NEWS AND EVENTS
BELLE VALE BABY & TODDLER of the YEAR
This March, Belle Vale Shopping Centre will host Belle Vale Baby and Toddler of the Year 2016. The free to enter baby and toddler photo competition will be opening on Monday 14th March.
Between Monday 14th of March and Saturday 26th of March, families are invited to Belle Vale Shopping Centre to take part in the Belle Vale Baby and Toddler of the Year competition. There are three age categories available: 0 – 9 Months, 10 – 18 Months, and 19 Months – Under 4 Years. To take part in this fantastic competition, locals must visit the free photo studio next to Coffee Break between 10am and 3:30pm (not including Sundays).
The event is free for anyone wanting to take part, there is no appointment necessary and winners from each category can get their hands on a share of £1000 worth of prizes. Shoppers will be invited back to a viewing of their photo and then they can cast a vote. At this time, they will also have the option to purchase photo packages or individual photos at hugely discounted prices. Belle Vale has a history with this kind of event, having hosted the Bonnie Baby pageant in the 70s. The centre is excited to see history revived and the community coming together once more.
Shoppers who want to enter (and vote in the competition), please visit Belle Vale Shopping Centre. The competition is open from Monday 14th of March and Saturday 26th of March. Voting is open from Saturday 26th March – Monday 29th March and each entrant gets 6 proxy votes for those unable to make it into the centre. Terms & Conditions apply.
BIG LITTLE LIBRARY IS BACK!
Back by popular demand: Belle Vale Shopping Centre has once again partnered with Gateacre School to host The BIG Little Library. The pop-up library is back on Wednesday the 2nd March to inspire the community to read. The team behind the project are delighted to announce that the library will be officially opened by Channel 4 Gogglebox Star’s Leon and June at 2pm.
Once upon a time, in 2015 to be exact, Belle Vale Shopping Centre and Gateacre School embarked on a quest to get shoppers reading! The team were inspired by ‘Little Libraries’ – an international phenomenon in recent years of free drop of points for people to share books and from this, the BIG Little library was born! A unit within the centre was magically transformed into a book swapping library and dynamic hub of learning, reading and events for local school children, residents and shoppers which changed reading in the community forever…
The BIG Little Library is back with an even bigger mission as it will be open for six months! At 2pm on Wednesday 2nd March (just before World Book Day) the BIG Little Library will return with fantastic, new activities. Local celebrities and stars of Channel 4’s hit show Gogglebox, Leon and June will be opening the unit. The pair, both of whom are former teachers, are very popular with the show’s fans. Everyone is invited to get involved and show how exciting reading can be for the whole family! Belle Vale Shopping Centre is now collecting books to stock the library at the yellow book collection point on the mall. Customers are invited to bring unwanted books with them to the Centre on the launch day and during the six month opening.
Last year’s event had over 3,500 visitors, shared an amazing 10,000 books with the community and hosted an exciting mix of FREE literary games and activities. It was also the workshop for 10 ‘Little Libraries’ which were hand crafted, decorated and distributed to the local community. These little libraries have found new homes across Liverpool and Merseyside including at Liverpool City Hall. The team behind the project are excited to see what this year will bring.
WIN A PAMPER DAY FOR MUM
Monday 22nd Feb – Saturday 4th March
It’s time to treat Mum with Mothers Day at Belle Vale Shopping Centre!
Win your Mum a fantastic pamper day including hairstyling from Snips Salon, a nail treatment from Spa Nails, and an outfit courtesy of our retailers. To be in with a chance of winning her this fantastic prize simply fill out the form below and tell us why your Mum deserves to win. Make sure you post it through the post box on the mall by Sunday 6th March for your entry to count. Terms and conditions apply.
NEW STORE – HOLLAND & BARRETT
The new Holland & Barrett shop can be found on Childwall Valley Mall near Greggs. This national health store offers a wide range of vitamins, supplements, vegetarian food and a range of ‘free-from’ food (for customers with allergies). They are also a supplier of natural beauty and sports nutrition products. The store opened its doors for trading on Wednesday 17th February and customers were tempted with free samples and information.
