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Last month we heard that the University of Bolton Stadium is one of 12 venues across the UK which are staging a series of live drive-in concerts this summer, with acts including Beverley Knight, Embrace and Gary Numan.

Now, Utilita Live From The Drive-In has also announced a summer of family friendly programming curated by Camp Bestival.

Designed to comply with safety guidelines, Live Nation is reimagining the live experience during a time of social distancing by allowing fans to enjoy concerts and family immersive events from their own private individual viewing zones next to their cars.

This Manchester drive-in will host live family friendly entertainment all summer I Love Manchester

The family friendly events running from throughout July and August include Dinosaur World Live, The Tiger That Came To Tea, Dick & Dom, Horrible Histories and Brainiac Live.

Dinosaur World Live (30th and 31st July) is a roarsome interactive show for all the family. Discover a pre-historic world of and remarkably life-like dinosaurs, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus.

This Manchester drive-in will host live family friendly entertainment all summer I Love Manchester

Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated West End smash hit The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes to Bolton on 25th and 26th August, celebrating 12 years on stage.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show, packed with sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos.

This Manchester drive-in will host live family friendly entertainment all summer I Love Manchester

Brainiac Live on 13th August is the outrageous live science show with exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves, live daredevils stunts and all the experiments you’re not allowed to do at home – watched from the safety of your own car, of course.

There’s also Horrible Histories on 26th July, taking a tour of the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in, and TV favourites Dick & Dom live on 5th August.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and you can purchase a ticket for 2 – 7 people per car. Cars or vehicles with more than seven people will not be allowed into the event.

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