Froojamaflip and Fred20/05/2019 - 12:08 pm
Do your little ones have GREEN Fingers? Well if they do they might want to visit the Hildreds Centre on Saturday 22nd June to meet 2 very special people – Froojamaflip and Fred. Now, Fred is our gardener and he has been helping our local volunteers with the Hildreds Community Planting scheme – planting seeds that will grow into salad leaves, beetroot, tomatoes, herbs, onions and even strawberries that once grown, anyone can pick. Come along on the day to meet these 2 larger than life characters and have some fun, plant a bean to take home and pick up some free seeds too and the best bit – its all FREE. Frojamaflip and Fred will be at The Hildreds on Saturday 22nd June between 11am – 3pm.
Its a Dumbo Easter at The Hildreds16/04/2019 - 12:23 pm
Come and visit us at The Hildreds this Easter and see our Dumbo display. Pick up a free colouring competition form for a chance of winning some amazing Easter goodies too. Good Friday and throughout Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday we will also be giving away FREE chocolate lollies. Come and listen to the story of Dumbo the cutest baby elephant you have ever seen fly all throughout the Easter holidays. See you there
Star Wars Day at The Hildreds May 4th16/04/2019 - 12:18 pm
It is nearly that time again. Join us for the 5th year for our Star Wars Academy and become a Jedi. Pick up a FREE certificate from the Jedi Council of Skegness after taking part in the training sessions. Meet and greet photo opportunities with Star Wars Characters, colouring competitions and much more……and its all FREE. Sign up to The Hildreds Kids Club for all of the latest details and be the first to find out about free events at the Hildreds. See you on Saturday May 4th between 11am – 3pm – IT IS YOUR DESTINY!
The Hildreds Shopping Centre – Where the Christmas Magic begins16/11/2018 - 2:16 pm
Not long now until the Hildreds centre celebrates their famous Christmas Switch On in Skegness on Friday 30th November. The fun starts at 5.30 when the County Linx Bus starts to play some festive tunes to get us all in the Christmas spirit. The Santa Illuminated Christmas Parade will leave Briar Way at 6.15pm and travel up High Street and Down Lumley Rd to the Town Christmas Tree where the stage will be set in readiness for the grand Switch On at 7pm. Joseph Begley and John Marshall from Lincs FM will be our hosts and they will welcome the stars from The Embassy Theatre’s Panto – Cinderella, The Jolly Fisherman, The Mayor of Skegness Cllr Sid Dennis and Santa of course to the stage to switch on the town lights and the Hildreds centre’s award winning Christmas displays.
The Enchanted Cinderella Christmas Grotto will also open on the night where you will walk through a magical life-size pumpkin coach to enter the castle grotto to meet Santa and the Elves. Look out for the 2 Ugly Sisters on your visit as well as for the mice that helped Cinders with her ball gown. The entrance to the Grotto is £5 per child but you receive 2 gifts – one from Santa and another one from the Hildreds and did you know that every penny that is spent in the grotto helps to put on next years Skegness Carnival parade, so not only will you have a great time visiting Santa and receiving 2 great gifts but you will also be helping the Skegness Carnival for another year!
Inside the Hildreds there are lots of things to see and do including seeing Hetti the Yeti and her friends the Hildreds Eskimos – Ernie, Enrie and Eric! you will also be able to see the Hildreds singing reindeer – Zac and Harry who have been learning a new song for you this year but be prepared, Zac isn’t feeling well so his voice might not be quite up to it!
Finally, why not have a photo in our S’Elfie Pod? All you have to do is come along and pop your head through the pod to be instantly transformed into an Elf for Christmas! You can take the photo on your own phones or cameras then if you like take them to Occasions or Max Speilmann in the Hildreds and have them made into a range of unique Christmas gifts such as cushions, jigsaws or even mugs and coasters! You can even print the photo out yourself and send it to your friends and family as a special Christmas card – Come as yourself and leave as an Elf!
After visiting the displays, why not pick up a colouring competition form for a chance to win some fantastic prizes and then post a letter to Santa in Percy the magic post box by Shoe Zone which will fly to the North Pole and you will receive a free reply from Santa posted on the notice board by Superdrug the next day.
The Boston Women’s Aid Giving Tree will also open on the switch on night too. This is a tree that helps to collect toys and gifts for children staying in local hostels over the Christmas period who have had to leave their homes and possessions due to domestic violence.
Saturday 1st December – the day after the Christmas Switch On will be the Skegness Christmas Market with lots and lots to see and do including market stalls to get some special gifts for the whole family as well as sampling some festive food and this year there will also be a fun fair in the street too!
We hope you can join us on Friday 30th November to enjoy the switch on and don’t forget the shops stay open till 9pm but if not we hope you can visit over the Christmas period, bring your family and friends and have some fun in the Hildreds
The Hildreds Shopping Centre – Where the Christmas Magic begins.
Beauty and the Beast Halloween Grotto04/09/2018 - 2:05 pm
There’s something hiding in the west wing of the castle, something animal like and ferocious. There are tales that a monster lives in the enchanted castle but no one has ever seen him so they don’t know for sure but it is true that strange sounds can be heard coming from inside the castle walls, late at night but no one is ever seen going in or coming out.
Come to The Hildreds Shopping Centre on Saturday 27th October between 11am – 3pm and meet Beauty and the Beast in their enchanted Halloween Grotto. Cogswoth and Lumiere will be there too. Dress up in Halloween fancy dress and have a photo then join in the spooky Trick or Treat trail around the shops collecting surprises along the way. This is a FREE event as part of the Hildreds Kids Club, there is no need to book just turn up and have some fun.
There will be lots more fun throughout the day so keep an eye on the Hildreds Facebook page, Like us for all of the latest news about forthcoming events and special offers.