Tricks, treats and plenty of sweets
Oct 14, 2020
Halloween may be a little different this year but this doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy the usual fancy dress fun, spooky events and foodie treats that come at this time of year. Here’s everything you need to make this Halloween an extra-spooky one!
Where can I purchase pumpkins in Swansea?
Pick up pumpkins from a variety of supermarkets and businesses in Swansea. Stalls in Swansea Market such as Get Fresh and The Choice is Yours have a variety of pumpkins for carving and cooking. In addition, Marks and Spencer is also selling pumpkins starting at just 65p. Their fantastic new Harry Potter food and clothing range is perfect for a Wizard-themed family tea party.
Don’t forget to get creative with your pumpkin and enter our Happy Pumpkin competition. Our winner will receive £50 in vouchers and a family pass to Plantasia! Find out more here.
Where can I find Halloween fancy dress in Swansea?
Blue Banana, on Union Street, has a great range of Halloween fancy dress. From coloured contact lenses to crazy hair colours and fancy dress, there is plenty of choice to make sure you look spookily spectacular.
Find everything you need to create a fancy dress outfit on a budget in What!, based on Princess Way, such as brightly coloured wigs and moustaches to hats and gloves. They also have a fantastic choice of arts and crafts if you’re entering our Happy Pumpkin competition or if you fancy making your own outfit this year.
Where can I find sweets and Halloween goodies?
There is a huge range of Halloween treats to be discovered in Swansea. We’ve listed a few of our favourites,
• Iceland: Scarily Sweet Spider’s Web Cheesecake and Scarily Spicy Food range.
• Arlene’s Sweetie Jar (Swansea Market): American candy and sweets including Pop Rocks Popping Candy.
• Greggs: Themed cupcakes and biscuits including ghostly cupcakes with green icing.
Where can I find Halloween decorations?
Just because you might not be able to throw the usual Halloween bash, you can still turn your home into an eerie haunted house with the help from some of these Swansea City Centre businesses.
Wilkinsons has a range of Halloween decorations including candle lanterns, pumpkin fairy lights, gigantic hairy spiders and hanging ghosts. They’re sure to give your colleagues a fright during any Zoom meetings!
Located on Oxford Street, Mardi Gras is a family-run fancy dress shop with a great selection of decorations, costumes and Halloween balloon displays. Definitely stop by to check out their Halloween window display.
What’s on for children this Halloween?
Join Plantasia for some Halloween fun this half term, where you can encounter some of their scarier animals, including the python, crocodiles, and many creepy crawlies. Furthermore, choose to boost your visit with a Deadly Dozen trail for just £1. Learn about the deadliest of animals and plants and receive a reward should you survive the jungle trail! Book now.
Enter our Happy Pumpkin competition and you could WIN a family pass to Plantasia and £50 vouchers to spend in Swansea City Centre. All you have to do is send us a photo of your creative ‘Happy Pumpkin’ and the photo with the most Facebook likes by October 30th will be the winner. Find more details here.
What’s on for adults this Halloween?
Slug and Lettuce is offering an exclusive cocktail-making experience like no other with a limited edition Bacardi Box on each table to make a Bloody Mojito and Goosebumps cocktail all for just £10pp. In addition, you will also get a rose gold metal glass to take home with you. Book now.
Alternatively, a visit to BreakOut Swansea is a great way to enjoy Halloween safely this year. Their ‘Mumbles Bunker’ room involves using wit and resilience to figure out the identity of the ‘murderer’ within the narrative of the game. Escape within one hour or face being locked up forever!