18th January 2018

Our Clinique Beauty Adviser's Favourites PLUS Free Gift with Purchase

Our Clinique Beauty Adviser's Favourites PLUS Free Gift with Purchase

Get ready this weekend with your FREE Clinique 6 piece gift with limited Marimekko bag at Oldrids Boston and Oldrids Scunthorpe.

The Marimekko for Clinique gift set is yours when purchasing two or more products, with one being either skin care or foundation. Offer available from Thursday 18th January to Saturday 3rd February 2018.

Our Clinique Beauty Adviser from Oldrids Boston provides us with her personal favourites for healthier, vibrant skin...

Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF 15

A best seller that evens your skin stone leaving you with a natural skin-perfecting look. Thanks to the Vitamin C, you’ll notice a natural glow to your bare skin!


3 Step Solutions

Here for all skin types and designed to add ease into your skincare regime. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise; three simple stages to create the cleanest, healthiest version of your skin.


Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer

Save time in your beauty routine with the two in one foundation and concealer that leaves a lasting beyond perfected look. Be gone tired eyes, this highly pigmented product is here to banish!


Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

A pot full of perfection! Keep your skin hydrated for a full 24 hours during this cold season with this light and comfortable moisturising cream.

11th January 2018

This Week's Winter Sale Winners

This Week's Winter Sale Winners

Begin the New Year with our Buyers’ best bits in our #OldridsDowntownSale. Whether you want to update your space at home or you need some motivation to kick-start your new health regime, we have plenty of brands in our Winter Sale that will do just the job!

Introduce a touch of vintage with the Alexander & James Hudson 2 Seater Sofa                                                     

£1519 £1365                                                                                                                                                          


Experience quality visuals with the Panasonic TX-40EX700B 40' Ultra HD 4K HDR LED TV

£499 £459

Freshen the look of your scheme with Fox & Brooke Impressionist Floral Bedding

£60 from £30

Mix up the perfect healthy concoctions with the Breville Blend Active Accessory Pack

£32 £25.98

Entertain your guests with the Samsung White R6 Wireless Audio 360 Speaker

£230.98 £197.98

Stir up a treat with the Joseph Joseph Opal Elevate Carasoul 6 Piece Set

£59 £47.20

Enjoy a perfectly polished home with the Dyson DC41 ErP Mk2 Upright Vacuum

£469.99 £249.99

Add luxury to your space with the Oriental Weavers Harmony Rug (available in a mix of classic and contemporary colours)

£39 from £25

Make room for your Winter Sale splurges with the Morella Bedroom Set

£699 £399

Create nutritious alternatives with the Kenwood Electric Spiralizer

£49 £38.98

21st December 2017

Last Minute Gifts We Love

Last Minute Gifts We Love

It’s not too late! You still have time to earn the “favourite friend/family member” title. Here’s a list of last minute gifts guaranteed to make your loved ones smile...

Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfume Gift Set

A statement maker scent, presented sophistically in a captivating bottle design inspired by one of Marc’s iconic handbags.

Made by Zen Reed Diffusers

A stocking filler available in various flavours. These diffusers' lasting scents are perfect for every room, in every house, for everyone.

Syma X5HC Drone

With a HD camera, the Syma X5HC drone captures exquisite visuals whilst creating life-long memories.

Weber’s Greatest Hits – 125 Recipes for Every Grill

A recipe book for the grilling enthusiast filled with the ultimate go-to recipes for every occasion.

Bomb Cosmetics Gift Sets

100% handmade and sourced by natural ingredients, these Bomb Cosmetics Gift Sets are truly a treat for your skin.


Lego Star Wars AT-AT

Who can stop the Empire’s intimidating AT-AT™ – All Terrain Armored Transport – walker? The real question is… will the force be with you?


Barbour Powell Quilted Jacket

Built for the outdoors but without compromising on style, the Powell is a quilted Chelsea-style jacket that proves a firm favourite year after year.


Bare Minerals Brush Hour Set

Complete with a Seamless Shaping Brush, Dual-Finish Blush & Contour Brush and The Blender Brush. This set also comes with a Brush Roll complete with 8 brush slots – all the more reason to expand your collection!


Our Generation Dolls

Each of the Our Generation Dolls has their own unique story and personality, which can be shown through their outfit choices. Our stores include a variety of characters, providing you with plenty of choice.


Barbour Cavalry Quilted Jacket 

A lightweight and versatile number suitable for all occasions, this number is a must have this season.


Bare Minerals Best in Glow Set

Light up every room with this breath-taking assortment for gorgeous skin and sumptuous lips. The collection contains Mineral Veil Sunwashed Shell, Illuminating Mineral Veil, Stroke Of Light, Moxie Plumping Lipgloss Dazzler and a makeup bag to carry it all in!


Isaac Bear

Of course Christmas couldn’t be complete without our very own Isaac Bear. Have you seen him in our Christmas advertisement this year?

12th December 2017

A Snowbusiness Triumph!

A Snowbusiness Triumph!

