Come and meet Dougie Poynter | WHSmith

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10:00 - 21:00

Come and meet McFly’s Dougie Poynter at WHSmith, Meadowhall, Sheffield. Dougie will be signing his latest children’s book Plastic Sucks!

This is a wrist banded event. You will be issued a wrist band when you purchase Plastic Sucks! from WHSmith Meadowhall up to the day of the event.

Suitable for ages 9-11 years.

 

Sunday 22 September from 12pm

 

About the Book

How can YOU help save our planet? This awesome and inspiring guide, written by musician and environmental activist Dougie Poynter, will show you how to get involved in the mission to cut out single-use plastic.

Plastic is everywhere and it sucks. It fills up our oceans, endangers our wildlife and never goes away. So it's time to take action, find ways to cut down our plastic use and help protect our environment. Together we can make a difference!

As a lifelong supporter of environmental causes and a key player in the campaign to ban microbeads in the UK, Dougie is always on the hunt for ways to reduce and replace plastic. This campaigning book, his first solo authored project, draws on his own experiences in the fight against plastic waste – the problems he's encountered and the solutions he's found. It covers the history of plastic, introduces us to some key campaigners and eco entrepreneurs and is full of top tips and infographics.

The clear and easy steps in Plastic Sucks! You Can Make a Difference show us how we can all make small changes and become champions for our planet.

 

About Dougie

Dougie Poynter is a musician, songwriter, designer and author. Dougie has been obsessed with natural history and dinosaurs from the age of three when he visited the Natural History Museum with his mum. He is passionate about the natural world and a keen conservationist, working with charities such as WWF, Greenpeace and Five Gyres. He is committed to cleaning up the planet and was instrumental in the campaign to ban microplastics in the UK.

 

Dougie has been the bass player of the band Mcfly since 2003 and, along with bandmate Tom Fletcher, is behind the bestselling picture book series The Dinosaur That Pooped. Illustrated by Garry Parsons, the series has sold more than 1 million copies. Dougie was also a member of the super-group McBusted and in 2011 was the winner of the jungle set show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

  

 

Terms and conditions:

• The signing will commence from 12pm at WHSmith Meadowhall, Sheffield

• Anyone arriving to the store before 11am will be asked to return at 11am

• This is a wrist band event; you will be issued a wrist band when you purchase Plastic Sucks! from WHSmith Meadowhall, Sheffield

• Alternatively, you can register your interest to reserve a wrist band and a copy of Plastic Sucks!You will be issued a wristband and copy of Plastic Sucks! when you produce your Register Your Interest Ticket. You will need to purchase the wrist band which will include a copy of Plastic Sucks!

• You will not be admitted to queue if you do not have a wrist band

• Due to the anticipated high turnout, please be prepared to queue

• Refreshments will not be available at the event but facilities are available at nearby outlets

• The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day

• To avoid disappointment, we advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time

• A member of staff will be on hand to take a picture of you with Dougie. Please ensure that your phone/camera is fully charged on the day and has enough storage

• There will not be an official photographer present at the event

• Only Plastic Sucks! will be signed. No other merchandise will be signed

• Unfortunately dedications within the book may not be possible

• Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Any accompanying adults will not require a ticket. Due to time and space limitations each child can only be accompanied by one adult and accompanying adults may not be permitted into the event space

• Please note the event may be filmed or photographed, as an attendee you consent to footage or photos of you being used for promotional purposes. If you do not want your photo taken, or that of your children, please let a member of the WHSmith store know

Opening Times

Monday
10:00
-
21:00
Tuesday
10:00
-
21:00
Wednesday
10:00
-
21:00
Thursday
10:00
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21:00
Friday
10:00
-
21:00
Saturday
09:00
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20:00
Sunday
11:00
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17:00

Monday 26 August (Bank Holiday) 10:00 - 20:00 

Oasis Dining Quarter

Meadowhall Shopping Venue Opening times

Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 23:00 

Sunday 10:00 - 21:00

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Meadowhall Centre
Sheffield
S9 1EP
0333 313 2000
  • Car

    Leave Sheffield City Centre along the A61, leading onto the A6109 (M1 North) Brightside Lane. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles. Go straight on at the roundabout with Forgemasters on your right, then turn right at the 4th set of traffic lights.

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Train

    With Meadowhall’s excellent public transport terminals, we’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Bus

    We’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit  travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Tram

    With our excellent public transport terminals, we’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services. Use the Meadowhall South Tinsley stop to enter via Debenhams or the Meadowhall Interchange to enter via Marks and Spencer. For Public Transport information visit Travel South Yorkshire.
    Disabled Access: Information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Bike

    There are cycle routes from both Sheffield and Rotherham. When you do arrive, cycle stands and lockers can be used for peace on mind.

