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The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle is offering local good causes and community groups the chance to win £1,000, as the centre launches “The Lanes Community Fund”.

Over the years the centre has built up relationships with various groups and organisations and the new fund is a way that The Lanes can put something back into the local community and help local good causes achieve their goals.

Susan Young, The Lanes Centre Manager said “Over the years The Lanes has given support to local groups and various charities by way of giving raffle prizes and small cash donations for sponsorships, but it’s always been on an ad hoc basis. We wanted to introduce a scheme which will offer support on a regular basis and the introduction of the Community fund will allow us to do this.

There are no specific criteria – community groups, schools, charities, anyone can apply, but what we do prefer is that they operate reasonably close to Carlisle. We would like people to tell us a little about what they do, how the money will be spent and what difference it will make, and we will consider each application on its merits and the benefits that these groups can gain by our support.

We look forward to receiving the applications, providing the donation and most of all, being able to see the difference that the fund will make.”

Anyone wishing to apply should sent their application to susany@ashdownphillips.com outlining the main activities of the organisation and what the support will be used for. Please feel free to submit additional information which may help your application.

Applications submitted will be reviewed and shortlisted by a committee then put to vote via social media in partnership with the News and Star.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 30th June 2024.

The Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle is pleased to announce its partnership with Carlisle Foodbank, a place that aims to help anyone who finds themselves in times of hardship.

Through the partnership with Carlisle Foodbank, The Lanes is now home to 2 new donation drop-off points located on Level one of the car park, beside the Pay Station and between Pandora and The Fragrance Shop.

Stephanie Humes, at Carlisle Foodbank said: “We all have the most basic survival needs, food and drink, clothing and somewhere to live safely and our aim is to make a difference for people in our community. We are thrilled to have The Lanes Shopping Centre as our partner as we have continued to see a real need in the community for food bank use in the last year, with more and more people struggling to afford the basics. We always welcome donations at the foodbank if you are looking to donate and if you are seeking our help, you will always be made to feel welcome.”

Susan Young, Centre Manager at The Lanes said: “Building on the success of our Christmas Donation from our generous retailers, we are delighted to enter this partnership with Carlisle Foodbank which works tirelessly to support people in crisis. Given The Lanes position in the heart of the community, we are uniquely placed to help the Foodbank, raise awareness and support those in need in Carlisle. The partnership will also present our own staff with opportunities to volunteer and provide practical help, bringing us even closer to the community we serve.”

Today, we carried out our first litter pick throughout the area including Bitts Park, Victoria Park and the Sheepmount trackside areas ‍♀️‍♂️‍♀️

Coinciding with Earth Day 2024, a global event to highlight the importance of protecting our environment, today we hopefully showed how just a couple of hours can make an important difference.

The team walked 10,000+ steps and collected 5 big bags of rubbish in just a couple of hours Once back on site, where possible, we also sorted and recycled much of what we had collected ♻️

Cartmell Shepherd Choir joined us on the 7th December, singing Christmas songs!

Naturally Local are in our Pop-Up until Saturday (9th December)

Come and visit Santa and his elves at The Lanes Grotto this year.
The grotto, in Central Square is open every Saturday and Sunday from 25th November between 11am – 3.00*pm and 22nd and 23rd December.
This year we will again be raising funds for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice. There is a recommended donation of £3 per child which will be donated in its entirety to these fantastic local charities.
Grotto opening dates:
Saturday 25th November
Sunday 26th November
Saturday 2nd December
Sunday 3rd December
Saturday 9th December
Sunday 10th December
Saturday 16th December
Sunday 17th December
Friday 22nd December
Saturday 23rd December
*The Queue will be closed at 14.30
Don’t miss Gingerbread stilt walkers 9th December*
Cindy Lou and The Grinch 16th December*
Gingerbread Mascot 23rd December*
*Set times may vary

Join us on the 2nd December, 10.30a,-3.30pm.

Join us for our free Halloween event on Saturday 28th October, from 11-3pm.

🎃 Visit the giant pumpkin

🍭 Explore the trick or treat trail and grab a bag of goodies!

🦇 Get creative with spooky crafts

Our new Car Park system is coming soon!

It’s quick and easy to use, with a simple and secure payment system.

More info on this to follow!

One Great Day and The Lanes Shopping Centre will be raising money for Jigsaw Children’s Charity and GOSH on Saturday 30th September!

Pop down to see performances from Stagedright and The Royal Scottish Dancers from 11-2pm.One Great Day

Lakes College are with us this Saturday in Central Square! Pop by and have a chat with them to find out more about the fantastic courses they offer.

Marie Curie will be with us from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th August, raising awareness for the amazing work they in our community.

Please pop by and support them when you visit!

Competition T&Cs – One entry per person. Participants must complete all elements of the entry mechanic. The entry deadline is Wednesday 29th December 2023 12pm and the winner will be notified after 12pm via social media. The winner will be selected at random from all entries across platforms Facebook and instagram. The winner will be contacted via The Lanes’ social channel which they entered from and will be asked to collect the prize from the Hotel Chocolat store (calendar worth £13)

Should any products advertised be unavailable at the time of winning, the Hotel Chocolat store and The Lanes have the right to substitute with an alternative of equal or greater value. Specifications are subject to change. No expenses incurred in connection with the prize draw will be paid other than as set in these terms and conditions. There are no cash alternatives: the prize must be accepted as offered, is non-transferable, subject to availability and cannot be exchanged. Products/prizes obtained through the promotion are not subject to refund or exchange. If the winner fails to reply to the post announcing they have won the prize within 24 hours from the time of contact, this will automatically render a prize entry void and will be offered to an alternative entrant. The prize winner may be required to take part in some promotional activity as a condition of receiving the prize e.g. publicity photos. If you are required to take part in such promotional activity, you agree that we may (but are not obliged to) use your images and/or any footage in which you appear in our promotional campaigns, which may include press and magazine advertising, direct mail, outdoor advertising, in-centre advertising (such as floor graphics and banners), social media advertising (such as Facebook and Instagram), leaflets and flyers and on our website. You will not be entitled to receive payment for any such use by us of your image or footage in which you appear. The selection is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Lanes shopping centre cannot accept any liability for any entries that are late, lost or incomplete. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will automatically render a prize entry void. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law.

This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

Massive congratulations to Beth Smith who has won the cup for the second time! StagedRight members vote secretly for the person who they think is a StagedRighter for all the right reasons, supports others, is a positive role model, ambassador for the group and more!

Beth is heading off to the London School of Musical Theatre in September to study, we wish you all the success Beth!

Join us on Saturday 15th July for live music!

You will have the chance to meet Blue the Velociraptor and a baby pterodactyl in our dinosaur paddock. Here you will also be able to grab a selfie in a giant dinosaur egg.
Join our dinosaur themed craft station!
Don’t miss out on the Dinosaur Hunt. Pick up a trail sheet from the event space and browse the shops whilst looking out for the dinosaur posters located in windows. Find all the clues to complete the puzzle and return your completed trail form back to the stand to claim your prize!
The event starts at 11am until 3pm, with the dinosaurs appearing at various intervals during the day from 11.30am.
We hope to see you there!

Penny Jones Animal Rescue were with us on the 20th May, they were raising awareness and money for their wonderful charity!

 

For more information on the amazing work they do click here

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated money to The Rotary Club of Carlisle’s Wishing Well, the money that has been raised has been donated to Alzheimer’s Society & Great North Air Ambulance, over £550 has been raised across both charities!

Happy Pride Month! 
 
At The Lanes Shopping Centre, we stand united in pride and against discrimination.

The Library, have new opening hours from this Saturday (3rd June)! They look forward to welcoming you.

Muffin Break’s Play Room has been decorated, pop in and check it out with the little ones!
Also, a massive thank you to Muffin Break for donating lots of new toys to our Stay and Play area!

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership are with us today (25/5/23) selling rail merchandise and you can enter a FREE prize draw to win free train tickets on the railway line!

We would like to wish a massive welcome to Rex Boba, they opened on the 12th May 2023. The latest edition to The Lanes!

If you would like to try a delicious milkshake, bubble tea, coffee, smoothie and/or delicious food pop in and see the team.

Much Love are in our Pop-Up Shop until Saturday (13th April)! Pop in store now!

We had so much fun ahead of the King’s Coronation!

We had stilt walkers roaming and visiting our retailers, children’s crafting and face painting!

Thank you to everyone for taking part.

When you pop in to The Lanes don’t forget to take a picture with our very Regal frame and be Royalty for the day!

Pop in and check out this wonderful exhibition from Carlisle College’s Art and Design students! This will be with us until Friday 28th April, located near New Look!
Massive well done to all the students!
The University of Cumbria are exhibiting within our Pop-Up Shop, Wildlife Photography, they are with us until 27th April, open 10am-3pm each day.
Looks fantastic!

We are thrilled to bring back the free play area back to the centre. The Stay and Play area provides a safe and fun environment for children to play when visiting us.

This free play area is open every day between 10am – 4pm and contains a selection of toys and games for children to enjoy. The play area is suitable for children up to the age of 7 and children must be supervised at all times.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of the space for all those who use it, we ask that visitors adhere to the guidance which is clearly displayed at the entrance to the play area.

Stay and Play has been sponsored by Muffin Break, so we want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to them for their support which has helped us to bring this initiative back for 2023.

We would like to wish a warm welcome to our new store Prime Vapour, located in Central Square.

Join us on Saturday 29th April, 11am-2.30pm for Coronation themed crafting, face painting and walk about entertainment!

Don’t miss out on taking a picture with our Royal photo opportunity!

 

Join us on the 8th of April for an eggciting Easter trail, 11am-2.30pm. The trail starts in Central Square, collect your leaflet and find the stores! Then return your leaflet and collect your prize!

Don’t miss out on missing out Easter Bunny!

Lexus Carlisle are with us until Monday (27/3/23)! Pop down and check our these beautiful cars!

Competition T&Cs – One entry per person. Participants must complete all elements of the entry mechanic. The entry deadline is Friday 17th March 2023 12pm and the winner will be notified on Friday 17th March 2023 after 12pm via social media. The winner will be selected at random from all entries across platforms. The winner will be contacted via The Lanes’ social channel which they entered from and will be asked to collect the prize from the Hotel Chocolat store, Katie Loxton & Joma Jewellery and Pandora. The competition prize is for one box of Hotel Chocolat Mother’s Day Sleekster Box of Chocolates worth £24.95, Katie Loxton & Joma Jewellery worth £75 and Pandora bracelet 14ct rose gold plated worth £150.

Should any products advertised be unavailable at the time of winning, Hotel Chocolat store, Katie Loxton & Joma Jewellery and Pandora and The Lanes have the right to substitute with an alternative of equal or greater value. Specifications are subject to change. No expenses incurred in connection with the prize draw will be paid other than as set in these terms and conditions. There are no cash alternatives: the prize must be accepted as offered, is non-transferable, subject to availability and cannot be exchanged. Products/prizes obtained through the promotion are not subject to refund or exchange. If the winner fails to reply to the post announcing they have won the prize within 24 hours from the time of contact, this will automatically render a prize entry void and will be offered to an alternative entrant. The prize winner may be required to take part in some promotional activity as a condition of receiving the prize e.g. publicity photos. If you are required to take part in such promotional activity, you agree that we may (but are not obliged to) use your images and/or any footage in which you appear in our promotional campaigns, which may include press and magazine advertising, direct mail, outdoor advertising, in-centre advertising (such as floor graphics and banners), social media advertising (such as Facebook and Twitter), leaflets and flyers and on our website. You will not be entitled to receive payment for any such use by us of your image or footage in which you appear. The selection is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Lanes shopping centre cannot accept any liability for any entries that are late, lost or incomplete. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will automatically render a prize entry void. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law.

This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

Pop along for a photoshoot with the children, A Timeless Tale Photography are with us until Sunday (12th March 2023)

We have Toyota Park’s Carlisle with us until Sunday (12th March 2023), pop along and check out their new models!

Opening today from 10am (1st March, 2023)
Connecting Communities in Carlisle.
You are invited to directly access guidance and advice on the wide range of health and wellbeing support. The centre will be accessible and welcoming to all, offering something completely unique in the city centre.

Competition T&Cs – One entry per person. Participants must complete all elements of the entry mechanic. The entry deadline is Monday 13th February 2023 and the winner will be notified on Monday 13th February 2023 via social media. The winner will be selected at random from all entries across all platforms. The winner will be contacted via The Lanes’ social channel which they entered from and will be asked to collect the prize from the Hotel Chocolat store. The competition prize is for one box of H Heart Chocolates.

