SHOPPERS will be shaken up when they visit the Five Valleys Shopping Centre in Stroud this weekend.

Besides fun festive activities and live entertainment, they will also have the chance to take part in a live cocktail making class.

A member of staff from Bar 300 at Stroud Bowl will be on hand to show visitors how to make their signature cocktails including Strike It Lucky, Bowled Over and Love At First Strike from noon on Sunday.

Shae Milner, assistant manager and a keen bowler himself, will be taking centre stage to lead the session and take questions.

Centre manager Jack Simpson said: “This is the latest in our series of live food and drink demonstrations that have been very popular over the last few weeks.

“This week’s has a unique twist in that people will get the chance to discover how to craft the perfect cocktail.

“So come along and learn how to impress your loved ones over the festive period."

In addition, the popular weekly Friday Night Food Market, which will include late night shopping and the chance to try a range of delicious street food in the indoor market, will return.

"The centre will be open until 8.30pm giving visitors the chance to try some of the best food in the Cotswolds, from Indian to Japanese to classic sandwiches," added Jack.

There will also be music from 6pm with the Jazz Friday Big Band.

Mulled wine and music will be on for all to enjoy at Rough Hands until 8pm and the centre will be hosting its second festive craft market on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm in the outdoor courtyard.

The gifts and treats on offer range from cakes and brownies to skincare, jewellery, bags, accessories, scarves, art prints and wood burned gifts.

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Visitors will also get the chance to discover handmade gifts, art, homewares and much more all created by artists and designers at the Stroud Artist and Makers Emporium.

The pop up is located next to The Tanning Room and is organised by artist Darren Rumley.

Shoppers will also be able to take advantage of free parking, which is running on Sundays leading up to the New Year. Christmas.