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Join the team at Five Valleys for some bank holiday and half-term fun with the Gruffalo Trail

20 May 2024

There is plenty of family fun in store at Five Valleys over the bank holiday and school half-term – including a chance to enjoy the twists and turns of the Gruffalo Trail.

Children will be able to pick up their trail maps from JoJo Maman Bébé that will take them on a journey around the Stroud-based shopping centre.

Those taking part need to keep an eye out for the letters that will appear in store window helping to spell out a word. Once the trail is complete youngsters can return their sheet to JoJo’s to be entered into a fun prize draw! 

The trail runs from Bank Holiday Monday (May 27) until Saturday (June 1) and is just one of the many fun reasons to visit Five Valleys for a great family day out during the school break.

Erica Malpass, Centre Manager at Five Valleys, said: “If you want to spend some fun family time together whilst the kids are off school then Five Valleys is the place to be. 

“The Gruffalo Trail is sure to spark your children’s imagination and we also have many other things going on at the centre to help keep everyone entertained.”

In addition to the Gruffalo Trail, there are many more reasons to visit Five Valleys over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend and half-term break. 

Five Valleys is always the place to be on Friday evenings as the bustling Late Night Market will be in full swing until 8pm, offering cuisine to suit all tastes from Indian to Italian to Mexican to Thai. Visitors can also enjoy live music as they eat and drink. 

And the fun doesn’t stop there as you can play a game of bowling at Stroud Bowl every Friday from 7pm until closing time for only £5 per person.

If movies are your thing, then check out the latest blockbuster and family film releases at Vue, with cinema tickets starting from just £7.99 when you book online. 

The popular monthly market will also return on Saturday, May 25, between 10am and 4pm.

This is your chance to discover a variety of treasures created locally by independent businesses including Gifted For You selling cakes, brownies and cookie pies, Natures Inspiration with their botanical resin jewellery, Pawfecta UK with high quality pet treats and enrichment, plus many more.

The events are the latest in a string of exciting developments announced so far this year at Five Valleys, which has seen Sports Direct, Tesco Express and Stroud Library all open at the shopping centre.

In addition, Sandersons Boutique department store recently welcomed customers back with a glitzy relaunch party and is open for business.  

Five Valleys shopping centre was purchased by Dransfield Properties in 2018 and has so far seen close to £30m of investment improving the main shopping centre malls, creating a high-quality indoor food market and consolidating new medical facilities.

The regeneration project has helped safeguard and create just over 400 jobs.

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For further information, contact:

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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