Summer is Blooming at The Bentall Centre
This summer The Bentall Centre will be transformed into an eye-catching Summer Garden! From 17th July – 2nd September shoppers can enjoy spending their time in the Summer Garden and floral draped tipi on the Lower Ground Floor. There will be the perfect picture opportunity in front of their flower cart and Kikki.K’s gigantic pencil display on the Ground Floor.
The Summer Garden will provide a beautiful, tranquil space for families to take a break from shopping and allow them to participate in creative activities provided by the centre. There will be interactive games, workshops, styling sessions and beautiful displays from the centre’s latest summer collections and lots of other entertainment!
Throughout the summer The Bentall Centre will be hosting a number of free activities in the Summer Garden including activities for all ages. Here are just some of the activities you can look forward to:
Saturday 22nd July a workshop to decorate bird houses, and make bird feeders and seed bombs to plant in the garden, attracting a host of mini beasts.
Tuesday 25th July the fabulous Annie Clark from Mind Body Bowl will be running yoga sessions throughout the day. (Free booking link here)
Saturday 29th July make sure kids have got all the summer essentials to hand, with a shopping bag, purse, wallet and pencil case decorating workshop.
Tuesday 1st August join the renowned Columbia Creative, the floral design specialists who have worked with the likes of Harrods and Vogue, for their famous bouquet making workshops. (Free booking link here)
Saturday 5th August children can enjoy a storytelling session with a short version of James and the Giant Peach, followed by interactive games such as musical stick insects and a centre bug hunt. There will also be a craft workshop where children make their own creatures from the story to take home.
Tuesday 8th August an embroidery for beginner’s class that will have you learning all the new techniques. (Free booking link here)
Saturday 12th August children can make book marks, decorate note books, personalise story book covers, get creative in short story writing workshops or even decorate a book keepsake box.
Tuesday 15st August Stylist Victoria Genevieve will be on hand to talk you through how to avoid a wardrobe crisis and look great no matter what event you have. (Free booking link here)
Saturday 19th August children are encouraged to bring their teddies in for the day as they settle on blankets for stories from Tiddlywink Talulah. There will be a banquet fit for a little king and they can spot bears through our imaginary binoculars and following a bread crumb trail to see where it leads.
Tuesday 22nd August a Calligraphy basics workshop for those wishing to master the art of letter writing. (Free booking link here)
The fun isn’t just for the adults though….Every Saturday there will be free activities for little ones to enjoy.
Saturday 26th August children can decorate their own recycled plant pot whilst choosing from a range of vegetable seeds to plant such as green beans and pepper seeds, then be given take home care guides.
Saturday 2nd September children can get into character making wooden spoon or hand puppets; With portable puppet theatres children can get creative as they don the puppet stage with their own imagination and role play some fairy tales.
The Bentall Centre
Kingston upon Thames