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What's on in store?

A fun day out for the whole family.

  • Cheryl Lumley

    Upcycling at IKEA!

    IKEA FAMILY member exclusive

    Make a night of it at IKEA with an upcycling craft session ran by creative junkie Cheryl Lumley. Enjoy a meal* in our restaurant, followed by the time and space to enjoy some making and creating. 

    You’ll be given a theme and all the materials to get creative by adding a personal twist to everyday objects. 

    By adding value to an object you’re giving it a whole new lease of life and ultimately saving it from an early throw-away into landfill. It’s about repurposing, upcycling, learning new techniques, trying out tools you’ve never tried before, meeting new people and giving yourself a little me-time. 

    Sessions cost £10 per person and include a meal, drink and all craft materials. Payable on arrival in cash on the night.

    *1 portion of 10 meatballs/veggieballs with mash/chips is included in ticket price
    **Drink included in ticket price will be tea/filter coffee or a refillable soft drink

  • Chopping board covered with various roasted lettuces, avocados, mozzarella, cabbage

    Better Living Event

    Join us for a series of events that will provide you with ideas and inspiration for how to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home, whether that’s saving you money, saving you time or just making your everyday life that little bit better.

    Botanical Bar
    Take a seat at our pop-up bar where we’ll be serving delicious botanical mocktails to show you just how much you can do with your summer herbs. We’ll drink to that.
    Saturday 25th May, Sunday 26th May, Tuesday 28th May, Thursday 30th May, Saturday 1st June & Sunday 2nd June, 12pm - 4pm

    Gardenless growing
    No garden? No problem. Get hands on in this session and learn about hydroponics – the art of growing veggies and herbs without soil. Plus, pick some tasty recipes for your first crop. Salad never tasted so good.
    Wednesday 29th May, 12pm - 3pm

    Sustainable trail
    Fun for all the family but especially the little ones. Keep the kids entertained whilst you shop with our sustainable trail. Tick off the checkpoints and reveal the hidden word. 
    Available all week, 25th May - 2nd June

  • Boxes on a shelf with seeds inside

    Waste not, want not
    Fed up with food waste? Us too. So, join us for a series of high-energy cookery demonstrations that will inspire you to make mouth-watering meals from your leftovers. It’s time to get creative.
    Tuesday 28th May, 12pm - 3pm

    Container cuisine
    Discover how to save time and money in the kitchen with some clever thinking when it comes to food storage. We’ll lift the lid on the nation’s food waste and plastic use and will serve up some tasty treats along the way.
    Saturday 25th May, 12pm - 3pm

    From waste to pride of place
    Unlock your creativity and give a new lease of life to an unloved piece of furniture. Our demonstrations will show you just how easy it is to upcycle using textiles, paint and just a little bit of imagination. Come join the nation in customisation.
    Thursday 30th May, 12pm - 3pm

  • Visiting with the family?

    We've got you covered!

    Enjoy our Childrens Tuna Pasta Bake served with a pot of veg for just £2.10.

    There is even more benefits in our restaurant too;

     - Free fruit with every children's meal
     - Free cereal for children with every adult's breakfast
     - Free vegetable portion with every children's meal in the restaurant
     - Breast Feeding area in the restaurant
     - Free baby food
     - Children's play area in the restaurant
  • Slow Shopping

    Slow Shopping at IKEA Gateshead

    Slow Shopping aims to support those in the community who find it challenging to go shopping. They may have young children or live with a visible, invisible, cognitive or intellectual disability, this may also include their family, friends and carers.

    This is a time where customers can feel confident that they can go shopping, there will be chairs to sit on and support if they need it.

    Can also offer an “at table” service during Slow Shopping which is very helpful for customers and those with carers. 

    Every Tuesday: 6pm-8pm

    Every Wednesdays: 10am-12pm

    (Excluding School Holidays)


    Kitchen planning at IKEA Gateshead

    At IKEA Gateshead, we want to help you create your dream kitchen and to make your every day better. Our kitchen planning specialists will help and guide you through planning a space that works best for you, and your life at home.

    All we ask is that you bring your measurements with you to help us create an inspirational kitchen solution which suits your needs.

    In-Store kitchen planning is free of charge.

    Alternatively, We can send one of our home planning team out to measure and design your dream kitchen from the comfort of your home

    Home planning service is available for only £40 or an Exclusive IKEA FAMILY price of £20