- Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (15-17 June, www.cpop.co.uk) promises land, water and air passenger rides to complement high-octane on-track displays
- More activities than ever for all ages, including Top Gear simulator, assault courses and mini tank arenas
- Visitors can witness amazing aerobatic stunt displays and air-sea rescue demonstrations
Organisers of the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (15-17 June, www.cpop.co.uk) are promising that this year’s event will be the UK’s most interactive day out, with an unbeatable array of land-, water- and air-based passenger rides and attractions to accompany the non-stop car and motorcycle action on the venue’s racing circuit.
The 2012 Pageant will also see the return of the ever-popular Tri-Services Helicopter Agility competition, the only public demonstration of its type in the UK, together with an air-sea rescue display by RAF Valley. Also taking to the skies will be the famous Red Arrows, Breitling Wing Walkers, Abarth 300L stunt plane and the RedHawks Duo display team.
While over 100 classic and modern race cars, supercars and iconic motorbikes take to the track, visitors to the event can choose to view the action from an entirely new angle, as passenger rides will be available throughout the three day event in helicopters, powerboats (taking to the venue’s lakes), hovercraft and even tanks. Event organisers are keen for visitors of all ages to experience the Pageant’s many elements for themselves, making it a thrilling day out for families.
The 2012 Pageant of Power also features more in-field activities than ever before, with attractions ranging from a Top Gear Experience simulator and mini tank-driving arenas, to Segway hire, quad biking and assault courses. A crèche will also be available throughout the three-day event.
“We’ve aimed to make the Pageant as much fun to participate in as to spectate – whether visitors are there to see the vast collection of modern and classic race cars, ride in a tank or even take to the skies in a helicopter,” comments James Hall, Event Director at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. “We’ll have over 40 different rides and activities for visitors, so there will be something for everyone throughout the weekend. We’re confident that no other event in the UK offers this level of participation.”
In 2012, the Pageant of Power has teamed up with two charities – Remount, which helps Armed Forces re-adjust to civilian life, and the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool. The Pageant has pledged support to both organisations, raising funds through visitor participation during the course of the Pageant.
Now in its fifth year, the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power will take place on the Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire from 15 to 17 June, with day passes for the event starting from just £26 for an adult and £5 for a child when ordered in advance. To buy tickets or find further information, visit www.cpop.co.uk.