Halloween — it’s the most wonderful time of the year (well, nearly!)
So, what can you do to celebrate with your children this year if you live in the North West?
Spooky Welly Walks
Saturday October 21st — Sefton Park, Liverpool, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday October 28th — Sherdley Park, St Helens, 11.00am – 5.00pm
TICKETS: £4 in advance // £5 on the day // Free for children under 2 years old
Grab your wellies, dress up in a spooky costume and have fun on a ‘spooky welly walk’ in aid of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
We’ve already got our tickets and we’re mega excited as it sounds AMAZING with creepy crafts, fairground rides, a spooky storytelling space, pumpkin patch, shops, a yucky dip, sweet treats, animal displays and lots, lots more to do! Every child who completes the walk will get a shiny medal at the end as well — how awesome is that?
Pumpkin Painting — Bents Home & Garden
Wednesday October 25th // Thursday October 26th // Friday October 27th // Saturday October 28th — 9.00am
TICKETS: £6 on the day (available from the Children’s Boutique)
The Event’s Team at Bents have got some fun stuff planned for Halloween this year including pumpkin decorating using paints and glitter! How will your little ones decorate theirs?
Pumpkin Festival & Pick Your Own — Kenyon Hall Farm
14th — 31st October
NO TICKETS REQUIRED — Free entry and just pay for whatever you pick (£2 to £20 price range)
With a wide range of colours, sizes and shapes, why not pop down to Kenyon Hall Farm (one of our favourite places to take Lily) to pick your own pumpkins this year?
We went last year and it was wonderful plus there were a few kid-friendly activities to get involved in such as story-telling and pumpkin carving (leave the mess with them, why not eh?) We had pasties/baked potatoes, sweet treats and hot drinks too and it was such a lovely experience (not to be missed!)
Family Fun & Witches Walks
Friday 27th October — Buile Hill Park (City of Salford), 2.30pm onwards.
TICKETS FOR THE WITCHES WALK — £7.00 // LIMITED ONSITE PARKING — £1.00
WITCHES WALKS AT 4.30PM, 5.30PM & 6.30PM (EACH LASTING APPROX. 1 HOUR)
Enjoy some Halloween-themed family fun with spooky face-painting, glitter tattoos, crafts, story-telling, skull coconut-shy, climbing wall, fairground rides, curious critters and football tricks/penalty shoot-outs (via Academy 92).
You can also buy a fairground wristband in advance and get unlimited rides for £5 (this won’t be available on the day and, otherwise, rides will be £2 each).
As for the Witches Walks, well they take you off in to the woods with spooky zones, scary characters and live dance performances!
The Enchantment of Chester Zoo
21st – 31st October
NO TICKETS REQUIRED — Free with usual zoo admission during the dates specified
Described as “the perfect half-term treat with a sprinkle of Halloween sorcery“, the story is that a naughty sorcerer has cast a spell over the zoo to send the animals to sleep but the wise owls have discovered his dastardly plot! You and your little ones can help them break the spell by seeking out specific animals and gathering clues with lots of acrobatics, mystery and discovery along the way.
Halloween In The Kitchen Courtyard
Saturday October 28th and Sunday October 29th — Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan
TICKETS: Various activities available at different times throughout the day, see Facebook Event for more information.
Haigh Woodland Park are hosting a number of children’s activities across the Halloween weekend including pumpkin carving, flower cauldron making, make your own ‘ice scream’, spooky biscuit decorating, halloween lollipop decorating, art and (witch)craft sessions and a woodland ghost train!
I think we’ll definitely be popping over to get involved!
Halloween Weekend at The Ice Cream Farm (Cheshire)
Saturday October 28th and Sunday October 29th
TICKETS (FOR THE CREEPY CRAWLY SHOW): £2 each or £6 for a family of four
Join the Ice Cream Farm for a weekend of ‘spooktacular’ Halloween fun. Get up and close with the animals and learn ALL about them in The Creepy Crawly Show and enjoy family fun with a balloon man, face painting, spooky story time, fancy dress competition and limited edition ‘shocky road’ ice-cream to get around your chops!
Spooky Halloween Walk
Saturday October 28th, 6.00pm – 8.00pm — Jubilee Park, Ashton-in-Makerfield
TICKETS: £1 each for adults and children aged 5+ (not suitable for under 5s)
Head over to Jubilee Park for their first ever Halloween Spooky Walk! With hot drinks, apple-bobbing, music and activities at the Pavilion before the walk begins, it’s bound to be tons of fun!
Halloween Ghost Trains
26th, 27th and 28th October (5.30pm/6.30pm/7.30pm/8.30pm) — East Lancashire Railway, Bury
TICKETS: £14.50 per adult, £7.50 per child, FREE for under 3s (sat on knees)
With varying scare levels, jump on this haunted steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through dark tunnels and past lonely platforms! Every child will get a goody bag and there’ll be terrifying treats at the station buffet and a creepy craft workshop at Bury Transport Museum.
Make sure you dress up for the occasion and have the ride of your life!
So, will you be going along to any of these events? Please feel free to let me know of any others that I might’ve missed and I’ll add them on.
Aren’t these events just absolutely fangtastic? I’m sure you have lots of skele-fun! I hope you don’t think my puns are too corny, wishing you an un-boo-lievable time and remember, guys, creep it real!