Halloween Events In The North West – 2017

Halloween Events In The North West 2017


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
  • Halloweekend
  • 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




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