Thu 05 Dec 19 - Fri 06 Dec 19

16:30 - 21:00

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

£6 - £20

Event Details

Night Fall: By the Light of the Moon

**NIGHTFALL THURSDAY CANCELLED**

Due to weather warnings and forecast 50mph winds, we are unable to go ahead with Nightfall on Thursday 5 December. The forecast for high winds makes it unsafe for us to open the site and the majority of light installations, teepees and stages are not able to stay up.

 Purchased tickets will be refunded by Stellar Projects ASAP.

 So sorry to disappoint you all - we haven't made the decision lightly - public safety is the most important thing to us at Team Nightfall.

 Friday 6 December WILL be going ahead as the weather forecast is much calmer - keep an eye on our social media channels for any updates.

Wrap up warm and get ready for a night which is out of this world! A family friendly, exciting outdoor light-based event is coming to Preston Park this December......

Brought to you by Stellar Projects,  Nightfall 2019 is a light art trail through Preston Park where familiar sights will be transformed for the night with a series of light artworks and installations all based on the theme ‘By the Light of the Moon’, celebrating 50 years since the moon landings as well as moon myths and magic!

Art works include a kaleidoscope of butterflies and a sky full of stars! There will also be brand new art works created especially for the event by artists so expect some surprises on your night.

The trail will end with the Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram; you can bask in the moonlight of this incredible 7m tall artwork and enjoy creative activities and entertainment to complete your Nightfall experience. There will be workshops and storytelling as well as live music, street food, hot chocolate, spiced cider and mulled wine to keep you warm!

 

PARKING INFORMATION

Parking must be booked in advance, a car parking ticket or Park & Walk parking pass are needed to gain entry to car parks on the night so please check your tickets in advance to avoid being turned away.

 There are 2 parking locations:

 Main car park at Preston Park - these tickets were available to select when booking and a ticket would have been emailed along with your entry tickets - print it and display in your windscreen - the car park is accessed via the main park entrance on Yarm Road, the sat nav postcode is TS18 3RJ

​Park & Ride/Walk - If you booked a Park & Ride ticket then you will receive a parking pass with details of the location and wristbands for your group. We have found a location really close by at Carter Steel on Yarm Road (next door to truGym and Dobbies Garden Centre) As it is only a 15min walk straight down Yarm Road we are running this as a Park & Walk with shuttle minibuses running all night for anyone that needs them. Passes have been posted out to the address you used for payment - if you do not receive them by the 28th Nov contact [email protected]

​Disabled parking is available at Preston Park for blue badge holders but spaces must be booked in advance email [email protected]

 Please do not attempt to park on Yarm Road or the local residential streets as they will be coned off and patrolled to keep them for residents only. We don't want to annoy the neighbours and would be grateful for your co-operation!

​I forgot to booking parking?

Parking bookings are now closed for sold out times on the website - any parking queries please contact us at [email protected] Parking is now very limited capacity so the best option is to use public transport - see details below. The closest public car park is at Eaglescliffe Train Station and is approx 10min walk.

​Public Transport
​By Train

Preston Park Museum & Grounds is about a 12 minute walk from Eaglescliffe Railway Station, operated by Northern. Grand Central also run services between Sunderland and London.

 By Bus

The museum is on a well serviced bus route with a stop at the entrance to the grounds.

 For more information about public transport links, visit www.connectteesvalley.com or telephone Stockton Tourist Information on 01642 528130

 

EVENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION

When do I have to arrive for?

 Attendees should arrive promptly for their timeslot – no more than 10 minutes early or 10 minutes late than their purchased time slot. Time slots are every 15minutes from 4.30pm – 8pm. Last entry is 8pm.

Is the event suitable for children?

Yes, this event is family friendly; however, an adult must accompany children and young adults under the age of 16.

Can I bring my dog?

NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED

There are flame and light effects and large numbers of people which make it unsuitable for even the best behaved dog. Assistance dogs will be accommodated.

What should I wear?

Nightfall 2019 is an outdoor event designed to go ahead in any weather, so please dress accordingly – we suggest lots of layers, scarves and gloves! Although the space is lit, there will be areas and moments during the show that are dark so sturdy footwear is also advisable.

How long does the experience last?

Nightfall 2019 will last from 1hr-2hrs depending on your dwell time – you are also welcome to go around the light trail again.

Can I use my camera?

Yes, but recording of images and filming for commercial reasons is strictly prohibited.

What if it is raining, windy or cold?

The event is designed to go ahead in all reasonable weather. We recommend that ticket-holders dress appropriately with warm clothing and suitable footwear.

