Castle Dene Launches New Kids’ Club!
14th July 2016
Castle Dene has launched its very own free Kids’ Club! The Kids’ Club is dedicated to children between the ages of 3 and 15 years and provides a great way for little ones to take part in supervised events, to express their creativity and to make new friends.
Kid’s Club Benefits
The benefits of joining Castle Dene’s Kids’ Club include:
- Free goodie bag*
- Participation in free Kids’ Club events
- Notification and reminders of upcoming events
- A monthly prize draw
- Other regular competitions
- Exclusive offers from Castle Dene Shopping Centre’s stores
Colour Me Happy
To celebrate the launch of Castle Dene Shopping Centre’s Kids’ Club, a large totem pole is being installed at the shopping centre on Saturday 23rd July from 9.30am to 3pm where children (whether members of the Club or not) are invited to demonstrate their artistic flair and colour it in.
Children must be 3 years and over to take part in this free event. All materials will be provided on the day and supervision and guidance will be on hand from trained members of staff.
Once the totem is successfully coloured, it will be displayed in the centre for all to see!
Exclusive Kids’ Club events throughout August include:
Wednesday 3rd August: Dungeons and Dragons
A craft workshop where children can make swords and shields and enjoy a performance from Epico the giant dragon.
Wednesday 10th August: Meet the Flintstones!
A dinosaur-themed craft workshop where children can meet The Flintstones.
Wednesday 17th August: Monster Mayhem
Battle in the Quasar arena against monsters and take part in a craft workshop where children can make their own alien masks.
Wednesday 24th August: Treasure Island
Seek out hidden treasure and make pirate-themed crafts.
The Importance of Creativity
Recent research has been undertaken for the Government by Born Creative, supported by arts education charity Creative, Culture and Education. The research shows that children with access to creative learning in early education are more likely to succeed in adult life by developing the skills they need to perform in the work place and wider society.
One of Born Creative’s recommendations includes involving cultural and local institutions in children’s creative development, helping to build community cohesion.
Furthermore, recent neuroscience research by David A Sousa – published in The Schools Administrator – has also revealed the impressive impact of arts instruction on children’s cognitive, social and emotional development.
Castle Dene’s Kids’ Club places great emphasis on creative activities and learning. What’s more, as it’s free, it’s accessible to all children! To join the Kids’ Club, click here.
* For a limited time only, the shopping centre are giving new Kids’ Club members a free goodie bag per child. This is while stocks last. Goodie bags will be given to members during the planned August events.