This Christmas we’ve made it more fun than ever for our younger visitors to the market.

A number of free kids’ activities and competitions with prizes are available.

  • Post a letter to Father Christmas and get a reply!

Collect a letter template from next to our bright red Christmas postbox and fill it in before sending it back to Father Christmas.
Replies can be collected from the market office on Saturdays 11, 18 and Tuesdays 21, 23 Dec.

  • North pole expedition

Included in our Kids’ Activities Pack is a fun trail to visit various locations on the market to earn stamps.

  • Colouring competition

Fill in the festive scene with your favourite colours – no need to stick to snowy and white!

  • Design a Christmas jumper

Budding fashion designers can unleash their inspiration and design some knitwear that would turn a snowman’s head.

  • Free kids’ crafting events for the New Year

In 2021 we’re hoping to continue one of our most popular family and kids’ activities – free crafting events!

No need to book, just turn up and get creative – every first Saturday of the month.

Welcoming a new generation

Market manager Sameena King commented on the popularity of kids’ activities at the Market Hall, saying:

‘It’s important to get the next generation interested in coming to their local market and having fun.

‘Of course their parents and grandparents may know we’re a great place for a brew and for bargain browsing.

‘But we don’t want our community’s children to grow up thinking their only option is online shopping.

‘So what better time to get to get them interested in coming to the market than at Christmas?

‘And with so many fun kids’ activities to enjoy and prizes to win, we’re delighted to see so many stopping by.’

To stay up-to-date with events and family activities, follow our social media.

Or to find out more about stalls and pop-up opportunities, please contact us.