Archive for December, 2020

Customer safety measures at The Rock

To ensure the safety of our visitors we have adopted the following measures at The Rock:

  • We have an enhanced cleaning regime, including the cleaning of all key touch points
  • We have introduced additional signage to assist everybody in following the latest social distancing guidelines
  • You’ll spot a lot of visual cues to ensure everybody is maintaining a 2 metre distance between each other. If you’re unsure about anything, please ask.
  • Our teams are following a strict personal hygiene regime, including regularly washing hands, the use of disposable gloves and disposable face masks.
  • The installation of customer hand sanitising stations on the malls and in the lift lobbies

Please note: There may be occasions where access to The Rock is restricted to allow social distancing measures to be observed. Many shops will also be restricting the number of shoppers allowed into store so visitors are advised to plan extra time for their trip.

The Rock does not have any public toilets and it is likely that the toilets within our retail stores will also be closed. Please keep this in mind when planning your visit.

The Rock car park is open and usual tariffs apply.

Please bear with us during this time as we work hard to keep our customers safe and please continue to follow government advice and adhere to social distancing measures.


From Friday (24th July) face coverings will be compulsory in shops and supermarkets in England.

We would like to remind you to please wear a face covering when visiting shops at The Rock.

More information on this is available here:

The government also advises that you also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

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Top Christmas Homeware picks from Next at The Rock

With December now fully upon us, many of us will probably have our beautiful trees up, as well as most of the decorations in place. Home décor is a huge part of festive fever – in fact, a recent survey by Next, one of our resident retailers here at The Rock, found that one in five adults admit to being competitive when it comes to having the most lavish decorations…

So, if you’re looking to impress this year and want to turn your home in a winter wonderland, have a read of our top Christmas homeware picks from Next below, featuring luxury candles, colourful bedding and a fun singing penguin doorstop!

You can find the below at Bury’s premier retail and leisure destination, The Rock shopping centre.

  1. Christmas bedding

This year we’ll likely be spending more time at home so finding ways to spread Christmas cheer throughout the house is more important than ever.

Christmas bedding is the easiest way to instantly give your bedroom a makeover, whether you prefer a more fun and playful style (like this Catherine Lansfield Countdown to Christmas duvet cover) or a classy Christmassy winter forest duvet, there’s Christmas bedding with your name on it at Next.

If you’re still not sure what style to go for, just ask a wonderful staff member at Next to guide you through the selection.

  1. Christmas Kitchenware

This year more than ever we need to give the heart of the home the attention it deserves for the holiday season. From preparing dinner with your family to baking endless trays of cookies, there’s no denying that the kitchen is a high-traffic space during the season.

A delicious home-cooked meal will always win your family’s heart so why not make it extra special and cook it in a beautiful heart shaped casserole dish? Also, don’t forget to spice it up with traditional winter ingredients like cinnamon and dried fruits, which you can easily store in an elegant glass and wood spice rack.

Fill that cart and get ready to cook up a feast this Christmas!

  1. Candles & Diffusers

Beautifully scented candles or diffusers are the best way to complete any home’s décor. Not only are they a beautiful source of light and joy, but they are also amazing mood-boosters and make your house smell beautiful, something that has become invaluable as we spend most of our time at home. They can create a magical atmosphere which will give that extra layer of warmth to the house.

Enjoy a walk through the candle section at Next and find the scent that best represents your Christmas style, from a delicious Gingerbread Diffuser to a festive Christmas Tree Jar Candle.

  1. Tableware

When it comes to holiday dinners, we all want to have a beautiful table display that’s full of sparkle and Christmas cheer – especially since Christmas dinner is often the focal point of the day!

If you’re hosting a dinner at your home and want to impress the rest of your household, say cheers with a beautiful set of shiny flute glasses, and store any leftovers from the day in a fun set of festive cake tins too.

  1. Festive doorstops

If you’re looking to take it to the next level, why not decorate around the doors within your home too? It’s a small detail, but it can really lift your spirits.

A few of our top picks are the classic Don Dachshund door stop which features a dog with a red nose dressed in a Santa hat and festive Christmas jumper. Alternatively,  why not go for a super fun singing penguin doorstop, simply press the button in the middle of his belly and sing along to the lyrics of ‘’Jingle bells’’.

If you’d like to explore all the options Next has to offer this Christmas, come and visit us at The Rock shopping centre in Bury every day for a fun shopping session.

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