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Toy Town comes to West Bromwich

By Jordan Reynolds | West Bromwich | Attractions | Published:

Princesses, pirates and teddy bears were spotted wandering around West Bromwich as it was turned into 'toy town' for the day.

Getting to see Lightning McQueen, during a shopping visit at Astle Retail Park, West Bromwich, is Rueben Hunt, aged 5, with (left) Heather Parkin, and (right) Corinne Peat

New Square Shopping Centre joined forces with West Bromwich Town BID for the free event on Saturday.

Children took part in drop in craft activities in the centre, such as pirate and princesses themed creations. Captain Jack Sparrow also paid a visit to meet and greet youngsters.

And Astle Retail Park welcomed Lightning McQueen, Queens Square hosted a teddy bear’s picnic and princess story telling sessions and Kings Square was visited by Storm Troopers.

Jackie Clay, assistant manager at New Square Shopping Centre, said: “It was such a wonderful event and the centre was busy all day with mini princesses and pirates joining in the fun.

"The sunshine coming out really topped off a fantastic event!”

Lisa Hill, from West Bromwich BID, said it was a "great success".

She added: "All the events were free of charge.

"It was a great success, the weather was lovely which makes a change and the town was extremely busy.

"We spoke to a couple who had travelled all the way from Leicester for the event after seeing it advertised on Facebook.

"I hope it's helped to boost the businesses and that everybody enjoyed it."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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