To say that October was a busy month for licensed character events is an understatement!
The Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) exhibition took place from 10th-12th October where a record 76 licensed characters appeared! Read more about it here.
One character who’s been especially busy is Paddington. The popular bear made an appearance at Paddington Station where he rubbed shoulders with royalty and was lucky enough to dance with the Duchess of Cambridge herself, Kate Middleton. With Paddington 2 slated for release on November 10th he’s set to have an even busier month with appearances scheduled across the UK and Ireland.
As Christmas is just around the corner we’ve got some Christmassy events coming up too. Along with the first few Christmas Lights switch on events we also have the triumphant return of the Hamleys Parade in London and the first ever Intu Trafford Centre Parade in Manchester.
Read on to find out about these events and more, all of which are subject to change.
1st November: Ben and Holly will be swapping the Little Kingdom for Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre.
3rd November: Paddington is visiting the Newcastle branch of Fenwicks.
4th November: PJ Masks trio, Catboy, Gekko and Owlette will be at Toys ‘R’ Us in Croydon.
4th November: Ben 10 favourite Heatblast is going to be at Smyths in Crayford.
8th November: Shoppers at Mothercare in Greenwich might be lucky enough to spot Peppa Pig.
8th November: Postman Pat is making appearances at Newlands Shopping Centre in Kettering.
9th November: PAW Patrol duo Skye and Rubble will be appearing in Cardiff.
10th November: Ben and Holly are heading to the Merrion Centre in Leeds.
11th November: WH Smith Bentalls will be hosting the Powerpuff Girls, Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles.
11th November: The ever-popular Paddington will be at Marks & Spencers in Marble Arch, London.
11th November: Heroic PAW Patrol pups Chase, Marshall and Skye will be at B&Q in Basildon.
15th November: PJ Masks character Catboy will be making a solo appearance at the Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley.
16th November: Chase, Marshall and Skye continue their busy month with appearances at a Pup Pup Boogie event at Centrale in Croydon.
16th November: PJ Masks are heading to The Friary in Guildford.
18th November: Manchester will be full of character thanks to the Intu Trafford Centre Parade featuring PJ Masks, Shimmer and Shine, Bing & Flop, Minions, Trolls and Peppa Pig.
18th November: Willow Brook Shopping Centre in Bristol will be hosting Ben and Holly.
19th November: Peter Rabbit will be delighting racegoers at Cheltenham Racecourse.
19th November: The Hamleys Parade makes a triumphant return to London and will include the likes of Paddington, Powerpuff Girls, Ubercorn and Glitch and Adventure Time favourites Jake and Finn.
19th November: The Snowman and The Snowdog will be making festive appearances at Castle Mall in Norwich.
19th November: Popular pups Chase and Marshall are booked to appear at Royal Victoria Place shopping centre in Tunbridge Wells.
23rd November: The Mall Luton is lucky enough to have both Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.
23rd November: Bing & Flop are heading to the Christmas lights switch on in Grimsby.
25th November: All four PAW Patrol characters, Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rubble, will be appearing at Exchange Ilford.
25th November: Fan favourite Peppa Pig will be at Spindles Town Square in Oldham.
25th November: Ice Age duo Sid & Diego are appearing at Queens Square West Bromwich.
25th November: Chase and Marshall continue their busy month at The Shires Shopping Centre in Trowbridge.
26th November: The Gruffalo will be meeting fans at Ankerside Shopping Centre in Tamworth.
26th November: Airedale Shopping Centre in Keighley have booked Bing & Flop to appear.