What’s on

The Snow Lion

Witness the mystical Snow Lion and magical White Queen in the centre at intervals throughout the day as they spread festive cheer.

Sunday 23rd December

11am, 12.15pm & 1.30pm

Santa’s Grotto

Visit our magically festive grotto in partnership with Galloway’s Society for the Blind to get a photo with Santa and take your very own 6×4 print home with you in time for Christmas. The grotto is run for free by the charity Galloways, so please dig deep and donate generously.

Santa’s Grotto Opening Times

Saturday-24th November                                       11am-5pm

Sunday 25th November                                          11am-4pm                            

Saturday 1st December                                          11am-5pm

Sunday 2nd December                                            11am-4pm

Wednesday 5th-Thursday 6th December                11am-5pm

Saturday 8th December                                          11am-5pm               

Sunday 9th December                                            11am-4pm

Wednesday 12th-Saturday-15th December           11am-5pm

Sunday 16th December                                          11am-4pm                       

Monday 17th– Tuesday 18th December                 11am-5pm

Wednesday 19th– Saturday 22nd                             11am-7pm

Sunday 23rd December                                          11am-4pm

Monday 24th December                                         11am-4pm                           

Saturday 24th November - Monday 24th December

Times Varied

Purple Tuesday

St George’s Shopping Centre, Preston BID, Preston Mobility Centre and Disability Equality North West are coming together to support city centre businesses in making their business more accessible.
The campaign launches with an ‘Accessibility Awareness’ workshop and the formal launch of the city’s ‘Changing Places’ facility on Tuesday 13th of November, in line with ‘Purple Tuesday’.
Purple Tuesday is the UK’s first accessible shopping day, established to recognise the importance and needs of disabled consumers, raise awareness of the value of the Purple Pound, and promote inclusive shopping.
Shortly after the free workshop delivered by Disability Equality NW, businesses will be invited to sign up to an ‘Accessibility Charter’ showing their commitment to the cause, with research compiled by city centre users with accessibility requirements.
Andrew Stringer, who has been championing the initiative, adds “St Georges are proud to be a key partner in bringing Purple Tuesday to Preston. As an inclusive shopping centre, we are constantly looking for ways to create a more accessible environment for shoppers. As a team, we are fully behind the campaign and our ambassadors on the day will be identifiable by their purple t-shirts and will be on hand to assist shoppers with their specific needs.”
Mark Whittle from Preston BID said: “Accessibility can be improved through a variety of methods, not all of which require a significant investment, or infrastructure works. Improvements could include better signage, store layout changes or the promotion of ‘quiet hours’ for users who may feel more comfortable shopping at less-busy times etc.

“We are delighted to be working with city centre partners in supporting our local businesses to adapt their offer and further engage with members of our community with specific needs”.
Joe Hannett of Preston Mobility Centre said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be working on Purple Tuesday with St Georges, Preston BID and Disability Equality NW. Along with the launch of the new Changing Places toilet facility, this is a powerful statement of intent for the future retail and leisure experience in Preston. Improving access is about improving the environment for all of us, as well as promoting thoughtfulness in store design and everyday customer service, bravo Preston”!
Purple Tuesday is supported by the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Argos, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s.
The training session will take place at St George’s Shopping Centre on November 13th from 10.00am to 11.45am.
City centre business can reserve a free place(s) by emailing bid@lancschamber.co.uk with the names of the representatives they will be sending along.

Tuesday 13th November

All day!

Black Ops 4 at Belong Gaming Arena

#BlackOps4 Arrives at #TheFortress at  for a crazy, all guns blazing, 10 day event!
12th – 21st October! 
Turn Up & Play 
Blackout 
Zombies 
Tournaments 
Giveaways 
It’s time to #BecomeInvincible 

Friday 12th October 2018 to Sunday 21st October

All Day

The Entertainer Events

This Saturday 6th October… we have a LOT planned.

  • Christmas Catalogue launch day

o   Head into your local store and pick up our Christmas Catalogue jam packed full of the biggest and best toys for Christmas

  • Christmas Catalogue Competition

o   Back by popular demand, we are giving away the entire contents of our catalogue again this year!

o   Find the post on our social media channel to enter

o   Which page will you win?!

