Small changes, big differences this January

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09:00 - 20:00

January can be hard enough without the pressure of getting fit, going on a diet or turning your whole life upside down. 

So why not make some small, manageable changes instead? You'll be surprised at the huge differences you see, and you'll probably find they'll slip easily into your everyday routine.   

Become a meal-prepping king

Get a recipe book for Christmas? Grab a cuppa and take half an hour to sit down with it to plan a week of meals. Write down your ingredients into a shopping list, and a daily plan of which meals you'll cook. If you need to defrost anything to make it, set a reminder in your phone the night before so you don't forget. Lost your inspiration? Browse online recipe websites or check out your favourite food bloggers. Why not take it a step further and batch cook your meals ahead, or prepare your lunches for the week so you can grab and go! 

Pick up ingredients in Tesco or M&S Simply Food and avoid that last minute panic each evening. 

Top tip: Keep each meal plan and shopping list you make until you have a selection to choose from - then take your pick each week to save time and hassle re-planning your meals.

Take the stairs

Remember those tiny changes we said? Set yourself small goals and try and increase your steps each week. Pick up a pedometer or treat yourself to a fitness watch to track how you're doing. It's easy to make some increases every day - take the stairs instead of the lift, get off the bus a stop early, do 20 minutes of hoovering or choose a longer route on the school run or dog walk.

Treat yourself to a fitness tracker from Boots online and collect free of charge in store.

Top tip: Set a timer for 20 minutes and see how much tidying you can get done around the house - you'll be surprised how many steps you rack up while putting things back in the right place, and you'll end up with a tidy house too!

Swap the snacks

There'll be no need for a strict diet. Learn a couple of healthy swaps for your favourite snacks and you'll be on track for a healthier lifestyle. 

Love crisps? Try some popcorn popped fresh at home and season with a little salt or cinnamon. 

Chocolate fiend? Browse Holland and Barrett's selection of raw, unprocessed snack bars to give you that sweet boost with an added health benefit. If you still can't let go of the real thing, try dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate - just as sweet and doubly satisfying!

Chip fanatic? Try sweet potato fries instead, and bake them rather than fry. Chop into cubes or slice into chips, spray with a little oil and season with garlic, paprika and pepper. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes for a delicious and high-fibre side. 

Top tip: Portion your snacks so you don't overeat. Buy some small plastic re-usable containers and portion out nuts, dried fruit and a few cubes of chocolate for a satisfying afternoon treat. 

Look the part

There's nothing like a new outfit to get you motivated, but there's no need for it to break the bank. Shop activewear from New Look, Next, H&M and more and kick off your goals in style.

General opening times


Store opening times may vary. Food will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Additional opening times

Serpentine Green Peterborough Store opening times may vary. Food will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

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Getting here

Serpentine Green
Hargate Way
Hampton, Peterborough
01733 896479


Baby changing facilities are available. These are located next to Timpsons.

The main cash points are located between Boots and Tesco Extra. You can also find cash machines at the front of WH Smith and in the food court.

A play area for children is located next to the mobility service building. The free wi-fi service is also available in this area.

There are over 2,000 free parking spaces at Serpentine Green. This includes disabled and parent with toddler spaces. 

The car park has been awarded the safer parking Park Mark award, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

There are three photo booths available at Serpentine Green - there is one located at each entrance and another at the Food Court.

Toilet facilities are located adjacent to the Food Court. Both the male and female toilets have larger ‘double’ cubicles that allow parents with buggies to use the facilities while keeping their buggy with them.


A number of stores offer a Click & Collect service. Visit our 'Click & collect' page to see the list of shops which offer this facility. 

Serpentine Green offers a free wi-fi service throughout and in the food court.


We offer a limited number of electric scooters and wheelchairs to hire. These are available on a strictly first come first serve basis. Hours for this service are Monday to Saturday, 09:00 to 20:00 and Sundays 10:00 to 16:00.

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