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Our Greatest Show Yet!

Castle Quay is delighted to announce it will be celebrating Waterfront’s one year anniversary with a Greatest Showman inspired event. Everyone will be welcome to join these free celebrations on Saturday 8th July between 11am – 4pm. With some brilliant prizes to be won and great deals to be taken advantage of, it’s one not to miss.


Circus themed activity will include impressive acts including a hoop artist and an amazing magic Ring Master who will be hosting the day. There will also be circus skills and craft workshops for visitors to enjoy.


The Light will also be showing a special sing-a-long screening of the Greatest Showman on the day at 2pm – you book tickets here! The Light will also be offering some excellent deals on both Saturday the 8th and Sunday 9th July, including:

  1. Two cocktails for just £12 🍸🍹
  2. Kids eat for only £1 with the purchase of any main meal.
  3. Order any burger or pizza and you get a free drink*
    (Selected drinks only)


Castle Quay have also partnered with local radio station JackFM, they will be offering visitors the chance to win one of four awesome prizes (see below). All you must do to enter is visit their event space and complete their simple and easy task (you will need a camera phone 😉). Oh and it’s FREE to enter!

Prizes up for grabs include:

1. The Light Entertainment Package

Cinema tickets (recliner seats) and a choice of 2 leisure activities for 2 people.

Plus, a £100 The Light Gift Card to cover the food and drink for the day out.

Terms & Conditions. Prize includes 2 recliner seat cinema tickets on any film (excluding event cinema) and a choice of two leisure activities for two people from bowling, mini golf, climbing, shuffleboard and interactive darts. Subject to availability. Valid for 3 months from date of competition (8th July). Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Entrants must be over 18 and a UK resident.

2. PizzaExpress Meal for Four

1 x meal for 4, which includes a starter or a side dish, a main, a dessert and a drink per person at PizzaExpress Banbury pizzeria.

The prize will be valid for 12 months from 8th July and the winner can book by calling or emailing the pizzeria after they are selected as the winner.

3. JD Sports gift voucher worth £50.00 to spend at the Castle Quay store.

E voucher must be collected from the Customer Service desk upon following winner verification stage.

4. New Look gift voucher worth £50.00 to spend at the Castle Quay store.

E voucher must be collected from the Customer Service desk upon following winner verification stage.


Plus, the centre will be launching its pop-up park and free games area outside LOCK29. Amongst newly installed astroturf there will be a range of iconic games for families and friends to enjoy daily, including giant Jenga, cornhole toss, noughts and crosses and Connect Four. The games can be used during centre opening hours between Monday to Sunday. There will also be live music within Lock29 for all to enjoy on the day.

The Waterfront’s varied leisure offer includes a premium cinema, 10-lane bowling alley, adventure climb arena, arcade, karaoke room, interactive darts, mini-golf, American pool and diner at The Light. There is also a PizzaExpress, Nando’s and Premier Inn. Plus, The Greenhouse and Terrace next to The Light offers a rooftop dining experience with views of the canal and surrounding area; they also serve some of the best cocktails in Banbury and have recently launched a new menu.

All entertainment on the day will take place in and around the newly installed pop-up park. The entire event on Saturday 8th July is completely FREE and open to everyone to attend.