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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER TAKE A SELFIE IN LION WALK AND WIN A ZOOKEEPER FOR THE DAY EXPERIENCE

There are just a few more days left to enter Lion Walk Shopping Centre and Colchester Zoo’s selfie competition, with the chance to win an amazing zookeeper for the day experience. The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 30 June.

Lion Walk Shopping Centre has been working closely with the Zoo on a number of initiatives, including the selfie competition, since becoming the official sponsor of Colchester Zoo’s lion enclosure in May 2014.

With only a few more days left to enter, shoppers need to hurry down to Lion Walk Shopping Centre and take a selfie to be in with a chance of winning this adventurous prize. The winner will be stepping into the boots of a zookeeper for one day, getting more up close and personal to the animals than ever before. Learning what skills are required to become a keeper and what it takes to care for some of the most incredible and endangered creatures on the planet are also on the agenda.

To enter all shoppers have to do is to take a fun selfie with Colchester Zoo’s Lion Bailey, which can be found in Lion Walk Shopping Centre 1-5 Culver Walk next to Boots Optician.

Try to be as fun and imaginative as possible for a greater chance to win.

After taking the selfie, post it to Colchester Zoo’s Twitter page @Colchesterzoo with the hashtag #wildaboutshopping.

The winner of the selfie competition will be selected after 30 June by Colchester Zoo.

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LION’S KING ON RIDE TO RIO

Dominic King to join the Ride to Rio at Lion Walk Shopping Centre

Colcestrian Olympian Dominic King will be at Lion Walk in Colchester town centre at 10am tomorrow (Friday 25 March) to support the shopping centre’s Ride to RIo Sport Relief fund raising Challenge.

Long distance walker, Dominic qualified for Team GB for Rio 2016 last weekend after finishing as the leading British competitor at the Race Walking Challenge in Slovakia. Dominic also competed in the 2012 Olympics.

Lion Walk Shopping Centre will be supporting Dominic’s Olympic campaign over the coming months.

Lion Walk & Red Lion Yard shopping centres have been running the fun 5,760-mile “Ride to Rio” Challenge since Saturday 19 March. The aim is to ride the distance from Colcehster to Rio on exercise bikes to raise money for Sport Relief 2016. The Challenge finishes at 4pm on Saturday 26 March – so there is still time to take part.

The Ride to Rio has been designed to be a fun and challenging opportunity for companies, groups or individuals to take part in! PLUS there are be Sport Relief goodies up for grabs for everyone that participates in the ride.

To take part, just turn up at the Ride to Rio marquee by River Island in the centre, donate £1 to Sport Relief grab a free bike and start pedalling. We don’t mind if you cycle 1 mile or 50 – it’s all part of the fun.

LION’S KING TO JOIN RIDE TO RIO

Colcestrian Olympian Dominic King will be at Lion Walk in Colchester town centre at 10am tomorrow (Friday 25 March) to support the shopping centre’s Ride to RIo Sport Relief fund raising Challenge.

Long distance walker, Dominic qualified for Team GB for Rio 2016 last weekend after finishing as the leading British competitor at the Race Walking Challenge in Slovakia. Dominic also competed in the 2012 Olympics.

Lion Walk Shopping Centre will be supporting Dominic’s Olympic campaign over the coming months.

Lion Walk & Red Lion Yard shopping centres have been running the fun “Ride to Rio” Challenge since Saturday 19 March. The aim is to ride as far as possible from Colcehster towards Rio on exercise bikes to raise money for Sport Relief 2016. The Challenge finishes at 4pm on Saturday 26 March – so there is still time to take part.

The Ride to Rio has been designed to be a fun and challenging opportunity for companies, groups or individuals to take part in! PLUS there are be Sport Relief goodies up for grabs for everyone that participates in the ride.

To take part, just turn up at the Ride to Rio marquee by River Island in the centre, donate £1 to Sport Relief grab a free bike and start pedalling. We don’t mind if you cycle 1 mile or 50 – it’s all part of the fun.

LOCAL SCHOOLS LION WALK OLYMPIC ART PROJECT

To celebrate this year’s Olympics Lion Walk Shopping Centre & Red Lion Yard in Colchester town centre asked four local schools to create works of art depicting the Olympic ethos, its iconic symbols and what the games mean to the pupils.

Pupils from Lexden Springs, Kingswode Hoe, St John’s Green and St Thomas More’s schools spent part of their summer terms designing and making a variety of colourful pieces of art to celebrate the Olympics.

The art was unveiled with the help of pupils from St John’s Green and Lexden Spring schools and will be on display in the centre throughout the summer while the Olympics and Paralympics are taking place.

