Since being renovated, Cranbourne Park is a nice surprise for the avid shopper who is used to shopping at large shopping centres with plenty of choice.
Here at Cranbourne, you will be pleasantly surprised to find Kmart, Target, Best & Less, Harris Scarfe, Lovisa, The Reject Shop, and other great stores. The centre also offers travel agents, lolly stores, restaurants, and a kids playground which is handy for when you are shopping with little ones who need a break and something fun to do in between shops.
It is all on one level, with easy to find stores and a helpful information booth and customer service office too. There is tonnes of free parking available, including rooftop and basement parking, and it is very secure in all areas which is good to know.
My favourite part of Cranbourne Park is the fact that there are so many delicious restaurants in the food precinct on offer and thay are all open late on a Friday night so you can come down and enjoy a meal. Schnitz, The Groove Train, Asian food, Theobrama are some of the tasty venues you will find here.
If you aren't looking for a dine-in meal, the food court, which is located at the Woolworths end of the plaza, offers Subway, McDonald's, fish and chips, Asian, Indian, and healthy sandwiches for those wanting to stop and grab a light snack while they shop. You also can't go past that amazing Al Turko kebab shop as it's so delicious and a great way to end your shopping.
If it's grocery shopping you need to do, don't sweat as there is a Woolworths located in the centre, along with Coles. Woolworths is great because they have a section in their meat department titled "Reduced to clear" where they stock all the discounted meat. This is super handy because you end up saving money as you can take items home and freeze them.
Clothes shopping is made easy with plenty of choices like Best & Less, Kmart, Cotton On, Jayjays, Connor, Tarocash, and Factorie. Stationary is sorted with Smiggle and Typo.
Follow Cranbourne Park on Facebook as you will notice they occasionally upload competitions for patrons to enter. Last year I won myself a $100 Cotton On gift voucher.
During the school holidays the centre hosts a variety of fun activities, with the most recent one being a Paw Patrol meet and greet. On Tuesdays they have toddler mornings with story time and games, so if you are local and have kids at home then this is the place to be.
There are other shops near the centre, including a cool store where nothing is over $2, IGA plus liquor, Aldi and lots of banks, too. Fresh produce can be found here as well as butchers with good quality meat for bargain prices.
Overall I love shopping at Cranbourne Park for the convenience and it has everything I need. I don't see a reason to venture elsewhere unless I feel like a change up every so often. Next time you are in need of a shopping fix, come here and see for yourself how great it is.