Tuesdays are about to get Terrific!

Wed 27th July 2016

Keep the kids entertained for free this summer by bringing them into St Austell to enjoy four weeks of back-to-back family friendly entertainments being hosted at White River Place.   

The shopping centre’s hugely popular annual Terrific Tuesdays programme offers an action-packed schedule of activities held in the heart of the town centre from 11am until 4pm every Tuesday in August.   

After a much-anticipated visit from The Man Engine to St Austell at 2pm on July 28th, the first Terrific Tuesday takes place on August 2nd, with more events on August 9th, August 16th and August 23rd.   

This year’s Terrific Tuesdays programme boasts a busy mixture of children’s entertainers, face painting, live music, arts and crafts activities, musical workshops, dance performances and workshops, puppet shows, a traditional Punch and Judy show, and visits from some familiar faces from TV and film including Star Wars, Disney Princesses, Paw Patrol and Transformers   

Richard Hurst, Manager of White River Place Shopping Centre, said: “We know how hard it can be for parents to keep coming up with ideas of things to do in the school summer holidays that don’t break the bank, so every year we try to help by laying on a lively programme of family-friendly fun activities for all ages to enjoy, hosted here in the heart of St Austell.   

“There is loads to enjoy this summer, from very traditional Punch and Judy shows through to visits from costumed characters who appear in the latest popular children’s TV shows and cult films like Star Wars. I’m especially delighted to welcome back St Austell based dance company 4 Real Dance to host another day of performances and workshops, after their Dance Day last summer proved such a hit with visitors to the town.”  

 The Terrific Tuesdays programme for 2016 in full:  

 •     Tuesday 2nd August  

A jam-packed day of fun for all ages with the brilliant Cornwall Parties team laying on entertainments from 11am until 1pm and from 2pm until 4pm. There will be a disco and bouncy castle all day, and stalls selling candy floss and popcorn, as well as shows featuring some of your favourite characters:  

 11am - 4pm - Appearance throughout the day from CHASE (PAW PATROL) - STORMTROOPER - KYLO REN - Chase will make an appearance EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR

12pm - 1pm - Meet & Greet BUMBLEBEE, RAPUNZEL, POWER RANGER - Character Show at 12.30pm

2pm - 3pm - Meet & Greet BUMBLEBEE, RAPUNZEL, POWER RANGER - Character Show at 2. 30pm

 •     Tuesday 9th August  

A morning to enjoy the traditional with classic Punch and Judy shows performed by a local entertainer along with balloon modelling and magic shows, and a lively afternoon offering a Spiderman party, games, bubbles and fun activities.  

 -       11am-1pm: Punch and Judy shows in Aylmer Square by Kevin Hargrave at 11am and 12.30pm, with balloon modelling and magic shows in between 

-       2pm-4pm: A ‘Fantastic Spiderman’ party hosted by children’s entertainer Katy Way with musical instruments, parachute games, quoits, puppets, bubble machine and lots of fun activities and music.   

  •     Tuesday 16th August 

A dance of dance at White River Place – with some sponsored cyclists peddling for charity at the same time! We’re delighted to welcome back St Austell based dance company 4Real Dance, which is once again hosting a busy day of dance workshops and performances in the centre from 11am until 4pm.  

 Packed with performances, workshops and more, the day will showcase talented local performers skilled in a range of different dance styles and techniques - as well as enabling visitors to try out different dance moves themselves.   This year some of the dancers will also be pedaling on exercise bikes as part of a sponsored cycle to help the group raise funds to send two of the company’s teams to the World Championships in Glasgow.  

   •     Tuesday 23rd August  

Learn to play the African drums and try out some arts and crafts on our last Terrific Tuesday event, with two popular local entertainers heading into St Austell for a day of family fun. 

  -       11am-1pm: We’re delighted to welcome back Matt for another Big Bang music workshop, with an African drumming workshop hosted in Aylmer Square where you can try out musical instruments – and hear how it’s done by the experts.  

-       2pm-4pm: Karla’s Parties will be in the centre all afternoon offering face painting and glitter tattoos as well as running arts and craft activities that children can dip in and out of as they like. There will also be music and a bubble machine.  

 Keep up to date with the latest news about Terrific Tuesday events and everything happening at White River Place by following @whiteriverplace on Twitter or become a fan of White River Place on Facebook.   

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