July 20, 2023


As schools break up and the sun comes out, there’s fun to be had with the family, holidays to prepare for, friends to catch-up with, and memories to be made, and it’s all created by The Glass Works. 


Whether you are jetting off for a holiday in the sun, planning a staycation in the UK, or just enjoying the sun in your garden, a summer wardrobe update with the latest fashions is a must. Next, FLANNELS, New Look, TK Maxx, River Island and JD Sports have you covered with all your summer fashion essentials, from shirts and shorts to dresses and sandals, don’t miss the many summer sales that are currently live. 

Summer is the season of nights out, weddings, and date nights. With so many exciting events, you need to be wearing the latest trends and you can find the perfect outfit at The Glass Works. From suits to sandals, sundresses to shorts and shirts, this summer’s hottest trends created by The Glass Works. 

The perfect outfit needs to be paired with the perfect fragrance, and The Fragrance Shop have unmissable deals and incredible exclusives all summer long, such as Jean Paul Gaultier: La Male Pride and many more. 

The sun is beaming through the windows, the spring clean has been done, and the garden is in bloom, so what better time to refresh your home and garden with some stunning new homeware? Find the latest deals to brighten up your home and garden at Barnsley Market, TK Maxx, Hidden Pretty Gifts and Next. 

If need a pick-me-up while out shopping, then there are no shortage of fantastic cafes and coffee shops. With Starbucks, Coffee Boy, 200 Degrees Coffee, and Caffe Botanico you will never be more than a short walk from your next tea, coffee or cake. If you don’t fancy a hot drink in the (hopefully) hot weather, enjoy an iced, coffee, smoothie or cooler from any of the cafes and cool down in style. Caffe Botanico currently offer a tea or coffee and cake for just £5, mon-thurs after 2pm. 


Whether its date night, or a meal with your friends, there is something for everyone at The Glass Works, the only difficult part is choosing where to eat first! Enjoy food from around the world at Market Kitchen, Barnsley’s very own food hall, tuck into some tasty tapas at Falco Lounge on a Tuesday night when they also run their quiz, go a little crazy at Black + White’s incredible bottomless brunch, or sample The Botanists brand new summer menu, featuring a range of new hanging kebabs. 

Planning a big summer BBQ? There is nothing better than having all your family and friends round to enjoy the sun with a BBQ in the garden, however, they can get expensive! Why not buy all the food you need from Barnsley Market? You can save money while buying the freshest locally sourced produce in Barnsley. With meat, fish, veg, bread, crisps and snack, there is all the ingredients you could need for a great summer party. 


For many, the start of summer and rays of sunshine means one thing, beer garden! Luckily, The Glass Works is not in short supply. All the bars, Falco Lounge, The Botanist, Black + White, The Salt House and Fridays have fantastic, sun-filled outdoor areas where visitors can enjoy their tasty cocktails, refreshing beers, paired with some fantastic food and music. You can enjoy 2-for-1 cocktails at Fridays all day every day throughout summer, book now to secure your place! 

Why not continue your night when the sun eventually goes down? Fridays, Falco Lounge, Black + White and Market Kitchen are all open until midnight, with The Salt House and The Botanist keeping the party going until the early hours. Don’t miss this months’ Cosmo Club at The Salt House on the last weekend end of every month! Their ticketed club night is an immersive experience like no other, featuring the of the country’s best DJ’s as well as their incredible drinks range. 

Are you a live music lover? You can feast your ears on some incredible live acts in The Salt House, Black + White, The Botanist and Falco Lounge across every weekend, so you can sing and dance to your hearts content. 

If you and your friends fancy getting competitive, don’t miss Botanist Bingo at The Botanist on the first Wednesday every month. With flowing cocktails, an interactive game of bingo and some incredible prizes, book now to secure your place! 

Summer blockbusters have become a staple of the movie lover’s calendars, and this year is no different! This year you can catch Barbie, Oppenheimer, Mission Impossible, The Meg 2 and more at Cineworld Barnsley. Experience this summers’ biggest release in 4DX, the immersive experience that stimulates all five senses, IMAX, the best picture and sound quality in cinema, and SCREEN X, the 270-degree screen that transports you into the film like nothing else. 


As always, The Glass Works Car Park is free after 5 pm every day, and free for up to three hours at the weekend! 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. The car park is located on Lambra Road, just off the Alhambra roundabout, and can be found by following the postcode S70 1SF. For more information, click here. 

The Glass Works is also ideally located next to the Barnsley Interchange and Barnsley train station, just a two minute walk from each! With regular buses from all over Barnsley, and trains travelling from Sheffield and Leeds, visiting by public transport couldn’t be easier. 


Have you just finished school and looking to start your career journey, or are you looking for a new challenge? A number of tenants at The Glass Works are currently looking to hire enthusiastic and committed staff. Please click here to view their latest vacancies and for details on how to apply.