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.
Also in the mall is a free “Eggstra-special” craft day, with a number of activities, including making Easter baskets with chicks, chocolate eggs and scratch magnets.
At the same time, all types of handmade and vintage goods, along with work from local artists and designers, and local interest books, will be on sale at the Dundas Handmade and Vintage Market in the former Boyes store.
It’s an ideal place to find a special handcrafted gift or vintage treasure as an Easter or birthday present, with a range of individual, quirky and often unique products on sale at this special market.
The independent traders in Dundas Market will also have Easter gifts for sale. The Celebrity Gift Company, which has just relocated to a larger and more prominent unit, has collectible gifts from around the world, including best-sellers Betty Boop and Elvis Presley figurines, as well as an extensive range of key rings, mugs, bags, figures and toys.
You can get advice on pet health, as well as pet food, treats, leads, collars, harnesses, toys, drinking bottles, bedding and carry boxes from another expanding business – Leo Libra Pet Supplies. Run by Lucy Martin-Hall who studied Animal Management at Askham Bryan College, she also offers customers advice on how best to look after their animals.
There’s also a new florist and tattooist to check out in Dundas Market, as well as the ever popular and thriving Little Vegan Market which has doubled in size to stock an even greater range of vegan food and drink and dried foods in bulk.
“We want kids small and large to hop down to the Dundas Shopping Centre for this fun day of animals and crafts and to visit our handmade and vintage market,” says Dundas Market Manager David Harris.
Dundas Indoor Market is located in the Dundas Shopping Centre where all the shops offer value for money, from national brands like B&M, Fulton Foods and Cooplands to well-known local independents like The Festival Shop, Tik Tok, Homefair Blinds, Buckshees Military Surplus, LD Printing and Miss Unique.
Customer car parking is available in the 178-space Dundas Shopping Centre basement car park, accessed off Wilson Street. Further information is available from www.dundasshoppingcentre.co.uk or via @DundasShopping on Facebook and Twitter.