Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

Start your day with your favourite cuppa!

What’s your current go-to hot treat? A flat white? Cappuccino? Hot chocolate? Or perhaps you just fancy a milkshake, it is summer after all!

Popping to your local shopping centre gives you the perfect excuse to grab your favourite cuppa. Why not visit Hey Joe Music who serve up a selection of deliciously hot and ice-cold refreshing drinks with an eclectic music collection to sift through – it’s the perfect place for a quick pick me up whilst in the centre.

Food for thought?

With most of us having been stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, our eating habits have changed. Meals out have been impossible, and we’ve all been having to create a week’s worth of interesting family dishes from home. So, if you’re not quite yet ready to dine out, but need some inspiration, then we have plenty of ideas to help you cook up a treat in the kitchen.

If you’re on the health trail then visit Holland and Barrett. Leaders in health and wellbeing, their selection of healthy and nutritious food and drink are ideal for healthy snacking.

Or perhaps you want to spice things up with a new recipe or two? The Works and WHSmith both have a huge selection of celebrity chef cook books to inspire mouth-watering menus. If you want to get some new kitchen utensils, baking accessories or create some fun cocktails, Wilkos have an incredible kitchen and dining range that will keep your creative cooking juices flowing all summer.

Whether you’re ready to dine out and have a taste of what feels like normality, or bursting with excitement to check out the latest summer specials in our stores, you’ll find shopping at Baytree, a safe and secure experience.

For all the latest retailer opening times, click here.

Carve out a summer of fun

Carve out a summer of fun

Summer Is Not Cancelled!

With Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since WWII, and Glastonbury missing its 50th birthday celebrations, we’re all feeling a bit low about this summer. But never fear, we’ve put our thinking hats on and we’re here to tell you how you can recreate some of the fun and excitement at home…kind of:

Game, Set, Match!

With no Wimbledon this year (sad times) you can still recreate your own slice of The Championships! Are your whites looking a little grey? Has that racket seen better days? No need to have a John McEnroe tantrum, you can straight head to Sports Direct and grab yourself some stylish tennis attire. New balls please!

Perhaps it’s not so much about the game but the experience? If you fancy a picnic in the park or garden with some juicy strawberries (cream is optional), chilled Robinsons squash or a glass of Pimm’s – you can grab all the coolest picnicware you need from Wilkos whilst you soak up the summer sun.

If you’re missing the game itself then we have a sneaky feeling that the BBC will be showing some classic replays to recreate that atmosphere.

Glastonbury Glory Days

Gutted about missing Glastonbury? We’re here to help ease the disappointment. Forget the camping and simply set up a sound system in your front room. The Works has a selection of Bluetooth speakers for you to play the best music from bands who have appeared at Glastonbury over the years.

No festival is complete without the frenzy of festival fashion – to get the latest make up trends, head to Claire’s online or Savers either online or instore for your one stop festival glam shop. We can almost guarantee it’s bound to feel like you’re at Glastonbury, and at least you won’t have to queue for the toilets!

Missing the Beautiful Game?

With no Euro Championships, you can still get involved from the comfort of your home. Wear your team kit, you can buy the latest team kits at Sports Direct, put up the flag bunting (check out ), get in the snacks and watch all the re-runs you can find on TV.

If that gets you in the mood for a game, you can set up goal posts in the garden or park to recreate your favourite goals or run a Subbuteo tournament for the whole family. You’ll find the latest equipment at Sports Direct and after 90 minutes you could even add some in extra time and teach yourself or your kids a new European language – WHSmith has a selection of self-taught language phrase books.

Instead of an Olympic summer of sport, it’s time to set your own Olympic challenges: obstacle races, high jumps, long jumps, races around the block, football, tennis – you name it, why not try and do one different sport every day as a family? We recommend the following stores to get your own Olympics off to a winning start…

Whatever your summer feels or looks like, we can guarantee that Baytree Shopping Centre will offer you all the latest in retail and with more shops starting to re-open we hope to see you back here soon to bag a bargain. In the meantime, please stay safe and keep in touch!