 If we do have to cancel the event due to extreme circumstances, ticket holders will be contacted via email supplied at point of booking and, announcements will be made via Facebook and Twitter as well as in local press. Please see refund/cancellation policy for further details.

 If you have any concerns about the weather on the night that your ticket is valid please check the Facebook event page for Nightfall 2019 in the first instance.

​Anything I should bring?
Just a sense of fun and adventure! If you want to bring your own torches and lanterns for along the trail then please do – especially if you are a bit scared of the dark!

Food & Drinks

Please note no alcohol is included with your ticket.

 There will be food and drinks concessions available on site should you wish to use them

​Alcohol will be available to buy on site by adults over the age of 18. If you are planning to buy alcohol please be aware that you may need to verify your age on request with evidence that you are over the age of 18 - valid ID must include a photograph, date of birth and holographic mark examples include: photo card driving license, passport, a proof of age card with the PASS hologram

TICKET INFORMATION

Do I need a ticket for the event?

Yes, this event is limited capacity event and pre-ticketed. This event has now sold out, sorry if you missed out on tickets. 

Do I need a ticket for my child/baby?

Yes – every single person on at Nightfall 2019 needs a ticket – no matter how small. Ages 2 and under go free – but need a ticket so please purchase an Under 2 FREE ticket when purchasing the rest of your groups’ tickets.

 

Do I need to print off my ticket?

Yes you can print your ticket off and show this as you enter Nightfall 2019 or you can show your ticket on your phone. But you will need a ticket for entry.

 

I’ve booked my ticket online but have not received my confirmation email / e ticket.

On occasion some email accounts may bounce confirmation emails from unknown sources into your SPAM folder rather than allow them directly into your main inbox. If you have purchased your ticket online but not received your confirmation or your ticket within a few minutes please check your SPAM folder first of all.

 

If your ticket is not in your SPAM folder please email [email protected] with details of your booking (your name and email). We will resend your ticket within 48hours of receiving your enquiry (but usually much sooner).

 

Can I get tickets on the gate?

No – all tickets must be pre-booked. This event has now sold out. 

 

Can I return or exchange my ticket if I am unable to attend?

Tickets are non refundable - please see ticket policy for details. In most cases, if you are no longer able to attend, then ticket exchanges are at your own discretion. In particular circumstances we may be able to assist and email [email protected] with details of your booking (your name and email).

 

Additional Needs and Accessibility

Are there any issues to consider for people with disabilities gaining access to the event?

We are committed to ensuring that visitors with disabilities and additional needs are not prevented from enjoying Nightfall 2019 because of access needs.

The event does have elements of noise, fire and smoke.

The pathways around the park are fully accessible for wheelchair users and the moon location at the end of the trail takes place on a flat grassed area. However, the woodland section of the trail is not accessible for wheelchair users due to a steep incline at the end of the river section. Information on the alternative accessible route will be available at the event entrance and Nightfall staff will be available to answer questions and advise on site.

The woodland section may be difficult those with impaired mobility, particularly in the case of bad weather. If you are unsure please ask event staff at the entrance to advise and an alternative accessible route may be suggested.

The site is suitable for push chairs through-out; please note there is a steep incline at a point in the woodland walk where stewards will be located to help if required. Alternatively a buggy park will be available at the event entrance.

If you’d like to contact and discuss your additional needs/someone in your party – email: [email protected]

Designated disabled parking spaces are located within the main car park, adjacent to Café Tees.

A complimentary essential companion ticket is available to those who need assistance from another person in order to move around safely around the event. Once you have booked your ticket please e-mail [email protected] to request your companion ticket and book a disabled car parking space if required.

Will there be strobe lighting?

There may be lighting sequences created within the design of some of the art features that will have some flashing lights contained within them. However, there will be no strobe lighting.

Toilets

Toilets (including accessible toilets) are available during the event and are located in the main car park, the Victorian Street and at the Moon finale site.

 

Early Entry & Relaxed Sessions

Our relaxed session time slot is timeslot – 4.30pm. Perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.

 

What's different?

• Fewer visitors allocated for this timeslot

• Changes to the sound and lighting levels along the trail so that the experience is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities

• Alternative route options which avoid areas which may be more overwhelming

• A relaxed performance guide which details what to expect in each area to enable visitors to plan their route

 

Detailed Information in advance

We can provide additional information about the show to prepare participants with additional needs. If you’d like to receive this you can email: [email protected]

 

We endeavor to assist anyone with special requirements to attend and enjoy Nightfall 2019; it’s truly going to be out of this world. If you have any queries about the suitability of the event for those with physical or additional needs please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Further Information
For more information about the event please email: [email protected]

 

Date, Time & Venue

Ticket information

This event is now sold out 

£6 - £20 Age group: Any

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05/12/2019 16:30 06/12/2019 21:00 Europe/London Night Fall: By the Light of the Moon

**NIGHTFALL THURSDAY CANCELLED**

Due to weather warnings and forecast 50mph winds, we are unable to go ahead with Nightfall on Thursday 5 December. The forecast for high winds makes it unsafe for us to open the site and the majority of light installations, teepees and stages are not able to stay up.

