Conceived in 2010, Peterborough One Retail Park has won several prestigious awards over the years, including the Revo Gold Award for Best Out-of-Town Retail Scheme in the UK.
Building on these successes, the retail park was reimagined in 2017, becoming the ‘one destination’ for shopping and leisure for the whole family.
Peterborough One Retail Park has something for everyone, including a variety of fashion, garden, home and leisure retailers. The venue also hosts regular seasonal events and activities, as well as a traditional car boot sale every Sunday throughout the summer months.
Twists and Turns
Continuing PE1’s reputation as a venue for spectacular shows and eye-popping events, the retail park is hosting something extra special for families for the summer of 2019. With plenty of twists and turns, visitors to PE1 can navigate and explore a giant maze that leads to a 40 ft tall helter skelter volcano! Climb to the top of this molten mountain, then slide down the flow of lava to reach the ground once more.
Each week, the magnificent maze will adopt a different theme. From jungle japes to Aztec antics and Egyptian entertainment to Jurassic jaunts, there’s a reason to keep returning all summer long.
The schedule is as follows:
- 4th to 11th August: Welcome to the Jungle
- 12th to 18th August: Aztec Antics
- 19th to 25th August: Walk like an Egyptian
- 26th August to 1st September: Jurassic Park
Whilst in the maze, there’s also be the opportunity to unearth clues and hidden gems for the chance to be rewarded with an appropriately themed treat.
Entry prices for the maze are £2.50 per person (all day wristband) or £10 per person (summer long wristband). Wristbands are available at the kiosk next to the maze on event days.
PE1’s giant maze experience launched to the public on Sunday 4th August, where visitors roamed and solved this shrubbery show-stopper. The launch event also featured live music, face painting, crazy golf, street food and a series of Maze Runner competitions for the chance to win prizes.
What’s more, direct from the Sumatran rainforest, Captain Jon Voyage and his jungle specimens were our guests of honour. Stowed away amongst the vegetation was the banana-smuggling orangutan; Mr Business! Mr Business accompanied Captain Voyage on some wild, wanderlust adventures throughout the park. They also encouraged families to join in the monkey business and animal antics.
Peterborough One Retail Park’s Site Manager, Paul Dunn says: “We were thrilled to celebrate the launch of Peterborough One Retail Park’s A-mazing Summer and to welcome guests of all ages. We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers over the duration of the summer. Celebratory events at Peterborough One over the past few years have proved incredibly successful, and our maze is already be a summer sensation for Peterborough.”