Visit The Glass Works Barnsley and say ‘Hello Sunshine’ this Spring

April 20, 2023


Find fashionable outfits and fashionable hangouts, watch the latest movies and love the latest trends, have fun with the kids or fun with friends, it’s all here.

Make Spring your season, make it your moment at The Glass Works Barnsley.


There is no better way to enjoy the sunshine than in The Glass Works square, at one of our fantastic events which will be running throughout the spring and summer. There is something for visitors of all ages and interests, from music to food, art to sport.

Starting with the King’s Coronation and the Coronation concert on the 6th and 7th of May, which includes a giant screen and the installation of a humungous T-Rex willow sculpture. This is closely followed by the return of Flavours Food Festival from the 18th to the 21st of May, with even more stalls, live music and cooking demonstrations, not one to be missed for the foodies! June sees Barnsley Live come to The Glass Works Square with a stage and a full line-up of acts on Saturday 17th. Starting summer is Barnsley Big Weekend on the 14th, 15th and 16th of July which incorporates Mayors Day, Barnsley Pride, and Brassed On, Barnsley’s annual brass band music festival.

The fun doesn’t stop there as there are even more events planned for the rest of the year. Click here to view the full schedule and find out more information.


If you have a holiday in the sun booked, or your wardrobe could do with an update for the warmer months, then you are in look. All the fabulous clothing stores at The Glass Works now stocking their Spring and Summer collections, so you can pick up the latest fashions and find yourself a deal. Whether it’s a holiday in the UK or abroad, an outfit for your garden or the beer garden, find it all at River Island, Flannels, Next, TK Maxx, New Look and USC.

Every great outfit needs a great pair of shoes to get with it, whether it’s high heels, beach sandals or a new pair of trainers. Find the latest shoes of all kinds at Deichmann, JD Sports, Sports Direct, and TK Maxx, and you can be ready for any occasion.

Has your fitness-based new year’s resolution not gone quite to plan? The Glass Works is on hand to help get it back on track! Find the best spear wear and equipment at Sports Direct and JD Sports, so whether your thing is running, tennis, golf or more, you can you’re your best while doing it!

To properly step into Spring, you need to be able to put your best foot forward, and that is where The Foot Health Practice comes in. With over 12 years of foot health experience, they are on hand to get you back moving with their treatments and specialist products.

Freshly mown grass and flowers in bloom are the scents most commonly associated with Spring, but you can find your own scent to define your season thanks to The Fragrance Shop. Their huge range covers every scent from morning to evening so you can always be smelling your best. Visit their store in The Glass Works for advice and tips from their experts.


If all that shopping has tired you out, there is no shortage of places for a pick-me-up and some food. Starbucks, 200 Degrees Coffee, Caffe Botanico, Coffee Boy and Falco Lounge all serve fresh coffee and tea, as well as a delicious range of snacks and treats, perfect for keeping you going throughout the day or for a catch-up with a friend.

If you are looking for something a bit more substantial, there is no shortage of food stops at The Glass Works. Find the best Peri-Peri chicken at Nando’s, fresher than fresh burgers and fries at Urban Burgers, dine from morning to night at Falco Lounge, devour American-inspired classics a Fridays, and taste food from around the world in Market Kitchen!

When the sun is shining, there is nothing better than having a few drinks outside in the sun, and luckily we know just the place! Every bar at The Glass Works has an outside area on the square which is bathed in glorious sunshine. So why not work on your tan from The Botanist, Fridays, The Salt House, Cucina Sky Lounge, Falco Lounge or Black + White?

One place that is a must-visit this Spring is Dolly’s Desserts! The incredibly popular desserts specialist now have two locations in The Glass Works since opening their dessert parlour in December, which they run alongside their Market Kitchen kiosk. Serving up the best ice cream, waffles, gelato, brownies in town, and so much more besides. Plus, if you visit there is always a chance you could feature in one of their TikTok videos, where they have over 1.4 million followers!


Living in Barnsley, we know that the weather isn’t always fantastic, even during the hottest months of the year, but luckily we have thought of that as well. With Superbowl UK and Cineworld, even rainy days can be special!

It is nearly time for some of this year’s biggest blockbusters to be released, and there is nowhere better to watch them than at Cineworld Barnsley. The 13-screen cinema features all their latest and greatest technology including 4DX, and an immersive experience where all 5 senses are stimulated through water, wind, and movement technology unlike anything you have experienced, their IMAX with laser screen which provides the best picture and sound quality available anywhere, and SCREEN X, the giant 270-degree screen transports you into the film like nothing else. Combine this with films such as Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Super Maria Bros, Barbie, Indiana Jones, Mission Impossible and more, and you have a special movie experience.

Why not visit Superbowl UK, the UK’s ultimate family entertainment centre? With their bowling alley, SEGA arcade, Crazy Club soft play, bar and diner, there is fun for all the family.