Last Updated on September 29, 2023 by Suzy McCullough

This is a round-up post for events this Halloween 2023 in the North West, for the October half-term. We’ve found events in all of the counties and there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy. Things to do October Half Term – Halloween – Cheshire – Cumbria – Greater Manchester – Lancashire and Merseyside.

Please double-check the event descriptions on the attraction’s website as the below information could change. Some venues require you to pre-book online in advance. It is essential that you read their own information carefully.

Best Halloween Events North West 2020 | Things to do Half-Term

Beeston Castle – Halloween Half Term – Tickets on sale – Cheshire

Grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bewitchingly brilliant day out. Gather round for tales from our spooky storytellers and solve creepy clues in our Halloween Quest.

Book online and save 10%.

Address: Chapel Ln, Tarporley CW6 9TX

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Free for English Heritage members. Adult tickets are £10.00, children 5-17 £5.90 and under 5s are free. Other pricing options are available. Off-peak tickets may be cheaper.

Bewilderwood – Glowing Lantern Parade – Tickets on Sale – Cheshire

Known as the most fantastical time of the year, the Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade is an event not to be missed! See the woods in a whole new light as you venture into BeWILDerwood after hours. Discover mysterious paths exclusive to this event, watch the story unfold and be amazed by the magical light extravaganza. Make marvellous memories as a family, and don’t worry if you aren’t the bravest Boggle – it’s spooky, not scary!

Address: Malpas, Bickley Moss, Cheshire, Whitchurch SY13 4JF

When? 14th-15th and 19th-31st October

How much? £12.50 pp

Church Farm Events – Family Fright Festival – Tickets on sale – Cheshire

Come along for lots of spooky fun this October- fun activities, friendly animals and awesome views for you to see. A tractor ride is now included in the admission ticket price and there are three time slots to choose from.

If you’d like to take part in this during your visit then the Skull search activity pack is available to purchase. Using the puzzle page in your pack you can make your way around the farm to find and solve the clues and fill in the answers on your sheet. There are activities and games to play along the way and it’s great fun for the whole family. 

We grow over 3000 pumpkins here at Church Farm and you can choose one to purchase on your visit if you’d like to. Access to the pumpkin patch is for customers with Family Fright Festival tickets only.

​Pumpkins are not included in the admission price but are priced individually (while stocks last!) We will run out of pumpkins at some point so if pumpkin picking is important to you then please do book one of our earlier dates.

Address: Church Ln, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HW

When? 30th September – 29th October

How much? There is an entry fee. Plus an additional cost for some activities.

Cockfields Farm – Pumpkin Festival – Tickets on sale – Greater Manchester

Little Pumpkin Pickers – Pumpkin Picking Just for little Un’s. A Specially designed Pumpkin Picking and all-round Halloween Fun designed just for little ones! Running Midweek when the bigger kids are still at school.

Pumpkin Festival –

Get ready for the Spectacular Cockfields Pumpkin Festival

Calling all pumpkin enthusiasts and autumn lovers. Mark your calendars for the much anticipated Cockfield’s Pumpkin Festival, the ultimate celebration of all things Pumpkin.

Plus Pumpkins After Dark – Join us at Cockfield’s Farm for Pumpkins After Dark, an enchanting evening where live music, tantalizing Gin creations, mouth-watering food and marshmallow toasting. pumpkin picking, animal interactions, and a carving competition come together to create a truly magical experience. Embrace the spirit of Autumn and make lasting memories in a captivating atmosphere that will leave you spellbound.

Address: Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR

When? Little Pumpkin Pickers – 9th-13th and 16th-20th October. Pumpkins after dark – 25th-28th October. Pumpkin Festival – Select dates in October.

How much? Pumpkin festival Tickets are £15 per adult, £20 per child and under 1s are £5. Other events may have a different pricing structure.

Best Halloween Events Greater Manchester 2020

Farmer Teds – Pumpkin Festival – Tickets on sale – Lancashire

Halloween has grown into the Pumpkin Festival due to popular demand. There are loads of spooky activities planned to help keep your little terrors entertained. Every child over 2 years will get a FREE Pumpkin to decorate as they please in our spooky pump carving zones and more.

Address: Worrall House Farm Larder, Flatman’s Ln, Ormskirk L39 7HW

When? Selected dates in October.

How much? Adult tickets are around £13 each and children 2 years and above around £18.50 including a pumpkin.

Gullivers World Resort – Fright Fiesta – Tickets on sale – Cheshire

Join our festival-style Halloween that’s bursting with colour, costumes and music. Fright Fiesta is full of fabulous family activities, frights and theme park fun. Come together and celebrate the spookiest season of the year at Gulliver’s.

Showcase your fancy dress costume or delve deep into the theme park and discover our spooktacular rides. Experience a Gulliver’s Halloween event that’s all about families, joy and celebration. Save money on the freaky festivities by booking your theme park tickets at least two days in advance.

Address: Shackleton Cl, Old Hall, Warrington WA5 9YZ

When? 7th October – 3rd November

How much? Tickets online from £23 per person.

