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Watford Weekender offers best deals in town!

Be part of the Watford Weekender and enjoy a whole raft of special offers, discounts, giveaways and events, brought to you by shops, bars, restaurants and clubs of Watford town centre, on 1 and 2 October.

Those fancying a pampering, can head to Gloss Bar, Watford town centre’s newest nail bar – they are offering 25% off all weekend and launch party activities. Lush, in the intu Centre, is offering workshops so customers can make their own cosmetic products and John Lewis has a Watford Weekender prize giveaway, worth £450, including personal styling and beauty packages. Visit Boots and win samples and prizes from the beauty department via their in-store raffle plus each beauty counter will be offering free mini-makeovers to customers.

Got the kids? Not a problem! Sainsbury’s is offering face painting all weekend, for a donation of £1 to their local charity, while NatWest has balloons and ice creams. Check out Twisted Monkey’s Family Fun Day on Sunday, where parents can relax with 2-4-1 cocktails all day while the kids make use of our bouncy castles, ball pit and an arts & crafts table. Or head over to Riley’s Sports Bar, where they’re offering free family membership all weekend, complete with free pool session, and Central Leisure Centre for a swim, free to adults and children all weekend.

There are great deals to be had at Watford’s cafés and restaurants. From breakfast deals at Sandwich Box and Quiznos on The Parade, to lunch and dinner discounts at Middletons, Pepe Rosso, Zincos and Bills; and 25% off food all weekend at Walkabout. The Langley Banqueting Suites is running its delicious Curry Club buffet on Saturday from 6pm, with special Watford Weekender prices, while those fancying a sweet treat can supersize their milkshake for free at Creams Café on The Parade, or get 25% off all their delicious ice cream treats all weekend.

If you’re out to grab a bargain then Watford stalwart Clements is offering a mattress protector worth £45 with every mattress purchased, while Situls Gift Shop on The Parade is giving its customers a £20 gift with every purchase over £50. Lingerie specialist Boux Avenue in the intu Centre is giving away a free beauty gift worth £10 with every purchase over £45 and visit the YSL counter in John Lewis for your chance to win a £500 YSL luxury hamper.

Live music fans will love Bosleys ‘Unplugged’ Watford Weekender event, where six musicians and one band will be playing all Sunday afternoon. There will also be live music at The Horns and Hidden Bar, in Fresh Shop over the weekend too. Those up for dancing the night away can take advantage of free entry into both Hydeout and Oceana nightclubs, by registering on their Watford Weekender guest lists.

Thinking about getting fit? Then head over to the Watford YMCA where their community gym is hosting free taster sessions throughout the weekend. Fitness4Less is waiving the joining fee for memberships taken out as part of the Watford Weekender, while Central Leisure Centre is offering a 50% reduction

For something a bit different The Monsoon Restaurant is hosting a special event called Bazaar Asia in the event space next to pond. All weekend you can experience traditional food from the Islamic world, there’s a mini film festival, plus henna tattooists, musicians and poets. Or why not take the opportunity to see behind the scenes at Watford Palace Theatre, who are running a free backstage tour.

Competitions and radio promotions will run in the week leading up to the 1st and 2nd October, featuring prizes donated by town centre businesses, including the chance to win 4 tickets to Jamie Raven Live at Watford Colosseum plus a pre-show meal, a complimentary stay for two at Jury’s Inn and free meals in popular Watford restaurants.

Grab a copy of the Watford Weekender brochure, which will be distributed throughout the High Street for full details on all the offers available. Terms and conditions do apply to many of the offers, so visit the website to find out how you can get involved.

The Watford Weekender has been created by Watford BID, the company funded by town centre businesses and behind the Watford For You brand. Its aim is to encourage more people to visit the town and showcase what the town has to offer.

Jonathan Field, Chair of Watford BID said, “We are really excited to launch our first ‘Watford Weekender’, which brings local businesses together to collectively promote Watford town centre as a great destination for shopping, dining out, leisure and business. We hope the Weekender will become a regular event in the town centre diary, that will grow and grow.”

For further information about Watford BID visit the website Alternatively visit the Watford BID offices at Suite 5 Kings Court, 153 High Street, Watford, WD17 2ER or contact them on 01923 919989 or email

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