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Best Halloween Events around Manchester 2023

Manchester events halloween
7 Oct 2023

Discover the best Halloween events for all the family in and around Greater Manchester for 2023. 

After the last year and a half, Halloween fun is definitely required. To help you get out and about with your little monsters, we have compiled a list of great Manchester Halloween events for 2023.

Here are our top picks so you don’t need to ask what ‘Halloween events are happening near me’. 

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Discover >>> Bonfires and Firework Displays in Manchester 

Pumpkin Picking Around Greater Manchester 

Pumpkins Manchester

1st to 31st October 2023

Get in the mood for Halloween with a pumpkin-picking session.

There are lots of places to go pumpkin picking near and across Greater Manchester for 2022. 

Read More >>>  Pick your own pumpkins around Manchester

Halloween at Cockfields Farm, Ashton Under Lyne 

Cockfields Farm Halloween Pumpkin Festival

13th to 28th October 2023 

Celebrate Halloween at Cockfield’s Farm Pumpkin Festival.  

Children grab a wheelbarrow and pick their own pumpkin and carve it leaving the mess behind, grab the perfect family pic in the pumpkin village, watch the fun Halloween show, meet reptiles including snakes and lizards, enjoy a tour around the farm on the Cockfields Farm Haunted Hay Ride.

The ticket will include entrance to the farm where cuddle the bunnies and guinea pigs, hand-feed the barn animals, have unlimited rides on the fairground carousel and lots more.

The festival will be running on weekends and school holidays in October. 

Read More >>> Cockfield’s Farm Pumpkin Festival 

You can also check out our review of the previous festival here. 

Toddlers Pumpkin Festival at Cockfields Farm, Ashton Under Lyne 

Cockfields Farm Halloween Pumpkin Festival Photo Oppertunities

9th to 19th October 2023

Along with the main Halloween event, Cockfields will also be hosting a fun Toddler Pumpkin Festival. 

The festival will run midweek and offer the chance to pick and carve a pumpkin, meet the animals, ride the tractor and lots more.

Read More >>> Cockfields Toddler Pumpkin Festival here.

Halloween On The Farm, Lancaster Park Farm, Oldham

Pumpkins at Halloween on the Farm, Lancaster Park Farm
Credit Lancaster Park Farm

7th to 29th October 2023 

Halloween On the Farm is back at Lancaster Park Farm. 

You will be able to pick your own pumpkin and carve it leaving the mess behind. 

Plus you can hear a tale in the haunted house, take advantage of the lots of photo opportunities and win prizes in the fancy dress competition. 

All their usual farm fun will be included in the farm tickets including meeting their lovely animals, feeding chickens and ducks, go on the adventure trail walk, riding the caterpillar barrels, pirate shootout, zipwires and lots more. 

Halloween on the farm will take place during the weekends from the 7th to 15th of October then every day from Friday 20th to Sunday 20th October 2023.

Tickets to the event cost:

  • £11 for adults (no pumpkin included)
  • £15 for children with 1 pumpkin 
  • £6.50 for children under 12 months with 1 pumpkin 
  • Free for children under 12 months with no pumpkin

Bookings must be made online. 

For more information and to book tickets to Halloween on the Farm at Lancaster Park Farm see here. 

SPOOKFEST, Trafford Centre 

Spookfest Trafford Centre Pumpkin tower
Credit Trafford Centre

13th to 31st October 2023 

Spookfest is back at the Trafford Centre for 2023. 

Families will be able to enjoy a whole of fun from fairground rides including a Ghost train, free face painting and a huge pumpkin tower, perfect for photo opportunities. 

Read More >>> Spookfest Fun Fair at the Trafford Centre.

Gandeys Circus Halloween, Trafford Centre 

Gandheys Halloween Circus Trafford Centre

13th to 31st October 2023 

This Halloween enjoy a spooky show at Gandeys Spooktacular Big Top Show.

You can expect big production numbers Gandeys are famous for.

You will be on the edge of your seat with excitement, rolling in the aisles with laughter, and hiding under your coats from the spooky thrills. Tickets required. 

Read More >>> Gandeys Spooktacular Big Top Show Trafford Centre 

Scare Skate, Manchester City Centre 

Scare Skate Ice rink halloween Manchester
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21st to 30th October 2023

Scare Skate is back for 2023 offering spooky ice skating. 

The huge ice rink will feature Halloween-themed music, props and lighting. Plus there will be a giant frightening spider to really set the scene.

Fancy dress is encouraged and booking is required. 

Read More and To Book >>> Scare Skate Halloween Ice Skating

Totally Gruesome, Walkden 

Totall Gruesome Trail 1 Theme

20th to 31st October 2023

Total Gruesome is heading to Walkden for Halloween 2023, with two trails to choose from. 

Each trail will offer ten themed rooms where you need to solve the puzzle before moving on. Think spooky rather than scary. 

