Halloween events for the kids in Manchester

That spooky time of the year has crept up on us again and from seriously scary to timid and tame, there’s a Halloween event taking place in Manchester for everyone.

What? Pick your own pumpkin

Where? Various locations around the city

When? Throughout October

This family-friendly event is great for all ages and who knows, you may just start a new annual family tradition. Wrap up warm and head to one of the many pumpkin farms around the local area and search for the best pumpkin you can find.


What? Halloween in the City

Where? Main Stage on Exchange Square but events taking place throughout the city

When? Throughout October

Halloween in the City returns to Manchester this month, bringing a trick or treat trail, petrifying parades and ghostly gatherings. As well as thousands of pumpkin lanterns, famous landmarks around Manchester will also be lit up green. Plus, look out for the Ghost World Record Attempt! On October 27 and 28, the main stage in Exchange Square will host family DJs, short films, and more haunted fun.


What? Ascarium, Sea Life

Where? Sea Life, intu Trafford Centre, Barton Square Bridge, Manchester, M17 8AS

When? 20 October – 4 November

This Halloween, Manchester’s Aquarium becomes Ascarium with spooky in-tank trails and scary sights. Bring your little ones along as they search to find the wicked Sea Witch and a magic potion. There’s also plenty of other family activities to take part in including a ‘scary selfie’ photo frame. Booking online guarantees the cheapest price.


What? Brick or Treat, Legoland Discovery Centre

Where? Legoland, intu Trafford Centre, Barton Square Bridge, Manchester, M17 8AS

When? 20 October – 4 November

Get your little monsters into the spirit at Legoland’s Brick or Treat event. From themed hunts, meet and greets and a Lego pumpkin patch, there’s also limited edition bricks up for grabs. Plus, all kids who arrive in a Halloween costume will gain free entry!


What? Halloween at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Where? Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Ocean Blvd, Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

When? 20-31 October

This Halloween, Blackpool welcomes Vampire Pleasure Beach with fun for all the family. For older kids, there’s a drive-in cinema screening three horror classics, and for younger children, the Creepy Hollow promises an interactive experience with real-life animals, such as giant snails, cockroaches, and snakes. The Pleasure Beach will also come alive with zombies, vampires, and goblins but will you be able to find your way out of the spooky maze?


What? Magic potions and more at Ordsall Hall, Salford

Where? Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Salford, M5 3AN

When? 21-28 October

This month, Salford is getting seriously scary. Ordsall Hall is reportedly haunted and the 750-year-old building is said to have its own ghost, the White Lady, who walks around holding a candle. This half-term take part in a haunted gnome trail, a magic potion and secret spell workshop and don’t forget to pop into the Halloween Grotto and meet the Ordsall Hall Witch.


What? No Tricks Just Treats, Knowsley Safari

Where? Knowsley Safari, Prescot, L34 4AN

When? 22 October – 4 November

If you’re more treat than trick, Knowsley Safari is the place for you this Halloween. Boasting pumpkin carving, minibeast hunts, a Halloween-themed birds of prey display and more, the best bit is that kids will get in for half price over half term. Book now to avoid disappointment.


What? Pumpkin painting, Bents Garden and Home

Where? Bents, Warrington Road, Glazebury, Warrington, WA3 5NT

When? 25-28 October

If you’re looking for a less scary event, pumpkin painting is just for you. Create your very own design using glitter, paint, and accessories.


What? Haunted Halloween at Tatton Park

Where? Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

When? 27-31 October

Head to Tatton Park’s Old Hall this Halloween and embark on an eerie adventure around the secluded medieval building. Believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country, are you brave enough to join in with the frightening activities while listening to haunted tales?

We at Kaytons wish everyone a happy Halloween!

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