If, like me, you live in the North West of the UK then I have scoured the internet to find out what is happening locally for the October half term this Halloween. I have done all of the hard work for you!
Southpork Halloween Festival – There are all kinds of different events happening between 20th – 29th October, to name a few;
- Dead of Night Film Festival
- Medieval Street Theatre
- Little Monsters Ball
- Circus Of Horrors
- Harry Potter Day
Halloween Ghost Trains – East Lancashire Railway takes you on a spooky journey through haunted stations and tunnels. Fancy dress is optional and kids get a Halloween-themed goody bag!
A Hidden Halloween – Tatton Park brings us this nine day event running from 21st – 29th, with;
- A Mystery Maze
- Spy In The Mansion
- Secret Hauntings at The Old Hall
- Spooks in the Secret Garden
No Tricks Just Treats – Knowsley Safari Park is letting kids go half price during the October half term, with events such as;
- Pumpkin Carving
- Terrifying Talons
- Mini Beast Hunts
- Wild Encounters
- Swing After Dark
Wacky Worlds Halloween – this is a huge obstacle course with a spooky twist and is coming to all areas of the UK. Click the link to find out more.
Halloween Fun Run – This is taking place at Heaton Park and is for a charity called Dreams Come True which help children living with serious medical conditions. All ages can take park, whether they run or walk. Children taking part will receive a goody bag at the finish line. There will be entertainment and refreshments with a Halloween twist!
The Enchantment Of Chester Zoo – Chester Zoo has come under a spell and it’s up to you to help break the spell! There will be acrobatics, music and story-telling. It’s free with the usual zoo admission fee.
Halloween In The City – Manchester is bringing us ten days worth of spooky events taking place throughout the city centre. Includes;
- Haunted Maze in St Ann’s Square
- The Big Dress Up
- The Main Screen will be screening Halloween movie favourites, Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus, Hotel Transylvania.
- Day Of The Dead Parade
Enchanted Speke: Hansel & Gretel – Explore the eerie woodlands and go hunting for the witch. To see prices and dates, click the link.
Witches and Wizardry School Of Excellence – There’s a slight Harry Potter theme here, your children will be able to enrol at the school, learn spells and make potions.
I would also recommend finding out what your local farm is up to during the half term, over Halloween. They usually have activities such as;
- Pumpkin Patch
- Corn Maize Maze
- Pumpkin Carving
- Puppet Shows/Story Time
- Market Stalls
- Food & Drinks Stalls