For the ultimate day out this summer, come rain or shine, head to Bluewater to experience a host of activities, special events, retail therapy and delicious dining for the whole family to enjoy, including:
• Kick about at Football FEST
• Family fun at Bluewater’s new nature trail
• Building fun with LEGO® Friends
• Fantastic travel offer at Eurostar’s pop-up experience
• 36 hole adventure golf course at Pirate Cove Adventure Park
• Plus, block buster movies, quality shopping and dining all at Bluewater
The world’s first football theme park: Football FEST
Bluewater presents Football FEST, the world’s first indoor football theme park. From 15th July – 22nd August, guests can take part in a variety of exhilarating games including Foot Darts, Football Pool, Panna, Street Foot Golf and Powerball, plus there’s a chance to win a £1,000 Bluewater Gift Card. Five activity tokens cost £15 or ten for £25, book online in advance at www.footsportsuk.co.uk to receive a 25% discount using the code FSUK16BW.
Bluewater’s Nature Trail
Make the most of the outdoors by exploring the beautiful parkland surrounding Bluewater on the new and improved nature trail. Families can pick up a nature trail leaflet, follow the footprints from outside Zizzi and discover picturesque lakes and parkland – the perfect setting for a family picnic. Plus, when children complete the trail and hand the sheet into the Concierge Team at the Red Concierge Desk (close to John Lewis), they’ll receive a special gift from Sidney – Bluewater’s resident squirrel.
Fairground fun with LEGO® Friends
LEGO® Friends Amusement Park live Tour is coming to Bluewater this summer. Families are invited to join the LEGO Friends and check out the fun-sized Amusement Park Roller Coaster, Hot Dog Van, Bumper Cars, Space Ride and the Arcade. Set in the beautiful world of Heartlake City – the Amusement Park sets offer hours of building entertainment. Little ones can build whatever their imagination desires at the bumper car brick pits, play the slam dunk game, meet Nate the Hot Dog Guy and capture all the action at the photo stand. Plus, when the excitement is over, visitors will leave with a free goodie bag. The LEGO® Friends Amusement Park opens in the M&S carpark from 26th – 29th August.
All-aboard Eurostar’s pop-up carriage
The holiday season is here and to celebrate, Bluewater has teamed up with Eurostar to offer guests the chance to travel to top cities across the continent for just £29. Throughout July, holidaymakers can enjoy a relaxed and speedy trip from either Ashford International or Ebbsfleet to Paris, Lille and Brussels. Shoppers simply need to make a purchase at Bluewater and then head to Eurostar’s pop-up train carriage, located at the Rose Gallery, to redeem the offer.
Pirate-themed family fun
Ideal for thrill-seekers, Pirate Cove Adventure Park is a great day out for guests of all ages. Children and parents alike can experience the excitement of two adventure-filled 18-hole mini golf courses, featuring pirate ships, castles, caves, waterfalls and sunken boats. The attraction also boasts a zip wire, high ropes and climbing wall. Additionally, families can board the Pirate Pedaloes and cruise around the Blue Lagoon.
Enjoy the latest must-see movies
Film fans can head to Showcase Cinema De Lux to enjoy the latest movie releases, including The Secret Life of Pets (out now), Ice Age: Collision Course (out now), Ghostbusters (out 11th July), The BFG (out 22nd July) and the highly anticipated Finding Dory (out 29th July).
Sega XD Theatre is a simulation theatre experience that transports visitors on a thrilling 4D motion ride – the first of its kind in England. Guests can watch 3D movies with motion seats and giant fans, and can choose from a selection of magical adventures including a trip to outer space, a haunted goldmine, a safari and much more.
Let little ones run wild at Splat, the fantastic multi-layered soft play zone for children up to the age of seven. A small Splat play area and ball pond for under threes is also available.
Or why not let the under 17’s enjoy a driving lesson? Young Driver’s fully qualified ADI driving instructors will teach big kids aged 11 or over how to start, brake and park a brand new dual controlled Skoda!
The very best in shopping and dining
With over 300 stores to choose from, shoppers will find an unrivalled mix of fashion brands offering the latest trends and buys for every occasion this summer. From beachwear to wedding outfits, guests can head to top retailers including menswear brand Hackett and the recently opened Mint Velvet, Ariella and Animal, to try on the latest fashion.
Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, visitors can enjoy a well deserved break by stopping off at one of over 60 places to eat and drink, including family favourites such as Carluccio’s, Bill’s, wagamama and the newly opened Bella Italia. Finally, why not finish the trip with a visit to the ICE truck? Located in the lower Guildhall, the team, who are part of an initiative to encourage young entrepreneurs to develop business skills, will be serving up delicious ice cream from a classic Rolls Royce to help shoppers stay cool.
Bluewater, Europe’s leading shopping, retail and leisure destination, brings together over 300 top retailers with quality dining options and family-friendly entertainment. Guests can enjoy stress-free shopping with free parking, late night shopping and retailer Click & Collect Service. For more info visit www.Bluewater.co.uk