It’s not everyday that you pop into your local shopping centre and meet a famous marmalade loving bear! Today at intu Merry Hill, Paddington made an appearance to the delight of fans, young and old. He was visiting the centre for the half-term break so of course we had to pop by and say hello.
For over sixty years, Paddington has been entertaining children and families (including our very own Shilts who was a big fan many years ago) and this is still true today in our house with our own children. His adventures have been adapted several times for the television and in 2014, Paddington made his debut on the big screen. Much to Olly’s delight, a second Paddington film was launched in 2017 which we all loved.
Are you part of the intu Family Club?
As well as Paddington’s appearance earlier today, Paddington teddies are being given away to the first 200 people who sign up to intu Family Club during February half term (Monday 18th to Friday 22nd).
The intu Family Club is a great way for you and your family to benefit from exclusive offers and discounts. Upon signing up, you’ll receive a gift for your child (Olly received a small Playmobil figure which he loved) a membership pack, a magazine and much more. Best of all, it’s completely free to join!
As a family club member you’ll get exclusive access to over 20 Family Club offers. The offers available at the time of writing this blog post, include 10% off at Cath Kidston, 20% off at Krispy Kreme, 10% off at Matalan and 10% off at The Works. How brilliant is that? I’m all over that CK discount!
You can also meet Marmalade the Woolly Mammoth, the centre’s mascot during half term (from Saturday 16 February until Sunday 24 February) with appearances on the hour every hour between 11am and 3pm.
You can find out more about the intu Family Club at Merry Hill here https://intu.co.uk/merryhill/families/family-club
Disclosure: We received a gift voucher in return for our visit today and social coverage of Paddington’s appearance.