Our Top Picks for Christmas Shopping in the North of England
Although Christmas shopping can be frantic, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it! As we settle in to the festive season, travelling to different cities, doing a bit of shopping and soaking up all the wintry architecture can be a brilliant way to spend some of those weekends leading up to Christmas. However, there’s a small problem: just which shopping centres should you go to?
Luckily, the team at Wyatt Coaches are going to make this decision a little easier for you by listing some of the best shopping centres in the north of England.
Being the largest shopping centre in Yorkshire, the eighth largest in the United Kingdom and situated just outside of Sheffield city centre, Meadowhall is the perfect place to grab some gifts for your loved ones. With shops like Apple, AllSaints, Flannels and Tag Heuer you will be spoilt for choice. And if you get a little peckish, there’s always Yo! Sushi, Nando’s and Five Guys to keep your energy up while you peruse the shops.
Being the second largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom, you can’t go wrong with the Trafford Centre. Located just outside of Manchester, the Trafford Centre boasts shops such as French Connection, Waterstones, Selfridges, and Gap. What’s more, if you want to combine your shopping trip with some activities, there’s always an Odeon multiplex cinema, a Laser Quest arena and Paradise Island miniature golf!
Unfortunately if you don’t live near Newcastle, the Metrocentre could be a bit of a hike, however, as the largest shopping centre in the UK – it’s worth it. If you’re shopping for fashion-savvy teenagers, there’s Zara, Topshop, H&M and River Island. However, if you’re looking for something a little different, there is an official LEGO shop, a Hotel Chocolat and a HMV.
Plus, if you’re taking the kids along with you, don’t forget the Namco Funscape – an indoor amusement arcade featuring a dodgem ride and an 18 lane bowling alley!
However, if you want your shopping experience to be altogether more festive, then make sure you check out some of the Christmas markets across Yorkshire. You will find perfect gift ideas for the whole family, including hand-crafted toys, homemade mince pies and all sorts of festive themed items that will keep you and your household in the Christmas spirit! If you would like to find out more about these wonderful markets, check out our previous article! we’re sure you’ll find all the information you need for your Christmas day trip.
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