Summer of Love Launches at Castle Dene

10th August 2017

Families in Peterlee enjoyed a fun start to the summer holidays last week at Castle Dene Shopping Centre’s ‘We Love Nature’ day.

Part of the shopping centre’s ‘Summer of Love’, the kids’ club ‘We Love Nature’ activity saw local children learn all about mini beasts and create their very own bug hotel. 

The event was the first in a series of four summer events at Castle Dene with the next – ‘We Love Circus’ – taking place on Wednesday 9th August (11am – 4pm). The upcoming kids’ club event will see little ones whisked off to the colourful world of the big top.

 There will be storytelling sessions and craft activities where aspiring entertainers will be able to make their own juggling balls to take home and practice to perfection.

Wednesday 16th August will be ‘We Love Magic’ day, with magical marvels Wanda Witchcraft and Spellbound Bing providing spectacular storytelling and wand making workshops.

On Wednesday 23rd August the centre will play host to our ‘We Love Sport’ day, with action packed fun and games and wacky races hosted by Freddie Finishline and Wilma Whistle, for kids of all ages to participate in.

Throughout the ‘Summer of Love’ there will also be an in-centre ‘Hunt the Hearts’ competition. From Tuesday 8th August, kids will be encouraged to find all of the hearts hidden throughout the centre for the chance to win a £50 gift card to spend at Castle Dene Shopping Centre.

Operations Manager, Sarah Bromwich, said: “Our summer of love is well underway, with fantastic activities planned for families in the area. As well as the kids’ club activities, there will be random acts of kindness, giveaways and online competitions that we hope will surprise and delight our loyal customers.”

All summer kids’ club activities will run from 11am – 4pm. For more information visit