Dinosaurs and Transformers in store for blockbuster summer in Wakefield

Dinosaurs, superhero training, dancing, rugby league, a Transformers truck and a fan-made gyrosphere inspired by Jurassic Kingdom are all in store for a blockbuster summer at Trinity Walk.

The Wakefield shopping centre is running a series of free events for families throughout the summer holidays as part of its award-winning ‘Where will a Trinity Walk take you?’ campaign.

Every hero needs a teacher and every Sunday will see cosplay Spiderman lead three superhero training sessions a day, plus free face painting, as part of weekly Superhero Sundays. Spidey will take kids through their paces including training, acting, dancing, games and mini-prizes. Dressing up is welcomed.

Shoppers are also being warned that to look out for giant dinosaurs when Jurassic Walk runs from August 16 to 18. Featuring the UK’s first fan-made replica gyrosphere inspired by Jurassic Kingdom, a giant 14 foot walking T-Rex, exotic creature experience, walkthrough T-Rex head and rib cage, raptor display and make-your-own dino fun, Jurassic Walk is set to add real bite to the summer in Wakefield.

The world-famous official Optimus Prime truck will be here on Saturday September 1. Fans of all ages are welcome to grab a picture with one of the Transformers’ most iconic vehicles between 10am and 4pm in partnership with The Entertainer toy shop.

The centre has also teamed up with Wakefield Trinity to run two rugby league skills sessions on Friday July 27 and Wednesday August 22 from 11am to 3pm.

Dance Xplosion – the official dance group of Wakefield Trinity – will be at Trinity Walk running street dance classes between 10am and 4pm on Friday August 24. It’s free and no need to book, kids can just stop by and get involved at any point.

Lucy Grice, Trinity Walk’s marketing manager, said: “We’ve specifically tried to offer a real variety of activities that will appeal to kids (and adults) of all ages. It’s also about offering shoppers an experience – with something eye-catching, different and exciting along our malls which bring a special kind of energy and atmosphere that you can enjoy while shopping.

“We hope people will explore the wider city centre and make a day of it – we’re biased, but we love Wakefield. That’s why we’ve made every single event free to explore and enjoy this summer. Superhero Sundays also offer whole families the chance to get out, stretch their legs and do something different on a Sunday. The only thing left to do now is break the news to our centre presentation team that they’ll need to make sure they clean up the dinosaur droppings!”

Parking at Trinity Walk on Sundays is just 50p all day and just 90 paces from Wakefield bus station.

For more see www.trinitywalk.com for more details.

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