So, the weather hasn’t been quite what we would expect from ‘the hottest summer predicted on record’ but that hasn’t put a dampener on our fun-filled days here at The Ridings.
From a mad science workshop to a princesses and pirates event and Punch & Judy show, we’ve been having a great time with a selection of wild and wonderful activities. Better still, there’s one more to come.
Our mad science workshop saw children carry out their very own chemical reactions with puffs of smoke in our ‘kitchen chemistry’ and take part in a gooey and gloopy ‘slime’ experiment.
Aye! Don’t all our pirates and princesses look fantastic! We had lots of little ones come dressed in their best fancy dress outfits to enjoy our themed craft workshop, as well as exciting pirate storytelling.
Last Saturday (15th August) we joined in with Seaside in the City, by welcoming a Punch & Judy show – that’s the way you do it! We also had balloon demonstrations, offering some amazing creations.
On Saturday (22nd August) we transported shoppers back to the Jurassic era with Steggy the Stegosaurus – our life sized, but friendly dinosaur!
Steggy, the huge, walking and interactive dinosaur prowled the centre, alongside a palaeontologist. With a natural history show and plenty of opportunities to meet and greet Steggy, we also had a bone trail taking place around the centre too!
With just over one week left of the summer holidays we still have a last summer activity for the children to enjoy.
For our final summer activity on Saturday (29th August), kids will be able to take a stroll through the “deep dark wood” and meet the monster-like grizzly bear and half buffalo, The Gruffalo. Even though he has ‘terrible tusks and terrible claws and terrible teeth behind his jaws’ children will be able to see the famous character up close for storytelling time.
The activity will run from 11am to 4pm on the upper mall. There’s no need to pre-register; you can just turn up on the day with your little ones and enjoy a fun-filled family day out. Better still you won’t have to spend a penny because the event is absolutely free!
So, let your youngsters imaginations run wild and keep them entertained for the remainder of the summer holidays come rain or shine with our final, exciting themed activity!