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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Enjoy a Spooktacular Half Term at intu Metrocentre & intu Eldon Square


A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term

I've spoken before about how Half Term can be an expensive time for parents. I do like to save up and treat the kids during the school holidays but I'm not made of money and I'm always on the lookout for free or cheap activities that they'll enjoy to keep them entertained and my budget in tact.

A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term

You might recognise some of the faces in these pics - the kids were invited along to intu Metrocentre last week to check out the centre's dedicated Halloween store and take these promotional photographs. If you're looking for a new Halloween costume (grown ups and kids), some scary accessories or some super scary props, I recommend you check out Halloween HQ (you'll find it upstairs in the Green Mall).

A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term

Back to free half term fun though. There are lots of FREE activities planned at both intu Metrocentre & intu Eldon Square throughout the week:

FREE Halloween Crafts at intu Metrocentre


  • Monday 24 October - Paper Plate Ghosts
  • Tuesday 25 October – Decorate a ‘trick or treat’ bag
  • Wednesday 26 October – Make and decorate a Witch or Wizard’s hat
  • Thursday 27 October - Make and decorate a Frankenstein jointed Puppet
  • Friday 28 October – Decorate a Vampire Fang Mask
  • Saturday 29 October – Halloween biscuit decorating
  • Sunday 30 October – Paper Plate Ghosts

Head down to Exhibition Square to join in with the fun. No purchase is necessary. We've joined in with similar events before and they are always very well organised with good quality materials.

A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term

FREE Halloween Crafts at intu Eldon Square


Halloween Craft Activities from 11 am – 4 pm in St Andrew's Way, near Debenhams:

  • Wednesday 26 October - Ghoul school 
  • Thursday 27 October - Spooky spoons 
  • Friday 28 October - Frightening food


A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term

Big Trick Or Treat Trail at intu Metrocentre & intu Eldon Square 


  • intu Metrocentre - Sunday 30 October, 11am - 5pm (Pumpkin treat pots can be collected from Guest services in the lower blue mall next to the bus station escalators)
  • intu Eldon Square - Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October, 11am - 4pm (Pumpkin treat pots can be collected from Guest services near Debenhams or Fenwick)

Children are invited to wear their most spooktacular Halloween costume, collect a pumpkin treat pot from customer service desks then go trick or treating around the shopping centres. Participating retailers will display a pumpkin or a pumpkin sticker in their windows - little ones can then trick or treat at the till point to claim sweet treats and devilish delights! There is no purchase necessary and Pumpkin treat pots are available on  a first come, first serve basis.  

A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term

intu events are always well organised and fun. We've taken part in a couple now and the kids have always enjoyed themselves. There is no booking required and no charge. Activities are open to all ages but particularly suitable for children in pre-school and early years.

A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term

A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term

Let me know if you'll be taking the kids to enjoy any of these free activities and feel free to share your pics in our North East Days Out Facebook Group.

Image Credit : Tony Hall Photography

A guide to FREE Halloween crafts and events at intu Eldon Square Newcastle and intu Metrocentre Gateshead this October Half Term





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4 comments

  1. Love these pictures so much! Although that giant skull is proper creepy!

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  2. That's really spooky, can't wait for Halloween. :)

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  3. Absoutley brilliant pictures of your lush family Sam! If we were around for half term I'd def be nipping over to the Metro Centre, but we're zooming down to London to see our old neighbours and friends which should be fun. Hope you guys have a good one :-)

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  4. Ooh I like the sound of the trick of treating days. Arlo would love that and I could get some shopping in! I'll share this on my page tomorrow

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