Odeon Oldham!

Following the opening of the cinema, if you’re visiting the Odeon, you can park in Town Square between 9am and 6pm and have your ticket validated at the cinema – which will entitle you to 4 hours parking for £2.

In the evening, the Town Square car park is free for entry after 6pm – and is open until 3am (this only applies to the Town square car park – the Spindles car park will still close at 7pm).

If you need any further information, please click on the link below for the Council’s update on the rest of the Old Town Hall development or the Odeon link, to book your tickets on line.

Oldham Council Website

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Escalator Safety


Children at Watersheddings Primary School were challenged by Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre to design and create an eye catching poster that would educate people on how to use an escalator safely. Eleven entries were sent in from students at the school and the shopping centre have chosen a winner.

Deputy Head Teacher, Janet Scott says: “We were extremely excited to get involved with such a fantastic campaign that proved to be not only an educational activity for our students, but a creative and fun one too. We were very impressed with all of the designs that our pupils came up with and I want to congratulate Emma for her fantastic and very deserving winning entry. As always, it has been a pleasure working with Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre.”

All of the children at Watersheddings Primary School who submitted a poster into the competition were awarded with a certificate to congratulate their efforts. The children will be attending the Centre on Thursday 14th July to collect their certificate and their prize.

Mike Flanagan, Centre Manager, comments: “It was a hard decision picking just one winner but we were drawn to the bright and colourful design. We felt it included some very important health and safety points in an eye catching way and we hope she enjoys spending her vouchers with us. We also want to congratulate all of the other children who took part and we are very much looking forward to awarding them with their certificates.”

Easter Fun!

On Good Friday, we had a visit from our Easter Bunny!

The children loved meeting him and he had a great time giving out hats and chocolates! A selection of the pictures are on our Facebook page

On Thursday 31st March we had a Sand Art workshop in the Kids Club area. followed by a Gardening Fun workshop on the 7th April.

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Our final activity took place on Thursday 7th April, when we had two face painters and a balloon modeller in the Centre.


All activities took place in the Kids Club area, located on the Upper Mall of Spindles, between Peacocks and Supercuts.


Town Square’s 35th Birthday

On Saturday 19th March, Town Square celebrated it’s 35th birthday!

Presentations were made to two individuals who have worked in the Centre since it’s opening day in 1981!

There was also a cake which, once cut, lasted about 10 minutes!

Mike Flanagan, Centre Manager, said “It’s great to see Town Square continuing to thrive after 35 years. There have obviously been so many changes over the years but the Centre continues to evolve with the times, offering a great variety of stores. The Centre still has a community feel about it and, along with the Spindles, which was added in 1993, offers a great place to both shop and socialize. It’s also great to be able to acknowledge and reward the 2 people who have worked in the Centre since the first day it opened – Suzanne from Boots and Eric from the Centre itself. They have certainly seen some major changes but continue to enjoy working in the Centre!”


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Mother’s Day 2016

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday 5th March for our Mother’s day event.

Everyone had great fun dressing up for the photo booth, and some great cards and pictures were created!

Shopping Susie was also on hand to meet and greet our younger visitors!

See our Facebook page for a selection of photos from the day (Mother’s Day photos)

Our next Kids Club event is a Sand Art workshop on Saturday 19th March.



Half Term Fun!

February Half Term saw the start of Shopping Susie’s Kids club events for 2016.

On Tuesday 16th and Thursday the 18th, two face painters and a balloon modeller were in the Centre and on Saturday 20th, a Creators and Racers workshop took place – allowing children to use their imagination to create, then race, their cars! Construction man was also on hand for photo opportunities.

The next event is taking place on 5th March. Help make Mum’s Day buy using our free photo booth and craft workshop to make a personalised card.

For full details of events in the Centre, please keep an eye on our Facebook page.

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