Located within the heart of Cramlington this is a popular place to shop with a good selection of stores. I say good, not excellent, as there are a few gaps - it could do with a book/DVD/CD store as the selection in the supermarkets is limited to current hits and new releases.
There are toilets in Sainsburys, by the exit near Johnsons the dry cleaners and down near Asda. Of the three, I recommend avoiding the ones near Asda as they often smell unpleasant!
The car parking is free, with plenty of spaces at the Sainsbury and the Asda end, but the car parks are regularly patrolled and there is a three hour time limit and a no-return policy. Mind you don't get caught out as they do enforce it!
ATMs are spread through the centre - Sainsburys, Barclays and the Co-op have machines outside and inside Northern Rock, HSBC, Halifax and Lloyds have them so you're never far from one.
At the time of writing the centre is decorated for Christmas and Santas's postbox is popular with the children!
Mannor walks is a thriving local mall which is very popular amonst locals and the surrounding areas. There is a medium sized ASDA and Sainsburys store and due to be a M&S simply food opening in 2014.
There is 80 shops overall in the mall. The shops are fairly good there is the usual Greggs, boots, HSBC, Barclays and other well known retailers. The mall has not been able to keep up with the times though. Unfortuntaly it feels rather dated, South mall is newer though and more modern.
However it's encouraging that the old Focus/B&M store has been knocked down and going to be a large shopping complex, M&S, Dunlem mill, PCworld/Currys coming soon.
So in conclusion, fairly good mall nothing like metro centre or Eldon square but perfectly adqate.
Manor Walks is a great mall for shopping or for browsing. It has much improved in the last few years and is particularly lovely since the smoking ban.
There are grocery stores at either end of the mall: asda and Sainsburys. Between them there is a range of stores including Peacocks, Dorothy Perkins, Wilkinsons, Claire's, M and Co, Card Warehouse, yorkshire Trading Company and many more.
My particular favourite stores are Yorkshire Trading where you can get just about anything you could imagine at a very cheap price.
The mall has a couple of cafes, the main one being right in the middle of the mall. It sells toasties, cakes, muffins, coffee, cold drinks and ice-cream. An cookies and cream milkshake drink is absolutely gorgeous although it looks like dishwater!
There is also a top class cafe at the Sainsbury end of the mall: it has a mock Italian feel to it and serves super-duper icecream, teas and stuff!
There is a dry cleaning store, a few banks including Barclays. Cash-points, seats at regular intervals and at least three main exit points.
I would say the staff here need to change the music they play to shoppers as often as it can get annoying to hear the same songs over and over again!
This shopping centre has a variety of shops in it, as well as a fairly large sainsburys and an asda it also has jewerlly shops, show shops, poundworld, home bargaing yorkshire trading company and many more. The little shop across from asda does lovely sandwichs. The car park attached to it is large and the shopping centre itself is warm and well lit. A good place to go when you want to be indoors shopping but dont want to go anywhere as busy as the town or the metro centre
This shop is fantastic. You can park in the main car park and wonder round the rest of the shops but you must call in here. Stocks everything from oven cleaner to curtain rails and toiletries. Have a wide selection of paints and paint products. Can get quite busy on the checkouts and not much room for queuing.
an average shopping centre for a small town, with some big name stores like asda, boots, sainsburys, samuels, claires accessories etc. There are a number of banks as well as a couple of cafes. Parking can prove problematic at weekends and near Xmas. There are some disabled and parent & child spaces, but they are few. There are toilets and baby change facilities at each end of the shopping centre.