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    Holme Lane, Hillsborough S6 4JR
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    Camping, Tents, Caravanning, Awnings, Walking, Hiking, Cycling, Outdoor Leisure, Towbars, Towing

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  1. Santa Claus will be back in his grotto within Hillsborough’s biggest Outdoor Leisure Superstore this December, with a free gift for kids aged 12 and under! No purchase necessary to meet Santa - this popular event is completely free Established 1967, Towsure’s Outdoor Superstore has much more than the caravanning and camping gear it is renowned for. Winter brings an impressive Christmas store with trees, lights, decorations, gifts & more. There’s bikes for kids and adults – You can reserve for just a £10/10% deposit and collect up to Xmas Eve, with bike servicing in store too. Warm clothing and footwear – from dog-walking to hill walking, Towsure has it all wrapped up! There’s food and feeders for birds – keeping wildlife fed through winter, plus heaters, Calor gas & logs to keep you warm too. Inside the showroom is the highly rated 50 seat Base Camp Café (a contender in the Sheffield Star's best cafe awards) serving Christmas Turkey Lunches from 12:00-2:00pm whilst the grotto is open, and home cooked food daily so you can have a sit down meal – you may need it after walking around the large store! Even if you don't fancy a full meal, grown-ups get a FREE mince pie and mulled wine with any store purchase. FREE PARKING & EASY TRANSPORT ACCESS Parking is free and being opposite the Malin Bridge tram terminus, public transport access is easy Santa will be in his grotto in-store on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December from 11am-3:00pm - full details on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/578097969327193/
  2. The popular free Santa's Grotto in Towsure, Holme Lane, Hillsborough is open again this coming weekend Kids can come and meet Father Christmas in his grotto within Hillsborough’s biggest Outdoor Leisure Superstore this December, with a FREE GIFT for kids aged 12 and under – and a free mince pie and mulled wine for the grown-ups with any store purchase (no purchase necessary for Santa's Grotto) Santa's Grotto is open between 11am-3pm on Sat 16th & Sun 17th December Established 1967, Towsure’s Outdoor Superstore has much more than the caravanning and camping gear it is renowned for. Winter brings an impressive Christmas store with trees, lights, decorations, gifts & more. There’s bikes for kids and adults – You can reserve from just £10 deposit and collect up to Xmas Eve, with bike servicing in store too. Warm clothing and footwear – from dog-walking to hill walking, Towsure has it all wrapped up! There’s food and feeders for birds – keeping wildlife fed through winter, plus heaters, Calor gas & logs to keep you warm too. Inside the showroom is the highly rated 50 seat Base Camp Café serving home cooked food daily so you can have a sit down meal – you may need it after walking around the large store! FREE PARKING & EASY TRANSPORT ACCESS Parking is free and being opposite the Malin Bridge tram terminus, public transport access is also easy Grotto hours 11-3: Store opening hours 9-5:30 (10-4 Sundays) https://www.facebook.com/events/2061857997379335/
  3. Old thread I know but we found Nova Electronics through this thread and wanted to add our two penn'orth. We had a Dorma automatic door that stopped working, would have cost in 4 figures to replace - and Dorma wanted a fortune to even send a tech out to just look at it - and we'd already been advised that spares for the model were classed as "obsolete". We pulled out the control box, popped it to Nova and within a week, at great value, they'd repaired it and it now works perfectly again. It's thanks to searching this forum for electronics repair that we found Nova, so for anyone else who may in the future be searching for electronics repair in Sheffield, we have no qualms about giving them a 100% positive review for their know-how and service
