Mansfield and Ashfield gearing up for Boxing Day sales

File photo dated 6/12/11 of a shopper carrying shopping bags as retail sales raced ahead of expectations over the crucial Christmas period as they leapt 2.6% during December, equalling an all-time record. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 17, 2014. Experts had pencilled in a rise of just 0.2% over the month, a make-or-break period for many high street businesses. The figures from the Office for National Statistics come on the back of buoyant trading updates from the likes of Argos, Halfords, Primark and Next, though Marks & Spencer and Debenhams struggled. See PA story ECONOMY Retail. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
File photo dated 6/12/11 of a shopper carrying shopping bags as retail sales raced ahead of expectations over the crucial Christmas period as they leapt 2.6% during December, equalling an all-time record. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 17, 2014. Experts had pencilled in a rise of just 0.2% over the month, a make-or-break period for many high street businesses. The figures from the Office for National Statistics come on the back of buoyant trading updates from the likes of Argos, Halfords, Primark and Next, though Marks & Spencer and Debenhams struggled. See PA story ECONOMY Retail. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Bumper crowds could be flocking into Mansfield and Ashfield on Boxing Day as the main shopping centres open for business ready for the sales.

Both the Four Seasons in Mansfield and The Idlewells in Ashfield are both expecting plenty of shoppers to descend to grab a bargain.

The Idlewells is open from 10am until 4pm, with the Four Seasons opening between 9am and 5.30pm.

There is also free parking offered at the Four Seasons.