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Trafford Centre (Topshop link) 26th – 30th Oct 11 – 4
Different activities everyday with Snoopy and friends, linking in with Hallowe’en. Examples include mask-making. design and build plane for Snoopy, pamper station, meet the characters at Hamley’s, trick or treat trail. Fancy dress is optional!
Trafford Park (LEGO Land) 3rd Oct – 2nd Nov 10-7 (last entry 5)
Brick or Treat – activities include spooky hunt for surprises, build a LEGO pumpkin, haunted factory tour, spooky competitions
Heaton Park Manchester 31st Oct 11 (walk starts at 1) RAISING MONEY FOR ST ANNS HOSPICE
Paws Spooktacular – sponsored Hallowe’en Dog Walk – a 5km walk starting in the south of the park from Sheepfoot Lane car park – lots of activities planned for the dogs! Also dog agility course and dog display team amongst other attractions including street foods and face painting
Trafford Park (Chillfactore) 17th – 31st Oct
Spooky Snow Park – fun for all the family with a few trick or treats including: Sledge O’Mania, Double donuts, Luge slip ‘n slide plus lots of spooky surprises
Speke Hall Liverpool 16/17 23/24 30/31 Oct
Different activities each weekend – ghost stories in the Great Hall, Spooky Speke tours, The Haunted Hall
ADULTS ONLY Farmaggedon – situated between Ormskirk and Formby on B5195
Farmageddon is not for the faint hearted and always sells out so book a babysitter and get yourselves out to the biggest fright-night in the northwest. Farmaggedon consists of three houses and an interactive trailer ride through the fields. Children aged 15-18 can enter if accompanied by an adult – proof of age will be required.
St Mary’s Park Walkden 4th Nov 6-8
Light up the park – including: rides, food, light parade, fire eater, arts and crafts
Red House Farm 24th Oct – 1st Nov 10-4 (last entry 3)
Activities include pumpkin farming, fancy-dress competition, spook hunt, inflatable slide, barrel train, climbing walls and trampoline.
Tatton Park 24th – 31st October 12-5 (last entry 4)
Horrendously Haunted Old Hall – including: Horrible History mystery (solve the case of the missing mansion treasure) and quiz, storytelling, face painting, mask making, (tickets include admission to Farm, Mansion, Old Hall and Gardens). There is also ghost hunting in the gardens with spooky story telling at weekends.
Otterspool Adventure Centre Liverpool 29th-31st Oct
Ottersghoul takes place during afternoon or evening slots – the afternoon sessions are with parental guidance and evening are 12+ years. They guarantee to get your bones tingling and there are reductions on tickets bought in advance
Delamere Forest Cheshire CW8 2JD 26th-30th October
Different activities on each day including: Family evening forest and wildlife walk, Little explorers nocturnal animal antics, self-led Hallowe’en trail. Places are filling up fast – book online.
The Crocky Trail Chester 20th – 31st October
The Crocky Horror Show – trail of nightmares with terrifying sets and props. Includes Wall of Death stunt show. Crocky dungeon is full of ghoulish shrieks and surprises. Note – some of the activities are for children 9years+ – see website for details.
Kenyon Hall Farm from 10th Oct
Pumpkin Festival celebrating everything that is pumpkin! Pumpkin picking, carving, eating and storytelling
Always check availability before going
Wythenshawe Hall 25th Oct 12-4
Spooky Sectacular Open Day – come and seek out the ghostly ghouls and haunted histories. There will be spooky stories with Wythy witch and traditional Hallowe’en games. Numbers are limited – please book.
Croxteth Hall Liverpool 30th-31st Oct 7.30
Come and join an evening of spine tingling thrills in the Grand and spooky residence of the Haunted Croxteth Hall. Non-stop entertainment for children to enjoy, competitions, games and fancy dress prizes. Bar will be open
Nuttall Park Ramsbottom 31st Oct 3-6.30 (parade at 6)
Lantern Parade – crafts, games, lantern making, face painting, pumpkin carving
Cannon Hall Farm (next to Cannon Hall Museum, 5 miles west of Barnsley) 24th – 31st Oct – Pumpkin Festival
Create your own pumpkin face and have it expertly carved out
Smithills Open Farm Bolton (BL17NR) 24th – 31st Oct
Daytime activities include arts, crafts and face-painting
Evening event – 28th-31st Oct – ring to book time slot 01204 595765 – guided tours, haunted tractor ride, Hallowe’en disco, fancy dress and much more
Manchester United – Hallowe’en at the theatre of dreams!
Alongside the museum, tour and café will be a range of activities including a Hallowe’en trail and ‘wrap the mummy’
Gulliver’s World – Warrington
Hallowe’en at Gulliver’s – Trick or Treat Week 24th-31st October
Activities and attractions include: Leonard’s scare school, Trick or Treat Trail and Wicked Costume Party
Spooky Hallowe’en night of fun (SHORT BREAK) – including: theme park passes, stay at Gulliver’s hotel, fireworks, two course meal, splash zone session, Happy Haunting Show
East Lancs Hallowe’en Ghost Train 29th-31st Oct (evening time slots are bookable online)
Activities include: fancy dress, steam train ride to Rawtenstall, creepy crafts, frightening food and drink, ghosts and ghouls
House of the Dead – Great Northern Warehouse – Manchester (12+ years) 3rd Oct – 1st Nov – bookable time slots
Large scale walk through horror attraction – unique experience lasting 40 minutes for those that DARE.
