This Halloween half term we’re planning a host of spooky events in centre! Activities will include:
Kids crafts: (located outside Gap / Ted Baker) here you can have a go at making a Halloween mask, photo frame and gift bag, as well as enter our competition to win two sets of family tickets to Colchester Zoo!
Snap a selfie: (located outside Tourist Information Centre) Pull on your best Halloween outfits and scary faces and snap a selfie in front of our spooky backdrop - prizes for the best photo on each day up for grabs!
Pumpkin Hunt (starting outside Tourist Information Centre) Grab a spooky map and get searching the centre for our 10 hidden pumpkins hidden in our store windows!
Events are taking place from Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st October from 11 – 2pm.
Six New Stores Open at Freeport BraintreeShow
A record number of new stores have opened recently at Freeport Braintree offering upto 60% off everyday!
Ernest Jones Outlet Collection
Established for over 60 years, Ernest Jones are one of Britains finest purveyors of diamond jewellery watches.
Offering performance trainers, plus casual offerings include trend-right sneakers, dress shoes, sandals and boots for men and women.
Luxury footwear with an extensive appeal, Kurt Geiger has been offering designer shoes for women and men since 1963.
With the latest frames from brands including Ray-Ban, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Oakley and Persol, Sunglass Hut offers the hottest products along with outstanding customer service.
Yumi is the go-to-brand for fashion lovers with an individual flair. With a continued dedication to prints and drawing inspiration from catwalk trends, at Yumi we stand strong in our unique personality.
Luxury Ladies Fashion Retailer renowned for beautiful fabrics and exclusive designs combined with stunning prints.
Freeport Braintree Sponsors Colchester ZooShow
AFRICAN ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE TO BENEFIT FROM INITIATIVE
Freeport Braintree, the Essex-based outlet Centre, has engaged with Colchester Zoo, as sponsors of its prestigious Elephant Kingdom.
The enclosure cares for four adult African Elephants - three females and one male - and the zoo also supports an elephant orphanage project in Zambia, through its charity Action for the Wild.
The popular tourist attraction houses Tanya and Zola, who were rescued from Africa in 1985 and have been at Colchester Zoo ever since. Opal and Tembo joined the Zoo in 1998, to begin a breeding programme at the Zoo. Tembo and Tanya successfully bred twice, in 2002 and in 2004.
Freeport Braintree will work closely with Colchester Zoo on a series of interactive events at the Centre to highlight the plight of elephants in Africa, plus promoting the good work the Zoo is doing through Action for the Wild.
With its mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned elephants into protected reserves, the elephants they look after have become orphans due to the illegal ivory trade. Their goal is to provide a refuge for calves abandoned mostly as a result of poaching and human elephant conflict.
Freeport Braintree recently collaborated with Colchester Zoo to celebrate ‘The Year of the Bear’ at the zoo when they welcomed the bear trailer on Sunday 15th June to the Centre. The road trip invited shoppers to learn about “Free the Bears” a project supported by
Action for the Wild, which works to raise awareness of the threats that bears face in the wild.
Josef O’ Sullivan, Centre Manager at Freeport Braintree, said: “We are extremely delighted to have teamed up with Colchester Zoo and proud to be sponsoring the Elephant Kingdom.
“We will be running a series of elephant-themed events at Freeport Braintree over the next 12 months, where we will also be collecting money for Action for the Wild. We’re confident that our shoppers and the wider community will get behind this important initiative and show their support, not only for these beautiful animals, but for Colchester Zoo also.”
The unique concept of Elephant Kingdom allows the animals the maximum sight, sound and physical contact and has specially designed night stalls, a roped off "safe area" and spacious indoor bull elephant quarters. It comprises large outdoor paddocks where the elephants have access to a waterfall and pool area.
Alex Downing, from Colchester Zoo, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Freeport Braintree. Our aim is to continue to raise awareness of the situation endangered species face and we hope that this new partnership will help more people realise the significance of our breeding programmes.”