Tuesday 21, February 2012
Families flock to Quays for open day
HUNDREDS of families were attracted to Salford’s waterfront for the Quays open day and BBC’s Big Birthday Bash, writes Fizah Tahir.
Visitors were welcomed with special guest star appearances from Cerrie Burnell, Waybuloo’s piplings, Bob the Builder and many more.
The activities also included the Imperial War Museum’s ‘Once upon a War Time’ Exhibition. The Lowry Theatre showcased an exhilarating ‘Chinese State Circus’, as well as a ‘Dinosaur Lost World Event’ in the mall. And the University of Salford displayed its impressive ‘Digital Installations’ with the interactive screen and tables leaving children wanting more.
Matthew Toomey was security at the university event and said: “It was very successful and a good experience for the kids. They really enjoyed it.”
The Piazza, which can hold around 6,000 people, has already played hosts to the Rugby League World Cup 2013 launch and the British Gas Great Salford Swim.
With further developments in the pipeline, including luxury dining experiences and studios, many more events are promised.
MediaCity’s next event, Visual Impact’s Exhibition and Seminar Roadshow, will take place in March.