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Halloween at Darlington Market – 31st October 2018


Get ready for some spooky fun at Darlington Market this Halloween!

Rumours that Darlington Market is haunted will prove true this Halloween when we play host to a whole load of spooky goings on!

Following the popularity of the Cool Science Slime Shows over the Food Festival weekend, we’re excited to announce that Cool Science is coming back with two spooky science shows and three Halloween sessions in the Covered Market between 9am and 4pm on Wednesday 31st October. Get ready for smoke, fire and (of course) explosions during the Science shows, and for the braver visitor slime, zombies, Witch Snot and exploding bath bombs in the Halloween sessions. Don’t worry, these sessions are suitable for all ages and will amaze your little ghouls and goblins during the half term!

No Halloween event is complete without dressing up, so we strongly encourage you to bring your spookiest costumes as there is a prize for the best dressed. If you want to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to a show at the Majestic Theatre, come down to one of the Cool Science Party shows and be in the Covered Market for judging at 4:15pm. It’s also a great excuse to stock up on sweets and treats ready for any trick or treaters who may come knocking later.

Cool scienceIf you can’t make it on the 31st, don’t worry, there will also be a terrifying treasure trail around the Market! Find all of the Halloween items between Saturday 27th October and Sunday 4th November to be in with a chance to win one of our gruesome prizes! All entries will go in a witch’s hat, and three lucky winners will be selected to win an awesome prize.

Darlington Covered Market sits in the heart of the town and will benefit from a multi-million-pound investment. It will remain sympathetic to its Victorian heritage but will transform into a 21st century retail destination based on the already excellent fresh food offer with a more cosmopolitan feel. It will blend its solid and dependable value for money shopping tradition with an afternoon/evening family based leisure experience.



The Market Hall is open Monday to Saturday from 8am until 5pm.

The Outdoor Market is held on Mondays and Saturdays, 8am to 5pm.

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