THE Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch is keeping the spirit of Christmas alive this year thanks to an array of festive activity.
Starting from the end of November, the fun runs throughout December and includes Santa’s grotto, a giant Nutcracker soldier trail, a charity fundraising with Primrose Hospice and the Redditch Christmas Toy Appeal.
From Saturday, November 27 until Christmas Eve and drawing on the classic, seasonal tale ‘Twas the night before Christmas’, Kingfisher’s grotto experience is set to take children on an enchanting journey.
Complete with a meet-and-greet with Santa and his elves, and a decoration station, a new surprise element includes where children can plant a magic bean which will miraculously transform into their very own miniature Christmas tree!
Located on Park Walk next to Coffee #1, the grotto experience is available to pre-book for just £6 per child, including a present from Santa, via the Kingfisher website.
This year, Kingfisher will also be home to giant Nutcracker soldiers. Guests will be invited to follow the Nutcracker trail by picking up a map from guest services and upon completion, children will receive a chocolate treat.
Plus, guests collecting all the names of the Nutcracker soldiers can enter a prize draw on the Kingfisher website to be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher from either The Entertainer, Smiggle or Game.
Local independent charity, Primrose Hospice will once again be providing a gift wrapping service in exchange for a small donation at Kingfisher.
The pop-up gift wrap stall will be located on Walford Walk near to Clintons and will be in operation from December 13-18.
Kingfisher is also encouraging the local community to donate wrapping paper, gift bags/tags and tape to guest services for Primrose Hospice to use.
Ken Williams, general manager at Kingfisher Shopping Centre, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the magic of Christmas to life for our guests with a new Santa’s grotto experience and a trail of giant Nutcracker soldiers for the whole family to enjoy.
“Primrose Hospice provides an invaluable service to our local community, so we are proud to be able to once again support the charity with its Christmas gift wrapping service.
“Charities have been hugely impacted over the last two years, so raising funds to help them continue is vital. We really urge our guests and the wider community to support the worthy charity initiatives taking place at the centre this year.”
Kingfisher is also proudly supporting the Redditch Christmas Toy Appeal and is welcoming all donations of new toys, suitable for children 0-18 years of age, to be delivered, unwrapped, to guest services until Saturday, December 18.
Again, Kingfisher is accepting donations of gift wrapping supplies to allow donated presents from the Toy Appeal to be wrapped before being given to children
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