28th April 2018

Best Bargains at The Big Furniture Sale!

Best Bargains at The Big Furniture Sale!

“I am delighted to be able to offer you some amazing offers available in store and online throughout May. Our Spring Sale is always well received and our customers know they can rely on us to share some fabulous brands, with the quality our customers have come to expect at fantastic prices.” – Ellen McAlister, Head of Buying.

So let’s take a look at our best buys!

For when it’s time to relax…

The Alexander & James Jude Collection – Accent Chair £395

The Ercol Enna Collection – Large Sofa  £1,849

The G Plan Washington Collection – 3 Seater Sofa £1,155

The Parker Knoll Westbury Collection – Large 2 Seater Sofa £1,158

The Stressless Joy – 2 Seater with Longseat £2,782

For dining in style…

The Suffolk Occasional Collection – Extending  Dining Table with 6 Dining Chairs £979

For a beautiful night’s sleep…

The Silentnight Kingham Latex Divan Set – up to £150 off

Kaymed Mighty Bed  Summit Devan Set – up to 30% off

Hypnos Alto Pillowtop – 25% off r.r.p

Devon Bedroom Collection – 50% off


And that's not all! Make sure you pop into our stores for reductions across home and fashion, featuring brands such as Joules, Cath Kidston, White Stuff and more!

We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends into our stores during the spring/summer.

Keep up to date with what we are up to by following our social media channels @oldridsdowntown!

25th April 2018

Spring Into...

Spring Into...

A new bedroom!

Warmer nights are approaching, colour is making a comeback and pretty prints are becoming the perfect bedroom best friend! So, we think it’s about time for a spring/summer makeover!

Get creative with Catherine Lansfield’s contemporary Great British designs.

For a touch of delicacy, add distinctive designer with the Deyongs collection.

Or maybe you wish to opt for the heavenly hues with Helena Springfield?

Or perhaps something simple but, splendidly stunning with our selection of Sanderson.

And when those summer nights are too warm for a duvet…


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19th April 2018

The Sun is Out...

The Sun is Out...

And so are we! Let’s ditch the indoors and appreciate this wonderful weather whilst it lasts! Here’s a selection of our new outdoor living range available at Downtown Garden Centre Grantham and online…

End your long, hardworking day with the Tealby Bistro Set at £359

Take a moment with the Lincoln Lounger Chair Set at £239

Use your space and get social with the Saxilby Dining Set at £1,549

Entertain and tingle those taste buds with the Landmann Taurus 660 Charcoal Barbecue at £219.99


Toast your marshmallows with the Gardeco Cozumel Clay Chimenea at £49.99

For more additions to your garden, visit the page below:

17th April 2018

An A-mane-zing Time at Belton International Horse Trials!

An A-mane-zing Time at Belton International Horse Trials!

Set in the ground of National Trust Belton Estate, the Belton International Horse Trials was an event not to be missed. The team enjoyed welcoming all to three days of eventing excitement whilst Oldrids & Downtown served customers with a plethora of brilliant brands...


We hope that you all had a great time and were also lucky enough to visit whilst the sun was shining!

We look forward to welcoming you to future events! Make sure you tune in to our social media pages for more... 

9th April 2018

Scouting Around with Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham!

Scouting Around with Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham!

The second weekend of the Easter Holidays began with an early morning of fun in the outdoors with nature, team building and of course, a scavenger hunt!

The scouts enjoyed getting creative and hands on whilst making animal mosaics with our colourful and eye-catching stones. The scouts then planted sunflower seeds, ready for this splendid season! 


The morning continued with the scouts getting “hands on” with Downtown

Garden Centre’s range of pets…

And to their surprise, The Gruffalo made an appearance for an afternoon of fun and adventures!

Don’t forget, we have plenty of events running throughout this final week of the Easter Holidays. We look forward to welcoming you, your friends and family to Downtown Garden Centre in Grantham!

