Ready, steady, shop!

We put the kids in charge of the back-to-school shopping trip  

The back-to-school shop is often loved by kids and loathed by adults. But what if all the difficult decisions were taken away from parents and guardians and instead handed to the kids themselves?    

At Drake Circus, we decided to put the kids in charge!   

So, with the new term approaching, we asked Sancha to put her daughter, Mila, in control, from choosing which of our many retailers to visit to where to go for lunch - and everything in between!  

During a fun-filled day out, Sancha posed a few questions to Mila on what they got up to and how they found their back-to-school shop at Drake Circus:  

A small person with a backpack

  • Tell us about your day…  

“I had a great time buying everything I needed for my first year at school – I'm really excited now!”

  • What was the first thing you wanted to do?

“I wanted to go to schuh to get my feet measured and see how much I’ve grown. I’m now a size 11!”

  • What do you love about the schoolbag you have picked? 

 “It’s a bunny! It’s going to carry all the lovely things I bought today, like all my new pens and pencils. I also got a matching bunny lunchbox!”

  • What are you most excited to use and wear when you go back to school?  

“I can’t wait to use my new water bottle and hair band; both have unicorns on them and are really pretty.”

  • What was the favourite part of your day?  

“I liked getting on the big beach deck chair with my little sister, and seeing the big fish and jellyfish at the centre!”


some bunting against a blue sky

If you are feeling inspired by their trip, start planning your own back to school shop at Drake Circus - from M&S and H&M to Smiggle and Claire’s, there are plenty of retailers to choose from.  


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