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What’s On at Eldon Square this Easter!

Start your Easter break off at Eldon Square, where you will find a variety of egg-cellent family-friendly events, workshops, and in-store activities.

What’s on:

Lush Bath Bomb Workshop 

Join Lush Newcastle for some Easter fun this holiday. Product-making sessions will be held on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday starting from 12pm each day until it’s sold out. No need to go book. Simply turn up 5 minutes beforehand, as it can be super popular. Each sessions costs £4.50 (T&C’s Apply)

GORILLA Bar & Bowling

Challenge your family to a friendly game of Ten Pin Bowling at GORILLA Bar & Bowling, located within Eldon Soft Play & Bowling. Gorilla Bowling & Bar is also a perfect location for students and groups with BT Sport on the big screen and a fully licenced bar. Enjoy a drink from their delicious new cocktail menu or a beer from the local Anarchy Brew Co. If you fancy a bite to eat, Gorilla Bar is serving up a range of dishes.

Eldon Soft Play

Explore Eldon Soft Play, located within Upper Grey’s Quarter where your little ones can enjoy multi-layered climbing frames, slides and a ball pit, which are certain to keep babies, toddlers, and kids active and entertained, whatever the weather. The soft play area is suitable for a variety of ages, from babies and toddlers to children up to 6 years old. You can also hire out the Soft Play area for birthday parties. Find out more here.


Kielder Observatory Workshop

Space rangers and mini astronauts are invited to join Fenwick at its Kielder Observatory Workshop this Easter break for an out-of-this-world Space Rocks Workshop that will take them to infinity and beyond. Using inflatable planets and a genuine collection of space rocks, children will get a chance to make an accurate scale model of the solar system!m

The Kielder Observatory Workshop will be held at Fenwick Newcastle in the toy department story-telling area. Sessions are available to book on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April from 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm.

*Tickets cost £5 per child (ages 7+) with 18 spaces per session. *Every child must be accompanied by an adult.

Book your tickets here.

Children’s Bakery Classes & Adults Sparkling Cream Tea

Let the kids get creative in the kitchen over the Easter holiday while you sit back and relax with a sparkling cream tea at Fenwick. While the mini-bakers are busy perfecting their cookery skills, baking Easter nests or cupcakes to take home and snacking on delicious sandwiches, fruit and a mini cupcake, you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, two fruit scones with clotted cream and jam and a cup of tea or coffee.

There will be 8 children places (suitable for ages 3+) per session and 16 adults. Child tickets are priced at £15 each and £17.50 per adult. Child tickets can only be booked with an accompanying adult ticket.

Locations and dates are as follows:

The Easter Nest Making classes will take place on Wednesday the 5th, Thursday the 6th and Friday the 7th of April at 3:30pm at Mason + Rye Newcastle.

Book your tickets here.

Searching for a cracking place to eat this Easter? Check out our child-friendly restaurants here.

The Best Advent Calendars for 2022

This year’s advent calendars are the most stunning and magical ones we’ve seen yet and we imagine they’ll be flying off the shelves, so make sure you bag your favourites before they’re gone!

Molton Brown (£195)

This luxurious limited edition red and gold advent calendar sprinkled with festive flowers and fruit from Molton Brown will make your countdown full of merriment and joy.

Uncover 24 cherished Molton Brown bathing luxuries, icons and fragrances, knowing 100% recycled materials have been used to craft the paper for this year’s advent calendar.

Molton Brown Advent Calendar

The Body Shop (£55 – £145)

The Body Shop has taken its advent calendar offering to a new dimension with its new pop-up beauty designs. Inspired by its Community Fair Trade partners, each individual advent calendar celebrates the women who have produced the body-loving ingredients. Uncover an exciting gift, including hand creams, body washes, lip balms and more, as you open each door on the run-up to Christmas Day.

There are three advent calendars to choose from at The Body Shop: Box of Wishes (£55), Box of Wonders Big Advent Calendar (£95), Box of Wishes & Wonders Ultimate Advent Calendar (£145).

John Lewis & Partners (£179)

Look no further if you’re on the hunt for a luxurious advent calendar for yourself or a loved one. Discover the indulgent Beauty Advent Calendar and its iconic gifts with the John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar.

This delightful countdown to Christmas contains a collection of 27 full and deluxe-sized products from beauty brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Elemis, Olaplex and many more.  This carefully thought-out Advent Calendar has been designed to offer you a range of rituals, from a full skincare routine to a beautiful makeup look.

To make your Christmas day even more exciting, hidden inside door 25 of 10 lucky advent calendar owners will be in with the opportunity to win a £500 John Lewis & Partners gift voucher!

Whittard (£70)

Whittard has brought out not one but two must-have Advent Calendars for you to get your hands on this year. Choose from The Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two (£70) or The Tea Advent Calendar for Two (£70) to make your Christmas countdown cosier than ever before.

We love how both advent calendars contain two of each gift inside every draw, embracing the true essence of the #EldonShare way!

The Works (£13.99)

We’re obsessed with everything crafty this Christmas, which is why we love this Wooden Advent Calendar selection from The Works (£13,99). Adding a personal touch to your advent experience is super easy this year, select your gifts of choice, be it chocolates, keyrings, or makeup and add them to each door, ready for your loved ones to uncover.

Why not go the extra mile and decorate each door using wrapping paper or draw your best festive pictures on individual doors with the family for a truly unique advent calendar!


The Works Advent Calendars

Lush (£75-£185)

If you are a fan of Lush products, then we have found the ultimate relaxing Christmas countdown! Introducing the Lush Advent Calendar (£185) containing 25 specially selected products, including 4 exclusive gifts. This quirky Advent Calendar has been designed by ARTHOUSE Unlimited and is perfect for storing your Lush products all year round.

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, Lush has created a super cute 12 days of Christmas gift set (£75) containing iconic Lush products, including bath bombs, bubble bars, shower gels and much more.

Lush 12 days of Christmas Advent Calendar


Nespresso spreads Christmas cheer far and wide with two exceptional  Advent Calendars! Discover the stunning Advent Calendar Original (£41) and Advent Calendar Vertuo (£45), which have been created together with Nespresso and renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Herme. Combining Pierre Hermes’ patisserie knowledge and Nespressos art of elevating coffee has helped create two of this season’s most sort-after advent calendars.

Don’t forget, shops are open until 8pm on a Thursday and restaurants open even later! Find out more here.