A Festive Ball Pit is amongst Christmas festivities at Intu Victoria Centre

A Festive Ball Pit is amongst Christmas festivities at Intu Victoria Centre

Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre has unveiled its Christmas plans, with a new snow-themed 60 square metre ball pit taking centre stage.

An entire unit on the lower mall (next to Greggs) will be transformed into an ice-white sea of over 70,000 balls.

The free family experience will be open daily from 1-31 December, 10am-7pm Monday – Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. There will be a photo ball pit for families to capture their festive smiles, with members of intu Victoria Centre’s family club being able to take their picture home in a free commemorative Christmas bauble.

Visitors will also be able to take part in a special competition in the 12-days before Christmas, with anyone finding the ‘impossible gift’, a white and orange present shaped box, hidden in the ball pit each day winning a prize.

“Christmas is all about shared experiences and having fun together as a family,” said Nigel Wheatley, general manager of intu Victoria Centre.

“The ball pit was hugely popular with shoppers of all ages back in the summer, so we thought we’d bring it back bigger and better in time for Christmas. Time slots are available to book for free online for anyone that wants to guarantee a space and they are already filling up fast.”

This Christmas will also see the return of the popular giving boxes on both the upper and lower malls, that allow customers to donate a Christmas gift while out shopping. All presents will be given to Gem 106’s Cash for Kids appeal as part of Jo & Sparky’s Mission Christmas campaign.

Other festive activities at intu Victoria Centre include a selection of carol singing choirs spreading Christmas cheer from 30 November until Christmas Eve.

“We’ll be open until 8pm Mondays – Saturdays from 3-22 December and parking is just £2 after 5pm” added Nigel. “With a range of new dining options open as part of our Clocktower dining area, our exciting mix of stores, as well as our new VR experience, meetspace VR, there are even more reasons to visit us over the Christmas period.”

To book a slot in the giant festive ball pit, visit https://intu.co.uk/victoriacentre
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