This summer, Bluewater is bursting with entertainment, unique experiences and events for the whole family to enjoy – from the return of The Beach, to the arrival of Bluewater’s new Into the Wild Animal Trail, where guests can discover life-size wild animal statues in and around the mall. With great shopping and delicious dining too, Bluewater is the ultimate destination for summer-inspired fun!
THE BEACH AT BLUEWATER
14th July – 2nd September
The Beach at Bluewater is back this summer, featuring exciting new rides for thrill seekers and more sand for castle building in the sun! There’s a whole host of new attractions and rides including the Star Flyer, Deep Impact and the ultimate water game, Water Wars Balloon Battle. Guests are invited to relax and soak up the sun on the deckchairs or cool off in the giant paddling pool.
For more seaside-inspired fun, there are a whole host of free workshops and shows running throughout the summer, including:
– Punch & Judy puppet show (24th July, 11th, 14th & 31st August)
– Bubble Mania bubble making & puppet show (27th July, 20th August, 2nd September)
– Circus Workshop circus activities and games (3rd & 24th August)
– Pirates Treasure Hunt (6th & 26th August)
– Teddy Bear’s Picnic, including puppet show (10th August)
Entry to The Beach at Bluewater is £3 for adults and children over the age of 3 years, with tokens for rides to be purchased separately. Head outside The Village (near Zizzi) for a great day out! For more info, visit: www.thebeachbluewater.com
GO INTO THE WILD ON BLUEWATER’S ANIMAL TRAIL
12th July – 9th September
For a fun a break from shopping with the kids, head Into The Wild with Bluewater’s Animal Trail – new this summer. Visitors will come face-to-face with stunning statues of some of nature’s most extraordinary creatures, including an 18ft giraffe and a giant African elephant. Purchase a trail map from one of the concierge desks for just £1 and complete the quiz to receive an animal-inspired prize!
BLUEWATER’S NATURE TRAIL WITH NEW PIXIE VALLEY
The award-winning Nature Trail is in full bloom this summer, just follow the trail around Bluewater’s stunning Green Flag parkland to discover the beautiful Swan Lake, play areas and an array of wildlife. There’s now even more to discover, including a bug hotel, stepping logs and hopscotch to be enjoyed by all. Plus, step into Bluewater’s Pixie Valley – search for ten tiny doors and windows to discover pixies Flora Honey-Blossom, Rosa Clover-Leaf, Oren Elm-Dew and friends! Little ones can enjoy the enchanted parkland, pose on the fairy-tale thrones and make a wish at the wishing wall.
Guests of all ages can test their golfing skills by visiting Pirate Cove Adventure Park, and navigating their way through two adventure-filled, 18-hole mini golf courses, featuring pirate ships, cascading waterfalls, castles and sunken boats.
GRAVITY TRAMPOLINE PARK
For indoor-fun, hop over to the GraVity Trampoline Park, located in the lower hall of Bluewater’s Plaza (near the cinema) and spanning over 25,000 square feet. Guests are invited to tackle the world’s first two-storey Obstacle Adventure Course, featuring moving staircases, rotating floors, spinning punch bags, super slides and a “hurricane alley” – for those who dare.
For bookings and further information, visit www.gravity-uk.com/bluewater-dartford
SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX
Showcase Cinema De Lux, with 17 screens, including a wall-to-wall XPLUS, is the ultimate immersive cinema experience to enjoy on those not-so-sunny summer days. Catch the most exciting releases and summer blockbusters, including Christopher Robin and Hotel Transylvania 3.
SHOPPING & DINING
Bluewater has over 300 stores offering the latest summer staples and seasonal must-haves from top brands, including the newly opened Arket, which offers essential products for men, women, children and the home. Plus, the store’s Arket Café, is the ultimate New Nordic food destination offering vegetarian and vegan everyday meals.
Shoppers can take a break from retail therapy and cool off by stopping at one of over 60 places to eat and drink, including ice cream connoisseurs Pan’n’Ice and Four Winters. Plus, for those looking to enjoy some seaside-inspired food, why not grab some fish and chips at Loch Fyne.
Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination offers free, extra-wide parking spaces and retailer Click & Collect services. For more information visit www.bluewater.co.uk