IF your little ones have their heart set on being the next Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin then you should blast off to Golden Square.

The shopping centre is launching a space-themed playground on Saturday as part of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing celebrations.

The Summer of Space play park in the Old Fish Market will feature a giant slide, tower, tunnel and rickety bridge as well as a dedicated area for children under four. It will be open until September 1.

Plus, Culture Warrington will be joining in the extra-terrestrial fun with galactic arts and crafts.

Taking place every Wednesday from July 31 to August 28, visitors will have the chance to enjoy activities featuring the solar system, planets, constellations, astronauts and galaxies.

Ian Cox, centre director at Golden Square Shopping Centre, said: “The playground is a fantastic addition to the centre every year and we’re sure the Summer of Space is going to go down a treat with our younger shoppers.

“Having aliens at the centre ahead of the summer playground launch has really kicked off this season off in style, and the addition of astronauts and space-themed crafts activities will really create buzz for everyone involved."

The playground will be open to children for free from 9.30am each day with adult supervision required.