New Family Club and Giant Sized Games at intu Potteries *

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We were recently invited by the Marketing Team from intu Potteries in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent to participate in a Blogger Event and to challenge each other on their giant games at their Happy S-hopping zones which they have recently launched to co-incide with the launch of their new Family Club Membership. The giant sized games include family favourites such as Guess Who, Snakes and Ladders, Noughts & Crosses, Chess, Table Football and Connect 4 which are placed randomly around the 1st and 2nd floor of the mall.  As a Lifestyle Blog which has a high following from parents, we do enjoy featuring activities which are kids friendly as well as heading out to family friendly blogger events ourselves (such as this) to keep our kids busy during half term holidays.  So read on to find out what we did and what’s new at intu Potteries Mall.

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I headed there with both my kids who are 7 + and 5 years-old and they both totally enjoyed each and every activity which had been laid out for them to test and try out. My daughter loved bouncing on the ball and hopped like a rabbit while my son hopped a little and kept falling off.  The Guess Who game was totally fun too as both parents and kids could get involved in the game. Watch the video (scroll below) to see how my kids played it.

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Here’s a photo of the three of us taken at their giant chess board, as you can see its a great idea for parents and kids to take a break from their shopping (which may seem boring to little ones) to have a time out session and have some fun and relax before they continue shopping again. As a parent of young kids myself,  I love this new idea of the giant games around the S-hopping Zone at intu Potteries as its family friendly and what we need more of.  Do read on to find out the benefits of joining their new family club.

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Benefits of joining their new family club

  • The club is free to join
  • Aims to give parents and children time to play together as they shop
  • Provide exclusive offers and discounts for some family retailers
  • Advance notice of events and access to special things for parents and kids to enjoy together at their nearest intu shopping centre like giant swings and hopscotch
  • You will be given a gift for your little one, a membership pack, a magazine and much more

Here’s a short HD video of what happened on the day, hope you enjoy viewing it.

Where is intu Potteries?
Quadrant Rd
Stoke-on-Trent
ST1 1PS
Tel: 01782 220302

 

Photo Credit: Thank you to intu Potteries / Mark Scott for the photos

 

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* We were given a Smiggle goodie bags for our participation and in return for a feature. All opinions are our own.

 

42 Comments

  1. May 31, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    What an amazing sounding family club I loving all the giant play things as well – I remember really enjoying such things when I was younger.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 6:25 am

      As a kid, a giant toy / game feels a lot more fun than the normal sized ones for sure x

  2. Danielle
    June 1, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Those giant games sound like a lot of fun. The perfect way to keep kids entertained this summer!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Yes definitely, fun all the way for the kids

  3. June 1, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I’ve seen loads of things like this in my local Intu shopping centre and they look like such fun x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Yes especially if you’re a kid, so we would totally recommend this to other parents

  4. June 1, 2018 / 11:47 am

    The Family Club membership sounds like a great idea – this looks like such a fun event!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      Yes it was indeed, kids loved it there playing with the giant games

  5. June 1, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    This is such a great idea, I can’t believe it’s free! The giant board games look so much fun for the whole family! x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      Yes it definitely is Alex, kids loved it so much and had such fun!

  6. June 1, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    this sounds like an awesome idea. Sooooo family friendly. LOoks like you guys had a blast 🙂 thank you for sharing these tips

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 1, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      Thanks Nisha, yes it was such fun and glad you enjoyed the blog

  7. June 2, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    The family club sounds like lots of fun. It’s great to keep kids active too and away from tv and computer screens.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 5:45 am

      We agree and this is a great idea for short stops in between shopping too

  8. June 3, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    That looks awesome! We do love a giant game!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Us too Emma, we love it x

  9. Bryanna Skye
    June 3, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    I love giant sized games it gives them a whole new life I think and makes it that much more fun

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Yes totally Bryanna, giant sized games are such fun!

  10. June 3, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    We love our local intu, I hope they offer this there!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Hope so too Jenny, hope you check it out

  11. June 3, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    This sounds fab! I wonder if the into at Trafford have something like this

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Not too sure Jenni, if you do head there, let us know x

  12. June 3, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    I had to look up what Intu Potteries is, its a strange name for a shopping centre. I think their family games look brilliant. My kids love giant chess particulalry. Mich x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 7:22 am

      intu is the name of the group of malls michelle and potteries covers the area which its in which is stoke, so the mall in Manchester is known as intu Trafford Centre (which is a place in Manchester). Glad to hear that about your kids and how they love fun games

  13. June 3, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Our 7yo is a huge chess fanatic – I would love to take her here to have a go on the giant chess set!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 7:19 am

      So glad to hear that Helen, yes do head there, she would love it

  14. June 4, 2018 / 9:47 am

    The Family Club is such a a great idea! It looks like your kids had so much fun! My 6 year old loves giant games like this so we’ll definitely be checking out the Intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Yes they did Emily, they enjoy the games normally but when its so huge like that, its so awesome!

  15. June 4, 2018 / 11:58 am

    This sounds like a great place to go as a family, I know mine would have loved goin when they were younger x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Yes It is Samantha, our kids love heading to intu Potteries all the time, so much to do there as well x

  16. June 4, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Oooh, my son would love this. His dad can’t wait to teach him chess so the giant chess set would go down a treat for them, but it looks like there is loads to do.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 12:20 pm

      Yes what a fabulous way to learn to play chess as well

  17. June 4, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    What a brilliant concept – i love it! And it looked like you had lots of fun trialling out all the giant games!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      Hahaha yes we did thank you, such fun

  18. June 4, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    This is so cool!! Im not sure if we have places like this in New York but I”l check this would be so fun for my nephews. Looks like you guys had a great time!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Yes we did, thanks Leslie x

  19. June 4, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    This looks a lot of fun! Love your photos!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 6, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Thanks Jemma

  20. June 4, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    This looks a lot of fun love your photos!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks Jemma

  21. June 5, 2018 / 10:03 am

    This sounds like lots of fun for the family, especially in return for getting some shopping done afterwards! I would probably enjoy the games a lot more than the kids!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Yes totally agree, we enjoyed it as much Emmie

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