Jedi School returns to Spaceport with new part of the Star Wars universe unveiled

Children from across the North West will travel to a galaxy far, far away this October to become schooled in the ways of the Force, as Spaceport brings back its well-loved Jedi School.

Padawan recruits will have the chance to experience Jedi School masterclasses on the Planet Tython – in the Deep Core System -3 and will help to guide a team of Jedis, including Luke Skywalker, through a range of adventures, including a battle with legendary Sith Lords.

A new scene for the Jedi School sessions is also being launched at Spaceport this October half term, as part of the attraction’s hugely popular “Sci-Fi Icons” exhibition.

The exhibition, which has drawn in thousands of visiting families from across the UK already, showcases a private collection of Stars Wars memorabilia from one of the UK’s biggest collectors.

The Jedi Schools will run from Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October, and families will also get the chance to meet and greet well-loved – and some not-so-loved – characters from the global sci-fi franchise, including Darth Vader and Darth Maul.

“The Jedi masterclasses at Spaceport really have captured the imagination of families from across the UK, and it’s great to see children – and even some parents and guardians! – joining in with the Star Wars universe and having fun,” said Gary Evans from Mersey Ferries.

“The Sci-Fi Icons exhibition gives families an interactive and immersive experience, and in terms of enjoying the world of Star Wars, we believe what we have at Spaceport is second to none in the region.

“The Jedi School sessions are very popular and places are on a first come, first serve basis. Once children have taken part in the masterclasses, they can spend time browsing the Sci-Fi icons collection which showcases iconic scenes and adored characters from the franchise – such as the Landspeeder Desert Scene and Ewok Village.”

There will be five Jedi masterclasses and shows per day starting at 11.05am and running until 3.25pm. Meet and greets with characters from the franchise will also be available in the Spaceport foyer at selected times throughout the day.

Admission to Jedi School masterclasses – suitable for children aged six and over – are included as part of the River Explorer Cruise and Spaceport combined ticket.

Combined tickets offer great value with adult tickets available for £15 and child tickets available for £9, further savings can be made by booking online in advance. Spaceport will be open every day from Saturday 20th October to Sunday 28th October from 10am to 5pm and Jedi School runs from Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October.

Places at Jedi School are subject to availability.

For more information or to book tickets, call the Mersey Ferries ticket office on 0151 330 1003, visit any of Mersey Ferries terminals or visit the Spaceport website HERE.

 

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