Halloween is bigger than ever, and October is all about Halloween. Love it or loathe it, there’s plenty of spooky activities to get you out and about with the kids and into the Halloween spirit.
Here’s our top pick of hauntingly good family-friendly events in Greater Manchester this Halloween…
Raver Tots Halloween Party Manchester!
Raver Tots are returning to Manchester for a crazy Halloween party with tons of multi sensory kids fun suitable for all ages 0+ with all your favourite tunes brought to you by the Wideboys and DJ Archie!
Raver Tots Manchester Halloween event will be taking place at the city’s only immersive nightclub, Impossible.
Mess Around – Spooktacular
(Various locations throughout October 2019)
Bring your little ones to make a mess in spooktacular style at Mess Around’s Halloween themed party and the best bit mums & dads, you don’t have to clean up! Young children will love getting stuck into mixing, squelching, digging, pouring and exploring! Older siblings are welcome to join in the fun too with arts & crafts in the Create & Make Area.
Holmbridge, Mossley, Little Hulton, Stalybridge, Lower Broughton – messarounduk.com/cemanchester
Heywood, Radcliffe, Haslingden – messarounduk.com/northmanchester
Alderley Edge, Wythenshawe, Altrincham, Urmston – messarounduk.com/cheshiresouthmcr
Family Yoga – Room on the Broom at The Royal Exchange Theatre
Sunday 13th October, 11.15am – 12.45pm
Take a break from traditional trick-or-treating this Halloween with this unique way to explore Julia Donaldson’s popular children’s tale, Room on the Broom. Using creative movement, storytelling and songs; this session offers your children the opportunity to explore their imagination in a non-competitive environment. With workshops open to everyone, from children to grandparents, this is a great chance to bring together the whole family for fitness with a difference.
Click Interested or Going on the Family Yoga – Room on the Broom Facebook Event for the latest updates.
Witches Walk at Buile Hill Park, Salford
Prepare to be scared! Last year our Witches walk was a sell out! It’s back and BIGGER and BETTER than ever, with even more spooky zones, scary characters, amazing special effects, stilt walkers and live dance performances.
It’s frightfully good fun for the whole family, just as long as you’re brave enough…Beat the queues with fast entry, character meet + greet, plus a free goody bag for children, free souvenir photo for adults and a hot drink of your choice or a bottle of water with the new for 2019 ‘Fast Track Package’! Walks are being held at 4pm, 5pm, 6.15pm and 7.30pm on Friday 25th October, and last for approximately an hour. Also, why not join us from 2pm onwards for some spooky family fun at the Halloween Spooktacular Funfair! Please note: 5pm + 6.15pm Walks SOLD OUT. Visit witches-walk-tickets
The Addams Family (2019)
The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbour. Showing on the big screen from Friday 25th October.
Book to see any film at an ODEON between September 30th and October 31st and you’ll get a free 2-4-1 pass to any UK Merlin attraction. That means the latest films plus entry to some of the UK’s top attractions including SEA LIFE Centre and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre for free! Visit odeon.co.uk
Ghostly Storytelling Day at Ordsall Hall, Salford
Sunday 27th October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Explore Salford’s historic Tudor manor famous for its resident spirits, for an authentic, spooky day out with the family. Ordsall Hall has partnered with Manchester Metropolitan University and HAUNT Manchester to bring you a family friendly day of spooky storytelling and ghoulish poems as part of Gothic Manchester Festival. Enjoy some deliciously dark tales of wicked witches, phantom horsemen, ghostly animals and enchanted forests.
Free, no booking required. Suitable for ages 5 years +
Click Interested or Going on the Ghostly Storytelling Day Facebook Event for the latest updates.
Halloween in the City
Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th October 2019
City Centre is the place to be this Halloween weekend, with ghosts and ghouls taking over the city’s buildings and landmarks and plenty family-fun to be had!
A (g)host of creepy, kooky and mysterious events will be haunting the city centre. FEATURING: The Manchester #MONSTERHUNT, Creepy Carnival, Poisonous Maze, Skeleton Parade and Trick or Treat Trail.
Click Interested or Going on the Halloween in the City 2019 Facebook Event for the latest updates.
Ghost Train at East Lancashire Railway
31st Oct, 1st & 2nd Nov at 4pm
A spooky steam train ride with a gaggle of ghouls to Rawtenstall and back through dark tunnels and past haunted stations. Creepy crafts and terrifying treats included! Are you brave enough to board the Halloween Ghost Train? You can even start at Bury Transport Museum’s Creepy Craft Workshop to get set for the scare.
Sale Spooky Our Kids Social
Sunday 27th October, 2pm – 4pm
Team OKS are bringing their annual sell out Spooky Social back to South Manchester, and you are all invited! It’s gonna be a fangtastic knees up with your nippers; including dynamic DJs pumping out vinyl classics in the Ball Room. Come and show the kids how it’s done on the dancefloor – Monster Mash, Time Warp – it’s time to get your freak on! Super talented Face Painters will be ready to make you look awesomely gruesome – not just for kids, and we of course welcome fancy dress.
Made on the Sofa will have devilishly delicious homemade cakes for sale and of course there will be the bar! Fancy dress is welcome for all ages and we will have all of the usual OKS goodness but with a ghostly, gruesome twist. Visit ourkids.social
Hotel Transylvania Screening at Salford Museum and Art Gallery Sat 19th Oct, 5pm-7pm
A Halloween film screening in the Victorian Gallery for all the family. Dare you venture into the museum after dark? Watch our for things that bump in the night with our Halloween spectacular screening. Little monsters will be treated to snacks too! Visit Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Born To Be Wild Child Halloween Party w/ The Rockin’ Rhinos Live
It’s that time of the year again to do the monster mash at the Born To Be Wild Child Halloween Bash on Sunday 27th October, 12-3pm at Yes MCR.
Expect a very special bunch of wild animals to get the party started…The Rockin’ Rhinos! Dress up as ya fav stars of rock n roll or dust of the cobwebs of those best Halloween outfit there’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the most ghoulish outfits! Visit borntobewildchild.com
Creepy Stories in the Cells at Greater Manchester Police Museum
Join GMPM for Autumn half term open days! Celebrate the spooky with creepy stories in the cells (suitable for all ages) and an interactive court case at set times throughout the day. Open Tuesday 29th October & Thursday 31st October, 10.30 – 3.30, last admission 3.00 and entry is FREE. Visit GMPMuseum
We always recommend that you check details with the organiser before setting off.
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