Peter Scopes, Lion Walk & Red Lion Yard Centre Manager said: “This is one of those rare things we get to do, nowhere near often enough, that lets us say a huge thank you to Colchester. These children, through their work, have not only displayed the Olympic themes, but also the values of the communities they come from. The designs look fantastic and all the children involved should be so very proud of what they’ve created. When people pay us a visit through the summer we’d like for everyone to take a moment out of their day to take a look and reflect on what it means to live with values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence.”

The children learnt about the Olympic values and ethos defined by the mottos CITIUS – ALTUIS – FORTIUS (meaning Faster – Higher – Stronger) and Excellence, Friendship and Respect, which they have illustrated through their displays. They also learnt about the countries competing in the games including food, animals and traditions as well as discovering the huge number of different sports that make up the Olympics.

The pupils explored art through a variety of mediums and materials and have created the imaginative, colourful and illustrative pieces for the Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard display.

Lexden Springs School, on the Halstead Road west of Colchester, caters for pupils aged 3 – 19 years with educational needs. Pupils from the school took part in a sponsored swim to cover the distance from Colchester to Rio in the school swimming pool (equating one length to one mile). The swim raised money for outdoor play and educational equipment for the school. The pupils made flags to represent a selection of countries competing in the Olympics which are now displayed as bunting in Red Lion Yard.

Kingswode Hoe School, the Sussex Road community day special school for girls and boys from 5 to 16 years old who have moderate learning difficulties, designed wonderfully colourful pieces of artwork to symbolise what the Olympics meant to them.

St Thomas More’s, a Catholic primary school in the town centre created Olympic flags and rings filled with landmarks, animals and foods associated with the participating countries, and festival masks to represent Rio, the host city.

And finally, St John’s Green Primary – near Abbey Field – produced artwork to represent each word of the Olympic motto, to be displayed as window vinyls Lion Walk.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: VALENTINE’S DAY SHOPPING GUIDE

Love is in the air and you’ll find everything you need for a Valentine’s to remember at Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard. With a mix of big high street names and smaller independent shops, there’s gorgeous gifts, cards and outfits to suit everyone from young lovers to old romantics.

Why not treat your special someone to a scent-sational gift from The Perfume Shop? Great value fragrances for both him and her start at just £19.99, including Lacoste Touch of Pink EDT Spray (50ml) and Boss Orange EDT (50ml).

For the chocaholic in your life, Thortons has boxes of chocolates starting from £4.29 and personalised tasty treats from £1.50. If gift-wrapping leaves you in a tangle, Thorntons team of expert wrappers can take care of that too.

Bed & Home in Red Lion Yard specialises in high quality bedding and unusual vintage-style homeware at a fraction of department store prices. Pick up a quirky Valentine’s treat from just £1, with 10% off all gifts until Friday 14 February.

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to cards with a wide range of funny and romantic options available at Clintons Cards and Card Factory.

Lion Walk makes dressing to impress your Valentine’s date easy with all the high street favourites including Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Topman, River Island and New Look.

Need a sweet treat or a caffeine boost after all that shopping? Costa will even stencil a heart on to your coffee to celebrate the month of love!

LOVE LION WALK Facebook Photo Competition

WIN £50 to spend in Lion Walk & Red Lion Yard in our LOVE LION WALK photo competition.

We want to share the love this Valentine’s.

Who or what do you love? Is it your spouse or partner, your kids or your best mates, your pet, your Xbox or even the new outfit you’ve just bought?

If you love it, take a photo and it could win you £50 to spend in Lion Walk & Red Lion Yard.

To be in with a chance to win £50 to spend in our stores,

1) LIKE our Facebook page

2) POST a photo of you with someone or something you love taken in Lion Walk or Red Lion Yard in the comments with #LOVELIONWALK

3) SHARE to spread the word!

We’re giving away £50 of shopping vouchers for the most romantic, the funniest and the wackiest photos. PLUS there will be a public vote on Facebook for the best with another £50 of vouchers up for grabs. Spot prizes of £10 of vouchers will also be given away over the next few weeks.

You can use our selfie wall in Red Lion Yard as a backdrop or find another romantic spot in Lion Walk or Red Lion Yard – the more unusual the better.

Entry closes at 4pm on Sunday 21 February.

 

See T&Cs below.

