On Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March, Bristol Shopping Quarter hosted a promotion focussed at young people.
Over the weekend, from 10am – 4pm, young people were able to register for a lanyard which entitled them to freebies, special discounts and the opportunity to enter competitions to win great prizes such as gig tickets, a Playstation and designer sunglasses.
Various events took place on the day including a ‘Game Station’ on the ground floor of The Galleries and a VW camper van in Broadmead in which people could have their photos taken with their friends. Bristol Shopping Quarter partnered with Heart FM and The Station* for this great event. The event was promoted on air on Heart FM for 2 weeks before the event.
After last year’s successful Easter sheep hunt, Bristol Shopping Quarter once again worked with The John Wesley Chapel & Methodist Churches to create an Easter Donkey Hunt. 30 cut-out donkeys, which had each been decorated by a different local primary school, were displayed in shop windows over the Easter period (23rd March – 6th April) and children were invited to hunt for the donkeys and to take part in craft workshops in The John Wesley Chapel.
The events were enjoyed by retailers and children alike. Jo Hawkins, Broadmead BID Manager said “The donkeys have really brightened up the shop windows and the children have had great fun finding where each one is placed. It’s been a great way to have some fun while encouraging people into the shopping area. Many of the retailers will be sorry to see the donkeys go!”
* The Station is a multi million pound youth space right next to the Bristol Shopping Quarter. It’s a place where young people can try new things, get away from the pressure, meet people, discover talent, and get the advice and support they need. For more information about its activities and services visit: www.thestationbristol.org.uk