June 18, 2024


Whether you are discovering everything that The Glass Works has to offer with our events, bars, restaurants, cinema, market, and library, or exploring Barnsley and the rest of the world with a summer of outdoor activities and holidays with the latest fashions, this summer, every adventure starts at The Glass Works.


  1. More to explore at The Glass Works
  2. Discover your summer style
  3. Begin your summer adventure
  4. Discover your holiday style



This summer, whether you are making your first trip to The Glass Works or your hundredth, there is always more to explore. From new experiences at our fantastic free events, new flavors at the many fantastic eateries, new worlds with the latest blockbusters, or creating new memories with your friends and family.

As usual, there are free, family-friendly events galore at The Glass Works over the summer. Starting with the Barnsley 10k, which will see 1,500 runners race through the streets of Barnsley on Sunday, 30 June; the return of Barnsley’s Big Weekend on 13 & 14 July, which combines Brassed On!, Barnsley Pride, and the What’s Your Move day; Tipi Summer, our pop-up tipi bar, perfect for soaking up the sun with a drink or two with your friends, opens on Thursday, 18 July; a wide range of activities and taster sessions at the Library @ The Lightbox; and culminating in Barnsley Garden Party on Saturday, 9 September.

Discover the taste of summer and have your taste buds transported around the world with a visit to one of our tongue-tingling restaurants. Sample the tapas of Spain at Falco Lounge, hop over to Portugal with the legendary Peri-Peri chicken of Nando’s, get the authentic American experience at TGI Fridays, tuck into fresher-than-fresh British beef burgers at Urban Burgers, and discover tastes from all over the world at our food hall, Market Kitchen.

There have been summer menu updates at The Salt House and The Botanist with riffs on classics and new creations, perfectly paired with their incredible cocktails and drink ranges. If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, then Dolly’s Desserts will have you covered with their legendary bakes cabinet, waffles, gelato, and more.

You can explore new worlds and let your imagination run wild with this year’s summer blockbusters at Cineworld. With their 4DX, ScreenX, and IMAX screen options, be immersed in cinema like never before while watching A Quiet Place: Day One, Despicable Me 4, and Deadpool & Wolverine. Plus, their ‘99 festival lets you relive cinema of 25 years ago with classics like The Matrix, The Mummy, The Iron Giant, American Pie, Tarzan, A Bug’s Life, and more.

Discover your competitive streak at Superbowl UK, the ultimate family entertainment center. With bowling, SEGA amusement arcade, Crazy Club soft play, bar, and diner, they have everything to create special family memories.

Why not meet up for a catch-up with a friend or have a mid-shopping spree pick-me-up at one of the fantastic cafes? Tuck into Italian cafe classics at Caffe Botanico, sip your coffee with one of the legendary doughnuts at Coffee Boy, sample one of the refreshing summer menu options at Starbucks, and wash down the incredible vegan and vegetarian options at 200 Degrees.

Library @ The Lightbox gives you the opportunity to discover new hobbies and skills with a range of craft and activity sessions for all ages. From calligraphy to crochet, music events, and craft sessions. Plus, the launch of their Summer Reading Challenge on 13 July, with more details to be revealed soon.



From shorts to sandals, T-shirts to tank tops, sunglasses to sundresses, make this your most stylish summer yet with The Glass Works.

There is no need to deal with the stress of online shopping; you can find everything you need to get the summer look at The Glass Works. With a range of premium brands at Flannels, women’s wear classics at New Look, Italian-inspired fashions at River Island, and big labels at small prices at TK Maxx.

Summer isn’t all about sandals; it’s also about the freshest trainers and shoes. Find the latest deals at Deichmann, JD Sports, USC, and Sports Direct, and ensure you are hot-stepping this summer.

Get the kids ready for summer with the stylish and affordable kids’ ranges at River Island, TK Maxx, and Next.

Discover the perfect scent for summer at The Fragrance Shop with up to 40% off their biggest brands, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Prada, Paco Rabanne, and Michael Kors.



With the sun shining, leaves on the trees, later nights, and earlier mornings, there is no better time for exploring everything Barnsley and Yorkshire have to offer. And thanks to The Glass Works Barnsley, you can be prepared for any summer adventure.

Barnsley has fantastic countryside and wildlife to explore, either on foot or on a bike. Find everything you need to discover the nature of our town with practical and stylish outfits from many of the stores. Get yourself and the kids adventure-ready at TK Maxx, Sports Direct, JD Sports, and Next.

Make this a summer of sport and maybe discover your new passion with the help of Sports Direct. With clothing and equipment for tennis, football, running, cycling, skateboarding, walking, and golf.

If you love cooking up a storm and hosting your friends with a BBQ, you can get the best quality and freshest produce from the historic Barnsley Market. From meat and fish to fruit and veg, our market traders have a wealth of experience to help you be the master of the grill.

If you are looking for a last-minute holiday, then look no further than Yorkshire Rose Holidays at Barnsley Market. With trips across the UK and abroad from one day to five, plus tickets to some of the country’s best events, they have something for everyone.



Summer holiday season is nearly here, and whether you are traveling the world or planning a staycation to explore all the UK has to offer, your adventure starts at The Glass Works, where you can find everything you need to make this year’s holiday your best, easiest, and most stylish ever.

For your most stylish summer yet, look no further than River Island, Next, Flannels, TK Maxx, New Look, and USC. Look your best around the pool and at the beach with the hottest fashions and the latest styles.

Plus, make sure kids are kitted and prepared for the warmer weather and can make the most of their summer adventure with the children’s ranges at TK Maxx, River Island, and Next.

You can also find summer essentials like hats, sunglasses, and sun cream at many of our stores, so you can take the stress out of getting away on holiday.

A good pair (or two) of sandals is essential for relaxing by the pool or at the beach, and Deichmann has you covered. With a great range currently in stock from Bench, Crocs, Puma, 5th Avenue, Graceland, and more, and deals across the store, they are the one-stop shop for summer footwear.

To keep you and the family entertained on the plane or at the beach, the book stalls of Barnsley Market have hundreds of great reads from classics to modern masterpieces, plus a great selection of games and puzzle books.