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Dunmail Park to celebrate 30th anniversary with free family event

Dunmail Park Shopping Centre

In 1988, a pint of milk cost 26p, a litre of unleaded fuel was 38p, Kylie Minogue launched her pop career with ‘I Should be so Lucky’, Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a box office smash and Dunmail Park Shopping Centre in Workington opened its doors to the public.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the shopping centre is inviting the local community to a party on Saturday 15th September between 11am and 3pm.

The building of the extension in 2000 to accommodate the Plaza Cinema and further stores and concessions

As well as a balloon modeller being in the centre, shoppers will be taking part in a game of Pass the Parcel for the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

A member of the crime-fighting quartet, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – which became a popular kids’ TV show in 1988 – will be also be meeting and greeting young shoppers.

Additionally, Dunmail Park will be giving away cinema vouchers and celebratory cupcakes, and shoppers will have the chance to compete against each other to win great prizes during a Fun Fashion Challenge, involving 1980s clothing, and an Anagram Rush searching for a hidden word.

Christmas activity that took place in the centre circa early 1990s

CFM will also be in the shopping centre for the event playing 80s music, hosting fun games and giving away prizes.

At 2.30pm the final event of the day will see balloons drop in the shopping centre and Dunmail Park visitors will search for the 10 balloons that contain a golden ticket, which can be exchanged for £30.

Mr Donald Dixon, Managing Director of J Dixon & Son Ltd, owners of Dunmail Park, commented:

“We’re delighted to be inviting the local community to join us for our 30th anniversary celebrations. The free event is sure to be a fun day and we look forward to welcoming everyone along.”

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