School Holidays

October Half Term

Events and Days Out for families in around Cheshire this October Half Term and Halloween!  Includes…..

🎃 Pumpkin Picking

🎃 Halloween Events for Kids 

🎃 Free activities 

Loads More! 


🎃Here are our listings of Half Term Events happening in Cheshire – specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Prestbury – check out our listings below.

🎃If you’d prefer to search for events by date, check out the Events Calendar here which features all the Half Term events and more.

🎃 For local holiday clubs and camps click here

🎃If you’d like to advertise your event with us please get in touch here.

🎃For full lists of Days Out in and around East Cheshire click here

🎃We’ve got a whole section dedicated to Autumn for kids in East Cheshire – days out, events, rainy day ideas and more.  Click here. 

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If you are looking for something different to do with the kids this Halloween/October Half Term in Cheshire, why not come and join us for a SPOOKY TREE CLIMB at Arley Hall & Gardens?!

Sunday 31st October 2021

If you like dressing up you can even climb in your Halloween outfit! There will be lots of spooky props, and a Halloween sweet bag for every climber.

Find out more about Discover Tree Climbing here.

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Event Information and Booking 



Featured Listing

Pumpkin Picking

🎃 For details of local pumpkin picking patches in Cheshire check out our blog here.🎃

Castaway Play Halloween Sessions

A Spooky week of Halloween fun at Castaway Play between the 26th and 31st October 2021.
Featuring: Jack Skeleton, Hocus Pocus Witches, Broomstick Parking,

71 Moss Rd, Congleton CW12 3BP

Cheshire Pony Parties Half Term Fun

Ride a “bewitched” pony or unicorn around the halloween obstacle trail collecting goodies along the way.

23rd-31st October 2021

Kelsall, nr Chester



Frights of Abraham

enchanted witch’s grotto, colourful scarecrow displays at the summit and in the wild woods, tasty Halloween treats in the cafe and a treasure hunt to find 13 magical black cats for younger guests.

23rd October to 31st October 2021

Heights of Abraham, Dale Rd, Matlock DE4 3NT

Fun4all Macclesfield Halloween Party

Soft play, spooky disco, ghost hunts, colouring competition and more.

30th and 31st October 2020 4-5.45 pm

7-8 Queen’s Ave, Macclesfield SK10 2DG

Gandeys Circus – ‘SPOOKTACULAR’

Great day out for the kids near Cheshire this October half term.  Gandeys Circus returns with a brand-new action-packed legendary Halloween Spooktacular Big Top show for all the family.

13th-31st October 2021

Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8JG

Garden display: Green fingers and terrible turnips at RHS Bridgewater

A fun Half term/Halloween event for the kids near Cheshire.  Discover the horticultural rituals and freaky folklore behind Halloween in this new outdoor family display inspired by the RHS Libraries collections.

From 22nd October 2021 throughout October Half Term. 

RHS Bridgewater Occupation Rd, Worsley, Manchester M28 2LJ

Go Bananas Congleton Halloween Party

Soft Play, Snack Boxes, Disco, Competitions and more.

31st October 2021 3-5pm

Unit 2 Towerhill Court, Greenfield farm estate, Back Lane, Congleton CW12 4TR

Half Term Activities at Jodrell Bank

Fun events for children in Cheshire this Halloween/October Half term

Half-Term: Operation Earth trail

Saturday 23rd October – Sunday 31st October 2021

Brand new Operation Earth Trail. Explore the Jodrell Bank site hunting for clues and learn tips along the way about how to help protect our home planet. Trails are free with general admission and suitable for all ages.

Half-Term: Operation Earth classroom crafts

Monday 25th October- Friday 29th October 2021

Drop-in any time throughout the day

Drop by our Classroom Crafts Zone and make some items to take home which will allow you to live your life in a more sustainable way. Drop in any time from 10am – 4pm, included in general admission and suitable for all ages.

Half-Term: Operation Earth science show

Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021

Show Times: 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

You can become a trainee environmental scientist and help investigate Earth’s land, air and oceans and see if you can identify a solution to our planet’s problems.

Science Shows take place in the Wolfson Auditorium and are included in general admission. Each show lasts approx. 30 mins and is suitable for ages 5+.

Halloween at Arley Hall and Gardens

Awaiting further event info.

25th-31st October 2021.

Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich CW9 6NA

Halloween at Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock

Monsters are taking over Gulliver’s Theme Parks for a spooky season of Halloween fun.

