Month: July 2019

Get the Summer Look

Whether you’re going on holiday to a hot and sunny island, or nipping to Cornwall for a long weekend, Lion Walk has you covered. Check out our Get the Look post on how we can keep you looking amazing all summer long!


Topshop – £42.00

Channel your flower power vibes with this cropped wide leg jumpsuit from Topshop. The effortless all-in-one will be an easy, yet cute option for your holiday wardrobe.


Minnie’s Boutique

Glisten in the sun with this gorgeous range of goodies available at Minnie’s Boutique! Including a classic pearl headband (£8.00), a stylish white handbag (£24.99), sparkle sliders (19.99), a colourful gem belt (£18.00), a thin snakeskin belt (£15.00), cute hair clips (£5.00), black bee shoes (£24.99) and hand cream and shimmering body lotion to keep you looking fresh all summer long!

Soul – 2 – Sole – £18.00

These beautiful flip flops from Soul-2-Sole will keep you looking glamorous for less! Also available in Blush.

Lashious Beauty – (see prices in salon)

The team at Lashious Beauty can make you look like a real life mermaid before you reach the sea, with their amazing range of nail treatments!

The Body Shop – £6.00

Keep cool and carry on in the summer heat with the Coco Calming Face Mist from The Body Shop. This multitasking godsend also helps soothe dry, sensitive skin when you need instant relief.

Boots – now £20.00

The most advanced sun cream formula from Soltan is available in a family pack for your ultimate ease! This pack includes: Soltan Kids Once 3hr Protect & Swim SPF50+, Soltan Once Advanced 8hr Protect SPF30 and Soltan Once Advanced 8hr Protect SPF15.

The Perfume Shop – £35.00

Take your signature scent to the sun with The Perfume Shop’s collection of travel size perfumes! We’re loving the Miss Dior Eau de Toilette in this mini 20ml version.

River Island – £16.00

Earn extra cool points with these Black Frame Aviator Sunglasses from River Island. Whether you’re heading on holiday with the boys, or just seeking shade, these will be your new ‘go to’ pair.

River Island – £12.00

Match your man with these Rose Gold Pink Lens Chain Aviator Sunglasses. These sassy shades are a must have this season.

Primark – £9.00

Embrace the bold look by the pool in these rose print swim shorts from Primark.

Marks and Spencer – £17.50

Get into the summer holiday spirit with this fun short sleeve palm print shirt from Marks and Spencer! And even better, they have a 2 for £30 deal on casual shirts, so you can pick up this pure cotton leaf print shirt for less!

These products will keep you in check whatever the occasion this summer, let’s just hope the weather holds up! Did you pick up something from this post? Let us know:





*All items are subject to availability at Lion Walk Shopping Centre.

Join Lion Walk for a week of fun jungle themed activities this summer!

Lion Walk will be hosting a week packed full of fabulous events and activities from Monday 29 July to Saturday 3 August when we launch our King of the Jungle event!

Shoppers can expect a roaringly good time with the daily jungle themed antics and activities. Simba the amazingly lifelike animatronic lion, almost indistinguishable from the real thing, will be there to impress and pose for pictures on Thursday 1 August.

Spell binding zebra and giraffe stilt walkers will tower over you on their travels around the centre, posing for pictures on their way. Fabulous balloon modellers will bend and flex balloons, turning them into popular jungle shapes including all manner of animals, birds and butterflies, ready to give away to passers-by.

Ostrich Explorers with attitude and altitude are guaranteed to make heads turn and cause mischief as they scurry through the centre, creating laughs and entertainment and on Tuesday 30 July, a Safari Ranger and Jungle Jeep will be accompanied by a cuddly zebra character as they mix and mingle with the crowd.

An Animal Encounters zone will be a fun, hands-on event, allowing children to get up close with some animals, handling some really unusual species as if they were in the jungle themselves, and for the more intrepid explorers there will even be snakes and lizards!

If that’s not enough children can also immerse themselves in story telling with Nala’s Stories, told by the Queen explorer of the jungle as well as a creative Hakuna Matata Puppet Craft session. Families can also take part in a letter trail activity, exploring the centre to find the letters which will be located in shop windows. Once they have completed the trail, they will be entered into a competition to win cinema tickets to see the new Lion King film!

