This February, The Galleries launched a new Kids’ Club which will run on the second Saturday every month until September. In the run-up to the launch, we asked local families to come up with a name of the new club and were delighted with the response – what a creative bunch you are! We were hoping for a name was fun yet also unique, and decided that ‘Giggling Gecko’ Kids Club was the winner!
Local Mum, Ella Jarrett, who came up with the name said: “I want a safe and fun environment for my children, and I feel the word ‘giggling’ really encompasses this. Kids love a mascot, something they can clearly recognise, and a Gecko is a cute, lively animal that youngsters will love! And from a marketing view the g alliteration works perfectly with The Galleries, meaning it will stick in people’s minds! As a mum of two young kids, the idea of being able to combine my love of shopping with some fun activities for them is amazing! We are all very excited to come and try Giggling Geckos out.”
The first Giggling Gecko session kicked off to great enthusiasm on 8th February with children taking part in pancake making in celebration of Shrove Tuesday. Running every second Saturday of the month until September, children will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of exciting activities. Whether it’s making memories for mum to celebrate Mother’s Day, getting experimental in the slime lab, or enjoying an egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt there will be a huge variety of tasks on offer. Plus, everything they make on the day can be taken home as a memento.
David Wait, The Galleries Shopping Centre manager, said: “We are delighted with the name Giggling Gecko, it really does sum-up the ethos of the club wonderfully. It is very much for the local community so what better way to really make our customers feel involved than to invite them to put their own ideas forward? Judging by how well the first one went, it’s already proving a huge hit. Each and every event we plan to run, will be engaging and enjoyable, offering children the chance to use their imagination allowing them to spark their creative flare.”
Each kids’ club will be on from 10am until 4pm and located on the ground floor. There will be a loyalty card on offer to parents and after the first three sessions, for those who get their card stamped can collect an exclusive goodie bag, allowing children to continue the fun at home.
We hope to see you soon at one of our Giggling Gecko Kids Club events!