Supersized Games in the Square

Eva Ward, aged 5, and Eleni Ward, aged 10, from Shrewsbury came face to face with a larger-than-life-sized Knight today as a taster of Shrewsbury’s Games in the Square event taking place from Monday Bank Holiday (27.8.18) for three days.

The Square is due to be transformed by Shrewsbury BID with grass, picket fencing, deck chairs and a host of giant games for families to enjoy the last of the summer holidays here in the town centre.

Carol Grant from the eponymous designer fashion store located in the Square commented: “What a great family-friendly finale to a wonderful summer! The idea of surprising town visitors with a pop-up garden of games sounds ideal, not only for parents looking to entertain the children at the end of the long summer holidays, but also for grown-ups to relax in and have a bit of fun.”

The games will include giant chess, tumble tower, connect4, and quoits, with an equally large draughts board located in The Museum and Art Gallery Courtyard next to the Stop Cafe. 

Mike Dalton from Stop Cafe was delighted to be housing one of the games: “We think the board will add another bit of theatre for our customers to enjoy as they stop for tea, coffee and cake or for their lunch with us. It all adds to the experience we offer here - a warm and welcoming atmosphere with something for everyone.”

The giant games are part of the Original Shrewsbury series of summer events that have been staged throughout the town, brought to life by Shrewsbury BID. Highlights of this year’s summer campaign include a memorable screening of the Royal Wedding at St Alkmunds church, ‘Strawberries and Screen’ at Shrewsbury Castle and a celebration of Shrewsbury’s independent businesses with the first ‘Passport of Independents’.

Emma, local mum from Shrewsbury said: “Finding new things to do during the school summer holidays is always a challenge but in Shrewsbury, there are so many different places to visit and child-friendly events on the doorstep, it’s brilliant.

“Giant games in the square sounds like great fun for all of us and we’re looking forward to coming into Shrewsbury for this.

The games are free for everyone to enjoy from 11 am on Monday 27th August until 4pm Wednesday 29th.