STROUD SHOPPERS were treated to entertainment and activities to mark the fourth anniversary of the town centre market home to a line up of street food traders as well as local and specialist foods.

On Friday evening the performer Sharon Baker entertained customers with a mixture of classic and modern hits – including happy birthday of course!

And young visitors were treated to free face painting and balloon modelling on Saturday.

The Five Valleys Market is open seven days a week offering a wide array of food options for shoppers, from Thai food to sushi and barbecue as well as Italian and Mexican specialities.

The market launched in July 2020 and has grown into a regional foodie destination over the last four years.

(Image: Five Valleys Shopping Centre) Thai2Go and Non Solo Pasta were among the first traders to join the market line up and both will be celebrating their fourth birthdays later this month.

The  market is also home to traders including the award-winning Artisan Baker as well as gourmet delicatessen Armadeli, Knights artisan butchers and seafood and fresh fruit and vegetables from the Cotswold Grocer.

A line up of street food traders can also be found, offering everything from gelato to fish and chips, crepes, Italian and Mexican street food as well as Chinese, Japanese and Thai food.

Assistant Centre Manager Kelly Winkworth said: “There has been a great response to our Five Valleys market since it opened four years ago – we have some fantastic businesses here bringing us delicious food from around the world, as well as some really high-quality local produce.

“We’re really proud of all the traders who help to make it such a special place and it was great to mark the fourth birthday at the weekend.”