The Wizard of Oz is deserting the Emerald City this summer and coming to Windsor with his friends.

Windsor Royal Shopping centre is welcoming characters from the famous story this August who will be following the yellow brick into town bringing fun and games that can be enjoyed by young visitors.

Between noon and 4pm on Wednesday, August 7, 14 and 21 they will bring a yellow brick road trail, interactive storytelling, craft workshops and games including ‘pin the heart on the Tin Woodsman’.

Sue Watts, centre manager of Windsor Royal Shopping, said: “August is going to be great here in Windsor with lots going on in the town including our exciting children’s event.

“Our theme for this summer is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Bringing children’s and many adults' favourite book to life is going make for a great school holiday experience. We can’t wait to see Windsor’s little adventurers enjoying the activities.”

The events are all happening near All Bar One.