THURSDAYS are proving to be the best day of the week for children in Swindon this summer, as a string of popular children’s characters visit the town centre.

So far, Peppa Pig and George have been a huge success with children queueing up to meet the pair at the Brunel shopping centre, and yesterday Postman Pat and his cat Jess were the stars of the day.

Between 11am and 3.30pm, the characters appeared for storytime with the youngsters and other fun activities. The pair went down a storm and attracted huge crowds during the day.

Next Thursday, Mike the Knight and Evie will be at the shopping centre, while Poppy Cat’s Copy Poppy activity will take place on August 21 and Captain Barnacles and Kwazii from the Octonauts will make an appearance on August 28.

The characters will appear in the on the ground floor of the Arcade.

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