Here at the O2 Centre, we understand that lockdown has been difficult. We've all missed our usual routine, and the chance to have some fun with our loved ones, but with leisure facilities once again open and at your disposal, now's the time to get out there and get at 'em! So, we're here to remind you how to make the most of your newfound freedom…
With 84% of Brits planning a staycation this year in lieu of their usual trip abroad, there's no wonder that the shops are packed full with goodies to make your holiday experience that bit more memorable. So, whether you're glamping in Glamorgan, pitching up a tent in Totnes, B&Bing it in Brighton or just enjoying family time at home, we've got some unmissable buys to take you straight to holiday mode…
Portable barbecue, Argos, £12.50
Set of 4 slogan snack boxes, Paperchase, £8
Bunting solar string lights, Habitat, £20
Kids' picnic table, £105, Homebase
The Great British Bucket List, Waterstones, £12.99
Pink poolside plastic tumblers, Oliver Bonas, £12
Wicker picnic basket, Flying Tiger, £15
Jambi garden chair, Habitat, £120
Women's straw hat, Sainsbury's, £10
7-piece bucket set, Flying Tiger, £3
Eating IN is the new out!
We're lucky here at The O2 Centre to have a range of gorgeous eateries for you to choose from, some of which even have outside dining space! But, for those with only indoor seating, lockdown has been hard. So, please do support your local restaurants by showing your love, from 17th of May, when they officially welcome diners back through their doors.
Check out our restaurants and takeaways here.
SOHO Coffee co.
Start your day as you mean to go on with a proper breakfast from SOHO Coffee. From smashed avocado on toast, to piping hot porridge and banging bangers, there's something for everyone at SOHO. Plus, their signature Fairtrade, Organic & Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee is mightily delicious! Find SOHO on Level 1 where there's plenty of comfy seating – the perfect place for a shopping trip pit-stop.
Leisure at the O2 Centre
We have so many options for keeping the whole family entertained at the O2 Centre. Whether you're a fitness fanatic, a film buff or a lady of leisure – we're sure to have something to make you smile, and help you to unwind!
Let the kids go wild!
For 0-5-year olds we have creative and interactive classes at Gymboree Play & Music, which utilise a unique combination of music, movement, props and imaginary play. While for 0-12-year olds, there are classes, camps and parties filled with movement, music and laughter at The Little Gym, aimed at helping your child to try new things, build confidence and make new friends!
Fitness and films
At Virgin Active you'll find a 25m swimming pool, spa and a huge range of fitness classes and gym facilities. There's plenty here for kids, too! Junior members can spend up to 4 hours a day at Club V, where they can choose from sports, arts, crafts and dance, as well as games and pool time.
And if fitness isn’t your thing, don’t forget our Vue cinema, which is open from 17th May!