5th April 2018

Madness, Marvellous Magic and More!

Madness, Marvellous Magic and More!

Filled with fancy dress, fun and a feast! Our Easter Holiday events began with a bang – a wicked, whacky and wonderful event with our very own Mad Hatter and White Rabbit!

Within a wave of a wand, our Downtown Garden Centre was completely transformed into a spectacular setting ready for our guests…

Our Mad Hatter and White Rabbit joined us for exciting entertainment, generating plenty of “ooo”s and “aahhh”s!


A fabulous feast was held in where our guests created their own delicious food before starting their Easter Egg Hunt adventure!




Who’s excited for our next extravagant event?

Stay tuned in via our social media channels to find out more!

26th March 2018

Get Egg-cited with Downtown Garden Centre's Easter Holiday Events!

Get Egg-cited with Downtown Garden Centre's Easter Holiday Events!

The Easter holidays are around the corner and we simply cannot contain our excitement for a few weeks of fun at our Downtown Garden Centre in Grantham! From The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to Cadac’s BBQ Cooking Demonstration, we have a selection of enjoyable events for all the family. Here’s a collection of our highlights…

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Saturday 31st March 2018

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Don’t be late for this very important date! Join us, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit for a wacky weekend filled with treats, sweets and a delicious feast! Be wowed by the marvellous magic and the exciting entertainment before heading out for an Easter egg hunt. Will you find one of our hidden scrumptious eggs? Don’t forget to arrive in your fabulous fancy dress attire and we look forward to welcoming you all to a spectacular Saturday!

Pocket Watch
Top Hat
Magic Wand

Tickets available from Customer Accounts at Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham.

Tony Butler’s Animal Encounters

Monday 2nd April 2018

10:00am – 4:00pm


And he’s back! Tony will be bringing his terrific team of curious creatures this Easter Monday! Who’s looking forward to holding a slithering snake, or maybe even a tremendous tarantula?

Petface Parlour – Mobile Grooming

Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2018

10:00am – 5:30pm

We couldn’t forget your pets; after all, they are part of the family too! Petface Parlour will be making an appearance for three consecutive days to ensure your pets are looking perfect over the Easter holidays!

Inflatable BERG Go Kart Course

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April 2018

10:00am – 4:00pm


The second weekend brings you a BERG Go Kart experience with our inflatable racecourse located outside Downtown Garden Centre.  Come along with the family and have some friendly competition, who will complete the course the fastest?

Cadac BBQ Demonstration – What’s on the Menu?

Friday 6th April 2018

10:00am – 4:00pm


The sun isn’t shying away which means one thing: BBQ! Watch and learn how to cook a variety of mouth-watering dishes on CADAC’s BBQ range – it’s time to get creative with your cooking! Foodies, we look forward to welcoming you to a day of top tips and tastings.

Children’s “Hands on to Nature”

Saturday 7th April 2018

10:30am – 12:30pm


Start your Saturday with a morning outdoors with the children. From creating mosaics to setting off on a scavenger hunt, the Children’s “Hands on to Nature” brings you a fun and educational experience to be enjoyed by all ages. Also, get the chance to learn a thing or two about the various plants we have in store whilst planting your own seeds. See you there!


And that’s just the highlights!

From Friday 30th March until Saturday 14th April 2018, Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham will be hosting various daily activities for all to enjoy.

Click the link for a full list of fun:

We look forward to welcoming you into our store over the Easter holidays!

Don’t forget to use the hash tag #FunAtOldridsDowntown – we want to join in on the fun!

9th March 2018

Go Mad this Easter! NOW SOLD OUT!

Go Mad this Easter! NOW SOLD OUT!

Don't be late for a very important date this Easter! The Mad Hatter and The White Rabbit patiently await your arrival to Downtown Garden Centre's marvellous Mad Hatter's Tea Party!