Should any products advertised be unavailable at the time of winning, Hotel Chocolat and The Lanes have the right to substitute with an alternative of equal or greater value. Specifications are subject to change. No expenses incurred in connection with the prize draw will be paid other than as set in these terms and conditions. There are no cash alternatives: the prize must be accepted as offered, is non-transferable, subject to availability and cannot be exchanged. Products/prizes obtained through the promotion are not subject to refund or exchange. If the winner fails to reply to the post announcing they have won the prize within 24 hours from the time of contact, this will automatically render a prize entry void and will be offered to an alternative entrant. The prize winner may be required to take part in some promotional activity as a condition of receiving the prize e.g. publicity photos. If you are required to take part in such promotional activity, you agree that we may (but are not obliged to) use your images and/or any footage in which you appear in our promotional campaigns, which may include press and magazine advertising, direct mail, outdoor advertising, in-centre advertising (such as floor graphics and banners), social media advertising (such as Facebook and Twitter), leaflets and flyers and on our website. You will not be entitled to receive payment for any such use by us of your image or footage in which you appear. The selection is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Lanes shopping centre cannot accept any liability for any entries that are late, lost or incomplete. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will automatically render a prize entry void. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law.

This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

This week is National Apprenticeship Week! If you would like more information on apprenticeships please visit: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

At The Lanes we support Children’s Mental Health Week 6-12 February
If you would like any support or if you are worried about a child or young person please visit: www.place2be.org.uk/page/get-urgent-help/ this page is full of advice of who to speak to in time of need.

February is National Bird Feeding Month!

We support this at The Lanes with our bird boxes located in our service yard.

How do you support?

You could support by:

– Providing a bird bath, so birds can have access to fresh water

– Offer suet for an extra boost of energy to help keep birds warm

– Keep your feeder full of wild bird food blends that are full of healthy fat and protein to help sustain birds’ energy

We would like to say a massive well done and thank you to our fantastic team on winning the Platinum Plus Loo Of The Year Award!

We are delighted to announce that our grotto this year has raised nearly £2,800 for two local charities.

Our grotto was open for four weekends where families could visit Father Christmas and his Elves for a recommended donation of £3. Thanks to the generosity of our visitors we are delighted to announce we have raised almost £2,800 for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice.

Eden Valley Hospice provides expert care to people from north Cumbria with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice’s dedicated staff care for patients in a home from home environment as well as offering a range of support to families.

At Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice, children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses from right across the county can access day-to-day care, support and activities. Any funding received not only supports providing expert clinical care for children and young people in the Jigsaw building, but also helps families to make memories which will last a lifetime.

This year we also welcomed the wonderful Rainbow Elves, Rosie and Rhubarb from Rainbow Wishes Foundation, who made several weekend appearances to entertain shoppers and those waiting to see Santa.

A huge thank you again to everyone who donated and helped to make our grotto such a success.

We’ve had an amazing time at The Lanes this Christmas with our grotto and lots of festive entertainment. A huge thank you to all of the acts who have entertained us during November and December.

Our grotto was open for four weekends where families could visit Father Christmas and his Elves and raise money for two local charities. Thanks to the generosity of our visitors we are delighted to announce we have raised nearly £2,800 for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice.

Eden Valley Hospice provides expert care to people from north Cumbria with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice’s dedicated staff care for patients in a home from home environment as well as offering a range of support to families.

At Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice, children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses from right across the county can access day-to-day care, support and activities. Any funding received not only supports providing expert clinical care for children and young people in the Jigsaw building, but also helps families to make memories which will last a lifetime.

The Rainbow Elves, Rosie and Rhubarb from Rainbow Wishes Foundation, also made several weekend appearances to entertain shoppers and those waiting to see Santa.

Adding to the festive feel, each Saturday, we were joined by some fantastic roaming entertainers. From stilt walking nutcrackers and hula hooping Elves to a visit from the mischievous Grinch and Cindy Lou, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

We were also delighted to be able to host some amazing performances from local bands, groups and choirs. Thank you to everyone who performed including StagedRight, Cartmell Shepherd Choir, Raffles School Choir, the Cathedral Cantate Choir and the Border Concert Band.

This Saturday 17th December we welcome back The Grinch and Cindy Lou. It was so much fun when they joined us last year, we cannot wait for them visit again. Keep an eye out for mischievous Grinch and Cindy Lou, whilst you are visiting us. They will be on the mall at various intervals throughout the day from 11am.

 

We have been joined by some amazing local choirs and groups over the last couple of weeks including StagedRight, Cartmell Shepherd Choir, Border Concert Choir and Raffles School Choir.

A huge thank you to everyone who has performed.

Join us this Thursday (15th) between 5pm – 5.45pm for a performance by Cathedral Cantate Choir and on next Thursday (22nd), when we will again be joined by Border Concert Choir.

 

We have been joined by a number of festive roaming entertainers since our grotto launched at the end of November. We hope you have enjoyed meeting some of special guests which have included stilt walking and hula hooping  Elves, nutcrackers and a wind up ballerina.

The amazing Rainbow Elves from Rainbow Wishes Foundation, a local community interest company, have been making several weekend appearances to entertain shoppers and those waiting to see Santa at our grotto.

The Grinch and Cindy Lou are due to drop in for a visit on Saturday 17th December too.

T0day we welcome the latest edition to The Lanes, with the official opening of Bina’s Thread Brow & Beauty. With party season upon us, be sure to pop in and pay them a visit to find out more about the range of treatments they have to offer.

 

Black Friday is here and there are some amazing deals available at a number of our stores. Here are a selection of some of the offers:

JD – up to 50% off selected lines until 28/11/22

Schuh – up to 70% off, selected lines only until 28/11/22

New Look – various deals including up to 50% selected lines

Jack & Jones – 20% off everything until 28/11/22

Quiz – up to 70% off selected lines

Ernest Jones – 60% off selected platinum jewellery until 29.11.22

Deichmann – 50% off selected lines until 28/11/22

River Island – 20% off

Calendar Club – Buy one get one half price until 28/11/22

The Fragrance Shop –  20% off everything for members only and an extra 5% off purchase for a limited time only. Valid 25/11/22 only.

Clarks – 50% off selected lines until 28/11/22

Roman – up to 50% off

TUI – Save up to £200 per booking*

T&Cs – *Save £100 per booking when you spend £1000 or Save £200 per booking when you spend £2,500. Discount is valid on holidays departing between 1st January 2023 and 30th April 2024 and before any extras such as insurance, room upgrades & selecting seats, are added. Saving per booking is on any package holiday and is based on a minimum of 2 people on the booking (including children aged 2 and over).  Offer is valid from 21st November 2022 until midnight 28th November 2022 across all sales channels. The offer does not apply to accommodation only, flight only, Marella or Crystal bookings. This offer is only valid for new bookings and only once per booking.  Please see www.tui.co.uk, www.firstchoice.co.uk or the relevant brochure for booking terms and conditions. Offer is subject to availability and may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk. TUI is a trading name of TUI UK Limited, a member of TUI Group. Registered Office: Wigmore House, Wigmore Lane, Luton, LU2 9TN. Registered in England No: 2830117. ATOL No: 2524. ABTA No: V5126.

 

We have a fabulous range of entertainment at The Lanes this Christmas.

The festive seasons biggest VIP, Father Christmas and his Elves will greet children in his Grotto and hear what exciting gifts they would like to open on Christmas Day. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 26 November until 18 December the event will raise money for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice. With a recommended donation of £3 per child, 100% of the funds collected will be donated to the local charities.

Adding to the festive feel, each Saturday from the 26 November until 17 December, roaming entertainers will mingle with customers to add a sense of fun and mischief. From stilt walking and hula hooping  Elves to a visit from the mischievous Grinch and Cindy Lou, there will be a fabulous atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. The Rainbow Elves from Rainbow Wishes Foundation, a local community interest company, will also make several weekend appearances to entertain shoppers and those waiting to see Santa.

If that wasn’t enough, local community group StagedRight will wow the crowds with their fabulous performances. And, local choral and musical groups, Cartmell Shepherd Choir, Raffles School Choir, the Cathedral Cantate Choir and the Border Concert Band will all perform some Christmas classics for customers during December.

Late night shopping will be available at The Lanes until 8pm every Thursday from 1st to 22nd  December.

Community Performances

Thursday 1st December, 5.30pm – 7pm: Border Concert Band

Saturday 3rd December, 11am onwards: StagedRight local theatre company

Thursday 8th December, 12pm – 1pm: Cartmell Shepherd Choir,

Thursday 8th December, 5pm – 6.15pm: Raffles School Choir

Saturday 10th December, 11am – 3pm: Border Concert Band

Thursday 15th December, 5pm – 5.45pm Cathedral Cantate Choir

Thursday 22nd December, Border Concert Band

 

 

 

At The Lanes Shopping Centre we offer our visitors a magical Christmas experience. With fabulous festive decorations and some of the high street’s favourite names, we are the perfect destination for Christmas shopping as well as being a memorable family day out. 

The Lanes is open from 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am- 4.30pm on Sundays and for those needing additional shopping hours then late night shopping is available on Thursdays in December until 8pm.

Thursday Late Night Shopping dates:
1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December

Welcome to Girls Wear Pink, the latest fashion store to open its doors at The Lanes. Featuring a fantastic range of female clothing and accessories.

The Royal British Legion Carlisle & Stanwix branch have returned to The Lanes to raise funds for this years Poppy Appeal.

Find them in Central Square opposite Muffin Break and discover their range of Poppy Shop goods or make a donation to the Poppy Appeal. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, Sundays 12 noon to 4pm until Saturday 12th November.

The Lanes is proud to be joining thousands of businesses nationwide in supporting Purple Tuesday, helping to improve the customer experience for people with disabilities.  

Purple Tuesday is about improving the customer experience for disabled families 365 days a year. The initiative inspires organisations and their staff to promote awareness, develop understanding and put in place practical solutions for greater accessibility. Purple Tuesday is a year-round initiative, which is highlighted with a celebratory day on the first Tuesday of November. This is an opportunity for organisations involved to review their progress in delivering on their pledges.

The Lanes are committed to offering an inclusive environment and improving disability awareness. We recognise the need to constantly review and improve our approach to better support our shoppers. For that reason, our first action in support of this initiative has been to ensure key members of The Lanes management team receive additional training to further assist them with their knowledge and understanding of disability related topics including autism, blindness, deafness and epilepsy. This has enabled us to educate other staff members and identify and deliver practical approaches, including the delivery of a basic British sign language training session to staff members and first aiders to provide a better everyday customer experience for disabled people and their families.

With the knowledge gained from the training already undertaken we have made some improvements to our communication channels, with the introduction of new signage in the shopper toilets which acts as a visual reminder that not all disabilities are visible, which we hope will encourage people to be more understanding and have awareness of others. We have also updated The Lanes website to make it easier for customers to plan their journey and understand the facilities and accessibility at The Lanes before they arrive.

Here at The Lanes we are keen to continue extending our knowledge and understanding to help make the Lanes as accessible as possible for all our visitors.

   

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our recent Halloween event on Saturday 29th October.

We had a truly spooktacular time, with lots of craft activities including Halloween themed wreaths, dangling ghosts and pumpkin decorations.

Families enjoyed a trick or treat style trail to find clues hidden within potion ingredient in our store windows. Those who found them all collected their own Halloween treat.

We were also delighted to be able to welcome the team from Rainbow Wishes Foundation, who brought us the witches from Hocus Pocus.

 

Bob & Berts, the self-acclaimed home of ‘proper coffee and great grub’ has opened its doors at The Lanes Shopping Centre.

Offering customers a mouth-watering variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals. The new venue has other other premises located around England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Menu highlights include all day breakfasts, awesome lunches, light bites and sweet treats. Expertly made coffees are also on offer with Bob and Bert’s own roast- iced coffee and drinks available as well as hot chocolate, shakes and smoothies.

For the third year running we are proud to show our support and appreciation for the work of our cleaning team by recognising them and their work and gifting them a box of chocolates.

