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A Stranger Things-inspired Upside Down bar is coming to Manchester

This will be mint!

Jamie Roberts

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Stranger Things fans are in for a treat this year, as a pop-up bar based on the popular series is coming to Manchester.

The Stranger Things-themed bar will transport you back to the 1980s with their immersive experience.

Monster hunters will get to experience all the best parts of the 1980s – the great films, arcade games, as well as DJs spinning classic ‘80s tracks all day and night.

The Upside Down Bar

They’ll be games to play, puzzles to solve, prizes to be won and room to show off your best moonwalk, and when you get hungry there’s even some themed food – and of course, booze.

But the Upside Down Bar has a dark secret, and once you’ve had your fill of ‘80s-themed fun, there is a dark and dangerous mission to complete – are you brave enough to venture into another dimension and face the unknown?

It’s happening from Thursday August 20th until Sunday August 23rd at a secret city centre location, so keep your eyes peeled.

You can get your hands on tickets here – but be quick, as you don’t want to miss out on this one.

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A bottomless bingo brunch with naked butlers is coming to Manchester

Eyes down!!

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Erm hello…

Let’s hope all those years you’ve been going to bingo with your gran finally pay off!

The UK’s favourite game has been reimagined for 2020 with the help of everyone’s favourite Boy Toy Butlers.

Taking over one the Gay Villages’ favourites, On Bar, the Grand game of Bingo will be the focus for one crazy afternoon. 

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Not just that, the lads will also be bringing along 2 very special guests with them, London and Manchester’s biggest drag queens: Kitty Scott Claus and Donna Trump.

There’s plenty of prizes up for grabs throughout the evening – so keep your eyes down (as much as you can). 

The menu is designed to cater for all, so you can expect corn chips and fresh homemade salsa dip on arrival, plus a brunch dish of your choice.

You also get one and a half hours of bottomless bubbles, making that a total of four hours of cheeky entertainment. 

Buff Bingo

Oh, and did we mention the buff Toy Boys will wait on you hand and foot throughout it all?

It’s all happening Saturday, November 14th and Saturday, December, 12th. There are two slots each day, the first at 12:30pm and second at 5pm.

Live entertainment and bottomless bubbles will start from 1:30pm. Tickets will set you back £43.95 per person.

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There’s a Mamma Mia-themed bottomless brunch coming to Manchester next weekend

Gimme Gimme Gimme!

Alex Watson

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Calling all you ABBA fans there’s a Mamma Mia inspired musical brunch coming to Manchester next weekend and it’s BOTTOMLESS!

If you think you know everything there is to know about the Mamma Mia films, put your knowledge to the test on this boozy brunch club!

There will be quizzes and plenty of prizes to be won so… take a chance on Revolution for one night and one night only… you can be Donna and the Dynamoooooos! 

For grub, you can opt for the Brunch Grill, Gluten-Free Brunch Grill, Avocado Brunch or a sweet Blueberry, Bannaan and Nutella Pancake dish.

And to wash it all down there’s plenty of choices to drink from Aperol Spritz to Bloody Mary’s and Prosecco.

There will even be prizes for the best competition, so get out the flares, blonde wigs and platform boots baby we’re going back to the 70s!!!

There will be plenty of Mamma Mia songs throughout the quiz and while you eat. Plus you’ll even get your very own microphone to take home. Tickets start at £35. 

So warm up those vocal cords and slip on some flares! Gimme Gimme Gimme tickets

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The best pumpkin picking spots near Manchester this Halloween

Perfect half-term activities!

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You’re never too old for a bit of pumpkin picking!

How fast has this year really gone!! Physically we are just days away from Halloween, mentally I’m still processing March.

So long the pre-picked pumpkins from the Supermarkets, this year it’s all about supporting your local pumpkin patch from the ultimate Spooktacular experience.

Wrap up, grab yourself a pumpkin spiced latte and get picking!

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Dunham Pumpkin Patch, Dunham Massey

Three generations of the Hewitt family have come together to make this time of year so special at Dunham Pumpkin Patch. Harvesting pumpkins for over 30 years now head down to enjoy the ultimate picking experience with wood-fired pizzas, award-winning apple juice and cider.

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Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream

Just down the road, there is another three-acre patch full of every type of pumpkin you can imagine. From colour to size they’ve got it all, grown by the guys at Red House Farm.

They’re also offering a variety of autumnal hot chocolates including mint, Ferrero Rocher, and coffee – it’s almost worth going just for that.

There is no need to book here, they’re open every day during half-term from 10am!

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Smithills Open Farm, Bolton

For the first time ever, Smithills Open Farm in Bolton is hosting its new pumpkin picking event. To add to the mood, all farm staff will be dressed up in fancy dress, with a spooky sweet treasure hunt, a super fun event for kids in the half term.

For dates and booking head to their website, booking is essential.

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Kenyon Hall Farm

Kenyon Hall Farm has been planting pumpkins in Greater Manchester for over 30 years, now one of the biggest destinations in the north of England.

Their pumpkin patch is running up until Saturday 31st October, due to Covid restrictions the team are restricting numbers and all visitors to the pumpkin patch areas must pre-book an entry slot in advance.

Create some spooky memories with their unique photo backdrops too!

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Lancaster Park and Animal Farm, Oldham

The Lancaster Park and Animal Farm has a humongous pumpkin patch, as well as a haunted house, spooky tales with a witch and fancy-dress competitions!

Aside from this, the farm is also open to the public so you can enjoy petting and feeding small animals, riding the caterpillar ride as well as the mini quads and the adventure zip lines!

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Malpas Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Cheshire

Which pumpkin will you choose? Find your way through their spooky maize maze to their hidden pumpkin patch. Transport it back to your car with one of their wheelbarrows before visiting their Halloween shop and cosy café.

Set over 30 acres, I’m sure there are enough pumpkins for just about everyone. No booking required, just check out their website for opening times.

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