Celebrating International Women's Day

Women having fun shopping together on International Women's Day at Thrift Park Shopping Centre

International Women’s Day, on March 8th, is an annual celebration to recognize and appreciate the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women across the world. This day also raises awareness of the importance of gender equality. It is a day that has been gaining momentum since its beginning, with the first gathering recorded in 1911.

Thrift Park are joining in the celebrations of International Women’s Day with the chance to win a $100 Green Bamboo Massage Voucher by entering our Facebook competition. All you have to do is tag a friend that is deserving of this prize and like the Thrift Park Facebook Page to be in the draw.

There are other ways to get involved in the celebration of International Women’s Day and our top suggestions are as follows:

Make a day of it

Gather your girlfriends, mum, sisters, grandma and plan a ladies day out. Head to Thrift Park for a coffee and tasty lunch at Caffeine Bean, Thrift Park Pies and Cakes or Plantation Coffee and spend some time celebrating achievements, remembering milestones and discussing future plans and endeavours.

Organise a luncheon

If you prefer to host your own party to celebrate International Women’s Day, then stock up on fresh produce and all your catering needs at Woolworths at Thrift Park. Discover a range of food platters at the deli to cater for any number of guests, from wrap platters to antipasto options – your guests will well and truly be catered for. Don’t forget to grab a few bottles of sparkling from BWS to celebrate the day also.

Head to an event

International Women’s Day sees the rise of new events every year, worldwide. From conferences, awards nights, festivals, and fun runs - to corporate events and concert performances, there are many ways in which to get involved. You can head to www.internationalwomensday.com and search for events in your local town or city to find out more information.

So, how will you celebrate International Women’s Day this year?

Valentine's Day Date Ideas with Thrift Park

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you are struggling to think of date ideas, Thrift Park is here to ease the burden of deciding how to celebrate with your loved one. To save you hours of brainstorming and stress, here are our tips to spoil your partner without breaking the bank!


Good old-fashioned picnic

A well-planned picnic with attention to detail will never go out of fashion, nor will it disappoint your partner. Pick a spot that has some significance for you as a couple. Perhaps you met at this place or had a few dates there. Picking somewhere sentimental adds that extra element of romance! To ensure your picnic has all the necessities and more; head to Woolworths to stock up on fresh picnic supplies so no-one goes hungry. Don’t forget that chilled bottle of champagne from BWS for that added ‘sparkle’. 


Book a massage 

Sometimes the best gift you can give your partner is the gift of relaxation! Modern-day living can be stressful and time consuming with limited time for rest and relaxation. If you think your partner could do with some much needed ‘me’ time, consider purchasing a voucher from Green Bamboo Massage for a well-deserved massage and pampering. If you’re not one to want to miss out, consider making it a date and buy two massage vouchers! Follow up your date with a nice lunch and coffee at Caffeine Bean for the ultimate date! 


Movie and take away 

Take a step back in time and pick a movie the old-fashioned way at the Video Ezy kiosk. Pick from a range of new blockbusters or old-fashioned classics you can nestle in on the couch and watch with your partner. Take a night off from cooking and choose your favourite take away so you can both relax and unwind. Thrift Park has you covered when it comes to take-away options including tasty pizzas from Crunch Gourmet Pizzasandwich artistry from Subway, fresh sushi from Sushi Sushi and delectable pastry options from Thrift Park Pies & CakesNo taste bud will be left disappointed! 


Gifts from the heart

Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are found together. If you are wanting to find a perfect gift for your partner, why not head into Fantastic Gifts & Homewares and spend some time browsing for something they would love, without having to break the bank. With so many homeware and gift options, you are both bound to find something you love. 


Feeling lucky?

If Valentine’s Day has you feeling lucky, head into Thrift Park Sub News and pick up a Tattslotto ticket. Who knows, you could be the next big winner and a trip to Destination HQ to plan your next getaway could be on the cards!  


So, come on down to Thrift Park this Valentine’s Day! 

Christmas Made Easy At Thrift Park



Christmas is upon us yet again and the retailers at Thrift Park are ready to help you get sortedWhether you’re hosting Christmas at your house this year and looking for fresh, quality produce, searching for some nifty gifts for family and friends or planning the ultimate Christmas getawayThrift Park has you covered!


Free Christmas Craft Activities 

Bring the kids along to Thrift Park and join us for some free Christmas craft activities between 11am and 2pm on the 6th, 7th and 8th of December. Kids can colour in their own Santa hat, Christmas stocking or Christmas bag to take home. 

View the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/730946460740332/


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Back To School Basics At Thrift Park

Mother and child holding hands on first day back at school


Now that summer holidays are in full swing, it’s that time of year when our attention turns from backyard cricket and beach trips to back to school preparations! The task at hand and shopping lists can seem overwhelming and before you know it, it’s the first day of term! It can be a frantic time ensuring your kids have all they need for a new school year. Thrift Park is a great place to get organized and start your back to school shopping. Follow our handy tips for a stress-free and smooth transition from the holidays to the start of a new school year


Prepare a list 

Before you head to the shops, it is wise to take a few moments to compile a list of all the items you need for each child. Find out what stationary they need, whether they need a new lunch box or water bottleif they need to supply their own workbooks and pencil cases. Check your cupboards for any of these items so you can reuse, otherwise add them to your list. Located at Thrift Park, Woolworths and Fantastic Home & Gifts have a great range of stationery supplies and are your go-to store for lunch boxes and water bottles. 


Prepare convenient and healthy snacks

School mornings can be a crazy time preparing school lunches and getting kids out of the door in time. Taking some time during the holidays to plan out some healthy and quick lunch box snacks will pay dividends when it comes to saving time in the mornings. You can even prepare snacks ahead and pop in the freezer for when they are needed! Woolworths have some great ideas for healthy lunch box snacks here. Baker's Delight also have some great recipes for inspiration at their website here

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Keep Cool At Thrift Park Shopping Centre This Summer!


We've created 6 top tips to help you and your family beat the heat this summer with Thrift Park Shopping Centre!


  1. Visit Terry White Chemmart to pick up some sunscreen to protect you for the outdoor activities you’ll be doing throughout summer! If you’ve accidentally stayed in the sun for a little too long, you can pick yourself up some after-sun cooling gel to take the heat out of any burn and moisturiser to keep your skin feeling good.

  2. Purchase a variety of fresh summer fruits from Woolworths to make a fruit salad, or better yet – poke a stick through some and place in the freezer for 2+ hours to make some delicious fruit pops!

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