Thank Your Cleaner Day™ is an annual event that recognises the hard work of cleaners throughout the UK and lets them know how much they are valued and appreciated. At The Lanes Shopping Centre, we believe that it is important to acknowledge everyone in the team – everyone is an individual and has a role to play. That is why we have chosen to extend our thanks by including our security team this year, in recognition of the support they regularly give to the cleaning team by helping them with various cleaning tasks,

The Centre Management Team are all extremely proud of the work delivered by the team and their continued dedication, which is highlighted in their comments below:

“The Lanes cleaning team is our army, our heroes, they always ready for anything that gets thrown their way, and deliver it with the highest standards, without you, would’ve been a lost battle, Thank you.”
Tiago Leao, Contract Manager

“The cleaning standards are exemplar and meticulously maintained year on year. I would like to personally thank the team for delivering such high standards that are often commented on and recognised by our customers and retailers alike. Well done to you all and thanks again for your continued support.”
Mark Nott, Centre Manager

“I would like to express my thanks once again for the continued support, energy, and commitment that we have received from the cleaning team over the past 12 months, they are regularly called upon to support the centre and our tenants and will always go the extra mile, another fantastic year well done to you all.”
Ian Proudfoot, Operations Manager

 

 

Calendar Club are back in town!

Synonymous with the arrival of Christmas, their range includes calendars and planners, diaries, stationery and much more. They have the perfect, quality, affordable gift for everyone you care for this Christmas.

Predicted calendar bestsellers for 2022 include Liverpool FC, Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams, Star Wars, Friends, Elvis Presley and, of course, calendar royalty Sir Cliff Richard. This year choose from brand favourites such as Disney, Star Wars, Emma Bridgewater and Me to You.

Find Calendar Club in Central Square, opposite Primark.

Calling all students! Join us for a great weekend of exclusive discounts and offers from Friday 7th October – Sunday 9th October 2022.

There are some amazing deals, so make sure you pay us a visit. A valid student ID will be required to redeem the offers and individual stores terms and conditions may vary.

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October

Jack & Jones: 20% off full price items

Clarks: 20% off ladies and men’s

Quiz: 20% off full price items

HMV: 10% off everything in store, except gift cards

The Perfume Shop : 15% off

Holland and Barrett: 20% off

Katie Loxton: 10% off

Saturday 8th October only

Schuh and JD join the party, with both offering 20% off on the day.

Schuh will also be offering a spin-to-win wheel from 12-4pm on Saturday 8th where students can win enhanced discounts like 25% off & 30% off and even free shoes! Visit store to find out more!

Katie Loxton are celebrating their birthday, so not only will you benefit from 10% off,  you will also receive a free gift

 

On Saturday 29th October from 11am – 3pm, come along to The Lanes for our free Halloween event.

Children are invited to take part in deadly fun Halloween craft sessions where they can create different spooky crafts including pumpkin suncatchers and magnets, dangling spooky ghosts and halloween crowns.

Families can also enjoy our trick or treat trail to find the ingredients for the spell, locate them all to claim your prize.

We are delighted to welcome two new stores to The Lanes Shopping Centre.

Leading Labels
Leading Labels has opened in Peascod Lane, offering a great selection of top-quality brands in ladies and men’s clothing including Blue Inc, Ben Sherman, Crew Clothing, Regatta and many more.

Candy World
Candy World can be found on Scotch Street and is full of delicious American inspired sweets and treats. Including a huge pick and mix selection.

We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

During her 70-year reign, her qualities both as a leader of people and as an individual, shone out across the globe. We extend our condolences to all who will be feeling the loss of this great leader and to the Royal Family.

Image Source: Wikipedia

Welcome to Gloria Jean’s Coffees, who have opened at The Lanes today.

Gloria Jean’s provides another great place to enjoy a coffee and a catch up when you visit us. Pop in and enjoy some great coffee, chilled drinks and delicious food.

Visit the Gloria Jean’s website to find out more

The Uncovering Roman Carlisle pop up exhibition has arrived at The Lanes and will be on display until Sunday 4th September. Don’t miss the Sunday Special’s between 12- 4pm when there will also be family crafts.

The exhibition brings together the most significant objects from the 2021 excavation of Carlisle’s Roman Bathhouse and celebrates the volunteers who excavated them. This professionally led community excavation took place last September, after the initial discovery of the Bathhouse in 2017.

The exhibition is funded by National Lottery Heritage and supported by Carlisle City Council, Carlisle Cricket Club, Wardell Armstrong, and Tullie House Museum.

To learn more about the exhibition and excavation visit Tullie House

 
 

What a fantastic day we had at our Dinosaur event on Saturday 30th July.

Visitors loved meeting Blue the Velociraptor and the baby pterodactyl in our dinosaur paddock, where there was lots of dinosaur activities to enjoy.

Our dinosaur themed craft station delivered a range of dinosaur crafts including keyrings, suncatchers and gliders.

Many families also enjoyed out dinosaur trail, where they had to find all the different dinosaur species to claim their prize.

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at the event. We look forward to seeing you at our next one.

 

The Lanes Shopping Centre Terms and Conditions for social media competitions

  • One entry per person
  • All entries to be submitted via Facebook or Instagram
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are illegible, delayed or damaged electronically or online during the promotion
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition
  • Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties will be disqualified
  • Winner details will be announced on The Lanes Facebook page and Instagram
  • Entries from people using multiple email addresses will be disqualified
  • The winning entries will be drawn shortly after the closing time/ date
  • Prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative
  • Entries to all free prize draws must be received as stated by the closing date specified
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions
  • Entries that are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions will be disqualified
  • The Lanes Shopping Centre does not take responsibility for any prizes damaged in transit or collection
  • By entering this competition you are agreeing to have your photograph taken for media purposes
  • The Lanes employees and tenants cannot enter this competition
  • Entries submitted after 12pm on 3 August 2022 will not be valid
  • Two tickets only, to one of three movies only, at Open Air Cinema, Carlisle Race Course. Chosen film is due to availability only.

The Lanes is in full bloom at the moment thanks to the beautiful hanging baskets and flower displays around the centre. We hope you are enjoying the lovely colour and natural outdoor feel they bring to both to the shopping centre and city centre.

The flats in The Lanes have also benefitted from a garden makeover this year and the flower beds are looking particularly attractive. These gardens are maintained by the residents of the flats and The Lanes team, showing great collaboration and team work to keep them looking their best and ensuring the flowers continue to flourish.

Fingers crossed the judges from Cumbria in Bloom agree and enjoy our floral displays when they visit the centre next month, as we would love for all this hard work to be recognised.

Join us on Saturday 30th July 2022 for our free Dinosaur Day event.

Visitors will have the chance to meet Blue the Velociraptor and a baby pterodactyl in our dinosaur paddock. Here you will also be able to grab a selfie in a giant dinosaur egg.

Our dinosaur themed craft station will be offering a range of dinosaur crafts including keyrings, suncatchers and gliders. So, you can choose your craft and get creative.

Families will also want to try out the Dinosaur Hunt. Pick up a trail sheet from the event space and browse the shops whilst looking out for the dinosaur posters located in windows. Find all the clues to complete the puzzle and return your completed trail form back to the stand to claim your prize!

The event starts at 11am until 3pm, with the dinosaurs appearing at various intervals during the day from 11.30am.

We hope to see you there.

 

StagedRight are a Carlisle based company with more than 35 years experience in the entertainment industry. Each week, StagedRight works with almost 180 young people in their luxury studios in the heart of Carlisle.

The company enables young people aged four to 18 to experience and learn the arts whilst providing opportunities to showcase their talents through staged performances. As well as learning how to sing, dance and act, students also develop important life skills, learning how to interact with others, building their confidence and making lifelong friends. The organisation also has an enviable reputation for the development of students, making it is a great springboard  for those who wish to perform or work in the professional world.

The Lanes is committed to supporting the local community and recognises the importance of clubs and groups like StagedRight, and helping them to remain accessible to young people. A sentiment which is echoed by The Lanes’ Centre Manager, Mark Nott “We are delighted to be able to continue this partnership with StagedRight and celebrate the local talent we have within our city. Following the recent lockdowns and restrictions on society, there has never been a more important time to support local community groups and clubs. Not only does StagedRight enable young people to enjoy and grow their theatrical skills, it also helps youngsters to socialise with their peers and develop key life skills.”

“The high quality of the performances delivered by StagedRight never ceases to amaze me and many of the team here at The Lanes regularly attend their shows. We look forward to welcoming StagedRight back to perform at the centre soon, to enable those who are unfamiliar with their quality and talent a chance to sample it for themselves.”

StagedRight’s upcoming performances include Matlida, performed by the StagedRight juniors in their studio this June, which is sold out. This is followed by the presentation of their own ‘West End’ styled production, and this year, audiences can look forward to enjoying Phantom of the Opera, accompanied by a full orchestra, professional stage sets and spectacular costumes. It will be performed at The Sands Centre on 8th and 9th July. Tickets are available now.

Some of the performers will be joining us here at The Lanes on Saturday 25th June to showcase some of the talent and present a sneak peak of what you can expect from the show.

For more information about StagedRight visit https://www.stagedright.co.uk/

 

Examples of past shows

We are thrilled to bring this free play area (formally known as Park in the City) back to the centre. The Stay and Play area provides a safe and fun environment for children to play when visiting us.

This free play area is open every day between 10am – 4pm and contains a selection of toys and games for children to enjoy. The play area is suitable for children up to the age of 7 and children must be supervised at all times.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of the space for all those who use it, we ask that visitors adhere to the guidance which is clearly displayed at the entrance to the play area.

Stay and Play has been sponsored by Muffin Break, so we want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to them for their support which has helped us to bring this initiative back for 2022.

We had a great time on Saturday 4th June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There was plenty of free crafts for families to enjoy, including Union Jack windmills, crown making and decorating, Jubilee themed sun catchers and book marks.

We were also joined by Union Jack themed performers and entertainers.

Thanks to everyone who joined us and helped make it such a fantastic day. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

    

Multicultural Cumbria  joined us at The Lanes on 1st, 2nd and 3rd June 2022 as part of the Jubilee Celebrations with a series of workshops and craft activities.

 

     

Join us on Saturday 4th June from 11am for some FREE Jubilee fun.

There will be various craft activities for you to get creative and take something home with you. Along with entertainment from stilt walkers and acrobatic jugglers.

You can also get a Union Jack flag painted on your hand or cheek.

We hope to see you there.

“Interference”, is a pop up exhibition of highlights of the year so far from students studying Foundation Diploma, in Art and Design at Carlisle College of the Arts.

Exhibits include painting, printmaking, sculpture, fashion, costume, concept art, pattern, video, graphic design, illustration, photography, architecture and interactive arts.

The exhibition is open until Friday 29th April between 9.30am-4.30pm.

Make sure you pay them a visit to see the quality and creativity of their work.

 

Personnel from RAF Spadeadam will be keeping busy this coming Friday 8th April, by collectively running, walking, cycling and rowing the height of Scafell Pike 300 times, in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund and Every Life Matters Charities.

A team from the base will be here at The Lanes in Tower Square, whilst others will be taking part virtually, either on base, or at home, aiming to cover a combined height of 293,400 meters. Some of The Lanes team will also be joining in, including Centre Manager, Mark Nott. The challenge will start at 8am and the team hopes to be complete by 6pm!

Organiser of the event, on behalf of the Station Charities Committee, Flying Officer Preddy said: “The aim of the event is to raise essential funds for these two very worthwhile charities. The
RAF Benevolent Fund supports not only Serving personnel, but also veterans and families, and the Station has fundraised for them for a number of years. This year, we also wanted to
include a local charity, and chose Every Life Matters, which is based in Cumbria, and provides Suicide Safer Communities and Suicide Bereavement Support across the region.”

Those taking part virtually will be sending updates to the organising team, so that all distances covered can be counted, and a total kept through the day! Come along and cheer them on. If you cant make it and you still would like to donate then you can via the JustGiving page.

Easter is fast approaching and for many that means chocolate Easter Eggs. Hotel Chocolat have kindly given us one of their delicious Extra Thick Patisserie Egg’s to giveaway to celebrate.

One half of the egg is made from rich 50% milk chocolate and pecan praline and the other half consists of caramel-milk chocolate and mascarpone, reminiscent of a sumptuous salted caramel cheesecake. If that is not yummy enough within the lavishly thick shell, you’ll find an array of dessert-inspired chocolates. These alcohol-free morsels capture favourite puddings in chocolate form and are ideal for sharing with all the family. RRP £30.00 each.

For your chance to win and collect it before Easter weekend, find the post on our Facebook page.

Competition closes at 6pm on 10/4/2022 and the winner will be announced on 11/04/22. T&C’s apply

Competition T&Cs – One entry per person. Participants must complete all elements of the entry mechanic. The entry deadline is Sunday 10th April 2022 and the winner will be notified on Monday 11th April 2022 via social media. The winner will be selected at random from all entries across all platforms. The winner will be contacted via The Lanes’ social channel which they entered from and will be asked to collect the prize from the Hotel Chocolat store. The competition prize is for one Extra Thick Patisserie Egg.

