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Christmas Wrapping Service

By | Community, Events

Katharine House will be holding a Christmas wrapping service inside Castle Quay Shopping Centre this Saturday and Sunday 14 & 15 December.

Our festive team will be located inside the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury between New Look and Sports Direct from 10am – 4pm each day wrapping your gifts raising money for Katharine House and helping to continue to #MakeEveryMomentMatter for our patients and their families.

If you have saved all of your gifts for some last minute wrapping and would like some help with this, bring them along at the weekend and our festive helpers will be able to assist.

Christmas Quiet Hour and More

By | Offers

Christmas Quiet Hour

Every morning for the first hour of opening we will be hosting a quiet hour. We will be turning off the store music, loud demos and (where possible) dimming the lights to enable a calmer shopping experience in our stores.

ELC 3 for 2

Our 3 for 2 on Early Learning Products finishes on Monday night – don’t miss out on your chance to grab a great deal on Early Learning Centre Toys.

GP Batteries Competition

Don’t forget with every pack of GP Batteries purchased in store or online you will receive a voucher code for your chance to win 1 of 2 £5,000 holidays to a destination of your choice!

Lego Wrapping Paper

With every purchase of Lego customers can claim their FREE Lego wrapping paper whilst stocks last.

Changing Places and new Customer Services Desk now open

By | News

At Castle Quay Shopping Centre, we’re determined to make your shopping trip as easy and enjoyable as possible, so we’re delighted to announce the opening of Banbury’s first Changing Places facility, as part of a series of improvement works here at the centre.

Our brand new Changing Places facility comes after the identification of a long-standing need for better provision for people living with disabilities within the town. The dedicated space is fully accessible by wheelchair and also features a hoist mechanism that allows carers to manoeuvre others in a safe and dignified fashion.

Specialist design and architecture firm turnerbates was appointed to deliver the project, working closely with local group Accessible Banbury to ensure the facilities were fully suited to the needs of future users.

Special care has been given to even the smallest of details such as the choice of paint colour for the facilities, and lighting, which have been selected to create a friendly, welcoming environment for people with all forms of disability.

Another fabulous new addition to the centre is our brand new Customer Services Desk, which has been designed to enhance your experience here at Castle Quay.

Sunday Sales Advisor & 16 Hour Part Time Role – Dorothy Perkins

By | Jobs

We are currently looking for focused individuals with a ‘Can Do’ attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work on their own and a genuine love for fashion retail and passion for the Dorothy Perkins Brand in Banbury Debenhams.

We have a 16 hour part time role available, weekday and weekend cover with the opportunity for overtime. You will need to be flexible to the needs of the business. We also have a Sunday Sales Advisor vacancy, again flexible to the needs of the business with the opportunity for overtime.


To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a covering letter for the attention of Becky at Dorothy Perkins C/O Debenhams Banbury.

Santa’s Post Office

By | Events

Banbury BID has arranged for festive elves to help children write their letters to Santa, (or Father Christmas if they prefer) while parents can sit down and have a well-deserved rest. Letters are sent by special elf magic, via a magic Post Box, direct to Santa.

The event will take place in Castle Quay, Unit 27, opposite Cards Direct. The elves are very busy over Christmas but we are lucky to have the following opening times. No need to book –  kids can just turn up and enjoy!

Opening Times

Saturday 23rd November, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 24th November, 11am – 2pm
Saturday 30th November, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 1st December, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 7th December, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 8th December, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 14th December, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 15th December, 11am – 4pm
Friday 20th December, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 21st December, 11am – 4pm
Sunday 22nd December, 11am – 4pm
Monday 23rd December, 11am – 4pm

Council revs up festive parking offers

By | News

People driving to Banbury for their Christmas shopping will find it easier thanks to a trio of new parking offers.

They are: a weekend shoppers’ rate at Banbury railway station; a park and ride scheme operating between Bodicote and the town centre; and a new offer for Old Town retail workers, set to free up more town centre spaces. Cherwell District Council has worked with the Banbury Business

Improvement District (BID), Chiltern Railways, Stagecoach and Banbury and Bicester College to agree the offers.

