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Build a Christmas Buddy at The Heart | AD

December 16, 2019

This weekend we were lucky enough to go to the free Build and Buddy event at The Heart Shopping Centre in Walton on Thames. 

Over the last year we have been to every Kids Club event at the shopping centre and we have seen them grow into hugely popular events, drawing large crowds into the shopping centre. Children love the events and it’s great entertainment for them for a morning or afternoon. 

There have been a few build a buddy workshops over the last year and we find they’re definitely the most popular kids club events that The Heart run. This one sold out extremely quickly and we were lucky to get tickets for the Sunday morning! 

The Build a buddy workshops give children and parents/caters a time slot to come to a retail space within the shopping centre to build their teddy. Yesterday there was a choice of three soft toys which children could then stuff, add a special heart and then decorate a t-shirt for. 

The girls loved choosing their buddy and stuffing it (with the help of a grown-up). They both chose a reindeer which they thought was just like a reindeer from Frozen!

There were tables set out with the stuffing and they really enjoyed filling their reindeer up to make them cuddly.

After the reindeer were stuffed the girls enjoyed decorating a t-shirt for their toys before getting a birth certificate and a special bag.

They had so much fun and the morning was topped off with an amazing glitter tattoo – also free!

Thanks to The Heart for having us (and the girls cousins).

Sarah x


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