A summer of family-friendly fun ahead at the Harpur Centre

Harpur the mascot

Last year, The Harpur Centre invited children to let their creativity run riot and they’re doing it all over again this year, with the launch of Kids Club activities running up until the end of July.

Throughout the summer, the family-friendly events include activities and competitions to keep little shoppers entertained.

The life-sized mascot, Harpur, made its first appearance last November and will be making regular appearances to meet and greet young guests and pose for pictures.

Joining the club is free of charge and aimed at children aged three to 15 years-old.

Check out the events taking place this summer:

• Friday 3 June – Royal face painting
Magical face paint to transform any little one

• Saturday 4 June – Royal Tea Party
Create your own afternoon tea treat and enjoy it after

• Saturday 11 June – Superhero Saturday
Join Spiderman and Wonder woman for pictures and learn how to be a superhero
Free face paint available

• Saturday 18 June – Community Green Fingers
Pot seeds and decorate plant pots to encourage children towards a more sustainable eco-friendly lifestyle

• Saturday 25 June – Balloon Modelling fun
Animal shaped balloons giveaway

• Saturday 2 July – Positivity Pebbles Workshop
Children can paint stones or pebbles. A range of colourful acrylic paint and brushes will be provided

• Wednesday 9 July – Summer Face Painting
Children can transform in any character they like

• Saturday 16 July – A Moment of Science
Children can safely participate in cool science experiments from slime making to volcanos

• Wednesday 27 July– Summer storytelling session
Families can come together to relax on bean bags whilst listening to an amazing, animated storyteller

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