Looking for some family friendly spoooooky events this Halloween? Check out these events in and around Greater Manchester.
I’ve also put a fab list of local places where you can pick your own pumpkin this Halloween! Check it out now!
Harry Potter and the Petrifying Play Factore!
The one and only Halloween event that you have been waiting all year for – The Petrifying Play Factore will enthral you as the creators fling open the doors of wizardry and magic on Friday 26th October 2018, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. All the details of this event can be found here.
Cockfields Halloween Pumpkin Festival
Head to Cockfields Farm this Halloween for plenty of fun! Enjoy Halloween family shows, meet bugs and creepy crawlies, there’s mask making and even a brand new corn canon! For more information see here.
Hocus Pocus Adventure Challenge; school of Wizardry at Rivendell Garden Centre
Let Magic Merlin take you through your own exciting Wizard School!
Enjoy wizard themed challenges, games and much more. Learn the Wizard anthem, wand technique and broomstick riding and at the end be awarded your very own certificate as an honorary Wizard!
Interactive, high energy, wizard themed fun workshop for your under 10’s.
This is a one hour, immersive and fun filled session!! Book now! Monday 22nd October.
Hocus Pocus School Of Wizardry!
Come and take part in Merlin’s exciting Hocus Pocus Wizard School at Red House Farm, Dunham, Cheshire.
Your budding witch and wizards can train up to be a fully fledged wizard; enjoy wizard themed challenges, games, learn the Wizard anthem, wand technique, broomstick riding and at the end be awarded their very own certificate as an honorary Wizard!
Interactive, high energy, wizard themed fun event for your under 10’s. More information can be found here.
Tickets must be pre-booked. Also available on the farm is pumpkin picking, cafe and other fun activities.
Spooktacular Messy Play.
Mess Around North Manchester are bringing several Halloween themed messy play events to Manchester this Halloween. Little ones can squelch, mix, pour, dig and explore, from soap mud monsters to gory goo! Don’t be haunted by messy play, simply come along and mess around at their Spooktacular event and leave the cleaning up to someone else! Suitable for babies (6 months) to age 5, more information can be found here.
Boothstown Village Hall, Worsley, 3-4pm, Sunday 7th October.
Oueens Park Cafe, Bolton, 11.30-12.30pm, Sunday 14th October.
Adrenaline Centre, Haslingden 11-12pm, Saturday 20th October.
Heywood Sports Village, Heywood, 2.30-3.30pm, Saturday 27th October.
Radcliffe Leisure Centre, Radcliffe, 1-2pm, Sunday 28th October.
Pre-book your tickets online now.
Halloween Fun At Reddish Vale Farm
Come to Reddish Vale Farm for a spooktacular time! As well as visiting all the animals and play areas, the ‘spooky express’ tractor will be operating, there will also be Vampire Archery, Witches Hat Hoopla, also pick your own pumpkin off the patch and carve your very own master piece! Prizes for all children in fancy dress!
Thursday 25th October – Wednesday 31st October 11am-4pm, see here for more information.
Spooktastic Activities at Tea Cakes and Tiaras
3 Spooktastic activities to chose from. Wednesday to Friday (both weeks of half term) Terrifying T-shirt designing, Petrifying paint a pot, Creepy cup cake painting. Each child will get afternoon tea and a monstrous milkshake. £10 a child.
Fright Run at Lyme Park.
If you are feeling brave, join the Hallowe’en fun run around the park, fancy dress in a must! oin the 6pm scare-tastic run in the dark taking an approx. 6km route through woodland and parkland. Head torch a must.
If you are only after a little scary, join the 2pm run – perfect for young families and is approx. 2km.
Get dressed up and make the most of this scary event. Please wear appropriate footwear for running through park and woodland.
Charges apply, more information can be found here. Friday 26th October.
Ghostly Goings-On at Quarry Bank Mill.
In the mill you can dress up and ‘snap a spook’ or join in with haunting crafts. All week from 27th October.
Activities will take place at the Apprentice House and within the Learning Space. Activities are free but normal admission charges apply, see here for more information.
Halloween at Erddig.
Join in with spooky celebrations at Erddig this Halloween. On 31st October, 11am-4pm, you can take part in bat and pumpkin printing, swop hobby horses for broomsticks with broomstick gymkhana! There will even be spooky storytelling!
This is a free event but normal admission charges apply, see more details here.
Go! Oldham Halloween Event.
Free family activities this half term at Chadderton Hall Park including spooky Xplorer Orienteering trail, Creepy Arts and Crafts, Scary Sports, Halloween games and much more. Come in fancy dress! Under 8’s must be accompanied by adults.
Monday 29th October, 1-3pm, Chadderton Hall Park, Chadderton Hall Road, OL9 0QB
Storytime and Spooky Pottery Painting FUN.
Join in for storytime and pottery painting (glazed and kiln-fired in time for Halloween). Your little one can also make their own Halloween mask to take home. Juice, snack and spooky treats are included.
Booking is essential, secure your place via the Pot2Paint Facebook Page. Fancy dress welcome but optional. Friday 19th October 10am-11am, at Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Oldham.
Halloween and Christmas Pottery Painting, Foam Clay and Keepsakes.
Paint your own pottery or foam clay, prices start from just £4 including glazing and kiln-firing. Choose from Halloween Skulls, BOO! plaques, pumpkins
Saturday 13th October 10am-3pm at Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Oldham.
Spooky FUN, FANCY DRESS and Treats.
Wednesday 31st October, 10am-3pm, Notcutts Garden Centre, Aston Under Lyne.
Come in your fancy dress customer to be entered into the prize draw! Paint a pottery, foam clay on pottery, crafts and spooky treats! Prizes start from £4 including glazing and kiln-firing. More information here, no booking required just turn up!
Halloween Family Mischief and Disco
Calling all goblins, ghosts and witches on brooms……. you’re invited to a party under the moon!
Find your way through the trick or treat maze, test your skills on the inflatable assault course and show off your best dance moves in the spooky disco! Fancy dress is optional but greatly appreciated. The bar will be open and food will be avaailble, prizes for the best fancy dressed. Tickets are £10 per child, adult and under 1’s are free!
Saturday 27th October, 4pm-9pm at Grains Bar Hotel, OL1 4SX
Friends Of Foxdenton Present Happy Halloween!
Head to Foxdenton Park this Halloween for party games, spooky walks, refreshments and much more. No unaccompanied children (Tickets- Family tickets £8, adults and children £2.50 and are on sale Saturday 13th & 20th October 12pm-2pm)
Saturday 27th October, 4-6pm, Bring a torch! Foxdenton Park, Springs Road, Chadderton, OL9 9QS.
Halloween Family Disco.
Fun family Halloween disco, £2.50 per ticket (which includes potato ash supper) which can be purchased at the centre: 01616520095
Saturday 27th October, 7-9pm, Greenacres Community Centre, Gallard Street, Oldham, OL4 3EU.
Halloween Cooking Workshop.
This Halloween make a party feast to take home in a Halloween food box! Best dressed wins a prize! All ingredients are included. Book online or call Sarah 07487817488.
Wednesday 31st October, 10am-11.30am at Norcutts Ashton Park Garden Centre.
Halloween Gnome Trail
Spooky, scary amd Gholish gnomes have taken over Ordsall Hall. Can you and your family find them all? Drop-in activity, booking required. See here for more information.
Sunday 21st October to Sunday 28th October at Ordsall Hall, Salford.
A Halloween attraction featuring live actors, spooky maze, special effects, slime making, a spooky treasure hunt with a difference and children’s activities.
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October and Saturday 20th – Monday 28th October at Reddish Vale Country Park. More information here.
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