Graeme Kane, Cherwell’s chief operating officer, said: “It’s important that we support local shops and shoppers as much as possible during the run-up to Christmas. In order to support our local town centre, we wanted to make sure there was plenty of opportunity to visit and shop in Banbury during the Christmas period. The town centre car parks are often busy at the weekends and these new measures will free up hundreds of spaces.”

Jo Holland, Banbury BID manager, said: “These three parking schemes will provide greater parking options for visitors and staff, which will be to the benefit of the town as a whole. Working with Cherwell District Council has been crucial to achieve these results.”

Banbury BID and Cherwell have developed the railway station agreement with Chiltern Railways. Customers will be able to park there for up to three hours for £2.50 at weekends paying through the RingGo app.

The Bodicote Park and Ride scheme is being delivered in partnership with Stagecoach, who will be offering Saturday passengers a return ticket to Banbury for £2.50. Parking will be free at the council offices at Bodicote House.

The retail workers’ offer will work on a permit system, offering free parking a short walk away from Old Town shops. It is hoped that this will free up space at other town centre park parks.

All three schemes will be operating on a trial basis from Saturday 30 November up until Christmas and could continue into the new year if they are well received.

The council offices are at Bodicote House, Bodicote, OX16 3AA. For an overview of council-run car parks, visit:

All the trimmings

By | News

When it comes to Christmas, it’s those little finishing touches that make all the difference and at Castle Quay, we’ve got everything you need to inject some festive spirit into your home.















From cute and quirky decorations at Flying Tiger to stylish seasonal soft furnishings and table settings at Debenhams and M&S.








The M&S Food Hall has your back with all your Christmas dinner prep. Get your Christmas and New Year food to order in by 5pm on 15th December and pick it up any day between 22nd – 24th and 30th – 31st December.











Wrap your gifts with a choice of colourful wrapping from stores like Cards Direct, Card Factory and Clinton’s and get all your cards and gifts sent out in time with a little help from The Post Office.

Vacancies at Burger King

By | Jobs


Working on lobby and making sure that it is kept clean at all times.

You will be responsible for keeping a clean and safe working environment, maintaining standards at all times and following the health and safety procedures in place. You’ll be using chemicals to clean our stores, stockrooms and other areas, making sure they are clean for customers and our team.

Have we ticked all the boxes for you? Great! Apply today


  • A team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Confident talking to and interacting with people
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • Wanting to learn new skills
  • Taking orders on till
  • Making food in kitchen

Have we ticked all the boxes for you? Great! Apply today

Email your Cv over to

Banbury Sun Lantern Parade

By | Events

We’ve teamed up with the Banbury BID to celebrate the shortest day of the year with a stunning community lantern parade.

Join us from 10am – 3pm, on Saturday 14th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December

Bring the kids to the Imagination Station where they will learn how to create their own beautiful lantern at our FREE craft workshops. Once complete, they will be able to take their lantern away to enjoy at home.

Then, from 5pm, Sunday 22nd December…

Meet us at Castle Quay’s Imagination Station to celebrate the Winter Solstice with live music and festive cheer as we parade our lanterns through Castle Quay and around Banbury.

Lanterns will then be displayed in Castle Quay after the event.

Parking at Castle Quay costs just £1 all day on Sundays, so it’s the perfect opportunity to finish off any last minute Christmas preparations and get together with family and friends to start the season’s celebrations.

Christmas magic!

By | Events

11am – 4pm, Saturdays 30th November and 7th, 14th & 21st December

Nothing makes Christmas for the little ones, like the chance to meet the big man in red for FREE!

This year, Santa will be taking a break from his busy schedule to pop in to see us at Castle Quay and put his feet up for a few hours from the comfort of his special throne.

He’ll be more than happy to meet the little ones, listen to their Christmas wishes and give them a little sweet treat. 

Plus, there will be photo opportunities galore with the big man in red and his helpful elf!