It's easy for parents
With lots of parking and drop-off child care, a shopping trip at The Mall is family friendly.
The Mall car park has plenty of parent and child parking spaces, all close to our lifts so it’s easy for you to get to all levels of The Mall.
Parent and child facilities
Our five toilet blocks have baby changing rooms, baby feeding cubicles, nappy vending machines and wall activities to amuse toddlers.
Build-A-Bear Birthday Parties
Need to plan a party for young children but don’t have much time? Build-A-Bear is here to solve all your problems. They are the one-stop-shop for everything you need to make it a celebration to remember! They have parties for any occasion — birthdays, team-building outings, camp and school outings, charitable events and more.
Just pick the package that fits your budget and invite your Guests – Build-A-Bear Workshop does the rest! They provide a Party Leader who will guide the fun with hands-on activities and games. And each Guest creates the best party favour ever — their own furry friend to bring home and love!
Disney’s in-store activities
Disney is the destination of imagination and even though their in-store activities are currently paused you can some magic to do at home with the family.
Find out more here.
And fun for children
We’re keen to make The Mall a great experience for our younger visitors. That’s why you’ll find a range of great activities for kids.
Free outdoor play - please note, our outdoor play area is currently closed while we carry out essential refurbishment.
Our outdoor play area is located just outside Boots. It’s the perfect place to run off some steam before strolling round The Mall. Please note: As this is an unsupervised children’s play area, parents or guardians remain responsible for their children at all times.
The Mall train
On selected dates throughout the year The Mall train offers themed rides between Marks & Spencer and John Lewis on special occasions like Halloween and Christmas. Ask at the Information Desk for details.