Should any products advertised be unavailable at the time of winning, Hotel Chocolat and The Lanes have the right to substitute with an alternative of equal or greater value. Specifications are subject to change. No expenses incurred in connection with the prize draw will be paid other than as set in these terms and conditions. There are no cash alternatives: the prize must be accepted as offered, is non-transferable, subject to availability and cannot be exchanged. Products/prizes obtained through the promotion are not subject to refund or exchange. If the winner fails to reply to the post announcing they have won the prize within 24 hours from the time of contact, this will automatically render a prize entry void and will be offered to an alternative entrant. The prize winner may be required to take part in some promotional activity as a condition of receiving the prize e.g. publicity photos. If you are required to take part in such promotional activity, you agree that we may (but are not obliged to) use your images and/or any footage in which you appear in our promotional campaigns, which may include press and magazine advertising, direct mail, outdoor advertising, in-centre advertising (such as floor graphics and banners), social media advertising (such as Facebook and Twitter), leaflets and flyers and on our website. You will not be entitled to receive payment for any such use by us of your image or footage in which you appear. The selection is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Lanes shopping centre cannot accept any liability for any entries that are late, lost or incomplete. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will automatically render a prize entry void. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law.

This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

Join us for our free, family friendly event on Saturday 16th April. Follow our Easter trail to claim an Easter treat.

Collect your trail sheets from Tower Square and travel through the centre to find the hidden eggs in our participating store windows. Find them all and complete your sheet, return it to Tower Square and receive a treat. Don’t forget to look out for the Easter Bunny whilst you are on your travels.

The event is free and will take place between 11am – 2.30pm.

We hope to see you there.

To celebrate World Book Day, we’re hosting a competition in collaboration with The Sands Centre, where YOU could WIN a family ticket to see Billionaire Boy on Thursday 31st March 2022 at 7pm.

This production of David Walliam’s best-selling story is from the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories.

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy!

Click here for more information about this fantastic show

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, visit our Facebook page and comment on the competition post with the title of your favourite children’s book.

One family ticket is available (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) for the 7pm show at The Sands Centre, Carlisle on Thursday 31st March.
Competition ends Sunday 13th March 2022 at 6pm. Winner will be selected on Monday 14th March 2022.
T&C’s apply and you must be over 18 to enter.

Good luck!

T&Cs – One entry per person. Participants must comment on the Facebook competition post to enter. The entry deadline is Sunday 13th March 2022 and the winner will be notified on Monday 14th March 2022. The winner will be selected at random. The winner will be contacted via The Lanes’ Facebook channel and will be asked to collect the prize from the Sands Centre box office. The competition prize includes a family cinema ticket to see Billionaire Boy at The Sands Centre in Carlisle on Thursday 31st March at 7pm. A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.

Should any products advertised be unavailable at the time of winning, The Sands Centre and The Lanes have the right to substitute with an alternative of equal or greater value. Specifications are subject to change. No expenses incurred in connection with the prize draw will be paid other than as set in these terms and conditions. There are no cash alternatives: the prize must be accepted as offered, is non-transferable, subject to availability and cannot be exchanged. Products/prizes obtained through the promotion are not subject to refund or exchange. If the winner fails to reply to the post announcing they have won the prize within 24 hours from the time of contact, this will automatically render a prize entry void and will be offered to an alternative entrant. The prize winner may be required to take part in some promotional activity as a condition of receiving the prize e.g. publicity photos. If you are required to take part in such promotional activity, you agree that we may (but are not obliged to) use your images and/or any footage in which you appear in our promotional campaigns, which may include press and magazine advertising, direct mail, outdoor advertising, in-centre advertising (such as floor graphics and banners), social media advertising (such as Facebook and Twitter), leaflets and flyers and on our website. You will not be entitled to receive payment for any such use by us of your image or footage in which you appear. The selection is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Lanes shopping centre cannot accept any liability for any entries that are late, lost or incomplete. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will automatically render a prize entry void. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law.

This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

We are offering our visitors a magical Christmas experience this December. 

Father Christmas is ready with his Elves to meet local children at their magical Christmas Grotto. Children, who have been waiting all year for this special day, can join Santa and his cheery elves on Saturdays and Sundays in the run up to Christmas and receive a gift! Raising money for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice there is a recommended donation of £3 per child which will be donated in its entirety to the local charities.

Adding to the sense of occasion customers can enter the ‘Name the Bear’ competition for the giant bear on display and win a fabulous cash prize. Likewise, entertainers will roam the shopping centre on Saturdays in December providing that all important festive feel.  

Enchanting and interactive puppetry duo, Hodman & Sally will entertain families on 4 December whilst the Acro Elves with their acrobatics, tricking and juggling will give visitors a welcome break from the Christmas shopping on 11th December! And shoppers better watch out for the mischievous Grinch and Cindy Lou on 18th December. 

Mark Nott, Centre Manager at The Lanes said: “We know how important it is that children get to see Father Christmas and we really want to make this Christmas as special and memorable as possible following last year’s restrictions. The Grotto will offer a wonderful festive space for children and families to enjoy. We hope that families will join us to enjoy the entertainment on offer this year.” 

 The Lanes is open from 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am- 4.30pm on Sundays and for those needing additional shopping hours then late night shopping is available on Thursdays in December until 8pm.
 

Following the recent announcement by the Government, we would like to remind all our customers that from today (Tuesday 30th November 2021}, face coverings are mandatory again when visiting our shops.

We kindly ask that you follow the latest guidelines by wearing a face covering whilst shopping in our stores, unless exempt.

Thank you for your support during this time.

Have you seen our giant Christmas bear?

We need your help to give our bear a name.

Take part in this in centre competition for a chance to win vouchers to spend at The Lanes Shopping Centre this Christmas.

To enter, simply pick up an entry card from the bear in Central Square, complete it and post in the post box for a chance to win.

The winning entry will get to name the bear and also win £200 to spend at The Lanes. There are also two runners up prizes of £100 and £50 which will be drawn at random.

Rules, Terms & Conditions

  1. The competition is will run from 9am on Saturday 27th November to 4.30pm on Sunday 19th December. Entries outside of the period will not count. The Centre Management Team will choose the winning name for the first prize. Second and third prize winners will be selected at random via a prize draw.
  2. To be eligible to enter the competition, you must complete all fields of the entry card and post into the competition post box within the dates specified. Fields include your name suggestion for the bear, your name, email address and/or telephone number. Entrants must be available via the contact information they have provided. If, after reasonable attempts, a winner cannot be contacted, that entrant’s participation in the competition ends and the next runner up will be awarded first prize.
  3. There are three prizes available. First prize is £200, second is £100 and third is £50. These will be provided as gift cards for a store of the winners choice. The store must be located within The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances. The winners will be notified on Monday 20th
  4. The Lanes Shopping Centre’s decision as to entrants taking part and winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  5. If there are duplicates of a suggested name, and that name is shortlisted as the winning name, an entrant will be selected at random.
  6. The first name of winners may be made public and photographs taken upon collection of your prize for promotional use by The Lanes Shopping Centre. Including but not exclusive to display on The Lanes Shopping Centre social media channels and website.
  7. The Lanes Shopping Centre reserves the right to: (i) amend these terms and conditions including, but not limited to, opening and closing times; (ii) delete duplicate and fraudulent entries, as well as disqualify participants if we suspect any activity not deemed within the spirit of the competition has taken place.
  8. The Lanes Shopping Centre reserves the right to alter, cancel or delay this competition without notice.
  9. The Lanes Shopping Centre respects your privacy in accordance with the laws protecting personal data including without limitation the EU Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. If you provide personal data to The Lanes Shopping Centre in connection with this competition, The Lanes Shopping Centre will only process it in connection with the competition, for its record-keeping purposes and in connection with its activities that relate to it.
  10. Participants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions

 

 

 

 

Black Friday Deals have landed here at The Lanes.

Many of our stores are offering discounts and deals this Black Friday and into the weekend too. Here are some of the deals available.

Calendar Club – Buy one get one half price across the entire Calendar Club range until Monday 29th November

Clarks – 40% off selected styles until Sunday 28th November

Ernest Jones –  50% off Watches and Diamonds. 30% off selected jewellery until Monday 29th November

Fone Xtras – Up to 50% off selected iPhone screen repairs, 20% off iPhone battery replacements and discounts on selected iPad repairs

HMV – loads of Crazy Deals including 33% off selected vinyl’s

New Look – 50% off selected styles ends Monday 29th

Pandora – 20% off until Monday 29th November

Schuh – up to 70% off selected lines

Smiggle – 40% off gifts and 20% off full price products (excluding licenced products)

The Fragrance Shop – up to 80% off selected fragrances

The Perfume Shop – 10% off when you spend £50, 15% off when you spend £70 and 20% off when you spend £100. VIP offer – 25% off when you spend £125 with a valid VIP rewards card

Warren James – various deals in store including some items up to half price and gifts with purchase on selected lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Saturday, 20th November, The Lanes Shopping Centre will host an art sale of original watercolour paintings, depicting scenes of the Lake District and North Pennine Landscapes painted by David Almond, an esteemed geologist and artist from the Lake District.

The paintings are part of a collection bequeathed to charity SEDCU by David Almond’s family for the purpose of raising funds. All proceeds from the art sale will be donated to the charity that supports disadvantaged Ugandan children with their education.

Supporting the education of disadvantaged children in Uganda (SEDCU) is a small charity based in Hexham which aims to provide an education for severely disadvantaged children living in the remote southwest corner of Uganda.  Many are orphans, disabled, abandoned, homeless or living in desperate poverty.  Currently 30 children are sponsored and SEDCU also funds a number of projects to support them and enhance their school facilities.

The painting sale which will be available to view in Tower Square on 20th November will provide an opportunity to raise life changing funds for SEDCU. There are a large number of paintings in the collection, ranging in price from £20 to £100 depending on size and finish, some paintings are already mounted and framed. 100% of the money raised through the sale of the paintings will go to Uganda for the benefit of the children.

Mark Nott The Lanes, centre manager said: “We’re delighted to be able to support this incredibly worthy charity in this very special art sale. We really hope people will take a look at the huge number of pieces which will be on display in the centre this Saturday.

The pictures start at just £20 and there’s a huge variety sizes and scenes to choose from, any of these original pieces would make superb Christmas gifts whilst raising vital funds for children living in Uganda.”

About SEDCU

SEDCU’s Mission is to broaden and strengthen support to disadvantaged children in Uganda so that they can benefit from good quality education and realise their full potential. The charity was founded almost ten years ago.

To find out more about SEDCU and the work that they do visit their website

About David Almond

David Almond was an esteemed geologist who worked all over the world, spending many years in Uganda. He came from a creative and artistic family and was keen on drawing and painting all his life. He was a lover of the outdoors in his professional life and for pleasure. In his retirement he returned to his beloved Lake District, living near Penrith, where he threw his energies into sketching and painting, spending many hours in the Northern Pennines, Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and the Lakes.  He had a studio where, at first, he would sketch then paint. Latterly the pictures were based on his photographs. He was a popular and prolific artist who captured the mood of the landscapes.  Amongst other venues he successfully exhibited at the Rheged in Penrith and at Collingwood College in Durham.

The Lanes Shopping Centre will be open until 8pm* every Thursday in December.

Thursday Late Night Shopping in December
2nd December
9th December
16th December
23rd December

*please note that individual store opening times may vary

Festive Opening Times

Christmas Eve: 9am – 4pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Monday 27th December: 9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 28th December: 9am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 29th December: 9am – 5.30pm
Thursday 30th December: 9am – 5.30pm
New Years Eve: 9am – 4pm
New Years Day: Closed

 

 

 

Thank Your Cleaner Day™ is an annual event that recognises the hard work of cleaners throughout the UK and lets them know how much they are valued and appreciated. At The Lanes Shopping Centre, we believe that it’s important to acknowledge everyone in the team – everyone is an individual and has a role to play. That is why, for the second year running we are showing our support and appreciation for the work of our cleaners by gifting them a box of chocolates.

Cleaning is one of the most important industries in the world and is often overlooked. At The Lanes we understand its importance, which is reflected in the words of Tiago Leao, our Contracts Manager: “Cleaning is the heart our business, if we switched off the cleaning from our lives for a week, we would quickly see that our business would collapse.”

