Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Halloween at Bluewater

WITH just 10 weeks left until Christmas, guests can kick off their festive preparations this October Half Term as Bluewater welcomes a number of new pop-up stores to the centre.

New stores include; Anno Gin Distillers, Christmas Magic, The Gin Warehouse, Cherry Red Vintage, Custom & Co, Calendar Club, and Hamley’s, perfect for stocking up on Christmas gifts. The quietest times to shop are  Monday – Thursday anytime, Saturday 9am – 11am and 7pm – 9pm, Sunday 11 – 12 noon.

From 24th October there will also be a Hangloose Adventure pop-up (outside H&M lower mall) where guests can find out more about England’s longest zip wire and benefit from an early-bird 30% discount! 

As well as hitting the shops – there’s plenty to keep kids entertained at Bluewater this October Half Term, meaning guaranteed fun come rain or shine. 

Discover The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nature Trail and explore Bluewater’s beautiful surroundings which have been awarded Green Flag status for the fifth year in a row. Be sure to keep an eye out for the 10 new spooktacular surprises along the way, as well as the hand-painted Halloween-themed rocks hidden along the path. Feeling crafty? Guests are encouraged to add to the collection!

Sit back and relax in front of the big screen at Showcase Cinema de Lux with Disney’s Hocus Pocus showing this half term. With special showings on Thursdays for those with little ones and off peak ticket discounts before 4pm Mon-Fri, you can get the best seat in the house! For the latest film offerings and tickets, visit

Don’t let half-term planning become a mammoth task, give the kids a dino-mite day out and let them explore three storeys of soft play fun, and much more, in the Dino Jungle at Dinotropolis Giant Soft Play. With huge animatronic dinosaurs, exciting Raptor Run and Dino Escape Challenge to boot, Dinotropolis is a great place to play, learn and have a roarsome time. To learn more about Dinotropolis or book your tickets online, visit;

For those looking for a half-term thrill, GraVity trampoline park offers fun for all ages. Bounce the day away between the interconnected trampolines and challenge a friend to a game of dodgeball. Why not learn something new and pick up some parkour skills in the Freestyle zone with walls and podiums to bounce between? There’s even a big air bag for guests to practice their best front flips – or flops! Guests can learn more about GraVity and book tickets online at

Feeling peckish? Why not visit one of the most instagrammable cafes around – the famous Elan Café is now open at Bluewater. Try out one of their limited-edition Pink Waffles as well as photo-ready lattes and hot drinks. The Elan Cafe pop-up is situated outside Zara in the lower mall. Be tempted by something new at Wingstop, with 10 unique flavours to choose from, or head over to Slim Chickens for a dose of Southern hospitality. With plenty of family-favourite restaurants to choose from, check out all of Bluewater’s fantastic cafe and dining opportunities at 

Visit to find out more about all of the leisure activities available at Bluewater.


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