  4. Santa comes to Towsure Hillsborough, Saturday 3rd December - FREE! Santa Claus will be in his grotto within Hillsborough’s biggest Outdoor Leisure Superstore this December, with a free gift for kids aged 10 and under – and a free mince pie and mulled wine for the grown-ups! Established 1967, Towsure’s Outdoor Superstore has much more than the caravanning and camping gear it is renowned for. Winter brings an impressive Christmas store with trees, lights, decorations, gifts & more. There’s bikes for kids and adults – You can reserve for just £10 deposit and collect up to Xmas Eve, with bike servicing in store too. Warm clothing and footwear – from dog-walking to hill walking, Towsure has it all wrapped up! There’s food and feeders for birds – keeping wildlife fed through winter, plus heaters, Calor gas & logs to keep you warm too. Inside the showroom is the highly rated 50 seat Base Camp Café serving home cooked food daily so you can have a sit down meal – you may need it after walking around the large store! FREE PARKING & EASY TRANSPORT ACCESS Parking is free and being opposite the Malin Bridge tram terminus, public transport access is easy More Christmas events are planned – visit www.towsure.com to find out more. Santa will be in his grotto in-store on Saturday 3rd December from 11am-3:30pm
  5. Hi, thanks all for your replies and it highlights what we originally thought, that there isn't an easy option with a store our size - a smaller floor area would be easier to manage allowing well behaved dogs. Whilst some of the ideas would be lovely, like the doggy creche in-store, it wouldn't be practical sadly - shame as I'd love to volunteer for a stint - having handled plenty of rescue runs with dogs of varying temperaments I can see there are far too many unknowns and potential issues. Similarly my experience (as a staff member, not company owner) with having transported dogs makes me uncomfortable with crates - I'd want to disinfect after each use with Virkon or similar and that's not, in practice, practical. Especially with the recent case mentioned in the news of store-bought pups carrying parvo, unknown to their new owners - it would be awful if one of these crates passed on the virus. I like the "mother and doggy" space though...I think this might be a work in progress from the initial simple option of 2 tethering points and a water bowl near a low wall by our front canopy. Or perhaps we can make this something a little nicer for someone to sit with their dog, going forward... You're quite right of course - "guide dogs" was just one of those turns of phrase, like "road tax" or "hoovering" with a vax. We often have assistance dogs visit, and the occasional trainee police dog getting used to different, populated places
  6. Hi, we're after a little bit of advice from any outdoors-loving dog owners. Many of our customers have dogs, and are disappointed that we aren't able to allow dogs in-store. It's a shame that because we have in the past had instances of "presents" being left in a tent (sadly once again a small minority spoiling things for every other dog owner); plus the fact that we have an in-store cafe mean that we have to take the decision of "guide dogs only" We are aware that HSE rules apply to food PREPARATION areas and not seating however some customers are not comfortable with the fact that to exit the store the dog must go through the cafe area. It's a case of struggling to please everyone and of course we never want customers to leave their dog locked in a car especially in this hot summer. So we're looking at options...the simplest is of course to add a couple of tethering points and a watering station by the door which will be added imminently, but we're aware that people might like to spend a while in the store, and leaving a dog outside, even in an area covered by CCTV, is a security risk so we'd like to explore other possible options. We've seen lockable leads with a steel cable running through but unfortunately they all seem to need "setting" to the dog's collar size on first, fit, so not really suitable for using for a range of dogs. And of course other issues like nervous or socially "awkward" (for want of a better description) dogs who might not like being approached by other dogs make things difficult too. So we're looking for suggestions - has anyone seen and clever / useful dog "parking" setups that are secure and safe, and suitable for a range of dogs, so that we can offer an option rather than having to leave your dog at home
  7. Well, we'll make sure we watch out for anyone enquiring about e-bike batteries and chargers in our store, perhaps other Sheffield E-bike retailers could be made aware too..
  8. Our programme of Christmas events kicks off on FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER with a great value Christmas Turkey Dinner for only £6/head at the Base Camp Cafe in-store Receiving great reviews, the Base Camp Cafe is operated independantly from Towsure, and is located within our store. The special offer £6 Christmas Menu is served from 11:30 - 3:30 so a great time to have a filling lunch and includes a Turkey Dinner, Mince Pie plus Tea or Coffee. It also falls on BLACK FRIDAY so be sure to check our store for some unbeatable offers on camping, caravanning, outdoor clothing, bikes, hiking and much more...