An event to be enjoyed by all family members…

From magic to creating your own food AND, would Easter be complete without an Easter Egg Hunt? Follow The White Rabbit around the store to search for those hidden delicious chocolate eggs!

Tickets are available from Customer Accounts at Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party - SATURDAY 31ST MARCH 3pm - 5pm

Don't forget to share your moments with us on our social media platforms, using the hashtag: #FunAtOldridsDowntown

2nd March 2018

Oldrids & Downtown Presents Mother's Day

Oldrids & Downtown Presents Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is approaching and we at Oldrids & Downtown have a spectacular line up of events, ready to please those mums who deserve some relaxation after raising such impeccable and flawless beings like us!

The Mother & Daughter Beauty Event at Oldrids Department Store Boston

Wednesday 7th March 2018

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening of bubbles and beauty, filled with entertainment and demonstrations. Our Mother & Daughter Beauty Event brings you the latest beauty and hair hacks as well as competitions with great prizes. From finding the perfect perfume to learning how to curl your hair with straighteners, this event is sure to provide you and your mother with much joy!

£10 per ticket and redeemable against any purchase on the evening.

Tickets available from the Cosmetics Department on the Ground Floor at Oldrids Boston. Alternatively reserve your tickets via our social media platforms.

The Mother & Daughter Pamper Day at Downtown Superstore Grantham

Thursday 8th March 2018 

10:30am – 3:00pm

What’s on the menu today? Begin your day with some treats for two and continue with a beauty treatment of your choice with one of our expert beauty consultants.  Choose from the following:

  • Skincare Experience
  • Foundation Match and Professional Application
  • Springtime Eye Look and Mascara Match
  • "Pretty Pout" – Find your perfect lip look.
  • "Dress Up Your Brows" – We’ll find the best brows for you.
  • "Fragrance Consultation" – Find your signature scent.

£14.99 for 2 people.

Tickets are available from the Cosmetics Department on the First floor at Downtown Superstore Grantham. 

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Oldrids Department Store Scunthorpe

Sunday 11th March 2018

Bookings available between 11:00am and 3:00pm

Take a break from Sunday shopping and enjoy Afternoon Tea with your mother in our store's Café Culture.

£14.95 for 2 people.

Tickets are available from the Accounts Desk on the First Floor at Oldrids Department Store Scunthorpe.

We look forward to seeing you at our Mother's Day Events next week and don't forget to tag us in your social media posts!

21st February 2018

Half Term Happenings!

Half Term Happenings!

102 flips in sixty seconds, a heart-warming love story and a visit from a selection of furry friends and curious creatures… How was your Half Term?

The Great Oldrids & Downtown Pancake Flip Off welcomed a variety of competitors and generated much excitement amongst the crowds. Each of our stores had the pleasure in awarding their participants with a hamper filled with pancake-making essentials and of course a JIF lemon because; there is nothing quite like a pancake topped with sugar and lemon!

So, how many flips did our stores’ Flippin Champions achieve in sixty seconds?

Downtown Grantham Superstore: 82 flips

Downtown Grantham Garden Centre: 77 flips

Downtown Boston Superstore: 76 flips

Oldrids Boston Department Store: 74 flips

Oldrids Scunthorpe Department Store: 102 (yes, we were impressed too)!

Valentine’s Day, a day filled with love and joy for all! Each of our stores presented Love at Lunchtime with our Valentine’s Day Vocalists pulling those heartstrings…

One customer at Downtown Boston Superstore experienced a spectacular surprise when her partner took to the stage and sang “their song” for all to enjoy. How very romantic – love was definitely in the air!

The week ended with an appearance from Tony Butler who’s curious creatures accompanied him for a day of fantastic fun! Tony Butler’s Animal Encounters was enjoyed by all family members and surprisingly; the children were braver than their parents at times! 



We hope that you all enjoyed your Half Term as much as we did; we look forward to welcoming you to many of our exciting events in the future!

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