Youngsters enjoy craft sessions at St Helens shopping centre

Family fun at the Hardshaw Centre
Family fun at the Hardshaw Centre

Dozens of families enjoyed a host of free events at the summer pop-up park at the Hardshaw Centre last week.


The chill-out area, decked out in artificial grass, with deckchairs and a grass sofa, hosted craft sessions, bug hunts, as well as circus skills workshops and headband and buttonhole-making sessions with real flowers between Thursday and Saturday.

Family fun at the Hardshaw Centre

Family fun at the Hardshaw Centre

Jennifer Burnett, retail marketing manager at the Hardshaw Centre, said: “We’ve enjoyed a busy summer, with lots of free events for children and their families that have been very well received by everyone.

"It was great to have such a good send-off for the final few days of the summer holidays. It’s always a pleasure to see people enjoying themselves.”

Family fun at the Hardshaw Centre

Family fun at the Hardshaw Centre

Family fun at the Hardshaw Centre

Family fun at the Hardshaw Centre