  • Santa Letter Service

o   Our FREE letter to Santa letter service is back helping your letters get to Santa so he can reply to each of you.

o   Simply head to your local store to complete the letter

o   Make sure a parent or guardian signs it – Even Santa is GDPR aware!

o   Post it in store by 1st December

  • Operation Christmas Child

o   Working with Samaritan’s Purse to send shoeboxes to those less fortunate than ourselves

o   Pick up your leaflet in store

o   Fill your shoebox with loads of suitable goodies

o   Drop them off to The Entertainer by 17th November

  • Hatch Day!

o   We are EGGspecting

o   Join us at 2 pm on the 6th October and take part in a Live Hatching of the new Hatchimals HatchiBabies

Saturday 6th October 2018

All Day

Power Rangers Super Saturdays at The Entertainer

The Entertainer have 3 weekends of fantastic Power Rangers demos coming up, take part in a demo to claim a stamp in your pass book. Get 2 out of 3 stamps and claim your FREE Power Ranger Ninja Star Launcher worth £8!

You can also enter their competition to win a visit by a Power Ranger to your little ones school!

They also have 25% off ALL Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel!

 

The Entertainer Events

Quiet Hour
We were really pleased when heard Morrison’s has joined The Entertainer in running Quiet hours across their stores till August. You’ll be pleased to know that The Entertainer’s weekly Saturday morning quiet hours are extending over the summer holidays to be the first hour of trade in all stores every day. With the music turned off, loud demos turned off and lighting turn down (where possible).

Events

Pomsies
Have you heard about Pomsies, the cute and loveable Pom Pom Pets? If not pop into The Entertainer to meet one, wrap its tail around your wrist or even in your hair! There are 7 to collect with Sherbert being a The Entertainer Exclusive!

The Entertainer Rocks!
Have you heard about the Kindness Rocks craze where people paint on pebbles and leave them in public places for other Kindness rocks enthusiast to find to keep/add to? Well, The Entertainer are releasing their own wave with each store hiding a pebble in the local area. Find The Entertainer Rock bring it back into your local The Entertainer store and swap it for a £20 gift card!


Weekend Demo
This weekend’s demo toy is thought to have originated in China. The first historical mention, however, was from Greece in the year 500 B.C. These ancient toys were made out of wood, metal, or painted terra cotta disks and called just that, a disc… but we now know them as Yo-Yo’s! Head to The Entertainer this Saturday to “walk the dog”, “rock the baby” or just master “the basic throw.”

Sales
The Entertainer have some fantastic promotions running in store at the moment with a particular focus on:
The Hottest Toys – Pikmi Pops, Slime, LOL, Squishy Toys and loads more
Action and Adventure – Ben 10, Incredibles, Smashy Mashy and Ready 2 Robot
Lego Friends – with their new racing theme
Summer Toys

Throughout Summer

Match Attax

Match Attax are back at The Entertainer!

Launching in all stores and online from Thursday 27th September. To really celebrate the launch each store will have a special pack of cards within their sales stock that will contain a Signed Sergio Aguero card! Even we don’t know which pack the special card will be in but one lucky person per store will win it!

From Thursday 27th September

Rex the T-Rex

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a dinosaur?😯
Come on down to St Georges Shopping Centre’s Rex the T-Rex on Saturday 25th August 10 AM – 4 PM!
Catch our T-Rex roam around the centre at different times throughout the day, don’t worry…he doesn’t bite!👀

You don’t want to miss this dino-tastic event!

Saturday 25th August

11am - 4pm

The Entertainer Events

Competitions in store now until 5th September!

 

Nick Jr Super Saturdays!

  • Join us each week and hunt around the store to find the letters to reveal the hidden word, find that word and get a sticker for your passbook – collect all 3 and you have your self a great Nickelodeon postcard to keep
  • Enter the Nick Jr competition for your chance to win a Family Holiday to Nickelodeon Land in  Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic!
  • Enter in-store or online for this fantastic family holiday (2 adults and 2 children).

L.O.L Competition

LOL is one of the biggest toy ranges at the moment and we are going to give one lucky winner a massive £200 LOL prize bundle!

We also have a huge range of LOL toys in-store and online (https://www.thetoyshop.com/brands/lol-dolls) included the NEW Underwraps LOL

 

Summer Sale

Our Summer Sale is in full swing in store.

With savings on all the hottest toys including:

  • Hatchimals save £15
  • Silver cross Pram save £20
  • LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid – Save 20%
  • And loads more!

 

Star Wars Sale!

We currently have massive savings on Star Wars toys up to 70% off, including:

  • Black Series
  • Light Sabers
  • Roll Play
  • Star Wars Mr Potato Head
  • Star Wars Hot Wheels
  • 12 inch figures
  • And loads more! The Force is strong with us!

