Crystal Peaks shopping centre is hosting 16 distinctive and highly coloured bears as part of the Children’s Hospital Charity Bears of Sheffield trail.

And to add to the furry excitement, every Friday will see a a range of free family fun activities, held around the mall’s Central Atrium.

The fun begins on July 23 with Yoga Bears, a children’s yoga session and a chance to make Bear bunting to decorate the Centre’s play area.

On July 30 it’s Bear Necessities , a Jungle Book themed workshop including the chance to decorate a special Bear ornament.

On August 6, the events re centred around children’s classic story book Grrrrr! and to mark the start of the Tokyo Olympics there will be a medal making workshop.

David Walliams’ Boogie Bear is the inspiration for the August 13 activities, along with a  groovy Silent Disco.

A classic Teddy Bear’s Picnic takes place on August 20, with paw shaped cookies to be decorated and eaten.

Finally, on August 27, a Mindful Me workshop will feature tummy time teddies and windmill craft to help get even the most excited youngster calm and focused.

The Bears of Sheffield is a unique sculpture trail scattered around the city, the biggest mass participation event Sheffield has ever seen.

The 60 large bears who form the heart of the trail have been designed by professional artists and sponsored by companies, businesses and individuals. But there are also 100 little bears decorated by local school, college and nursery pupils.

Crystal Peaks is hosting two of the large bears – designed by artists Caroline Greyling and Edwina Kung – and 14 of the small bears, which are located in shops throughout the centre.

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