Your local shopping centre is the place to be this Halloween! Get ready for (Augmented Reality) Trick or Treat Hunt experiences, interactive workshops, delicious spooky-themed treats and much more! Check out our highlights below and make sure to book now!
Kicking off this Friday 23 October, Broadway will launch its first AR (Augmented Reality) Trick or Treat Hunt. Running through to October 31, participants will scan QR codes found around Broadway Shopping Centre to unlock clues that lead them to a final destination to then receive a trick or treat bag upon completion.
Meanwhile, pop-up store, Chatterbox, is running kids' potion making workshops. The $10 classes run for 30 minutes between Wednesday 21 to Saturday 31 October and numbers will be limited to accommodate COVID-Safe requirements. Bookings are essential through www.broadwaysydney.com.au.
Join the AR Trick or Treat Hunt at South Village in Kirrawee on October 31. To add to the fun, learning and tutorial partners, We Future Leaders will be hosting COVID-Safe kids craft workshops. Bookings are essential through www.southvillage.com.au.
On October 31, the Zetland centre will also host the AR Trick or Treat afternoon for locals to take part in the COVID-Safe hunt. There'll be a Mexican pop-up where kids can decorate sugar skulls, to get shoppers in spooky the mood. Bookings are essential through www.eastvillage.com.au.
From Monday 19 October to Sunday 1 November, Rhodes Waterside will be celebrating Halloween with the VR Hunt throughout the centre. Kids, or anyone, can scan floor decals using the Rhodes Rewards App to unveil a spooky 3D object.
To add to this excitement, they can take part in the AR Trick or Treat Hunt on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October and receive a goodie bag from some of the spooky staff stationed in the Haunted House. To keep it all COVID-Safe, bookings for the AR hunt will be essential through the website www.rhodeswaterside.com.au.
For one week from Saturday 24 to Saturday 31 October, Stanhope Village Shopping Centre will host the AR Trick or Treat Hunt through their Stanhope Village Rewards APP. Kids and families can come into the centre anytime to be treated to the free virtual hunt anytime that week, but on the Saturday 31 October, register with a $5 donation to Kid's with Cancer Foundation and discover the eight menacing monster stations to collect a special Halloween showbag prize. Adults can enjoy the holiday too with some of the retailers getting involved. Expect Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other fearsome menu items to be served up from the cafes and restaurants.
From Monday 26 to Saturday 31 October, families in the western suburb of Cherrybrook are invited to take part in their AR Trick or Treat hunt. There's a $5 fee for this one, but all funds raised will be donated to the local Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills & Cherrybrook. The donation will be worth the fun as the kids uncover the menacing monsters throughout the centre before they collect their showbag from the spooky witch. Don't forget to bring your camera and capture all the fun.
For anyone planning a trip into the city over the coming weeks, make sure you stop in at Harbourside in Sydney's Darling Harbour, where you can find Buddy's Convenience Store and The British Lolly Shop. You are guaranteed to find the best candy from all over the world to satisfy your trick or treat needs.