Best Halloween Events North West 2021 | Things to do Half-Term

This is a round-up post for events this Halloween 2021 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 – Merseyside

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Please keep up-to-date with government guidance before booking or visiting. We are unsure of the following attractions policies on cancellations of events. Please check with them in advance. It may also be an idea to check with the attraction that everything is as advertised the day before you visit. Booking online in advance is advised and for most attractions it is essential.

Please also double-check the event descriptions on the attraction’s website as the below information could change. It is essential that you read their own information carefully.

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

Arley Hall Gardens – Harry Potter a Forbidden Forest Experience – Tickets on sale – Cheshire

A nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Explore after dark the sounds, lights, and special effects that bring the magic of the Wizarding World to life. Guests will also be able to enjoy a wide range of delicious food and drinks at the village!

Set in the beautiful woodland at Arley Hall & Gardens, this nighttime trail experience has been created by award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators.

Address: Arley, Northwich CW9 6NA

When? 18th October until the 28th November

How much? Adult £39, child £29.


Beeston Castle – Wizards Quest – Tickets on sale – Cheshire

Head to Beeston Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the grounds on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series.

Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Remember to come along in frightful fancy dress and snap a picture to enter our competition on social media. It’s going to be a really wizard day out! 

English Heritage

Address: Chapel Ln, Tarporley CW6 9TX

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Free for English Heritage members. Adult ticket £9.90, child £6. Other pricing options are available.


Bewilderwood – Glowing Lantern Parade – Tickets on sale – Cheshire

See the woods in a whole new light at BeWILDerwood’s most enchanting event of the year, The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade, coming to the WILD woods in Cheshire this October half term! Visitors can adventure through a spectacular light extravaganza and watch the story of BeWILDerwood unfold as they journey through the woods down mysterious paths exclusive to this event.

Bewilderwood

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

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? £10 per person, under 92cm are free.


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

Come along to find our scary scarecrows as you make your way around the farm. There are clues to find on your way and a prize for a successful completion of the trail too. 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 at between £2 and £5 (only while stocks last!). Plus Beastly barrel train rides and more.

Church Farm events

Address: Church Ln, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HW

When? 2nd to 31st October

How much? £5-6.50 per person.


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

Join us this October for our World Famous Pumppkin Festival 2021. Grab a wheelbarrow and head out to the Pumpkin Patch to choose that special Pumpkin. Join the Monster Mashup DiscoTractor & Trailer Ride around the Farm. We have lots of other things going on all day, including: Cuddle the Bunnies & Guinea Pigs. Meet the Snakes & Lizards, Hand Feed the Barn Animals. Unlimited Rides on the Fairground Carousel. Bounce on our outdoor giant bouncy pillow; and lots more.

Cockfields Farm

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

When? Weekends and school holidays in October

How much? Tickets are £17 per person. Under 1’s £8.

Best Halloween Events Greater Manchester 2020

Farmer Teds – Pumpkin Festival – Tickets on sale – Lancashire

Farmer Ted’s Pumpkin Patch includes 1 free pumpkin per paying child. (additional Pumpkins available to purchase). Splat those spooky ghouls on the Farmer Ted’s Ghost Hunter’s paintball experience. There are loads of spooky activities planned to help keep your little terrors entertained. Children must be 5yrs+ to ride on the “Ghost Hunter Express” – £6/seat for 5yrs to 95yrs. Plus lots more

Farmer Teds

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

When? Selected dates in October.

How much? Adult tickets are £11.50 each, children 2 years and above £15.50. Children under 2 are free. Other pricing options are available. Tickets are selling fast, prebooking online is essential.

Best Halloween Events Lancashire 2020

Halloween Events North West 2021

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 nine days 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 in our spine-tingling street parade or delve deep into the theme park and discover our spooktacular rides

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

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Use special offer code GWFIESTA for £13 Halloween tickets. Offer ends midnight 10th October 2021.

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

Holker Hall – Halloween Fun – Tickets on sale – Cumbria

The best way to start your Halloween celebrations! The Storytellers presents ‘The Sorcerers Apprentice, an interactive family theatre experience at Holker Hall on Saturday 30th October. It will be a Halloween extravaganza for the whole family to enjoy! Solve the Halloween Mystery with an interactive theatre performance and activities from The Storytellers. A pumpkin trail will also take place in our gardens on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October. Follow the clues to find the hidden pumpkins! The trail is free for children with an adults garden ticket at £9 each.

Address: Cark, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7PL

When? 30th & 31st October

How much? On the 30th – Tickets cost £15 per child which includes x1 accompanying adult. Additional adults are charged at £5 each. Adult garden tickets £9 each.


Muncaster Castle – Halloween Week – Tickets on sale – Cumbria

There will be oodles of fun and Halloween entertainment again to make this a “must-do” time of year to visit Muncaster! Activities will include the Scary Maze, fire juggling shows, axe throwing*, kids crafts, lantern parades, rag tag arts, spooky science sessions and a Zombie Shootout! Please book your place in advance.

Address: Ravenglass CA18 1RQ

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Adults £12.60, children £6.30, under 5s are free.

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

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

Emerge yourself in Lancashires’ locomotive past with a memorable and haunting visit to Ribble Steam Railway. During our family focused event, join our volunteers and take a spooky train ride along the Riverside Line in Preston. Investigate the ghostly goings on in our museum, workshop and outdoor playground (wrap up tight) and show off your creepy costumes!

Ribble Steam Railway

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

When? 30th and 31st October

How much? Adults £8.50, child 3-15 £5, other pricing options are available.


Smithills Open Farm – Halloween 2021 – Tickets on sale – Greater Manchester

Come and join us for our Pumpkin Picking extravaganza.

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

£5 per pumpkin. (must also prebook)

Smithills Farm

Address: Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton BL1 7NS

When? 16th & 17th and 23rd to 31st October

How much? Adult tickets are £8.50 each, £7.50 for children age 2-16. Under 2’s are free. Other pricing options are available and tickets must be prebooked online.

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 Farm yard favourites and then it’s off in search of the 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! Tickets for pumpkins are only valid along with valid Farm entry tickets, both of which must be presented at the Farm entrance. 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.

Tatton Park

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

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Normal Farm entry applies plus £4 per pumpkin. Farm tickets are £8 per adult, £7 per child, National trust members can save 50%. You also have to pay to park. Prebooking both is essential.


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

We can’t wait for you to join us for Pumpkin Picking 2021 this October at Walby Farm Park! We’ve got lots of fang-tastic activities for you to enjoy and some spooky specials at The Cowshed Café.All Hallo-queens and Pump-kings welcome with a FREE pumpkin for every paying child!Included:-
🎃 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 entry, online booking is essential!

Walby Farm Park

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

When? 11th to 31st October

How much? Adult tickets £11.95. Children from £14.45 (includes a pumpkin). It is essential that you prebook online.

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 anytime throughout your visit. One pumpkin per ticket is included. You are welcome to purchase more pumpkins on the day.

Windmill Animal Farm

Address: Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 1UQ

When? 9th to 31st October

How much? Adult tickets £15.95, child 1-15 £16.95. Other pricing options are available.


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