Holland & Barrett’s Regional Manager Liz Conroy said, ‘ We are really excited to unveil our new store in Belle Vale Shopping Centre and we look forward to welcoming the people of Belle Vale in store, to show them the new concept areas and the latest products in the health food, beauty and sports categories.’
VALENTINE’S DAY LOVE BUZZ!
On Saturday 13th February, families are invited to Belle Vale Shopping Centre to test their skill against the electrifying Love Buzz game.
Between 10am and 4pm, shoppers can visit the centre mall area to play the heart shaped buzz wire game. Shoppers must keep a steady hand as they try to win prizes and the fastest time will earn a place on the love leader board. Keep an eye on the rankings via Belle Vale Shopping Centre’s Facebook and Twitter page.
Bella the Bee will also be buzzing about throughout the day to join the valentine’s fun and pose for a cool photograph.
FEELING GOOD IN JANUARY!
It is that time of year again when everyone is on a fitness kick and Belle Vale Shopping Centre has what it takes to help keep you healthy!
‘Do you wanna feel good?’ Then why not visit the centre to see whats on offer this month.
Need your eyes testing? Pop into Specsavers or John Prebble Opticians to see the great selection of frames for sale,
Superdrug & Boots have multitudes of multi vitamins & shakes to keep you on your toes.
Or if you really want to push the ‘rowing machine’ out….try out Exercise4Less Gymnasium.
Exercise4Less are currently offering FREE day passes which shoppers can pick up from the centre mall on the yellow ‘A’ board. This will give you the chance to try out the gym before taking out a full membership. Don’t miss out as there are only a limited number of FREE passes.
AREA 51 LAZER QUEST
Well, the future of fun days out is here!
A state of the art laser gaming centre is open at Belle Vale Shopping Centre. This action packed arena is fast becoming one of the most popular entertainment venues in Liverpool and one of the country’s top Laser Quest venues.
Area 51 Laser Quest offers a wide range of packages so you can plan the perfect Birthday Party, corporate event or end of season sports team celebration. For those looking to make a night of it, Area 51 offers a wide range of delicious food and drink, perfect to relax after a closely fought laser battle! All children’s parties (for ages 7-12 years) include party invitations, two 20-minute games of Laser Quest, unlimited cordial, a special gift for the birthday child, voucher for guests and also party bags to take away. On arrival, party goers will be greeted by their dedicated host so mums and dads can relax and enjoy a stress-free celebration, where all they need to bring is the cake!
There is also 3 private party rooms which can be booked if you wish to add a tasty meal for the children to enjoy.
Area 51 was opened by the same team behind the successful Jungle Fun Adventure Activity Centre and is found next door on the first floor of Belle Vale Shopping Centre. The site will be open seven days a week – from 10am to 10pm on weekends & holidays, 3pm to 9pm on Monday to Thursday, and 2pm to 10pm on Fridays.
Just set your Sat Nav to L25 2RF – Hedgefield Road
To find out more – or to book a party – please contact the team on 0151 6650310 or visit the website: www.area51laserquest.co.uk.
Struggling to decide which gym to join this January? Let Belle Vale Shopping Centre help you out!
We’ve currently got FREE day passes for Xercise4Less available on the mall outside Perfect Home. Grab yours today and give it a go – it could be the start of something new but hurry, passes are limited!
On Sat 21st November 2015, Xercise4Less in Belle Vale Shopping Centre hosted a 6 hour spinathon.
Members of gym donned their sports wear and cycled for six hours in a bid to raise money for Adult Learning Disabilities. The event was a great success and all those that took part said that they were pleased they did it as it was for a worthy cause. The total figure raised has not yet been confirmed but will be announced shortly.
For more information about the gym: Telephone: 0151 556 7111 or visit: www.xercise4less.co.uk/liverpool-gym