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  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday 11am - 5pm
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Kid-Friendly Free Activities – Preston

6 months ago

The festive season is upon us, and Fishergate Shopping Centre is buzzing with Christmas cheer! This year, we’ve organised a wide range of family-friendly free and low cost activities that promise to add a sprinkle of magic to your Christmas celebrations. From enchanting music to jolly encounters with Santa Claus, there’s something for everyone.

1. Free Caricatures by Local Artist – Fri 08 Dec – Sat 09 Dec (Free)

Kickstarting the festivities, we have a special treat for you and your little ones – free caricatures by a talented local artist! Capture the joy of the season in a unique and fun way as our artist brings your family’s personalities to life on paper. This event is happening on Friday, 8th December, and Saturday, 9th December, so don’t miss the chance to take home a one-of-a-kind keepsake.

2. Magio Strings: Enchanting Christmas Harmonies – 8th and 14th December, 1pm to 3pm (Free)

Prepare to be serenaded this festive season by the illustrious Magio Strings. Comprising musicians who have honed their craft at the most esteemed conservatoires across the UK, Magio Strings turns music into an art form. Join us on the 8th and 14th of December from 1 pm to 3 pm as they fill Fishergate Shopping Centre with beautiful Christmas music, creating a harmonious atmosphere that will transport you into the Christmas spirit.

3. Visit Santa Claus in Preston – 9th, 16th, and 23rd December, 12pm – 3pm (Free)

No Christmas celebration is complete without a visit from the man in red! This festive season, we’re thrilled to invite you to meet Santa Claus in Preston at Fishergate Shopping Centre. Against our beautifully crafted Christmas scene, your little ones can share their wishes with Santa and maybe even sneak in a photo for the family album. Santa will be available for visits from 12 pm to 3 pm on the 9th, 16th, and 23rd of December, so make sure to bring the whole family.

4. Bath Bomb Winter Themed Workshop by Lush – First 3 Sundays of December (£5)

For those looking to add a creative touch to their festive preparations, join us on the first three Sundays of December for a winter-themed bath bomb workshop by Lush. Let your imagination run wild as you craft your own Winter-inspired bath bombs, adding a touch of luxury and relaxation to your Christmas celebrations. It’s a hands-on experience that both kids and adults will enjoy, making it the perfect Sunday afternoon activity. No need to book, simply turn up at 12pm.

View our Christmas opening times here.

This Christmas, Fishergate Shopping Centre is not just a place to shop – it’s a hub of Christmas joy and family-friendly fun. Join us for these exciting events, create lasting memories, and make this festive season truly magical. We can’t wait to celebrate with you and your loved ones!

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