Market Gates Shopping Centre prepares to ‘go large’ for Easter family activities

A file picture of Easter eggs. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Market Gates Shopping Centre’s Easter egg-stravaganza continues this week, with an arts and crafts activity to get the whole family aflutter.

The next two Thursdays, the shopping centre will have exciting activities for children to do, including storytelling, arts and crafts and a giant inflatable egg.

This Thursday, April 6, shoppers will notice a giant five metre high Easter egg has been laid in the centre. At 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm, children will be invited inside the egg for special storytime sessions.

The sessions will be hosted by Ting Tang Children’s Theatre Company, featuring traditional takles, including the Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck.

The following Thursday, April 13, artists from the Creeation Station will be on hand to help children design decorate and take home their own butterflies free of charge.

Participants will also be given the opportunity to contribute to a large scale butterfly mural, which will be placed on display in the centre after the event.

Dee Greenwood, deputy centre manager, said: ““We plan to focus our Easter family activities around literature and art in 2017 and we hope our ‘Easter goes Large’ sessions will see the creative talents of our young visitors unleashed.

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“We know how imaginative our youngsters can be and this year we have a unique location for storytelling and an original opportunity for families to create and display their inspired endeavours.”

It takes place between 11am and 4pm and parents and carers are invited to stay with their children and join in.