CASTLEGATE HOSTED family fun activities over Easter to keep everyone entertained throughout the school holidays.
Celebrating the launch of Books in the Community, one new community library, we held a week’s worth of literary-inspired events.
Our first event saw Mary Poppins and Bert have a Jolly Holiday at Castlegate where the pair sang, danced and played games throughout the centre before officially cutting the ribbon to Books in the Community.
Hundreds of children then got creative and used their imagination to design their own book characters, finger puppet theatres and book covers.
Children of all ages also enjoyed storytelling sessions with the Queen of Hearts while toddlers loved playing with puppets and reading story books with their parents.
Hannah Wood brought her children Daisy, 8, and Tommy ,7, to all the activities. Hannah said: “We’ve had loads of fun coming down to all the events. It really helps to keep their creative juices flowing while they are off school.”
Tommy added: “I love coming and making things using the paint and stickers. I have made loads and done shows for my older sister with my finger puppet theatre!”
Chantal Taylor, Marketing Manager at Castlegate, said: “We have had loads of fun over the Easter half-term and it was great to so many returning happy faces coming down every day throughout the week.
“Being able to host these free activities for families is very important to us as they help strengthen our community message and rewards customer loyalty.”