10 reasons to shop in Essex this summer

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If you love to shop, Freeport Braintree has a boredom-busting programme that will help you keep hot-and-bothered kids busy and sophisticated grown-ups happy right through the summer. Plus eastlife have teamed up with Freeport for the chance to win a £100 voucher! 

With its schedule of events for the little ones, and exciting new shopping opportunities, the outlet in Essex has so much to offer. Here’s just ten of the great reasons to visit Freeport Braintree this summer….

Freeport Braintree

1 – Skools Out for Summer (1 – 29 August, every Tuesday, from 11am)


There’s the perfect solution for mums and dads who want some ‘me time’ visiting the shops or catching up with friends over a coffee – drop your little ones into the new Kids Club. Parents can leave their youngsters (aged 5-11 year) for a maximum of 2 hours to enjoy crafts and storytelling with qualified nursery nurses for absolutely free.

2 – New Bills Restaurant (opening August)

Bill’s will be opening soon – serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. From kids to cocktails, they’ve got you covered. The menu is all about fresh, seasonal dishes, each with a little twist. From cosy booths to larger sharing tables, the atmosphere is warm and friendly, and you’ll be well looked after from the moment you walk through the door.

3– A new-look Nike Factory Store

The Nike Factory shop has had a refurbishment with loads more stock now available. It is a must visit for those wanting the best premium sportswear but at outlet prices. 

4 – New season clothes

There’s more than 85 designer and high street stores including M&S Outlet, Hollister, Next, Hugo Boss and GAP Outlet with up 60% off everyday prices, and all of them are now stocking their new season ranges – so come and visit to refill you wardrobe for a fraction of the cost.

5 – GAP Cash Reward Initiative

Gap Cash is a reward initiative where customers that spend money in store before 23 July 2017 are rewarded with a voucher to redeem instore at a later date (24-29 July). More details here – https://www.freeport-braintree.com/offers/gap-cash

6 – Indulgent Thursdays

Be transported to the world’s most exotic destinations every Thursday with luxury beauty brand Molton Brown. They are offering you the chance to unwind with a truly indulgent free hand and arm treatment to reveal skin made for paradise. Ask a member of staff in-store or call 01376 345 121 to book your place.

7 – Anyone for tennis?

With Wimbledon on the TV, you can enjoy a bit of SW17 luxury in your own home thanks to Christy.  The home linens brand exclusively designs and manufacturers the towels used at the Wimbledon Lawn and Tennis Championships using only the highest quality Supima and Egyptian cotton. They’ve got a selection for sale at Freeport, so why not treat yourself so you can bathe like Murray and wash like Williams?!

8 – Back to School

It’s a ‘one stop shop’ (well, lots of shops actually?!) for the new uniform, bag and stationary, plus the chance to get professionally measured for those all important new shoes with Clarks.

9 – Make an evening of it

There is late night shopping every Thursday until 8pm – so come along and unwind after a day at work, no need to rush.

10 – Free Parking

Parking is totally FREE for up to 6 hours (and there is tonnes of space).

Click here to win a £100 voucher to spend at Freeport Braintree 

Read our review on how much you could save by shopping at Freeport Braintree 

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