2nd September 2022

Get ready for a new term at Metquarter

And just like that, we’re saying goodbye to summer and welcoming autumn! Which of course means it’s time for the new term to start! Find our top picks of back-to-school fashion and events at Metquarter below 👇

Freshers at LMA

The absolute highlight of going back to college or university – the Freshers Fair 🎉 This year, LMA’s Freshers Fair is being held on 26 September at Metquarter and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic day.

Students will be able to find info and get freebies and discounts from everything from banks, gyms, sexual health services and nightclubs to help them get the best out of their freshers experience. Brands joining us for the day include JD Gyms, Axess Sexual Health, TSB, Scouse Bird Shop, Pop World, The Cavern Club and our very own Urban Calm and GPO as well as dozens more brilliant businesses who’ll be on hand to answer and questions and improve your freshers adventures.

There’ll also be a DJ and plenty of food and discounts on offer from the kitchens at GPO Food Market.

Student Discounts

When you’re a student and you’re strapped for cash but still want to treat yourself, student discounts are your new best friend 😍 Whether you’re a student at LMA, University Of Liverpool, LJMU or anywhere in the country for that matter, we’ve got the discounts for you.

Save £4.50 at Everyman Cinema!
That’s right, you can nab yourself cheap cinema tickets with a valid student ID, simply book online or turn up and buy at the desk to take advantage of the discount. Be sure to have a valid ID with you to get in on the savings. More money for popcorn and hot dogs – winner!

Save 20% at GPO Food Market 🍔

With 11 independent kitchens, GPO Food Market will be your new best friend in the city for group outings – everyone can order whatever cuisine takes their fancy, and with 20% off for students, it makes each bite even more delicious. All you need to do is sign up to GPO’s student card on this page – just make sure to do it with an official .ac email address to be accepted 👍  Want an even bigger discount? Take advantage of the GPO lunch deal. It’s £6 between 11am – 5pm but with your student discount, it’s only £4.80!!

Goody Two Shoes

The cornerstone of any back-to-school outfit has to be the shoes – they need to be robust, comfortable and of course – look great. Kids Cavern has been kitting out the children of Merseyside with its school shoes since 1989 and they know a thing or two about the best styles and fits for the classroom. Get some shoe inspiration below;

Lelli Kelly

For a classic girls shoe, it has to be Lelli Kelly. Its new AW22 collection has dropped and has shoes in velcro or buckled straps and rubberised soles for a non-slip finish. Despite the softness of the upper part of Lelli Kelly shoes, they boast extraordinary durability due to their patented leather finish – something which you’ll be thankful for when they stand the test of time throughout winter.

View Kids Cavern’s range of Lelli Kelly shoes here.

A familiar Sunday night ritual for many school children, cleaning your shoes before the week ahead is a must to keep them looking clean and fresh! Specially formulated for their patent leather, this shoe polish cream will make their Lelli Kelly shoes shiny enough to see your face in ✨ Pick up your box on your next visit to Kids Cavern.

Show ‘Em Who’s Boss

For a relaxed comfortable fit, look no further than Hugo Boss. These trainers are perfect for PE lessons and feature a spongey lining and a breathable, antibacterial insole – so even if they leave them hidden in their PE kit over the weekend, there won’t be any nasty surprises waiting for you when it comes to doing a load of washing. The retro trainers are also wipe-clean, so they’ll stay looking fresher for longer 🔥Check them out here.

Winter Is Coming 🧊

Now for the coats! The puffer jacket trend is still going strong and Kids Cavern has all the best new styles to keep little ones looking as sharp as ever on the school run and in the playground.

This Billieblush white puffer jacket is a bestseller and it’s easy to see why. Part of its AW22 collection, this jacket features a polyester lining and cute pink block across the chest, as well as transparent stars across the front. In a boys style, we have the incredibly stylish dark navy puffer coat from Moncler Enfant. As part of the iconic brand’s new AW22 collection, the new Maya coat is padded with white goose down.

View coats and jackets here.

Bag It Up

Books, pens, lunches, PE kits – they all need to go somewhere. This bestselling Valentino bag is from its AW22 collection and is made from 100% quilted PVC. With adjustable straps and a gold clasp to fasten, they’ll love any excuse to show off their new back when the new term starts.

For boys, this super cool backpack by Hugo Boss is from the brand’s SS22 collection and comes in a red and black colourway for a contrasting look. With adjustable straps for comfort and separate compartments, it’s practical as well as stylish.

View bestselling bags here.

Kids Cavern also carries extensive ranges of accessories and anything else you’d need to send the little ones back to the classroom – whether you need underwear, shoes, joggers or sweatshirts, Kids Cavern is your one-stop back to school shop.