Five ways to have fun at Meadowhall this half term

With half term and Halloween just around the corner, Meadowhall has a whole host of exciting things to do with kids.

From getting active on the inflatables at Air Haus, conquering the climbing walls at Rock Up or spending the day shopping, here’s five ways to enjoy some quality family time at Meadowhall.

Get active together

*Image provided by Rock Up

With 17 incredibly fun climbing walls to tackle, along with slides, swings, obstacles and a soft play area for the little ones, you can go on an adventure at Rock Up. Perfect for the whole family – from tots to adults – it’s a great activity for daytime or evening. 

If an indoor inflatable theme park is more your thing – take on the digital challenges and games at Air Haus. Or if you want to leave the ground behind, head to Jump Inc. where the giant urban playground is filled wall-to-wall with trampolines.

Enjoy a family-friendly film

Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie on the big screen – cinema treats compulsory of course.

With 11 screens of pure entertainment, and some spooky family-friendly new releases including The Addams Family 2, there are always plenty of films to choose from. It’s best to plan ahead and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

And if you’re looking to visit over the weekend, why not go to a Mini Morning session, where both adults and children pay just £2.49 per ticket. VUE’s Mini Mornings run at 10am every Saturday and Sunday.

Head to the shops

Scary halloween masks in a shop.

Whether you’re looking for new toys and activities for your children, fancy treating them to an autumn/winter wardrobe refresh, or are preparing for Halloween and Bonfire Night festivities, there are over 200 stores to visit at Meadowhall.

Take a trip to The Lanes and grab plenty of Halloween treats and outfits at Extravagance and Extras, or immerse yourself in the magic of Harry Potter at The Shop Under the Stairs! Find kids fashion at FLANNELS, Zara and Primark, or a mountain of toys and activities at Hamleys, Lego and Smiggle. There’s even Frenchie Frenchie – The Barkery – to pick up a Halloween themed treat for your family pup!

close up of dog treats at The Barkery

Food for all the family

With a wide selection of dining options and great kids’ menus, you’re spoilt for choice at Meadowhall.

Frankie & Benny’s knows the score when it comes to keeping kids happy and parents relaxed – good food and great fun! With a kids’ menu full of tasty dishes, little ones also get free fun activity packs to keep them entertained.

If pizza is more your style, relax and enjoy a seriously good sourdough pizza at Three Joe’s. With its sourdough freshy made every day on site, there are plenty of menu items to choose from – with lots of vegetarian and vegan options – and kids can enjoy three courses for just £4.95.

Or if you’re craving a wagamamas, tuck into your favourite dishes while your little noodlers slurp a mini ramen, sip on a fresh juice or enjoy a mini chicken katsu from the kids menu – packed full of nourishment to fuel them for a big family day out.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Have some frightening fun

As half term falls during Halloween, there are a range of spooktacular treats to enjoy at Meadowhall.

Try a limited edition All Berry Fang smoothie and Day of the Dead Banana Bread at Boost (available from 27th to 31st October) or head to Hotel Chocolat for some frighteningly flavoursome Halloween chocolates – ideal for little monsters and grown–up ghouls alike. Heading to Pizza Express? Why not try the Spooky Dough Balls (available from 22nd to 31st October), perfect for both little and fully grown ghosts.

Boost berry fang.

*Image provided by Boost

Hamleys is helping visitors get into the spooky spirit with meet and greets with its loveable Hamley Bear, ‘Pumpkin Pins’ activity – with an inflatable pumpkin ball and bowling skittles – Halloween giveaways and it’s trick or treat spin the wheel game, Bean Boozled! And if you’re visiting the centre between the 28th and 31st October, Silky the Spider and the Fly Guys & The Dancing Pumpkin will be handing out Halloween themed popcorn around the centre.

Ectoplasm lush show slime being stretched out of it's case.

*Image provided by Lush

Or why not take your Halloween fun home? Head to Lakeland to get the equipment you need to bake fiendishly good recipes – like Devilishly Delicious Doughnuts or Creepy Crawly Cookies – or stop by Lush and prepare to make bath time spooky with Halloween bath bombs and Shower Slime.

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