Halloween in Birmingham: Spooky treats across the city centre

It’s set to be a Halloween like no other in Birmingham this Half Term.

With monstrous giant tentacles crawling over the Bullring on St Martin’s Walk, a spine-tingling new immersive experience and spooky treats at stores large and small across the city centre there’s something for all the family.

 

 

Bedknobs & Broomsticks

For family friendly fun during Half Term follow the Bedknobs & Broomsticks Magic Trail which starts at Bullring & Grand Central.

You’ll have the chance to win an exclusive prize to see the show which is on at The Alexandra Theatre from November 10 to 14.

Start your journey at Base in Grand Central and weave your way across the city to hunt for ten letters which spell a magical word.

Send it to Birminghammarketing@theambassadors.com to be in with a chance of winning a family theatre ticket, a meal at Giraffe and a round of golf at Treetop Adventure Golf.

 

Book Your Place at Séance

A 24 foot shipping container will be transformed into a Victorian séance room for this creepy immersive experience, which is for over 15s only.

For 20 spine-tingling minutes in the dark the show will explore the psychology of a group of people, asking them to believe not only what seems to be happening inside the container but what might be conjured up in the room with them.

Séance, in St Martin’s Walk, runs from October 27 to 31 from 1-8pm. Tickets cost £8.

 

Lego Store Bullring

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood…..

Catch some ghosts with this exclusive Ghostbusters’ Lego set from the Bullring Lego Store.

Featuring the ghoul-hunters’ famous Ectomobile it’s being released to celebrate the launch of the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie out in November.

Fans of Stranger Things can also buy The Upside Down set which flips between the real world and the shadow world of the hit Netflix series.

For a pocket-money friendly option try the Spider and Haunted House pack.

 

LUSH Spa Birmingham

Spirit away your stress with a Spell Spa treatment at LUSH Spa Birmingham in New Street.

Enjoy a deeply relaxing 60 minute foot and scalp massage inspired by the ancient art of treating the body through the feet.

 

H&M New Street

This cute children’s Night Bat Cape from H&M in New Street is perfect for Halloween parties and trick or treating.

Team it with a pack of scary toys, which includes face paints, crayons, vampire fangs and glow in the dark temporary tattoos.

 

Miss Macaroon

GRRRRrrab yourself some of these Jack O Lantern macaroons from Miss Macaroon in Great Western Arcade and you’ll help young people into work.

The mandarin flavoured treats are available in gift boxes of 7, 14 and 21 from this social enterprise which aims to bake a better future by investing its profits into helping young unemployed people gain skills.

 

Marks & Spencer

Enjoy a scary movie night with sweet and salty Shock Corn and Colin the Caterpillar Spooky Festival Mini Rolls from Marks & Spencer on the High Street.

You’ll find plenty of Halloween treats to keep your little horrors entertained during half-term.

 

 

Hotel Chocolat

It’s hard to resist Wingston the Bat from Hotel Chocolat in the Bullring. Inside his cool box, which has pop out wings for flying around and dispensing treats, are 16 individually wrapped dark vegan-friendly chocolates in spooky shapes, including skulls, ghosts and cats.

If you can’t face pumpkin carving this year treat yourself to a delicious chocolate version, the Yumpkin, instead.

 

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe

There are no tricks just treats at Mr Simms’ Olde Sweet Shoppe in Great Western Arcade.

It’s packed full of spooky delights such as Flying Cauldron non-alcoholic Butterscotch Beer, boxes of Monster Parts, Sour Spiders and Toxic Waste Candy.

 

Next

Throw your own Halloween Party with this colourful decoration kit from Next in the Bullring.

Inside is a Happy Halloween Banner, paper pumpkins, bat decorations, paper cupcake holders and cupcake sticks.

 

Foyle’s Books

Pick up a classic Halloween tale to share with your little ones from Foyle’s book shop in Grand Central. Choose from titles including Mr. Men Halloween Party, Peppa’s Happy Halloween and Funny Bones.

 

Boots

Get your Halloween on with these fangtastic Disney Villains temporary tattoos for adults from Boots in New Street.

Turn yourself into the Queen of Mean with a Cruella lip tattoo or decorate your nails with colour changing stickers which make villains appear when your hands are exposed to heat.

 

Tim Horton’s

If you need to put your feet up after all the Halloween excitement treat yourself to a pumpkin spice macchiato or latte at Tim Horton’s on the corner of New Street and Lower Temple Street while tucking into their legendary Timbits mini donuts.

 

For more information about Halloween and Half Term activities at Bullring & Grand Central visit www.bullring.co.uk

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