Crossgates Shopping Centre Launches New Kids’ Club!
14th July 2016
Crossgates Shopping Centre has launched its very own free Kids’ Club! The Kids’ Club is dedicated to children between the ages of 3 and 15 years and provides a great way for little ones to take part in supervised events, to express their creativity and to make new friends.
Kid’s Club Benefits
The benefits of joining the shopping centre’s Kids’ Club include:
- Free goodie bag*
- Participation in free Kids’ Club events
- Notification and reminders of upcoming events
- A monthly prize draw
- Other regular competitions
- Exclusive offers from Crossgates Shopping Centre’s stores
Colour Me Happy
To celebrate the launch of Crossgates Shopping Centre’s Kids’ Club, a large totem pole is being installed at the shopping centre on Saturday 23rd July from 9.30am to 3pm where children (whether members of the Club or not) are invited to demonstrate their artistic flair and colour it in.
Children must be 3 years and over to take part in this free event. All materials will be provided on the day and supervision and guidance will be on hand from trained members of staff.
Once the totem is successfully coloured, it will be displayed in the centre for all to see!
Exclusive Kids’ Club events throughout August include:
Thursday 4th August: Potter with Beatrix & Friends
A craft workshop where children can decorate a rabbit money box and then meet the ‘Hop-a-Lot’ duo.
Thursday 11th August: Crazy Science Show
Children can get involved in crazy science experiments, sure to blow their minds!
Thursday 18th August: T-shirt Design
Do your children have a passion for fashion? Bring them along to our t-shirt decorating workshop where they can design their own t-shirt to take home and keep.
Thursday 25th August: Puppet Fun
Children can make a glove puppet during this fun and educational craft workshop.
The Importance of Creativity
Recent research has been undertaken for the Government by Born Creative, supported by arts education charity Creative, Culture and Education. The research shows that children with access to creative learning in early education are more likely to succeed in adult life by developing the skills they need to perform in the work place and wider society.
One of Born Creative’s recommendations includes involving cultural and local institutions in children’s creative development, helping to build community cohesion.
Furthermore, recent neuroscience research by David A Sousa – published in The Schools Administrator – has also revealed the impressive impact of arts instruction on children’s cognitive, social and emotional development.
Crossgates Shopping Centre’s Kids’ Club places great emphasis on creative activities and learning. What’s more, as it’s free, it’s accessible to all children! To join the Kids’ Club, click here.