Putting Mother’s Day in the picture

Children showed their love for their mum during a free photo shoot by a professional photographer in the Vancouver Quarter at the weekend.
The pop-up studio was situated next to Costa Coffee and opposite Wilko on New Conduit Street and ran from 10am to 4pm on Saturday – a week before Mothering Sunday.
Families were then able to download the photos for free via the shopping centre’s website before getting them printed.
Vancouver Quarter’s events and marketing assistant David Blackmore said despite the weather, the photoshoot, back for its fourth consecutive year, proved hugely popular.
He added: “Our thanks to Matthew Usher Photography for helping families celebrate their bond ahead of Mother’s Day. We are planning another photoshoot for later in the year, such was the popularity of this photoshoot.”
Children will also be able to make something unique for their mums at the weekend when the re-scheduled Saturday Club takes place in town. This free workshop will run from 10am to 3pm in the centre.
Mr Blackmore continued: “We really didn’t want to cancel the Saturday Club last weekend but we weren’t able to guarantee staffing because of the weather conditions.
“Our workshop ahead of Mother’s Day was incredibly popular last year and we’re looking forward to welcoming children of all ages who want to make something very special for their mum.”
There are plenty of other free family-friendly events coming up in the Vancouver Quarter.
As well as the monthly Saturday Clubs, there will be Easter activities at the end of March, a Father’s Day workshop in June and July will see the return of the popular Bug Trail.
August will see the return of Fairytales and Legends before Halloween returns to King’s Lynn town centre in October and Santa’s grotto opens in the shopping centre towards the end of November.