Add some magic to your holiday

Add some Magic to your holiday. Visit TUI on 22nd September  to discuss holidays to Disneyland® Paris, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, or a cruise on board Disney Cruise Line. We will be hosting a day of Disney Fun. Please call to make an appointment 01904 293300.

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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.

Dementia Friends


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:



Free WIFI arrives at Monks Cross!

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!


Hobby Craft Kids Craft Club

Free weekly workshops, to keep the kids entertained over the Summer

Slime making is held every Saturday from the 28th July – 1st September

A range of activities are available mid-week, such as foam mask making, decorating decopatch animals, making your own dream catcher and ceramic animal painting.

Full class details and times can be found at along with booking details.


Monks Cross Shopping Park in Partnership with York City Football Club

Monks Cross is delighted to announce that a new partnership deal has been agreed with York City Football Club for the forthcoming 2018/19 season. The partnership will see the Monks Cross appear as back-of-the-shirt sponsors on the club’s new Under Armour kit.

With both Monks Cross and York City entering a period of rejuvenation, the newly formed partnership makes perfect sense. Summer 2018 will see the start of a series of on-site changes at Monks Cross to grow its retailer offer and enhance its shopper experience.
Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager for Monks Cross Shopping Park, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with York City Football Club for the 2018-19 season.

“As we move into the first phase of a new period for Monks Cross, strengthening bonds with our soon-to-be neighbour was of key importance to us. We look forward to seeing the new stadium continue to take shape, alongside the exciting developments at Monks Cross.”
Nick Greatrex, the clubs’ Head of Partnerships, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Monks Cross Shopping Park as a club partner.
“We now look forward to working together closely during our emotional final season at Bootham Crescent and also in the future at our new home in the community stadium at Monks Cross.”

Every Can Counts

You can now recycle your drinks cans at Monks Cross and support social enterprise Choose2 Youth!


Free Half Term Workshops at Hobbycraft!

There are loads of super fun workshops for your children to take part in this half term and they’re all free or have a very small charge!!

Slime making – Half an hour workshop – Free – 4 a day!


Thur 31st May



2.30 – 3



Sat 2nd June 






Sun 3rd June






These workshops only have a limited number of spaces per workshop. Customers need to go onto the website and book via the online booking form. 

We are also running other workshops which have a small charge


Fri 1st June

Felt Broach Making



£2 per person


Fri 8th June

Holly Jolly Christmas Card Workshop


£2 per person – take away 2 cards per person


Fri 15th June


Frozen Wishes Christmas card Making Workshop

£2 per person – take away 2 cards per person


Sat 16th June

Fathers Day Felt Rosette



£2 per child


Fri 22nd June

Cricut Christmas card Demonstration


Free to come watch

Great British Button Challenge at Hobbycraft!

Spread the news… The Great British Button Challenge is here! 1 in 5 people in the UK can’t sew on a button – we want to change that! From 21 May – 20 July 2018, Hobbycraft will be giving out free Great British Button Challenge packs to schools, and encouraging Britain’s teachers to bring sewing back into the classroom. The packs contain a free bag of buttons, stickers and a how-to guide, and we’re also providing creative ideas and inspiration for simple makes using buttons that are linked to school topics and educational objectives. Teachers, parents and pupils can share photos of their button makes to win fantastic prizes, including a Creative Classroom bundle worth over £150. Teachers and teaching assistants simply need to pop into their local Hobbycraft store to collect the packs*. To find out more, visit:

The campaign will be endorsed and promoted by former Blue Peter presenter and crafting champion Janet Ellis.


*Full packs available while stocks last. Teachers are to show ID before giving out the packs. Teachers can collect up to a maximum of

3 packs on behalf of their colleagues.


One Great Superhero Day!

Come and join us for one fun filled great day here at Monks Cross where we will be raising money for The Island Mentoring Scheme and Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Charity!

There will be loads going on on the day including:

👸 Meet your favourite superhero and princess costume characters and get a photo with them!

🤖 Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite superhero! There will be a fancy dress competition at 12pm outside the information centre!

🎵 Minster FM will be on site with their Prize Pod from 11am – 1pm! There are loads of exciting prizes to win including a Family Flamingo Land entry voucher, prizes from WHSmith, Debenhams, Starbucks, Hobbycraft, Sports Direct, Primark and more!

💰 Roxy and Ben from Minster FM will be locked behind the store window at schuh! They will only be released whne they hit the £1000 fundraising target! Find the link her to donate:…

🎨 Face painting and Fun Science in the information centre!

🚑 The Emergency Services teams will be on site so that you can find out more about what they do!

💛There will be loads more fun activities on the day too! Come along and support these fantastic causes and have some fun!


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