You probably know by know that my family and I (especially me!) absolutely LOVE a trail! They keep the kids happy when we’re Out and About and they can be so much fun. The kids love them as there’s usually a prize at the end from stickers to colouring sheets and sometimes chocolate!
These activities can do done independently and are for everyone to enjoy. Please be mind-full about the local residents, wildlife and of course social distancing rules.
SPOOKY HALLOWEEN TRAIL
Friday 23rd October – Sunday 1st November around Diggle, Saddleworth.
Search for clues around Diggle Village. Collect your trail sheets from the Gate Inn and Grandpa Greene’s. £3 per trail sheet, yummy treat for all children at the end of the trail. We did it last year and it was lots of fun.
HAUNTED PUMPKIN HUNT
Sunday 25th October to Sunday 1st November- Brownhill Nature Garden (Uppermill)
Pick up a free map from the Limekiln Cafe and find the 8 pumpkins. Use the letters on the pumpkins and solve the clues. Go back to the cafe with the answer for a chocolatey treat.
BROAD OAK HALLOWEEN AUTUMN HEARTS TRAIL
Friday 23rd October to Monday 2nd November – Fletcher Moss Park
Pick up a trail sheet for the cafe in the park, M20 2SW. Broad Oak Primary school are fundraising, the cafe are taking donations on their behalf or pay online. We did the hearts trail over the summer and it was lovely.
Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November – Slaithwaite
Collect your map from Acorn and Pip or The GVG and find 20 ghosts hidden in the village. £1 a map, all donations are for Slaithwaite Christmas lights.
HALLOWEEN IN THE CITY
Monday 26th October to Sunday 1st November – Manchester City Centre
The giant inflatable monsters are back in the city! The creepy characters will be hanging out at seven locations including the Printworks and Arndale centre. I’m on the look out for a map so I’ll let you know.
HOLIDAY ACTIVITY TRAILS
Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October – Tameside Parks – Hyde Park, King George’s playing field, Stamford Park and Sunnybank Vale
Go on your own hunt in the park and search for Room On The Broom image. Take a pen and some paper to make a note of the letters on the images, make up a special phrase and send it to the Grow In Tameside Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a book! There’s 14 images to find in each park.
HALF TERM HALLOWEEN TRAIL
Saturday 24th October to Saturday 31st October – Mirrlees Fields, Woodsmoor, Stockport
Find the decorated bats and pumpkins around Mirrlees Fields. A fun family friendly event hosted by Great Moor Community Infant School PTFA. You can donate (suggested donation £1) and download a trail sheet from their website, otherwise collect a paper copy from Woodsmoor Post Office or The Bake House.
Other Halloween Themed Trails:
Early October to 1st November 2020 – OL6 7RS BOOKING ESSENTIAL
A pop up spooky Halloween trail just for kids, a socially distanced indoor attraction. You have 5 minutes in each of the 10 themed rooms to crack the code.
During the summer we visited Totally Roarsome, a socially distanced woodland walk with a difference! Check out our review now!
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