Pro-prankster Dennis the Menace surprised shoppers in intu Milton Keynes on Friday, bringing his special brand of humour to the centre for a day of fun and mischief.
Dennis had already been up to high-jinks in the centre, giving the beloved concrete cows a Beano makeover in googly eyed glasses and his trademark red and black stripes.
On Friday he took the pranks to a new level, visiting many of the stores, including Pret, Levi’s, Gap and the brand new BMW pop-up shop, to play tricks on shoppers and staff. From reorganising the stock to ‘cleaning’ the shiny new cars with his grubby hands, Dennis had people laughing wherever he went.
He also found time to pose for snaps with little trouble-makers who just love his cheeky sense of humour.
Kirsty McGiff, marketing manager at intu Milton Keynes, said: “The Beano Takeover is a great fun addition to the centre’s offering for children this summer – and I know that getting the chance to meet Dennis himself has been a real high point for loads of young shoppers, as well as nostalgic adults. Dennis even played a prank on me – he left a whoopee cushion on my chair!”
The Beano bonanza has taken over the shopping centre since Monday 27 July and runs until Friday 28 August, with plenty of activities and competitions to enjoy. Visitors joining in the fun of the Beano treasure trail will also get to take home a FREE intu edition of The Beano, plus Kids’ Club members who bring along their membership card will receive a free Beano Lanyard and collectable badges.
The Beano Takeover is taking place across 15 intu centres across the UK this summer, with mischievous fun for shoppers of all ages.