    -We have dedicated cycle paths linking the Centre to both Sheffield and Rotherham as well as Transpennine routes 6, 62 and Five Weirs Walk.
    -Cycle stands and cycle lockers are located adjacent to the cycle path near the Oasis Dining Quarter entrance and children’s outdoor play area.
    -Further  cycle stands are located at the lower High Street entrance of Orange Zone 1 car park (near the Argos store) and in the Passenger Transport Interchange adjacent to the bus parking bays.

Facilities

View and download Meadowhall's Mall Guide here. 

To view Meadowhall's Visitor Code of Conduct please click here.

We have 7 cash machine points located throughout the Centre.

For the little ones, we have various bottle warming facilities around the centre. Find them at House of Fraser, Debenhams, Next, Pizza Express, The Oasis Dining Quarter and more. Check the mall guide in-centre for a full list of where you can find our bottle warming facilities.

Meadowhall has over 12,000 free car parking spaces. There are 350 disabled spaces available. Please head to Orange Zone 1 for the disabled spaces closest to Shopmobility.

Motorcycle parking in lower red, lower pink and yellow car parks, as well as orange zone 4 car park.

We also offer over 200 parent and child spaces which can be found across Meadowhall car parks except zones 3 and 4.

Please note our car parks are monitored to ensure instructions are followed for disabled and parent and child spaces. Failure to comply with parking terms conditions may result in a Parking Charge Notice.

Car Park height restrictions are 2.1 mtrs or 6’10” across all car parks with the exception of the Orange Zone Car Parks.  There is no height restriction on the Orange Zone Car Parks.

Charge your car at our free electric car charging points. Only located in the Orange Zone Car Park 2 (near to the Next Entrance).

 

Located in the Management Suite Corridor, Oasis Entrance.

Located in the Toilet corridors across the Centre. For full list of Baby Change Facilites throughout the centre click here

Monster Play Outdoor Play Area

Venture outdoors where the little ones can explore cargo nets, walk the plank or try a bit of calming music on a giant xylophone.

PLEASE NOTE: The play area will be closed from 29 April for renovations re-opening this summer 2019.

Mini & Me Play Area

Located in The Lanes, ages 3 and under can play at their leisure at our indoor soft play area.

Available within the Management Suite for members of the public. Please contact Careline on 0333 313 2000 for the Quiet Room opening times and terms and conditions of use.

Regus Express Business Lounge is bookable by the hour for any meetings you have arranged, or if you simply require a few hours at a desk. Call 0870 880 8484 for more information.

 

Our free entry Mini & Me soft play area is located at The Lanes, next to The Oasis Dining Quarter. The play area is for ages 3 years and below with parental supervision (required). 

Open from: 

  • Mon -Fri: 9am to 8.45pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 7.45pm 
  • Sundays: 10am to 4.45pm

​Children will be required to remove their shoes when using the play area. 

 

We have toilets located near The Oasis Dining Quarter, Debenhams, Argos and Timpsons.

To help you find your way around see our Mallguide.

Services

Come back to a gleaming car after a day's shopping. We have three dedicated valeting centres conveniently placed within the Pink, Red and Yellow car parks.

We have charging pods located at seating areas at various points throughout the centre.

Many of our stores have their own Click and Collect service.

The no-fuss way to send, return or collect your parcels. Located at the Customer Service desk in The Lower High Street, adjacent to Wilko and Argos. Click here for more info.

Gift cards and information, first aid, push chair hire and interpreter services are available. Visit one of our Customer Service desks located on either The Lower High Street adjacent to Wilko and Argos or the Upper Arcade, near Zara and the main entrance.

Located within the Meadowhall Management Suite.

Give the perfect gift, valid across 250 stores. Available at the Upper Arcade Customer Services desk, Lower High Street Customer Service Desk adjacent to Wilko and Argos  or online.

Located within the Meadowhall Management Suite.

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Accessibility

A height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a hoist system, space for the disabled person and up to two carers, a privacy curtain and a non-slip floor. Situated just off the lower Oasis Dining Quarter.

To view detailed accessibility information to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, click here to go to DisabledGo.com

Available at The Shop Mobility Customer Services Desk at the Argos Entrance (Pushchairs suitable for children aged 1-2 years - 2 forms of I.D are required to hire, 1 with full address details).

Don't struggle around, we offer accompanied shopping or we have a number of wheelchairs and self drive scooters you can borrow. Just make sure you bring along 2 pieces of ID, one with your home address on. You'll need to call us beforehand to book your scooter as we want to make sure we have one available when you need it. We have 350 disabled parking spaces, head to Orange car park for those nearest the Shopmobility Desk outside Argos. Please note Shopmobility has relocated to Lower High Street, adjacent to Argos. We're proud to be working in conjunction with Parkgate Mobility. Note: Wheelchairs and scooters are subject to availability. If you'd like more info, call our careline on 0333 313 2000 or email us. To view detailed accessibility information to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, click here to go to DisabledGo.com