  9. Santa comes to Towsure Hillsborough, Saturday 5th December Santa Claus will be in his grotto within Hillsborough’s biggest Outdoor Leisure Superstore this December, with a free gift for kids aged 12 and under – and a free mince pie and mulled wine for the grown-ups! Established 1967, Towsure’s Outdoor Superstore has much more than the caravanning and camping gear it is renowned for. Winter brings an impressive Christmas store with trees, lights, decorations, gifts & more. There’s bikes for kids and adults – You can reserve for just £10 deposit and collect up to Xmas Eve, with bike servicing in store too. Warm clothing and footwear – from dog-walking to hill walking, Towsure has it all wrapped up! There’s food and feeders for birds – keeping wildlife fed through winter, plus heaters, Calor gas & logs to keep you warm too. Inside the showroom is the highly rated 50 seat Base Camp Café serving home cooked food daily so you can have a sit down meal – you may need it after walking around the large store! FREE PARKING & EASY TRANSPORT ACCESS Parking is free and being opposite the Malin Bridge tram terminus, public transport access is easy More Christmas events are planned – visit http://www.towsure.com to find out more. Santa will be in his grotto in-store on Saturday 5th December from 11am-4pm
  10. Hi Craigmason We stock the Duvalay range that includes universal mattress toppers and custom-made mattress toppers, and memory foam sleeping bags. The Duvalay range isn't the cheapest but it is very popular and we can see why it won Dragons Den support http://www.towsure.com/caravanning-motorhome-accessories/caravan-accessories-shop/sleeping-bags-bedding?cat=667
  11. Hi Yoremove I don't know the exact spects but the Highpoint Cairns looks like a standard dome tent with flexible poles Fibreglass flexible tent poles can be bought quite cheaply, from £18 for 3 poles depending on pole diameter, if you pop down to our store at Malin Bridge (opposite the tram terminus on Holme Lane), someone will be happy to have a look and suggest suitable diameter poles. They come in sections that can be cut to length so are pretty universal
  12. Hi Sazaboo You can look up car and caravan matches for free on our website on the following link http://www.towsure.com/caravan-car-outfit-matcher If you just choose "a standard caravan" you can see that you are going to struggle with most 'vans. It probably depends on what you want to pay. You CAN get caravans weighing less than 750kg but because they are less mass-market they tend to hold their price, so you could find it cheaper to change your car and get a lower priced caravan Another route might be to look at combi-camp folding campers, some of which are designed to be put up quickly and easily by one person and seem to be quite highly rated by people with similar needs to yours http://www.combi-camp.co.uk/
  13. Might be worth asking Travis Perkins, seems the company does roofing materials...might supply TP with some items?
  14. 2 places you might try The field next to the Three Stags Heads in Wardlow Mires. Something like £3 a head (may be more for a big tent, not sure) It's a field. With a single toilet. So don't expect fancy, that's why it's cheap. But it is dog friendly, with friendly old dog on site from the farm who loves to play "fetch" with new arrivals. And the pub is very dog friendly - often more lurchers in there than people - but beer only, don't ask for lager (no, really, Don't!) wine or anything other than ale. Pub only open certain nights though, it's a country village pub, the campsite is incidental...No need to book, it never gets over full, just roll up, pitch and pay at the farmhouse when you head out for your walk or to the pub I love it but it isn't everyone's cup of tea, down to earth is probably making it sound posher than it is. Good base for walks around Litton etc.. For breakfast, the Yondermann cafe directly across the road really sets you up for the day, whether you need energy for a long day walking, or a recovery breakfast after drinking Abbeydale Brewery's finest Black Lurcher (beware..it bites!!) You won't find the campsite listed in many directories, it is what it is. It doesn't even look like a campsite - it's this field here! Only really good if you want to be out and about all day, it's not really a campsite to sit around in https://goo.gl/maps/lfPV4 Or alternatively stretching an hour and a half to a couple of hours...but cheap, cheerful if a little basic Brow House Farm just outside Goathland, nr Whitby. Similarly it's a field with basic facilities in old farm buildings (it was actually Claud Greengrass' farm in Heartbeat so you can possibly guess the basic level of it) That is a proper campsite though, in North Yorkshire. Plenty to do and see, plenty of dog walks and numerous pubs in the village 5 minutes walk down the hill
  15. Hi SWJWM Unfortunately as you probably know our CCTV outside of our car park is limited so we haven't seen anything, but if you have anything you need to ask us, please do and we'll do our best to help Our lorry driver is glad that he was elsewhere at the time so it can't be his fault, but when we did have a minor nudge a while ago he did the decent thing and let insurance companies sort things out. Shame not everyone can do the same...accidents happen but when they do should be owned up to
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