Kids Club

Ashley's Kids Club is every second Sunday of the month from 10.30am until 4.30pm!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Following Government advice, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all upcoming events at The Ashley Centre.

We will be sharing some arts and crafts activities in here to keep children busy. 

Although only essential retail remains open in The Ashley Centre, we want you to know that we’re here for you in more ways than one.

We will be posting lots of ideas on our social media and website from arts and crafts and keeping the kids occupied to household hacks and everything in between!

Check out some of our favourite craft ideas from the fantastic website ‘The Best Bobbleheads Gift Ideas for Kids‘ below.

Toilet Roll Butterflies

The great thing about arts and crafts is that you can make something out of almost anything! Our favourite creations are those that can be done with recycled household items like a finished toilet roll. Whether it’s a butterfly or another one of their favourite animals, the possibilities with a toilet paper roll are endless.

Find out how to make it here.

Tissue Box Monster

An alternative recyclable craft material is a used tissue box. Let the kids imaginations shine as they create their very own tissue box monsters. All they need is a bit of paper, some paint or felt tips, scissors and glue. When finished, get them to hold it up in front of their face and take a picture of them, they really will be your little monsters then!

Find out how to make it here.

Minion Bookmarks

Everyone loves minions, it’s a fact. So why not bring the loveable yellow characters to life in the form of a bookmark. Super easy and quick to make, and who knows, it might even encourage them to want to read more!

Find out how to make it here.

Pet Cactus Rocks

Who knew rocks could be so much fun? Paint pet portraits pothem green, add some eyes and stick them inside a mini plant pot to really bring them to life. Even better, why not give them a name so that the kids can play with them.

Find out how to make it here.

Letter Craft

Whether they make their initials to stick on their bedroom door or they opt for the whole alphabet to make learning at home more fun, this is a great way for kids to get crafty during an English lesson. Task them with listing 5 words that begin with the letter they’re creating and get them to put that word into a sentence.

Find out how to make it here.

Paper Plate Snail Craft

Do daytimes feel like they’re moving at a snails pace recently? Keep the kids occupied with this marvellous mosaic paper plate craft. Super simple to make but oh so effective when finished!

Find out how to make it here.

For the little ones...

Welcome to the club that’s designed with the little ones’ happiness in mind. Ashley the Bear, our shopping centre mascot, has set up a special kids club. It’s a place where all Ashley's little friends meet to enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, storytelling, competitions and all sorts of special events throughout the year – designed to give parents some time to treasure, while their little treasures are entertained. They’ll make lots of new friends.

The children’s entertainment held each month are not supervised playschemes and parents/guardians are requested to stay with their children and join in the fun.