Furry Friends Launch Summer of Love at Crossgates

10th August 2017

Families in Leeds enjoyed a fun start to the summer holidays last week as they met a whole host of furry friends at Crossgates Shopping Centre.

Part of the shopping centre’s ‘Summer of Love’, which launches its 50th anniversary celebrations, the kids’ club ‘We Love Nature’ activity saw Sam’s Safari introduce young shoppers to hedgehogs, frogs, bearded dragons and many more brilliant beasties.

 The event was the first in a series of four summer events at Crossgates Shopping Centre, with the next – ‘We Love Circus’ – taking place on Thursday 10th August (11am – 4pm). The upcoming kids’ club event, which will take place on Centre Square outside Wilko, will see little ones whisked off to the colourful world of the big top.

 There will be storytelling sessions and craft activities where aspiring entertainers will be able to make their own juggling balls to take home and practice to perfection.

 Thursday 24th August will be our ‘We Love Sport’ day, with action packed fun and games and wacky races hosted by Freddie Finishline and Wilma Whistle, for kids of all ages to participate in.

 On Thursday 31st August the centre’s ‘We Love Magic’ event will see Puzzling Paul wow children and adults alike with a range of tricks and walkabout magic.

Throughout the ‘Summer of Love’ there will also be an in-centre ‘Hunt the Hearts’ competition. From Tuesday 8th August, kids will be encouraged to find all of the hearts hidden throughout the centre for the chance to win a £50 gift card to spend at Crossgates Shopping Centre.

 Centre Manager, Matthew Middleton, said: “We are privileged to be at the heart of our close-knit community and as our 50th birthday approaches in September we want all of our shoppers to enjoy a summer filled with fun and love.

 “As well as the kids’ club activities there will be random acts of kindness, giveaways and online competitions that we hope will surprise and delight our loyal customers.”

All summer kids’ club activities will take place on Centre Square outside Wilko and will run from 11am – 4pm. For more information visit www.crossgatesshopping.co.uk