Oldrids and Downtown invited Grantham Business Club members to Downtown Grantham Garden Centre for festive fun and Christmas cheer!

Greeted and escorted by our King and Queen of the Ice, Grantham Business Club members were expecting a fun-filled and entertaining evening, and that’s what we gave them! With a marquee filled with magical décor and Christmas trees teasing us with scents of pine, our Snowbusiness event generated memorable festive cheer amongst Grantham Business Club members.


The event welcomed members with open arms by the Oldrids and Downtown team. With “Snug Chill Out Zones” accessorised with seasonal cushions and throws, our guests were ready to experience unforgettable joyous moments.


Grantham Business Club members enjoyed showcasing their skating skills on our Ice Rink with an appearance from some of Oldrids & Downtown’s Board of Directors. Members also enjoyed our Giant Snowglobe by participating in friendly (slightly competitive) snowball fights.


 Lincolnshire Skinner’s Sausages ensured that stomachs were satisfied and Belviour Castle’s festive punch kept members warm whilst the evening commenced with extraordinary entertainers. 



Prizes comprising of Oldrids and Downtown brands such as Joules and Calvin Klein were won amongst many of our guests.



"Snowbusiness 2017 was a fantastic event! It's a completely new concept and I'm pleased to say that it was a spectacular success. It was great to welcome so many members of the Grantham Business Club and the wider business community, along with other stakeholders from within the town centre. Snowbusiness 2017 was an opportunity to network in a very informal way and to enjoy an evening of festive fun. And it was interesting to witness the skating prowess of Grantham's business leaders! My thanks to everyone who attended and all the Downtown team who worked extremely hard to organise the event and deliver a wonderful and memorable evening. May I take this opportunity to wish everyone in Grantham a very Merry Christmas." - Richard Broadhead, Managing Director.  

29th November 2017

Downtown Garden Centre's First Ever Christmas Market

Downtown Garden Centre's First Ever Christmas Market

It’s that time of the year again! You contemplate whether it’s too early to decorate the house with oodles of tinsel and glitter or, whether it’s too soon to impress your guests with your spectacular Christmas tree. We think that it’s never too early to get in the festive spirit!

This year, to help you prepare for the jolly season, we are hosting our first ever Christmas Market at Downtown Grantham Garden Centre. Traders from across the county of Lincolnshire will be making an appearance with their products to please. To name some of them, we have Very Shabby Very Chic, Creation Jewellery, Uneeq Gifts and Ridiculously Rich by Alana.


From quirky Christmas decorations to humorous Christmas cards, the Garden Centre will be full of festive accessories and gifts; something for him, something for her; something for you.


You’ll stumble across peculiar presents for your him and her; cute gifts for the kids and yummy treats for yourself.

And yes, by treats we mean food and drink of course! Enjoy a variety of delicious street foods from our fabulous food traders. Whether you’re a sweet or savoury kind of person – there are specialities satisfying everybody’s stomachs at our Christmas market.


Because we are aware of everybody’s busy schedules during the festive period, Downtown Grantham Garden Centre will be opening their Christmas Market across two weekends!

Save the Date:

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham

Gonerby Junction, A1
Grantham, Lincolnshire
NG32 2AB

28th November 2017

Spreading the Christmas Cheer with The Boston Stump!

Spreading the Christmas Cheer with The Boston Stump!

For the third year running, we are delighted to present you with our Christmas trees at St Botolph's - Parish of Boston.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire and their listeners have spent two years in creating handmade Christmas decorations that hold sentimental value. These knitted decorations are now displayed on the Christmas trees kindly donated by Oldrids & Downtown.

In 2015, the public hand knitted decorations in memory of those who they were thinking of during the Christmas period. And in 2016, baubles were created as a symbol of thanking a loved one. The festive feelings now begin as we showcase BBC Radio Lincolnshire's viewers' two years of knitted creativeness on our donated Christmas trees!

The spectacular exhibition was completed with Christmas cheer by the Visual Merchandising team at Oldrids & Downtown. A huge well done to Emily, Abie and Zoe for their hard work and efforts – we think they’ve done a great job!

The trees were thoroughly enjoyed during Boston’s Christmas Lights Switch On event and generated many “wow”s  and “ooo”s  during the evening’s Christmas Carol performance.

28th November 2017

Catboy Visits Boston's Pilgrim Hospital!

Catboy Visits Boston's Pilgrim Hospital!

Oldrids & Downtown visited Pilgrim Hospital in Boston to donate various toys the Children’s ward. This year, Catboy from PJ Masks made a mighty appearance and generated excitement amongst the patients.  

Catboy used his “Super Cat Speed” powers to explore the ward and greet the children.  Catboy is definitely not camera shy as he was just as eager as the children for a good old selfie!

Here's a snap of Catboy himself with Oldrids Boston's Store Manager, Madeleine Roux-Thompson.

