Our Top Frozen 2 gifts


From Frozen 2 inspired apparel, costumes and accessories, to the movie itself! We can all admit our excitement for the highly anticipated animated movie of the year!

In celebration of Frozen 2 movie debut, we’ll be looking at the top Frozen 2 inspired gifts you can find here at Monks Cross. Add these special gifts to your shopping baskets for your little ones to enjoy.

Style your little ones for the exciting journey beyond the gates of Arendelle with the cosiest jumper of all,  guaranteed to keep them cosy and melt your heart at the same time. You can find this Olaf endowed jumper from Primark for £10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can top the look off with Clarks Shoes x Disney’s Frozen range of kids wear. Shield your little ones from the cold this winter with the latest Frozen boots and trainers suitable for any adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you love trainers then you’ll love Schuh’s Frozen All Star Converse stock. Watch your little ones unleash their stylish-storm in these Elsa and Anna adorned Chuck Taylor Converse.

Those looking for a little Olaf flair wouldn’t want to be without this Disney Frozen, Ceramic Olaf Shaped Mug from Debenhams. Shield your little ones from the cold weather with a nice warm beverage in this special mug.

At Game, there’s plenty of adventure for your little ones to jump into. Join our beloved happy go-lucky snowman on his quest through perilous situations on Nintendo 3DS.

Or if you prefer a good bedtime story, why not join Olaf’ in this heart-warming tale as he searches for the perfect festive tradition to treasure forever.

Whatever the season, there’s always plenty of reasons to gift your loved ones. With the release of Frozen 2 looming ahead, why not showcase your Frozen 2  look in style. There’s plenty of Frozen 2 product finds at Monks Cross, come and visit our stores and find your best picks.

[Products subject to availability. Photo Credit: Debenhams, Primark, River Island, Game, WHSmith, Schuh, Clarks, KZ]

 

 

 

BEAUTY ALERT! The NEW Major Morphosis Holiday Collection…


Have you heard?! Sleek MakeUp have introduced their NEW Major Morphosis holiday collection.

Collection includes:

• Major Morphosis eyeshadow palette

• Solstice Hemisphere elixir

• Two lip lacquers (coming soon)

• 2 lip strobes (coming soon)

Subject to availability at Boots.

Starbucks festive red cups are back!


It doesn’t start to feel like Christmas until Starbucks brings back their famous red cups and festive menu.

Starbucks festive drink menu includes favourites such as Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte, Eggnog Latte alongside new addition the Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate. Christmas would not be complete without a hot chocolate and this one comes with a mocha sauce, marshmallow syrup, topped with marshmallow flavoured whipped cream and finished with a caramelised sugar topping!

Christmas is all about enjoying good food and Starbucks aren’t short on new menu items. Fancy a Christmas dinner on the go? Then grab the ‘Tis the Season Turkey Sandwich and Festive Feast Panini.

Vegans and Vegetarians won’t miss out on the festivities this year! They’ll be able to tuck into the Vegetarian Brie and Cran-merry Focaccia and the new Very Merry Vegan Wrap.

See Starbucks at Monks Cross’ opening hours here.

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Costa Coffee Festive Menu is here!!


Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee have launched a new winter menu and some of our Christmas favourites are back. From Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins, British Pigs in Blankets Mac & Cheese and Irish Velvet & Cream Frostino Coffee. Costa Coffee’s festive menu is one you’ll definitely want to try out!

Find out more about their seasonal menu here. 

Dough Is Falling


Pizza Hut Christmas Menu Is Here!

Tis’ that season!

Pizza Hut Restaurants have launched their best ever Christmas Meal Deal – in your local Hut from November 6th.

From just £14.99 enjoy 2 Courses, a Drink and Unlimited Salad this Christmas.

To get started, choose from a whole range of treats like Cheesy Bite Bites, Chicken Wings or NEW! Hot Dog Bite Bites!

For your main take your pick of any Individual Pizza, Pasta or Flatbread.

Everyone can take a trip to our Unlimited Salad Bar.

Then to wash it all down, choose any soft drink, beer, cider, wine or a NEW! Nitro Cocktail.

Book a table at your local Pizza Hut Restaurant now to enjoy their Christmas Meal Deal from November 6th.

