“Milton Keynes Weekly Craft and St Food Market in Queens Court theCentreMK”
Retail Alternatives Events are starting their event schedule in Queens Court, Milton Keynes Shopping Centre on Friday 22nd March, the weekend before Easter.
The event will commence on a Friday, Friday 23rd March at 10:00 and will close on Sunday 25th March at around 16:00. The event is in the heart or the centre:MK in Queens Court – this area is flanked by Café Rouge, Carluccio`s, Nando`s, YoSushi, McDonalds and Starbucks as well as all other major retailers.
The centre:MK has over 300 shops and is anchored by John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser. The Centre is the 3rd largest standalone Shopping Centre in the UK and has annual footfall of around 27 million people.
The weekend after is Easter weekend and we will be trading 4 days, Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April. This weekend will also include various craft traders and a large garden centre centrepiece.
Around the 18th May a large screen will be installed in Queens Court and will remain until the first week in September. Deckchairs are placed on an Astroturf area in front of the giant TV so that people can come and relax and enjoy the entertainment. Alongside the giant TV there will be various children’s rides in Queens Court that will attract people to stay in the area for longer.
During this time the Royal Wedding will be shown, followed by the World Cup and Wimbledon. The giant TV will remain on all day, showing music channels, news and sports. EVERYTHING WILL BE COMPLETLEY FREE FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND SEE! From Friday 18th may there will be the option to trade 7 days a week until the screen leaves in the first week in September.
As you may, or may not be aware Retail Alternatives Events have been working in conjunction with the centre:MK for 3 full years now, delivering strong Street Food Markets, Christmas Markets and other special events throughout the year – such as the big screen and 6 weeks of summer festivals.
Once the area starts trading 7 days a week in May we will review the rent and discuss with you as and when may be appropriate.
We will provide full electrical power to your stall, waste disposal and access to running water. You may use LPG should your business require it – this must be supported by a gas safety certificate.
The area is completely locked down overnight with 24hr security so stalls and gazebos can be left in place ready for the next day.
We have 7/8 traders who traded with us on a regular basis, throughout last year and some the years before that and we look forward to welcoming them back.