Gorillas in the midst of arc shopping centre...
On Monday 1st August a family of 3 incredibly naturalistic Mountain Gorillas accompanied by their intrepid Explorer friend will visit the shopping centre. Startlingly realistic and full of fun, this free and fully interactive act is entertaining for all ages. Children will be able to learn about their lifestyle and habits whilst getting a gorilla cuddle!
The gorillas are visiting as part of arc shopping centre’s Noah’s Arc series of events. Throughout the school summer holiday’s shoppers will get the chance to meet lots of animals as Noah’s arc will be stopping of at arc shopping centre every Monday. Families are invited to visit the centre each week to meet the animals who will be a mixture of famous costume characters, fun and interactive entertainers and even some real ones that children can get up close and personal with and learn all about them.
At three points throughout the day the gorillas will be heading over to Waterstones to take part in Gorilla Storytime; a 10 minute story session reading “Gorilla” written by Anthony Browne. Story times will be taking place at 11am, 1pm & 3pm.
As well as the chance to meet the gorillas, visitors will also be able to win a £50 shopping spree. Shoppers can put their face in the hole to become one of Noah’s animals, those who snap a photo and share it on the shopping centre’s Facebook page will be in with a chance of winning the prize.
Colin Roberts is the centre manager at arc shopping centre, he said; “Gorilla’s in the Midst are a fantastic group of entertainers and educators. They have performed all over the UK and we are excited to have them coming to arc. The gorillas are incredibly realistic, kids will love them!”
Every Monday the activities will take place between 11am and 3pm. If you would like to see a full line up of appearances and specific performance times and more information please visit the shopping centre’s website; www.arc-burystedmunds.com