Let’s celebrate all Dads!

Let’s celebrate all Dads!

Fathers Day

We understand that days like Father’s Day can be difficult for many, and this year even more so. Our sympathies are with anyone who has lost a loved one at any time.

So, come Sunday 21st June 2020 we would like to encourage a bit of a celebration of all Dads, whether they are here or have sadly passed on.

Take a trip down memory lane

With a little bit more lockdown time on our hands, perhaps a trip down memory lane would be a nice idea? How about digging out some old family photos to reminisce over zoom, or to show your kids some of their distant relations? And if you spot a classic why not turn it into a Father’s Day gift, mounted in a frame or as a printed keepsake?  For photo gift ideas why not head to The Works or WHSmiths to re-create that special family album.

Sports mad Dad?

Maybe your Dad or Grandad has a favourite sport or hobby? As Sports Direct are currently offering 20% off all full price items until midnight on 18th June (using code SUMMER20) you can have a good look around for inspiration. WHSmith also has the latest award-winning sport biographies, such as Tyson Fury’s ‘Behind the Mask: My Autobiography’ – search for his sporting hero here. If you are remembering something your Dad used to love, and passing skills down the family, look no further for inspiration on popular hobbies than The Works

Make sure he puts his feet up

Most importantly, if Sunday is usually set aside for Dad chores, you know, cleaning the car, mowing the lawn (in which case, check out the latest gardening equipment at Wilko then make sure he puts his feet up with a cuppa and his favourite “dunking” biscuit as he sits and admires his annual Fathers’ Day socks!

Make your own card

We’ve put together 6 designs for you to choose from, print at home and colour in for Dad.

Download here

Whatever your Dad or Grandad is deserving of this Father’s Day, Baytree Shopping Centre wishes you a great day of celebration, and with more shops beginning to re-open we hope to see you back here soon. In the meantime, please stay safe, keep healthy and stay in touch!

Saturday 30th June Brentwood Event supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital

Saturday 30th June Brentwood Event supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital

GOSH Event details

Join the fun at our next Brentwood event!  Brentwood Business Partnership, the Baytree Shopping Centre and Town Centre businesses are delighted to be partnering on Saturday 30th June 2018 from 11am – 4pm to host a fantastic day out for local families.

This will be our second year supporting One Great Day: having fun raising money for kids in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Visit Brentwood on Saturday 30th June from 11am to 4pm and join in a whole host of activities in and around the Baytree Shopping Centre including:

  • Sponsored Cycle from Brentwood to Great Ormond Street on the Better Gym exercise bikes (give us just a minute of your time and a small donation, and we’ll make it there and back!)
  • Huge Hamper Giveaway – just buy a raffle ticket on the day and you could win prizes from Sports Direct, WHSmith, Starbucks, Heart of Gold and many more
  • Free Kids’ activities including Arts & Crafts Workshops, Cookie Decorating, Face-painting, Balloons and Storytime with Chicken & Frog
  • Free refreshments provided by Starbucks* (while stocks last)
  • Family photos taken in our stunning flower wall photobooth
  • Plus we’ll have guest appearances from TOWIE stars, as well as an amazing performance from The BIG Sing Brentwood.

We’re very grateful to everyone donating their time to help support our event.

GOSH Activities

Dan Foley, Centre Manager of The Baytree Shopping Centre said:

‘We set out to make this year’s event even bigger and better than last year, and thanks to the fantastic response from Brentwood Business Partnership, our centre retailers as well as local businesses in and around the high street, we’re expecting to entertain over 12,000 people on the day. We’ll have collection buckets across stores, and with our Sponsored Cycle and raffle ticket sales, we’re hoping to make a significant donation to GOSH.’


Mike Hawkins, Chairmain of the Brentwood Business Partnership also commented:

‘The Brentwood Business Partnership are very excited to be sponsoring this event, as it’s a great opportunity to bring together local businesses, residents and retailers, all working to raise money for a great cause.’

To donate to GOSH, please visit

For further information on BBP visit or email [email protected]

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