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 photo opportunity where children can quickly have a picture taken with Mr Bloom 5.30pm to 6.30pm (prompt). It will be quick, so parents/adults please have your phone/camera ready :-) Stage entertainment will begin at 4pm and Santa will also be meeting visitors around the shopping centre and performing on stage.
Presenter and DJ, Rich Williams, will be our PA for the night as well as playing tunes throughout!
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 face glitter artist from 4pm
- Stars of the Theatre Royal Wakefield panto on stage (4.15pm)
- Santa meet and greet
- Dance Xplosion performance (4.30pm)
- Performance form Wakefield College Performing Arts (4pm)
If you or your children have additional needs and want to visit, just give us a call to discuss on 01924 239413.
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.
*all times are approximate. As always, and although unlikely, times/content/event subject to change without notice. Please do not leave children unattended at any time. If your child is lost, contact a steward immediately. Lost child relocation point is by PureGym entrance.