Arts + Entertainment


School may nearly be back on the horizon but there’s still one last week to enjoy the summer holidays at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford!

The centre’s open-air summer festival garden will be open until Sunday 3rd September, complete with an ice cream stand and giant games including Connect 4 and Jenga, along with a Kid’s Reading Corner packed full of favourite titles, plus the chance to quite literally walk on water with giant inflatable Water Walkers, as well as a fun programme of events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 4pm.


Summer Badge Making –Tuesday 29th August

Little ones will love these colourful badge-making workshops. Choose from either a summer design or let the creativity flow and start from scratch.

Design a Festival Tee – Wednesday 30th August

Let the kids unleash their inner fashion designer and get creative making their own T-shirts – the only limit will be their imagination! 

Digital Graffiti – Thursday 31st August

All the fun of spray painting without the mess, this electronic spray can produces ‘graffiti’ on the screen right in front of your eyes. Suitable for those aged six years and over but with a little help younger children can also enjoy. Bookable by emailing

Several of the centre’s restaurants and cafés will also be offering great deals throughout the week and Pizza Express, Patisserie Valerie, and Wagamama are getting into the summer spirit with special menus and offers.

On top of all this, the centre is also home to over 80 premium, high street and designer brands including Barbour, Abercrombie & Fitch, All Saints, Timberland, Jack Wills and Diesel and offers amazing year-round savings of up to 60&% off RRP.

The centre has extended its opening hours for the summer months and is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am – 8pm and on Sunday from 10am – 6pm.

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