The Rock Express
2nd December - 31st December

All aboard! We will be providing a free transport service on our land train between Peel Monument (by the church) and St John’s Square (opposite Costa at The Rock), every day from 10am – 4pm.*

Every Saturday leading up to Christmas we will have a reindeer character riding the train.

Although this service is free we will be accepting donations for The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity to help local families who are living with childhood brain tumours and post-operative complications.

*Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Times may vary.

25th november - 24th december

Children can visit Santa in his brand new Grotto at The Rock. Admission is free and includes a free chocolate lolly. Photos and gifts available.*

Saturday 25th November 12:0opm – 5:00pm
Sunday 26th November  12:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 30th November 12:o0pm – 4:00pm
 Friday 1st December  11:o0am – 5:00pm
 Saturday 2nd December  10:o0am – 5:00pm
 Sunday 3rd December  12:00pm – 4:00pm
 Thursday 7th December  12:o0pm – 4:00pm
 Friday 8th December  11:00am – 5:00pm
 Saturday 9th December  10:00am – 5:00pm
 Sunday 10th December  12:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 14th December  12:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday 15th December  11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 16th December  10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 17th December  12:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday 18th December 11:o0am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 19th December  11:o0am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 2oth December  11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 21st December  11:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 22nd December 11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 23rd December 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 24th December 10:00am – 2:00pm

*Photos and gifts available for a small charge which includes a printed photo and taking photos on personal devices. There will be a range of gifts to choose from.

** Santa will take a break from 1:00pm – 2:00pm on Saturdays  and from 2:00pm – 3:oopm Monday to Friday, no entry during this time

*** On Saturday 25th November the Grotto will open at 12pm after the Santa’s Arrival Parade. On this day Santa will take a break from 2:oopm – 3:oopm.

Christmas Food Fair

4th november - 2nd january

Feast on some festive treats with the German sausage swing grill, The Little Chocolatier, Donut and Creperie Cottage and Christmas roasts stall, while the little ones enjoy our bungee trampolines.

Late Night Shopping

30th November - 23rd december

Every Thursday from 30th November we have late night shopping until 9pm, as well as every night in the week leading up to Christmas Eve. See below for details of full opening hours.

Every Saturday leading up to Christmas we will have festive music from local bands as well as comedy street entertainment.

Please note, individual store times may vary.

Rock Around The Christmas Tree

24th November - 20th december

We’re giving you twelve chances to win some fantastic prizes, from family meals out to shopping vouchers. A variety of our retailers have given us Christmas gifts and every week we will be posting a number of clues on our Facebook page. Simply guess which retailer the clue relates to and you could win the prize! Plus we’re giving you the chance to win a giant bundle of prizes with prizes worth over £200!

Christmas Opening Hours*
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
20th Nov9am – 7pm 21st Nov9am – 7pm 22nd Nov9am – 7pm 23rd Nov9am – 8pm 24th Nov9am – 7pm 25th Nov9am – 6pm 26th Nov10:30am – 4:30pm
27th Nov9am – 7pm 28th Nov9am – 7pm 29th Nov9am – 7pm 30th Nov9am – 9pm 1st Dec9am – 7pm 2nd Dec9am –  6pm 3rd Dec10:30am – 4:30pm
4th Dec9am – 7pm 5th Dec9am – 7pm 6th Dec9am – 7pm 7th Dec9am – 9pm 8th Dec9am – 7pm 9th Dec9am – 6pm 10th Dec10:30am – 4:30pm
11th Dec9am – 7pm 12th Dec9am – 7pm 13th Dec9am – 7pm 14th Dec9am – 9pm 15th Dec9am – 7pm 16th Dec9am – 6pm 17th Nov10:30am – 4:30pm
18th Dec9am – 9pm 19th Dec9am – 9pm 20th Dec9am – 9pm 21st Dec9am – 9pm 22nd Dec9am-9pm 23rd Dec9am  – 7pm 24th Dec 10:30am – 4:30pm
25th Dec Closed 26th Dec10:30am – 4:30pm 27th Dec9am – 7pm 28th Dec9am – 8pm 29th Dec9am – 7pm 30th Dec9am – 6pm  31st Dec 10:30am – 4:30pm
1st Jan Closed

*Please note these are the official centre opening times and individual store hours will vary, please contact individual stores for details.

*Please note these are the official centre opening times and individual store hours will vary, please contact individual stores for details.