A national TV star will be swapping the studio for a shopping centre when Mr Bloom turns on the Christmas lights here at Trinity Walk.
The popular kids’ TV celebrity famous for his shows on CBeebies and touring act will perform live here with a 30 minute show at 4.45pm before the big switch-on at 5.15pm on Thursday November 14.
The free event will also see a one hour brief meet and greet after the show from around 5.30pm to 6.30pm where children can get a fast picture with Mr Bloom. Stage entertainment will begin at 4pm and Santa will also be meeting visitors around the shopping centre and performing.
It marks the start of free after 3pm parking every Thursday until Christmas and late night opening, with many stores open until 8pm every Thursday.
There will also be:
- Free glitter tattoos
- Stars of the Theatre Royal Wakefield panto
- Santa meet and greet
Born in Cornwall and now living in Yorkshire, Ben Faulks is the actor and writer behind the hugely popular Mr Bloom. His pitch for a new show called Mr Bloom's Nursery back in 2009 quickly became a main stay on national CBeebies.
Since then he’s been busy starring in several other shows as Mr Bloom alongside writing picture books and producing theatre shows for his company, Plunge Boom.