On Saturday 14th December, families at The Square were treated to a magical surprise with Bjorn the animatronic Polar Bear meeting the children of Camberley.

Crowds turned out in force to meet the lifelike polar bear, who prowled around the shopping centre with his herder.
Families had the chance to not only get up close to Bjorn, but to learn all about polar bears and their habitats.

Bjorn’s appearance proved to be a great success, with families stunned to see how realistic the bear really was with movements including eye blinking, mouth movements and live sounds.

Joana Santos, Interim Centre Manager at The Square Camberley, said: “It was great to welcome Bjorn here to The Square, offering families something really magical at this special time of year. Families can also enjoy taking part in a host of free activities this weekend, including making their own light up snowman, Reindeer food and Santa Stop signs.”

Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto

Families can continue to meet Father Christmas in The Square’s Grotto right up until Christmas Eve, 24th December. Visits cost just £4 and children will also receive a gift.

Shoppers can beat the queues and book online here.

Christmas crafts

It wouldn’t be Christmas without arts and crafts sessions! Little shoppers are invited to get creative, with this weekend seeing The Square welcome Light Up Snowman Crafts and Santa Stop here signs.

21st December – Light Up Snowman Crafts with Mrs Potts’ Place**

22nd December – Santa stop here signs with Creation Station*

* limited to 200 children
** limited to 150 children

Reindeer Adventures

The ‘Lost Elves and Reindeer’ are coming to Camberley on 21st Saturday December for three sessions throughout the day. Alongside posing for pictures next to the Lost Elves and Reindeer, children will also have the opportunity to make their own Reindeer food to sprinkle outside their door on Christmas event.

Children can also win some festive treats by taking part in ‘Pin The Nose on Rudolph’!