Eastgate Summer of Sport Launch!

This summer, we’re bringing the excitement of the Euros, Wimbledon, and the Olympics right here to Eastgate with our amazing Summer of Sport event!

Kick Off with Football June 14th

Free Football Fun: We’re building a dedicated space with FREE football-themed games on astro turf opposite the Starbucks on the ground floor! Think mini-pitches, speed kicks, target practice, and more.

Activities include:

  • Velcro kick target challenge
  • Table football
  • Beat the goalie
  • Speed hurdles
  • Speed rings
  • Precision goal scorer
  • & more!

The space will be open through June, July, and August, so you have plenty of time to come and enjoy it!

Remember, this is all FREE to enjoy! Make sure to tag us in any photos of you enjoying our challenges!

Join us at Eastgate Shopping Centre on Saturday May 25th 11am-2pm, for a FREE extravaganza of entertainment! A day filled with Circus-Themed entertainment for all.

We will have a Contortionist, Snake Charmer, Ringmaster Juggler, AND Hula Hooper!


11:00am – 15 min stage show (juggler + snake charmer)

11:30am – Hula hooper + contortionist 20 min walkabout

12:00pm – 15 min stage show (juggler + contortionist)

12:30pm – Snake charmer + hula hooper 20 min walkabout

01:00pm – 15 min stage show (juggler + hula hooper)

01:30pm – Snake charmer + contortionist 20 min walkabout

Don’t miss out on this spectacular event!

Make sure to plan your timing according to our performances so you don’t miss out!…


Meet The Eastgate Bunny!

🐰 Join us for an egg-citing egg-stravaganza on Saturday, March 30th, from 11am to 2:30pm! Meet the beloved Easter Bunny himself and receive a delightful Easter goodie for free.

📸 Don’t miss out on our spectacular Easter balloon display, adding a touch of magic to your day! Bring the whole family for unforgettable photo ops and Easter-themed fun that everyone will cherish.

🥚 Mark your calendars and get ready for a hopping good time at Eastgate Basildon Shopping Centre. See you there!

Ghostbusters Takeover – Event Extravaganza at Eastgate!

📅 Date: February 17th

📍 Location: Eastgate Shopping Centre

Hold onto your proton packs because Eastgate is turning into Ghostbuster Central this February 17th! 🚫👽 Join us for an unmissable event day packed with paranormal thrills and family fun.

👻 Meet the Ghostbusters Trio:

Catch not one, not two, but THREE Ghostbusters patrolling Eastgate! Complete with the iconic Ecto-1 car, these fearless defenders will be ready to snap pics, share spooky stories, and spread ghost-busting cheer.

🚗 Ecto-1, Slimer, and the 15ft Marshmallow Man:

Snap selfies with the legendary Ecto-1, say hi to the mischievous Slimer, and stand in awe of the towering 15ft Marshmallow Man. It’s a photo opportunity like no other!

🎩 Props Galore:

Experience the thrill firsthand with props like ghost traps, proton packs to try on, ghost binoculars, and more. It’s not just an event; it’s a Ghostbusters adventure for all ages!

👻 Half Term Fun Day:

With half term in full swing, Eastgate is the ultimate destination for a day of family-friendly fun. Join us for a spine-tingling, laughter-packed Ghostbusters experience that’ll make this half-term one for the books! Can’t make the 17th? We also have a Superhero Sensation Day on the 22nd of February for the little ones to enjoy!

Don’t miss out on the action – mark your calendars and bring the whole family for a day of ghostly excitement at Eastgate! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👻

Superhero Sensation at Eastgate – Dynamic Duo Invasion! 💥🚀

📅 Date: February 22nd

Time: 11am-3pm 

📍 Location: Eastgate Shopping Centre

Get ready for an extraordinary day at Eastgate as we welcome two iconic superheroes to our centre! Join us for a spectacular encounter with your favourite masked crusaders, paired with exciting craft workshops for all ages.

🦸‍♂️ Meet the Superheroes Live: Step into the world of superheroes as our dynamic duo graces Eastgate with their heroic presence. Snap selfies, collect autographs, and share the superhero love with these iconic characters!

🎨 Crafty Workshops: Unleash Your Inner Hero: While the superheroes patrol, join our crafty workshops inspired by the superhero universe. Design your own superhero masks, craft signature hero emblems, or create quirky accessories located by the Cats Cradle Pussiewillow III Clock. Unleash your creativity and let your inner hero shine!

Fancy dress is encouraged! We have loved seeing you and your little ones dress up for our previous events, and this one will be no exception! Dig out those superhero outfits and embrace your alter-ego for the day! It’s a Marvelous day for all!

Don’t miss this superhero sensation – mark your calendars and join us at Eastgate for an unforgettable day of heroics and crafty delights! 🤟🦸‍♂️🎨

Win with Eastgate

Win with Eastgate

This Valentines, seize the opportunity to win dinner, bed, and breakfast at the luxurious 5-star ‘The Grove Hotel.’

Escape to the serene Hertfordshire countryside at The Grove Hotel in Chandlers Cross – a luxurious retreat perfect for a romantic getaway. Blending historic charm with modern comfort, it’s an ideal setting for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience.

