Midday.    


Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder said: “Daventry Family Cinema Day always proves to be a fantastic event for adults and children alike, and seems to grow in popularity each year. 


“It’s a great way for families and friends to relax together on the first day of the school summer holidays and we look forward to welcoming you all to enjoy the facilities at our wonderful Country Park.”


Find out more about the activities taking place at Daventry Country Park this summer at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/countrypark or at www.facebook.com/daventrycountrypark 


Daventry Family Cinema day
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