EXCITED youngsters had a magical time when they attended the premiere of Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy at Merry Hill on Sunday.

The film sees swashbuckling fairy Zarina arrives in Pixie Hollow and steals the blue pixie dust, before running off to join a band of pirates, leaving the other fairies powerless.

It is up to Tinker Bell to reclaim the magical dust and save the day for her fairy friends.

Kelly Reed, senior marketing manager at the Brierley Hill shopping centre, said she was “thrilled” that more than 160 youngsters turned up to watch the film.

She said she hoped that the children would return to the centre to take part in a crafty workshop on Monday (February 17) that is being held to celebrate the release of the movie.