What is on at The Glass Works during half term?

May 27, 2022

It is time for the final half term of the school year and it is also the Queens Platinum Jubilee! The Glass Works is celebrating with a whole host of events and activities throughout the entire week.

Saturday 28th May sees the return of Barnsley’s Fantastical Beasts Trail as part of Twisted: Barnsley Festival of Natural Art. The beasts are being welcomed by performances from the Frumptarn Guggenband, Silkstone Greens and more.

The trail itself will be made up of 8 Willow sculptures, an alligator, a cat, a lamb, a group of monkeys, a seahorse, a giant sphinx, a unicorn, and a gryphon. Collect a trail map from the Barnsley Market customer service desk, take a selfie with all 8 animals, and you could win a Barnsley Gift Card!

Click here to find out about all the events taking place in The Glass Works Square on Saturday.

Next weekend the country is coming together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, and The Glass Works is joining in! A giant, 20 tonnes, ‘Royal themed’ sand sculpture is being built in The Glass Works Square.

The sculpture is being constructed by Yorkshire art company ‘Sand in Your Eye’ over five days, to be completed on Friday 3rd June. The build will be accompanied by a number of family-themed workshops on both bank holiday days, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June.

The Platinum Jubilee family fun doesn’t stop there! The Library @ The Light Box is hosting a full week of Royal workshops including Royal Storytime, Royal Conversation Café, Jubilee Crown Craft, Royal Lego Club, and more. Click here to book your place.



Looking for even more fun during the half-term break?! Superbowl UK is running their usual incredible deals all week long. Open from 9am – 12am every day, there is plenty of time to enjoy their incredible bowling, SEGA amusement arcade, and Crazy Club soft play. Why not take advantage of ‘Kidz for Quids’ deal – kids bowl for £1 and adults bowl for £2 every day before 10am?



June starts next week, which means it is almost officially Summer. And that means summer holidays, summer parties, and a new summer wardrobe!

River Island, JD Sports, USC, and Next are on hand to help you perfect your summer outfits, and don’t forget to visit Deichmann for up to 50% off your summer shoe essentials.

Thinking of taking up a new sport this summer? Has the warm weather got you wishing you were on a tennis court or on the golf course? Sports Direct has all the sports clothing and equipment you could need for taking up a new activity, or taking your current passion to the next level.

The Fragrance Shop is here with a reminder that it is less than a month until Father’s Day! But don’t worry they have you covered with up 60% off men’s fragrances. So whether you are picking a gift for Dad or treating yourself, don’t miss their incredible in-store sale.

We know all that shopping can be tiring on your feet. The Foot Health Practice are here to put a spring back in your step. If you struggle with footcare and would like some advice, The Foot Health Practice are here to help. Click here to contact them.

Hosting a party for the Platinum Jubilee? You can find everything you need to throw the perfect celebration at Barnsley Market. From decorations like bunting and balloons to a great selection of party food, Barnsley Market is open as usual throughout the whole week so you can find everything you need.



All the cafes, bars and restaurants at The Glass Works and Market Kitchen are open as usual throughout half term and over the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing coffee and catch-up at Caffe Botanico, a giant doughnut from Coffee Boy, some spicy chicken wings with friends at Nando’s, or your next great night out at Cucina Sky Lounge, make the most of it this Jubilee Weekend!

Get in the summer mood with Dolly’s Dessert’s Summer Specials menu. They have a full range of frozen smoothies, lemonade coolers, and ice teas to cool you off and wash down their incredible desserts.

Monday 30th sees a very special birthday at The Glass Works, Falco Lounge turns 3 years old! 3 years of their brilliant breakfasts, delicious cocktails, beers, burgers, and brunch. They are also running a giveaway to celebrate. Visit their Facebook page here for details on how to enter. Happy Birthday, Falco Lounge.



The Glass Works multi-storey car park is completely free EVERY bank holiday, including Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June, and it is the most accessible and convenient place to park throughout the Platinum Jubilee. There are 475 spaces, 20 parent and child bays, 28 free disabled bays available to Blue Badge holders, and 6EV parking bays, all open 24 hours a day. Click here to plan your visit.