Families turned out in full force to enjoy a host of free summer activities at The Rock at the weekend.
Saturday, July 29th, marked the first day of the shopping and leisure destination’s competition to win a dream family holiday to Mexico.
The centre is also running four different activities each Saturday – it started with the chance to win holiday currency by stepping into a cash grabber and trying to get hold of a winning ticket.
Leah Cassidy from Radcliffe, Andrew Burgess from Radcliffe, Alana Hall from Bury, Adam Fisher from Preston and Adrian Tindace from Newcastle upon Tyne each managed to grab a winning ticket and win £50 worth of a currency of their choice.
The centre is once again hosting a beach complete with deck chairs, a giant deck chair, waterball walkers which will be in place until the end of the summer break and was joined by The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity running face painting and balloon modelling.
Running until 5pm on Saturday, August 19th, visitors can pick up an entry form – in the guise of a boarding pass – from participating retailers and then must find the numbers which make up the code and enter for their chance to win. One lucky winner will then be chosen at random to scoop the £3,500 prize.
The Rock’s centre director, Arnold Wilcox-Wood, said: “It’s always wonderful to see so many families enjoying our summer attractions and this weekend was no exception. Remember our Mexico holiday competition runs until 19th August so come down and complete the boarding pass puzzle – you’ve got to be in it to win it!”
Clarks, the leading global casual footwear brand, which has been based in Bury for the past 20 years has relocated to The Rock.
The new store, which has relocated from the Millgate, was officially opened by the Mayor of Bury, Councillor Dorothy Gunther.
Situated on Central Street at The Rock, Clarks is the latest addition to the centre and will be based in a 3,500 sq ft unit which has undergone a complete refit.
Clarks has relocated the existing Bury team to the new store and plans to create additional permanent and temporary positions.
A spokesman for Clarks said: “We’re thrilled to have re-located to The Rock and to be able to offer our customers a more modern and vibrant shopping experience.”
The Rock’s centre director, Arnold Wilcox-Wood, said: “Clarks is a hugely popular brand and we’re delighted to welcome the store and the team to the The Rock. They’re a great addition to our tenant line-up.”
Shoppers visiting The Rock during the school holidays could be in with a chance of winning a dream family holiday to Mexico.
We’re running a competition to win the £3,500 prize – and entries open on Saturday 29th July.
Visitors to the centre can pick up an entry form – in the guise of a boarding pass – from participating retailers and then must find the numbers which make up the code and enter for their chance to win.
The boarding pass puzzle will run until August 19th. Each Saturday from July 29th to the end of the competition there will also be four extra activities, all based on holidays.
On Saturday 29th July there will be a cash grabber where shoppers will have a chance to win holiday currency.
On Saturday 5th August visitors can pose in a beach-themed peep board and share their photo online with the #hotattherock for the chance to win a haul of holiday essentials. There’ll also be Sombrero biscuit decorating in conjunction with Bury College.
On Saturday 12th August, the challenge will be to crack the code on the a chest of goodies to win the contents and on the final Saturday of the summer of fun, on Saturday 19th August, the beach at the centre will be transformed into a game for people to dig for buried treasure and win a range or prizes.
All throughout the summer holidays the centre will also host a beach, giant deck chair and its popular water ball walkers as well as face painting to raise funds for the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.
The Rock’s centre director, Arnold Wilcox-Wood, said: “The school holidays are a great time for all the family, but we know that keeping everyone entertained can be a challenge, that’s why we’re hosting a variety of activities to keep the children – and the adults – entertained. There’s some great prizes up for grabs, including a dream holiday to Mexico, so visit us to enter, after all you’ve got to be in it to win it.”