‘World’s largest rocking reindeer’ makes its UK debut... in Hemel

The giant rocking reindeer outside Riverside
The giant rocking reindeer outside Riverside

Lucky children have been treated to the first ever UK appearance of what is believed to be the world’s largest rocking reindeer.

The reindeer had Hemel town centre rocking when it stole the show at the Riverside Shopping Centre’s Christmas launch event at the weekend.

Shoppers were not only able to ride the reindeer but they also got to take home a portrait as a souvenir.

There was also a Granny Turismo shopping trolley racing event as big crowds turned out

David Robinson, centre manager at Riverside, said of the bizarre UK-first: “We were delighted to be the first to host this magnificent attraction.

“The giant reindeer drew some fantastic crowds and really got the shoppers into the festive spirit. The Granny Turismo event on Sunday was also hilarious and both attractions were a big hit with Riverside shoppers. All in all, a very exciting and busy weekend at the centre to kick start the peak Christmas shopping season.”