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Easter Egg-stravaganza at the Merrion Centre

Easter Egg-stravaganza at the Merrion Centre

To celebrate the next big holiday of the year, the Merrion Centre is hosting a range of free activities to delight both kids and parents throughout the Easter break.

The centre has created a calendar of activities from the 30th March to the 7th April.  Events on offer include arts and crafts, Mini Me dance and movement sessions, and live storytelling sessions featuring Peter Rabbit.  As proud partners of the Leeds Child Friendly Scheme, the Merrion Centre is encouraging its youngest visitors to get creative and have some fun.

The centre is kicking its busy Easter programme off with free arts and crafts on Saturday 30th March.  An arts workshop station will be set up in the main mall’s recently-added garden area.  Children can have fun creating cards to take home as an Easter gift.  For the little ones wanting to show off their creations, the Merrion Centre is hosting an interactive art display for children to pin their pieces to.

The Merrion Centre is also bringing back its popular free ‘Mini Me Time’ which includes soft play, movement, dancing and singing classes for children aged six months to five years of age.  The Mini Me Easter Party will incorporate the award-winning Mini Groovers and Movers sessions and is a fantastic way for parents and children to bond.  As part of the Every Child Matters (ECM) government initiative, Mini Me Time works in partnership with the local Leeds community, holding sessions in children’s centres and schools as well as the Merion Centre.  The sessions boost toddlers’ confidence by getting them moving and interacting with others.

To coincide with release of the new Peter Rabbit film, the Merrion Centre is inviting the star of the film to host storytelling sessions.  The mall is hosting a competition to meet the celebrity bunny through its social media channels in the weeks running up to Easter. Visitors can comment, share and like the Merrion Centre’s Easter Facebook and Twitter posts for a chance to meet Peter Rabbit.

James Broughton, Head of Marketing & PR for Town Centre Securities (TCS), owner of the Merrion Centre, said: “We’re excited to be hosting a great range of Easter activities for both parents and children. Peter Rabbit is a classic tale, and we’re excited to bring the Easter Bunny to life with storytelling sessions and our meet and greet competition.

“In previous years, the Mini Me movement to music sessions have proved to be very popular, and we look forward to our mall being packed once again with mini movers and groovers!
The arts and crafts station will also give busy Mums and Dads the opportunity to meet other parents whilst their children get creative.

“The Merrion Centre boasts a great selection of affordable shops such as The Works, Poundworld, Home Bargain’s and Wilko’s for parents to purchase supplies to continue the arts and crafts at home.  We want to inspire parents and children to forge their creative spirit this Easter.

“We work hard to ensure that we always host exciting events for our visitors to enjoy alongside our great selection of shops and eateries.  Our success is thanks to our visitors and we hope to see a lot of happy faces this Easter.”

For a full calendar of activities taking place at the Merrion Centre for Easter, visit: www.merrioncentre.co.uk


Date Activity Times
Friday 30th March Arts & Crafts 11-12pm, 2-3pm
Saturday 31stMarch Mini Me 11-12pm, 2-3pm
Sunday 1st April Arts & Crafts 11am-3pm
Monday 2nd April Arts & Crafts 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday 3rd April Mini Me 11-12pm, 2-3pm
Wednesday 4thApril Arts & Crafts 11am-3pm
Thursday 5th April Peter Rabbit 10am-11am
Thursday 5th April Mini Me 11-12pm, 2-3pm
Friday 6th April Arts & Crafts 11am-3pm
Saturday 7th April Mini Me 11-12pm, 2-3pm

Mini Me Easter Party sessions will be run between the 31st March and the 7th April.  For more information, please visit the Facebook event:


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