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The Nature Trail at Bluewater with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Bluewater is delighted to announce the relaunch of their Nature Trail, now in partnership with the classic children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, celebrating 50 years since the book was first published.

To enjoy the trail, little ones can pick up a free trail map in mall and follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed signs to explore the lakes, play areas, bug hotels, stepping logs and hopscotch!

Amidst their adventures, children will also discover an incredible, giant wooden sculpture of The Very Hungry Caterpillar crafted by local sculptor Steven Porchmouth.  There’s also a new spider climbing frame in the heart of the Nature Trail, adding to the host of fun outdoor activities.

Baby Facilities

Got a teeny-tiny shopper to bring with you to Bluewater? Don’t worry – we’ll make it easy with our accessible parent and child facilities. 

Take the lift to the upper level of the Welcome Halls for baby feeding and changing areas. You can also opt to use the parent and child rooms located in the Village toilet area (lower level). What’s more, in The Winter Garden you’ll find a wonderful space complete with a feeding room and bottle warming facilities. There is also a separate room for changing in this area. If you’re out and about, stores such as John Lewis and House of Fraser also provide baby feeding and changing rooms, so there’s always somewhere close by, wherever you are.

Rise and Shine

We’re pleased to work with The Carwash Company throughout our car parks at Bluewater. You can find them in the lower Guildhall Car Park (Red), lower Rose Gallery Car Park (Green) and lower Thames Walk Car Park (Blue). Prices start at just £9.95 to have your car cleaned while you relax and enjoy your shopping trip.

Chargebox mobile phone charging at Bluewater, Kent

Out of Battery?

Bluewater has three ChargeBox® phone charging stations in the mall, ideal for when your battery goes flat at the most inconvenient times. To use a ChargeBox® simply connect your phone, lock the compartment, take your key and relax. ChargeBox® supports most smartphones e.g. iPhone, Blackberry and Samsung, as well as many other brands that charge using the Apple USB and microUSB connectors. Hurrah!

Other Services

Training programmes at Apple

Do more of what you love with inspiring programmes happening every day at Apple. Click here to find out what's going on today and make the most of your technology. Sessions include; Kids Hour: Making movies together, How to: Edit video on Mac and Studio Hours: Video projects plus lots more!



Kids inc. nursery provides childcare and education for babies and young children from the age of three months to five years. Located only a short walk from The Village and a short drive from Greenhithe Station, it’s the perfect place to let us look after your little ones. What’s more, Kids Inc are open all year round from 7.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Christmas week and bank holidays) so you don’t need to worry about finding childcare.


Play Areas

You’ve been shopping, and the kids now need somewhere to blow off some steam. We’ve plenty of room, with play areas located around Bluewater including Playland at the Winter Garden (located outside McDonald’s) and the Bluewater Play Area at The Village (located outside Zizzi’s). There’s also the climbing adventure trail and picnic area which can be found by following the path towards the parklands and lakes through the dazzling Mosaic Gallery Tunnel.


Passport Photo Booth

Need a passport photo? Find our facilities in the Winter Garden to print the photo you need, whether it’s for a passport, driving licence or just for fun!