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Thames Valley Farmers Market takes place in the centre on the second Saturday of each month. It’s a farmers market selling items from local producers.

Pop into the Pop-up

Pop into the Pop-up

he Oxford Etsy Team is opening a Pop-up shop in the Orchard Centre from Friday, May 4 selling handmade items made by local artists and crafters.

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PEPPA PIG DRAWS BIG CROWDS

PEPPA PIG DRAWS BIG CROWDS

Children's favourite PEPPA PIG was a star at the Orchard Centre, attracting scores...

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Young science boffins enjoy Little Lab

Young science boffins enjoy Little Lab

There were happy smiling faces at the newly extended Orchard Centre shopping park today (Thursday, April 5) when youngsters enjoyed taking part in some whacky experiments in a special Little Laboratory dome set up at the shopping park’s amphitheatre opposite Next. More than 230 children took part today and the sessions also run

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EASTER CHICK & OUR EASTER EGG HUNT

EASTER CHICK & OUR EASTER EGG HUNT

Charlie the Easter chick had children in stitches as he wandered around the Orchard Centre on Easter Saturday and dozens...

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CROWDS FLOCK TO FIRST STORES OPENINGS

CROWDS FLOCK TO FIRST STORES OPENINGS

The Orchard Centre welcomed the first new stores to its fantastic expansion scheme and hundreds of visitors came from town and country to their opening day. The stores offered discounts, freebies and samples and queues quickly formed outside TK Maxx, Boots and H&M to wait for their doors to open and to collect balloons and goody bags. The Orchard Centre ran free yoga sessions by local yoga teachers and these will...

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POP UP SUCCESS

POP UP SUCCESS

See a few pictures and click the link below for a fascinating video of the one day pop-up animation and music workshop for children at the Orchard Centre

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Competition - Name the Orchard Centre square

Competition - Name the Orchard Centre square

The Orchard Centre has teamed up with South Oxfordshire District Council and Valley of White Horse District Council to involve the public in choosing a name for the new square in the shopping centre's great new expansion scheme. The winner will...

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Meet the Starbucks team

Meet the Starbucks team

Starbucks staff at the new cafe in the Orchard Centre is busy fitting out and setting up for their opening and to put names to faces, the team is (left to right) - Beth...

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Boots official opening

Boots will open its new destination health and beauty store at the Orchard Centre on Thursday, March 22 with an official opening ribbon cutting by Store Manager, Miles Freeman and Area Manager for Reading, Mike Charlton. Customers at the new store can discover exclusive brands within a new modern beauty space, including...

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Entertainer rolls out quiet hour

Entertainer rolls out quiet hour

Following a successful pilot during February’s half term, The Entertainer, the fastest growing multi-channel high street toy retailer in the UK, is introducing a weekly Quiet Hour that will take place every Saturday in all its UK stores to create a more welcoming environment for children with autism. Shopping trips can be a daunting experience for autistic children who can find busy crowds and loud noises overwhelming which is why, starting Saturday 3rd March, for the first hour of opening The Entertainer will be switching off the music in store.

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