Posted On


Sep 2014

Skechers - Now open!!


Freeport Braintree are proud to annouce that Skechers have opened their doors!

SKECHERS retail stores have all the SKECHERS styles and collections! You’ll find the latest innovative Skechers Performance shoes including the popular Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk lines. Our casual offerings include trend-right sneakers, dress shoes, sandals and boots for men and women. And there’s countless fun shoes for kids from infants and toddlers to preschool and grade school sizes. It’s all at the SKECHERS retail store near you.

So, stop by to try the latest innovative Skechers footwear and shop for the entire family at the new SKECHERS store!


Posted On


Aug 2014

Le Creuset - Food Tasting Events


 Come along to our fab Food Tasting Events at the Le Creuset store!

Once a month we will show you some great ways you can use our products and taste some of our scrumptious food.

Our first food tasting event is on Saturday 13th September between 1- 4pm.

It will be focused on the one pot cooking and will be offering some freshly home baked breads to taste made in the cast iron casserole dish. We will be offering both Cranberry, Rosemary and Cornish Sea Salt Bread along with Chocolate Bread for our customers to try and see just how versatile our Cast iron is!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Posted On


Jul 2014

Freeport Braintree Sponsors Colchester Zoo



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.”

Posted On


Jul 2013

Freeport Braintree - FREE Wi-Fi Now Available!