The Metrognomes are intu Metrocentre’s very own centre characters called Herbert, Sherbet, Maggot and Rusty, plus Rusty’s pet Metroshoposaurus, who all live here at the centre!
The Metrognomes entertain children (and parents!) on the malls with FREE shows and activities during school holidays. Every show is interactive and great fun, with opportunities for young ones to sing, dance and get involved.
Did you know if you're a member of intu Metrocentre Kids' Club, you will get special offers just for being part of our exclusive club! Show your Kids' Club email to one of our Customer Services desks in the centre, receive your Kids' Club lanyard and you will get special children's offers from several of our retailers. Want to find out more? Click here to discover our exclusive offers.
It’s a difficult job, but we’ve found someone to do it! After searching the whole North East for cool, creative and confident kids, hundreds of applications began flying in from posters and poems to songs and dances. The decision was very tough and with much thought and deliberation, we appointed our Heads of Fun for 2017!
Meet Ben, aged 7 and Connie, aged 6.
I'm Herbert and I live in Forestland. I have a bright green beard and I look after Green Mall at intu Metrocentre. My best friend is Sam the Sparrow. He lives in Green Mall too, although he's not supposed to. You may be able to spot him on your next visit! He comes and lives in my roof every night.
I live in Forestland underneath the Green Mall at intu Metrocentre. I live in a big tree house and have a garden full of trees and flowers. I love my house in Green Mall. My good friends, the bees, come along to visit and make honey for us all which is lovely on toast or crumpets. Sherbet often uses it for his cooking!
I love my garden and I like to care for the environment, I talk to the plants in my garden to help them grow big and strong and when Sherbet, Maggot and Rusty come to visit I give them my beautiful flowers from my graden.
I'm in a recycling club with the rest of the Metrognomes. Why don't you try recycling too?
I am Sherbet and I live in my house in Candyland. Yellow is my favourite colour. I love to cook and make delicious things to eat for my fellow Metrognomes and our friends. I make sure that all of the yummy treats I make get delivered to the shops on time. I don't just like sweets, I love fruit too - bananas are my favourite.
Candyland is where I live; a secret, magical land underneath the Yellow Mall where the sun always shines, the trees grow sweets and the soil is made of chocolate! I love to spend my time in Candyland making treats for the Metrognomes. My job at the Yellow Mall is to make sure that all the yummy goodies are delivered to the shops in time. I make yummy cakes, sweets and ice cream in lots of flavours - banana and strawberry is my favourite! It's important to eat healthy food as well as treats. In Candyland I have some fruit trees, not as many as Herbert, but they grow apples and pears...scrumptious!
Maggot here, how are you? My job is to look after Blue Mall at intu Metrocentre because I love the sea, lakes and rivers! I used to be a sailor on the high seas but nowadays I spend all my time fishing. The other Metrognomes think I'm lazy, but I'm not really. When I'm fishing I always make time to tidy the river bank and feed the ducks. I like to play practical jokes with the Metrognomes to make them laugh, they are never naughty though - just fun!
I live in Waterland, which is under the Blue Mall. I love Waterland so much! There's so many under-water species in Waterland. I've got fishy friends, octopus pets, star-fish buddies and mermaid chums. We love splashing around in Waterland, it is a lot of fun. My favourite game is to see what I can find under the water - I've found so much, but best of all are the big shiny shells!
Get creative with our downloadable colouring in sheets
I'm Rusty and I live in a really exciting place called Volcanoland, which is underneath Red Mall at intu Metrocentre. Herbert, Sherbet and Maggot are my great pals, but I also have a special friend called Metroshoposaurus. He's a baby dinosaur and he's my pet - I tell him all my secrets. I love making and building things. The other Metrognomes always send for me when something needs to be mended. My favourite colour has to be red and that’s why I love Volcanoland so much, because it’s all red!
Hundreds of years ago Volcanoland erupted under intu Metrocentre and now it's a brilliant place where I play and live. There's so much to see here, there's big rocks, little rocks, a flowing river of lava with amazing colours that change so quickly, but best of all it is nice and warm all year round! It’s great on cold nights because all of the Metrognomes can keep warm. I love playing with my friend Metroshoposaurus. We love to mine in the Volcanos for candy for our buddy Sherbet.