Halloween and Half Term Trails

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  • 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 and wildlife.


    Friday 15th October to Sunday 14th November – Stockport Town Centre

    Have a SPOOKTACULA Halloween in Stockport with Totally Stockport’s latest Augmented Reality Trail.

    Follow the trail around the town centre and dodge the spooky characters on the trail. Everyone on a mobile device can join in, using the GPS enabled map in the app, you’ll be able to find and capture all the characters and scenes you’ll meet along the way. There are 7 trail locations.

    For more information and how to download the app see here.


    Saturday 23rd October to Monday 1st November – Fletcher Moss Park

    Pick up a trail sheet for the café in the park, M20 2SW. Broad Oak Primary school are fundraising, the café will be taking donations on their behalf or pay online. Collect a map from the café.

    We have done the hearts trail several times over the year, it’s lovely.


    Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 October, RHS Garden Bridgewater, M28 2LJ

    10am – 6pm, self-guided trail

    Help our Garden Detective to collect the answers to the clues around the garden and solve the puzzle of why some leaves change colour in autumn. Pick up a trail map at the garden entrance.

    Pre-booking your visit is essential and normal admissions apply. There’s plenty of other half term fun including storytelling. See here.


    Sunday 24th October to Sunday 31st October- Ordsall Hall, M5 3AN

    Some of the pumpkins have escaped! Explore the gardens and see if you can find them hiding around the grounds of Ordsall Hall. You will need to look very closely – some of them don’t want to be found and they may be in disguise!

    Receive a pencil and a sticker with every trail.

    Available during opening hours, no need to book. £2 per child. More information can be found here.


    Monday 25th October to Sunday 31st October – 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.


    • Manchester Arndale, Exchange Square, M4 3AJ – Above Next

    • Selfridges, Exchange Square, M3 1BD

    • Printworks, Withy Grove, M4 2BS – Inside Printworks

    • Cathedral Gardens Ice Rink, M4 3BG

    • The Royal Exchange Manchester, St Ann’s Square, M2 7DH

    • Spinningfields, Hardman Square, M3 3HG – Outside The Lawn Club  

    • Great Northern, Great Northern Square, M2 5QR

    • 111 Piccadilly, Ducie Street, M1 2HY

    • Kampus, Aytoun Street, M1 3GL


    9th October to 31st October 2021 – Walkden Town Centre.

    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. It’s a kids version on breakout rooms!

    Booking essential, see here.

    A few summers ago, we visited Totally Roarsome, a woodland walk with a difference! Check out our review now!

    Keep checking back for updates…. contact me at out_and_about_mummy@yahoo.com

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