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Metro Bank gets creepy crafty for kids Halloween weekend

20th October 2020

  • Spook-tacular event to be held across Metro Bank stores on Saturday 24 October and Sunday 25 October 2020
  • Kids will be able to make their crafts in store where it’s safe to do so, or at home

This weekend on Saturday 24 October and Sunday 25 October, Metro Bank, the UK’s community bank, will be hosting its annual Halloween event, inviting children and their families to take part in a craft activity which can be completed in store where it’s safe to do so, or at home.

Between 12pm – 4pm on both days every child who visits a Metro Bank store will be given a free goody bag full of spooky surprises1 and may even get the chance to meet the bank’s fun-loving mascot, Metro Man, dressed ready to celebrate in his bat wings. The family craft event will be taking place in the majority of Metro Bank stores (participating store list below).

Metro Bank is known for its family-friendly approach to banking and this year celebrated its 10th birthday since opening its first store – as the first high street bank to open in more than 100 years. In the past decade the bank has helped kids make over 600,000 crafts – from Easter bunny ears to festive stockings – at the bank’s regular family events.

Metro Bank also champions financial education and wellbeing, delivering its free financial education programme for schools and youth groups in Key Stage 2 and 3. The bank is proud to have educated more than 203,000 kids through Money Zone since launching the programme.

Ian Walters, Managing Director, Distribution at Metro Bank says: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming families into our stores for our annual Halloween kids craft event. Social distancing remains in place, and we’ll be taking health and safety precautions. Families can enjoy our free crafts in store where it is safe to do so, or to take them away and have fun at home. We’re looking forward to creating some autumn fun for our younger customers, and we wish all of our communities a Happy Halloween.”

Metro Bank serves more than two million customer accounts with 77 stores across the country. Stores are open seven days a week2, early until late, and are renowned for their family and pet-friendly approach.

All Metro Bank stores are operating alongside social distancing guidelines, with a number of health and safety measures in place to keep customers and colleagues safe.

Notes to Editors

1Available while stocks last

2Some store opening times have been temporarily reduced during the pandemic. For a full list of Metro Bank stores see: https://www.metrobankonline.co.uk/store-locator/

 

The Halloween craft event will be held at the majority of Metro Bank stores:

Store Name

Address

Ashford

High Street, Ashford, TN24 8SA

Aylesbury

Friars Square, Aylesbury, HP20 2SP

Basildon

Eastgate Centre, Basildon, SS14 1HH

Basingstoke

Festival Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7LD

Bath

Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1QB

Bexleyheath

The Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath, DA6 7JN

Birmingham

85-88 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7TE

Borehamwood

Borehamwood Shopping Park, Borehamwood, WD6 4PR

Brighton

North Street, Brighton, BN1 1ZA

Bristol

Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3HB

Bromley

High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EG

Cambridge

Christ's Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3BZ

Canterbury

St George’s Street, Canterbury, CT1 2SR

Chelmsford

High Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1BE

Chiswick

Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 2ED

Clapham High Street

Clapham High Street, Clapham, SW4 7TG

Clapham Junction

St John’s Road, Clapham, SW11 1PN

Colchester

High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DB

Crawley

Queens Square, Crawley, RH10 1HA

Croydon

Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon, CR0 1TY

Ealing

The Townhouse, The Broadway, Ealing, W5 5JN

Earl’s Court

Cromwell Road, Greater London, SW5 9GA

Eastbourne

The Beacon, Terminus Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3NW

Edgware

The Mall, Edgware, HA8 7BD

Enfield

Market Chambers, Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AA

Epsom

High Street, Epsom, KT19 8DR

Fulham Broadway

Fulham Retail Centre, Fulham, SW6 1BW

Guildford

North Street, Guildford, GU1 4TE

Hammersmith

Kings Mall, King Street, London, W6 0QB

Harrow

St Anns Shopping Centre, Harrow, HA1 1AS

Hemel Hempstead

Marlowes Centre, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DX

High Wycombe

Eden Walk, High Wycombe, HP11 2AW

Holborn

One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA

Hounslow

High Street, Hounslow, TW3 1BL

Ilford

High Road, Ilford, IG1 1BY

Kensington High Street

Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 7RG

King's Road

King’s Rd, London, SW3 5UA

Kingston

Clarence Street, Kingston, KT1 1NP

Liverpool

Paradise Street, Liverpool, L1 3EU

Liverpool Street

Bishopsgate, City of London, EC2M 7PP

Luton

Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ

Maidstone

Week Street, Maidstone, ME14 1RN

Manchester

Market Street, Manchester, M1 1WR

Merry Hill

50 Two Woods Lane, Brierley Hill, DY5 1TA

Milton Keynes Midsummer

Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BB

Milton Keynes Oakgrove

Babbage Gate, Milton Keynes, MK10 9SU

Newbury

Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1AE

Northampton

Abington Street, Northampton, NN1 2AN

Orpington

Nugent Retail Park, Orpington, BR5 3RP

Oxford

Queen Street, Oxford, OX1 1EJ

Peterborough

Long Causeway, Peterborough, PE1 1YJ

Piccadilly

Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 8AU

Putney

Putney High Street, Putney, SW15 1SR

Reading

Broad Street Mall, Reading, RG1 7QA

Romford

Waterloo Road, Romford, RM1 1AU

Sheffield

Fargate, Sheffield, S1 2HE

Slough

Farnham Road, Slough, SL1 3TA

Solihull

High Street, Solihull, B91 3SR

Southall

Hayes Bridge Retail Park, Southall, UB4 0RH

Southampton

West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton, SO15 1QD

Southend

The Victoria Centre, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2NG

St Albans

St Peter's Street, St Albans, AL1 3ED

Staines

Two Rivers Retail Park, Staines-Upon-Thames, TW18 4WB

Sutton

High Street, Sutton, SM1 1JF

Swindon

Regent Street, Swindon, SN1 1JQ

Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7QF

Tunbridge Wells

Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2TB

Uxbridge

The Pavilions Shopping Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1JP

Watford

High Street, Watford, WD17 2DQ

Wimbledon

Wimbledon Bridge House, Wimbledon, SW19 7NW

Windsor

Peascod Street, Windsor, SL4 1DP

Wolverhampton

Dudley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3EY

Wood Green

High Road, London, N22 6EB