PAST CAMPAIGN - Park Mall's new Rainbow Bench

Crafted by 15+ community knitters, artists, creators and crochets – our Rainbow Bench features 136 squares that have been individually created during the third National Lockdown before coming together to make this beautiful masterpiece. Symbolising the nation coming together again after what can only be described as a tough start to 2021.

Park Mall invites the Ashford community to appreciate and enjoy this bench over the upcoming summer months. Visit the shopping centre and pose with your friends and family and capture that perfect colourful photo. 


Share a little colour this summer with the help of our Rainbow Bench.

PLUS the chance to WIN £50 to spend in your favourite Park Mall store! 


📸Snap a photo on our rainbow bench 

👇Tag Park Mall in your photos! 

Entries are open until 12pm on Friday 3rd September 2021

Wood ‘n’ Ware

The wooden structure of the Christmas bench was crafted by the local elves from the non-for-profit day service Wood ‘n’ Ware – a talented team who teach woodwork skills, up-cycling and environmental awareness to vulnerable adults.


“At Wood ‘n’ Ware we teach woodwork skills, up-cycling and environmental awareness to vulnerable adults, whilst helping to build their confidence, social networks, enterprise and a sense of community. This project has been a great experience for us all to work on.”

Louisa Bennett, Managing Director at Wood ‘n’ Ware.

The bench was beautifully decorated by Made in Ashford.  The social enterprise that helps support and nurture small creative businesses in Ashford.      

“It has been such an amazing experience watching our rainbow grow and evolve as the masters of the yarniverse knitting and crochet group stitched their squares and sent them in! It is always exciting to put a concept in the hands of other creatives and see what happens! We have all manner of different colours, stitches and yarn types. This has created a very tactile and unique backdrop to some cracking photos already!”

Melissa Dawkins, Director at Made in Ashford


Park Mall Rainbow Bench Competition Terms and Conditions

    1. To enter Park Mall’s Rainbow bench competition, entrants must:
      1. Snap a photo on Park Mall’s Rainbow bench 
      2. Tag Park Mall on social media in their photos 
    2. The competition runs from 12pm on Thursday the 12th August 12pm on Friday 3rd September 2021. Only entries during these dates will be entered into the competition.
    3. This competition is open to all age groups! Whether you are 8 or 80, We can’t wait to see your colourful photos!
    4. After the closing date, 1 winner will be picked at random using a name generator.
    5. 1 lucky winner will then win £50 to spend in one Park Mall store.
    6. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged. 
    7. No cash alternative is available.
    8. The promoter for this competition is Park Mall Shopping Centre, Ashford. 
    9. The prize will be posted or collected in the centre once agreed with the winner via email. 
    10. By entering the promotion, you accept these terms and conditions and agree to participate in any publicity associated with this promotion.  If the entrants fail to agree to these terms and conditions, they will be automatically excluded from the promotion.
    11. Details are correct at the time of publication, but are subject to change without prior notice.
    12. The promoter and partners have arranged this prize draw in good faith and cannot accept liability in any matter relating to the prizes whatsoever.
    13. The entrant’s personal information will only be used by our staff internally, for the purposes of the promotion and will not be passed on to any third parties other than where legally or contractually obliged.