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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

https://www.oldrids.co.uk/tealby-bistro-set/p19641

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

https://www.oldrids.co.uk/lincoln-lounger-chair-set/p19901

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

https://www.oldrids.co.uk/saxilby-dining-set/p19629

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

https://www.oldrids.co.uk/landmann-taurus-660-charcoal-barbecue/p20152


 

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

https://www.oldrids.co.uk/gardeco-cozumel-clay-chimenea/p19889

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

https://www.oldrids.co.uk/garden/c96

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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... 

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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!

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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!

 

 

So…

Who’s excited for our next extravagant event?

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

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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

FREE

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

FREE

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

FREE

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

FREE

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:

https://www.oldrids.co.uk/easterevents

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!

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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

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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!

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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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8th February 2018

What's on at Oldrids & Downtown this Half Term

What's on at Oldrids & Downtown this Half Term

Half Term is here and so we’re guessing you’re stuck for ideas in entertaining the family? Worry not, Oldrids & Downtown present a few free fun-filled events guaranteed to create excitement.

The Great Oldrids & Downtown Pancake Flip Off!

Pancake Day is approaching and aside from pondering the selection of toppings we are going to indulge in, we are also excited for The Great Oldrids & Downtown Pancake Flip Off!

Fun for all the family with some pan-tastic prizes to be won.

So…

How many times can you flip a pancake in 60 seconds? And, who will be crowned the Flippin’ Champion?

Join us from 12pm at:

Downtown Superstore Grantham - First floor, Café Culture

Downtown Garden Centre Grantham - First floor, Café Culture

Downtown Superstore Boston - Café Culture

Oldrids Boston - Second floor, Restaurant

Oldrids Scunthorpe - Ground Floor

Valentine’s Day Love at Lunchtime 

If you’ve had a long morning shopping, take a break in one of our fabulous, family-friendly restaurants/cafés. Be pleasantly entertained by our Valentine’s Day Vocalists between 12pm-2pm in all Oldrids & Downtown stores.

Store Singers:

Downtown Superstore Grantham – Amanda H

Downtown Garden Centre Grantham – Tina Wynters

Downtown Superstore Boston – Steve Dell

Oldrids Boston – Travis Graham

Oldrids Scunthorpe – Kennie J

 

Tony Butler’s Animal Encounters

Snakes, Dwarf Rabbits, Tarantulas and more! End your week by visiting Tony Butler’s Animal Encounters at Downtown Garden Centre Grantham.

Visit our Aquatics Department to meet Tony and his collection of curious creatures from 10am until 4pm.

 

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our free events this half term. Don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts!  

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29th January 2018

National Story Telling Week: Choices for Your Children

National Story Telling Week: Choices for Your Children

It’s National Story Telling Week so, we have chosen a selection of books that will have your children laughing whilst learning. From interactive puppet tales to all time classics, there are plenty of books in our stores for story time this week!

If you’re looking for interactivity…

Baby’s Very First Slide and See Farm by Fiona Watt and Old Macdonald Had a Farm by David Ellwand

  

If you’re looking for guaranteed giggles…

Brian the Smelly Bear by Mark Chambers and The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots by Beatrix Potter

 

If you’re looking for TV character tales...

Peppa’s New Neighbours and Other Stories by Books Wagon and Itty-Bitty Kitty Rescue by Ursula Ziegler Sullivan.

If you’re looking for a classic collection…

The Little Men Collection and The Little Miss Collection by Roger Hargreaves

 

If you’re looking for finger puppet fun…

Baa, Baa Black Sheep and Daddy and Me by Little Learners 

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