Our skilled, hard-working cleaning professionals are on site every day to ensure that the centre is clean, tidy and able to operate. They have had to face even bigger demands over the last 18 months due to the pandemic with the introduction of more regular and rigorous cleaning practices to ensure the safety of shoppers and staff. We couldn’t have asked for a better response from the team. Centre Manager Mark Nott said:

Our cleaning team is always positive and professional towards both our customers and retailers. Their enthusiastic attitude towards all the tasks at The Lanes is always first class and a real credit to us and AMMS. A big thank you and well done to all, they’re all our real heroes!”

Ian Proudfoot, Operations Manager was also keen to express his gratitude for the work delivered by the cleaning team: “I would just like to add my sincere thanks for the consistent hard work and dedication I see on a daily basis from our cleaning team. Without their support, the management team, our customers and tenants simply wouldn’t be able to operate as well as they do, well done team!”

A Timeless Tale Photography are visiting the Lanes between Monday 18th & Sunday 24th October.

Timeless and Christmas sets will be available and with no need to book, it is the perfect opportunity to get a unique photograph of your child.

The style is rustic, whimsical and also includes simplistic styles – a belief that pictures should be classically beautiful rather than based on any particular time period – always updating, always timeless.

To learn more about A Timeless Tale Photography visit their website

 

 

Join us in The Lanes on Saturday 30th October to celebrate Halloween.

Come and meet the spooktacular team at our FREE Halloween event.
Take part in our family friendly trick or treat inspired trail around the shopping centre to receive your Halloween goodies.
Come in your best Halloween fancy dress or visit one of our face painters on the day

All activity starts at the giant pumpkin located in Tower Square, near the Jimmy Dyer statue.

We are delighted to welcome Calendar Club back to the centre.

Visit their store on Grapes Lane to view their extensive range of calendars, diaries and planners. They also have a fantastic range of  beautiful and practical gift ideas.

The store will be open until early January.

 

Fitting appointments available in store this week, book now to skip the queues!

Join us in The Lanes on Saturday 31st July from 9:00 – 5:00pm to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Cumbria’s Cash For Kids!

Get ready for spectacular tropical arts & crafts, games, prizes, music and tasty treats!

Special guests including ARTventurers who will be hosting a craft workshop!

Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to be re-opening the shopping centre fully on Monday 12th April. We are regularly updating our website and social channels with the latest news from The Lanes! Including some of the fantastic welcome back offers our retailers have to offer! 🛍️

 

Keeping You Safe

We look forward to welcoming our customers back and to allow us all to shop, and work, safely please note:

  • There will be guidance regarding how to move around the malls so please follow the directional signage – please note we ask that you keep to the left when moving around the centre, maps around the centre highlight these changes
  • Social Distancing – please maintain social distancing wherever practical.
  • Use of Hand sanitiser – stations have been installed at all entrances and we would request that these are used by all visitors to the centre.
  • Our toilets are open and available to use and to wash your hands
  • Wherever possible, please use contactless or card for all your shopping and car park payments.
  • Please were a face mask –  from 24thJuly in line with government guidelines it is now compulsory to wear face masks in shops and shopping centres, however we recognise that there are some exemptions

 

The Library

Our Library opening times can be found here: www.lanescarlisle.co.uk/customer-services/opening-times/

 

CAR PARK OPENING TIMES

 Monday-Saturday  8.30am – 6.00pm
 Sunday  10am -5.30pm

 

Wherever possible we will be keeping you up to date via our social channels in addition to our website.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelanescarlisle

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheLanesSC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelanesshoppingcentre/

We hope all our customers and staff stay safe and well during these challenging times. We know these new rules will take some getting used to – we are all in this together, if you feel we can improve please let us know, via our email info@thelanesshopping.co.uk

Thank you to everyone who entered our Easter Egg Competition! There really was some egg-cellent entries.

Congratulations to our x3 winners! Maxie, Holly and Riley!

 

FINDING NEMO X CLARKS KIDS

Brave little explorers. Join Nemo and friends on their courageous adventures down under with Finding Nemo X Clarks Kids. A bright and colourful collection expertly designed to comfort and protect growing feet taking brave big steps.

 

Visit Natural Collective Cumbria in our Pop-up shop this week!
 
Get your hands on scented candles, bath and body products, crystals, handcrafted gemstone jewellery and a wide range of unique homeware! You will be sure to leave the shop feeling zen 🔮🌿🌙✨

With our retailers re-opening on Monday 12th April, avoid the queues at Clarks Carlisle and book your in-store measure and fit appointment online by visiting www.clarks.co.uk Choose a time slot that suits you!

 

There is a fantastic discount waiting for you at Newlook Carlisle! They are re-opening with 25% off! Pop in and pick your Summer wardrobe essentials when they re-open 🌸☀️

Easter Decorating Competition!🐤🐰🌷

  • Get creative this Easter and decorate an Egg! 🐣
  • Have some fun getting crafty, send us a picture of your masterpiece via Facebook messenger or email marketing@thelanesshopping.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning a £25 voucher for a retailer of your choice within The Lanes
  • There will be x3 winners!
  • When entering please let us know your name and your age!
  • Winner announced Friday 9th April
  • T&cs apply which can be found below

We can’t wait to see your cracking creations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T&C’s Apply:

The Competition is run by The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle (“the Promoter”).

  1. The prize draw is open to all UK residents who live in the vicinity of the centre and can collect any prize.
  2. Exceptions to the above are: employees and immediate families of The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle and associated companies.
  3. The prize draw is free to enter, and no purchase is necessary.
  4. All entries must be submitted via https://www.facebook.com/thelanescarlisle. Only one entry per person is permitted.
  5. The prize will be:

£25 voucher to spend at a shop in the lanes of your choice (subject to availability)

(x3 winners)

  1. The competition opens on 2nd April 2021.
  2. Closing date for entry is 9:30 am9th April 2021. Entries received after this time will not be considered.
  3. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault of any kind.
  4. The winnera will be chosen and will be notified by Facebook message or email by 10 am 9th April 2021.
  5. If a winner does not respond to the Promoter within 24 hours of being notified by the Promoter, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited, and the Promoter will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.
  6. No cash alternative will be offered, and the prize is non-exchangeable and non-transferable.
  7. The prize will be made available for the winner to collect at The Lanes Shopping Centre Carlisle once the winner has chosen their retailer of choice to receive their voucher from – a time will then be discussed as when is best to collect the prize after the voucher has been collected by The Lanes.
  8. By entering the competition, you agree for The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle to publish your name and photo with the prize on the centres owned social channels and website
  9. Personal data supplied during this promotion may be passed on to third-party suppliers only insofar as required for fulfilment, delivery, or arrangement of the prize.
  10. The winner may be contacted by The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle to request a quote for use in a press release.
  11. The decision of the Promoter regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  12. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
  13. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  14. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside of its reasonable control, without a liability to any entrants or third parties.
  15. The prize draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Muffin Break is now open for takeaway! ☕
Make the most of their re-opening offer and receive a free Muffin when purchasing any hot drink! 🤩

Our Vision Express Store remains open! 👓

Our 12 Days Of Christmas Give-Away has now ended! Thank you to everyone who has entered, we hope you enjoyed taking part.

The Lanes 12 Days Of Christmas Give Away has launched! 🎁

We are officially counting down the days until… Christmas! 🎅🎄
 
To celebrate we are going to be counting down each day until Christmas and giving away 12 fantastic Christmas gifts!
 
Look out for our fantastic gifts that we are giving away! You will have 24 hours to enter per gift so make sure you’re quick! ✨✨✨
Our competition will launch on December 13th – December 24th. To enter visit our Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/thelanescarlisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Competition is run by The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle (“the Promoter”).

  1. The prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over who live in the vicinity of the centre and can collect any prize that is won themselves.
  2. Exceptions to the above are: employees and immediate families of The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle and associated companies.
  3. The prize draw is free to enter, and no purchase is necessary.
  4. All entries must be submitted via https://www.facebook.com/thelanescarlisle. Only one entry per person per gift is permitted.
  5. The prize will be one of our chosen Christmas gifts which will vary depending on which ‘day’ you win.
  6. The competition opens  at 10:00 on 13/12/20
  7. Closing date for entry varies – you will have 24 hours to enter for each ‘day’ except for our last prize draw on 24th December where you will have 48 hours to enter.
  8. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault of any kind.
  9. The winners will be chosen by random draw from all valid entries and will be notified by Facebook message on the competition post.
  10. If a winner does not respond to the Promoter within 24 hours of being notified by the Promoter, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited, and the Promoter will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.
  11. No cash alternative will be offered, and the prize is non-exchangeable and non-transferable.
  12. The prize will be made available for the winner to collect at The Lanes Shopping Centre Carlisle control room, the winners will be given a choice of collection dates and times, once booking a slot to collect we will ensure your prize is available at that time.
  13. By entering the competition, you agree for The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle to publish your name and photo with the prize on the centres owned social channels and website
  14. Personal data supplied during this promotion may be passed on to third-party suppliers only insofar as required for fulfilment, delivery, or arrangement of the prize.
  15. The winner may be contacted by The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle to request a quote for use in a press release.
  16. The decision of the Promoter regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  17. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
  18. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  19. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside of its reasonable control, without a liability to any entrants or third parties.
  20. The prize draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Visit The Lanes Shopping Centre and post your letter to Santa!

Our magical Christmas Post Box is located by our tree in centre square. Simply post your letter which must state your name, age and contact details (telephone or email) to be entered into our prize draw!

3 letters will be selected to win a £25 voucher for a retailer of their choice within the Shopping Centre!

Please note you must be between 3 and 13 to enter, T&Cs apply which can be found here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Competition is run by The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle (“the Promoter”).

  1. The prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 3 – 13 who live in the vicinity of the centre and can collect any prize that is won themselves with a guardian.
  2. Exceptions to the above are: employees and immediate families of The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle and associated companies.
  3. The prize draw is free to enter, and no purchase is necessary.
  4. All entries must be submitted via the post box located in the lanes. Only one entry per person is permitted.
  5. The prize will be:

One £25 voucher.

  1. The competition opens 3rd December 2020.
  2. Closing date for entry is 9am 23rd December 2020. Entries received after this time will not be considered.
  3. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault of any kind.
  4. The winner will be chosen by random draw from all valid entries and will be notified by email or phone on 23/12/2020.
  5. If a winner does not respond to the Promoter within 24 hours of being notified by the Promoter, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited, and the Promoter will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.
  6. No cash alternative will be offered, and the prize is non-exchangeable and non-transferable.
  7. The prize will be made available for the winner to collect at The Lanes Shopping Centre Carlisle once the winner has chosen their retailer of choice to receive their voucher from – a time will then be discussed as when is best to collect the prize after the voucher has been collected by The Lanes.
  8. By entering the competition, you agree for The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle to publish your name and photo with the prize on the centres owned social channels and website
  9. Personal data supplied during this promotion may be passed on to third-party suppliers only insofar as required for fulfilment, delivery, or arrangement of the prize.
  10. The winner may be contacted by The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle to request a quote for use in a press release.
  11. The decision of the Promoter regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  12. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
  13. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  14. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside of its reasonable control, without a liability to any entrants or third parties.
  15. The prize draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

 

 

Mission Christmas!

We have teamed up with Mission Christmas – Cash For Kids and this year we are an official drop off point! This means you can visit the shopping centre to donate new and unwrapped gifts for mission Christmas no matter how big or small we want to make this Christmas the best yet for local children!

Our drop off point is next to our Christmas tree in centre square. After dropping your gift off post a letter to Santa in our Christmas post box to be entered into a prize draw to win a voucher for The Lanes!

Look out for our Mission Christmas posters around the centre, scan the QR code to donate to Mission Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about Mission Christmas visit: https://cashforkids.org.uk/mission

 

Open for you!
 
Vision Express Carlisle are open for all your eyecare needs, book in store or online at visionexpress.com 👓

Halloween is almost here and we have selected some ghoulishly good must-haves to get you in the spooky spirit celebrating Halloween at home!

Looking for a show-stopping Halloween look?

Look no further! We have picked out our favourite spooky looks…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s River Island Black Short Sleeve Knitted T-Shirt £22, Women’s Newlook Black Star Collar Frill Mini Dress £25.99, Poundland Red Bat Headband £1, Poundland Lace Cat Ears £1, H&M Kids Fancy Dress Costume £9.99, H&M Printed Cotton Top £2.99, H&M Hooded Fancy Dress Cape £7.99.

Or are you planning on relaxing and unwinding this Halloween?

Lush has you covered with their Bewitched Bubble Bar, Ghost in The Dark Soap and Toffee Apple Lip Scrub!

Bewitched Bubble Bar £5, Ghost Soap £5, Toffee Apple Lip Scrub £6.50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for Terrifying Treats?

