Days Out: Trinity Walk, Wakefield

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If real snow sledging, a princess Guinness World Record attempt and Jedi school all sound like fun to you, then head for Wakefield.

Trinity Walk shopping centre is playing host to the events and despite the heatwave, there’ll be plenty of chances to cool down thanks to several tonnes of real snow courtesy of Snozone at Xscape Yorkshire.

Phantom Menace stunt double to lead ‘jedi training’ session

A seven metre sledging run will be created for people to have a free slide down on July 29 and 30. And if that isn’t enough, daredevils can take on the snowboard simulator and see if they’ve got what it takes to stay stood.

Then there’ll be a magical appearance from one of the UK’s leading Harry Potter lookalikes on August 6, plus free wand-making workshop and prizes from WH Smiths.

Then it’s the royal rumble as people are invited to help try and break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as a princess on August 7. To take part, you just need to wear a long gown or dress and a crown or tiara. The fun starts at 10.30am, with the official count taking place at 11am.

The Jedi Fight Academy, run by Andrew Lawden who played Liam Neeson’s stunt double in The Phantom Menace, will be transported in to the centre where groups of 20 children can learn lightsaber techniques. Places must be pre-booked from 10am that morning.

Captain Jack and a free pirate workshop will sail into Trinity Walk on August 13, followed by a superhero day on August 18, visit by the double decker soft play bus on August 24 and finally a two day baby rave on August 31 and September 1. Free tickets must be booked in advance at www.boomchikkaboom.com

SNOW GO: The train will leave whether it snows or not.

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