Castlegate’s Summer of Fun

We had great fun over the summer with a range of free kids’ events which took place every Saturday over the school holidays. We had everything from Punch & Judy shows and giant bubbles to cupcake decorating and craft workshops and, as the photos show, these all went down a storm with all of the kids […]

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Independents’ Day Fun

We turned Independence Day into our own celebration of our 26 independent shops with a week of special offers from our independent shops and a day of fun and freebies on Saturday 5th July. Our very own Statue of Liberty visited Castlegate and she singled out lots of lucky shoppers to win some fabulous prizes including a bouquet, a […]

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Father’s Day Fun

We celebrated Father’s Day on Saturday 15th June with a day of free crafts for kids, where they could decorate ceramics including mugs and coasters for their Dad or special person, to make a lovely personalised gift.  We also hosted a prize draw to win a hamper worth over £50 and lucky winner Steven Gorman (pictured) was thrilled […]

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Supporting Stockton’s 1,245 Sunflower Project – Part 2

On Saturday 31st May we hosted a free day of sunflower planting and pot decorating, in support of Stockton’s 1,245 Sunflowers - a community project remembering the 1,245 men from Stockton who lost their lives in World War I. There were some lovely plant pot designs and the kids couldn’t wait to get home and tend to their little sunflowers. Photos […]

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Supporting Stockton’s 1,245 Sunflowers Project – Part 1

1,245 Sunflowers is a community project which has been created to remember the 1,245 men from Stockton who lost their lives in World War 1 – 100 years on. Members of the community are invited to grow a sunflower which can then feature in a commemorative service at Stockton Parish Church on 4th August 2014, exactly 100 years after […]

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Success at the 2014 North East Business Awards

Here at Castlegate, we’ve always prided ourselves on being the heart of Stockton and its community and we were thrilled to be awarded the Heart of the Community Award 2014 for the Teesside region at the regional round of the 2014 North East Business Awards.   We were then delighted when we went on to […]

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A Special Visit from Fireman Sam

We had great fun on Saturday 12th April when Fireman Sam paid us a visit! He met hundreds of eager fans and there was extra fun in the form of a prize draw, free colouring sheets and a balloon modeller! A selection of the photos are below, you can see the rest on our Facebook page, […]

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Mother’s Day Photo Fun

We all had great fun on Saturday 29th March when we hosted our Mother’s Day Photo Fun Event. Kids had their photo taken in the photobooth, choosing from a range of fun backgrounds and props. They then made beautiful frames for their photos, creating the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. See all the photos on our […]

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Pirate Party!

We had a fun filled day on Saturday 22nd February when we hosted a Pirate Party! Kids made all sorts of pirate goodies at our craft station including swords, hats and eye patches and we were entertained by Pirate Ron and his swashbuckling puppet show! Since all of the kids helped him find his treasure, he rewarded […]

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Your Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Roses are red, violets are blue, Castlegate’s got some great gift ideas, just for you! With St. Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is now definitely in the air. But, if the thought of shopping for a gift for your sweetheart fills you with fear rather than butterflies, look no further than our Valentine’s […]

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