Children go off to see the Wizard at Marlowes

The magical world of Oz was brought to Marlowes Shopping Centre for a day of free Easter activities on Good Friday.

Around 200 families attended the event, which saw Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion amaze young shoppers with balloon modelling, face painting and story telling.

Easter fun at the Marlowes Shopping Centre's Wizard of Oz day.

Easter fun at the Marlowes Shopping Centre's Wizard of Oz day.

Marlowes director Vince Williams said: “We had a really busy day with families coming to make the most of the magical Oz atmosphere we created here as a special treat for our young shoppers during their Easter break.

“The Marlowes is at the heart of the community and I think parents really appreciated what we had organised to entertain their children during the school holidays.”

Visit www.themarlowes.co.uk for information on more upcoming events at the shopping centre, including Fashion on the Move on Saturday, April 13.

See the Easter Fun slideshow above for more seasonal activities that took place.