Join us Monks Cross Shopping Park & friends at Minster FM for a weekend of Christmas fun, 15th & 16th December.
We have tons of free activity for all the family to enjoy 15th December. Have your picture taken with the fabulous christmassy ice sculptors, enjoy free face painting and enjoy some festive food from our pop up food sellers. On 16th December come and meet Santa’s Reindeer before they get ready to deliver presents!
And enjoy free painting and our selection of pop up food sellers.
What’s more all activity is FREE!
New store with Nail Bar and Brow & Lash bar to open in Monks Cross Shopping Park –
Thursday 6th December saw the opening of a new Superdrug in Monks Cross Shopping Park. The store, located in the heart of the shopping park has created 18 new jobs and will offer customers affordable health and beauty products and everyday toiletries, perfect for customers to pop in and pick up some party essentials and gifts in time for Christmas.
Customers will be able to choose from hundreds of Christmas gifts including stocking fillers and the perfect presents for her, him and kids from best-loved brands including Bloom Collection, B., Studio London, Flutter, Secret Santa, Fruity and Sweet Snuggles. Exclusive skincare and makeup brands will also stock an extensive range of products including B., Nip & Fab, GOSH, MUA and Revolution.
The store also features a brand new Beauty Studio area with a menu of professional beauty treatments at affordable prices, including a Nail Bar offering a file and polish from £12 and gel manicure from £20, as well as a Brow & Lash Bar offering tinting and threading.
Visitors will also have the chance to sign up to Health & Beautycard to be able to collect points to redeem on future purchases and also benefit from exclusive deals and offers. The Superdrug Mobile service will also be available to Health & Beautycard customers for just £10 offering no contract, unlimited calls and texts and a mighty 4GB of data every month.
Rachel Pennington, York Monks Cross Manager, said; “We are delighted to be opening our new store with three weeks to go until Christmas. We are sure customers are going to love our unique mix of health and beauty essentials at affordable prices. It’s perfect timing for those looking to do their Christmas shopping, or just pick up all their party essentials ready for lots of festive celebrations.
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 11pm to 5pm
Monks Cross Shopping Park is teaming up with York charity Snappy over the festive period. Shoppers are being asked to visit the Gift Giving Tree in the Shopping Parks Information Centre and collect a tag from the tree to donate a Christmas present.
Snappy is a registered charity working with children and young people of York with wide ranging disabilities, from learning difficulties to profound physical disabilities. The volunteers work to develop confidence, independence and social skills but mostly, to give the children and families the opportunity to enjoy new experience have fun and make friends.
Anne Stamp “We have worked with Monks Cross previously and customers have always been so generous in their support. As a self-funded local charity we are very grateful to anyone in advance to donates a gift, the difference they make is immeasurable and we hope to make this a great success.”
Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager of Monks Cross, comments “It’s great to see the local community coming together to support each other, especially at this time of year. Snappy have recently been subjected to a funding cut, so we really want to give them all the help we can this Christmas.”
Black Friday is just a few days away and the offers are already rolling into our stores at Monks Cross. So we’ve had a browse and found some of the best deals that are currently on at our stores.
You’re going to need to be quick if you want to get your paws on these deals though, they’ll be flying off the shelves.
On your marks, get set…. GO!
New Look offers you en vogue items destined to be your new favourites. Black Friday 2018 is guaranteed to make your Christmas shopping as easy as possible. Gift your mum that designer bag for half price and surprise your sister with those shoes she’s been pining after for months! The Black Friday sale at New Look has got you covered. Find discounts of up to 25% off across all departments, both online and in-store. Start preparing for the year’s biggest bargain hunt today!
We’ve got some must have offers on at Primark in the build up to Black Friday. Starting from 20th November 2018, they’ll have special promotional prices and reductions across the entire store!
They’ll also be opening at 8:30am on 23rd November to give you some extra time to bag your in store favourites!
Black is back at Schuh! There’s up to 50% off on selected lines in store.
Looking for a Black Friday deal already? We love your spirit, but like your birthday, this special event happens just once a year (sob). It’s not all bad news, you can still pick up a fresh style steal (or ten) with River Islands latest offers and savings – go on treat yourself, you deserve it…
Debenhams is treating your to their 12 day spectacular this Black Friday season… Check out their 12 days of amazing deals.
This Black Friday, Boots has some incredible offers in store just for you. Get up to half price (or better) off selected ranges! Pop in store and grab yourself some bargains.
To kick start Black Friday, Hobby Craft are giving you up to 50% off on selected lines!! Pop in store and check it out.
To keep up to date with our latest Black Friday deals and other amazing offers, check out our offers page!
Join us Monks Cross Shopping Park & friends at Minster FM this Halloween for our big Halloween day.
We have tons of free activity for all the kids to enjoy
Be brave enough to hold a spider or snake at the reptile roadshow
Have a photo taken with birds of prey..straight out of Hogwarts
Get a spooky face painted
Marvel at the Halloween stilt walkers.
Come and get crafty and make spooky masks with Hobbycraft in our information centre
And kids come dressed in your scariest outfit and enter the fancy dress competition at noon and win £50 worth of vouchers from a Monks Cross retailer of your choice.
What’s more all activity is FREE!
Did you know everyday at 9:30am – 10:30am, Clark’s have an Autism hour!? They turn down music and other noise, dim the lights and create the perfect environment to make shopping easier for people with Autism. To find out more about Autism hour, check out their website: https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/tmi/autism-hour/map.aspx
Join us at Hobby Craft for a range of amazing workshops the whole family will enjoy in the build up to Christmas!
To find out more about which workshops are available, go to their website: https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/store-events
*Booking is required via Hobby Craft’s site.
MONKS CROSS SHOPPERS GIVE GENEROUSLY TO LOCAL CHARITY, THE ISLAND
We held the now annual One Great Day event in June. The day of fun filled activities was created in order to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and local charity, The Island.
On the day over £700 was raised for The Island, a children’s charity based in York. The charity, which supports children between the ages of 8 and 13 (up to 18 if they have additional needs) provides a number of mentoring services to enhance children’s mental, emotional and social well-being. Since the charity was formed in 2008, they have supported and enriched the lives of over 2,500 children based in York.
A spokesperson for The Island said “We are grateful to the Monks Cross shoppers who donated so generously. This incredible amount means that one vulnerable child will be able to access our services with a fully-trained volunteer mentor for 24 weeks. As a small local charity we are very grateful to everyone who went above and beyond to support our worthy cause.”
Centre Manager of Monks Cross Katherine said, “One Great Day was a fantastic day for us and we are very pleased to be able to support a charity provides such vital services within York, so we owe those who donated a huge thank you! It’s great to see the local community coming together to support each other.
Earlier this month the Centre Management team at Monks Cross took part in the Dementia Friends training programme.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. The Programme Partnerships team worked with Monks Cross to successfully rollout Dementia Friends and guidance so the shopping park can work towards becoming more dementia friendly.
Centre Manager Katherine Sharp said of the training, we are very proud to have taken part in this training, with 1 in 6 people above the age of 80 having dementia, it’s an illness which effects so many of us in so many different ways. Being Dementia Friends means we at the centre have been able to put ourselves in the shoes of someone living with the disease and turning that understanding into action.”
For more information on how you can become a dementia friend please visit: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/
Surf the web whilst you shop at Monks Cross with our free Wi-Fi throughout the centre. Simply go to ‘MonksCrossShoppingFreeWifi’ and login for unlimited internet access!