Add A homemade touch to Mother’s Day this year, with a helping hand from a leading North East shopping centre.

Sunderland’s the Bridges is celebrating Mothering Sunday a day early this year, with a special event on 21 March.

Shoppers with little ones can let their creative juices flow at a craft zone, where children make a personalised card for their mum before rewarding themselves with a trip to the soft play area.

And the Bridges has also brought back its popular flower wall from 20 to 22 March, so mums can capture a picture-perfect memory of their day.

Andy Bradley, centre director at the Bridges, believes the event ticks all the boxes.

“It’s important to make mums feel special all year-round, but Mother’s Day is the perfect time to go the extra mile,” he said.

“We have lots of fantastic gifts available at shops around the centre, but it’s always a nice idea to tie it all together with something handmade.”

The event is free to attend and takes place from 11am to 2pm at the centre’s Central Park.

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