Summer fun at The Mall over the School HolidaysThis summer, we've got lots of exciting activities going on at The Mall. From fun days to train rides, Piano trails to Morph exhibitions, there's plenty to keep kids of all ages occupied.
You might have already spotted MegaMorph, who is standing guard at the top of the garden attracting lots of selfies! He will be with us all summer and is here to celebrate the Morph exhibition at the Gromit Unleashed shop.
In store, Morph fans can try their hand at model making, get snapped on the Morph set with a little help from a green screen and take a look at the 20 Morph sculptures exclusively designed by Peter Lord for the exhibition. There is also the opportunity to take a look back at classic Morph episodes (a must for fans young and old), or having a go at creating your own stop-motion animation!
We’re also bringing back the train all summer, which will be decorated with summery scenes thanks to Build-a-Bear Workshop. Families can take a ride on the train for £2 per person supporting The Mall’s Fountain Fund. The train will run inside the Mall and, weather permitting, outside too - the perfect opportunity to take a tour past #MegaMorph from the comfort of the carriage!
We’ve also been lucky enough to secure a piano as part of Luke Jerram’s world famous street piano project ‘Play me I’m Yours’. A beautifully decorated baby grand piano will be located on the ground floor of The Mall, and will switch between M&S and John Lewis entrances across the summer. You are invited to take a seat and make some music!
We've also got the My Little Pony bus here on August 1. This pretty pink double decker bus is making a stop at The Mall as part of the nationwide My Little Pony Friendship Tour. The activity will include two tents where visitors will receive a ‘ponyifcation’ makeover. On the bus there will be an opportunity to see the product range, crafts area, and iPads to sign up to the My Little Pony Friendship Club. On the upper deck of the bus there will be a ‘Buddy Booth’ where visitors will have a GIFGIF style photo taken in front of a My Little Pony environment with their friends, complete with their ponyfied look and props.
We've got lots of other activities taking place throughout the summer holidays - see below for a calendar of events you can enjoy right here at The Mall, whatever the weather!
- 13 July – 5 September – MegaMorph Statue
- 14 July – 5 September – MegaMorph Exhibition at the Gromit Unleashed Shop
- 1 August – 5 September – Summer Train (train will not run on 29 and 30 August)
- 1 August - My Little Pony Bus
- 8 - 30 August (Tuesdays and Wednesdays only) Mini Ninja Sushi School at YO! Sushi. For more information and to book, click here.
- 15 August - Hello Kitty visits Paperchase! There will be a meet and greet, competitions and giveaways. Hello Kitty will be in store from 2.30pm - 6pm.
- 17 August – 7 September – Luke Jerram Piano
- 19 August - John Lewis National Treasures fun day in store - read more here
- 19 August 3pm - John Lewis Build a Bird Box workshop for kids. Places must be booked in advance - visit the Customer Support Department on the second floor of John Lewis here at The Mall to secure your place.
- 8, 10 – 13 August – Sparkling cola drink promotion
- 31 July – 6 August & 14th – 20th August – National Careers Service - providing free careers advice
Don't forget you can also enjoy free parking here at The Mall - here's how to find us.