Month: April 2021

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Autism Acceptance Week

The week ending on 3rd April The Entertainer are working with the National Autistic Society supporting their World Autism Acceptance Week. 10% of Profits from sales from our Ready Steady Dough range will be donated to the NAS to support the charity’s work.

Ukraine Support

From Thursday 31st March, 100% of proceeds (excluding VAT) from selected Mattel products sold in The Entertainer stores will be donated to the British Red Cross and The Salvation Army’s Ukraine Crisis Appeals. The programme features four of The Entertainer’s best-selling Mattel products; the Barbie You Can Be Anything Travel playset, Hot Wheels Infinity playset, Scrabble and Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn 123 Schoolbook Activity Toy. The Entertainer is providing the funds up-front to both the British Red Cross and The Salvation Army’s Ukraine Crisis Appeals ahead of the sales programme launch, to ensure families and those affected can receive urgent support.

Easter Events at The Entertainer

The Entertainer have a fun-packed Easter to help keep the little ones entertained! Running between 31st March – 27th April​

  • Easter Activity sheet – Pick up your free activity sheet and share a photo with #TheEntertainerVIP for a chance to win a £25 The Entertainer Gift Card.
  • Design an Easter Egg Competition – As traditional as you can get, pick up your entry form in-store colour in your egg and post it instore for a chance to win a £200 prize bundle!
  • Easter Saturday 16th April – Design an Easter Egg Competition – To add a bit more Easter fun, be one of the first 50 customers per store to enter the competition and receive a FREE Hatchimals CollEGGtible pack!
  • Thomas The Tank Engine Character Hunt – find all of the Thomas characters hidden around the store for you chance to win family tickets to Drayton Manor!
  • Sonic The Hedgehog Maze – can you help Sonic get through the maze to find Tails? If you can, you are in with a chance to win family tickets to see the movie!
  • The Entertainer Rocks – Is Back! Each of our stores will hid their own branded The Entertainer Rock by a local landmark, park, child focused area. Who ever finds the rock and brings it back to our store will win a £20 The Entertainer Gift Card!

Free batman face painting at the Entertainer at Braehead Shopping Centre Glasgow

The Batman

To celebrate the launch of The Batman, join The Entertainer on Saturdays during March (11 am – 3 pm) and you can have The Batman logo face painted for Free [Terms & Conditions apply]

Superhero Day

Thursday 28th April is National Superhero Day and on Saturday 30th April the Entertainer are hosting a series of events to celebrate it with instore competitions, demos and character visits –  Come dressed up as a superhero to the centre for a chance to win a prize

The Big Toy Rehoming

As you have probably seen in our store windows our Big Toy Rehoming is back! Helping us support the Salvation Army by rehoming old toys via the Salvation Army – unfortunately, they can’t accept soft toys or plush and all toys need a CE mark – full details here:


Are back, be it Clarice the Caticorn or our exclusive Ludwig the Frog we have a soft, squishy Squishmallow for you!

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The Entertainer Quiet Hour

Quiet hour

The Entertainer will now have Quiet hour every day from 10am – 11am

Fidget Toys

Looking for little items to keep you entertained? Have you seen our great selection of Fidget Toys?

From Push Poppers to Loopy Loopers and everything in between!

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Month: April 2021

WIN with Menkind!

MenKind gadget competition for a £500 gadget bundle prize

Win a £500 gadget bundle in store with Menkind!

The Braehead Menkind store open on Monday 26 April.

Safety Measure in place? TICK!

Chance to win £500 gadget bundle in store? TICK!

Launching with a HUGE sale? TICK!

Visit Menkind today for all this and more! Prize draw closing date 9th May 11.59pm.

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Month: April 2021

Lap the Map

Braehead team taking part in the Lap the Map challenge to raise money for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.
Braehead team taking part in the Lap the Map challenge to raise money for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.

This May the Braehead Team will be taking part in the Lap the Map challenge to raise much-needed funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

The challenge will be for #TeamGlasgow to beat #Team Edinburgh to complete the 𝟳𝟱,𝟴𝟲𝟴𝗸𝗺, which is the length of the coastlines of Europe.

The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is close to the hearts of the team at Braehead and we have worked with them for years to support their fundraising efforts. The Charity fundraise to ensure that every baby, child and young person treated at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital receives the extra special care they deserve.

You can show your support for Team Braehead by sponsoring our Just Giving page.

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Month: April 2021

Keeping healthy with Glasgow Warrior Kiran McDonald

Glasgow Warrior Kiran McDonald

Wanting to enjoy the best of the Scottish spring and summer sunshine? Looking for a good way to keep fit and healthy? Glasgow Warriors second-rower Kiran McDonald is here to tell you why you should be getting out and about for a walk in the coming weeks and months.

