Doncaster businesses to unleash the magic of their local high street this Halloween!

Doncaster Council in collaboration with shopping local platform is encouraging local residents to (re)discover the magic and spellbinding experiences they have close by for October half term leading to Halloween. Local businesses will be welcoming customers and families to the trick or treat trail to find a hidden letter in shop windows to unlock a special offer online on ShopAppy as well as sweets and treats in their shops starting October 25th to 30th.

Chris Dungworth- Head of Service – Business Doncaster "We are excited to be celebrating the magic that is on our doorstep this Halloween and wish everyone luck in discovering the treats that await them.”

Liz Myers -owner of Knit & Stitch adds “This year more than ever we all need some magic in our lives so we hope locals get involved, we hope some might even dress up, grab their trick or treat bags and enjoy the trail where they will be able to discover the many magical things they can buy, see and do waiting to be found in our high street!”

Residents can pick up trail maps up on Monday - Saturday from The Tourist Information Centre between the hours of 10am - 3:30pm. Once they have found the magical code hidden across the town they can collect their voucher from the Tourist Information Centre to spend with their favourite local businesses online on

We encourage all participants to take a picture of your spooky outfits and share them with us on social media by tagging @shopappyuk using hashtags #Doncaster #ShopAppyHalloween on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!

Dr Jackie Mulligan, Founder of ShopAppy explains “ShopAppy is all about encouraging footfall and local spend. After arduous months, we hope the trail will encourage locals to make the most of what they have nearby and enjoy some quality time with friends and family. We want to live in magical towns, not ghost towns, so this Halloween shop local.”