Top family films to be shown for free at Daventry Country Park this weekend

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Families are invited to bring a picnic and blanket to Daventry Country Park to enjoy family films on the big screen at the weekend.

Back to the Future and Minions will be shown at the free event on Saturday, July 23 after being chosen by people in a public vote.

There will be early and late screenings at the park off Northern Way, with the early screening kicking off with Back to the Future at 11.30am, followed by Minions at 1.45pm. The late screening will begin with Minions at 3.45pm, followed by Back to the Future at 5.30pm.

Daventry Area Community Transport will be operating a free park and ride service from the car park in Chaucer Way, Daventry to the Country Park, starting from 10.30am. There will be refreshments available, a bouncy castle and face painting.

This is the sixth annual cinema day organised by Daventry District Council in partnership with Futures Housing Group (formerly Daventry & District Housing) and Daventry Town Council.

Councillor Alan Hills, portfolio holder for community, culture and leisure at Daventry District Council, said: “The Family Cinema Day at Daventry Country Park just grows in popularity year-on-year so we’re really pleased to be able to put it on again for families to enjoy. We’ve got two great family films for people to enjoy so I would encourage people to bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the atmosphere.”

The Family Cinema Day takes place during Love Parks Week (July 15 to 24), a national celebration of our parks and green spaces.