Eastgate Basildon Shopping Centre is offering you a chance to win a dreamy Valentine’s dinner, bed, and breakfast. Picture yourself and your loved one immersed in refined comfort and enjoying exquisite cuisine – a celebration of love that will create lasting memories.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your Valentine’s Day extra special. Enter our prize competition for a chance to escape to The Grove Hotel and create cherished moments with your significant other. Good luck!

For more details on The Grove – visit: https://www.thegrove.co.uk/

How to participate:

Complete the FREE entry form, agree to the term’s conditions, and see if you win!

We will select a winner based on personalised entries received to our Valentines question:

Share with us, in 100 words or less, why winning this Valentine’s 5-star hotel getaway would be a cherished experience for you and your partner. What makes this break so special, and how would it enhance your lives? We’re eager to hear the heartfelt reasons that make this getaway more than just a stay – a memory to be cherished.

Competition deadline: 6th February 2024, at 11:59 PM.

Don’t forget to mention us in your social media posts!

: Eastgate Shopping
: @EastgateTweets
: @eastgatebasildon
This competition is now closed

  1. The competition closes at 11:59 pm on 6thFebruary 2024.
  2. This competition prize is 1 night at The Grove, a 5* Luxury Hotel, Golf & Spa in Hertfordshire, including dinner (8.30pm), bed and breakfast on 14th February 2024.
  3. Participation is open to all individuals aged 18 or above, residing in the Basildon area with postcodes SS and CM. Proof of address from our selected winner will be requested to prove residence within the postcode catchment.
  4. The promotion excludes Eastgate employees and immediate family members, its agents, suppliers, or anyone else professionally connected with the giveaway.
  5. To enter, complete the entry form, and agree to these terms and conditions.
  6. The winner will be notified by email by 7thFebruary 2024.
  7. The winner will have until 23.59 pm, February 8th, 2024, to accept the prize; otherwise, the prize may be awarded to another entrant.
  8. There is a total of 1 prize to be won in this competition.
  9. The prizes are non-transferable and may not be sold or advertised for sale. It cannot be changed for an alternate date either.
  10. No cash or alternative option will be provided for prizes. However, Eastgate Basildon reserves the right to substitute it with similar prizes of equal or greater value should it become necessary for reasons beyond their control.
  11. Eastgate Basildon accepts no liability for extra expenses when attending the hotel besides Bed, Breakfast, and Dinner.
  12. Please be advised that transportation to and from the hotel is not part of the provided package.
  13. By entering, you agree to the use of your personal data for the sole purpose of processing and performing this offer, for (direct) marketing and quality control analysis, and for conducting market research. You also consent to your messages being anonymously featured in a social media post as part of our ‘Valentine’s Share the Love Campaign’.
  14. By entering this competition, you agree to subscribe to and receive a newsletter from Eastgate Basildon.
  15. Eastgate Basildon is responsible for storing, processing, and transferring the participant’s personal data and for registering the participant’s consent to this. Participants have the right to obtain information about their data and – if necessary – request rectification or removal of their data by writing to Eastgate Shopping Centre, Southernhay, Basildon, SS14 1EB.
  16. By entering this competition, you agree to these terms and conditions, which will at that time become binding between you and Eastgate Shopping Centre. In the event of circumstances outside the reasonable control of the promoter, or otherwise where fraud, abuse, and/or an error (human or computer) affects or could affect the proper operation of this promotion or the awarding of prizes, and only where circumstances make this unavoidable, Eastgate Basildon reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion or these terms and conditions, at any stage, but will always try to minimise the effect on participants to avoid undue disappointment.
  17. Eastgate Basildon reserves the right to verify all entries and winners and to refuse to award a prize or withdraw prize entitlement and/or refuse further participation in the promotion and disqualify the participant where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these terms and conditions or any instructions forming part of this promotion’s entry requirements or otherwise where a participant has gained an unfair advantage in participating in the promotion or won using fraudulent means. Eastgate Basildon will be the final arbiter in any decisions, and these will be binding.
  18. Any question concerning the legal interpretation of the rules will be based on English law, and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Eastgate Shopping Centre!

Join us for a vibrant and festive Chinese New Year celebration at Eastgate Shopping Centre, where we’ll be ushering in the Year of the Dragon with exciting events and performances.

Lion Dance:
Get ready for an inspiring performance as the lion dancers bring the mythical creatures to life with their mesmerising dance. The lion dance is a symbol of good luck and prosperity, and you won’t want to miss out.

Martial Arts:
Experience the grace, discipline, and strength of traditional Chinese martial arts in a spectacular showcase by talented performers. Marvel at the precision and skill demonstrated as our martial artists take the stage to captivate and entertain audiences of all ages.

Festive Atmosphere:
Feel the festive spirit as Eastgate Shopping Centre transforms into a lively hub of celebration. It’s an immersive experience that will transport you to the heart of Chinese New Year festivities.

Event Details:
10th February 2024
Time: 11am – 12:30am
Location: Eastgate Shopping Centre – Basildon
Admission: Free for all! Bring your friends and family for an unforgettable celebration.

Join Us in Celebrating Unity and Prosperity:
Eastgate Shopping Centre invites you to join hands with the community in celebrating the Chinese New Year. Embrace the cultural diversity that makes our community special, and let’s welcome the Year of the Dragon with joy, laughter, and a sense of unity.

Mark your calendars and come share in the festivities at Eastgate Shopping Centre – where traditions come to life!

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Wishing you prosperity and good fortune!)