Prepare to head back to school!

It’s August, and you know what that means? The summer holidays are in full swing and it’s time to start getting prepared for the new term that’s now just a few short weeks away. Whether your little one is starting big school for the first time, or they are returning and have outgrown, well, everything! – Coliseum Shopping Park has everything you need to ensure your child is top of the class. 

Of course, your first stop has to be for the new school uniform so head over to Next or Matalan to kit your kids out from head to toe. Light, cool and super-comfy, Next school uniforms are Next are built with style, quality and practicality in mind, whilst Matalan offers style and comfort at prices that won’t break the bank. Both stores offer tried and trusted school uniforms, meaning kids will enjoy work and play from registration until home time. Oh, and don’t forget their range of stylish bags and backpacks! There is also a free click & collect service at both retailers to make life even easier. 

For older kids, you can also head to New Look for school uniforms! Their range is available for those aged between 9 and 15, and mixes fashion with functionality And for shirts, skirts, socks and coats that won’t break the bank (because lets face it, there will be days when you need a clean back up!), you might be surprised to learn H&M sell school uniform essentials as well. 

For, well, everything else – the choice is yours, as we have both JD and Sports Direct here. School shoes, trainers, coats, stationary, backpacks, lunchboxes, PE kits and, water bottles., You name it… you’re likely to find your perfect styles to suit any budget.  

And lastly, for the inevitable coughs, colds, sniffles and sneezes – get to Boots and stock up on vitamins, minerals, plasters and accessories. As you never know when you’ll need them and you like to be prepared because you’re super organised, remember! 

Luckily, the summer holidays aren’t over quite yet. Enjoy some quality time in between shopping and grab a bite to eat together, we have Pizza Hut, Burger King, Starbucks and Costa here, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.  

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