Merseyway Shopping Centre is celebrating after being included in the shortlist for this year’s prestigious Purple Apple awards for its Winter Snow Garden.

Seen by shopping centres across the country as one of the most sought after awards, the Purple Apples celebrate the very best in events and marketing from across the retail sector.
Merseyway’s inclusion in the shortlist is a huge achievement and highlights the amazing events that the shopping centre hosts.

The Snow Garden transformed part of Merseyway into a Winter Wonderland where children could enjoyed a visit to a magical gingerbread house, write their letter to Father Christmas and play in the snow. Thousands of children and families enjoyed the popular free event.

This is only one of many free family events that take place. Over the coming months, Merseyway’s next event will be its free Easter Extravaganza which takes place on Saturday 15th April. From 11am – 4pm children can take part in an Easter egg hunt across the centre, decorate an Easter treat to take home, be transformed into little bunnies at the facepainting station and even meet the Easter bunny himself!

Brendan Webb, Merseyway Centre Manager said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious Purple Apple award. At Merseyway we’re always looking for unique and original events for our shoppers to enjoy and the Winter Snow Garden proved extremely popular, driving both footfall and engagement across the centre’s social media channels.”
Councillor Kate Butler, Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council commented: “Congratulations to the team at Merseyway. This is a fantastic achievement and I’m delighted that the great events that are run have been recognised.

“As well as an ever growing range of events, Merseyway is now home to many news stores and has so much to delight visitors. I’d encourage everyone to head down to our town centre and discover all that is on offer for themselves.”

The winners of the Purple Apple Awards 2017 will be announced at an Awards Dinner on 4th May 2017.