 Purchased tickets will be refunded by Stellar Projects ASAP.

 So sorry to disappoint you all - we haven't made the decision lightly - public safety is the most important thing to us at Team Nightfall.

 Friday 6 December WILL be going ahead as the weather forecast is much calmer - keep an eye on our social media channels for any updates.

Wrap up warm and get ready for a night which is out of this world! A family friendly, exciting outdoor light-based event is coming to Preston Park this December......

Brought to you by Stellar Projects,  Nightfall 2019 is a light art trail through Preston Park where familiar sights will be transformed for the night with a series of light artworks and installations all based on the theme ‘By the Light of the Moon’, celebrating 50 years since the moon landings as well as moon myths and magic!

Art works include a kaleidoscope of butterflies and a sky full of stars! There will also be brand new art works created especially for the event by artists so expect some surprises on your night.

The trail will end with the Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram; you can bask in the moonlight of this incredible 7m tall artwork and enjoy creative activities and entertainment to complete your Nightfall experience. There will be workshops and storytelling as well as live music, street food, hot chocolate, spiced cider and mulled wine to keep you warm!

 

PARKING INFORMATION

Parking must be booked in advance, a car parking ticket or Park & Walk parking pass are needed to gain entry to car parks on the night so please check your tickets in advance to avoid being turned away.

 There are 2 parking locations:

 Main car park at Preston Park - these tickets were available to select when booking and a ticket would have been emailed along with your entry tickets - print it and display in your windscreen - the car park is accessed via the main park entrance on Yarm Road, the sat nav postcode is TS18 3RJ

​Park & Ride/Walk - If you booked a Park & Ride ticket then you will receive a parking pass with details of the location and wristbands for your group. We have found a location really close by at Carter Steel on Yarm Road (next door to truGym and Dobbies Garden Centre) As it is only a 15min walk straight down Yarm Road we are running this as a Park & Walk with shuttle minibuses running all night for anyone that needs them. Passes have been posted out to the address you used for payment - if you do not receive them by the 28th Nov contact [email protected]

​Disabled parking is available at Preston Park for blue badge holders but spaces must be booked in advance email [email protected]

 Please do not attempt to park on Yarm Road or the local residential streets as they will be coned off and patrolled to keep them for residents only. We don't want to annoy the neighbours and would be grateful for your co-operation!

​I forgot to booking parking?

Parking bookings are now closed for sold out times on the website - any parking queries please contact us at [email protected] Parking is now very limited capacity so the best option is to use public transport - see details below. The closest public car park is at Eaglescliffe Train Station and is approx 10min walk.

​Public Transport
​By Train

Preston Park Museum & Grounds is about a 12 minute walk from Eaglescliffe Railway Station, operated by Northern. Grand Central also run services between Sunderland and London.

 By Bus

The museum is on a well serviced bus route with a stop at the entrance to the grounds.

 For more information about public transport links, visit www.connectteesvalley.com or telephone Stockton Tourist Information on 01642 528130

 

EVENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION

When do I have to arrive for?

 Attendees should arrive promptly for their timeslot – no more than 10 minutes early or 10 minutes late than their purchased time slot. Time slots are every 15minutes from 4.30pm – 8pm. Last entry is 8pm.

Is the event suitable for children?

Yes, this event is family friendly; however, an adult must accompany children and young adults under the age of 16.

Can I bring my dog?

NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED

There are flame and light effects and large numbers of people which make it unsuitable for even the best behaved dog. Assistance dogs will be accommodated.

What should I wear?

Nightfall 2019 is an outdoor event designed to go ahead in any weather, so please dress accordingly – we suggest lots of layers, scarves and gloves! Although the space is lit, there will be areas and moments during the show that are dark so sturdy footwear is also advisable.

How long does the experience last?

Nightfall 2019 will last from 1hr-2hrs depending on your dwell time – you are also welcome to go around the light trail again.

Can I use my camera?

Yes, but recording of images and filming for commercial reasons is strictly prohibited.

What if it is raining, windy or cold?

The event is designed to go ahead in all reasonable weather. We recommend that ticket-holders dress appropriately with warm clothing and suitable footwear.

