DARTH Vader is just one of the Star Wars characters heading to The Milky Way this weekend. Not the Milky Way in the sky though – the Adventure Park near Clovelly. Vader will be accompanied by various characters from the films including Imperial Storm Troopers, Imperial Gunners, Biker Scouts and Boba Fett. But don't worry there will be a couple of Jedi Knights on hand to make sure they behave and don't try to take over the galaxy again.
Children can have their photo taken with various characters such as Tusken Raiders, Stormtroopers, a TIE Pilot and, if they are brave enough, with Darth Vader himself.
The event is being staged by Star Wars costuming club UK Garrison.
"We are delighted that the UK Garrison is returning to the Milky Way for Star Wars Episode II this weekend," said Milky Way owner Trevor Stanbury.
"During their last visit at Easter our staff and adult visitors were as excited as the children to have their picture taken with the characters.
"They really are very impressive and it is so unexpected to turn the corner and see Darth Vader flanked by Stormtroopers.
"Fortunately, the Jedi Knights did manage to save the Milky Way galaxy from doom the last time they visited, so fingers crossed we'll all be safe again."
Entrance fees charged will help the 501st UK Garrison chosen charities. In the last 10 years, and with the permission of George Lucas' empire, Lucas Film, the UK Garrison has helped raise more than £1 million for children's charities.
The event is on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 10.30am to 6pm. Any children that are in Star Wars fancy dress will get in to The Milky Way for half price and there will be prizes for the best costumes. Entry fees and details: www.themilkyway.co.uk.