A shopping trip to Kildare Outlet Village is always a treat even though it’s a bit of a drive away from Belfast, but McCombs Coaches are making it easier for us all this Winter. In the run up to Christmas they are extending their regular coach trips from Belfast and heading to Kildare every Saturday and with a Wednesday VIP trip in December.
The luxury McCombs coaches are comfortable and make the journey relaxing and hassle free, and along with the good value price (£25), you’ll get a VIP 10% off discount booklet to help your shopping fun at Kildare! They are also running a Christmas VIP trip in December (£30) with access to the VIP lounge for a glass of prosecco and also the use of handsfree shopping; so basically you shop and leave your purchases in the shop, then collect everything you’ve bought at reception before you board the coach. Perfect for the serious shoppers, and there were certainly a few on our coach; I’d estimate 10 bags of Cath Kidston alone from one couple!
Kildare Village is a beautiful outlet shopping experience at any time of the year, but at Christmas the whole complex is lit up with thousands of twinkly lights, and this year it’s dotted with reindeers in woolly jumpers. All it needs is a Disney style hourly snowfall to be blasted from the rooftops to complete the effect.
There are plenty of places to eat in Kildare these days since it’s recent expansion. We enjoyed a delicious stew with mash and a chicken pie, roast potatoes and veg in Le Pain Quotidien. It’s definitely worth heading here for a mid afternoon feast to refuel before that final hour or so shopping. Our coach left at 5pm, so you’ll need lunch/dinner.
This chocolate lover headed straight to Lily O’Briens armed with a gift voucher and the VIP discount card to prepare for total indulgence.
If you fancy a day out and would love to get a Xmas shopping bargain then this is perfect for you.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DATES NOW AVAILABLE:
November: 19th, 26th
December: 3rd, 10th, 17th
Post Christmas: Thursday 29th December
VIP CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DATE:
For further information about the shops and restaurants at Kildare Village, visit www.kildarevillage.com
Thanks to McCombs for the day trip and the folks at Kildare Village for looking after us!
By Jeff Meredith