Big treats in store for chil­dren

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Ali­son Bald­ing

CHIL­DREN and the young at heart scored a big hug and a friendly wave from dragon and vik­ing Gob­ber and Gron­ckle dur­ing the start of school hol­i­day fun at Plump­ton Mar­ket­place.

The stars of How to Train Your Dragon and ABC TV’s Dragons De­fend­ers of Berk, ar­rived at the shop­ping cen­tre for daily meet and greets last week.

But mar­ket­ing man­ager Re­becca Car­rig said the school hol­i­day fun was set to con­tinue with a craft vil­lage on Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 11am-2pm.

“Chil­dren can come and cre­ate their own Vik­ing shield,” Ms Car­rig said.

“It’s been re­ally great to see kids’ re­ac­tions and in­ter­est­ing to watch those who ob­vi­ously recog­nise and know the char­ac­ters by name.”

Ms Car­rig said there would be plenty more ex­cit­ing times ahead at the shop­ping cen­tre this year as Fa­ther’s Day ap­proaches and Christ­mas not long af­ter.

She en­cour­aged any one who takes pic­tures of their chil­dren with the char­ac­ters or dur­ing craft ac­tiv­i­ties in the shop­ping cen­tre to share them on Face­book and In­sta­gram and tag Plump­ton Mar­ket­place.

Pic­ture: MATTHEW SUL­LI­VAN

Kobi, 10, and Seanna Tal­bot, 7, with Gron­kle and Gob­ber.

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