Aberdeen families took part in the fun and helped raise funds this weekend as part of the Charlie House takeover at Bon Accord Centre.
The local charity filled Saturday and Sunday with a series of activities to persuade youngsters to get involved.
Many cuddly toy dogs of the charity’s adorable mascot, named Charlie Dog, were hidden in stores throughout the mall.
Kids took part in the free scavenger hunt, following maps to find the pups in a bid to win a prize.
In addition to the popular hunt, families took part in a giant buzz game and a vortex game.
Charlie Dog was also there to give out stickers and balloons as well as hugs and pose for photos with families involved in the festivities.
Volunteers, clad in the charity’s bright orange shirts, handed out free flags to raise awareness of the charity.
Charlie House supports babies, children and young people in the north-east with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions as well as their families.