Back to School

Yes, there is still plenty of school holiday left but for when your thoughts change to the new term The Entertainer have loads of fantastic Back to school goodies. From bags to pencils and pens to drinks tubs! Check out our great Ka-waize toys  and backpack selections

Upcoming

Giant Games

Come on down to St Georges Shopping Centre for our GIANT Games event!
Taking place Saturday 18th August 10 am – 4 pm, there will be a variety of fun games to get involved with ☀️

So make sure you come on down to get involved in the Summer fun!👋

Saturday 18th August

10am - 4pm

Green Toy Soldiers

Come down to our Green Toy Soldiers event, as part of our Toybox Summer of Fun, this Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm.
Meet the giant toy soldiers walking around our centre for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity!

Saturday 11th August

10am - 4pm

Literacy Fest

A NEW CHAPTER OF FAMILY FUN AT ST GEORGE’S LITERACY FEST!

We have launched a free book drive and opened a pop-up library on the mall to encourage reading. On event days in July, the library will be brought to life by storytellers and famous children’s book characters.

Throughout July, shoppers are asked to donate a book, take a book or swap a book for the pop-up library near The Entertainer. The shopping centre is inviting the public to donate any unwanted books – adult, teen and children’s’ books alike –to stock the library and encourage the public to take up reading as a hobby. Library users can get stuck into their new book right away by taking a seat in the lovely picket-fenced, astroturf area with beanbag seats. Plus, a typewriter and blank paper have been provided so that inspired visitors can create their own poem or short story and share it with the centre via social media using the hashtag #pennedinpreston.

Plus, on two event days, there will be special appearances in the library to keep the kids entertained. On Saturday 21st July, storytelling sessions will take place at intervals throughout the day. The centre’s unique storyteller regales each tale from memory in a lively, energetic performance. Then, on Saturday 28th July, families will have the chance to see The Gruffalo as he makes personal appearances at intervals throughout the day! Each event takes place between 10 am and 4 pm.

Saturday 21st & 28th July!

11:00 - 16:00

Busy Bee!

Buzz, Buzz…

Come down to our buzzing great Busy Bees event!

Learn all about how important the quest is to save the bees!

Saturday 14th July!

11:00 - 16:00

One Great Day

We are taking part in One Great Day 
Everyday in June we are running a ‘small change’ collection in the centre to raise money for Baby Beat and Great Ormond Street!
Come down to donate and take part in our World Cup colouring competition!

Every day in June!

Football Mania

 Get ready for Football Mania! 
Come and play Football pool and lots of other fun activities with Preston North End!
It’s the perfect Father’s Day event.

Tackle Father’s Day and The World Cup celebrations head-on by taking part in brand new gaming concept, coming to St George’s Shopping Centre on Saturday 16th June – footpool! The game is a combination of traditional football and a table pool game and requires shoppers to use skills from each. The 12ft playing surface consists of a variety of coloured pool balls and one cue ball which acts as the snooker cue.

Plus, a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed! A one-hour exclusive meet and greet appearance from a surprise Preston North End FC player! Come face-to-face with the Championship star and receive a signed autograph for free. Shoppers can also enter a competition on the day to be in with a chance of winning a trip to the football ground, where they will meet the full team and get an access all areas tour.

Members of The City of Preston Gymnastics Club will also be performing a variety of fantastic flash mobs and exhibiting tricks. Shoppers will even have the chance to try out some of their own tricks on the trampoline and crash mats provided.

Saturday 16th June 2018

11am - 4pm

Events at The Entertainer!

Half Term Events

Join us Monday – Friday during the half term and take part in some awesome toy demonstrations, including:

  • Screechers – Screechers are the only vehicles that drive, flip and morph into beast mode. Use the collectable discs to activate the transforming action. Can you handle the awesome power of the Screechers? See more here: https://youtu.be/7fZSMaug2qk?list=PLILmZmnoIbbD8Rwy3oe31c7TPgPtXtmr4
  • Lego Ninjago Spinjituz – Join us in store and see if you can master the awesome force of Lego Ninjago? Spin them, race them and battle them!

We also have some fantastic in-store competitions, which are running in all stores between, Thursday 24th May – Wednesday 20th June.

  • Screechers – to celebrate the fantastic in-store demos we have an equally awesome competition to win one of three Screechers toy bundles and one of our lucky winners will also win a IPad!
  • Lost Kitty’s – Can you find all the Kitty’s hidden around the store? Find them all word out the secret word for your chance to win!

We also have a couple of fantastic social competitions running Thursday 24th May – Wednesday 20th June:

  • PJ Mask – Collect your very own PJ Mask colouring sheet from your local The Entertainer colour it in and share with the #RomeoAtTheEntertainer for your chance to win one of two a PJ Mask Romeo’s Lab worth £50
  • Super Bounce – This May Half Term we are asking you to #BringYourSpring share your videos of bouncing your Addo Super Bounce putty for your chance to win all 55 colours of Super Bounce Putty!

