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Prince & Princess

White Lion Walk’s very own Prince and Princess have been chosen

Last month, in conjunction with White Lion Walk Shopping Centre and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, we launched our search to find Surrey’s very own little prince and princess and now we are delighted to announce that the two winners are Honey Bethany Kennedy age two and Oliver Noble age four.
In celebration of Guildford’s pantomime, Cinderella, we asked our readers to send in pictures of their children dressed as their own versions of princes and princesses. We then challenged you, our readers, to find the winner by voting for your favourite picture.



Shoppers young and old come together to meet the one and only Sooty!

On Saturday 7th December, hundreds of children (along with a similar number of adults) got to meet the one and only Sooty at White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford.
Thanks to Experience Guildford, who provided the star appearance for the shopping centre, Sooty was ‘on hand’ to meet fans old and new with his TV partner Richard Cadell.


If the shoe fits

If the Shoe Fits!

On Saturday 30th November, White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford in conjunction with the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, rewarded shoppers in town with hundreds of free prizes with their special ‘If the Shoe Fits’ event.  Run in celebration of Guildford’s pantomime Cinderella, the ‘If the Shoe Fits’ event saw the shopping centre give away over £1000 worth of prizes to those that spent £10 or more in any of the stores. With five pairs of shoes from Shoon given away plus jewellery from Gemma J, sweets from Stateside Candy, coffee from Starbucks and shopping vouchers for stores such as........


Flash Mob

Pantomime Flash Mob arrives!

GUILDFORD Christmas shoppers were in for a surprise on Saturday, November 23, as some of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre cast of Cinderella amused White Lion Walk customers with an impressive flash mob.

As Guildford’s Guildhall clock chimed midday on Saturday, Cinderella and her broom swept their way through White Lion Walk before spontaneously breaking into dance as the song I’m A Believer filled the shopping centre.  Gradually more and more dancers assembled, performing a lively flash mob routine to bemused and unsuspecting spectators.


xmas lights 2013

White Lion Walk sponsors biggest firework display to date at Guildford’s Christmas light switch on event

On Thursday 21st November, Guildford’s Christmas lights were officially switched on by a host of characters and celebrities, but even the most spectacular events have to go out with a bang and this year was no exception thanks to White Lion Walk Shopping Centre.

In celebration of the town’s Christmas light switch on event, White Lion Walk teamed up with the Surrey Advertiser to find one lucky child to push the start button on the firework display, and this year five year old Willow Lawrence was picked as the winner. 


Halloween photo

Creepy Crawly Road show is a huge success at White Lion Walk

On Thursday 31st October, White Lion Walk Shopping Centre was certainly the place to celebrate Halloween in a truly frightful style as shoppers were given the chance to meet some real creepy crawlies.

The Creepy Crawly Road show gave brave shoppers the chance to get up close to an Albino Hedgehog, a Boa Constrictor, Scorpions, Lizards, Millipedes and even a Tarantula.



Local shopping centre to help raise awareness of Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

On Saturday 12th October, White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford will play host to The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) to help raise awareness of their services to survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Surrey following reports highlighting that it affects one in four people.


Coffee morning

White Lion Walk to host its own MacMillan coffee morning!

Every year Macmillan Cancer Support hold the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ to raise vital funds to continue its incredible work within the community. This year the date has been set for Friday 27th September and once again local shopping centre, White Lion Walk in Guildford is getting stuck in to raise money for the charity at the Artington Park & Ride.


Menu Bee Day

Bee Awareness Day

To celebrate National Honey Bee Day, White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford hosted a very special Honey Bee event on Saturday 17th August and invited shoppers both young and old to come along and learn all about these bee-autiful insects.

Between 11am and 4pm, White Lion Walk hosted all sorts of fun activities to teach everyone about honey bees. To keep the little ones entertained, the centre even screened the Dreamworks hit......


the boys are back in town

The Boys are Back in Town!!!  

To onlookers it would have appeared that hundreds of screaming fans gathered at White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford on Saturday 29th June to see boy band Awesome perform as part of their world tour!

In actual fact, the bands performance was really a specially designed flash mob to promote a new show by local youth theatre, The Man In The Moon, who are performing a play called Totally Over You at Guildford’s Electric Theatre as part of their MIMfest2013.


Fathers Day

Kids get crafty for Fathers Day

Young shoppers at White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford enjoyed a special card making workshop on Saturday 15th June, just in time for Father’s Day. Children visiting the centre could let their imagination run wild as they were invited to take part in a free arts and crafts workshop to decorate their very own Father’s Day cards. The White Lion Walk mascot, Lionel the Lion, was also on hand to entertain the budding artists and pose for portraits with them. These adorable photos were then printed instantly to allow the children to put their photo inside their Father’s Day cards to give to Dad as special keepsake.


ICS menu

Guildford Shopping Centre is a finalist in prestigious European marketing awards

White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford is delighted to announce that it was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2013 ICIS Solal Marketing Awards for its "Scratch Back” campaign.

Up against 17 other applicants in the sales promotion category, White Lion Walk was one of only three British shopping centres shortlisted following a campaign they ran seven months ago.


wildlife day

Taking a talk on the wild side with White Lion Walk

Shoppers at White Lion Walk Shopping Centre enjoyed a very special Wildlife Day on Saturday 4th May.
As part of their on-going environmental awareness campaign, the Shopping Centre invited Graham Cornick and his adorable animals from the Hydestile Wildlife Hospital to run sessions teaching shoppers about Britain’s wildlife and what can be done to make our well-known animals lives much easier. The Wildlife Awareness Day was the first event for the recently launched, Cubs Club, a children’s club set up by White Lion Walk.


Cubs Club launch

Lionel the Lion is a roaring success at kids club launch!

The launch of White Lion Walk’s kids club was hailed a roaring success this weekend with over 50 children signing up to the club in just the first few hours.  Throughout the day children were invited to sign up to the ‘Cub Club’ (in honour of their mascot, Lionel the Lion) to be privy to a host of exciting events, games, news and even ideas to help protect the environment.


Mothers Day flowers

Shoppers delight with free flowers for Mother’s Day

On Saturday 9th March, White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford helped celebrate Mother’s Day in style by giving away beautiful bunches of flowers to shoppers in the centre just in time for Mothering Sunday the following day.

Over 200 bunches of stunning spring tulips were given away throughout the day delighting many shoppers who were out purchasing gifts for their mums.



Sweet winners

Shoppers get Sickly Sweet at White Lion Walk

Glen McCulloch and 11 year old Miah Mansour have been crowned White Lion Walk’s ‘Sweet Queen and King’ after correctly guessing the number of scrumptious heart shaped Haribo, Love Hearts and Jelly Beans were in a jar at the centre’s Valentines event which was held on 9th February.

Mrs Mansour, Miahs Mum and Glen were presented with their Jars of sweets on Valentine’s Day by the Centre Administrator, Dawn Phelps.


There’s a lot of love for White Lion Walk

There’s a lot of love for White Lion Walk

Last month, White Lion Walk Shopping Centre teamed up with the Surrey Advertiser to offer one lucky reader a ‘dazzling’ Valentines prize. Now, out of hundreds of entries, 66 year old, Peter Davies has been picked as the winner.

By simply telling us what day Valentine’s Day falls on, Peter has won a stunning diamond necklace from H. Samuel plus an incredible couple’s photo shoot from Limelight Photography on Friary Street including professional make-up and a 20” x 16” framed picture!



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