5 reasons to make TRAFFORDCITY your one-stop-shop for Back to School

New uniforms to buy, pencil cases to fill, sports kit to stock up on, gadgets to gather...with the countdown to the new term underway it can all seem a little overwhelming. Relax, TRAFFORDCITY is the perfect one-stop-shop for everything on your checklist and these are our top 5 reasons to make it your go-to back to school destination.

Main image credit: M&S

1.     Clever uniform solutions

Savvy parents look for high performance, easy maintenance staples and our brands have some ingenious solutions. We give an A+ for easy iron shirts, stay white technology, permanent pleats, Teflon stain resistant fabrics, reinforced seams and adjustable waists. Head to John Lewis, the M&S School Shop pop-up store, Debenhams and Next at intu Trafford Centre and ASDA for all the gear.

2.     If the shoe fits

Another term, another shoe size! However many pairs they get through it’s vital to make sure you get the right fit and there are professionally trained experts on hand to help in John Lewis, M&S and Clarks at intu Trafford Centre.

3.     Stationery, pencils and bags...oh my

Who doesn’t love starting a new term with a brand new pencil case? At TRAFFORDCITY you’ll find everything you need to pack those rucksacks, from academic year diaries and notepads to pens and study guides. High street favourite WHSmith at intu Trafford Centre is packed with budget-friendly goodies and you’ll find some stylish stationery at Waterstones and Paperchase in Selfridges. Plus, there’s a brand new Smiggle store opening soon with its colourful and quirky collections.

4.     Kit them out for sporting success

Gone are the days of running the whitener over an old pair of plimsolls at the start of the term, school sport is a serious business now. Whether they’re budding footballers, athletes, cricketers, rugby players, tennis players, golfers or swimmers you’ll find everything you need to kit them out with Footlocker and JD at intu Trafford Centre, American Golf at Trafford Golf Centre and Sports Direct at Trafford Retail Park.

If you’re planning any extra curricular coaching head to Powerleague Soccerdome, David Lloyd Clubs  and Trafford Golf Centre who offer kids camps and coaching throughout the year.

5.     Make it a fun day out!

Let’s face it kids (and parents) can get a little weary after a day shopping for school kit, so we say make a day of it and treat yourselves to a delicious meal, take in a movie or let off some steam with indoor skiing, high ropes adventures, indoor sky diving or trampolining.

Finally (and with looming school projects in mind) head down to SEA LIFE at intu Trafford Centre for some fun and educational underwater adventures. Plus, from 7 October EventCity is hosting the awe-inspiring Dinosaurs in the Wild experience. One event not to be missed!

Our Back to School shopping picks

We've taken a spin around TRAFFORDCITY and picked out our Back to School favourites...

Our favourite Back to School buys

  • M&S Junior boys adjust-a- cuff blazer from £20
  • Debenhams girls cable card from £9
  • Next skater skirt from £7.50
  • George at ASDA gingham dress £4
  • John Lewis Wild & Wolf Glugg bottle £9.99
  • George at ASDA rucksack £8
  • Smiggle work it out pencil case with detachable calculator £15.50
  • WHSmith academic year diary £10.99
  • Paper chase Monkey Puzzle zip pencil case £10
  • Skechers girls breathe easy trainers £39
  • JD junior batting gloves £30
  • Sports Direct Nike football £14.99

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