Treat yourself and visit Greggs and Millie’s Cookies…

Greggs Bat Biscuit and Spooky Bun’s, Millie’s Cookies Halloween themed giant cookies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pop into Poundland for some Devilish Decorations to transform your home…

 

All items £1 from Poundland.

 

 

Lakeland Hampers have officially moved into The Lanes ! 🙌✨

They officially open Friday 16th October stocking a range of fabulous hamper goodies! Pop in to create your own hamper – perfect for Christmas gifts! ✨

Country House Outdoor has officially opened in The Lanes Shopping Centre! Stocking a fantastic range of designer brands including – Tommy Hilfiger, Clavin Klein, Lyle and Scott, Barbour and Ted Baker!

 

 

Border Flowers has moved into our Pop Up Shop for a whole week! They are open until the 3rd October so make sure you pop in! They stock a range of flowers, plants and beautiful gifts!

 

Comfort for every stage at Clarks Carlisle ☁️

Avoid the queues and book your in-store measure and fit
appointment online now. Choose Clarks Carlisle and a time slot that suits you. Plus, take along your child’s most recent pair of Clarks shoes, and they’ll check if they’re still a good fit!

 

 

To welcome all new and returning students to Carlisle we have a whole week of fantastic offers and discounts planned for our 2020 Student Spender!

Our Student Spender will begin on Sunday 20th September and finish on Sunday 27th September!

Here’s what we have planned…

 

Coffee & a Catch Up!

September is here and it’s time for a coffee and a catch up! Pop into one of our cafes and enjoy a sweet or a savoury treat whilst catching up with a friend. We have some fantastic choices which each have a large of treats.

  • Muffin Break
  • Costa Coffee
  • Debenhams Restaurant

Home Away From Home!

Make your new space a home away from home with these must-haves!

Primark has a great selection of bedding, for a pop of colour this yellow duvet cover set is perfect, add a faux velvet cushion and a chenille throw and your room will be transformed! Or, if you like a more minimalistic look go for either this grey satin duvet set with pearl detailing or this cosy looking waffle duvet set finished with a grey chenille throw.

Satin Grey Double Duvet Cover Set £25, Light Weight Light Grey Chenille Throw £12, Strip Waffle King Size Duvet Cover £25, Yellow Cover Double Duvet Set £25, Yellow Faux Velvet Cushion £5, Mustard Lightweight Chenille Throw £12, all from Primark. 

If your new home is looking a little plain jazz it up with some of these fantastic accessories!

Fig Tree In Natural Pot £20,  White Pot Faux Plants £2.50, Woven Large Well Basket £14, Gold Frame £2.50 all from Primark. Notice boards are ideal for university! The Wooden Peg Photo Frame is £1 and the White Peg Board is just £2 from Poundland.

To welcome all new and returning students to Carlisle we have a whole week of fantastic offers and discounts planned for our 2020 Student Spender!

Our Student Spender will begin on Sunday 20th September and finish on Sunday 27th September!

Here’s what we have planned…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate the new academic year and welcome new and returning students to Cumbria we are giving away 20  exciting goodie bags which include a £15 voucher to spend in The Lanes!

To find out more and enter visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thelanescarlisle

COMPETITION ENDS 21st September 2020!

Debenhams Carlisle Castle View Restaurant has officially re-opened! Pop in for a sweet or savoury treat ☕️🍰🍴

 

 

Eurochange is nominated in the ‘Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer’ in the British Travel Awards 2020!

It would be great if you could vote for us in the British Travel Awards 2020 as the ‘Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer’

Voting is quick, easy and gives you the chance to win a fantastic Rhine or Danube River Cruise for two people!

https://www.britishtravelawards.com/btaform.php?nomLink=135

 

New Seasons has now opened! They are located next to River Island on Scotch Street, we have picked out some beautiful autumnal pieces in store! 🍂🍁🍊

MenKind are now open!

The store opening hours are:

Monday – Saturday: 9-5:30

Sunday: 10:30 -16:30

 

 

It’s that time of the year again! Time to get organised with the back to school prep… from Uniforms, P.E Kits, School bags and Stationery we’ve popped together some key items to get you started.

Next have a fantastic school uniform collection. They stock all the essentials and even have a simple uniform checklist!

V-Neck Cardigan (3-16yrs) £7-£12 (available in 7 colours), White 5 Pack Long Sleeve Formal Shirts (3-16yrs) £22-£30, Jersey Pencil Skirt (3-16yrs) £6-£11, Jersey Pinafore Dress (3-14yrs) £9-£14, Shower Resistant Faux Fur Trimmed Parka (3-16yrs) £42 – £48.

Fully Waterproof Anorak (3-16yrs) £34-£44, Grey 7 Pack School Socks (Older) £7-£8, Knitted V-Neck Jumper (3-18yrs) £8-£13, Pull-On Trousers (3-12yrs) £8-£12, White 2 Pack Velcro Fastening Poloshirts (3-12yrs) £6-£9.

P.e Kits!

P.e Kits can be kept simple with packs of White T-shirts, Black Cycling Shorts and Black Plimsolls!

Pack Of 2 Children’s White T-shirts £7.70, Set of 2 Childrens Black School Cycling Shorts £4.20, Unisex Black School Plimsolls £8.00 all from Debenhams.

School Shoes and Bags!

Deichmann has a large range of school shoes for juniors and teens too. We’ve picked some of our favourites and not forgetting a cool school bag for the new term too…

 

Junior Girl’s Black Patent Chunky Bar Shoes £19.99, Teen Girl’s Black Tassel Loafers £14.99, Adidas Classic Pink Bagpack £19.99, Blue and Pink Unicorn Bag Pack £12.99.

 

Junior Boy’s Twin Strap School Shoes £17.99, Teen Boy’s Black Chunky Lace Up Shoes £17.99, Nike Elemental Gre Backpack £19.99, Grey Slim Backpack £17.99.

Super Stationery!

 

 

 

Smiggle have lots of fantastically fun stationery! These hard top pencil cases and lunch bags come in lots of colours and patterns. A great idea to get the little ones excited for school!

Buds Double Decker Lunch box £18, Gold Double Decker Lunch Box With Strap £18, Gold Hard Top Pencil Case £12.50, Budz Character Hard Top Pencil Case £12.50. Bonbon Scented Highlighters Pack X4 £3.50  and Scented Mini Gel Pens X20 £10.00.

 

Eye Testing!

 

Whilst the new school term hasn’t started just yet it’s the perfect time to get yours and the little ones’ eyes tested. Book an appointment with Vision Express Carlisle https://www.visionexpress.com/book-appointment/type.

When it comes to education, having correct vision is key to a child’s learning and development. Beyond just reading, 80% of what we learn and experience in our lives is obtained through sight. This is as true for adults as it is for children. Undetected visual impairments is one of the leading causes of learning problems, but a simple eye test can reveal all. Having an eye test once every two years is all it takes to stay on top of you and your child’s vision!

New Beginnings!

Starting School for the first time? Or, about to begin Secondary School or even University?

September is full of new beginnings. These can be overwhelming but exciting times, so why not send a card or good luck gift? For someone who’s about to embark on a new challenge, it’s a nice little nod of encouragement.

We’ve picked our favourite cards from The Card Factory below…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIP Collection 3D Leaving Card – Happiness & Good Luck £1.49, Platinum Collection Good Luck Card £1.79.

 

Our Tech Top Picks for the University or School Commute!

Our Tech Top Picks from HMV include, a 600mAh Power Bank by Skullcandy, Jays X-Five Black Bluetooth Headphones and Monster iSport Spirit Black Bluetooth Sports Earphones. Ideal for your school or university commute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one’s for our hardworking, dedicated and unbelievably strong Blue Light and Defence Discount Service members. Take 20% off* at schuh.

T&Cs apply.

The Lanes first pop up opens August 10th!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

⁣The pop up will feature:

Solunar Wax Melts (@solunar.wax on Instagram)

Somber Knots – Clay jewellery and macrame (@somberknots on Instagram)

Alpha Gray Art (@alphagrayart on Instagram)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be some amazing handmade items available, pop in to take a look!

For more info: https://www.instagram.com/lanespopup/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s hot this Summer?

The perfect looks to keep you all cool at that picnic in the park or burning bangers at the BBQ! We’ve got pieces to take you from day to night too, incase you need to make a quick change.

Ladies your summer essential has to be the Jersey midi dress. They can be thrown on, are comfortable and can be dressed up or down with ease.

Men’s must-haves include denim shorts matched with a colourful polo shirt are stylish and simple. Not forgetting the little ones, we love patterned and printed T-shirts and dresses perfect for keeping them cool and easy to wash and dry too.

 

 

Womenswear

Why not style a simple jersey dress from H&M with some statement earrings, bag and a slight wedge or for a more relaxed look a simple kimono, cross body bag and flip flop all from Next. It’s what your wardrobe has been missing!

 

 

Calf Length Bodycon Dress H&M £12.99, Next Navy Pattern Kimono £22 Next, Navy Ankle Tie Espadrille Wedges £39 Next, Navy Knot Toe Post Sandals £18 Next, Natural Jute across Body Bag £22 Next, Bone Weave Clutch Bag £24 Next, Ochre/gold tone matte stud earrings £6.

Menswear

Classic Navy Chino Shorts matched with a white or coloured polo shirt are stylish and comfortable. Here we have a mixture of pieces that are easy to mix and match, whatever the occasion from Jack & Jones.

 

Recycled Polyester Blend Navy Shorts £35, Pique Polo Shirt in White and in Orange £22, Classic Polo Shirt in Blue/Lily Pad £22. Jack& Jones Polos are 2 for £40 now!

 

Childrenswear:

Pops of pattern and pastels are in to make the day even brighter. These are some of our favourites to make sure the little ones look and feel as cool as you this summer.

These patterned Jersey Dresses are bright, breezy and comfortable and just need completed with a simple sandal, these white sandals are so practical but we also can’t resist these floral sandals too, ideal for perking up any plain outfit. We also love these colourful jersey shorts ideal for pairing with cotton Tees. We can’t get enough of this ice cream T-shirt which would match almost any pair of shorts! All from H&M.

 

 

 H&M Patterned Jersey Dresses £2.99, 3-Pack Jersey Shorts £9.99, Motif-Front Top £5.99, Hole Patterned Straw Hat £5.99, Navy Floral Sandals and White Sandals £9.99.

These popping pastel T-shirt Packs are great to mix and match with simple chino shorts– they are stylish and great value too. We’ve added some plain khaki sandals and a navy cap which will go with a whole range of colours including your cool pastels, all from H&M.

Cotton Chino Shorts 7.99, 3-Pack Cotton T-shirts £12.99, Sandals £14.99, Cap £7.99.

 

 

Sunshine Staples…

Whether you’re barbecuing or picnicking here’s what you’ll need!

An insulated picnic backpack is a Summer staple for your sunny escapes to the park or the garden. Oh, and you mustn’t forget your matching cutlery and plates!

There’s nothing nicer than finishing off a barbecue watching the sun slowly set. These lanterns will set the scene, making your garden picture perfect. All these items can be purchased from Next.

 

 

 4 Person filled picnic backpack £32, Cut Out Ceramic Lantern £18, Set of 4 geo print melamine dinner plates £16, 16 piece geo cutlery set £16.

 

 Sunshine Saviours…

We hope you all have plenty of Summer fun planned but don’t forget to keep your skin protected. Superdrug have a great selection of sun creams for everyone!

There’s lots of sun protection to choose from and it’s important to get one that suits you. From ranges that help moisturise the skin to ranges that are designed for sensitive skin you’ll find something to keep you protected while you tan.

Nivea Suncream Lotion SPF 30 Protect and Moisturise £5.99, Piz Buin Allergy Sun Sensitive Skin Spray SPF 30 High 200 ml £7.99, Childs Farm 50+ SPF Sun Spray 125 ml £9.59. Free Mini After Sun when you buy 2 selected Superdrug Suncare and Travel Accessories Porducts ends 11.08.20 and Buy 1 get 2nd 1/2 price on selected Superdrug Suncare and Travel!

Over the Summer we are ‘spreading a little sunshine’ with our social media campaign. Keep an eye out on our social channels to see what we are up to.

Book an in-store fitting at Clarks Carlisle!

Please call on 01228 549938 or book online at www.clarks.co.uk

Open for Essential & Urgent Eyecare services only

Please book an appointment online or call 01228 515 522 or 0800 038 2177 before travelling to store.

Opening hours are 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday

To Our Customers,

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 23rd March, we are following government guidelines which mandate that only essential food & service shops are to stay open due to the current Covid 19 epidemic in the UK.

