Following the announcement that the giant mechanical puppet The Man Engine will rise again next Easter as part of a UK wide Resurrection Tour, tickets have gone on sale for welcome events in the West Country.

For the kick off events in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset locals and visitors have the chance to guarantee their space for just £5, but only until November 17.

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain steamed the length of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site last summer, unearthing a deep lode of passion and pride. Now, the colossal miner is preparing for his Resurrection Tour across Cornwall and west Devon, before he drives further, into Somerset, south Wales and up to the north of England.

For those who managed to see the big boy the last time, there is a lot extra on offer this time around with each event having two elements, the Afternooner and Afterdarker. The Afternooner will give families and big kids the chance to really get to know the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain with a whole host of family friendly activities and some cracking food and drinks for sale. The Afterdarker promises an edgier extravaganza with even greater miracles of super-scale puppeteering science on show, a real celebration of our revolutionary past.

The creator of the Man Engine, Will Coleman of Golden Tree Productions, said: “It’s brilliant that so many people have logged on to buy their fiver tickets already but we want to make sure everyone knows time is running out on these special early bird options. Now is the time to jump online and get this special bargain for these Cornwall and south west Afternooners and Afterdarkers.”

The Man Engine Resurrection Tour 2018 Earlybird tickets are available from at £5 per ticket, plus an additional £1 booking fee, until November 17. The ticket price will then increase up to £10, £12 and then £15 ahead of the events next year.

On Saturday, March 31, The Man Engine will reappear where he was last seen: at Geevor Tin Mine in the ultimate west of Cornwall. Then he heads east: on Easter Sunday, April 1, he will be at Heartlands. On April 2 he will visit Cornwall’s ancient Stannary capital, Lostwithiel. He crosses the Tamar to Tavistock on Tuesday, April 3, before heading up country to Radstock, south Wales, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.