Time to refresh

Walking allows me to get away from everything. It’s just a good way to switch off and enjoy the fresh air, especially when the sun’s out and the weather’s good. Even when it’s raining, it’s still good to get out of the house. Whether it’s with your friends, with your partner, with your pet, whoever and wherever – it’s just good for the soul and good for your headspace. I think that’s why I enjoy it so much – you can get out, forget everything else and just have a bit of me-time.

Water or coffee?

I don’t really take anything with me to be honest! If I’m going up a hill or a Munro then I’ll take my lunch and water, though. I have sometimes been known to go for a wander and meet up with the boys for a coffee, other times it’ll just be myself and Skye [Kiran’s dog] and we’ll just chuck a ball about for a bit.

Pet-friendly strolls

We’ve obviously been pretty limited on where we could go to until pretty recently, but with restrictions easing a bit there are definitely a few more places you can go with your dog. We’ve been out to Mugdock Country Park, which isn’t too far away from where we live – it’s perfect for dogs really. There are wee mini lochs, loads of wildlife and you’re out in the countryside without leaving Glasgow really. The reservoir in Milngavie is another good spot, and I quite like walking alongside the River Kelvin as well. You’ve got the Science Park as well just off Switchback Road, loads of folk take their pets in and around there.

Pet friendly stroll with Glasgow Warrior Kiran McDonald

Taking on Munros

I don’t have a particular favourite when it comes to Munros, because I’ve only done 20 or so – there are still another 262 to go! In terms of the ones I’ve done, though, the most iconic and most picturesque for me is Buachaille Etive Mòr. That’s just at the start of Glen Etive, it’s an absolute beast of a hill. It just looks huge when you look at it from the road. I’ve been up it once with the boys – no Skye at that point, she was too young! – and it was just a phenomenal day. We had clear skies, you could see for miles over Rannoch Moor. If you’re looking to go a wee bit further afield now that restrictions are easing, I’d definitely give that one a bash. As long as you prepare properly, it’s well worth it.

Starting out

If you’ve got yourself a new pair of boots and want to get out and about close to Glasgow, I’d definitely recommend Conic Hill and Ben A’an. They’re not that far away and they’re probably a good introduction to hillwalking. You’re up and down in about an hour and a half or so. The views are terrific, especially on a nice day.

Kiran’s top tips

Always make sure you’ve got a good pair of shoes for the walk you’re doing. If you’re just going out and about locally then you’re probably fine with a good sturdy pair of trainers or something, but if you’re tackling bigger hills then you’re relying on your kit to keep you safe and you’ll want a decent pair of walking boots. Look into it and do a bit of research, make sure you’ve got the right kit for the type of stuff that you’re doing.

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Month: April 2021

Lunch tips with Glasgow Warrior Lee Jones

Lunch tips with Glasgow Warrior Lee Jones

Needing some inspiration for those work-from-home lunches, or looking for tips to make your break more exciting as you return to the office? Glasgow Warriors winger Lee Jones gives you his top tips for lunchtime.

Store cupboard staple

I always break meals down into your protein, your carbohydrates and your fruit or veg. A good go-to for lunches is rice – you can add whatever you want on top of that as your base. It’s simple, it’s quick and you can do it in a number of different ways. Add your salad, your protein, whatever you like – when I’m cooking at home that’s always a good option for lunch.”

Put in the prep

It can seem like a bit of a hassle to think about your lunch the night before, but when it comes down to it it’s a five-minute job. Preparation the day before can make things so much easier the next day. If I know I’m going to be up early for training the next morning and I’m not going to have time for a proper breakfast, I know I can prepare something the night before. Something like overnight oats where you mix all your ingredients together, throw it in the fridge and then it’s ready in the morning is ideal. You’ll do it, realise it’s so easy and then wonder why you didn’t do it before!

Think ahead

If you’re making something from scratch, I always think it’s a bit of a waste to spend all that time cooking for the sake of just one meal. I’d suggest multiplying your recipe by four, for example – it can get a bit extreme, but then you’ve got lunches for the entire week. It adds a bit of time to your preparation, but it massively reduces your preparation time over the course of the week.

Lunch tips with Glasgow Warrior Lee Jones

Snack hacks

Healthy snacks are always good to keep you going if you’re pressed for time. Something like mixed nuts are a great, easy snack to have – you’ve got a decent amount of calories, it’s easy to grab a handful and they keep your energy levels topped up. Nuts and a piece of fruit are a handy couple of things to have to hand when you’re on the go.

Take your time

On a day off, I like to just take my time on a bit of a late breakfast/early lunch. When you’ve got days during the week where you’re having a protein shake on the go or overnight oats, it’s nice to just be able to spend a bit of time relaxing and making something. I’ll maybe do a baked eggs-type of thing – everything in one pan, some tomatoes and herbs, crack the eggs in, cook them and then have them with some decent bread. That, or something like an omelette – those are both good go-to options when I’ve got that extra time on my hands.

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