The Caped Crusader swaps Gotham City for the Royal Town

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The Caped Crusader is set to swoop into Sutton Coldfield soon, as the latest famous character to visit the Royal Town.

Batman will be travelling from Gotham City to arrive in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday June 11, giving batfans the chance to meet him and have their picture taken next to a real-life Batmobile.

Batman and the Batmobile will be visiting Sutton Coldfield Town Centre on Sunday, June 11, from 11am – 3pm.

The Dark Knight’s appearance has been arranged by Sutton Coldfield Business Improvement District, as part of its vibrant Visit Royal Sutton Coldfield brand, which aims to make the town centre a destination to spend time, eat, drink, shop and relax.

On the day there will also be an amazing ‘bubble-ologist’ and balloon artist, as well as a free children’s craft workshop – where youngsters will be making superhero masks.

The Batmobile, from the Michael Keaton era Batman films, will be in Sutton Coldfield for the free event.

Michelle Baker, Sutton Coldfield BID Manager, said: “We’re very excited about having Batman visit Sutton Coldfield town centre, because he’s one of those superheroes who has fans of all ages.

“He’ll be bringing the Batmobile too, which is incredible to see up close.

“We have been arranging lots of character visits like this as part of our programme of town centre events, and they have been very popular, with everyone from Bluey to the Transformers bringing thousands of extra visitors into the town centre.

“We think Batman will be one of those that really captures people’s imagination. He’s coming a week before Father’s Day too, so it’s chance for some big kids to come down and meet a real-life superhero!”

Batman will be appearing for free on Sunday, June 11, from 11am – 3pm. Parking is £1 all day on Sundays in the Gracechurch Shopping Centre multi storey car park.

A Bubble-ologist will also be in Sutton on the day.

All of the events arranged by the BID are made possible by 377 local businesses who pay a levy which funds town centre initiatives. Events have included a memorable Coronation celebration, major Christmas attractions and a popular monthly Farmers Market.

Michelle Baker added: “All of these events are funded by local firms and traders and aim to inject new life into the town centre. We are so grateful that local residents have responded so well to them and supported their town centre. We have lots more brilliant events and attractions lined up, so watch this space!”