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Spooky Fun: Halloween Activities in Manchester, for Families

Looking for some family-friendly activities to join this year to celebrate Halloween? Look no further!


As autumn sweeps into Manchester, it's time to usher in a delightfully spooky Halloween season specially crafted for children in 2023. Manchester offers an array of Halloween-themed activities that are perfect for little ones. Whether you're a local or visiting, these age-appropriate Halloween events and attractions are sure to create magical memories for your young adventurers.

Spooky Adventures in the City:

  • Ranging from giant rooftop Monster Invasions, a magnificent Monster Procession, and frightful fancy dress challenge a monster rock music festival and a Carnival of Monsters.

  • Where – across Manchester city centre When – 28th and 29th October 2023 Cost - Free

  • For more information check out, www.visitmanchester.com/ideas-and-inspiration/halloween-in-the-city

Check out last years spooky adventures in the video below,


Raver Tots Halloween Party:

  • On Saturday, the 21 st October 2023, get your best fancy dress on and dance at the Raver Tots Halloween Party. You don't want to miss out on 'THE MOST SPOOKTACULAR INDOOR FAMILY DANCE PARTY'. Children under 18 months can also attend for FREE!

  • Location: Freight Island, Manchester (M1 2PZ) Time: 10 am

  • For tickets, or more information, please check out https://www.ravertots.co.uk/event/raver-tots-halloween-party-manchester-3/


Asquarium, Mancheter Sea life centre

  • Follow an immersive trail to help her keep her fellow sea creatures safe and look after the ocean. Complete the ‘spook-splash-tastic’ challenges to join Serafina’s army of Sea Defenders.

  • This event will include; Meet Serafina the Sea Witch, Enjoy cool photo opportunities, Visit our pumpkin patch, Fun activity trail and challenges throughout the aquarium, Enjoy visual games and activities, as well as making your own spooky shark hat.

  • This event takes place between 23rd September - 31st October so get your tickets before they sell out!

  • More information, and tickets, are available here: www.visitsealife.com/manchester/explore/events/ascarium-tricks-treats/



Pumpkin Patch:

  • There are plenty of pumpkin patches in Manchester, but according to the secretmanchester.com the BEST pumpkin patch is Cockfields Farm, at Ashton Under Lyne (OL6 8AR)! Tickets for here can be found at; https://cockfields.co.uk/

  • Pumpkin patches are a Halloween must! It's a fun day out, the children can pick their very own pumpkins, and then you can all spend the evening carving or painting them. For the full list of the best pumpkin patches local, please check out https://secretmanchester.com/pumpkin-patches-manchester/


Manchester, in 2023, offers a Halloween season tailored to the youngest members of the family. From not-so-spooky storytime sessions to pumpkin painting parties and trick-or-treat trails, there's an abundance of kid-friendly Halloween activities to choose from. Share the magic of this enchanting holiday with your little ones, making memories that will last a lifetime. In Manchester, Halloween is all about safe, spooky-free fun for the youngest adventurers in your family!

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