 

Live Date: 6/11/2019

End Date: 1/1/2020

T&C’s: Terms and conditions apply, see in Hut for details. Price varies per Hut. Photography for illustrative purposes only. Products subject to availability. Pizza Hut Restaurants reserve the right to remove or amend this promotion at any time and without prior notice.

Halloween Top Picks


The season of scary is upon us and we want to help you celebrate this eerie Halloween holiday in the most thrilling way you can. Starting with this ultimate Halloween gift guide.

Whether you’re thinking of doing something different this Halloween, or maybe you want to surprise your co-workers, friends and family. We want you to keep on trend and stay ahead of the fun.

Looking to wear a killer face for a night out? Head into Boots and shop till you drop with their Rimmel London Halloween glam products to really sleek those scary faces. Awaken your look from the dead with Rimmel London’s Waterproof Eye definer and if you’re wanting to really look your best, check out their Rimmel Jesterina make-up tutorial.

Discover the accessories that’ll really make your Halloween party outfit pop! Like getting your hands on this blood dripping chocker necklace decorate with a sparkling finish from Accessorize!

We can’t forget the little ones, let them join in on the Halloween fun with these cute Halloween pumpkin all in one! Scarily cute and perfect for a first Halloween, you can find these at Mothercare.

And for a bit of added action and adventure, why not pop WHSmith for their Press out and Decorate Halloween book. Get creative and banish those spooky skeletons and ghoulish ghosts.

Haunted by the ghosts of Halloween parties past? Hobby Craft can change that and make you the host with the most! Get creative and set the scene for a spooky celebration with Hobby Craft’s haunting Halloween range! From edible sugar eyeballs to bat shaped cookie cutters and pumpkin shaped cake moulds, their Halloween range includes Halloween baking and more!

If you’re wondering what more you could do at Monks Cross… dare to join us for a ghoulish day full of FREE Halloween fun at Monks Cross! Show off your scary face with our Face Painting and get those hands goopy with our free Slime Making Workshop. Don’t forget to take your best pictures with our Stilt Walkers Jack Skellington and Sally Nightmare.And for a much deserved break, stop by Costa Coffee and enjoy their Spider Mallow Shortcake with a nice hot drink.

There’s plenty to find here at Monks Cross that can make for an extra celebration this Halloween.

 

[Products subject to availability

Photo Credit: Costa Coffee, Hobby Craft, Boots, Mothercare, Accessorize, WHSmith (Press Out and Decorate: Halloween – Kate McLelland)]

River Island Autumn/Winter 2019


River Island is known for its trend-led affordable fashion and the unique touches it brings to the high street. It is the go-to place to pick up everything you need for a complete head-to-toe outfit this Autumn.

Offering women’s, men’s and kids ranges, along with amazing accessories, our product is designed in-house with fabulous new items available in store and online daily. River Island continues to bring stylish fashion to more people with its Plus (size 18-28), Petites and Big & Tall collections.

For Autumn Winter 2019, River Island effortlessly transitions this season’s must-have trends into an eclectic range of cool weather staples. Both the Womenswear and Menswear collections encourages the wearer to showcase and refresh their individuality through personal style; via statement separates, power shoulders and dazzling denim to fresh layering options, urban sports-luxe pieces and premium tailoring on menswear.

In turn, River Island’s AW19 Kidswear (5-12 yrs), Mini (0-5 yrs) & Baby (0-1 yrs) collections are a perfect start to every fashion journey, with pieces adapted from the adult range for twinning and designed with the mini fashionista in mind. From cute matching cool hued co-ords to utility inspired separates and gender-neutral pieces on Baby, these collections ensure that little ones will look stylish whatever the occasion.

In store services include ‘Click and Collect’ meaning you can shop the complete collection online, and have your purchase delivered directly to store for your convenience.

Money raised for The Snappy Trust at MONKSFEST


Throughout the summer we hosted a festival themed event MONKSFEST which entertained families, children and new visitors with a variety of fun-filled activities taking place. These included a face painter every Friday throughout August and entertainment from a Bubbleologist, Caricaturist, Flower Garland Making Workshop and a T-shirt and Tote Bag Making Workshop.

The event was a huge success, increasing footfall to the park and seeing more engagement than ever before and we want to thank everyone that came along and especially those that donated to our partner charity The Snappy Trust – we managed to raise a total of £268!

We really enjoy putting on events like MONKSFEST and it’s even better when we can raise money for those that are in need.

