October 6, 2023

It’s all change this autumn, but that means there is plenty to be excited about at The Glass Works. As the weather gets colder and the mornings and nights get darker, its important to make time for cosy lunches and even cosier clothes, enjoy our incredible events, and get into the spirit of Halloween at The Glass Works Barnsley. 


We aren’t quite seeing frost on the ground yet, but there is definitely a chill in the air these autumn mornings. There is no better way to beat the chill than a delicious coffee or tea, and there are plenty of cafes at The Glass Works to warm you through! Whether you are on your way to work, or starting a day of shopping, stop by 200 Degrees Coffee, Coffee Boy, Caffe Botanico, Falco Lounge or Starbucks and start the day off right.  

Of course, the legendary Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks for its 20th year, but there are also tasty autumn themed drinks at snacks elsewhere to sample, like the Sticky Toffee Biscoff Cake, and Vegan Chocolate Orange Truffle at 200 Degrees Coffee. 

Find your new favourite coffee shop here. 


As the nights are get darker, unfortunately, we can’t sit out and enjoy the sun in the evenings, however, it does open a whole host of other opportunities and activities. Whether it’s a chilled family night, date night or you next great night out with you friends. 

As always, Superbowl UK has an incredible range of deals running through the autumn months, including ways to save money every day of the week! With Three, Two, One Mondays, Twosdays, Super Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Fri-yay Party Nights, Saturday Glow Bowling, AND Super Sundays, there is a deal to suit everyone’s needs. 

Why not make a night of it with a delicious and warming meal at TGI Fridays? As well as their tasty menu, there has never been a better time to join their Stripes Rewards programme which includes a ‘Kids eat for Free’ mega deal. Get a free kid’s meal when you order an adult’s main, available all day everyday for new and existing Stripes Rewards Members. Book your table at TGI Fridays Barnsley here. 

If you are looking for something to do on your next date night, don’t miss this year’s best new horror films and special showings of some scary classics at Cineworld Barnsley. Catch the incredible new Saw X, available in 4DX, The Nun II, and the Exorcist: Believer, all showing throughout October. If you are a fan of the classics, you can find special screenings of Hellraiser (1987) on Monday 9th October, Friday the 13th (1980) on (you guessed it) Friday 13th October, Christine on Wednesday 18th October, and Beetlejuice on Saturday 28th October. Discover all the incredible films showing at Cineworld Barnsley here. 

The colder weather has never put the people of Barnsley off a good night out, well The Glass Works is on hand to make it a GREAT night out. Whether you prefer cocktails or beers, shots or mocktails, there is something for everyone. 

You can grab a deal at Black + White Wine Bar with their happy hour deals which run from 3pm to 7pm from Thursday to Sunday, which is the perfect excuse to sample their new cocktail menu, including Cherry Pie, Lemon Pie, and The Barbie! 

A great way to warm up this time of year is by getting your feet moving on the dance floor! With live music every single day at The Botanist, and resident DJs every weekend at The Salt House, there is no shortage of choice for your next great night out. 

Plan your next night out here. 


If you are looking to shelter from the weather mid shopping spree or taking a long lunch to catch up with a friend, there are plenty of choices for a cosy lunch spot at The Glass Works. 

Settle down with a coffee at Caffe Botanico and take advantage of their current lunch deal. Get their homemade soup of the day and a choice of their incredible sourdough sandwiches for £10.99. Or head to Falco Lounge to try their new winter menu which includes Philly Cheese Ciabatta, Bombay Spiced and Hot Buffalo Wings, and Bang Bang Cauliflower. 

Or if you fancy something a little more indulgent, why not try fresher-than-fresh burgers, fries and shakes at Urban Burgers, or sample the fiery chicken goodness on offer at Nando’s. 

Click here to find your next great lunch venue. 


Shorts, t-shirts, and sandals are out, jumpers, coats, trainers and trousers are in, it’s time for an autumnal wardrobe refresh! 

You can shop the latest styles and find the greatest fashion trends to make this your most fashionable autumn yet and beat the chill at the same time with the help of River Island, Next, New Look, TK Maxx, FLANNELS, Sports Direct, USC, JD Sports and Deichmann.  

You can also make your home feel cosier with the help of Hidden Pretty Gifts and Made & Found Yorkshire, The Glass Works’ newest tenant, who both stock lots of handmade art, decorations, and fun, unique ways to fill your home. If you want the best smelling home this autumn, then you need to visit Marshmallow Blends, their scented bath bombs, wax melts, candles and more will have your home smelling fresh and seasonal all autumn long. 

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The weather might be changing, the leaves falling from the trees and the jumpers coming out, but one thing that isn’t changing is the The Glass Works line-up of fantastic events. 

The headline event in autumn is Barnsley Bright Nights. Friday 24 and Saturday 25 sees the return of Barnsley’s annual art and light festival which includes our Christmas Light Switch on event and an illuminated light parade. Following the success of last year’s event, the light switch on will again take place in The Glass Works Square, marking the start of the festive period in the town. 

On Sunday 5th November we are happy to welcome Little Hummingbird Events who will be bringing their artisan outdoor market that will showcases artists and makers from all over the region. From 10am to 4pm, makers, bakers, crafters, creators and artisans will display their wares on Cheapside in a special Sunday market. 

Join us on Thursday 26th October for a ‘Winter special’ Joining Forces Day! The Army, emergency services and more will be in town for a fun and interactive day with the chance to meet some of Barnsley’s local heroes whilst also experiencing lots of fun activities. 

There are also lots of fun, free activities taking place at the Library @ The Lightbox throughout autumn including Happenstance Jazz Quartet, Spooky Story & Rhyme, Halloween Story & Craft, Spooky Children’s Crafts, Bonfire Nights Crafts, Christmas Wreath Making, and more. Click here to find out more about their activities and book your place.


With Pumpkin Carving workshops and spooky craft sessions for the kids, scary movies and even scarier themed cocktails for the adults, and the best value sweets and pumpkins in town, this is Halloween created by The Glass Works.   

For full information about everything spooky happening in Barnsley this Halloween, click here to check out our dedicated web page.