Get out your broomstick and put on your witch’s hat – we’ve got a spooktacular Halloween lined up in Barnsley town centre.
To celebrate the most haunted time of year, The Glass Works will host a Monster Hunt on Saturday 31 October with tasty treats up for grabs.
Look out for clues in the windows of Library @ the Lightbox, Falco Lounge, Barnsley Market, Daddy Beanz's new coffee shop on May Day Green, Coffee Boy and JD Sports. Put the clues together to reveal a secret password you can exchange for a ghoulish goody bag from Barnsley Market. To find out how to take part, visit our events page.
Meanwhile, our market traders have got everything you need to make your Halloween at home fang-tastic.
Indulge in treats from our confectionary stalls (don't forget to treat your pets from our pet supplies stall, too!), visit our fashion experts for costume ideas, make yourself look the part with horrifying make-up and create your own haunted house with scary accessories. Remember to grab your pumpkins from our fruit and veg stalls! Visit the Barnsley Market Facebook page for more info about our seasonal products.
Over in Market Kitchen, our vendors will have Halloween treats to satisfy even the most devilish cravings.
Hungry? Don’t forget to try zom-beans on toast from one of our cafes, an i-scream Sunday from Dolly’s Desserts or PizzARGHHHHHH from Nero’s. Find Market Kitchen on Facebook and find out what's on the menu.
While shopping in town, look out for grins and giggles from ghastly ghouls MarkMark Productions as they wander around the town centre. These silly spooks will haunt your Halloween with horrifying howlers, hocus-pocus and hoodwinking.
Remember you can get crafty this half-term and collect a craft activity from Library @ the Lightbox (and other libraries across the borough) to make at home. On Saturday 31 October, make your own monster activity packs will be available to collect between 10am-4pm from the Lightbox. There’s only a limited number of monsters looking for a home (when they’re gone, they’re gone!), so be quick! Craft activity packs must be taken home due to coronavirus safety measures.
Meanwhile, Experience Barnsley and the Cooper Gallery have gone digital this October half term. They have a whole host of frightfully fun activities that people can do from the comfort of their home. There will be spooky soundscapes, terrifyingly tasty recipes to try and ways to recreate traditions from Halloweens gone by. To find out more visit Barnsley Museum's website.