 

Mega Deals Weekend!

It’s another Mega deals weakened, and to celebrate we have some fantastic deals online and in all stores from Thursday 31st  May – Monday 4th June including:

  • Save 75% on Star Wars The Force Awakens Bladebuilders Kylo Ren Electronic Lightsaber
  • Save 75% on Nerf Rebelle Wingspeed Blaster
  • TOMY Thomas Aquadoodle –will be 50% off!

 

 

NEW TOYS

We have loads of new toys arriving online and in stores, including:

o    New Lego is arriving at your The Entertainer, from Lego Technic to new Lego Star Wars there is sure to be a set for everyone

o    These highly collectable figures are NEW to The Entertainer! Featuring loved characters from his series like Marvel, Disney and Rick and Morty. We even have an EXCLUSIVE Chewbacca!

o    with the new movies release date soon upon us, we have loads of toys for little (or not so little) palaeontologists

 

This weekend’s demo toy is NERF!

Each store has a good selection of Nerf Blasters to test out, how good is your aim?

http://www.thetoyshop.com/brands/nerf

 

Half Term Events

Who Dunnit

Bring your little one down to lend a hand and help in a forensic investigation of St George’s very own ‘Who Dunnit?’ crime scene.

A crime has taken place on the main mall, where someone has stolen a precious item, there are clues all around the experiential area.

Children can grab their lab coat and join in the different investigation stations to analyse the clues. From fingerprints and footprints to  hair and fibre examination and much more, there will be plenty to put our little detectives to the test. Plus there is the opportunity for them to become a suspect with our wanted photo printouts.

Families will also have the chance to win a family ticket to see Sherlock Gnomes at the ODEON Cinema.

Saturday 2nd June 2018

11am - 4pm

Crown Jewels

SUNDAY 20TH MAY WILL BE A UNIQUE DAY FOR THOMAS SABO IN PRESTON

 

 

The Crown Jewels, a symbol of 800 years of the Monarchy and the most valuable collection of Royal Regalia in the world are housed in the vaults of the Tower of London and only allowed to be removed when being used by the Monarch for a State Occasion.

 

Peter Jackson the Jeweller is excited and honoured to announce that on Sunday 20th May, a rare replica set of some of the most famous and iconic items in the collection will be on display at their Thomas Sabo store in St George’s Shopping Centre, Preston from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

 

The collection includes St. Edward’s Crown, the Imperial State Crown, Queen Victoria’s Crown and Princess Diana’s Tiara.

 

Her Majesty the Queen has the most extensive and precious collection of jewellery in the world and a stunning display of replicas of some of her most treasured necklaces, earrings and brooches will also be on display for one day only.

 

Further details from Peter Jackson:  peter@peterjackson.co.uk  tel: 07860 628802

Friday 18th May and Sunday 20th May

Preston Rocks

Thousands of people are coming to these two headline city centre events this May Bank Holiday Saturday, 5th – ‘Preston Rocks’ and ‘Prestfest’.

Preston Rocks will be presented by fashion expert and TV personality Gok Wan, and is taking place from 11.30am. This is a must-have event for all you need to know on 2018 Spring looks, no matter your age. Working with Debenhams, French Connection, Marks and Spencers, Miss Selfridge, Next, Novello, Officers Club, River Island, Roman, Slaters Menswear, Quiz, Topshop / TopMan and Victoria’s Vault there will be something for everyone!

 

We are delighted to once again be part of the festivities taking place in Preston. The brands under our roof are a perfect match to Gok’s vibrant, fashion-forward style and we are confident visitors will see something for them in the show. We look forward to welcoming event-goers into St George’s to meet friends, shop for the outfits from the show and grab a bite to eat.

Gok Wan, who’s visited Preston last October said: ‘I love the city, it’s got vibrant eclectic mix of clothing brands and people – my team and I can’t wait to ‘rock’ up on May 5th and showcase some awesome looks for guys and girls of Preston this spring’.

Make sure you don’t miss out!

Saturday 5th May 2018

Ping Pong Parlour

Introducing our new Ping Pong Parlour!

We are working with Table Tennis England in pursuit of their vision to inspire people to get active and lead happier, healthier lifestyles. By introducing table tennis into the places you enjoy visiting, such as St George’s, this will encourage a healthier, ideal lifestyle for you and your family.

We want to promote active zones into the centre, such as our Ping Pong Parlour, to promote keeping fit, healthy and happy.

Whether you are coming to exercise, meet up with friends or want to spend some time with the family. This is the place to tick all the boxes.

Find our parlour on the ground floor, next door to Ocean’s Fish and Chip shop.