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  1. By entering this competition, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms & conditions.
  2. The competition is only open to residents of the UK, aged 18 or over, excluding employees, contractors, agents, retailers & service providers of Lion Walk & Red Lion Yard, family members of the same and anyone professionally associated with the competition.
  3. No purchase required.
  4. All entry instructions for the competition form part of the terms.
  5. To qualify for this competition, customers must post their photo on the Lion Walk Facebook page with #LOVELIONWALK and fully complete entry requirements as set out in promotional items.
  6. The winners will be notified by Facebook shortly after the completion entry closes on 21 February. The winner of the public vote will be informed by 29 February.
  7. In the event of a winner not claiming their prize within 7 days, the prize will be reassigned.
  8. The winners may be required to take part in promotional activity as a condition of receiving the prize (eg publicity photos). If the winners are required to take part in such promotional activity, they agree that we may (but are not obliged to) use images and footage in which they appear in promotional campaigns which may include press & magazine advertising, direct mail, outdoor & transport advertising, social media, leaflets, flyers and websites. The winners shall not be entitled to receive any payment for any such use of their image or footage in which he or she appears.
  9. The decision of the judges is final and binding in all matters relating to the competition and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. The prizes comprises of £50 and £10 of vouchers to spend in specific stores in Lion Walk & Red Lion Yard.
  11. The prize must be taken in the form advertised and there is no cash alternative. The prize cannot be used at any another venue. The prize is non-negotiable, non-refundable and non-transferable.
  12. Imagery used to promote the competition/campaign does not reflect prizes.
  13. The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.
  14. We reserve the right to: (i) award alternative prizes of equal or greater value; (ii) in exceptional circumstances, vary, amend or cancel this competition at any time on reasonable notice, including varying the closing date for the competition; (iii) cancel or refuse any individual’s entry to the competition if they are in breach of these Terms or tamper with the entry process; and (iv) amend these Terms, in which case we will use reasonable efforts to notify such changes to entrants and potential entrants.
  15. Other than for fraudulent misrepresentation or death or personal injury arising from our negligence, we exclude, to the full extent permitted by law, all liability for any loss, damage, cost and expense you may incur, whether direct or indirect and however caused, in connection with this competition or the prize.
  16. The promoter of this competition is Halogen Ltd, 5 Southampton Place, London WC1A 2DA ,acting on behalf of Lion Walk.
  17. These terms and the competition are governed by English law and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England & Wales.

 

 

Magical Mini Wonderland Launches In Lion Walk

Whatever the weather, it’s going to be a white Christmas this year in Colchester! Because we are bringing a magical, snowy experience to shoppers with the launch of a fun-filled Snow Garden.

The mini wonderland will be open to the public on specific days in November and December, starting from Wednesday 29 November at 11am. Entrance is entirely free.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun of the festive season, with the chance to throw snowballs and frolic in the frost-filled fantasia, but that’s not all. Father Christmas will be there too, entertaining everyone with fantastic magic tricks and illusions. The Snow Garden will be decked with twinkling fairy lights and children will have the opportunity to decorate snowmen with all kinds of scarves, hats, and other items, as well as playing in the delightful gingerbread house.

Peter Scopes, our centre manager said: “The Snow Garden will give shoppers the opportunity to enjoy some genuine festive fun – it’s going to be really special and we can’t wait for everyone to take part.”

The Snow Garden opens on Wednesday 29 November at 11am, closing at 4pm, and then will be open on certain weekends in December:

Saturday 9, Sunday 10 December
Saturday 16, Sunday 17 December
Saturday 23, Sunday 24 December

As an extra special treat, on Saturday 16 there will also be a free craft activity for children who want to make their very own ‘Santa Stop Here’ signs.

The Snow Garden will be located at Unit 85 next to Primark and opposite Game.

MAISON WHITE FINE GIFTS & INTERIORS OPENS IN RED LION YARD

Maison White, a new boutique specialising in quality gifts, homewares and interior design has opened in the newly refurbished Red Lion Yard in the heart of Colchester town centre.

The store offers an extensive range of gifts and home décor accessories including modern and vintage furniture, cushions, alpaca blankets, home scents and candles as well as more unusual items such as a realistic buffalo head and large silver angel wings which are perfect for creating a dramatic feature within an interior or dressing a room for a special event.

Maison White is already renowned for its high quality plantation shutters service. Previously only available online, the new Maison White shop offers a full end-to-end design and installation service for made-to-measure shutters available in various colours.

The new 538 sq ft shop has opened in the oldest parts of Red Lion Yard, close to the Grade 1 listed Red Lion Hotel, and its historic interior provides the perfect backdrop for Maison White’s treasure trove of adorable gifts for homes.

Nina White, Store Manager, said:

“We are very excited about our new store here in Red Lion Yard and we absolutely love the location. Since we opened on Saturday we have been very busy and we are so pleased with the interest we have had. We are really looking forward to a busy autumn. “

To celebrate its opening Maison White is currently offering 20% off on its entire home scent collection. Offer ends 30September 2014.