i quite often go here and enjoy the good variety of shops located around here.
they have toys r us, matalan, currys, KFC, boots, Asda, M&S, Hobby craft, next, and sports world so there are plenty of shops.
the only downside is the traffic and parking, its a nightmare to get into at busier periods
This is a big retail park about a 10-15 minute walk from Tamworth's town centre and just off the A5.
There's loads of free parking as you would probably expect and some decent shops to rival the centre.
I prefer retail parks to town centres if I'm in a rush and haven't got time to be walking across town from shop to shop so I often head over to Ventura if I need a last minute outfit.
The shops aren't ground breaking but they're ok.
Off the top of my head, they include: John Lewis, M&S, Next, Outfit, New Look, Hobbycraft, Blacks, Boots, JJB, Sports Direct, Matalan, Halfords, Homebase and Toys R Us.
I have probably forgotten a few but that's most of them.
There's also a 24-hour Asda, a 24-hour McDonalds, a Costa and a KFC.
The John Lewis sells mainly homewares, there are no clothes or cosmetics.
Would have given this 5 stars if it weren't for the traffic. It is very poorly laid out,
There are 3 areas, sainsburies area. The area around ASDA and the one by M&S. All 3 areas are brilliant except every traffic exit is combined into the same place, rather than being spread out to create an ease of traffic flow.
Great if you fancy parking in one area and walking though I suppose. Does have a lot of decent shops. I would say its Tamworths only decent shopping area.
i love ventura park!! it has some great shops all in one area!! i really love the big asda there!! even though every time i go in it reminds me of an airport haha!! although yes the traffic and the roundabout can be really bad!! there is also plenty of places to eat aswell!! definate worth a visit!!
tamworths shopping park.
there is homebase, halfords, comet, toys r us, motherworld, matalan, hobbycraft,boots, sportsworld, next, rosebys, WHSmiths, kfc, and im sure there are a few more.
also situated in ventura park, are a huge marks and spencers and a 2 storey asda where sharon osbourn recorded one of her adverts - apparantly.
jusy opposite ventura is the jolly sailor retail park, so plenty of shopping opportunities.
ventura also plays host to a burger van and ice cream truck, incase you dont fancy a kfc, or the drive through McDonalds in the jolly sailor retail park.
homebase is a new addition to ventura, and offers a large outside area filled with things for your garden.
toys r us and motherworld has designated parent and child parking outside their stores.
boots is a large store, much bigger than the one in the town centre.
the two main entrances to ventura are quite regularly very busy with traffic, especially at weekends, so it can be a nightmare.
there are plenty of parking spaces available though, with some for the sole purpose of quick parking to use the cash point, situated outside the boots store.
if you need toilets, then there are some in asda, and kfc or mcdonalds, although to get there, you do have to cross a very busy road. there are traffic lights, and a safe crossing though.
really not a fan of Ventura although there are good shops there the traffic is horrendous
really good retail park with an awesome collection of shops but as we all know the traffic situation is awful. if possible go during the week as the traffic is awful. shops include next,asda,comet,currys,homebase,toys r us, m&s, boots, jjb sports, sportsworld, harveys, blacks, hobbycraft
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