Arrr you ready for Town Centre Pirates FEST?

Ahoy! Batten down the hatches as Swindon Town Centre will be buzzing with free entertainment and activities for all the family to enjoy – inspired by all things Pirates.

From Friday 2nd through to Sunday 4th June 2017 the town centre will host a Pirate Fest spectacular to coincide with the launch of the Pirates of the Caribbean new film ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ which opens in cinemas at the end of May 2017.

There will be an abundance of free activities designed especially for families. Wharf Green will be transformed into Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship Zone, featuring a live music and dance, children’s entertainment, competitions and prizes. Activities will include apple bobbing, Pirate limbo, funfair rides, arts and crafts and free face painting and lots more!

Visitors will also be able to take advantage of lunchtime offers from town centre businesses and take part in a hunt for golden treasure in our Pirate treasure hunt. Plus, there will be opportunities to meet all your favourite Peter Pan pirate characters across the whole town centre.

The Pirates event, which is taking place during school half-term, is the result of partnership working between The Brunel Shopping Centre, inSwindon BID Company, The Parade and Regent Circus.

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The 4th Awesome Swindon Chilli Fiesta 2017

Shoppers will be feeling the heat, when the Swindon Chilli Fiesta returns for a 4th year in a row, with even more chilli mayhem than before!

The event is free and is being organised once again by Chilli Fest UK and inSwindon’s BID, and will take place at Wharf Green, from 10:30am - 5:30pm on Saturday, July 29th.

Some of the best chilli producers from across the UK will be there to offer the very best of British chilli and will be exhibiting chilli jams, chilli dips, chilli chutney, chilli chocolate and chilli beverages. For the less adventurous amongst us, there’s some flavoursome but mild cooking sauces available, but if you’re feeling brave, there will be extreme sauces and dips to try and take home. There’s even a range of chilli cocktails, beers and cider, which are not for the fainthearted! Visitors can expect a day of chilli madness with lots of goodies to eat, drink, taste and buy!

Also, if you’re an avid chilli fan, you can even take part in the ultimate Clash of the Titans Chilli Eating Contest – a competition that is not for the faint hearted which allows contestants to take on some of the hottest chillies in the world.

This year the heat is definitely on! So make sure you come along and sizzle your taste buds!

Swindon Half Marathon, Sunday 3rd September 2017

We are so excited to welcome the Half Marathon to the Swindon town Centre.

The New Swindon Half Marathon has a new route for 2017. The route takes runners past Swindon’s landmarks. The predominately ?at and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.

Starting and finishing in the town centre, the new course is largely very flat, and brings runners through the various highlights of the town including the Magic Roundabout, the County Ground, the Oasis, the Railways, the McArther Glenn Outlet Village as well as Old Town before a downhill finish into the Town Centre, where it will be finishing at Wharf Green, town centre.

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