This summer, The Nickelodeon Experience will be coming to Heaton Park. It offers children the opportunity to discover their favorite TV shows in a new way. The Luna Cinema has created a new, immersive outdoor experience that will tour the UK, and it will make a stop at Manchester in July.
This is a first-of its-kind experience ‘an epic adventure for the entire family’They can also explore Nickelodeon’s thrills within the park.
Aimed at families with children aged two to 14, there’ll be 10 activity zones to discover. Children will find a variety of activities to engage their senses, including interactive and multisensory adventures and creative challenges. ‘get to map their own journey and curate their own fun’.
Kids can go behind the scenes of some of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows including The Thundermans’ School for Superheroes where they’ll learn to acquire their own super-powers. Step into an episode of Henry Danger, where Nick fans must navigate Henry Danger’s Maze full of secret twists, turns, puzzles and passages.
You can race against the clock in order to solve Hunter Street Escape Room’s mystery. This puts your teamwork and ability to work together to break the code to uncover the key.
There’ll be a Paw Patrol meet and greet featuring fan-favourites Chase and Marshall, and a sub-terranean adventure in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ underground lair, complete with ooze covered tunnels.
An arts and crafts zone featuring Baby Shark’s Big Show and Blue’s Clues themed activities awaits budding artists, while guests can also jump on a giant pirate ship, play in rock pools, and make a splash in an immersive play zone based on the swashbuckling world of Santiago of The Seas.
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For what’s billed as ‘the perfect finale to the experience’, you’ll be invited to the Slime Time Party ‘to finally know how it feels to get slimed – the ultimate Nickelodeon honour’.
George Wood, the founder of The Luna Cinema said: “We cannot wait for the launch of The Nickelodeon Experience this summer. For years we’ve wanted to develop a truly interactive experience that allowed kids to immerse themselves in the worlds of their favourite TV shows, just as we do with Friends fans at FriendsFest and film lovers with our Luna Cinema screenings.
“To have such an iconic catalogue of shows, including global brands like PAW Patrol, The Thundermans and SpongeBob SquarePants under the Nickelodeon umbrella is a treasure trove of content to explore and bring to life, and where better to do so than in Heaton Park.”
Virginia Monaghan (VP Events and Experiences at ViacomCBS UK) added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with The Luna Cinema to bring our hugely popular Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. shows to life through this uniquely immersive experience.
“This is a chance for children to make new memories with friends, in a safe and fun setting, and with their favourite characters. We’re excited to bring this experience to families in Manchester so they can explore their favourite shows this summertime.”
Alongside these immersive zones, children and their parents can relax at SpongeBob SquarePants’ Bikini Bottom Beach, where they can also sample the food and drink stalls and visit the Nickelodeon store to grab some merch to take home.
Kids tickets start at £29.50 and adult tickets start at £9.50 (including booking fees). Children under 2 years of age get free tickets