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Back to School Supplies

 

 

The summer holidays are almost over so now’s the time to get ‘back to school’ ready. Lion Walk retailers* have been busy filling their shelves with fun and inspiring items that will have your children skipping back to class, here’s a small sneak peek of what you might find:

 

WHSmith
Doughnut Print Clear Chunky Pencil Case – £8.99
A snazzy new pencil case is an essential back to school item and WH Smiths at Lion Walk has plenty to choose from. This bright and fun donut print case will sweeten school days.

 

WHSmith
Games Controller Black Neoprene Pencil Case – £5.99
WH Smiths also have this games controller design bound to be a real hit with gaming fans.

 

 

 

New Look
Black Nylon and Leather-Look Backpack – £19.99

A new school year calls for a new school bag and this black nylon and leather-look backpack is perfect for older ch

 

 

 

 

Primark
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Notebook – £3.00
Harry Potter Gryffindor Notebook – £3.00

Whether it’s a magic spell or spelling test, Primark’s Harry Potter notebooks are perfect for taking down information that really matters.

 

 

 

Clintons
Marvel Thor – Tritan Bottle – £7.00
Mary Poppins Large Water Bottle – £8

Learning is thirsty work so keep your kids hydrated every day with a fun, re-usable water bottle. Clintons have a great selection featuring handy flip top lids and everybody’s favourite characters.

 

 

EE Kitsound Metro Wireless Headphones – £24.99

These Kitsound Metro wireless headphones are perfect for journeys to and from school. Whether practicing their foreign language skills or listening to their favourite tunes, school days will sound simply awesome!

 

 

 

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

Beach Bag Ready Competition

WIN a fantastic bundle of goodies to get you BEACH BAG READY!

Visit our Facebook page here to enter.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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 one week of being notified. We will contact you twice using the details you have supplied to us and if you have not responded within one week 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.
  • By entering this competition you are agreeing to have your photograph taken for media purposes.
  • Competition closes on Monday 30 July at 2pm. Anyone who enters after this time and date won’t be entered into the competition.
  • Entries from Lion Walk Shopping Centre staff are not valid.

Beehive Event Facebook Competition

 

 

 

Win a fantastic bundle of honey related goodies from Holland and Barratt, Boots, The Body Shop and Primark.

Visit our Facebook page here to enter.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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 one week of being notified. We will contact you twice using the details you have supplied to us and if you have not responded within one week 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 t hese 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.
  • The prize must be picked up by the winner, photo ID will be needed.
  • By entering this competition you are agreeing to have your photograph taken for media purposes.

Busy Bees And Friends

Come down to Lion Walk Shopping Centre for our busy bees and friends event.

From Thursday 31st May – Saturday 2nd June from 11am – 4pm.

We will have craft events, book readings, wildlife experts and a fantastic trail to complete.

See you there!

Early Closing

Due to bad weather conditions, some stores have not been able to open or will be closing early today. Please check the store you wish to visit for opening times.

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

 

 

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’ve pulled together a gift guide filled with fashionable ideas for you to treat your special dad to this year.  All available from Lion Walk retailers*, these super stylish buys will help you show your Dad just how much he means to you.

 

 

 

M&S – M&S Collection Geometric Print Shirt – £25.00

Forget ‘Dad dressing’, this stylish geometric print shirt is right on trend. Its striking yet understated style is sure to turn heads for the right reasons and its short sleeves are perfect for the warm summer months.

 

 

 

Primark – Straw Hat – £3

This gorgeous straw hat is a real bargain at just £3 and will help keep ‘Daddy Cool’ all summer long. So whether he’s watching the cricket, relaxing in the garden or flying off somewhere hot you really can’t go wrong with this gift.

 

 

 

 

 

River Island – Navy Floral Tie – £12

For those occasions when Dad need’s to look his smartest you can’t go wrong with this sophisticated navy tie.  The eye catching paisley print adds interest without being over the top and will look great with any suit and shirt combo.

 

 

 

 

Topman – Oxblood Crocodile Cardholder – £12

What Dad wouldn’t love this beautiful crocodile-effect cardholder? Its classic style is perfect for Dads of all ages. It has been flying off the shelves recently but don’t worry if you can’t find it in-store, you can always get free next day delivery if you ask a member of our friendly team to order one for you.

 

Half Term Sportacular

Bring your children down to Lion Walk during Half Term to enjoy some FREE Sportacular fun! There will be the chance for children to decorate Frisbee or bat and balls to take home and enjoy the summer days outside.

