There’s lots of free Easter fun with animal petting, kids’ crafts and a handmade and vintage market at Middlesbrough’s Dundas Shopping Centre on Saturday 13 April to kick-start the school holidays. Animal Story’s petting zoo will be in the shopping centre with an assortment of cute creatures from baby chicks and ducks to prairie dogs and tortoises. There will be an opportunity for children to hold and stroke the animals.
Twenty-seven-year old Tafadzwa Dhliwayo says hard work and business is in her blood. At the age of 12 she was selling sweets in her native Zimbabwe. In the early 2000’s her father, who is also about to launch a new business, moved to Teesside and worked in a factory in pursuit of a better life for his family.