Thistles, Stirling was the scene of great excitement as the centre launched The Wolf Pack for 2019, with special guest Professor Wizzpop.
Returning to the centre by popular demand and following the huge success it enjoyed throughout 2018, the kids club takes place in the centre once a month, on the last Sunday, 11am – 4pm.
Promising another exciting, entertainment-packed programme for kids between now and November, a fantastic range of themes will feature engaging characters such as the bug-tastic Wilderness Wonders, the monkey business Jungle Explorers, the ocean adventuring Scuba Crew and the spooky Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory scientists. Every month will guarantee younger visitors to the centre are kept occupied with lots of fun, educational activities. These include storytelling, games, drawing, singing and dancing.
Access to The Wolf Pack is free and will see children receive a loyalty card when they first attend. After 3 visits the child will then receive a free £5 Thistles Gift Card. Exclusive discounts and special retailer offers will also be shared with participants throughout the year.
Commenting about the launch, Gary Turnbull, Centre Director, Thistles said,
“Thank you to everyone who joined us for the launch of this year’s The Wolf Pack. It was a fantastic day and Professor Wizzpop proved popular with our younger visitors to the centre. The event was a great success, attracting kids and families from far and wide, and plans are under way for next month when we will welcome the Wilderness Wonders on Sunday the 31st of March.”
THE WOLF PACK SCHEDULE FOR 2019
February – Professor Wizzpop
Looking for crazy concoctions that go fizz or colourful creations that amaze? Then Professor Wizzpop is your man! Join the Professor and his kooky assistant Doctor Bizarre for a day of mind-boggling science experiments for all the family as they open the laboratory doors! In this interactive science workshop, children will be invited to take part in lots of experiments before trying out one for themselves in a make-and-take slime class!
March – Mini Beasts
Spring has sprung and the Wilderness Wonders are rustling into Thistles for a bug-tastic Wolf Pack meet. New research has revealed that being closer to nature makes you 67% happier and we are all about spreading happiness! So, with the bug population in the UK decreasing, the children of Stirling will be set the task of heading to the great outdoors with their newly made Bug Hotels to welcome mini beasts into their gardens!
April – Roll up, Roll up!
Roll up, roll up! The Stirling Circus is in town so get ready for a day packed to the brim with fun, games and entertainment as the big top comes to Scotland! Shoppers will be instantly welcomed and immersed into all the fun of the Circus as we get both the little and big kids engaging with circus workshops. Learn to juggle, test your hand at the diablo and practise your hula hoop skills. Don’t forget to pick up your red nose too!
May – Jungle Explorers
We’re not monkeying around… for your June kids club we want to bring a really wild day of jungle exploration to Thistles! Children will have the chance to create their own animal masks before joining the animal march around the Wolf Pack area to drum up attention! Our Jungle Explorers will also be hosting games all day including Lilly Pad Relay, The Mangrove Mash and Jungle Bumps!
June – Little Allotment
Kids Clubbers will get green fingers this month as our cheeky gnomes invite the new allotment recruits into the Thistles Garden. We will get children designing their own little hanging plant pots to take home along with a packet of seeds and a dehydrated soil plug – everything they need to get out in the garden! The veggie trail will also be set up around the centre to get shoppers moving whilst learning about vegetables.
July – Summer Camp
Summer is finally here and it’s time for the Summer Camp scouts to get shoppers ready for a holiday of adventure! The Summer Camp clearing will be complete with campfire (no real fire, don’t panic!) and tipis for the campsite crew to lead singalong’s and games galore throughout the day! Dib dib!
August – Thistles Pier
Beach vibes all round as Thistles Pier is open for lots of summer family fun in August! ‘Wish You Were Here’ Thistles postcards will be the craft of the day, with the Wolf Cubs creating their beachy designs before giving them to our Life Guards ready for us to actually post! Beach games including parent vs children limbo will be in full swing as shoppers can win beach balls! Don’t forget your purple stick of rock as you leave too! Oh we do love to be beside the seaside!
September – Ocean Adventure
Bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful briny sea! Take a dive into the Wolf Pack this September for a day of deep-sea exploration and education! Starting with fish wands, our Scuba Crew will then be teaching the little Cubs the importance of recycling and not littering to help our oceans in need. The fishy face painters will also be on hand creating crustacean creations too!
October – Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory
Come join us in Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory for a spooky spin on Halloween! Aspiring little scientists will don their lab coats and goggles and join Dr. Frank’s best 2 workers ‘Carly Creature Creator’ and ‘Betty Brain Baker’, who will be helping them create some delicious but gruesome treats! Gluten / dairy free option will also be available!
November – Make me a Rockstar
Everyone dreamt of being a little rock/pop star growing up, singing into our hair brushes and playing air guitar in our bedrooms, so we want to make that dream a reality! Step inside the ‘Make Me a Rockstar’ Wolf Pack as we make our very own musical instruments and VIP backstage passes! Glitter eyes and colourful lightning bolts are the talk of the centre PLUS stacks of inflatable microphones and guitars to strike that rock star pose as our rock-and-rolling team conduct air guitar master classes!