Remember to tag us in all of your pictures and videos!

Opening 16/04/2018!

Bouncing Bunnies

Come down to St Georges Shopping Centre on Saturday 31st March for an eggcellent event. 🐣
There will be an Easter Egg Shy AND Bouncing Bunnies making an appearance throughout the day. 🐰
There is something for everyone at St George’s Shopping Centre this Easter. 💖

Saturday 31st March

Free Santa’s Grotto and gift wrapping service

Come and visit Santa at the St George’s Santa’s Grotto this Christmas.

It is free to enter and will be run by Galloway’s Society for the Blind, with all donations going to the charity.

The grotto opens on Saturday, November 25th and runs every Saturday and Sunday up to and including December 10th. From December 13th, the grotto will be open 11am-5pm every day until Christmas Eve.

Day Grotto opening times
Saturday 25th November 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 26th November 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 2nd December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 3rd December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 6th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 7th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 10th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 13th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 14th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 15th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 16th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 17th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Monday 18th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 19th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 20th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 21st December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 22nd December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 22nd December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 23rd December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 24th December 11:00am to 3:30pm

Galloway’s Society for the Blind will also operate our gift wrapping service, which will be open daily from Wednesday, December 13th.

Day Gift wrapping opening times
Wednesday 13th December 11:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday 14th December 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 15th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 16th December 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 17th December 11:00am to 4:00pm
Monday 18th December 11:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 19th December 11:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday 20th December 11:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday 21st December 11:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday 22nd December 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 22nd December 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday 23rd December 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 24th December 11:00am to 4:00pm

For information about late night shopping dates this Christmas click here.

Saturday 25th November – Sunday 24th December

Free parking this Christmas

Free parking for late night shoppers at St George’s this Christmas.*

*applies to dates listed below for vehicle entries from 5pm. Maximum stay three hours. Normal tariff applies for stays over 3 hours.

  • Wed 6th
  • Thurs 7th
  • Wed 13th
  • Thurs 14th
  • Tues 19th
  • Weds 20th
  • Thurs 21st
  • Fri 22nd
  • Sat 23rd

Wednesday 6th December – Saturday 23rd December

Black Friday at St George’s

Visit St George’s Shopping Centre this Black Friday. We’ll be offering shoppers a flurry of pre-Christmas bargains from high street brand favourites and keeping our doors open until 7pm.

Friday 24th November

Free Halloween face painting

Join us this October half-term and keep the little ones entertained with fun and free Halloween face painting at St George’s Shopping Centre.

Face painter Minnie Scott will be transforming children into spooky characters from Saturday, 28th October to Tuesday, 31st October between 11am and 3pm outside H&M, close to the centre’s Friargate entrance.

 

Saturday 28th October – Tuesday 31st October

11am-3pm

St George’s Student ShopFest

The annual St George’s student shopping event, ShopFest, is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Award-winning TV presenter and fashion expert Gok Wan will be guest of honour and play a live DJ set at the tenth annual event on Tuesday, October 3 from 6pm-9pm.

In addition to the DJ set, Gok will complete a special meet and greet and hand over £1,000 to one lucky student shopper.

ShopFest is expected to attract thousands of student shoppers from across the North West, with retailers offering special discounts to attendees in addition to live music, celebrity guests, competitions and freebies.

To attend the event and enter the £1,000 prize draw, registration must be done prior to the event. Tickets are free of charge to students and available from www.shopfestpreston.co.uk.

To keep up to date with all the discounts follow @ShopFestPreston on Twitter.

Tuesday 3rd October

6pm - 9pm

Live dinosaur experience

Prehistoric creatures will roam the centre this summer as St George’s plays host to a 17ft long t-rex and its baby dinosaurs on Saturday 19 August. The giant t-rex will be performing three 30-minute slots at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm, while its baby dinosaurs will be coming out to play for twenty minutes at 12.45pm and 2.15pm.

Saturday 19th August

12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm

Free children’s entertainer

Join our free children’s entertainer this summer. Our entertainer ‘Tricky’ will be bringing an hour of comedy, fun and magic to St George’s on Saturday, 12th and 26th August from 1pm until 2pm. He will be located on the ground floor close to H&M on August 12 and on the first floor close to H&M on August 26.

Saturday 12th August & Saturday 26th August

1pm-2pm

Meet Titan the Robot

There’ll be free children’s entertainment in Preston this summer as Titan the Robot returns to perform for little shoppers.

Friendly eight-foot-tall street entertainer Titan will serenade onlookers with comic musical scenes, while shooting water from his eyes and performing his comedic antics at the centre on Saturday 5 August, with show times at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Saturday 5th August

12.30pm - 3pm

Father’s Day

Looking for the perfect gift for your dad on this special day? Head to St George’s to discover the perfect way to make your Father’s Day.

