Following the success of the children’s activities this summer, the Arc Shopping Centre is preparing for a fun filled, Halloween inspired day for the kids, with an exciting Pumpkin Patch for children to come and have fun in.
On Monday, October 22, between 11am and 3pm, Charter Square will be turned into a giant Halloween pumpkin patch, inviting families to come along and pick a pumpkin for their home. Attached to your pumpkin will be a numbered sticker, which will correlate to a fun family prizes to WIN on the day. There will be a £1 donation charge to My WiSH for your pumpkin.
There will also be the chance to paint your pumpkin, where kids can decorate it by painting a spooky face or devilish ghoul onto it, with the help of the freaky fun team.
There will also be face painting, from the infamous face painter on the day too, giving children FREE face painting, for a small donation to My WiSH.
As per all the family events, kids will be invited to come along in their best fancy dress costumes, for a chance to WIN a prize for the best dressed. Families must post their photos onto the Arc Facebook page and one winner will be selected at the end of the day.
Finally, there will be a cute Halloween pumpkin recipe to take home and try with the family and don’t miss the magician in Charter Square too on the day – keep your beady eyes peeled.
These events are FREE to take part, however the shopping centre is asking for a donations to My WiSH Charity, as their charity of the year. My WiSH’s goal is to make sure that your friends, family and neighbours enjoy the best treatment and the best possible service when they visit the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.
There will also be a selection of children’s attractions in Charter Square during this event and during the half term holiday. There are small charges for these attractions.
Centre manager Colin Roberts said: “This is another a great chance for families to come and enjoy our family events; we have a fabulously fun activity lined up to keep your little ones busy and with the addition of a magician making his magical appearance, we’re really excited. The kid’s events are always popular and it’s fantastic to be able to run them throughout the year, while supporting a great local charity such as My WiSH Charity.”