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A rockin’ day with All Star Rock School

We had a rockin’ day at Lion Walk on 22nd February with All Star Rock School!

Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Valentines Competition T&C’s 2020

  • 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 present valid ID to receive the prize
  • Entries submitted after 12pm on 14th February 2020 will not be valid
  • Voucher includes afternoon tea for 2 guests only
  • Any other drinks not included in afternoon tea will be charged as extra
  • Cannot be used on specific dates throughout the year, subject to availability, exclusions apply.
  • Voucher must be shown on time of arrival
  • Afternoon Tea for 2 must be pre-booked
  • Available Wednesday-Sunday

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

Bank Holiday Weekender

Colchester’s music scene is buzzing and we want to showcase some of the best talent around! Join us over the bank holiday weekend for free live music at the Summer Drinks Terrace.

THE LINE UP

Friday 28th August 
Live set from Gabriela Eva, with special guests Hung Velvet and Sheikha Ziza. Get ready for the weekend with some alternative soul / nu-jazz / funk. 6pm til late.

Saturday 29th August

Actual Radio DAB takeover – live ‘ON AIR’ pre-launch for Colchester’s newest and only digital radio station. Competitions, cocktails, dancers and a whole lot more!

Monday 31st August
Live set from DJ  Odgee Poore
Mahoosive 9 hour back-to-back Ibiza themed house music. Good vibes, chilled out melodic and nu: school house – 130bpm is the way to go this bank holiday Monday! 12pm til late.

Summer Drinks Terrace is open all day everyday, serving you the best lagers, ciders, cocktails, prosecco and more! Sit back with a refreshing drink and soak up the holiday vibes.

Remember to stay safe and boogie the last of the summer days away!

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

Christmas at Lion Walk – Watch our Video!

Welcome to Christmas at Lion Walk.
From independent boutiques and coffee shops to some of the best national retailers available, we have all you need for the best Christmas presents and wonderful winter days out.
Can you spot yourself at our Christmas Light Switch On?!

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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Eat Out To Help Out

Throughout August, there’s even more reasons to visit Lion Walk.

Muffin Break are taking part in the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme – so you can enjoy 50% of food and drink ever Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. As many times as you like!

That’s lunch sorted.

 

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:

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

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!

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

Lion Walk Presents: Summer Drinks Terrace

We’re in the full-swing of summer and our Summer Drinks Terrace is now open!

Open everyday, all day ’til late until the end of the summer. So pull up a deck chair and enjoy a refreshing range of drinks, including cocktails, beers, ciders and soft drinks.

Sip-sip hurray!

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.