What’s On Stonehouse: Autumn Edition

Welcome to our feature here at the Millfields Trust: What’s On Stonehouse. We share local events organised by businesses in Stonehouse and Plymouth that we hope will interest you. It’ll also be an opportunity for our tenants across all our sites (Genesis, HQ, Mary Seacole Buildings, and Creykes Court) to let us know what events or news the people of Stonehouse should know about.

This edition of What’s On Stonehouse will showcase events happening over the upcoming half-term holiday and beyond in Stonehouse and surrounding areas within Plymouth.

Tell Me a Story

Join us every Friday morning at The Box for half an hour of storytelling underneath the Royal Naval ship figureheads – perfect for under 5s and their grown ups and a great way to end the week with your little ones.

Don’t worry; you’ll still have time to say ‘hello’ to Mildred the Mammoth afterwards!

The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AX
Every Friday 10:30 – 11:00
Free admission, no need to book

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The Halloween Trail

Are you ready for a spooky adventure this October? Join the Halloween Trail and hunt for the 15 creepy characters hiding in the shop windows of the city centre! You’ll have a frightfully fun time exploring the streets and discovering the secrets of the Halloween Trail. And if you find them all, you could win one of three £50 Smyths vouchers to buy some awesome toys!

The Halloween Trail is open from Saturday 21 to Monday 30 October, so don’t miss this chance to have some thrilling fun with your kids during the holidays. To enter the prize draw, just fill out the entry form on this page below the map after you’ve completed the trail. Good luck and happy Halloween! 

The competition will be live from Saturday 21 October!

More details on the event can be found here

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Halloween Trail at Plymouth Garden Centre

It’s time to get spooky at Plymouth Garden Centre

We are running a free Halloween Trail this October Half Term, a spooky adventure around the garden centre with a treat once completed… no tricks, we promise!

Follow the Trail of Colonel Bowden, a soldier who haunts the old fortress, now home to Plymouth Garden Centre. Take your little ones around the centre, solving riddles and clues, but beware as there are scares about!

This event is free and open to all so come on down from the 21st to the 31st of October to see if you can brave the trail!

Fort Austin Ave, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5NU
Saturday 21st – Tuesday 31st October 09:00 – 17:30

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Pop Up Swap & Shop

Nudge have literally lost The Plot for our FIRST Pop-up Swap & Shop event with FREE STEAM and sustainable fashion activities (to entertain the kids while you browse for pre-loved treasures)!

So how does it work?

SWAP: bring up to 10 items of GOOD CONDITION, CLEAN children or adults clothing to swap for comparable items FOR FREE.

SHOP: nothing to swap? You can just shop – bring cash or card and bag yourself some beautiful planet-friendly preloved bargains.

STEAM: FREE sustainable fashion, science, tech, engineering, art or maths activities for children, designed and facilitated by teachers.

STAY: bring your friends, grab a cuppa and cake, hang out, have a chat, tell us what you think and help us shape the future of It Takes a Village.

PLEASE NOTE: for hygiene reasons we cannot accept underwear or items that are stained, dirty or damaged. Damaged items can be DONATED for us to reuse and repurpose for future workshops but will not be eligible for swaps. If you wouldn’t wanna buy it, please don’t bring it. We don’t wish to cause offence but will have to politely decline anything that’s not up to scratch!

Items for swapping will be assessed and given a value/quality level. You will then be given tokens according to the value/quality of your items. So a pure wool adult coat will be given a higher value/quality level (and therefore be worth more tokens) than a toddler’s tee shirt. This is to ensure fairness.

Any very high value items may end up on our ‘sale only’ rail and only be available to buy. This is to ensure the event generates some income, enabling us to do more good stuff in the future!

The Plot, 80-84 Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3EZ
Sunday 22nd – Monday 23rd October 11:00 – 16:00

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Free Halloween Craft Workshops

Drop in to one of the Halloween Craft Workshops and have a go at making witches hats, pumpkin decorations and Halloween crowns. All workshops are FREE to attend and booking not required. Just drop in and get creative!

Workshop sessions run 10am-2pm at following locations

24 October – Las Iguanas, The Barcode – Willow Wands and Pumpkin Decorations

25 October – Central Library, Armada Way – Alien Headbands and Pumpkin Masks

26 October – Baby’roo, Armada Way – Witches Hats and Spooky Crowns

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Plymouth Market Halloween Party

Join us for an unforgettable Halloween bash at Plymouth Market on Saturday 28th October

Get ready for a spook-tacular and FREE Halloween Party that promises to be a hauntingly good time. Join us between 11am and 3pm in Plymouth Market.

