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Want to check out the new Bunnings home improvement and gardening store in Milton Keynes? Come along on 8/9 July - £20 to be had! NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Jun-17 11:38:26

We’re working with the team at Bunnings to find 10 MNers (and their partners/ families if they want to bring them along) to go along to the Grand Opening Weekend of its brand new Bunnings Warehouse store in Milton Keynes!

Here's some more info about the new store:

We're looking to find MNers who can visit the store any time over the weekend of 8th or 9th of July (between 11am and 3pm) - and to then report back on a thread on MN. You can stay for as long as you like during the launch event (first Peppa story time is 11am).

This is the first of two grand opening weekend events taking place on 8/9 and 15/16 July with a raft of free family activities. Customers can enjoy face-painting, balloon modelling and even join Peppa Pig & George for a Story Time session (Peppa Pig and George Saturday 8th only, see in store for details).

After the event, we would like all attendees to share their feedback on a thread on Mumsnet - and possibly a photo or comment on twitter or Instagram!

All those who share feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will win a £100 leisure voucher,. Also: each attending family will get a £20 voucher to spend on the day! You will need to make your own way to the store.

If you would like to attend the event, please add your details here. We will be in touch with attendees asap.


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ShintyFartMuscle Fri 30-Jun-17 09:45:01

Do they have sausage sizzles

browneyesblue Fri 30-Jun-17 10:53:20

The ones near us have sausage sizzles smile

GingerKitCat Fri 30-Jun-17 11:29:49

Definitely worth it for any Mnetters in the vicinity of MK! Our two stores are really good smile

confuugled1 Fri 30-Jun-17 11:41:10

I've already signed up for this before seeing the comments but am intrigued by mention of the sausage sizzles - what are they? Thought that Bunnings were like Homebase but with more of the hard stuff (bricks, wood, paint etc) and less of the soft furnishing stuff... Where do sausages come into it ?!?

Ginger782 Fri 30-Jun-17 11:58:50

As an Aussie let me tell you - Bunnings rock. I can only hope your new Bunnings stores are as awesome as ours. I also hope they have sausage sizzles every weekend like the Aussie Bunnings do!!

browneyesblue Fri 30-Jun-17 12:00:22

I think bunnings bought Homebase. They have lots of child friendly things that make it attractive to my kids. They do a sausage sizzle every weekend to raise money for local charities

Ginger782 Fri 30-Jun-17 12:02:44

@confuugled1 BBQ'd sausages, laid diagonally on soft white bread with optional onions and sauce. Every weekend every Bunno's in Australia has a sausage sizzle stand to raise money for different community groups or charities. Even if you don't feel like going to Bunnings, you can be persuaded with the promise of a sausage for $2.50 grin

raspberrysuicide Fri 30-Jun-17 18:36:33

Yes I'm in mk I can go in Saturday

babycakes1010 Fri 30-Jun-17 22:33:20

I'm in mk can do any day smile

Rosie70 Sat 01-Jul-17 01:59:23

Our local Homebase was fab until Bunnings bought it. Now it's a messy dump with none of the nice stuff.

KoalaDownUnder Sat 01-Jul-17 02:35:56

Our local Homebase was fab until Bunnings bought it. Now it's a messy dump with none of the nice stuff. shock

They're doing Bunnings wrong! I live near a humongous Bunnings and it is fabulous.

Umpteenthnamechange Sat 01-Jul-17 06:56:35

Done!!! Select me please!!

Rosie70 Sat 01-Jul-17 07:34:26

Koala - it's still a Homebase in name - maybe that's why? They haven't Bunnings-ised it yet hopefully!

Rosie70 Sat 01-Jul-17 07:40:35

It's now just a grim old warehouse filled with power tools and incinerator bins.They've got rid of all the home decor stuff and the fab Habitat concession. I used to spend a fortune in there but not a penny since it was bought out by Bunnings. Even if they start doing sausage sizzles I doubt I'll be back.

Glastokitty Sun 02-Jul-17 04:45:05

I want a sausage sizzle now! Thankfully I live virtually next to Bunnings.grin

HeyMicky Sun 02-Jul-17 09:48:56

Oh my god. As an Aussie about to redo their garden this is the greatest news! Plus Peppa and sausages - my two year old will never want to leave

MissHC Sun 02-Jul-17 21:17:04

Do they sell Karcher pressure washers? Anyone know the price by any chance? We live about an hours drive away from MK.

Ginger782 Mon 03-Jul-17 19:40:11

You know you can google that? The website tells you they stock also provides phone numbers for stores so you can call and confirm stock and pricing.

Pikmin Tue 04-Jul-17 21:30:36

Had a leaflet through about this weekend and there is a voucher for a free coffee and a free key cut. 😁

Umpteenthnamechange Wed 05-Jul-17 06:17:11

Hi so I have my email invite - who do I go to on the day to say I am here and from the Mumsnet post etc?

DividedKingdom Wed 05-Jul-17 12:27:51

Another Aussie coming on to share my sausage sizzle

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Jul-17 14:48:43


Hi so I have my email invite - who do I go to on the day to say I am here and from the Mumsnet post etc?

Will email you tomorrow

Mummysh0rtlegs Sat 08-Jul-17 18:20:01

I am one of the chosen and went today and can confirm they were having a sausage sizzle grin

Pikmin Sun 09-Jul-17 13:06:02

I wasn't chosen but went anyway, the queue of traffic was huge yesterday so we went this morning, had free ice cream, free tea and coffee, free key cut, also candyfloss. Staff all did well and I was impressed with the charity and community links already set up, and the artwork that was the hands of the people that built the store, really nice touch. Sausage sizzle got a thumbs up. Only things we could think of if we were being critical was the store was hot and I couldn't work out which was their free WiFi network.

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