The following retailers currently remain open as they are classified as providing an essential service:

As of Friday 1st May Vision Express will now be open for Essential and Urgent Eyecare appointment only, please see the latest update for contact details.

Further information regarding the planned length of each stores closure can be accessed via the individual store’s own website. Links to our stores can be found here: https://www.lanescarlisle.co.uk/shopping-centre/store-map/

Our Car Park and Shopper toilets are both currently closed, updates on any changes will be posted here.

Please be aware that we have a daily changing picture. The latest Government and NHS guidance can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus & https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We hope all our customers and staff stay safe and well during these extremely challenging times and adhere to Government policy to help stop the spread of this virus.

Join us every month for a fantastic showcase of local operators offering up some tasty treats, beautiful homewares and gifting ideas.

With the main focus at Central Square come along and see the best Cumbria has to offer. If you are interested in having your own stand at the market please contact Nicola@thelanesshopping.co.uk for more details.

The dates for this year are, noted below, however, these are subject to review based on the COVID-19 restrictions, please call us to confirm before visiting for these events.

Thursday 27th August
Thursday 17th September
Thursday 29th October
Thursday 26th November

 

 

Calendar Club are back in town! Synonymous with the arrival of the festive season, we enter our 21st birthday year in 2019, opening over 270 stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Shop our 1,000+ products in-store, or choose from our extended range of a further 5,500 available through our special order service in-store. Our range includes calendars and planners, diaries, stationery and much more. We have the perfect, quality, affordable gift for everyone you care for this Christmas.

Predicted bestsellers for 2019 include Liverpool FC, Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams, Fortnite, Star Wars, Peaky Blinders and Tom Hardy. Our range covers such favourites as Game of Thrones, Disney, Marvel, over 120 dog breeds and everybody’s favourite football team, as well as a great selection of Regional travel calendars.

Top Sellers for 2019 at The Calendar Club

We are holding our eighth, annual student shopping night on Thursday 19 September!

Join us from 6-9pm for music, entertainment. food, drink and most importantly, exclusive offers and discounts!

Not only that, get there early and you could be one of 100 people to receive our goody bags!

Stalls include Nandos (with exclusive discounts for their Carlisle restaurant) and Walkabout with prizes, shots, and a FREE face painter!

Want more information? Visit us at our stand at the Fresher’s Fair on Tuesday 17 September at the University’s Fusehill Street Campus! We’ll have giveaways and prizes for anyone that comes to say hello!

Want access to all these exclusive offers? All you need to do is bring along a valid student ID and you could get up to 20% off across a range of participating stores.

 

Kick start the Summer in style at our first ever Lanes Summer Fest on Saturday 20 July!

We have teamed up with CFM to offer you a day of live music, entertainment, games, fun and more.

We will also be joined by Truly Scrumptious and The Fat Cow, offering up some tasty sweet treats.

Zones

Live music zone  – join us in Centre Square, chill out in our chill zone, enjoy the live music and take a break from the shopping!

Kids zone – Visit the ex-Hawkins Bazaar unit on New Lane for some glow in the dark fun with Rainbow Jelly including neon face paint, crafts, games and more. Also in the Kids Zone will be our very own Hula Hoopist with free shows and demos throughout the day!

CFM area – CFM will be outside of Debenhams with fun, games and a live DJ throughout the day!

 

As part of our One Great Day activities, we are giving one lucky shopper to help raise funds for two great causes and the chance to win all of this:

  • £500 cash courtesy of Carlisle Window Systems
  • £100 Debenhams voucher
  • Sereni Tea Spa Day for two at Armathwaite Hall, Keswick
  • 4 x golden circle tickets to see Jess Glynne at Bitts Park, Carlisle
  • Afternoon tea for four at The Crown Hotel, Wetheral (valid until Sept 2019)
  • Sunday lunch for four at The Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle
  • Spa Day at Bannatynes Gym, Carlisle
  • 1 x Razzmatazz summer theatre school place
  • 4 x tickets for this year’s panto, Snow White, at The Sands, Carlisle
  • 4 x tickets for Horrible Histories Live at The Sands, Carlisle
  • 2 x Pulp Fiction (18) Picnic Cinema tickets at Kirklinton Hall, Carlisle

All you have to do to enter is donate £5 and text ‘Lanes’ to 84901

Terms and Conditions: Text costs the standard network rate plus a voluntary £5 donation. 100% of your donation will go to Cash For Kids (registered charity no. 1122062) and Great Ormond Street (registered charity no. 1160024). Entry closes at 6pm on Saturday 29th June. You must be over 18 to enter and live at an address with CA or DG postcode to win. You may opt-out from making a charitable donation, see full T&C’s at cfmradio.co.uk/giveaway.

Visit us on 29 June and take part in our One Great Fun Day, fun-raising for local charity, Cash for Kids and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. With fun fair fun, workshops, games, crafts and more. Find out more here.

Join us for One Great Fun Day on Saturday 29 June!

We will be hosting a day of fun, games, workshops and more as we raise money local charity, Cash for Kids and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Join in our slime and bath bomb making for only £2 per activity. Sessions will be in the old Hawkins unit at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

Get creative in Centre Square with Artventurers and for only £2 per activity, you could make unicorn charm bracelets, unicorn foam masks, dragon racers or dragon eggs!

Practice your circus skills with Entertrain in the old Hawkins unit. Visit us from 10.30am, 12pm and 1.30pm and for £2, you could take part in a hour long circus skills workshop!

Visit the Big Fun Bus, take time out and let your kids go wild in this unique soft play for only £3!

The amazing Madeleine Mitchell will be here from 10am – 4pm. Get your little ones face painted for only £3!

Also joining us are the amazing Bruce and Lukes, Grasmere Gingerbread, Pie Demand, Truly Scrumptious and XO chocolates selling their fabulous products on the day!

Please note that for Saturday 29 June, we will be charging a minimum donation of £1 for entry to our play area.

How would you like to win £500 cash (courtesy of Carlisle Window Systems), a £100 Debenhams voucher, spa days, meals, concert tickets and more with our One Great Giveaway competition? Click here for more information and how to enter!

Join us as we celebrate Environment Day with a range of FREE fun-filled activities this half term!

Tuesday 28 May – Trade in your plastic bag for a cotton shopper and decorate it for free with Artventurers.

Wednesday 29 May – Join in our nature quest with story telling, crafts, games and more with Rainbow Jelly.

Thursday 30 May – Reduce, reuse and recycle and make your own sun catcher with Artventurers.

These events will run from 11am – 3pm in our Park in the City in Centre Square.

Please note that these events are ran on a first come, first served basis.

The Easter holidays are just around the corner! Keep the kids entertained with our Mad as a Hatter activities and join us on an Alice in Wonderland adventure!

On 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 April from 11am – 3pm we will be running FREE fun filled activities including:

  • Tuesday – Create your own Mad Hatter hat with Artventurers
  • Wednesdays – Mad Hatter tea parties including make your own potion with Iced Gem
  • Thursdays – Story telling, games and more with Rainbow Jelly including a visit from a very special lady who fell down a rabbit hole!

These events will be held in the unit next to Schuh on Grapes Lane.

They are offered on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Lanes at our Mum and Me event on Saturday 30 March!

Enjoy a day of food, workshops and Prosecco! Attend one of our workshops or buy from one of our local, independent stalls and you will receive a token for your FREE glass of Prosecco, available at The Tipsy Filly in Centre Square.

We will be hosting a series of workshops designed for you and your Mum to pamper, spoil and treat including:

10am-11.30am – The ever popular Refunk’d will be here and you will get the chance to make your own lampshade to take home. The cost for this workshop is £30 and spaces are limited. Book online now.

11.30am – 12.30pm – Pamper your skin with our Clarins workshop. With demos, samples and advice on essential skincare for all ages. This workshop is free but spaces are limited. Book online now.

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Experience the new Mother’s Day range from Lush first hand, enjoy a hand and arm massage and make your own bath bomb to take home for yourself or as a gift. This workshop is £10 and full payment must be made on the day. As spaces are limited, book online now.

2.30pm – 4pm – End the day on a high with Tipsy Filly takes over at The Lanes. You will enjoy a drink on arrival, a full size cocktail and three tasters in this cocktail demonstration with the talented and hilarious Helen from Tipsy Filly. This workshop is £12.50. Book online now.

Alongside these workshops we will be welcoming local, independent food, drink and gift stalls including:

  • Bruce and Lukes
  • Molly Rose Lemonade
  • The Lilypad Florist
  • Eva Organics
  • Hawkshead Relish
  • Grasmere Gingerbread
  • The Good Sister
  • Wavy Grain
  • Whole and Local
  • Betsyville
  • Kin Vodka
  • Refunk’d
  • The Tipsy Filly
  • Hotel Chocolat

Make Mum a gift – Artventurers will be returning to The Lanes once again, entertaining your little ones and giving them the chance to make Mum a FREE gift to take home.

Join us in Centre Square this February half term for FREE Lego themed fun!

From 11am until 3pm on Tuesday 19 February until Thursday 21 February, we are hosting Lego activities to help keep your little ones entertained this half term.

  • Tuesday 19 February – Join us as we welcome back Artventurers and you will get to decorate your own Lego character
  • Wednesday 20 February –  Rainbow Jelly will be here with Lego themed games, tower building competitions and much more
  • Thursday 21 February – We will be joined by Iced Gem events with Lego games, building and even the chance to decorate your own Lego mask!

Please note that these events are on a first come, first served basis.

How would you like to win £100 to spend in one of our stores? All you have to do to win is scan your Lanes Xtra card between 30 January until 10 February to be in with a chance to win!

Lanes Xtra is our loyalty card designed to reward you for what you do best … shopping!

The idea is simple, the more you scan, the more times you are rewarded.

There are no minimum spends, just keep scanning to climb the tiers and unlock even better rewards from our participating stores.

Our tiers:

  • Just browsing – Visiting the area, only come once or twice a year? You can still have access to lots of amazing instant offers!
  • Occasional Shopper – Don’t worry if you only visit half a dozen times a year, you can still clock up the points and get even more rewards!
  • Shopaholic – For all our regulars, this one’s for you. Lots of amazing treats and access to special event offers.
  • VIP Influencer – Are you a Lanes loyal customer? We want to reward you even more! You will have your own special area with restricted offers, competitions and extra special treats.

Look out for the logo in any of our participating shop windows to collect your free card. It’s an easy, simple sign up at the till point to start scanning your card.

Already a customer? Just scan your existing card and you too can be entered to win a £100 shopping voucher.

For more information and to view the exclusive offers available visit www.lanescarlisle.co.uk/rewards

To sign up online now, visit our sign up page and don’t forget to collect your card in any one of our participating stores to scan and win!

Terms and conditions:
  • You must sign up and or scan your Lanes Xtra card between 30 January and 10 February (inclusive) in one or more of our participating stores.
  • The winner will be announced on Monday 11 February and contacted via the email that their card is registered too.
  • The winner will receive a £100 shopping voucher for a store of their choice within The Lanes Shopping Centre.
  • If this prize is not claimed by 28 February, it will be reused within another competition at a later date.

 

Our second Lanes Christmas Gift Guide is full of gift inspiration for all your loved ones including your Secret Santa and that hard to buy relative.

All the products in this guide are now available in store at The Lanes.

Christmas is now only weeks away, as is the start of late night shopping!

Late night shopping starts on Thursday 22 November and to celebrate we are having a day of festive entertainment, food and drink.

From 9am – 9pm we will have a range of independent food and drink stalls throughout The Lanes offering hot food, drinks and unique gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. Stalls include Bruce and Luke’s doughnuts, Stonehouse Smokery, Tipsy Filly, Refunked, Grasmere Gingerbread, Wavygrain, Hawkeshead Relish and lots more.

From 5pm, we will have entertainment, music and Santa will be in his grotto in Centre Square.

Don’t forget to visit Tipsy Filly in Centre Square to claim your free glass of mulled wine before they are all gone!

What’s more, we are offering FREE PARKING for one night only! Come from 6-9pm and you won’t pay a penny parking in The Lanes car park.

 

 

It’s that time of year again when we welcome all the new and returning students to Carlisle!

To help set off the new academic year in style, we will be hosting our annual Student Late Night Shopping event on Thursday 27 September from 6-9pm.

CFM will be joining us on the evening offering you the chance to win prizes worth over £700, just follow the clues on the QR quest to win a prize! Download the QR quest app to play the game! 

Also on the evening, Walkabout will be in Centre Square with music and free shots!

Hotel Chocolat, Pizza Express, Nandos and Bruce and Lukes are just some of the stalls on the evening offering free samples!