2023 themes will include, Coco – Day of the Dead, Harry Potter, Space and Witches Forrest for Trail One. 

Whilst Trail 2 will feature Gru’s House, Batcave, Jurassic Park, Pumpkin Party and more. 

Discover More >>> Totally Gruesome Halloween Trail 

Family Halloween Ghost Train, East Lancashire Railway

whats included Ghost Train East Lancashire Railway

Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October 2023

This Halloween help East Lancashire Railway banish their ghosts, ghouls and monsters. 

There will be tricks, treats and fun for all the family but be warned, there might be a few surprises along the way. 

Expect Ghoulish Ghosts, who can’t wait to sing some spine-chilling songs to you, create magic spells and trick you into joining in the fun and the scares with them.

Read More and How To Book >>> Family Halloween Ghost Train, East Lancashire Railway 

Lil Monsters Ball, Hard Rock Cafe – Now Sold Out 

Hard Rock Cafe Lil Monsters Ball
Credit Hard Rock Cafe

29th October 2023 

Join Hard Rock Cafe for a fun Lil Monsters Ball.

You can enjoy a breakfast buffet, face-painting, games and more. 

Costumes are encouraged. 

Booking required and tickets cost:

  • £16.95 adults 
  • £11.95 for children (3 to 16 years)
  • Free for under 2’s 

For More Information and to book tickets for the Hard Rock Cafe Lil Monsters Ball see here. 

Halloween In The City

Halloween in The City Manchester Times

25th to 31st October 2023

Halloween In The City is back for 2023. 

This year there is lots of monster fun in-store with as huge Monsters take over the city.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the Monster Possession with puppets and stilt walker, monster photo ops, the chance to join team trick or team treat with fun activities.

Plus you ca dance away at the Monster Music Festival and enjoy the carnival of the monsters with fu and entertainment.

Best of all the festival is free!

Read More >>> Halloween In The City Manchester

The Witch’s Potion Trail, Bramhall Hall 

The Witch's Potion Trail Bramhall Hall

17th to 29th October 2023

Head to Bramhall Hall for a spooktacular spotting trail.

Batilda the resident witch fell from her broom and has scattered ingredients in everywhere. Your task to find them all to make a potion for Halloween night!

There is a small prize if you find all the ingredients. Plus you might even get to meet Batilda, our slightly scary witch!

The trail is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays from 11.oo am to 4.30 pm from 17th to 29th October 2023.

Tickets cost:

  • £6.50 for adults 
  • £3.00 for children
  • £5.00 for concessions 
  • Free for certain passes

To book tickets for The Witch’s Potion Trail at Bramhall Hall see here. 

Diggle Spooky Trail in Oldham

Diggle Spooky Trail Oldham
Credit Diggle Scarecrow Trail

20th to 31st October 2023 

Enjoy a fun spooky walk around Diggle village as you go on the hunt for spooky scarecrows.

Trail maps cost £3.00. 

To book tickets for the Diggle Spooky Trail see here. 

Smithhills Open Farm Halloween Special 

Halloween Special Smithhills

21st to 29th October 2023

Enjoy a Halloween event in Bolton at Smithhills Open Farm. 

Running from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2023, they have lots of spooky fun in-store. 

The will be a spooky sweet hunt, meet the spooky dressed staff, and Halloween decorations and take part in the kid’s fancy dress competition. 

The Halloween activities are included in the price of the general entry ticket to the farm, where you will find toy tractors, an outdoor play area, see the workings of a dairy farm, meet the animals, tractor rides and more. 

They are also running Halloween Fright Nights with haunted tractor Rides, spooky woodland walks and more, suitable for over 6’s. 

Read More >>> Halloween at Smithhills Open Farm 

Broad Oak Halloween Hearts Trail, Didsbury 

Halloween Heart trail Broad Oak

20th October to 5th November 2023

Enjoy a family Halloween walk at the Broad Oak Halloween Trail Fletcher Moss Park, Didsbury for 2023.

Follow the map around Fletcher Moss Park to discover the Halloween Hearts. 

Collect the trail sheet from the cafe, completed sheets will be entered into a prize draw. 

Check out the full details of the Broad Oak Halloween Trail here. 

Halloween at Lyme Park

Children at a Halloween Event Lyme park
Credit Lyme Park

21st to 5th November 2023 

This Halloween Lyme Park has lots of spooky fun in-store.

Head to the gardens for a Halloween Trail, where you are tasked with breaking the code and claim the treasure. 

Plus you can make your way to the Lyme Park House and help find the evidence against Peter Legh XII who has been accused of high treason.

Or be amazed by the world of invertebrates with a Creepy Crawly Animal Explorer Workshop.

