How are your plans going for Mother’s Day so far? Stuck for ideas? There is not long before the 21st of March will be right on your doorstep. Start making plans today and make sure those proposals include a stop by Promenade Mall. Not only will Mother’s Day itself be celebrated on the Wednesday, but those kind folk at the mall know that Moms do such a fab job that they have added an additional day of celebration on Tuesday 20 March to say, “thank you” to Moms for all their efforts.
Awaiting mothers on the ground floor of the main hall in The Promenade will be a sweet smelling flower of deepest crimson, symbolic of how much mothers are loved and appreciated, a gift from The Promenade itself. A single flower for the singular effort made every day being a hands on mom.
For those very few of you unfamiliar with this dynamic mall there is such a variety of things to do at Promenade from sports to beauty and cosmetics, educational and cultural spaces, fun for the kids and adults alike including climbing walls and escape games. Plus with over eighty businesses to wander around, and more coming, there is plenty of shopping to do too. For parents who want to spend the day with their children here it is so much fun and you can discuss what you’ve seen and learnt together over a meal in the food court. For that special cheat day treat you can even enjoy 100% organic, grain fed burgers, safe in the knowledge that it’s a healthier option for you and your children too. But this day only comes around once a year, if you fancy throwing cautious calories to the wind then the gloriously decorous sweets emporium which is Sloan’s, pretty in pinks, covered in crystals and swathed in sugar is a place you should not resist. It is a treat just to look at!
The support for entrepreneurialism by The Promenade in conjunction with Cubical Services can be seen first-hand in the Soapbox area. This is a must-see to show children the example that good ideas are supported and creative passions can become businesses too once like-minded people with talent and vision partner together. What an outstanding example for a mother to share with her children.
Shared story time is often a cherished moment with mother and child and between the hours of 3pm and 5pm over these two days children can enjoy a story read by the people of Haroof who will set up a place specially for children’s reading time on the ground floor of the mall. This literary club was created years ago for people to get together and discuss books and have children attend book readings, and the group regularly meets at Sophia, the bookstore-come-library in Promenade on the M2 floor. Sophia hosts many a cultural event including poetry recitals and musical events, there’s even a piano in there! Sophia will be discounting children’s books on the 20 and 21 of March. That should be an additional incentive to drop by but if you can’t on those days put a mark in your calendar to come in on any other date and browse for a few hours soaking up the atmosphere with your little culture vultures and other bibliophiles!
Because it is not easy finding the time to unwind for just a minute as a mother, The Promenade retailers have provided a few serene moments to be found and enjoyed at various beauty and cosmetics locations. Nail Polish Salon will be doing polish application for mothers passing by, as well as some more offers that you can find out about during your visit. Hand massages from L’Occitane en Provence will be offered between 3 PM and 8 PM and you will have to drop by the boutique to discover the other delightful treats.
Adventurous mommies might like to try the Escape Room or ice skating with your kids on your special day. Promenade Ice will have discounted skating for children who take an Instagram picture and hashtag #promenadeice on either of the two days celebrating mothers. Younger kids can enjoy the padded playground too. If that isn’t sporty enough for you there is even a gym in The Promenade on the top floor where they’ve jokingly scrolled “no men allowed” on the entrance, so not only on Mother’s Day but every day you can enjoy working up a sweat sans maquillage. If hitting the gym hard is not quite your idea of fun but you still like to keep fit and window shopping around the over 10,000 m2 mall isn’t enough, there is a running/walking track on the top level of the mall. It is clearly marked out in blue so if you stay on track you can be sure that you will not literally run into anyone coming out from the Promenade Culture Centre on the same floor.
Moms may like to share cultural moments and discussions with their children as they get older and express more interest in the world around them and the community in which they are growing up. The Cultural Centre hosts some public events that you and your teenagers may be interested in attending together as your kids begin their cultural journeys. If they are visually creative types then you may like to share with them a visit to the Art Gallery on the ground floor where they can discover other cultural forms of expression.
Over the two day celebration of Mother’s Day at The Promenade there will be other special events that mothers and kids can experience together and bond over. Stay on top of social media to see most of what has been planned but nothing beats walking into the mall and discovering these hidden gems of activity, offers and discounts for yourself. Happy Mother’s Day!
For more details on the event visit our events calendar.
The Promenade is located on 3rd Ring Road, Tunis Street, opposite Qadsiya and can be easily accessed by road and public transport system. For more information follow Instagram and Facebook @thepromenadekw or call 2227 7130. For Ice Skating Rink enquiries call 2227 7138. For the culture centre follow Instagram and Facebook @promenadeculturecentre and for further details on Soap Box follow Instagram @soapboxkw.