Children enjoying the Easter holidays had a grrrreat time when Blossom the lion posed for pictures and gave out cuddles at a shopping centre last week.

Puppet makers and street performers from Creature Encounters - the team that combines animatronic puppetry and spectacular costumes - and were the creators of the stunning white lion and her friends - made three memorable appearances throughout Thursday, April 5 at Palace Shopping in Enfield.

There were also real lambs, ducklings, chicks and rabbits on hand to youngsters at a pop-up farm outside Pearsons.

And an animal themed craft workshop.