Festive family fun at Castle Quay Shopping Centre

All the joy of the Christmas season comes to Banbury's shopping centre

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Castle Quay Shopping Centre!

Whether you want to capture a little Christmas magic with the family, are looking for the perfect presents or want to visit the Christmas Grotto to see the big man himself, you can find what you’re looking for at Castle Quay…

From Saturday 2nd December, families can meet Father Christmas in his very special winter wonderland Grotto at the Banbury Museum. As well as meeting Santa, each child will receive a lovely gift, a personalised Christmas activity pack and a very special Santa Museum Trail. Booking is essential and is £8.50 per child. For dates and booking visit www.banburymuseum.org.

Before their big Christmas adventure begins, Santa’s reindeer will be stopping off at Castle Quay. On Sunday 3rd December from 11am to 4pm, shoppers can come and meet three friendly reindeer and even sit in Santa’s sleigh. The reindeer will be located outside the Cherwell entrance to Castle Quay.

Late Night Shopping has now launched with Castle Quay staying open until 8pm on Thursdays. And on Thursday 7th December, Bjorn the Polar Bear will be visiting the shopping centre. The animatronic polar bear will appear at intervals near Gap from 5pm to 8pm.

Then on Sunday 10th December, shoppers can create lasting Christmas memories with a photograph inside Castle Quay’s Giant Snowglobe. The Giant Snowglobe will be opposite Debenhams and H&M from 11am to 4pm.

Customers can take the stress out of their Christmas shopping too with the help of the Banbury Angels. From 11am – 4pm on Saturday 9th December, the Angels will be on hand to help shoppers find the perfect Christmas gifts. Located opposite Debenhams, the Angels will use their Angel Bibles to help give gift inspiration as well as information on the latest offers available in Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

Paul Jackson, Centre Manager at Castle Quay Shopping Centre, said: “We’re really excited about the opening of Banbury Museum’s Grotto and welcoming Father Christmas to Banbury. There’s plenty of festive fun across Castle Quay so once families have visited the Grotto they can meet Santa’s Reindeer, pose for a photo in our Giant Snowglobe, meet our Polar Bear or pick up some presents with the help of our Banbury Angels.

 visit www.castlequay.co.uk.