Star Wars lasers and sci-fi fireworks: Spectacular night planned at Castle Howard

Stunning spectacle – Kaboom at Castle Howard. Photographs: Kaboom / Bailey Cooper Photography
21 Oct 2016 @ 11.47 am
| Entertainment

Futuristic fireworks will blast off over Castle Howard as the skies are lit up for a sci-fi spectacular this October.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

Sat Oct 29 from 4.30pm

Adults £15, children £10, family ticket £35, under-4s free

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The skyline will explode with a display as thrilling as a Star Wars dogfight as Kaboom returns to the stately home with a night that promises to be ‘out of this world’.

And we have family tickets to give away.

The night will kick off with a dramatic laser light show, as giant beams battle each other in the skies like a galactic lightsaber duel.

Combining state-of-the-art fireworks synchronised to a specially commissioned music track, the pyrotechnics are followed by an exclusive cinema screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Fans of the sci-fi saga will also be able to try their hand at lightsaber combat. Britain’s first Lightsaber Academy are at Kaboom to showcase LudoSport, a growing combat sport inspired by Star Wars. Wannabe Jedi’s can wield a lightsaber under instruction from a Jedi Master.

Funfair and fire jugglers

Lots of fun for all ages
Lots of fun for all ages

Recognised as one of the best five firework displays in England, Kaboom at Castle Howard is a celebration of the season combining the best of Halloween and Bonfire night.

For younger children there will be a film screening of the Disney Pixar classic Monsters Inc ahead of the main firework display.

Other attractions include as well as a traditional funfair, a Sparkler Park, live entertainment hosted by the Minster FM Breakfast Show presenters Ben & Ellie, fire jugglers, carnival performers, and the chance to tuck into traditional seasonal goodies.

Mark Brayshaw, managing director of York-based organisers Rockin’ Horse Promotions, said:

There’s something for everyone at Kaboom and we are looking forward to unleashing our pyrotechnic powers to present a firework show that translates the technicolor and drama associated with science fiction into the skies above Castle Howard.

Tickets must be purchased in advance via Kaboom or Castle Howard, or at the Visit York Information Centre, Museum Street, York.

Kaboom fireworks over Castle Howard
Lightsaber Academy

Fantastic fireworks and the lightsaber academy

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