Say hello to summer with a month of fun, food, treats and indulgence at intu Eldon Square!
Come on over and let us treat you to delicious discounts and exciting experiences throughout May.
We'll be updating this page with the very latest details so keep checking back for the most up-to-date information.
The BIG TREAT Seat
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May - 11am until 4pm
Between Boots and John Lewis
The Big Treat Seat, standing 1.8 metre-high, is coming to town! Simply kick up your feet for the chance to win fabulous spot prizes, including intu Gift Cards, sunglasses, perfume, and lots more*!
In addition to our spot prizes, we'll also be giving away even more goodies on our Twitter and Instagram pages. Simply share your BIG TREAT Seat snap on Twitter or Instagram, tagging @intueldonsquare and using #intuBigTreat for your chance to win*.
The BIG TREAT Beauty Retreat
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May - 12pm until 4pm
Between Boots and John Lewis
Join Pinkbow.net’s beauty blogger Paula Bowron for the latest beauty tips and must-have products from the world of cosmetics. Beauty Specialists from Smashbox and No. 7 within Boots will be on hand to help you explore some brand new styles ahead of the long-overdue Great British Summer! ghd Ambassadors will also be offering free 15 minute consultations at the ghd counter within John Lewis.
On Saturday 9th May children can meet giant mascot Puddle the Duck, who will be offering families a free child’s swimming session and the chance to enter a competition to win ten free swimming lessons*.
Kids are also invited to put on their dancing shoes and learn to street dance with SwanKenney Theatreworks. Visitors will also have the chance to win one of five taster sessions as well as tickets to The Lambton Worm at The Tyne Theatre & Opera House*.
The BIG TREAT Food Fair
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May - 11am until 4pm
We’ll be cooking up a storm at our FREE two-day cookery road show, hosted by former Masterchef finalist David Hall. With competitions, entertainment and free samples, we really are putting on quite the feast!
Kicking off festivities, The Great intu Eldon Square Cake-Off will return by popular demand following its debut last year. The baking competition will see five finalists battle it out to become the competition’s latest champion and secure a host of prizes. The winner will receive a £200 intu Eldon Square Gift Card, plus the opportunity to have their cake on the afternoon tea menu at Café Royal, as well as enjoying a champagne afternoon tea to celebrate!
The judges, led by Head Judge Gavin Groombridge, Head Chef of Café Royal, Nelson Street, will also include last year’s Cake Off Winner Richard Hunton, and intu Eldon Square’s General Manager Phil Steele.
If you’re an amateur baker and would like to enter, send a picture of your chosen cake creation, the recipe and full contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 11th May*.
Guest Wines will be celebrating English Wine Week by showcasing a wide range of wines. They will also be offering you an exclusive discount as well as giving you the chance to win a lovely bottle of English bubbly in a ‘Guess the Corks’ competition*.
Throughout the entire weekend, many of the centre’s restaurants and foodie stores will be tantalising your taste buds, offering you the chance to enjoy delicious dishes and take away some inspiring recipes to try at home.
*Terms and conditions apply to all competitions mentioned above.