Sun 18th June

One Great Workout (& three great peaks)

St George’s Shopping Centre is hosting a fundraising week in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Baby Beat Appeal and we need your help!

As part of the national One Great Day campaign, a team of shopping centre staff will embark on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday, June 10, completing the three walks, spanning 24 miles in 12 hours.

There’ll be an in-centre workout from June 5-10 to run in tandem with the trek, with an indoor attempt at three challenges using gym equipment – walking (or running) anything from 2.4 to 24 miles on a treadmill, cycling machine or rowing machine.

The event will culminate on a final fun day on Saturday 10th June where volunteers from the charity will be shaking their buckets and there’ll be a chance to win a haul of goodies donated by St George’s retailers.

Our One Great Workout (& three great peaks) is open to everyone – shopping centre staff, retailers and members of the public – we want to help raise as much money as possible for these two worthwhile causes. To find out more and register to take part email: samantha@freshfield.com

Monday 5th June - Saturday 10th June

10 am - 4 pm

Free balloon twisting & face painting

Join us this May half term and keep the little ones entertained, with free children’s face painting and balloon twisting at St George’s Shopping Centre.

Scruff Kidz Entertainer – Preston-based Sarah Lewis – will return to the centre twisting different sizes, colours and shapes of balloons and creating sculptures including balloon dogs, giraffes, swords and rabbits, which are free of charge to customers. Sarah will be joined by a face painter from Tuesday 30th May – Saturday 3rd June.

The activities will be situated on the ground floor of the shopping centre, close to the Friargate entrance.

Monday 29th May - Saturday 3rd June

11am - 3pm

Free craft activity workshops

Keep the children entertained during the half term holidays with our FREE craft activity workshops.

Running every other week day during the half term break from 11am until 3pm, children can either make a mask, with a Spring Chick or Easter Bonnet to choose from or get creative on the drawing station.

Mon 3rd April
Weds 5th April
Fri 7th April
Mon 10th April
Wed 12th April
Fri 14th April

11am-3pm

‘It’s Time to Play’ with Rebecca and Sid from CBeebies

Children’s television favourites Rebecca Keatley and Sid Sloane from CBeebies’ hit show Let’s Play will bring their live stage show ‘It’s Time to Play’ to St George’s Shopping Centre on Saturday 8th April.

‘It’s Time to Play’ invites the audience to join in play, laugh, sing and dance and promises to be filled with fun for all the family and children will also have a chance to meet the pair in-between the two shows.

To add to the fun during the school holidays the shopping centre is running free craft activity workshops every other week day starting on Monday 3 April from 11am until 3pm.

Saturday 8 April 2017

Show times: 12pm and 2pm (Meet & greet inbetween)

Free balloon twisting & face painting

There’s free children’s face painting and balloon twisting at St George’s Shopping Centre during the February half term holidays.

Scruff Kidz Entertainer – Preston-based Sarah Lewis – will return to the centre twisting different sizes, colours and shapes of balloons and creating sculptures including balloon dogs, giraffes, swords and rabbits, which are free of charge to customers.

Sarah will be joined every day by a face painter.

Monday 13 February - Saturday 18 February

11am and 3pm

Valentine’s Day

Looking for the perfect gift for your other half this Valentine’s Day? Head to St George’s to find something special for your someone special.

Tuesday 14 February

Free Santa’s Grotto at St George’s

Come and visit Santa at St George’s Santa’s Grotto this Christmas.

It opens on Saturday, November 26th and will run on select dates until Saturday, December 24th. It will be open from 11am-4pm.

It is free for children to visit and will be run by Galloway’s Society for the Blind, with all donations going to the charity.

GROTTO OPENING TIMES

Date Hours
Sat 26th Nov 11-4
Sun 27th Nov 11-4
Sat 3rd Dec 11-4
Sun 4th Dec 11-4
Sat 10th Dec 11-4
Sun 11th Dec 11-4
Wed 14th Dec 11-4
Thu 15th Dec 11-4
Fri 16th Dec 11-4
Sat 17th Dec 11-4
Sun 18th Dec 11-4
Mon 19th Dec 11-4
Tue 20th Dec 11-4
Wed 21st Dec 11-4
Thu 22nd Dec 11-4
Fri 23rd Dec 11-4
Sat 24th Dec 11-4

Galloway’s Society for the Blind will also operate our gift wrapping service, which opens on Saturday, December 17th.

