Dalton Park is extending its opening hours to support retailers and give shoppers more time to get everything they need for Christmas.

It will reopen on Wednesday 2nd December and stores will be able to operate until 7pm every week day up to and including Wednesday 23rd December. Those already signed up to take part include Adidas, Lindt, Molton Brown, Next Outlet and M&S Outlet.

Weekend trading hours will be 9:30am to 6pm on Saturdays and 10:30am to 16:30pm on Sundays, and on Christmas Eve the centre will be open from 9am until 4pm.

The extended opening hours will mean that people can shop at a time that is convenient for them and allow Dalton Park to manage shopper numbers to keep everyone safe.

All the safety measures remain in place including a keep left system, increased cleaning and hygiene, hand sanitisation points across the centre and reduced capacity.

Jerry Hatch, Dalton Park’s Centre Manager, said: “We have taken the decision to extend our opening hours, not only to support our wonderful retailers but also to give everyone that experience of being able to enjoy some Christmas shopping.

“Our Christmas decorations were installed earlier this month and we’ve missed sharing the start of our Christmas period with guests. The centre is beginning to feel very festive, and we know people will have an enjoyable shopping experience when visiting Dalton Park.”

Morrisons’ new supermarket opened its doors at Dalton Park on Thursday 26th November. It is open until 10pm Monday to Saturday.