 If we do have to cancel the event due to extreme circumstances, ticket holders will be contacted via email supplied at point of booking and, announcements will be made via Facebook and Twitter as well as in local press. Please see refund/cancellation policy for further details.

 If you have any concerns about the weather on the night that your ticket is valid please check the Facebook event page for Nightfall 2019 in the first instance.

​Anything I should bring?
Just a sense of fun and adventure! If you want to bring your own torches and lanterns for along the trail then please do – especially if you are a bit scared of the dark!

Food & Drinks

Please note no alcohol is included with your ticket.

 There will be food and drinks concessions available on site should you wish to use them

​Alcohol will be available to buy on site by adults over the age of 18. If you are planning to buy alcohol please be aware that you may need to verify your age on request with evidence that you are over the age of 18 - valid ID must include a photograph, date of birth and holographic mark examples include: photo card driving license, passport, a proof of age card with the PASS hologram

TICKET INFORMATION

Do I need a ticket for the event?

Yes, this event is limited capacity event and pre-ticketed. This event has now sold out, sorry if you missed out on tickets. 

Do I need a ticket for my child/baby?

Yes – every single person on at Nightfall 2019 needs a ticket – no matter how small. Ages 2 and under go free – but need a ticket so please purchase an Under 2 FREE ticket when purchasing the rest of your groups’ tickets.

 

Do I need to print off my ticket?

Yes you can print your ticket off and show this as you enter Nightfall 2019 or you can show your ticket on your phone. But you will need a ticket for entry.

 

I’ve booked my ticket online but have not received my confirmation email / e ticket.

On occasion some email accounts may bounce confirmation emails from unknown sources into your SPAM folder rather than allow them directly into your main inbox. If you have purchased your ticket online but not received your confirmation or your ticket within a few minutes please check your SPAM folder first of all.

 

If your ticket is not in your SPAM folder please email [email protected] with details of your booking (your name and email). We will resend your ticket within 48hours of receiving your enquiry (but usually much sooner).

 

Can I get tickets on the gate?

No – all tickets must be pre-booked. This event has now sold out. 

 

Can I return or exchange my ticket if I am unable to attend?

Tickets are non refundable - please see ticket policy for details. In most cases, if you are no longer able to attend, then ticket exchanges are at your own discretion. In particular circumstances we may be able to assist and email [email protected] with details of your booking (your name and email).

 

Additional Needs and Accessibility

Are there any issues to consider for people with disabilities gaining access to the event?

We are committed to ensuring that visitors with disabilities and additional needs are not prevented from enjoying Nightfall 2019 because of access needs.

The event does have elements of noise, fire and smoke.

The pathways around the park are fully accessible for wheelchair users and the moon location at the end of the trail takes place on a flat grassed area. However, the woodland section of the trail is not accessible for wheelchair users due to a steep incline at the end of the river section. Information on the alternative accessible route will be available at the event entrance and Nightfall staff will be available to answer questions and advise on site.

The woodland section may be difficult those with impaired mobility, particularly in the case of bad weather. If you are unsure please ask event staff at the entrance to advise and an alternative accessible route may be suggested.

The site is suitable for push chairs through-out; please note there is a steep incline at a point in the woodland walk where stewards will be located to help if required. Alternatively a buggy park will be available at the event entrance.

If you’d like to contact and discuss your additional needs/someone in your party – email: [email protected]

Designated disabled parking spaces are located within the main car park, adjacent to Café Tees.

A complimentary essential companion ticket is available to those who need assistance from another person in order to move around safely around the event. Once you have booked your ticket please e-mail [email protected] to request your companion ticket and book a disabled car parking space if required.

Will there be strobe lighting?

There may be lighting sequences created within the design of some of the art features that will have some flashing lights contained within them. However, there will be no strobe lighting.

Toilets

Toilets (including accessible toilets) are available during the event and are located in the main car park, the Victorian Street and at the Moon finale site.

 

Early Entry & Relaxed Sessions

Our relaxed session time slot is timeslot – 4.30pm. Perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.

 

What's different?

• Fewer visitors allocated for this timeslot

• Changes to the sound and lighting levels along the trail so that the experience is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities

• Alternative route options which avoid areas which may be more overwhelming

• A relaxed performance guide which details what to expect in each area to enable visitors to plan their route

 

Detailed Information in advance

We can provide additional information about the show to prepare participants with additional needs. If you’d like to receive this you can email: [email protected]

 

We endeavor to assist anyone with special requirements to attend and enjoy Nightfall 2019; it’s truly going to be out of this world. If you have any queries about the suitability of the event for those with physical or additional needs please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Further Information
For more information about the event please email: [email protected]

 

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