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How to spend the perfect bank holiday weekend at arc!

Bank holiday weekends are the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy some quality time with family and friends. At arc, we’ve got a curated mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment options that guarantee a fun-filled and relaxing day out. Here’s your ultimate guide to spending the perfect bank holiday weekend at arc.

Start Your Day with Leisurely Shopping

Kick off your day by exploring our diverse range of shops. Whether you’re looking for the latest fashion trends, unique home decor, or the perfect toy for your little ones, arc has it all:

  • JD Sports: Update your sportswear wardrobe with the latest athletic gear.
  • Primark: Find affordable and stylish fashion pieces for the entire family.
  • Waterstones: Lose yourself in a new book or pick up a bestseller.
  • Starlings: Discover an array of gifts, toys, and LEGO.
  • Smiggle: Keep the little ones happy with a browse of their vibrant and fun stationery.
  • Plus lots of other stores to check out too!

Take a Coffee Break

After a morning of shopping, recharge with a delicious coffee break. Choose from our selection of cosy cafes:

  • Muffin Break: Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and a delectable muffin.
  • Juice Bros: Opt for a refreshing juice or smoothie.
  • Costa: Indulge in your favourite coffee classic.
  • Hotel Chocolat: Treat yourself to an iced chocolatey drink for something different and refreshing.

Family Fun at in Charter Square

  • Head over to The Apex, where there’s always something exciting happening. This bank holiday, bring the whole family to the Kids & Canvas event. Let your little ones unleash their creativity with fun and engaging art activities.
  • The beloved Gallopers are back for May Half Term! Brighten up your week with the Golden Gallopers in Charter Square from Saturday 25th May until Saturday 2nd June!

Enjoy a Delicious Lunch
With your energy restored, it’s time to tuck into a tasty lunch. arc offers a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes:

  • Burger King: Enjoy the classic Whopper this half term.
  • Byron: Savour a juicy burger with all the trimmings.
  • Wagamama: Relish a bowl of ramen or a hearty katsu curry.
  • Slim Chickens: Feast on mouth-watering chicken tenders and wings.
  • Nando’s: Spice up your meal with Nando’s famous peri-peri chicken.

Spring Fayre Event
Make the most of your bank holiday weekend by also visiting the Spring Fayre event on Sunday, May 26th, and Bank Holiday on Monday, May 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Get ready for fun in the sun at the Urban Beach with Punch and Judy, and encounter big dinosaurs along with adorable baby dinos in Charter Square at arc Shopping Centre. Browse through the 70+ market stalls on Angel Hill and the Buttermarket, including the very popular Vintage Market and the Flower, Food, and Craft Market, which features local cut flowers, rustic crafts, and artisan food producers. It’s a fantastic opportunity to soak up the vibrant community atmosphere and discover unique treasures.

Thank to Our Bury St Edmunds BID for organising the Spring Fayre!

End the Day with a Film
Wrap up your perfect bank holiday at arc with a visit to Everyman Cinema. Sink into plush seats and enjoy the latest family-friendly film, like the brand-new kids’ movie “If”. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a day full of activities.

From leisurely shopping and delectable dining to fun family events and the latest films, there’s something for everyone. So, gather your loved ones and spend your bank holiday with us at arc.

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