Plus, if you are one of our first 250 shoppers on the night, you’ll receive a free goody bag!

Exclusive offers include:

  • 20% off at Schuh
  • 10% off beauty and fragrance and 20% off throughout store at Debenhams
  • 20% off at Monsoon/Accessorize
  • 30% off at Claire’s
  • 20% off at New Look
  • 25% off at Jack & Jones
  • Spend £20 make and take one skincare product, spend £30 make and take 2 skincare products at Lush
  • 20% off at Blue Inc
  • Free goody bag with any spend over £20 at Katie Loxton
  • 15% off at Pandora
  • 20% off at HMV
  • 20% off at H&M
  • 15% off all phone accessories at Fone Xtra
  • 15% off at Quiz
  • 15% off at The Perfume Shop
  • 20% off at Muffin Break

These are just some of the amazing offers available on the night!

If you would like more information, pop in and see us at the Fresher’s fair on Wednesday 26 September at the University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street campus!

Before we know it, the Summer holidays will be drawing to a close and there will be the usual manic rush to get the kids ready for back to school.

We’ve teamed up with our favourite back to school stores including Schuh, Debenhams and Smiggle, to offer you the chance to win everything you need for back to school including:

  • A school coat (courtesy of Debenhams)
  • A packet of polo shirts or shirts (courtesy of Debenhams)
  • A set of trousers of skirts (courtesy of Debenhams)
  • A backpack, water bottle and pencil case from the new back to school range (courtesy of Smiggle)
  • £50 to spend on the perfect school shoes (courtesy of Schuh)

 

We know how hard it can be to entertain your kids over the Summer holidays! That’s why we are very excited to announce that this Summer we will be launching our new play area within The Lanes.

Located in Centre Square, the free play area will have football, sandpits, toys and much more to entertain so you can put your feet up for five!

Open from Saturday 21 July until Monday 3 September from 10am – 4pm everyday.

Alongside this we will be running our Crafty Wednesdays. Artventurers will join us from 11am – 3pm every Wednesday from 25 July up to and including 22 August.

Activities will include:

  • 25 July – Make your own pirate or mermaid treasure chest
  • 1 August – Fly your own kite with make your own paper bag kites
  • 8 August – Head down to the seaside and make your own colourful fish wand
  • 15 August – Ensure you’re beach ready with your own beach windmills
  • 22 August – Make your own jingly jangly jellyfish

Join us on Saturday 21 July for the official opening along with CFM for your chance to dig in our treasure pit and the chance to win lots of exciting prizes!

It’s that time of year again when The Lanes comes together with local organisations to raise funds for two worthy causes, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice.

The Lanes along with Snap Fitness Gym, University of Cumbria, Centre Parcs, Pirelli and Sport in Action will be cycling non stop for 24hrs from 3pm Friday 22 June until 3pm Saturday 23 June!

Come along, say hi and support the teams as they take part in this gruelling challenge!

On Saturday 23 June, we will also be hosting a one Great Sports Day! Take part in a range of sport activities including clip n climb, archery, crazy golf, football penalty shootout and basketball! Every time wins a prize and all money raised goes directly to these two great charities.

 

With Summer around the corner, we are celebrating with a massive week of FREE festival fun for you and your children this half term.

These events will run from 11am – 3pm in the ex-Millets unit on Peascod as follows:

  • Tuesday 29 May – We will be joined by Entertrain who will be running circus skills workshops throughout the day!
  • Wednesday 30 May – Ben Gates will be here with his sound sculptures offering FREE music workshops!
  • Thursday 31 May – We are welcoming back Artventurers with festival theme crafts for all including make your own guitar or festival flower head band.
  • Friday 1 June – Rainbow Jelly will be back with a neon disco! As well as hourly disco sessions, they will also be running neon face painting, glow in the dark jewelry making and your very own festival camp area to play in. Don’t forget to bring a plain white t-shirt to decorate and make full use of this glow in the dark experience!

On Saturday 2 June we will also be joined by our friends at Tullie House and the Eden Rivers Trust for some craft fun!

Please note that children must be fully supervised throughout these events.

Lanes Xtra loyalty scheme is celebrating its first birthday and we want you to help us celebrate in style!

On Saturday 28 April, we are holding a special birthday event including cake, balloons and the chance to win lots of prizes at our Lanes Xtra spin to win wheel!

Take advantage of exclusive offers just for that weekend including a massive 15% off at Quiz!

Not only can you gain access to new and exclusive offers, but if you sign up before 29th April, you will be entered into our amazing competition to win a £100 voucher for a store of your choice in The Lanes!

Easter is only a couple of short weeks away! To celebrate, we have organised a range of FREE activities to keep your little ones entertained!

Join us on a Peter Rabbit themed Easter adventure:

  • 3rd & 10th April – Rainbow Jelly productions will be here with Beatrix Potter themed story telling, dressing up, fun and games.
  • 4th &11th April – Artventurers will be back again with some Peter Rabbit crafty activities for your little ones.
  • 5th & 12th April – We are welcoming Iced Gem to The Lanes for the first time with an extra special activity! Come along and your little one can make their very own Mr McGregor garden!

If you would like more information on any of the events happening this Easter, email us on marketing@thelanesshopping.co.uk.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we want to help you celebrate by offering you the chance to win:

  • A tranquil spa day for two courtesy of The Crown Hotel, Wetheral
  • A Thomas Sabo bracelet courtesy of Peter Jackson
  • A 50ml bottle of Chloe Eau de Toilette courtesy of The Perfume Shop
  • A £50 voucher to spend at Monsoon
  • A £50 voucher to spend at Katie Loxton

To enter, visit our Facebook page, like and share the post and comment with what your ideal Mother’s Day gift would be.

For gift inspiration why not visit our latest blog for our top gift ideas from across the Centre.

 

Join us on 10th March from 11am – 3pm for our exclusive Mum and Me event

The Lanes is hosting a day of Mum and Me fashion and beauty demonstrations. Also on the day:

  • Tipsy Filly will be here giving away free cocktails in Centre Square
  • Artventurers will also be in Centre Square to help entertain your little ones and make a lovely handmade gift for Mum.
  • Cumbria Photobooth will also be outside of Debenhams for you to take away a lasting momento of the day.
  • Make sure you check out our Lanes Xtra sign up desk near Swarovski for your chance to win lots of prizes and gift vouchers for use in The Lanes!
  • Demonstrations will be held outside of Debenhams as follows
    • 11am – 3 step facial with Clinique
    • 12pm – Clear complexions with Lancome
    • 1pm – Lips and eyes with Lancome

 

To celebrate the end of January, we are launching a spectacular competition that will help you celebrate Valentine’s in style!

You have the chance to win the following:

  • A one hour, full body massage at the Clarins Spa in Debenhams
  • A personal shopping experience along with a £100 voucher to spend on Debenhams own brand products, followed by;
  • A counter facial and skin consultation at Clarins, Debenhams
  • To round off that perfect day, you will also win a dinner for two at Penny Blue, up to the value of £40.

Terms and conditions apply.

Enter here now!

Thinking of what to do with the kids this half terms?

With pancake day, Valentine’s and Chinese New Year all in one week, we have plenty of FREE, fun filled activities to keep the kids entertained this half term.

All our activities will be ran in the old Millets unit on Peascod from 11am – 3pm from Monday 12th – Friday 16th February.

  • Monday – Decorate a heart magnet and make your own Valentine’s Day card with Artventurers.
  • Tuesday – Pancake fun, decorate your own pancake and enter our competition. The most creative pancake will win a £25 voucher to spend at ToysrUs!
  • Wednesday – Join Rainbow Jelly Productions as they transport you into a fairytale world of dressing up, story telling and there will also be a visit from two very special people to help entertain. Story telling will run at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.
  • Thursday – Decorate your own beaded hanging heart with Artventurers.
  • Friday – Make your own Chinese Lantern with local artist Helen Tuck.

Please note that all these activities are free but do run on a first come, first served basis.

Join our elf as he races against time to finish his Christmas shopping.

Click here for more information on late night shopping and for all our Christmas opening hours.

Would you like to name our elf? We need some help giving our elf a name.

name the elf

Collect one of these cards from the red post box next to Santa’s grotto in Centre Square and you could win a £50 Debenham’s voucher just in time for Christmas!

 

 

 

 

find our elfWe also need some help finding our elf around The Lanes. Collect one of these cards also found at the red post box in Centre Square, find the five letters to make up the word and you could win a £50 voucher for a store of your choice in The Lanes to spend in the sales.

 

 

To get you in the festive mood, we have teamed up with Taste Cumbria to offer you an evening of food, drink, fashion and entertainment!

On 23 November, a selection of stalls will be open from 9am offering locally made, food and drink gifts. From 4pm, we will be holding a range of demos from cocktail making, to creating the perfect wreath! There will also be a fashion showcase with the must have trends for Christmas and beauty demonstrations giving you the must have tips for perfect Christmas make up.

It’s the perfect excuse to get inspired for Christmas, take advantage of the late night shopping and get yourself in the mood for the upcoming season with a free glass of Prosecco on us!

Timings so far are:

  • 4pm Bruce and Luke’s Coffee – Awesome!
  • 5pm Hallsford Farm Produce – Festive meat treats
  • 6pm Gardenalia – Festive floral styling
  • 7pm COM-FORT Street Eats with Alan
  • 8pm Tipsy Filly – Christmas cocktails with Helen

WIN YOUR DREAM LIGHTING

To celebrate the launch of the new lighting range at Debenhams, they have decided to spread a little love and light and are offering you the chance to win £100 towards your dream lighting!

In 2015, FatFace took the decision not to take part in the discounting phenomenon ‘Black Friday’. This decision was taken as we felt strongly that discounting was not a sustainable model for UK retailers and that it wasn’t great for customers.

As an alternative, we decided to make a statement against the discounting epidemic.  We did this with the bold ‘Thanks for Giving’ campaign which was about donating rather than discounting.

As a business, FatFace is passionate about building on the success of last year’s campaign and as such, we ran ‘Thanks for Giving’ again in 2016.  This year we wanted to make an even bigger impact than last year by helping more charities and supporting local communities. FatFace believe passionately that the retail industry can act as a force for good.  Through the unique and innovative ‘Thanks for Giving’ initiative we are committed to making a difference to people and communities. In 2015 and 2016 the Carlisle store’s chosen local charity was the Great North Air Ambulance and the store was thrilled to be able to present a cheque totaling £455.62!

Massive well done to the Fat Face staff and their customers who helped to raise such a fantastic total. To find out more about the work the Great North Air Ambulance does, click here.

2016 was a busy year at The Lanes and we were thrilled to once again be able to support not only Great Ormond Street Hospital, but also Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

Through our One Great Day charity event, Santa-days at The Lanes and Christmas Jumper Day we were able to raise a fantastic £3,439 for Jigsaw!

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in or supported our fund raising events over 2016.

We are delighted to announce that today, Thursday 6 October, at 10am, our Primark store opened its doors for the first time!

With customers queuing for over an hour, the shop reached capacity within the first half hour.

The opening marks the biggest store opening since Debenhams in 2000. At over 34,000 square feet over two floors, the store is one of our biggest in the Centre and indeed the City.

Primark has employed a total of 185 people, and the majority are from Carlisle and the surrounding areas bringing much needed employment to the area.

With three new stores now open as a result of Primark, we are very excited for the future of The Lanes and look forward to announcing new store openings very soon!

 

What happens when a smile meets a giggle.. Smiggle!

We are very excited to announce that Smiggle have now opened their new store on Globe Lane.

Smiggle are the ultimate creators of colourful, fun, fashion-forward stationery and sell everything you could possibly need for school or college from lunch bags, to fin stickers and more!

 

 

On behalf of everyone at The Lanes Shopping Centre, we would like to congratulate our leader and Commercial Director, David Jackson, on his much deserved win last night at the Carlisle Living Awards!

As a proud supporter and sponsor of the awards, David won The Leadership Award on the night for his contrition to the City centre over the years and for the work and development he has managed at The Lanes including the arrival of our new Primark store.

 

Well done David!

 

Adored by fashion fans and value seekers alike, Primark is widely established as the destination store for keeping up with the latest looks without breaking the bank. Primark offers a diverse range of products, stocking everything from baby and kids, to womens, mens, homeware accessories, beauty products and confectionery.

Primark opened its first store in Dublin in 1969 under the name Penneys and today operates in over 300 stores in 11 countries across Europe and America, and we are thrilled to be able to confirm that their new Carlisle store in The Lanes will open its doors at 10am on Thursday 6 October!