Applejacks Adventure Park Warrington 9th Oct – 7th Nov
Spooky World – scary family festival; fun by day and scary by night
Manchester Art Gallery – Museums at night: Lost Gardens, Lanterns and Lights 29th Oct 6-8
Carve your own pumpkin fit for a dreamy outdoor gallery illumination. Take inspiration from within the gallery.
Bolton Library Service: Museum at night – Victorian Housekeepers Tour of Smithills Hall 30th Oct 6-7
Age range 7-13 – Join the head of housekeeping on a lantern lit tour of the Hall discovering the stories of the family
Team Karting, Ensor Mill, Queensway Rochdale 31st Oct
Hallowe’en Family Fun Day – IN SUPPORT OF SPRINGHILL HOSPICE. Including – indoor karting, bouncy castle, prizes for costumes, tombola and more
Bellis Brothers Wrexham (LL139YU) – pick your own pumpkin 24th – 31st Oct 9-4
In addition to picking your own pumpkin, you can carve it with help and complete the Maize Maze. Check availability before you go
Oldham Town Centre – Spooky Saturday 31st Oct
Scooby Doo will be in Oldham and activities will include: mask making, revolting reptiles, arts and crafts, face painting and storytelling
Chadderton Park Hallowe’en Family Fun Day 31st Oct 1-3
Variety of activities including: treasure hunts, circus skills, arts and crafts, den building
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The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre Rochdale 31st Oct 11-3.30
Hallowe’en kids club – variety of crafts and face-painting
Sefton Park Liverpool 24th Oct
Roy Castle Appeal Spooky Welly Walk – 2 mile family route lined with Hallowe’en trick or treat activities – advanced tickets must be bought (5000 people participated last year) Fancy dress optional!
Activities will include – urban farm, fairground, Hallowe’en train, mask and puppet making
Underwater Street – Water Street Liverpool
Solve the mystery of the oozing pumpkin meeting a host of well known villains along the way including Gru, Maleficent and Cruella. A whole variety of spooky arts and crafts will keep little ones busy all day including: make goo in the slime factory, catapult workshop, magic potions, magnets and plaques
Stockley Farm Cheshire (CW9 6LZ) 24th Oct – 1st Nov 10-4
Hallowe’en Spooktacular activities to include: witch’s house – dare you enter and play trick or treat, face painting, pumpkin carving in addition to all of the usual farm animals and activities
Book in advance and get 10% off
Touchstones, The Esplanade Rochdale 29th Oct
Medieval Sppok-tastic Family Fun Day
Come if you DARE for a day of fiendish Hallowe’en crafts including heraldic shields, batty crafts, Hallowe’en masks
Lowry Outlet Salford Quays 28th – 31st Oct 10-4
Can you complete the trail of skeleton skulls to get into the House of Horrors? Enter the Witch’s Kitchen, Spider’s Lair and Hallowe’en Hall of Mirrors
Cinema Vue will also be showing Goosebumps and Hotel Transylvania 2
The Post Box Café – Chorlton Cum Hardy 26th – 30th Oct
Pumpkin carving competition for Macmillan – 1st prize £25 (voting on 31st)
Lightwater Valley – Rippon (HG43HT) 10-6.30
Frightwater Valley – celebrate Shocktober in style with scares for the whole family
Playfactore Trafford Park 30th Oct 7.30pm-9.30pm
Freaky Hallowe’en Fiesta – activities will include: Jurassic experience, Thriller Disco, Spooky Stilt Walkers, Tricky Trapeze Artists. Fancy dress ESSENTIAL!!
Heywood Civic Centre, Rochdale 30th Oct 5-8
Hallowe’en Monster Mash Ball – party games, fancy dress prizes for adults and children, DJ Tommy K
Blackleach Country Park Salford 24th October 5.30-7
Bat walk- wear suitable clothes and footwear and bring a torch! Booking essential 0161 7934219
Ordsall Hall Museum – Salford 28th Oct 6-7.30
The Spook-takular Party – lots of Hallowe’em themed fun and games – are you brave enough to face the Hall?
Buile Hill Park – Salford 28th Oct 1-5
Hallowe’en Family Fun with frightful face-painting, gruesome glitter tattoos, spooky crafts, small fairground rides and much more.
Booking essential – 07725342111
Witches and Wizards Walk – younger children 3-30-4.30. Second walk 4.45 onwards – 6. Come dressed as a witch or wizard and walk through special effects, spooky zones and scary actors including a death-defying fire act
Booking essential – 07725342111
Clifton Country Park – Salford 30th October 10.30-12
Tiny Tots Hallowe’en Walk – a daytime ramble for young witches, ghosts and wizards
Bury Transport Museum 28th Oct 11-3
Craft’s Workshop – Ghost Trains. Fun and frightening Hallowe’en themed craft activities
Worsley Woods 30th October 5.30
Join us for a spooky walk – meeting at the Adventure Playground near the Sefton Drive Entrance – returning to Worsley library for hot dogs and hot chocolate. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets must be booked in advance 0161 794 1574
National Football Museum 26th Oct 12-1.30
Create your own spooky badges, masks and decorations with a frightful footy twist this Hallowe’en
Finally – don’t miss….
Manchester Science Festival across a variety of venues 22nd Oct – 1st Nov something for everyone including:
science after dark, science meets art, conversations, adult ball pool, family fun, make do and hack
Check out venues here – http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival 23rd-25th Oct
Lots of events, sessions, activities across a range of venues. All ages of children catered for – go to the website for full details and booking
Coming next week – decorations, food, party games for Hallowe’en – follow me on FB for updates
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