​The Summer Holidays have just begun, this means weeks of fun and family time with the kids!

Just in case that next school term creeps up on you, we’ve checked out the best places in Ashford Town Centre to pick up some great quality school supplies, so all it’ll take is a quick trip to town.


You can’t be there to answer those tough questions in class, but what you can do is prep them with some great stationery to see them through the rest of the year.

Priory Print & Stationery has everything you need to stock up their pencil cases. With a collection of kids stationery, coloured pens, pencils & kids chalks, plus everything from ball-points, highlighters and fountain pens, there’s not much you won’t find at Priory Print in Middle Row.

Priory even stock fantastic art supplies for those studying creative subjects or simply love to draw and paint in their spare time.

School Uniform Essentials

There are plenty of great retailers available in Ashford town centre where you can pick up the kids those much needed uniform essentials.

BHS has a wide selection of back to school clothing, including kids shoes from just £14 and cardigans from just £5 which is great value for money when it comes to active and growing little people!

Marks & Spencer also offer a great selection of kids uniform with fantastic benefits! Including crease resistant fabrics, triple action Storm-wear, which repels water and stains, plus real leather shoes with freshfeet technology to ensure their school shoes last longer!

M&S also offer an ordering service for name tapes which you can order via your mobile phone with a simple text message. The iron on tapes are available for £5 for 50, you can also order them for shoes too, just £3 for 5 pairs.

There are also some great bargains in The Entertainer toy shop in The County Square Shopping Centre. How about brightening up the kids school-uniforms with one of these great 3D backpacks, now just £7.50 each!

Why not send the kids back to school this year having learnt a new skill? Perhaps even with a hand-made pencil-case! Check out the kid’s classes available with Emporia now on our blog page.

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