Christmas beckoned in a busy season for OOTHS, as the team were running both Christmas campaigns for The Swan Centre in Kidderminster and The Guildhall Shopping Centre in Stafford. The themes for both centres were based on fairies and the magic of Christmas, with different interpretations for each centre with something for both the adults and children.
The Guildhall Shopping Centre ran with its normal three Saturdays schedule in the run-up to Christmas, with a fairy trail and craft for the children, entertainment provided by Musical Ruth and the Winter Fairy, and the popular gift wrap station just before Christmas. Over 100 children participated in the trail and the team wrapped 160 presents on the wrapping station. Here is a snapshot of the gift wrap action above.
For The Swan Centre we devised a special wish spot trail with different wish spots placed around the centre with clues to a secret password ‘tinsel’. The children shared the password with us, then got the chance to pan for gold in the prizes. Activities for the day included writing letters to Santa, craft stations and gift wrapping and mince pies for the adults – lots of fun was had by all!
That’s all from OOTHS for this year, we will be back in 2017 for more, until then, we wish you all a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!