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Beating summer holiday boredom

THIS summer, there is no excuse for children to be bored during the school holidays.

THIS summer, there is no excuse for children to be bored during the school holidays.

There’s a packed programme of exciting events at Mell Square Shopping Centre, in the heart of the town centre.

Summer Fun runs until August 26. The programme of events includes:

Get Active, August 5, 11am-3pm

The day will include activities with plenty of get up and go - the Royal Navy will be on hand to test soccer skills, while adrenaline junkies are catered for with attractions including; a climbing tower, trampolines and bungee swings. There will also be three yoga workshops. Children will experience a specially designed fitness programme which is introduced through storytelling and magical adventures.

Animal Antics, August 12, 11am-3pm

There will be arts and craft activities and face painting.

Entertainment includes performances of Toad of Toad Hall and magic shows, from Aires Entertainment.

Fun in the Sun, August 19, 11am-3pm

It’s a true celebration of summer, with a bouncy castle, Punch and Judy performances, face painting and henna body art demonstrations.

Happy Holiday, August 26, 11am-3pm

To round off the summer holiday fun, let your little ones take a turn on the trampoline, bend and stretch with the Yoga Bugs or get creative with arts and crafts workshops, where children will get to make their very own teddy bear.

All this, along with face painting and storytelling sessions, it is a great end to a wonderful holiday of Summer Fun at Mell Square. No advance booking is required for any of the activities but you are advised to come along early to guarantee the activity of your choice, weather permitting.

For full information on all these events go to, alternatively you can contact Rachel Lowe directly at



Cathrina Hulse
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