19 October 2022

SHOPPERS WHO like to get an early start on Sunday can now do just that, as Sunderland’s Bridges announces a change in its trading times

From Sunday 6 November the shopping centre will open an hour earlier, allowing people to shop from 10 am until 4 pm.

The move has come as a result of requests from both shoppers and retailers, in response to the number of visitors who come to the centre early on Sundays.

Kare Eve, Centre Director at the Bridges, believes the move will be appreciated.

“We know that every week we have a large number of shoppers in the centre long before we officially open at 11 am,” she said.

“We’ve taken that into account plus a request from many of our retailers to open earlier and we are delighted that we are now going to be able to do this.

“We hope it will be particularly helpful to people who are now starting to think about Christmas and may not be able to get out during the week so can now shop early and still enjoy the rest of their Sunday.”

The announcement comes ahead of the Bridges revealing its plans in the run-up to the festive season, which will include extended late-night shopping, the return of the Christmas grotto and the popular Reindeer Run.

There is also a number of special events planned, including Breakfast with Santa for children and families to enjoy.

All details will be available on the website at