Date Hours
Sat 17th Dec 11-4
Sun 18th Dec 11-4
Mon 19th Dec 12-6
Tue 20th Dec 12-6
Wed 21st Dec 12-7
Thu 22nd Dec 12-7
Fri 23rd Dec 12-7
Sat 24th Dec 11-4

For information about late night shopping dates this Christmas click here.

Saturday, November 26 - Saturday, December 24

Free children’s balloon twisting

A balloon artist will be on hand to keep youngsters visiting St George’s entertained this half term.

The balloon twister will be in the shopping centre from Monday 31st October to Saturday 5th November from 11am until 3pm each day and will twist different sizes, colours and shapes of balloons and create balloon dogs, giraffes, swords and rabbits, which are free of charge to customers.

This will be situated on the first floor of the shopping centre, close to the Friargate entrance.

Monday 31st October to Saturday 5th November

11:00am - 3:00pm

St George’s Student Lock-In

The annual St George’s Shopping Centre Student Lock-In is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Join us on Tuesday 27 September for an evening of exclusive discounts, special offers, a £1,000 cash prize and VIP guests.

To attend the event and enter the competition registration must be done prior to the event via http://studentlockin.com/preston

To keep up to date with all the discounts follow @StGeorgesSLI on Twitter.

 

Tuesday 27th September

6pm - 9pm

Meet The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo will visit the centre on Saturday 27 August at intervals between 11am and 4pm for meet and greet sessions.

The meet and greet sessions will run at 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm on the first floor of the shopping centre, close to the Friargate entrance.

Previous character events have been very popular and people are advised there may be some queuing necessary on these days.

Saturday 27 August

11am-4pm

Free children’s balloon twisting

A balloon artist will be on hand to keep youngsters visiting St George’s entertained this summer.

The balloon twister will be in the shopping centre on Tuesday 16, Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August from 11am until 3pm and will twist different sizes, colours and shapes of balloons and create balloon dogs, giraffes, swords and rabbits, which are free of charge to customers.

This will be situated on the first floor of the shopping centre, close to the Friargate entrance.

Tuesday 16 August
Thursday 18 August
Saturday 20 August

11am-3pm

Ben and Holly story time

Ben and Holly from Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom will visit the centre on Saturday 13 August and will appear during story time sessions, led by a narrator, at intervals between 11am and 4pm.

The sessions will run at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm in our story time garden situated on the first floor of the shopping centre, close to the Friargate entrance.

Previous character events have been very popular and people are advised there may be some queuing necessary on these days. Once each session is at capacity people will be advised to wait for the next slot.

Saturday 13 August

11am-4pm

Free children’s face painting

There’s free children’s face painting at St George’s Shopping Centre in Preston during the school summer holidays.

The St George’s face painter will be in the centre on Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 and Saturday 6 August, between 11am and 3pm.

The face painter will be situated on the first floor of the shopping centre, close to the Friargate entrance.

Tuesday 2 August
Thursday 4 August
Saturday 6 August

11am-3pm

Free children’s balloon twisting

Join us for free children’s balloon twisting during the school holidays.

A balloon artist will be in St George’s from Monday 30th May – to Saturday 4th June from 11am until 3pm.

Monday 30th May to Saturday 4th June

11:00am - 3:00pm

Free children’s face painting

Join us for free children’s face painting during the school holidays. Our face painter will be in St George’s from Monday 4th April to Saturday 9th April from 11am until 3pm. She will be located on the ground floor close to H&M.

Monday 4th April to Saturday 9th April

11am-3pm

Come and see Mr Bloom

Children’s television favourite Mr Bloom will visit St George’s Shopping Centre on Saturday 9th April.

The popular TV presenter from Mr Bloom’s Nursery on CBeebies will visit the Preston shopping centre for a free stage show for children to enjoy.

Mr Bloom, whose real name is Ben Faulks, will swap his nursery for St George’s bringing all the fun of the allotment to the stage from 2pm.

Mr Bloom’s television programme aims to get children involved and inspired by nature. Each episode sees a small group of children, who he calls tiddlers, visit his allotment and interact with his puppet vegetables.

To add to the fun during the school holidays the St George’s face painter will be in the centre from Monday 4th April to Saturday 9th April from 11am until 3pm, in the centre’s Spring Garden situated close to H&M.

Saturday 9th April

1:30pm for 2pm start

Win PANDORA jewellery from a giant jewellery tower

PANDORA Preston celebrates its official store launch opening on Saturday 12th March from 9am – 5.30pm.

To mark the official store launch, PANDORA Preston will be transformed using the beautiful satin pink ribbon synonymous with the jewellery brand renowned for its charm bracelets and stacking rings.

