Visitors to East Kilbride town centre are in for a spooky surprise this October as a spine-tingling array of ghouls and spectres descend on the malls to celebrate Halloween.

The centre’s Little Shop of Halloween Horrors will welcome the town’s cackling kids with a captivating assortment of dragons, skeletons, colossal pumpkins, mischievous witches, barmy bats, and even a jaw-dropping seven-foot-tall spooktacular pumpkin monster.

But that’s not all—there’s more eerie excitement to be had.  As part of the October school holidays, aspiring bakers can participate in the ghoulish festivities at Mr Bones Bakery in Plaza.

From October 16th to 20th, Mr Bones and his trusty sidekick, Mary Scary, will impart their baking wisdom to youngsters, guiding them in crafting delectable treats including spider cobweb cookies, slippery snake cakes, pumpkin puds, and mummy muffins, all to be taken home as chilling souvenirs.

The free half hour workshops will run daily from 11am to 4pm – advance reservations are not required.

Shoppers looking for a ghoulish memento of their visit to the centre’s haunted house are invited to take some hair-raising selfies, while those looking to show off their perfect pics will have an opportunity to win some special Halloween prizes in our ghostly Eek EK social media competition.

Alan Smillie, Centre Manager at EK, East Kilbride, commented, “From devilishly delicious workshops, and our colossal selfie pumpkin, to the spine-chilling Little Shop of Halloween Horrors, there’s something for every ghost and ghoul visiting EK this Halloween. Our haunted house was a tremendous hit last year, and we’re anticipating an even spookier experience this October. Come on down and join in the fun… if you dare!”

The door to the Little Shop of Halloween Horrors will creak open on Saturday, 7th October, welcoming ghouls and goblins from 11am to 4pm every weekend throughout October and during the school holiday week.


Mr Bones Bakery Workshops

Location: Plaza Mall

Cost: Free

Workshop length: 30 mins

Timing: Daily from 11am to 4pm


Monday 16th October
Welcome to Mr Bones Bakery! Ready, steady, bake!  Today you will be making spider cobweb cookies.

Tuesday 17th October
It’s day two in the Mr Bones Bakery, come on in and get decorating.  Today you will be making slippery snake cupcakes- watch one or two don’t get loose!

Wednesday 18th October
Its Dracula’s favourite time of year so lets’ get our teeth into something bitetastic – fangtastic cookie bites!

Thursday 19th October
Join us again for day four of Mr Bone’s Bakery. What scares you at Halloween? How about terrifying mummies?  Today we will be making mummy muffins.

Friday 20th October
Remember your garlic for this spooky session.  Today we will be making vampire gingerbread men.


Mr Bones Trail
Throughout the week youngsters can collect a trail sheet and then head off to find the gruesome ingredients for Mr Bone’s favourite bake.   Check the store windows in the centre for spooky items and come back to get a Halloween chocolate lolly at the haunted house.