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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!

Celebrate Bike Week With Us!

Bike week is coming!

Celebrate everything that is great about cycling from 8-16 June.

Bike Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling.

To find out more, visit www.bikeweek.org.uk

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.

Easter Gift Guide

 

It’s time to hop to it and burrow into Lion Walk’s egg-cellent Easter gift guide, bursting with Easter treats that will last much longer than the season and keep your loved ones busy over the holidays.

 

Minnie’s Boutique

Lovely Easter pastels. Shop the just landed Blue Knitted Heart Top as seen on the gorgeous Billie Faiers (£30.00).

 

Paul James Hairdressing

Treat him to a fresh spring trim from Paul James Hairdressing, with prices starting from as little as £13.00! (£13.00 – £24.00).

Primark

We all know the most important date to keep in our diaries this spring… treat the biggest Game of Thrones fan you know to these impressive mugs from Primark, there’s always time for tea (£5.00 each).

 

Clintons

The easiest way to send Easter wishes is with a thoughtful card. This set of 6 adorable chick and bunny fluffy Easter cards will warm your loved ones’ hearts (£3.00).

 

The Lion Café, Bar & Bistro

Enjoying a spring stroll? Treat your friends and family to a coffee in The Lion Café, Bar & Bistro, a favourite rest stop for Lion Walk shoppers.

 

River Island

Step into warmer weather, lighter nights and beautiful footwear. She’ll love these Navy Stripe Bow Sliders from River Island (£35.00)!

 

The Body Shop

Say ‘thanks, honey’ with the kindest of gift bags including products designed for dry and sensitive skin. Tucked up in this beauty bag is The Body Shop gentle almond milk and honey shower gel, body butter and hand cream, both enriched with organic almond milk from Spain (£12.00).

 

Thorntons

Thorntons has been producing incredible chocolate Easter Eggs for almost 100 years, which is why Easter isn’t Easter without Thorntons! With something for everyone, you are sure to find the perfect egg for your loved ones.

 

WH Smith

The perfect book to take along with you on your Easter adventures, this stylish Zoella paperback notebook is perfect for jotting down dreams, ideas and favourite memories (£6.49).

 

New Look

Nothing says ‘Hello Easter’ like fresh florals. This pink milkmaid dress is perfect for spoiling your special lady, just add afternoon tea and some spring sunshine for the perfect day-date (£27.99).

 

Topman

Put a spring in his step with the tan premium soft suede upper loafers with gold snaffle detail from Topman! He’ll be looking suave for the Easter celebrations (£65.00).

 

Holland & Barrett

Each of these cute chocolate bars are perfectly made for vegan families, from Moo Free’s multi-award winning dairy free rice milk chocolate! They taste just like a delicious quality milk chocolate (£0.99).

 

Dear Grace

How beautiful are these Gold Spot Wooden Eggs from Dear Grace? They make the perfect Easter gift for a loved one (£7.50).

 

GAME

With over 1200 beads, 4 design cards, bead storage and a bead tray, the Ezee Beads 3D animal’s game is sure to get the kids creative spirit going in the Easter holidays (£18.06).

 

So, whilst the flowers are blooming, the eggs are hidden and the smell of sweet treats are in the air, these gifts can make Easter super special. Manage to pick up any of these goodies? Let us know on our social media!

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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.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

 

The gift guide on how to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day is here! Lion Walk has done all of the hard work or you, compiling a list of dreamy Mother’s Day presents no matter her style, age, interests… Or your budget! So, let’s get started.

 

Thorntons

Pass the love on with a sweet little indulgence that shows your mum just how much you really care with this customisable Milk Chocolate Heart Plaque from Thorntons (£8.00).

 

Abode

The perfect partner to chocolate? Bubbly, of course! The Pink Prosecco Candle from Abode is elegant and vivacious, it’s designed to create an energising and uplifting experience, something your mum will love! (£18.00).

 

Boots

Whether your mum is a beauty buff, or simply loves experimenting with the latest trends, Boots has the most show-stopping makeup palettes at the ready.

 

Card Factory

Add a thoughtful touch with the Card Factory! For example, this bright and beautiful Wonderful Mum card from the Card Factory’s Platinum range for a mum who means the world (£1.99).

 

Lashious Beauty

Treat your mum to some glam with a manicure! Lashious Beauty has a range of expert nail treatments from £10.00-£35.00.

 

 

Maison White

Is your mum obsessed with her precious pooch? This Yellow Labrador Milliners Dog Cushion from Maison White will melt her heart! (£54.95).

 

 

Holland & Barrett

Make mum feel beautiful with the Burt’s Bees earth friendly, natural lipstick at Holland & Barrett! With 8 striking shades, she’ll be spoilt for choice (£9.99).

 

 

Minnie’s Boutique

Give the boss lady some relaxation time with Minnie’s Boutique “This is My Day Off” Sweatshirt, new to the My Nelly collection (£30.00).

 

 

New Look

It’s all in the detail… Spoil your mum with these soft open-toe finish Black Suedette Bow Back Stilettos (£22.99).

 

 

The Perfume Shop

A personal treat to a loved one makes for the perfect bespoke gift. Gift your mum her favourite scent with The Pefume Shop’s range of gift sets; including the Alien Refillable 30ml au de parfum set from Mugler (£42.99), the Daisy eau de toilette gift set – 50ml from Marc Jacobs (£57.00), and many more.

 

Victoria’s Jewellers

Did you know that every product in Victoria’s Jewellers is now HALF PRICE?! Your mum deserves some luxurious, classic jewellery, and you can shop for less!

 

Marks & Spencer

Does your mum have a sweet spot for gin? This Keepr’s dry London gin infused with Cotswold honey is the perfect gift to be enjoyed for any occasion (£20.00).

 

Let mum know that she means the world to you, your own way. We’d love to hear if we inspired your gift buying this year!

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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.

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…..

Boots 

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.

Topshop

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.