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Sci-Fi extravaganza returns for Torbay Children’s Week

By August 16, 2019January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, Transport

Stagecoach is set to once again sponsor the popular Sci-Fi day at Torbay’s Children's Week, taking place from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 August.

All things Sci-Fi will be celebrated on Saturday 24 August, as Sci-fi day returns to Paignton Green.

The day will showcase an impressive range of cars and costumes from popular films including Transformers, Batman, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Disney Pixar’s Cars and many more.

Visitors can expect to come across Darth Vader, Star Wars Storm Troopers, Iron Man, RoboCop, Batman, Spiderman, Captain Jack Sparrow and chimps from Planet of the Apes, provided by look-alikes company UK Garrison.

There are plenty of exciting photo opportunities including an iron throne from the popular Game of Thrones series which is sponsored by Stagecoach South West, a Simpsons sofa to sit on with your favourite characters and a whole host of Marvel costumes to have your photos with.

Stagecoach’s association goes far beyond sponsorship, with employee and Sci-Fi enthusiast Dave Hall dedicating much of his spare time to the event’s organisation.

Dave will be attending the day to show off some of his collection of replica movie cars and costumes. Dave said: “I love arranging this event, it is great to see attendees enthusiasm as they spot cars and characters they recognise from their favourite films. I’d like to say a big thank you to Stagecoach South West for once again sponsoring the day.”

Karen Hodder, Commercial Director at Stagecoach South West, said: “I’m delighted that we will once again be sponsoring Sci-Fi day, as part of Children’s Week. We’ll be bringing along Swashbuckle our open top bus and the family-favourite mascot, Gary the Rabbit, to give out goodies to visitors.”

Paul Northey, Joint Chairman of Children’s Week Torbay, said: “We’re really looking forward to Sci-Fi day. Torbay Children’s Week is the longest running event of its kind in the UK and Sci-Fi day is one of the most popular days of the week. We’re really pleased that Stagecoach

South West will once again be sponsoring the event, as it enables us to continue this great tradition.”

The day long Sci-Fi event, which takes place at Paignton Green in Paignton on Saturday 24 August, is just one among a number of events being held during Children’s Week and is anticipated to draw in over 4,000 visitors.

For more information on Children’s Week activities, visit