Best Halloween Events North West 2020 | Things to do Half-Term

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester – Brick Or Treat – Tickets on sale – Greater Manchester

  • Watch the LEGO® 4D Movie ‘The Great Monster Chase’
  • Build your own LEGO® pumpkin and help us make a spooky monster garden*
  • ‘Scarevenger’ hunt – What can you find hiding in our haunted MINILAND?
  • Meet and greet with our character mascots – Scarecrow and Lord Vampyre. Bring your best monster moves and join them for a Halloween dance party!*
  • Spin our spooky wheel of fortune; will you get a trick or a treat?
  • Photo opportunities for the whole family

Address: Trafford Palazzo in TraffordCity next to The Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AS

When? 23rd September – 31st October

How much? Tickets from £17.50 per adult and children are slightly cheaper.

Muncaster Castle – Halloween Festival – Tickets on sale – Cumbria

Family-friendly activities throughout the day. Shows, arts & crafts, BEE UNIQUE-themed activities and more. Are you brave enough to venture through the spooky maze?

Visit the castle laboratory and marvel at Dr. Frankenstein’s latest creation. But beware, for all is not as it seems! Amidst the creaking corridors and flickering candlelight, a pair of devious miscreants, Ronson and Crook, have found their way into the castle. Unbeknownst to Dr. Frankenstein, these sinister troublemakers have hatched a plan of their own. They seek to harness the doctor’s scientific knowledge for their wicked ambitions, threatening to unleash chaos upon the world. Can you help to thwart them?

Address: Ravenglass CA18 1RQ

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Entry plus castle tour – Adults online £30.60, children aged 3-15 £18.40 and under 3s are free. Tickets not including the castle tour are cheaper.

Ribble Steam Railway – Spooky Trains – Tickets on sale – Lancashire

Come and join us for a weekend of ghostly goings on. Spooky things will be happening in our museum and on our trains. Dress as your favourite ghostly character and help us find the ghosts in the museum and on the trains.

Children can make their own “Pop Up” scary Halloween cards. Face painting is also available. Additional charges may apply.

Address: Chain Caul Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 2PD

When? 28th & 29th October

How much? Adults £10.00, children 3-15 £6.50, under 3s are free, other pricing options are available.

SEA Life Manchester – Ascarium Tricks & Treats – Tickets on sale – Greater Manchester

Discover the amazing tricks of sea creatures and earn yourself some Halloween Treats!

• 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
• Make your own spooky shark hat
• Get a reward for completion

Address: Trafford Palazzo in TraffordCity, Next to, The Trafford Centre, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AS

When? 23rd – 31st October

How much? Adults online from £18.50 and children are slightly cheaper

Smithills Open Farm – Halloween 2023 – Tickets on sale – Greater Manchester

Come and join us for our Pumpkin Picking extravaganza. Farm staff will be in fancy dress! Suitable for children of all ages, and pram-friendly.

Plus the Halloween special –

• Spooky sweet hunt
• Farm staff in fancy dress
• Farm decorated for Halloween
• Children’s fancy dress competition

Suitable for children of all ages. All activities for the Halloween Special are included in Farm Admission.

Address: Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton BL1 7NS

When? Pumpkin Picking from the 21st until the 31st of October. Halloween Special from Saturday 21st through to Sunday 29th October.

How much? Adult tickets online are £9.50 each, £8.50 for children aged 2-16. Under 2’s are free. Other pricing options are available.

Best Halloween Events Greater Manchester 2020

Tatton Park Farm – The Pumpkin Patch – Tickets on sale – Cheshire

Come down to the Farm to meet all your Farmyard favourites and then it’s off to search for your perfect pumpkin. You’ll choose your own pumpkin, from our field, so prepare to get your hands dirty! We’d love to see your spooky Halloween lantern designs, so don’t forget to share your pictures with us on social media once you get home!

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities. Some areas of the farm are cobbled so sturdy footwear is essential. On arrival, the Farm team will direct you to our pumpkin patch.

To ensure there are plenty of pumpkins for our visitors – you will only be able to choose pumpkins from the patch that you have pre-paid for.

Address: Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG

When? 21st – 29th October

How much? Normal Farm entry applies plus £4 per pumpkin. You also have to pay to park.

Walby Farm Park – Pumpkin Picking – Tickets on sale – Cumbria

Bring the family along for a day of pumpkin-filled fun, as you explore the patch and hand-pick your own pumpkins to take home. There are also plenty of pumpkin-themed photo opportunities to capture your special day.
? FREE Pumpkin for every paying child
? Pumpkin Carving
? Corn Cannon
? Indoor & Outdoor Adventure Play
? Milecastle 62
? Meet Adorable Animals
? Plus so much more! All the extra Halloween fun is included in the entry, online booking is essential!

Address: Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4QL

When? 1st to 31st October

How much? Adult tickets from £11.45. Children from £12.95.

Best Halloween Events Cumbria 2020

Windmill Animal Farm – Pumpkin Picking Adventure – Tickets on sale – Lancashire

Farmer Chris has planted over 20,000 plants in our pumpkin fields, and they will be ready for your Halloween harvest this October. Each ticket includes a FULL DAY admission to Windmill Animal Farm and access to the famous Pumpkin Picking Adventure, where all visitors get to pick their own pumpkin from the fields that they are grown in.

You are welcome to access our pumpkin field at any time throughout your visit. One pumpkin per ticket is included. You are welcome to purchase more pumpkins on the day.

Address: Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 1UQ

When? 7th – 29th October

How much? Adult ticket online £16.95, child 1-15 £18.95. Other pricing options are available.

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