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

There is certainly a lot less on in 2020 than previous years for Halloween in the North West of England. That’s not to say that there’s nothing on though. I’ve found events in all of the counties and there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy during October half-term.

Things to do October Half Term – Halloween – Cheshire – Cumbria – Greater Manchester – Lancashire – Merseyside

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

Arley Hall Gardens – Halloween Spooktacular – Cheshire

Join The Christie this Halloween as we head to the stunning Woodlands of Arley Hall and Gardens to host a series of spooky drive-in movies. With state of the art sound, the iCONIC 100 screen and a fantastic selection of movies, food and drinks, the Drive-in for The Christie is the perfect answer to a social distanced, socially bubbled night in support of the staff and patients of The Christie. 

The Drive-in for The Christie promises to be a spooktacular event, with everything from frightfully fun family films to some more seriously scary movies for grown ups. And if you bring the kids along to one of the PG films, they’ll get their very own trick or treat goody bags!

Arley Hall

Address: Arley, Northwich CW9 6NA

When? October 30th until 1st November

How much? £30 a car for up to 5 people.

Beeston Castle – Spooky Castle – Cheshire

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Beeston Castle. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

English Heritage

Address: Chapel Ln, Tarporley CW6 9TX

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? FREE for English Heritage members. An adult ticket costs £9.90, children 5-17 are £6 each. Other pricing options are available. Everyone must prebook a ticket.

Cockfields Farm – Pumpkin Festival – Greater Manchester

Grab a wheelbarrow and head out to the Pumpkin Patch to choose that special Pumpkin. Outdoor Carving Area you can leave the mess with US !! We have lots going on all day Including: Cuddle the Bunnies & Guinea Pigs. Join in the Halloween Treasure Hunt and claim your prize. Hand Feed the Barn Animals. Grab the Perfect Family Picture in the Pumpkin Village. Choose your Perfect Pumpkin and carve a scary Face. Unlimited Rides on the Fairground Carousel.

Cockfields farm

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

When? From the 10th October until the 1st November.

How much? Adult ticket is £8,95, £12.95 for children. Under 1’s are £4.95. Tickets must be prebooked online.

Best Halloween Events Greater Manchester 2020

Farmer Teds – Hallo week – Lancashire

The Farm will be decorated during October to celebrate the imminent arrival of Halloween!

Every weekend (not including Thursdays & Friday mornings up to 3 pm) leading up to Halloweek starting Saturday, October 3rd there will be plenty of spooky activities. Including – Scary straw bale art. Every child over the age of 2 will receive a pumpkin. There will be pumpkin carving areas and more.

Farmer Teds

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

When? Selected dates in October.

How much? Adult tickets are £10.25 each, children 2 years and above £13.95. 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 2020

Gullivers World Resort – Spook Safari – Cheshire

Gulliver’s has been taken over for a spook safari of Halloween fun! Look out for some seriously spooktacular surprises, wicked witches and perilous pirates as well and your favourite family rides & attractions. We’ve got your Halloween adventure covered with spooky shows, terrifying tricks and plenty of treats. Book your theme park tickets online 2 days in advance to save even more on your freaky family day out!


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

When? Selected dates in October

How much? Tickets are £19 per adult or child. Under 90cm are free. Other pricing options are available. Prebooking is essential.

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

Muncaster Castle – Halloween – Cumbria

Plague medicine workshops, lantern and drumming workshops and fabulous fire shows. Be entertained by the Witch Warbler trails around the gardens, the eerie Enchanted trail and even a Juggling Jester!
Enjoy spending time in the Halloween themed gardens and be ready to be spooked!

Muncaster Castle

Address: Ravenglass CA18 1RQ

When? 24th to 31st October

How much? Halloween General Entry tickets are valid for all outside Halloween activities, including the day time bird shows (first come first serve). These tickets exclude entry to the Castle for both the day time guided tour and the Sledgehammer House of Horror evening show and Twilight Owls. Basic tickets are £13.50 for an adult, £6.75 for a child, under 5’s are free. Tickets must be prebooked.

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

Smithills Open Farm – Halloween 2020 – Greater Manchester

Come and join us for our Pumpkin Picking extravaganza. 17th & 18th October and then from the 24th until the 31st October. Farm staff will be in fancy dress! Suitable for children of all ages, and pram-friendly.

This year’s daytime event runs from Saturday 24th until Saturday 31st October.

• 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? 17th & 18th, 24th – 31st October

How much? Adult tickets are £8 each, £7 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 – Dragon Trail – Cheshire

Please note the pumpkin patch is sold out.

Digby the Dragon has lost his precious eggs, can you help him find them all? Make sure to keep track of the amount so you can collect your reward at the end.  Why not come and complete the trail dressed in your favourite goulish outfit and see if you can spot any of the Farm staff dressed up as well.  Take a spooky selfie with Digby in the woodland, then collect your chocolate egg reward at the Farm exit (subject to availability).

Tatton Park

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

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? 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 – Cumbria

Grab a wheelbarrow & choose the perfect pumpkin, we also have somewhere to carve it so you can leave the mess with us!

29th & 30th only – We are very excited to launch our moonlit & floodlit Pumpkin Picking after hours event! From 6.30pm to 9.00pm on Thurs 29 & Fri 30 October you will be able to explore our floodlit pumpkin patch to choose your pumpkin!

(Play sessions available to pre-book for Milecastle 62 & our Adventure Play Barn)

Walby Farm Park

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

When? 15th to 31st October

How much? Adult tickets from £10.95 to £11.45. Children from £13.45 – £13.95 (includes a pumpkin). It is essential that you prebook online.

Best Halloween Events Cumbria 2020

If you’re looking for North West England Christmas events please check out Best Christmas Events North West 2020 – Meet Santa and More

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