MONKSFEST at Monks Cross

York’s Monks Cross Shopping Park will be hosting a series of FREE activities for their summer festival themed event MONKSFEST. This weekly fun filled activity is set to entertain families, children and visitors to the shopping park.

MONKSFEST will be taking place every Friday from the 26th July until 16th August 2019. With a face painter each week and entertainment from local buskers, a Bubbleologist, Caricaturist and a variety of craft workshops, a mix of activities for all to enjoy.

Event dates and entertainment can be seen below:

26th July – Face Painter and Bubbleologist
2nd August – Face Painter and Flower Garland Making Workshop
9th August – Face Painter and Caricaturist
16th August – Face Painter and Kids T-shirt and Tote bag making workshop

Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager of Monks Cross, comments “We are extremely excited to be hosting our first ever festival themed event at Monks Cross. It is the perfect event to bring children along to and get them into the festival spirit. We also hope to attract new visitors and present Monks Cross as a fun and convenient place to shop! We look forward to welcoming people to MONKSFEST from Friday 26th July.”

Event page here.

Expectant Parent Event at Mothercare

Calling all parents to be!
Join Mothercare’s expectant parent event on 7th & 17th August!
Ask a member of staff for details and book your place!

Customer Service Advisor

Location: Mothercare Monks Cross

Job title: Customer Service Advisor – York Monks Cross

Hours:  5 x 12 hour Customer service advisor contracts
3 x 16 hour customer service advisor contracts
1 x 30 hour customer service advisor contracts

Salary: TBC

Category:  as advised on

To view the job description and apply click here.

Sales Floor Manager

Expectant Parent Event at Mothercare

Mothercare are hosting an exclusive parent event at our new store on Wednesday June 12th at 6pm!

Spaces are limited so book now so you don’t miss out!


Monks Cross is delighted to announce Mothercare is officially open!

With over 50 years of retail experience, Mothercare is leading the way in supporting parents and young children around the globe. We bring our expert knowledge and specialist training to our store in Huntingdon which offers a wide range of products to meet the needs of every family. Our clothing and footwear ranges include everything from baby essentials to our famous Little Bird by Jools Oliver and My K by Myleene Klass collections. Not to mention our Blooming Marvellous maternity range for all you mums-to-be. In the home and travel department, we offer a range of car seats, pushchairs, nursery furniture, bedding, feeding and bathing equipment. And don’t forget the toys which have been specially selected for all ages, from babies to young children. Visit us in our York – Opening 23rd May store today to shop from our wide range of products, and to get expert advice from our in-store experts.

Store Facilities
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Fitting Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Collect in Store
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Baby Changing
  • Wheelchair Accessible Fitting Rooms
  • Induction Loops
  • Bra Fitting
  • Car Fitting
  • Personal Shop
  • My K
  • Little Bird
  • Nursery Roomsets
  • Memory Makers
  • DCK

Come and see Peppa Pig

Join us on Thursday 23rd May where we will be joined by Peppa Pig between 9am – 3pm.

There will be:

  • Free balloon modelling
  • Free face painting
  • Free fun in-store activities for your little ones

See you there!


We are looking for Mascots to join a dance off and be crowned the best Mascot in York as part of One Great Day on the 29th June. Not only will you have great fun, but you’ll also be supporting a wonderful charity and will benefit from brand/club exposure through Monks Cross Shopping Park & The Snappy Trust’s social media pages and website.

Proceeds from this event will go towards The Snappy Trust to support young people in York with disabilities!

For more information or to register your place:

Call: 01904 640 562


Mothercare Joins Monks Cross

We’re excited to announce the opening of Mothercare here at Monks Cross in mid May!
If you’re interested in joining our Mothercare team, or just part of the Monks Cross family, go to our jobs page!


In Store Product Specialist

Contract Type: Permanent Contract
Hours: Part Time
Posted: 06/03/2019
Closing Date: 30/04/2019


As a Mothercare Specialist, it is you who will guide our customers through the world of parenting – in many cases for the very first time!

We are looking for a Specialist to join the team in our new York store on a full time (40 hour) contract.

You will be responsible for giving our customers an excellent experienceand maximising sales by, effectively selling products within the store and online that meet our customer needs.

You will become a specialist in up to six departments across the store and will use your expertise to train and coach the team to enable them to provide expert advice.You will also conduct expectant and new parent events and personal shops in a friendly and confident manner.

This is an exciting and varied role and we are looking for outgoing, confident and friendly people with a passion for retail to join us.

Our Mothercare specialists will need to have the following skills:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, with the ability to listen and question
  • A people person, able to build relationships with people quickly, both colleagues and customers.
  • Experience in demonstrating products to customers
  • Flexibility to support the business
  • The ability to work within a team
  • Able to work efficiently in a pressurised environment
  • High standards of personal presentation
  • Excellent retail standards and visual merchandising skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • A passion for learning and the ability to learn quickly

To enable you to be successful as a Mothercare specialist we will put you through an extensive training programme to give you the brilliant product knowledge and understanding of our products that’s needed to succeed in the role.

Previous experience in a nursery setting, in child development or previous experience working within a similar retailer or in a coaching role would be preferred.

The hourly rate for this specialist role starts at 8/ hour, increasing to 9.10/ hour after successful completion of the training blocks (after approx. 12 weeks).

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