August is truly the month of sun, sea and sand – earlier this year, OOTHS were invited to bring a taste of beach fun to The Swan Centre to coincide with the school holidays. The middle of August is typically the time where the initial holiday camps have finished, and the August Bank holiday is coming up, so it’s a great time for retailers to create an event to encourage families into the centre by providing family friendly activities and in turn encourage sales and promotions.
Over 18th and 19th August, all shoppers were invited to The Swan Centre’s Beach Party to enjoy family-friendly fun and games. Over the two days, there was a roaster of activities with the main theme being a beach i-spy game with animals hiding around the centre for the children to find. Once they had found all the animals, they received a message in a bottle describing their prize and this also gave them entry into the craft station to decorate their bottle.
Alongside the fun, there was also kinetic sand, which proved as popular with the parents as with the children, and sea shanty music playing throughout the day. Children also had the chance to including traditional beach games such as hook-a-duck, and pin the tail on the donkey. The beach dress-up and photo booth was also busy throughout the day, with plenty of lovely snapshots and memories being captured. All the pictures from the event can be seen on The Swan Centre’s Facebook page here.