Summer at Willow Brook


With the scorching sunshine ensuring the summer is in full swing, the Willow Brook Centre has not only brought a Gromit to Bradley Stoke, but they’ve also brought the beach…

We look at what they’ve got going on…

A whopping 38 tonnes of sand has been shipped to the Town Square at the Willow Brook Centre, along with dozens buckets and spades for visitors to enjoy.

Beach bucket

The experience doesn’t stop there – as dotted around the ‘beach’ are 45 deckchairs and one giant deckchair taking pride of place and adorning the blue skies are 200 brightly umbrellas, swinging high above Town Square. Deckchair WBC

Centre manager, Andy Wynn, hasn’t stopped smiling since it all arrived at Willow Brook: “We’ve been planning our Summer at Willow Brook for several months, so to see it all coming together is fantastic. As well as the square looking great, we’ve got a stack of activities and competitions taking place during the coming weeks.”

Taking centre stage is of course the Willow Brook Centre’s very own Gromit, who’ll be enjoying the sunshine will all of the other visitors.

Gromit’s design is based upon the movie from British filmmakers, STUDIOCANAL, called Swallows and Amazons, featuring Hollywood stars who’ve appeared in films such as Spectre and Harry Potter.

Swallows Gromit

Fun Day…

Bradley Stoke Radio will be hosting a fun day on Saturday, August 4, and the local Happy Days Nursery, will be putting on arts and crafts on Wednesday, August 8.

Andy said: “That’s literally a sneak peak of what we’ve got on this summer here at Willow Brook. We can’t wait to see everyone enjoying the sunshine, playing in the sand and making the most of the entertainment.”

Prizes are being given away throughout the summer on the centre’s social media by using the hashtag “summeratwillowbrook’. Follow on Facebook @WillowBrookCentre, Twitter @WillowBrookCtr, Instagram @willowbrookcentre

The team will also be sharing updates on The Grand Appeal and fundraising efforts in conjunction with their Gromit. And we’ll keep you updated here on the latest activities, happy summer!


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