Read More >>> Halloween at Lyme Park 

Apprentice House Spooky Tours, Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank credit Quarry Bank

21st to 29th October 2023

Head to National Trust’s Quarry Bank Mill for a fun spooky tour of the Apprentice House. 

Aimed at children over 6 years the tours are free of charge but normal National Trust admission charges apply.

Places required booking on arrival at the visitor centre.

Read More >>> Apprentice House Spooky Tour at Quarry Bank 

Halloween Mill Trail, Quarry Bank Mill 

Halloween at Quarry Bank
Credit Quarry Bank

21st to 29th October 2023

The Quarry Bank Mill has some spooky fun in-store this October half term.

Young Thomas Priestley has lost his finger. Can you help us to investigate what happened?

They will also be running Halloween crafts on the third floor of the mill. 

Entry is free for National Trust members. 

Read More >>>Halloween at Quarry Bank 

Festival of Fright, Parr Fold Park 

Festival of fright salford

27th October 2023 

Head to Parr Fold Park for a fun Halloween festival. 

There will be a going including spooky face-painting, Halloween stories, crafts, meet creepy critters, a fun Halloween trail and lots more. 

If that’s not enough you can check out Scream on the Green, an interactive Halloween Walkthrough with special effects, characters and more. 

Read More >>> Festival of Fright in Salford 

Spooktacular Social Freight Island

Kids at Our Kids Social party
Credit Our Kids Social

28th and 29th October 2023 

Join Our Kids Social for a spooky event this Halloween at the lair of FRIGHT ISLAND this Halloween.

The ghoulish lineup includes: 

  • Cequin Circus with a fangtastic fire show. 
  • Massive monster heads arts and crafts,
  • Monster mystery trail,
  • DJ,
  • Family silent disco.
  • Potion mixology to create the perfect spell
  • Wand crafting
  • Lego drop-in to build the best ghost house or bat mobile
  • Conker Crew with their fab mud kitchen and natural play and craft

You can also purchase great food and drink and face-painters will be on hand and lots more. 

The event will run 10.00 am to 12.00 pm each day. 

Tickets cost £8.50 per person ( per walkers are free). 

Please note Sunday 29th October 2023 is now sold out. 

More information and to book tickets to the Our Kids Social Halloween Event at Freight Island see here. 

Halloween at Merseyway Shopping Centre Stockport

Halloween Stockport Merseyway
Credit Stockport Merseyway

28th October 2023 

Merseyway Shopping Centre in Stockport has lots of spooky fun in store for Halloween 2023. 

Head to the centre in your best Halloween costume for this Free event. 

In Merseryway from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm you will find: 

  • Spin To Win Game 
  • A Beetle Juice Trail 
  • Spooky craft making your own Halloween night light. 

Then make your way to Redrock from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm for :

  • Trick or Treat 
  • Beetle Juice Performers
  • Spooky Games

For more information about the Halloween event at Stockport Merseyway. 

Heaton Park Golf Course Halloween Party  

Heaton Park Golf Course Halloween Party

28th October 2023 

This Halloween enjoy a fun Halloween Party at Heaton Park Golf Course for 2023. 

Taking place on 28th October 2023  there will be a disco, games, a spooky room and kids’ meals. 

There will also be the best fancy dress prize. 

Tickets cost: 

  • £10.00 per adult 
  • £6.00 per child 
  • £30.00 per family (2 adults 2 children)

To book tickets to the Heaton Park Golf Course Halloween Party see here. 

Adventure Forest Halloween Party, Trafford 

Adventure Forest Halloween Party, Trafford 
Credit Adventure Forest Play Centre

29th October 2023 

Join Adventure Forest Play Centre for a fun Halloween Party. 

The party will include: 

  • 2 hours of play 
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Face painting and tattoos 
  • Spooky gift 
  • Pumpkin Hunt 
  • UV Disco with glow sticks 
  • Party games with prizes.

There will be two parties at 11.30 am to 1.30 pm and 1.45 pm to 3.45 pm. 

More details about the Adventure Forest Halloween Parties here. 


Halloween Events in Salford 2023

Halloween Walkden Town Centre

There are some great Halloween events going on in Salford this year.

From spooky trails to a Halloween Cinema and lots more there is something for all ages.  

Read More >>> Halloween events in Salford 

Tameside Halloween Events 2023

Halloween Tameside

If you live in or around Tameside, there are a whole host of Halloween events to keep your little monsters entertained. From pumpkin picking to spooky events in the woods, parties and lots more.

Read More >>> Best Halloween events in Tameside 

Halloween Events Around Manchester for 2023

Halloween Lakeside Trail, Partridge Lakeside Fishery, Warrington

Halloween Lakeside Light Trail Warrington
Credit Partridge Lakes

2nd to 31st October 2023 

The brand-new Halloween Lakeside Light Trail is heading to Partridge Lakes in Warrington for 2023 and will be dog friendly.

