Meet Santa at the Castlegate Christmas Grotto!

Our Christmas grotto launched on 27th November and since then, Santa Claus and his elves have had lots of happy little visitors. Situated down by Wilko, it’s signposted around the mall with fun floor stickers showing Santa’s footprints, so you’ll know exactly where to go! The grotto is open every day 11am-4pm until Christmas Eve […]

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Children in Need 2014

We were thrilled when Stockton-On-Tees was confirmed as a host for BBC Children in Need national TV coverage and our staff and shops went all out to support it. We hosted a prize draw on Wednesday 29th October and gave away loads of great prizes and Pudsey merchandise. We were also thrilled when Pudsey Bear […]

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Halloween Fun – Pumpin Carving, Crafts & Prizes Galore!

We hosted a day of spooky fun on Halloween, with free activities including pumpkin carving, crafts and a prize draw! Kids spent time designing their own pumpkins, with our staff carving out their designs for them. Our spooky prize draw had prizes including tickets to the Preston Park Spooky Walk and a full makeover at […]

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The Castlegate Cake Off!

We celebrated National Baking Week on Saturday 11th October with a baking-themed prize draw which raised money for our partner charity Daisy Chain. There were over 150 great prizes up for grabs including bakers’ hampers, recipe books, cupcakes,  and some very special cakes made of both cheese and flowers (from our deli Earls of Ashwood and our florist Wild Willow respectively)! We […]

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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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