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Family Mensa at Arcade Club, Bury

Join Family Mensa for a trip through time... but not too far.

Arcade Club, Bury, 13:00, Sunday 9th September 2018.

Arcade Club is Europe’s largest collection of free play video games. Hosting carefully restored original machines from the dawn of arcade gaming - like Joust, Defender, Asteroids - it’s a throw-back to when graphics were blocky, high scores were king, and the world spun to an 8-bit sound track.

Whether you remember playing the greats when they were cutting edge, or it’s the first time you’re laying hands on these classics, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

As with all Family Mensa events, non-members accompanying a Mensan are very welcome - be they parents, grandparents, siblings or otherwise.

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Tickets (Available on the day)

Adults £10
Children £5

Entry includes all the games you can lay your hands on, and a cafe/shop is onhand to meet your snacking and memorabilia needs.

We'll meet at the entrance to the building itself, at 13:00, and walk up to Arcade Club together. I'll be holding the Mensa logo on a white piece of paper, beside an excitedly bouncing 8-year-old reeling off all the games he simultaneously wants to play first.

Should you be joining us, I'd greatly appreciate an RSVP at james.o@mensanorthwest.com, to help anticipate numbers and ensure the whole group enters together.

Latecomers remain very welcome, just email me in advance and I'll send you my mobile number, so you can be united with the group.

Getting There

By Car.
If arriving via motorway you’ll want to exit the M66 at junction 2 towards Bury, then keep right and head up Wash Lane. At the first set of lights, take a left on to Heywood Street and you’ll see a small road immediately to the right. That’s Cork Street. Head through the gate at the end and you’ve arrived at Ela Mill. We have a spacious car park with overflow for the busier days. If you’re arriving via Bury, or any route which takes you down Rochdale Road (A58), then you can continue to the junction of Rochdale Road and Heywood Street and head North with Cork Street on your left just before the lights.

The postcode, for satnavs, is BL9 7BW.

By Rail/Tram.
Both train and tram (Metrolink) routes use the Bury Interchange, with direct routes from Manchester and other nearby towns. The Metrolink Bury line terminates there presenting one of the simplest routes from Manchester and other connecting lines. A walk from the station to Arcade Club is just 1 mile (20mins).

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For all further information, and more Family events, don't hesitate to contact me at james.o@mensanorthwest.com, or join the Family Mensa Facebook group.
For more Family events, please join the Family Mensa Facebook group.

James H. Oldfield

James H. Oldfield

James is a husband and a father. When time permits, he's some other things too. Junior Members and Families Officer, for Mensa North West. Also occasional poet, writer and all-round mangler of words.

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