Sat 10 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Stockton High Street FREE Book Now

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Kapow Sci-Fi Market and Family Fun Day

Stockton High Street is set to be invaded by some weird and wonderful characters as our Kapow Specialist Market and Family Fun Day returns to the town centre on Saturday 10 June as part of our 2017 Specialist Markets programme.kapow2017

Kapow, the brainchild of local business Who-Ray, is back for the fourth year thanks to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council joining forces Stockton BID and Wellington Square to bring the popular event back to the town centre.

The event brings together a whole host of special activities across Stockton Town Centre from our sci-fi specialist market, selling a range of sci-fi, TV and film related toys, action figures and collectables – to some magical workshops, shows and appearances from some well-known characters – its sure to be out of this world!

Among the many highlights will be a wizarding school and wand-making workshops for youngsters, a “Hotter than Potter” magic show, a birds of prey display and the appearance of some extremely well known sci fi characters as well as the appearance of a huge animatronic dragon who will be doing a number of performances during the day and will interact with the audience.

KAPOW is free to attend and runs from 10am to 4pm.  For more information please contact Who-Ray! 7, Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees or email:  For trader enquiries contact

KAPOW 2017 – events & activities:

  • Specialist Market – a must for all Sci-Fi fans…beam down to our Kapow Specialist Market selling a range of sci-fi, TV and film related toys, action figures and collectables.
    This unique market will feature an ‘out of this world’ range of goods, magical treats and refreshments provided by the excellent Chintzy Cakes.
  • Wizard School and Wand-Making Workshop – become an apprentice of Stockton’s only Wizarding School where you’ll experience magical workshops some and special appearances from our Hagrid and Dumbledore lookalikes, fresh from Alnwick Castle!  Make your own wand at our whimsical wand-making workshop.
  • Sweet-Making Workshop – satisfy your sweet tooth as you learn the art of sweet making!
    Join our ‘candy expert ‘, Alan Dursley, of The Victorian Sweet Kitchen as he demonstrates how to create some weird and wonderful sweet treats, suitable for sweet lovers of all ages.
  • The day of the Dragon – towering over the crowds at Kapow will be an amazing, 3.5m high animatronic dragon, with his human mother Khalessi. Marvel as you meet him – and hear his mighty roar.
  • Hotter than Potter Magic Show – Professor Duffus has been sent a letter from Hogwarts and needs the help of his audience to pass the entrance exam.
  • Daleks Exterminate – the Daleks are one of the most feared races in the universe. The Doctor has stopped them on several occasions but somehow they just keep coming back and rumour has it, they’re on their way to Stockton…
  • Meet Gary Pollard – a revered industry sculptor of more than 30 years, has worked on films such as Star Wars, Harry Potter and Little Shop of Horrors.
  • The Eagle has landed – see some amazing birds of prey up close, as Durham Falconry’s highly trained handlers talk you through what makes each and every bird unique. Discover how they live and hunt and find out just why we call them our feathered friends.
  • Meet Dr Who star, Katy Manning – former Doctor Who assistant Katy Manning will be making a guest appearance at KAPOW to tell us all about what its really like to work with the Doctor and to help your best friend save the world.
  • Superheroes in Stockton – three of the finest superheroes touch down in Stockton to meet young (and not so young) fans; Captain America, Iron Man and Wonderwoman, take time out of their world saving schedules to have a fun fuelled day offering tips and tricks to take over the world.
  • 99th Garrison take KAPOW by Storm – a small regiment of Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers and Scouttroopers will be mixing with the KAPOW crowds, keeping order with their unique type of inter-galactic law enforcement. Are you brave enough to stop and chat to them – well, this is your chance and, who knows, they may even pose for a selfie.

Kapow 2017 – Timetable:

Time Activity Location
10:00am Event Open All locations
All day Costumed characters High St.
All day Katy Manning Wellington Square
10:00am – 10:30am Hagrid & Dumbledore Marquee Event Space
10:00am – 10:30am Sweet-making workshop Marquee Event Space
10:00am – 10:30am Dragon appearance High St.
10:30am – 11:00am Gary Pollard interview with Bob Fischer Wellington Square Unit
10:30am – 11:00am Hotter than Potter Magic Show Marquee Event Space
11:00am – 2:00pm Magic photo booth Marquee Event Space
11:00am – 2:00pm Wand workshop Marquee Event Space
11:30am – 12:00pm Dragon appearance High St.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Katy Manning Signing Wellington Square Unit
12:30pm – 1:00pm Hotter than Potter Magic Show Marquee Event Space
12:30pm – 1:00pm Hagrid & Dumbledore Marquee Event Space
1:00pm – 4:00pm Falconry Display Wellington Square
1:00pm – 2:00pm Katy Manning Wellington Square Unit
1:00pm – 1:30pm Dragon appearance High St.
2:00pm – 2:30pm Hagrid & Dumbledore Marquee Event Space
2:30pm – 3:00pm Sweet-making workshop Marquee Event Space
2:30pm – 3:30pm Q & A with Katy Manning by Bob Fischer Wellington Square Unit
3:00pm – 3:30pm Dragon appearance High St.
3:00pm – 4:00pm Wand workshop Marquee Event Space
3:00pm – 4:00pm Daleks Wellington Square

Date, Time & Venue

Sat 10 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00

Stockton High Street

Traffic and Travel

Don’t forget –  You can now get 1 hour free parking in all our Town Centre Short stay, off-street car parks. For full details click here.

Ticket information

Make sure to visit Who-Ray for full details of ticketed aspects of the event.

Entry for the market stalls and specialist traders will be free.

Age group: Any

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