28th November 2017

Downtown Grantham Garden Centre Opens Ice Rink with Lincs FM and Peter Pan Panto Cast

Downtown Grantham Garden Centre Opens Ice Rink with Lincs FM and Peter Pan Panto Cast

After weeks of preparation, our Ice Rink returned for 2017 at Downtown Grantham Garden Centre, back by popular demand, opened by Lincs FM last weekend…

Firstly, congratulations to Sarah Snowdin, Lela Kendall and Bryan McDonald for winning the VIP day with Lincs FM!

The day began with Santa being pulled in on his sleigh by a number of excitable huskies before joining in the festive spirit with his very own Big Breakfast party. Whilst the children enjoyed their breakfasts, Santa surprised them with a gift for being on the Nice List!

As live entertainment from Dizzy Dale engaged the local public, Lincs FM were preparing for the big opening. At 12pm, John Marshall officially opened the rink and the lucky VIP winners were first to show everyone their skating skills. Soon after, the Peter Pan cast from Grantham Guildhall’s Arts Centre made an appearance. Captain Hook has never looked so frightened! 

Christmas cheer continued as children enjoyed competitions and games.  And with a bubble and snow machine, it was hard not to get into the Christmas spirit!

The festivities don’t end here! Visit this link to see what our Christmas events are still to come this year:

21st November 2017

Get Festive with Downtown Grantham Garden Centre's Christmas Events!

Get Festive with Downtown Grantham Garden Centre's Christmas Events!

The Christmas countdown is now on and we have a variety of events lined up to get everybody feeling festive. From Ice Skating to having Breakfast with Santa, our Grantham Garden Centre has organised seasonal spectaculars for everybody to enjoy!

This week we begin with our Winter Wonderland, where we reveal our in store surprises!

Also this week...

Ice Skating with a Real Ice Rink

25th November - 7th January 

This event is back by popular demand! Beginners don’t worry, our penguin and banana skate aids are here to help you tackle those tricky techniques!

Pre-book tickets here:

Breakfast with Santa

25thNovember: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Watch Santa’s grand arrival at our Garden Centre as he is pulled in by huskies. Enjoy a morning filled with fun activities and receive a gift from him too!

Meet Santa in his Grotto

25th November - 24th December

He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice! Make sure you’re being nice because Santa’s coming! Receive a gift from him personally in his very own Grotto. Ho ho ho!

Pre-book tickets here:

Next week…

Supper with Santa

30th November, 7th, 14th & 21st December: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Enjoy supper with fun-filled activities and a visit from Santa himself! Be sure to be nice because Santa comes bearing gifts!

Tickets are available from the accounts desk at Downtown Grantham Garden Centre or Downtown Grantham Superstore.

Christmas Market

2nd - 3rd December & 16th - 17th  December

Find some incredible festive food and drink, as well as some unique gifts and presents.

10th November 2017

Top 10 MUST HAVE Toys this Christmas 2017 at Oldrids & Downtown

Top 10 MUST HAVE Toys this Christmas 2017 at Oldrids & Downtown

From Tyler the Fur Real Tiger to Enchantimals, we have unveiled our Top 10 Toys that are guaranteed to be on the Christmas List!

Available in stores and online now. 

1. Enchantimals Panda Playhouse Set

Prue Panda and her adorable animal friend are ready for a day of fun and friendship. This multiple storey playhouse is kitted out with funky furniture and unique accessories, perfect for imaginative play!

2. Fur Real Roarin’ Tyler the Tiger

This playful character enjoys great company and playing with friends (including his cute chicken toy). He also responds to sound! Tyler the tiger makes the ideal cuddle companion too.

3. Hatchimals Surpise

Give these speckled eggs love and attention and you’ll then be surprised to find TWINS! The interactive siblings express their love for one another by saying “I Love You” but keep an eye on them; they may bicker at times!

4. Laser X

Bring laser questing into your very own living room! With a built in voice coach, the Laser X allows you to master those tricky techniques to target your components.

5. L.O.L Surprise Series 2

(Very limited stock and whilst stock lasts) 

Grow your collection with the new must have L.O.L Surprise! friends. Once unwrapping your new fashionista friend, dress her in her unique outfit. Also... feed or bathe your doll for an additional surprise!

6. Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash

Including a long jump ramp and four obstacles, get creative and build your own stunts. Fire your two foam cars (included in set) into the air with the blaster and watch them soar with high speed!

7. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Help Ryder rescue the baby octopus with his Sea Patroller that transforms from a boat to a land vehicle. Use the life ring launcher to further assist your missions and to make saving lives easier!


8. PJ Masks Headquarters Playset

Protect your PJ Masks Headquarters with the all seeing red owl goggles. With closing tree branches and a spyscope, villains will think twice before entering this multi-level mansion. 

9. Lego Star Wars BB-8

Recreate your favourite Star Wars scenes with this remote control powered character. BB-8 not only explores the surroundings but, also responds to interaction!

10. Toilet Trouble

Which flush will cause the gush? In turns, spin the toilet paper to see who's soaked and eliminated. If you hear the flushing sound, well done, you’re safe! 

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