Families will be able to enjoy an hour-long scenic woodland journey set in the 70-acre site, set in the idyllic Cheshire countryside. 

You can expect shadows of witches on broomsticks, smoke bubbles floating out of cauldrons, and spiders crawling out of trees all illuminated by magical lights to create an immersive experience that feels like stepping into a living Halloween storybook.

Plus there will also be a free-to-enter welcome hub, featuring live music, and exciting food outlets offering a variety of street food, desserts from Spoon Desserts and a range of alcoholic drinks.

You will also find a cosy fire pit corner, a perfect place for toasting marshmallows and enjoying the wholesome atmosphere!

The grand opening night on 2nd October will also include additional activities such as stilt walkers and live entertainment.

Tickets need to be booked in advance and cost: 

  • £18.00 for Adults (over 16’s)+
  • £14.00 for Children 3-15
  • Free for Infants Under 3 
  • £60.00  for Family Ticket – 2 Adults & 2 Children
  • £42.00 for Family Ticket – 1 Adults & 2 Children 

For more information and to book tickets to the Halloween Lakeside Trail see here.

Halloween Magical Woodland, Cheshire 

Halloween Magical Woodland Cheshire Pumpkinns lit up
Credit – Magical Woodland

5th to 31st October 2023

If you are happy to travel outside of Manchester, check out the Halloween Magical Woodland in Cheshire.

You can enjoy a spooky light trail with interactive installation, the chance to toast marshmallows and lots more. 

Read More and Book Tickets >>> Halloween Magical Woodland Cheshire 

World of Wizardry, The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire 

World of Wizardry, The Ice Cream Farm
Credit The Ice Cream Farm

7th to 29th October 2023 

The Ice Cream Farm in Cheshire has some spooky fun in-store this Halloween. 

The event will give you the chance to explore an interactive multi-room experience led by the farm’s professors, including:

  • Potion Making
  • Herbology
  • Dark Arts
  • Creepy-Crawlie Crafting

The World of Wizardry will be running on 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th and from 21st to 29th October 2023. 

The event costs £12.00 per person. However, they are currently offering a 15% discount reducing it to £10.50 for the 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th of October 2023 sessions.

More information and to book to tickets to the World of Wizardry, The Ice Cream Farm here. 

Spooky World Fun By Day, Warrington 

Spooky World Fun By Day

7th to 31st October 2023

Families can enjoy a spooky Halloween-themed adventure aimed at children 4 to 11-year-olds.

Kids can enjoy inflatable drop slides, archery, corn cannon, a hay bale hill, a spooky trailer ride, and lots more. 

Plus there will be pumpkin picking on set days.

Read More >>> Spooky World Fun By Day. 

Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm Halloween Mazes, Knutsford 

Halloween Maze Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm Knutsford
Credit – Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm

21st to 29th October 2023 

This Halloween Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm have lots of spooky fun in-store. 

Families can enjoy a fun spooky maze with little boos during the daytime. 

The day maze will be open from the 21st to 29th October 2023 except on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October 2023.

For those who fancy more of a spooky experience, they will also be running a Night Maze complete with scarecrows. 

There will also be a DJ and the farm will be lit up to be at its spookiest.

Plus you can enjoy a full Halloween-themed dessert menu. 

The Night Maze will run on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October. There will be family sessions from 6 pm to 8 pm and spooky sessions from 8 to 10 pm.

Tickets to the Day Maze cost:

  • £6.50 for adults and over 12’s
  • £5.50 for children aged 3 to 11 years

Tickets to the Night Maze cost: 

  • £8.50 for adults and over 12’s
  • £7.50 for children aged 3 to 11 years

There is no need to book for either event, but entry will be refused when at full capacity. 

More information about Halloween at Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farms here 

There are also running pumpkin-picking sessions at their secret pumpkin patch.

Read More >>> Pumpkin Picking at Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm 

Halloween at the Old Hall Tatton Park

Halloween Tatton Park wizard gathering characters
Credit Tatton Park

26th to 29th October 2023 

Step into an enchanting realm of the Hidden Kingdoms for an unforgettable family-friendly adventure like no other.

Discover the magic within the historic Old Hall walls and join in the wizard revelry! With apple bobbing challenges, broomstick flying, thrilling games, and captivating songs and spells.

Tickets required. 

Read More >>> Halloween at Tatton Park 

Discover >>> Pumpkin Picking at Tatton Park

Our Kids Social Spooky Silent Disco at Tatton Park

Children dancing Halloween Tatton Park Silent disco our kids social
Credit Tatton Park

28th October 2023 

Join Our Kids Social for a Spooky Silent Disco at Tatton Park. 

Along with the two channels for the Silent Disco, there will also be a fancy dress competition and photo opportunities. 

Tickets required. 

Read More >>> Spooky Silent Disco at Tatton Park 

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