Children from across Bury and beyond stepped into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland at The Rock over the Easter weekend.
The centre hosted a range of free activities for families to enjoy – including the chance to meet and pose for a photo with Alice, the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.
On Good Friday and Saturday visitors to the centre were also able to enjoy free face painting, Easter egg decorating and a treasure hunt with a difference – where shoppers had to find the six alarm clocks hidden in shop windows to be in with the chance of winning a prize.
And, on Saturday customers were entertained by the popular Lancashire Fusiliers band. The fun culminated with a free Punch and Judy magic show on Easter Monday.
The Rock’s centre director, Arnold Wilcox-Wood, said: “We’re thrilled so many people came along to enjoy our Alice in Wonderland themed event over the Easter weekend. We know finding ways to keep the children entertained during the holidays can be a challenge – so this was a small Easter gift from us to our shoppers and we’re pleased to say everyone had fun.”
There’s free fun for all the family to enjoy at The Rock this Easter – including the chance to meet fairytale favourites from Alice in Wonderland.
Over the Easter weekend, the shopping centre will play host to the popular characters, run an in centre competition with great prizes up for grabs and stage a Punch and Judy magic show.
On Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 children are invited to meet Alice and her friends in the colourful world of Wonderland, while there they can enjoy free face painting, Easter egg decorating and pose for a photo with Alice, the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.
And, for a treasure hunt with a difference visitors can take part in a ‘Rock Around the Clock’ competition – there’ll be six alarm clocks hidden in shop windows, each showing a different time. Families need to simply fill out a competition form for a chance to win a prize.
To add to the fun, on Easter Saturday, the popular Lancashire Fusiliers band will be entertaining shoppers, playing from 1.30-3.30pm.
And, between 12pm and 4pm on Monday, April 17 there’s a free Punch and Judy Magic Show.