Last weekend we were invited along to the Kingfisher Shopping Centre for an experience day. Now I’d never been to the centre, although it’s actually very easy to get to. We went by car and it was a very easy drive with lots of choice for car parks (if anything I was spoilt for choice and wasn’t sure which would be the best one for me). A friend said they liked to visit by train, which is easy too as Redditch is on the cross-city line that runs through Birmingham.
Inside it was much bigger than I expected. It was bright and airy with lots of shops. We wandered around a number of the shops and I was impressed by the size of them and the range. The Debenhams was quite a big store and as luck would have it they had 20% off a lot of lines, so I was able to get a bargain. Meanwhile Hawkins Bazaar was popular with my companion for the day. Still I’m getting ahead of myself, we weren’t really there with shopping in mind, although it did form a part of our day, we were there to have some fun.
First off we went to Perfect Nails and Brows. It was very busy and there were clearly lots of regular clients. The service was friendly and efficient, plus the staff are skilled at their jobs. I had my nails done with a gel polish and I was very happy with the results. In fact, today almost a week later I am still very happy with the results as the finish is still near perfect. I’ve already recommended it to a friend who goes to Redditch regularly.
Next up we went to Nando’s for lunch. Nando’s was very popular, but everyone who turned up at the door was quickly found a spot. We were looked after by friendly staff and had a enjoyable meal which set us up for the day.
After a leisurely meal we strolled over to the Vue Cinema to see a film. I’d taken a very patient 10-year-old along with me when I had my nails done, so it seemed only fair he should choose the film: Despicable Me 3.
I loved the fact that we found so much to do at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre. I’d not thought of having a day out there before, but I’d certainly consider it again. There are plenty of eating places in The Hub and the cinema too, plus there’s even a play centre for the kids.