Finally a rousing performance from the incredibly talented Colchester based ‘Quire’ will open and close the week’s event on 29 July and 3 August.  With astounding vocals, the choir will perform a selection of uplifting songs and medleys some with an African twist.

Full details of each day’s activities can be found online at

Daily Schedule:

29 July: Balloon Modellers / Choir

30 July: Jungle Jeep / Facepainting

31 July: Ostrich Explorers

1 August: Zebra and Giraffe stilt walkers / Animatronic Lion

2 August: Animal Encounters / Nala’s stories

3 August: Hakuna Matata Puppet Craft / Choir


King of the Jungle Facebook Competition

  • One entry per person
  • All entries to be submitted via Facebook
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are illegible, delayed or damaged electronically or online during the promotion.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties will be disqualified.
  • Winner details will be announced on Lion Walk Shopping Centre Facebook page.
  • Entries from people using multiple email addresses will be disqualified.
  • The winning entries will be drawn shortly after the closing time/ date.
  • Prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  • Entries to all free prize draws must be received as stated by the closing date specified.
  • If you are a winner, you must claim your prize within 28 days of being notified. We will contact you twice using the details you have supplied to us and if you have not responded within 28 days of our first contact, the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Entries that are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions will be disqualified.
  • Lion Walk Shopping Centre does not take responsibility for any prizes damaged in transit or collection.
  • Winner must provide valid email address to receive ODEON family ticket
  • Entries submitted after 12pm on Tuesday 30th July 2019 will not be valid
  • ODEON family ticket is valid during peak times, after 5pm Monday –Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. It is valid for 2 adults and 2 under 12’s or 1 adult and 3 under 12’s
  • £20 voucher is only available at selected retailers who offer gift vouchers
  • Must collect voucher by 2nd August 2019

Open Event in the Colchester Hub

Find out all about the One Colchester Hub

Drop-in during this time and meet staff and volunteers from Community360 and partners, including:

• Volunteer Centre and Timebank
• Slipper Exchange
• My Weight Matters
• Dementia Action Alliance
• Community Transport

Thursday 1st August 3-5pm

Please RSVP to Adam Fox
01206 505250

The Hub is in Colchester Town Centre, at Unit 81, Culver Street East, Colchester CO1 1LF, next to Primark.


Roman River Festival 2019

  1. The Roman River Festival Prize Draw will be open for entries from 2pm on Monday 8th July and close at 12pm on Wednesday 10th July 2019
  2. Entries to the prize draw are via the Lion Walk Facebook page only
  3. One prize draw entry per person
  4. There is one prize to be won – a pair of tickets to the opening night of the Roman River Festival on Thursday 11th July at 8pm at Firstsite Gardens
  5. To enter the competition the entrant must  like the competition post and tag a friend who you would take with you
  6. The winner will be contacted via the Facebook account they used to enter the competition immediately after the draw has been made
  7. Prizes cannot be exchanged or transferred
  8. The tickets will need to be collected from the box office at the concert
  9. By entering the promotion you accept these terms and conditions, and agree to participate in any publicity associated with this promotion. If the entrants fail to agree to these terms and conditions they will be automatically excluded from the promotion.
  10. Details of the competition and prizes are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change without prior notice.
  11. The entrants personal information may be used only by our staff internally, for the purposes of the promotion and will not be passed on to any third parties other than where legally or contractually obliged. Friends tagged as part of the entry requirement will not be contacted.
  12. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. If any circumstances out of The Promoter’s control mean that the competition prize advertised is not available, The Promoter reserves the right to (without prior notice): (a) cancel the promotion; and or (b) substitute the competition prize for another amount of less value.

The Creation Station at Lion Walk!

From the 29th July until 25th August, enjoy fun filled activities with The Creation Station!

There will be Slime Workshops (Suitable for ages 4+) and an Eco-Glitter Bar! (suitables for ages 3+)

10.00am – 4.30pm


The Time Bank Time Together Meetings

Every Friday, from 2pm – 3.30pm, The Time Bank will be hosting various activities.

Where: One Colchester Shop, Unit 81, Culver Street East, Colchester, CO1 1LF (near Primark).

Open to everyone in the Colchester Borough aged 16+.

For timetable, see below.