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Families head to intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre for a hi-tech half term


May 22, 2017
Children in the north east can enjoy a week of robot-building fun during a hi-tech half term of free activities at intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre.
From 30 May to 1 June intu Eldon Square’s smallest visitors will enter a fun, futuristic workshop where they will have the opportunity to refine their mechanical skills and make their very own robot, cook up a storm in the robotic kitchen making crazy robot cookies and cupcakes and even make friends with an interactive robot called MIP!
The hi-tech fun continues over at intu Metrocentre with an exciting new robotic themed Metrognome show – The Metrognomes in Robot Rhythm. This half term Herbert, Sherbet, Maggot and Rusty are literally making a new friend as they hit the workshop to create a robot buddy for the crazy inventor Percy Veer. With electronic escapades, rocking robots and droid dances – it’s an adventure guaranteed to capture the imagination of any tiny-techies and mini-mechanics during the school holidays.
intu’s nationwide ‘Shopper View’ panel, made up of customers of its 14 centres up and down the country, selected the robot-inspired theme for half term week after they were polled on the activities they’d most like their children to take part in during the school holidays.
Karen Carr, regional marketing manager, intu north, said:
We’re excited to be bringing families a fun-packed week of free events and activities that will help them make the most of a visit to intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre over the school holidays.
It’s the latest compelling event to be created by intu thanks to valuable insight from our customers.”
Half term activities at intu Eldon Square:
Fun free and futuristic robotic themed workshops in St Andrew’s Way, near Debenhams:
Robot repair station: Tuesday 30 May, 11 am – 4 pm
Robot cookies & cupcakes: Wednesday 31 May, 11 am – 4 pm
Robot racing & face painting: Thursday 1 June, 11 am – 4 pm
Half term activities at intu Metrocentre:
The Metrognomes in Robot Rhythm – Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 June, Exhibition Square, outside of Primark. Show times/dates:
Monday 29 May (Bank Holiday): 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6.30pm
Saturday 3 June: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Sunday 4 June: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
All shows on Friday 2 June will be BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted.
Activities are free for all the family and open to all ages.
Visit www.intu.co.uk/eldonsquare and www.intu.co.uk/metrocentre for more details of what’s on and opening hours.

By Emily