Thursday is summer fun day at Jarrow shopping centre

Magic Andrew with Jack Sewell at the Viking Centre.
Magic Andrew with Jack Sewell at the Viking Centre.

It’s funday Thursday at Jarrow’s Viking shopping centre.

Families visiting the centre, will be forgiven if they think they are by the seaside.

Every Thursday until August 27, there will be free entertainment linked to summer holidays – complete with sticks of rock!

Magic Andrew has been keeping young audiences spellbound with seaside fun and maritime magic.

Today, Saucy Sid, the Seaside Snapper, was inviting families to ‘get in the picture’ and have their photo taken using his ‘peep hole’ Seaside Screen.

All photos taken will be placed in a special album on the Centre’s Facebook page and shoppers are invited to ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on their favourite for a chance to win £50 in shopping vouchers.

On Thursday, August 20, it’s party time with ‘fun in the sun’ music, games, competitions and prizes when Magic Andrew returns for a Beach Party.

The ‘holiday’ ends on Thursday, August 27, with traditional seaside entertainment – Punch & Judy shows - with Professor Brian Llewellyn.

“We may not be having the best summer weather this year but we hope we can bring the sights and sounds of traditional seaside holidays to Jarrow this August,” says centre manager Lee Kimber.