There will be a special workshop in the Vancouver Quarter where young visitors can make something very special for a loved one during the free drop-in session on Saturday, February 10.
Young visitors taking part in the shopping centre’s second Saturday Club of 2018 can create a gift ready for St Valentine’s Day on February 14 – whether it’s for mum, a friend or even a favourite teacher, it’s bound to bring a smile.
“We really enjoy the Valentine’s Day workshops which have proved to be really popular since they started. The Vancouver Quarter team is looking forward to seeing Saturday Club members old and new for this workshop and we can’t wait to see the finished creations,” said centre manager Abbie Panks.
“Not only does it offer the chance to have a bit of fun, but it gives parents the chance to spend some time with their children while supporting the town centre,” he added.
In previous years, the children have decorated mini gift boxes and pop-up cards created specially for them to express their artistic creativity.
Valentine’s Day is a very old tradition and is thought to have come from a Roman festival called Lupercalia which was in the middle of February and celebrated the start of spring.
The modern day focus on love and romance contains elements of both the Roman tradition and that of the Christian calendar which celebrated the saint’s day.
The workshop will be held in the vacant unit next to Costa, opposite Wilko, on New Conduit Street from 10am to 3pm.