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Bjorn the polar bear visits Hyde
Thursday 13th December 2018 @ 11:13 by Lee Wild
Hyde News

Visitors to Clarendon Square shopping centre in Hyde had an ‘un-bear-lievable’ surprise as they went about their Christmas shopping last weekend.

Bjorn the Polar Bear paid a visit from his home at the North Pole to spread some festive cheer amongst families and posed for photos with the children.

‘Bjorn’ is a life-size animatronic polar bear capable of lifelike movements including blinking eyes and a sniffing nose.

In addition to Bjorn and his handler, there was also Christmas crafts and activities throughout the centre, with indoor and outdoor markets on offer.

Sophie Stephenson, centre manager at Clarendon Square Shopping Centre, said the excitement for Christmas is snowballing and the activity added to the merriment: “The festive season is finally here, and it was wonderful seeing families getting into the spirit at our Bjorn the Bear event.

“Our animal friend brought some wonderland magic to Hyde, with plenty of other fun keeping everyone thoroughly entertained during their Christmas preparations at the centre.