Event Details

Location: Plymouth Market, Cornwall St, Plymouth PL1 1PS

Face Painting: The Event Space

🏆 Competitions: The Event Space

Trick or Treating: Around the Market stalls

Games & Activities: The Event Space

Get into the spirit of Halloween by showcasing your creepiest, funniest, or most creative costume. We encourage everyone to dress up and join in on the festivities. Capture your spine-tingling moments and share them with us by tagging @plymouthmarket in your photos. We can’t wait to see your ghoulishly fantastic outfits!

Join us for a howling good time at Plymouth Market’s FREE Halloween Party. See you there, if you dare!

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Silent Disco: Night at the Museum

Our ever-popular Silent Disco gets a scarily brilliant makeover especially for Halloween! This time there’ll be three different channels for you to choose from featuring a great selection of upbeat tracks from the 70s, 80s and 90s, as well as some spooky specials! Dance and sing along in a truly unique setting underneath the Royal Naval ships’ figureheads.

Drinks promotions will be available in The Box Kitchen & Bar throughout the evening. This is an 18+ event so please bring the correct identification with you. Please complete and download your tickets ready for scanning after purchase.

The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AX
Friday 27th October 19:30 – 23:00

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Halloween 2023: Spooky Science

Get your tricks and treats at The Box this Halloween at our special family late!

Explore our galleries by night, perform a science experiment in our Learning Room, dance away to some spooky tracks and don’t forget to wear your best Halloween outfit.

The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AX
Saturday 28th October 17:30 – 20:30

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Monsters Ball 2023

The TREASURY BAR proudly presents

MONSTERS BALL : Saturday 28th October 2023

Featuring a Live set of the very best iconic 80s tracks Doors open at 7.30pm with Live music from 9:00pm

Get your tickets here.

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Snapdragons Halloween Fayre

Come and join us for our first ever Halloween fayre! Lots of seasonal (and not toooo scary) fun for kids of all ages!

Gates open on October 29th at 1pm and will close again at 4pm.

Children’s tickets £6 (inc. Eventbrite fees & trick or treat prizes), Adults tickets are free (but please still book through Eventbrite so that we know numbers to expect, thank you).

Trick or Treat without the sweets, Scavenger Hunts, Raffle, Lucky Dip apron, Creepy Cafe, activities to honour the season and your ancestors, plus games galore.

Stalls include: Plymouth Red Tent, Snapdragons, Plymouth Woodcraft Folk, Starry Eyed Supplies & Rosebuds & Ravens.

Fancy dress highly encouraged!

If you’d like to donate raffle prizes, cakes for the creepy cafe etc, or help with the set up/pack down, please do get in touch.

Get your tickets here.

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Plymouth Bonfire Night 2023

Remember, remember the fifth of November! 

On Sunday 5 November, Plymouth Hoe will be lit up with a spectacular Bonfire and Fireworks display, with thanks to sponsors Plymouth Waterfront Partnership.

Make your way to the stunning backdrop of Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse, where the bonfire awaits. You will also spot Guy Fawkes sitting on top of the bonfire, created by the amazing team at Plymouth Play Scrapstore! Bask in the heat from the grand lighting of the bonfire from 7.30pm. 

At 8pm, the sky will burst into a dazzling display of fireworks. Watch in awe as rockets, fountains, and firecrackers paint the Plymouth sky from the Royal Citadel.

The excitement starts early, from 4pm onwards, with the Plymouth Hoe promenade transformed into a playground of fun. Thrilling rides for all ages will be in full swing, and there’s even a special children’s fairground for our youngest adventurers.

It’s a truly family-friendly event, so wrap up warm, bask in the heat of the giant bonfire and enjoy the show.

More information can be found here.

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Plymouth Social Enterprise City Festival

Plymouth’s socially beneficial businesses are gearing up for an inspiring 14th Annual Social Enterprise Festival, organised by Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN).

Our city festival highlights and supports the amazing social enterprises working hard to create a kinder, fairer, and more impactful Plymouth. This year’s festival carries special significance as it marks a decade since Plymouth was designated as an official Social Enterprise Place by Social Enterprise UK.

The Plymouth Social Enterprise Festival has become a landmark event in the city’s calendar, promoting social entrepreneurship, forging valuable connections, and inspiring collective efforts to address pressing societal challenges through doing business differently.

The heart of the festival lies in its diverse showcase of local social enterprises. PSEN helps curate a range of member-led events, providing opportunities for social enterprises to open their businesses and activities to wider audiences and highlight their impact in our city.

Last year’s edition of the festival featured over 20 events across the city, from repair cafes and community cooking classes, through to business seminars. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of social enterprise and its transformative impact on Plymouth.

Friday 8th – Sunday 17th November 2023

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Do you have a local event you would like to share?

Millfields Trust tenants and local businesses based in Stonehouse can send any relevant information, plus images to info@millfieldstrust.com. We only have limited spaces available for each blog so forward your event information to us as soon as possible.