One for the Dads…


On 16th June, we’re celebrating Dads nation wide, so it’s about time you show yours just how much he means to you! 
Dads can be difficult to buy for, which is why you need to #MakeItMonksCross and let us do the leg work. We’ve found our top 10 gifts, available in our stores, that every type of dad will love, from football mad to movie buff dads!

1.  One for the dads who know what they like.
You can’t go wrong with getting Dad’s favourite scent this Father’s Day, or even a new one! Superdrug & Boots have endless collections of aftershave that your dad will love, why not even get it in a gift set?

2. For the caffeine addicts.
If your Dad is anything like us then he NEEDS his morning coffee to function. So make his day and have a browse of Debenhams range of coffee machines so he can start every day the right way. This Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine is on £40 down from £100!

3.  For the stylish Dads.
There’s one little accessory that makes a mans outfit go from 0 to 100 and that’s a stylish watch! There’s no need to break the bank, River Island has an amazing selection that your Dad is bound to love.

4. One for the Gamers

We all know that Dads are just big kids, so embrace it and buy them a new game or a gaming accessory!
Don’t worry if you don’t know the first thing about gaming and what they’d like, play it safe with a GAME voucher.

5. For the book worms and holiday readers.

Whether your dad always has a book in his hand or he just needs a page turner for his next holiday, you’ll definitely be able to find his next read in WHSmith.


6. For the sporty Dads.

Whether he’s a York City or Manchester City fan, he’ll definitely be over the moon if you treat him to his teams footy shirt from Sports Direct!

7. Trainer mad Dads!

If he fancies himself a bit of a shoe guru then you can’t go wrong with treating him to some new kicks from Schuh’s amazing range.


8. One for the Fashionable Dads..

…or for the ones who need a little help with their look. Give him that helping hand and find him an outfit that’ll turn him from early 2000s Steve Carrell to 2019 Steve Carrell 
Check out the men’s range in River Island, H&M and Debenhams.


9. One For the foodies!
If your dad is one who loves his food then look no further. Debenhams has some fantastic gift sets in that he will LOVE! From Nando’s peri peri kits to a chocoholics dream, there’s hundreds of gift sets in store.

10. For the beer lovers!
If your dad loves a cold pint whilst watching the tele on a Saturday night then this is the gift for him. Check out our craft beer gift sets in store at Debenhams.

We hope our little gift guide has given you endless ideas on how to spoil Dad this Father’s Day!
From all of us here at Monks Cross we hope you have a Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

 

Get Festival Ready with Monks Cross


 

Festival season is upon us so #MakeItMonksCross and stand out! We all know the aim of the game for festivals is to awaken your brightest, sparkly inner unicorn and wow the crowd with your fashion sense. So to give you a little inspiration and help you stand out, we’ve compiled our best tips and tricks, along with some fashion advice to help you live your best life this Summer.

DIY Fashionista

If you really want to impress people this summer and you want something that nobody will have then it’s time to get to work. We’ve spoken to the experts at Hobby Craft who have inspired us to create our own festival clothing, from knitted festival tops, tie-dye shirts, crochet bumbags and flower headbands, the festival creations you can do at home are endless!

For how to guides, go to: https://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/?s=festival

 

Shine bright

If you can’t cover yourself in glitter and diamonds for festivals then when can you?
We’ve had a wander around our stores and picked out a few of our favourite products to make you shine bright this Summer.

Boots – Barry M face jewels: £4.99, New Look – face & body glitter: £3.49, Superdrug – fantasy hair glitter: £2.99, Primark – marble acrylic nails: £2

 

Earn your Stripes.
Animal print is going no where this festival season! We’re alllll about embracing our spirit animals so why not bring them to the surface with a bold print.
From classic leopard to chic zebra, you’ll definitely be able to earn your stripes with these outfits.

Green tiger print – Caroline Flack collection at River Island, Leopard two piece – Primark, Snake skin sandals – H&M, Leopard print dress – New Look

Bright and Beautiful!
Stand out this Festival season with the brightest outfit you can find. We don’t know about you but we definitely use festivals as a way to step outside our comfort zone and wear something that’s going to stand out from the crowd. Whether you fancy wearing neon, multi coloured or just full sequins, we’ve found some show stoppers that NEED to be added to your basket ASAP.

Multicoloured fringe jacket – Primark, Multicolour two piece – River Island, Sequin bandeau – New Look, Metallic Fringe Jacket – Primark

 

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