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Baa-rilliant Craft Workshop

If you’re looking for something fun and free to do with the family this summer and your kids are mad about Shaun on the Tyne, then we have just the event for you on Wednesday 23 August from 11am – 4pm!

Join us for a creative day for the family with a baa-rilliant dangly sheep craft activity and Shaun on the Tyne colouring in.

How can you get involved? Head down to Eldon Square, Newcastle on Wednesday 30 August in upper Grey’s Quarter (opposite Chatime) from 11am – 4pm to join in the fun.

Dangly Sheep

Build your own Dangly Sheep with colourful pipe cleaners, ribbons and beads.

Shaun on the Tyne Colouring

Colouring pencils at the ready. From blue, green and pink, we have all the colouring in pencils sure to set the creativity alive!

Create your very own masterpiece with one of our Shaun on the Tyne colouring sheets. You never know; you might be the next Picasso!

St Oswald’s Hospice

St Oswald’s Hospice is a local charitable hospice helping people with life-limiting conditions make the most of life, no matter how long that life is.

This is a free event. However, we will be raising funds for St Oswald’s Hospice. Should you wish to donate, Text ELDONSHAUN to 70085 to donate £2 to St Oswald’s Hospice. No cash donations will be accepted on the day.

Terms and conditions: Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting into hearing more about St Oswald’s Hospice’s work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you would like to donate £2 but don’t wish to receive marketing communications, please text ELDONSHAUNNOINFO to 70085 instead.

Alternatively, you can make a donation online here

Shaun on the Tyne Trail

Get ready for a summer of fun with the baa-rilliant family-friendly Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne art trail coming to Newcastle from 19 July to 24 September. Eldon Square will have its very own sculpture and will be joined by over 50 individual sculptures around the city for ten weeks. Find out more about the exciting Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne trail, which will have you hunting for art sculptures across Newcastle here

Fancy a bite to eat after you’ve found Shaun on the Tyne or a spot of shopping? Check out our restaurants here and range of top brand stores here

Coronation of the Nation

Join us in celebrating the Coronation of their Majesties, King Charles III and Queen Camilla, as we commemorate this moment in history with family-friendly crafts on Saturday 6 May from 12pm to 5pm located in Grey’s Quarter.

The Coronation of the Nation Craftalong

Show off your creative skills in the royal arts and crafts fun by helping to create our giant collage for King Charles III and make your very own crown fit for a King or Queen to take home, all for a donation to local Age UK charities. Don’t forget to snap your selfie on our throne, tag @Eldonsq on social media and use the #eldonsquare hashtag. 

Age UK North Tyneside and Northumberland will also visit our event to offer information on their volunteering opportunities and shoppers can enjoy a cuppa while speaking to the team.

The Big Help Out

To mark King Charles III Coronation, many charities are coming together to encourage the nation to support their local community. We believe that sharing time with others can have a positive impact on volunteers and clients alike.

We’re teaming up with Age UK Tyneside and Northumberland to raise awareness of their volunteering opportunities. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference with your local Age UK charity. Visit both charities at Eldon Square during the following times:

  • North Tyneside: 12.00pm – 2.15pm
  • Northumberland: 2.15pm – 4.30pm

Find out more about The Big Help Out here.

Age UK

Age UK North Tyneside has been established for 50 years in the heart of the Borough, supporting people to help them make more of life. Age UK North Tyneside provides a vast range of services, including free Information and advice services for older people. The charity offers health and well-being through physical, social and digital activities. It provides specialist advice on subjects such as support for those living with dementia, older offenders, veterans, their spouses and carers. It aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for older adults.

Age UK Northumberland is a local independent charity that provides services for older adults throughout Northumberland. In common with all Age UK schemes, their central service is free information, advice and advocacy. Other services include personal care, exercise, fall prevention classes, befriending, lunch clubs and day centres.

Volunteering roles at your local Age UK

  • Friendship Volunteer Role – Your local Age UK is looking for friendly and social people with an hour or two to spare each week to make a regular weekly phone call or visit the home of one of their clients in order to provide a listening ear
  • Social Group Volunteer- Do you love to meet new people and facilitate activities such as crafts or games? Your local Age UK is looking for Social Group Volunteers to help run social groups in your community
  • Community Ambassador – Your local Age UK want people across the North East to know and access the services that they run to support individuals over 50. Age UK is looking for volunteers to learn about the services that they provide and share what they do with the local community

Excited to learn more? Visit the charity on Saturday 6 May and a team member will be happy to share information or learn more here.

Coronation throne
Coronation crafts

Fancy a bite to eat with the little ones after all of the crafting fun? Enjoy a meal at one of our many child-friendly restaurants. Find out more here.

Christmas Crafts in Association with Age UK

We’ve teamed up with local charities Age UK Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland from 2 to 18 December 2022 to share our space and provide Christmas craft activities for all of the family.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas by decorating Christmas cards, wooden baubles and your own reindeer food to make sure Santa stops at your house. Shoppers can also share a natter with the Age UK team and hear all about their wonderful volunteering opportunities and how to get involved.

Our community space will be open daily from 11am to 4pm in St Andrew’s Way opposite MONKI. Why not stop by for a day of shopping to participate in one of our craft activities, including colouring in one of our Christmas cards?  All decorated cards can then be posted in our postbox, which will then be donated to clients of Age UK Gateshead, Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Craft Activities:

Age UK North Tyneside

  • Friday 2 December: Share a cuppa and natter
  • Saturday 3 December: Decorate a Christmas Card
  • Sunday 4 December: Make your own Reindeer Food

Age UK Northumberland    

  • Friday 9 December: Share a cuppa and a natter
  • Saturday 10 December: Decorate a wooden bauble
  • Sunday 11 December: Decorate a wooden bauble

Age UK Gateshead

  • Friday 16 December: Share a cuppa and a natter
  • Saturday 17 December: Make your own Reindeer Food
  • Sunday 18 December: Make your own Reindeer Food

Would you like to volunteer for Age UK? Find out more about volunteering roles at your local Age UK here.