Where are there Little Shop M&S swap events in Kent including Hempstead Valley and Bluewater

by Lauren Abbott

Free M&S Little Shop collectables will be given away as part of special swap shop events in Kent.

Little Shop comprises of 25 iconic M&S Food products, miniaturised into toys for customers and their families to collect, play with and swap over the summer holidays, building their very own M&S Little Shops.

M&S is organising two events in the county for small shoppers who will be able swap and add to their collections of well-known products including mini Percy Pigs, the prawn sandwich and birthday cake legend Colin the Caterpillar.

There are 25 popular M&S products turned into miniature collectables
There are 25 popular M&S products turned into miniature collectables

The first event takes place on Monday (August 12) at M&S in Bluewater between 3pm and 5pm.

The following day, M&S at Hempstead Valley in Gillingham will be hosting a Little Shop swap event from 3pm to 5pm in its cafe.

Collectables are normally only redeemable when spending £20 in M&S Food but both events will give collectors the chance to add coveted items to their shelves.

Each collector coming along to a a meet will receive a sticker sheet for them to identify which special items it is they are missing.

Swap shop afternoons are taking place in Bluewater and in Medway
Swap shop afternoons are taking place in Bluewater and in Medway

There will be giveaways, lots of in-store fun activities including games, activity packs and colouring competitions and the opportunity to win one of 1,000 limited edition Golden Percy Piggy bank collectables through a fun-filled lucky dip collector area.

Little Shop aprons or collector cases will also be up for grabs.

Suzi Price, store manager at M&S Hempstead Valley, said: “There has been a phenomenal response to our Little Shop campaign since it launched earlier this summer, and we can’t wait to welcome local families and enthusiasts in-store to top up their collections and enjoy a day packed with fun activities to entertain the kids."

To learn more about the range of miniature collectables visit www.marksandspencer.com/c/food-to-order/little-shop

  • For more things to do this summer in Kent click here.

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