Hallowe’en – North West family fun


http://www.ourkids.social Spooktacular Social

30th October, Sale Masonic Hall, 2-4.30

Our Kids Social provide family events aimed at those with children aged 8 and under. Event have a mix of music, arts, craft, story-telling, sensory, vinyl revival, face-painting and always a bar! Join the, for a knees up with your nippers this Hallowe’en for an event that includes fancy dress, yucky dip and the Thriller danceathon!



Gulliver’s World Trick or Treat Week

Swizzels Trick and Treat Trail with activities and surprises along the way including Leonard’s Scare School and the Wicked Costume Party.

Happy Hauntings 29th October

Park entrance plus Halloween entertainment and a meal while you watch the Happy Hauntings show.



Speke Hall Spooky Speke School – half term week

Range of spooky activities





Tatton Park 22nd – 30th October

A park full of Roald Dahl Witchy mischief as you are invited to the Spooktacular Halloween Party at The Wiches’ Hotel Magnificent. Spooky storytelling, sweet shop laboratory, chilling confer challenge and much more!



Red House Farm, Dunham – throughout half term

Pumpkin carving plus all the usuals – inflatables, barrel train ride, climbing wall, trampolines, haunted hunt, fancy dress.



Kenyon Farm pumpkin festival 15th – 31st October

Pick and carve your own pumpkin – last year booking was essential!  Spooky story time, themed food, drinks and treats, decorations and gifts!





Dunham Massey – 3 afternoons in half term

Spooky storytelling with Helen Stewart



Spooky Quiz – Ordsall Hall various dates Oct half term £1, drop in

Craft corner – Ordsall Hall, various dates Oct half term

Witchful Thinking – Ordsall Hall, various dates Oct half term

Halloween Quiz – Salford Museum and Art Gallery various dates Oct half term £1

Spooktacular Party – Ordsall Hall 6-7.30 £5 a ticket


Stick Man Creative and Sensory Play


15th Sept – 29th Oct – Stick Man themed art installation / sensory room, read the story and create own artwork inspired by your visit. Northenden


Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things

– until 17th Dec – http://www.z-arts.org ages 0-11 tickets required

Explore hidden rooms, a humongous chocolate cake and brilliant clues on this immersive experience which all children will love. Oh no! It’s a BEAR!


Halloween mask making 22nd Oct Marketplace Studios Stockport

A day of creative fun to design and make your own mask – ideal to top off any fancy dress costume! Aged 8+





Halloween at Eureka! Halifax   22-30 Oct ages 3 – 6



Halloween MCR – city centre – 24- 30 Oct


Get the whole family in the Halloween spirit with pumpkin lined streets, lit up buildings, cemetery gates, giant spider, Dr Dee’s curiosity shop, ghost walks and a zombie parade!  This looks fantastic!


Crocky Trail Halloween – The cocky horror show – http://www.crockytrail.co.uk

Wall of death, catacombs, ground dwellers, zombies, cocky dungeon, mad monks, giant spider and more – dare you enter? Check all height / age restrictions when booking tickets. Fireworks on some nights also included.


Spooky World Apple Jack Adventure Park

http://www.applejacksfarm.co.yk/spooky-world – a fun family Halloween themed event. Suitable for all ages, rides aplenty and spooky characters lingering around. Also pumpkin carving and other activities


Manchester Science Festival 20-30 Oct


Venues across Manchester providing science, crafts, art, fun, play, music, experiments. See website for full listings including adults only Science after dark….


Fright Fest at the CAGE – Lyme Park 22 – 28 Oct

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Lyme-park/  The cage has been taken over by spirits and ghosts – will you dare to enter?!  Event free but normal entry charges apply to park.

Fright Fest Jumping Jack-O’Lanterns Lyme Park 25-27 Oct

carve a lantern or pumpkin – booking essential age 6+ vehicle admission charges apply


Printing power craft table at People’s History Museum – Spinningfields

http://www.phm.org.uk 22-30 Oct


The Enchantment of Chester Zoo 22-31 Oct http://www.chesterzoo.org/enchantment

Can you break the spell of the evil sorcerer? Meet the curious characters, discover their remarkable super powers, meet some inspirational individuals – booking essential


Tricks for Treats – Halloween at National Football Museum

22-30 Oct http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

penalty piñata, creepy commentary, soccer skills, ghost training, otherworldly keepie-uppies, spooky skills, arts and crafts and more!


For more recommendations in the North West and funny family everyday chaos, find me on FB – Not Just Rita’s Mother










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