HOBBYCRAFT has invited some very special guests to the grand opening of its store on Houndstone Retail Park on Saturday.

The store invited 1st West Coker Scout Group to officially open the Yeovil store at 9am and receive a first glimpse with store manager Paul Dunford.

The opening weekend also featured art demonstrations, ‘make and play’ sessions for children, free balloon modelling and face painting. The first 100 customers through the doors also received a free gift.

The new store has created 17 new jobs for local people, in a welcome boost to the local economy.