News and Events

Armed Forces Day Celebrations

  We celebrated Armed Forces and Veterans Day here at the Port Arcades on 29th June. Our shoppers enjoyed joining with local veterans to demonstrate support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.  Families enjoyed sitting in the cockpit of

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Father’s Day Fun

Father’s Day celebrations on the 15th June, certainly brought out the artistic side of local youngsters attending the Centre’s Mug Decorating Workshop.  Children of all ages enjoyed personalising mugs as a gift for someone special on Father’s Day.   The event was so successful that by 2.30pm over 170 mugs had been decorated. We were also

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Amazed by Science Fun

On Tuesday 28th May The Port Arcades teamed up with Amazed by Science and Essar once again to host a half term fun science festival for families with interactive events and activities.  Children visiting the Centre participated in a wide range of fun activities which demonstrated that Science can be fun.

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Easter Fun Day

Easter Saturday (20th April) at the Port Arcades Shopping Centre was all about free fun, Easter songs, bonnets and chocolate.  There was of a course a very special visitor who hopped in to say hello to many excited children, who enjoyed having their pictures taken with Easter Bunny. Hundreds of children and their families joined

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The Creepy Crawly Show

Our friends from the Creepy Crawly Show recently returned to the Centre on 31st March to showcase a wide range of snakes, spiders, scorpions, lizards, giant African snails, hissing cockroaches and many more. Shoppers enjoyed learning a huge amount of interesting facts and a few lucky (or not so lucky ones) got a hands on

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Flowers for Mum

On Saturday 30th March it was all about mums at the Port Arcades, as our young shoppers made daffodil bouquets ready for Mothering Sunday. They decorated gift tags and personalised wrapping paper with special messages.

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Love is the Air

On Saturday 16th February at The Port Arcades we continued to spread the love with Crafty Card Making sessions.  Our younger shoppers were delighted to have the opportunity to get creative with card and glitter, and to receive a a packet of love hearts to take home.

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