Hundreds of children and their families braved the cold weather to visit Harrogate BID’s Mothering Funday over the weekend.

The Dash ‘N’ Grab challenge, held on the Piazza outside the Victoria Shopping Centre on Saturday (March 9th), gave children the chance to win a top prize for their mum or guardian.

The cold weather didn’t deter the crowds as more than 300 people came along to join in with the fun.

Alex Cann of Your Harrogate was on hand to provide the entertainment as he presented during each game, where contestants were challenged on gathering as many balls as possible during the time limit.

The winners will be contacted by the BID team over the coming days, with prizes on offer from businesses including Hotel Chocolat and Piglet in Bed – as well as a £100 Harrogate Gift Card.

The BID team would like to thank all Members that generously donated prizes to this year’s Mothering Funday and the Victoria Shopping Centre for hosting the Dash ‘N’ Grab!

The Harrogate Gift Card was launched in 2019 and has since registered more than 100 businesses, both national and independent, including retailers, bars, restaurants, hairdressers, hotels and more.

Fully funded by Harrogate BID, the scheme aims to keep money within the town’s economy as it can only be spent with the registered companies, not out of town or online.

To purchase a Harrogate Gift Card, please visit: