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Tara - the Square’s biggest guest this month

Tara the elephant will be making Duke of York Square her home for June. This is a central part of the latest initiative from The Elephant Family called ‘Travels to my Elephant’. Highlighting the plight of the Asian Elephant (90% have been wiped out over the past 100 years), an army of celebrity designed and driven tuk-tuks are racing across India to ‘the real’ Tara, the elephant adopted by Mark Shand (the charity’s founder).

On the Square there will be a programme of readings from high profile storytellers throughout June – more details coming soon, along with a competition to design ‘Ella’ a baby elephant who will appear by Tara’s side.  Our restaurants will be giving out colouring-in competition sheets to children to design Ella’s outfit (to be posted into Tara’s post box, on her plinth). The winner will receive a host of elephant and art-related prizes, whilst a number of retailers will be stocking collectable, beautifully designed and painted miniature elephants – or a kit to paint one yourself! For further information see Travels To My Elephant website

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COVID-19 UPDATE

In line with government guidelines, our shops and restaurants remain open only for essential retail, virtual shopping appointments, takeaway food and click and collect services.

But our Christmas lights are sparkling, the Fine Food market will continue to take place on the running track each Saturday (with full safety measures in place) and many of our restaurants will deliver their delicious food to the comfort of your home.

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