For those children over the age of 4 they can also take part in egg and spoon races and sack races (weather permitting) and also have their faces painted. For budding detectives there will also be a puzzle trail, with missing letters scattered around the stores.
Come down and visit us in the church car park from 11am – 3pm on Tuesday 30th!

Lion Walk Shopping Centre Reports Excellence 2017

We’re delighted to report that things are looking good for Lion Walk! Despite the ever-changing, and at times particularly challenging retail landscape, we have been able to report an upturn in footfall, reflecting the enormous support given by both the townspeople and tourists in the region.

Defying some of the gloom surrounding many of the nation’s high streets, last week our Centre Manager, Peter Scopes reported an increase in visitors from 3.4 million to 3.6 million during the final quarter of 2017.

A particularly encouraging result was that Lion Walk had operated at an eight percent increase over the previous year’s figures despite the year on year national average for all UK shopping centres reflecting negative growth of -2.45 percent.

“This is immensely positive news for Lion Walk Shopping Centre,” said Mr Scopes. “At a time when the retail offering of many towns are struggling, we are going from strength to strength, thanks to a combination of exciting and determined retailers, and a hugely supportive community of shopping in Colchester, and of course, further afield.

“Highlights include a vibrant independent scene in Red Lion Yard, and the transformation of the old, empty unit previously occupied by BHS, to the massively successful and much sought after opening of Primark. “Colchester can be proud of its retail offering,” he added.

 

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.

National Tea Day Competition

Win delicious tea and scrumptious cake for two at Deja Brew.

Visit our Facebook page here to enter.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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 one week of being notified. We will contact you twice using the details you have supplied to us and if you have not responded within one week 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.
  • The winner must claim their tea and cake for two by Saturday 26 May 2018.

Our Brilliant Busy Bees and Friends Event

We had a brilliant Busy Bees and Friends event last week. The event was designed to educate and entertain our visitors on the importance of bees and it created a real buzz around the Centre.

The event beginning on Thursday 31 May ran until Saturday 2 June and saw hundreds of our visitors take part in fun-filled activities and workshops on all things bees and bugs related. We were lucky enough to have talks from experts Adrian Knowles, from The Wildlife Trust and John Taylor, from Bumblebee Conversation Trust (BBCT). The talks proved very popular with those keen to learn more about how essential these creatures are to our eco-system.

Alongside the talks, children were able to create their own bee wings and listen to book readings all from inside an eye catching giant inflatable beehive. We also created a buzzy bee trail for visitors to follow.

Our Centre Manager, Peter Scopes said: “We are really pleased with how popular our bee event turned out. Visitors were very engaged and eager to learn more about bees and their importance in the environment and we saw lots of smiling faces on the children that had taken part. It was great fun, and we’re looking forward to doing it all again!”

 

Our Lights Switch On Will Be A Night To Remember

There will be not one, not two, but three singing sensations at our official Christmas Lights Switch On ceremony, as well as an amazing fireworks display and the town’s very own Deputy Mayor.

The festivities kick off at 5:30pm on Wednesday 29 November, when Cllr Peter Chillingworth will take to the stage with the Children’s choir of Brinkley Primary School, performers from local stage school Theatre Train and Colchester’s very own musical celebrity, Abbie Hartley.

What’s more Father Christmas will be there, performing magic tricks, ably assisted by his very own juggling elf, and Dream 100 FM will also be on hand to help with the fun. With special late night shopping and mulled wine and mulled cider available for shoppers, it promises to be an unmissable event.

The lights will be switched on at 7pm, followed by the fireworks display.

Peter Scopes, our centre manager said: “We are all so excited for this, as it promises to be the best ever Christmas lights switch on, with a truly special, party atmosphere. The town has really come together for this; we are so proud to host so many singers and performers at what is really the most wonderful time of the year. Truly, there will be something for everyone and we are asking the whole of Colchester to come along and show their support. And for one night at least, thanks to our amazing snow machine, it really will be a white Christmas!”

Student Night

Colchester presents Student Night.

Join us for late night opening and exclusive offers on Monday 8th October 6pm – 9pm.

View the offers here.

Valentine’s Day Competition

Win a luxury Valentine’s day bundle worth over £100.

Visit our Facebook page here to enter.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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 by Friday 9 February at 2:00pm. If you have not responded within that time, 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
  • By entering this competition you are agreeing to have your photograph taken for media purposes
  • Entrants must be 18 or over
  • Winners must be available to meet at 8:30am on Monday 12 February at Lion Walk Centre Management office to collect their prize and have their photo taken
  • Lion Walk Shopping Centre staff are prohibited from entering the competition