All customers who make a purchase over £75 on the day will be able to select a drawer from a lifesize jewellery tower to win a beautiful PANDORA jewellery gift.

Customers will also have the chance to enter into a prize draw to win a bracelet worth £99 RRP by sharing their unforgettable moment.

PANDORA’s philosophy is to create beautiful genuine jewellery that inspires individuality and celebrates life’s unforgettable moments.

Visit the PANDORA store in Preston where you can view the beautiful new collection, a classic range of sterling silver and 14ct gold jewellery.

PANDORA’s charm bracelets are the ultimate fashion accessory and with thousands of intricately handcrafted 14 carat gold and Sterling Silver

Saturday 12th March

9am - 5.30pm

Free children’s face painting

Join us for free children’s face painting this half term. Our face painter will be in St George’s from Monday, 15th February until Saturday, 20th February from 11am until 3pm. She will be located on the ground floor close to H&M.

Monday, 15th February to Saturday, 20th February

11am-3pm

Meet Bea Spells-a-Lot

She’s the smartest doll in Lalaloopsy Land and loves to educate little ones. Meet Bea Spells-a-Lot at The Entertainer on the Upper Friargate Mall between 10am and 3pm.

Saturday, 13th February

10:00am - 3:00pm

Win £1,000 at St George’s this Christmas

From November 13th until December 20th, shoppers who take a selfie in front of the St George’s Christmas selfie scene and submit it online will be in with a chance of winning £1,000.

The selfie scene situated in a window, close to the shopping centre’s Christmas grotto on the upper Friargate Mall features a winter scene and festive hats for families to pose in front of and take a photo.

Click here to find our competition page.

Good luck!

Saturday, 14th November to Sunday, 20th December

Free Christmas Grotto at St George’s

St George’s will have a free Santa’s Grotto this Christmas. It ‘opens for business’ Saturday, November 14th and will run until Thursday December 24th.  It is free for children to visit and will be run by Galloways Society for the Blind, with all donations going to the charity.

GROTTO OPENING TIMES

DATE OPENING TIME
Sat, 14th Nov 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sun, 15th Nov 12 noon to 4:00pm
Sat, 21st Nov 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sun, 22nd Nov 12 noon to 4:00pm
Sat, 28th Nov 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sun, 29th Nov 12 noon to 4:00pm
Mon, 30th Nov CLOSED
Tue, 1st Dec CLOSED
Wed, 2nd Dec 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Thu, 3rd Dec 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 4th Dec CLOSED
Sat, 5th Dec 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sun, 6th Dec 12 noon to 4:00pm
Mon, 7th Dec CLOSED
Tue, 8th Dec CLOSED
Wed, 9th Dec 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Thu, 10th Dec 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Fri, 11th Dec CLOSED
Sat, 12th Dec 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sun, 13th Dec 12 noon to 4:00pm
Mon, 14th Dec 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Tue, 15th Dec 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Wed, 16th Dec 11:00am to 7:30pm
Thu, 17th Dec 11:00am to 7:30pm
Fri, 18th Dec 11:00am to 7:30pm
Sat, 19th Dec 11:00am to 7:30pm
Sun, 20th Dec 12 noon to 4:00pm
Mon, 21st Dec 11:00am to 7:30pm
Tue, 22nd Dec 11:00am to 7:30pm
Wed, 23rd Dec 11:00am to 7:30pm
Thur, 24th Dec 11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, 14th December to Thursday, 24th December

Titan to wow the crowds in Preston shopping centre

Shoppers in Preston will be in for a treat when the biggest entertainer on the planet visits St George’s.

Titan the robot will wow the crowds at St George’s Shopping Centre on Saturday August 29 with two spectacular performances including dancing, singing and special effects.

Friendly street entertainer Titan has performed alongside big names including Rhianna, Robbie Williams and JLS and has appeared on Big Brother.

Saturday, 29th August

1:30PM and 3PM

Family fun at shopping centre this summer

On Monday August 3 when an area of the centre will be transformed for giant lawn games.

There’ll be a host of giant games including Jenga, Connect 4, Snakes and Ladders, Noughts and Crosses and more on offer.

The games will be available free of charge for shoppers throughout the week from 11am until 4pm, up to and including Sunday August 9.

Monday, 17th August to Saturday, 22nd August

11:00am - 4:00pm

Peppa Pig storytime

On Saturday August 15 there will be a special treat for the youngsters when television favourites Peppa Pig and George come to visit.

The popular pair will be hosting a special meet and greet followed by story time sessions on the lawn throughout the day – a perfect way to keep the youngsters occupied.

Show times are 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm and are free of charge.

Saturday, 15th August

11:00am - 4:00pm