Have a crafty half-term in Barnsley libraries

We've got lots of activities going on in our libraries over October half term. 

Most events are free, but you might need to book for some on (01226) 773555 - see below for details.

Library Event Date


Make your own board game!

Create your own characters, counters, rules, scenarios etc. All about fun! Drop-in event.

Children will require their adult's help.

Tuesday 31 October (2pm to 3pm)

Thursday 2 November (10.30am to 11.30am)                    


Craft session (age 3 to 14) - please book a place

‘Waxyween’ - Halloween candle making and making a scary lamp.

Tuesday 31 October (10am to 11.30am)


Monday – Halloween Crafts (age 3 to 11) - please book a place

Tuesday - Halloween Party (age 4 to 11) - please book a place
Face painting, refreshments,  spooky crafts and games and optional fancy dress.

Monday 30 October (2pm to 3pm)

Thursday 2 November (4pm to 6pm)


Halloween Fun Science Workshop (age 5+). Please book a place.
We'll be making spectacular erupting pumpkins, providing hair-raising shocks and much more in this terrifying session full of spooky science!

Teddy Bears Picnic with Bookstart Bear appearance (age 4+). Please book a place.
Free picnic, Hook a duck, Name the Bear and much more. 

Wednesday 1 November (2.45pm to 3.45pm)

Tuesday 31 October (1.30pm to 2.30pm)


Mirror Art (age 5 to 11) - please book a place.
Decorating an acrylic tile to look like a mirror with surround.

Friday 3 November (10am to 11am)


Autumn-themed children’s crafts (age 4 to 12) - please book a place.

Talk from Cats Protection League - please book a place

Thursday 2 November (1.15pm to 2.15pm and 2.45pm to 3.45pm)

Monday 30 October (11am to 12pm)


Creepy Crafts drop-in event (age 5 to 12)

Halloween themed craft session

Monday 30 October (2pm to 3pm)


Creepy Crafts drop-in event (age 5 to 11)

Halloween themed craft session - Please book by calling Ellie 07472424402

Monday 30 October (2pm to 3pm)


Craft activity - make a hanging bat (all ages) - please book a place

Monday 30 October (2pm to 3pm)


Halloween mask making - please book a place

Halloween Hama beads - please book a place

Both 50p per session including drink and a biscuit

Monday 30 October (3.30pm to 5.30pm)
Tuesday 31 October (3.30pm to 5.30pm)

 Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.