Popular storybook character, The Gruffalo, made a special appearance at St George’s Shopping Centre in Preston – and was a big hit with the youngsters.
The loveable monster from the children’s book of the same name spent the day meeting children and posing for photographs with them and their parents.
The Gruffalo has previously topped a list of children’s favourite books and in 2009 an animated film version of the tale was screened.
Andrew Stringer, general manager of St George’s Shopping Centre, said: “The Gruffalo was the final event in our calendar of free summer activities and once again was popular with children and families.
“It was great to see so many people having fun and enjoying the chance to meet their favourite book character.”