Tyneside’s Nick Jr. fans should head straight to intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square for the chance to follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters.
The popular shopping destinations will be hosting Nick Jr. All Stars experiences throughout the Easter holidays to keep families entertained for free.
Children can immerse themselves in a whole range of free fun activities, including perfecting ninja moves with the Half Shell Heroes, building their own Blaze and Monster Machines or making their wishes come true with a photo on Shimmer and Shine’s flying carpet.

Paw Patrol’s Chase and Marshall will be visiting intu Metrocentre on Wednesday 12 April, and slots to meet the heroic pups were snapped up within twenty minutes of bookings opening. There’s another chance to sign up to meet Chase and Marshall when they visit intu Eldon Square on Friday 21 April, with bookings open to the public on Monday 10 April at www.intu.co.uk/eldonsquare.
At intu Eldon Square, families can hunt for even more Nick Jr. characters and experiences by using their smart devices to scan images they find within the centre, thanks to a free augmented reality game available through the intu app. And guests will be able to take home pictures of themselves with a number of Nick Jr. characters thanks to the magic of green screen technology.
Karen Carr, regional marketing manager, north, at intu, said:
“Parents shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to put a smile on the faces of every Nick Jr. fan in their family by giving them the chance to take part in free activities and games starring their favourite characters.
“We’ve teamed up with Nick Jr. to run activities in every intu centre across the UK throughout the school holidays and can’t wait for families to see what’s in store as part of their visit to intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square.There’s also the opportunity to win an amazing prize, a family break to Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Full details at intu.co.uk/easter.”
Get creative with the Nick Jr. All-Stars
Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 April
11am-4pm, near Debenhams
Grab some props and pose in front of our fun and interactive green screen where you can choose from a number of Nick Jr. All-Star backgrounds!
Shimmer and Shine Magical Beauty Parlour
Tuesday 18 April
11am-4pm, near Debenhams
Step inside our Shimmer and Shine Beauty Parlour and be transformed into a mini magical genie! There’ll be hair braiding, glitter tattoos and you can make your very own ‘Shimmer & Shine’ friendship bracelet for your bestie – or keep it for yourself!
Train to be a Half Shell Hero
Wednesday 19 April
11am-4pm, near Debenhams 
Join our Sensei at the Half Shell Heroes Ninja Academy where you’ll learn some awesome ninja moves – one key move from each of the four Half Shell Heroes. 
The Half Shell Heroes favourite pizza topping is pepperoni, what is yours? Create your very own pizza using a selection of fun crafty materials!
Race with Blaze and the Monster Machines
Thursday 20 April
11am-4pm, near Debenhams
Helmets on, build a monster truck and come join the Blaze and the Monster Trucks’ Driving School and test yourself as you avoid the cones!
Then get super creative and make your very own monster truck driving license with instant photo printing and personalized number plate.
Meet Paw Patrol
Friday 21 April
11am-4pm, near Debenhams
From 10 April, bookings will open for you to book your free meet and greet time slot at www.intu.co.uk/eldonsquare
Choose your favourite Paw Patrol star and our face paint artists will work their magic transforming the little ones!
EASTER ACTIVITIES AT INTU METRO CENTRE: For dates and times check online at www.intu.co.uk/metrocentre
Get creative with Blaze and The Monster Machines
Paint with the wheels of a Monster Machine and take home your work of art. There will also be Blaze Mega Bloks to keep you entertained!

Shimmer and Shine’s Beauty Parlour

Transform yourself into a genie like Shimmer and Shine with glittering tattoos and face paints.

Shimmer and Shine’s Genie Bottle Sand Art

Using the colours of your favourite friends from Zahramay Falls, create your own magical genie bottle.

Half Shell Heroes Slime Station

Make your own slime and decorate the container to look like a Half Shell Hero.

VIP visit from Paw Patrol’s Chase & Marshall

Wednesday 12 April 10am – 5pm, Exhibition Square
Meet & Greet fully booked.

Easter with the Metrognomes: “The Metrognomes and Mad King Manjy”

Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 April, Exhibition Square
Weekdays: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6.30pm*
Saturdays: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Sundays**: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
*No 6.30pm show on the 14 and 17 April 
**No shows on Easter Sunday, 16 April
Plus extra special BSL interpreted performances at The Metrognome shows on Friday 21 April.

Kids’ Club special offers

Be part of the coolest club in the North East? Sign up to intu’s Kids’ Club and receive a free lanyard to allow access to the best children’s offers and discounts in the centres.