Month: October 2018

Lion Walk donates new bike and scooter racks to local school


We are delighted to have donated some new bike and scooter racks to North Primary School. The racks accommodate up to 20 bicycles and 20 scooters and will help the children enjoy a more active lifestyle.

Lisa Eves, Health Coach at North Primary School, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Lion Walk Shopping Centre for supporting our school and donating the racks. They will make a real difference to many of our students who enjoy scooting or biking into school as well as reinforcing our efforts to encourage pupils to be more active each day.

“Through the teaching and awareness initiatives we have implemented in school, we have seen a real increase in the number of students who cycle and scoot here each day. Up until now, we hadn’t had any racks for the children which meant they had to lock them to the railings outside school which we didn’t feel was very safe.

“Now that we have a secure area on the premises, we are confident that even more students will start to scoot and cycle to school, benefitting their own health and helping to make a difference to the environment.”

Located on John Harper Street in Colchester, North Primary School educates 451 pupils between the ages of 3 and 11.  The school places a focus on healthy living and runs a number of initiatives including extra-curricular sporting activities, healthy cooking classes and an early morning fitness breakfast club to encourage children to lead healthy lifestyles.

North Primary School has also recently held its first cycling proficiency or Bikeability course for year 6 pupils in a further effort to encourage more children onto their bikes and to teach them how to use them safely when out on the roads.

Peter Scopes, Shopping Centre Manager, Lion Walk Shopping Centre, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to support these local school children by providing the racks for them to store their bikes and scooters securely during the school day.

“Encouraging kids to be healthy and lead an active life is very important and we hope that the new facilities will result in more pupils at North Primary School making their way to and from school in a fun and fit way!”

Super Scary Shopping Guide

From frightening flicks, to creepy costumes and monstrous make-up, Lion Walk Shopping Centre has everything you need to create a truly terrifying Halloween.

Our spooky shopping guide showcases a small selection of ghoulish goodies available in our stores to ensure you’re prepared when the witching hour comes…..


NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Eyeliner £8
L’Oreal Paris Superliner Superstar Eyeliner Black £6.99
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Highlighting Creams £7.99
Eylure Enchanted After Dark Night Times £5.95

Boots has hundreds of perfect make-up products for you to use to create your Halloween character.   We love this scary cat look which can be easily re-created using contouring cream, white liquid eyeliner, black eyeshadow, black liquid eyeliner and false eyelashes.

Boots’ website also features many hideously helpful Halloween make-up tutorials for you to follow to make sure your face is fiendishly on-fleek!

New Look

Blood Drip Chocker £2.99
Black Halloween Stitches Choker Necklace £2.99
Black Witch Slogan Halloween T-Shirt £12.99
Orange Halloween Pumpkin Jumper £19.99

An easy way to give any outfit a Halloween feel are the blood drip and stitches chokers from New Look.


But if dressing up really isn’t your thing then one of these terrible tops could just save you from Halloween hell. Pair with your favourite black bottoms for instant low-effort Halloween style!


WH Smith 

Goosebumps DVD £5.99
Hotel Transylvania 2 £5.99

A family-friendly frightening flick is sure to set the tone for a happy Halloween amongst younger revellers. Goosebumps or Hotel Transylvnia 2 are the perfect movies to watch whilst indulging in all those hard-earned Halloween treats.


Halloween Dark unicorn Veil £12

Halloween headbands are a fancy dress staple and Topshop’s selection will certainly not disappoint.  The store has a great selection including bat wings, devil horns and cat ears but it’s this spectacular dark unicorn veil that we think will help you to nail your 2018 Halloween party look.