October 24 – October 31 2020

Temple Walk, Matlock Bath DE4 3PG

Halloween at Gulliver’s World, Warrington

Gulliver’s has been taken over for a spook safari of Halloween fun!

24th October 2020 – 1st November 2020

Shackleton Cl, Old Hall, Warrington WA5 9YZ


Halloween in the City Manchester

Mark the arrival of Halloween with a weekend of terrifyingly good events in Manchester city centre.

Halloween Make a Bear Special

Halloween crafts a plenty and make a beautiful bear with a Halloween costume.
Hosted by Little Learners Stockport
23rd October 2021 10.30 am
Fir Road Scout Hut, Fir Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 2NP

Halloween Pumpkin Trail Tytherington

Hosted by Marlborough School PTA. Please contact the PTA for more info and to pledge your £1 minimum donation – PTA@MARLBOROUGH.CHESHIRE.SCH.UK

23rd – 31st October 2020

Halloween Trail & Ghoulish Gardens

Wander around the Ghoulish Gardens and interactive halloween trail searching for clues with your family to help Dorothy & Toto journey through the haunted forest and find her 3 iconic friends to reach the Wizard of OZ .

25th-31st October 2021

Stonyford Cottage Gardens & Nursery, Stoneyford Ln, Northwich CW8 2TF

Harry Potter Forbidden Forest at Arley Hall and Gardens

A nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Various Dates from 19th October October to 28th November 2021.

Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, Northwich CW9 6NA

Knutsford Pumpkin Path

The event will be back to its full glory with the trail, live entertainment and exciting photo opportunities from 4-7pm!

30th October 2021 4-7pm

King Street, Knutsford

Messed’Up Histories – Drama and Creative Writing – Victorians with Macclesfield Museums

Online event.

This workshop will explore gruesome and awesome historical events linked to the Victorians using artefacts from the museum’s collection. Drama and creative writing will be used to create and perform stories.

The workshop is suitable for ages 7-12.

Wednesday 28th October, 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm


Parsley Pie Art Club Halloween Workshops

Childrens’ art classes which also run holiday clubs in Altrincham.

Running Halloween workshops on 30th October 2020.

T: 0161 904 9444

Pirate Pumpkin Trail at Blakemere Village

Spot the spooktacular pumpkins on this fun outdoor trail around the Village!

Craft activity included.

No need to book.

24th October – 8th November 2020

Chester Rd, Northwich CW8 2EB

Plumleys Pumpkin Trail

A fun October half term/Halloween event for the kids – Halloween Trail at Plumley’s Garden Centre. Locate the pumpkins hidden by naughty witches around the garden centre!

25-31st October 2021

Plumleys Garden Centre, Plumley Moor Rd, Plumley, Knutsford WA16 9SD


Pottery Days at Cafe Glaze

Pottery and Craft Days – For children 7-11 {no parents allowed)

26th-30th October 2020

Cafe Glaze 9 Penda Way, Sandbach CW11 1GS

T: 07872 077693



Reddish Vale Farm Halloween Event

Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and take it to carving cavern to create your own master piece – one pumpkin included per child attending the Halloween event.

Visit the animals and outdoor play areas and then join in some fangtastic fun – ‘Spooky Express’ tractor ride, Vampire Archery and more.

3rd October- 1st November 2020

Country Park, Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HE

Scare Skate Manchester

New Scare Skate from Skate Manchester, opens from 22nd October until 31st October 2021, offers a spooky skating session for monster hunters and skaters alike in Cathedral Gardens Manchester.

Corporation St, Manchester M4 3BG



Scarefest at Alton Towers

This unmissable experience takes place on selected dates in October/November when the Resort becomes home to Halloween. Open until late so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark!

9th – 11th, 16th October – 1st November 2020

Alton Towers Theme Park Alton Towers Resort, Alton ST10 4DB

Seven Sisters Ice Cream Halloween

Spooky Maize Maze; fancy dress prizes; goulash one cream and scary treats.

24th and 25th October 2020

29th-31st October 2020

Holmes Chapel Rd, Knutsford WA16 9ER

Severn Trent Halloween Trail

Spooky Halloween trail this October Half term, from the 24th October to 1st November 2020, 10:30am to 3pm.

Fancy dress is not mandatory but is highly encouraged.

No booking required, buy your trail map for £3 each from the shop in the visitor centre.

Tittesworth Water, Meerbrook, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8SW

Spooky Day Fun by Day/Fun By Night

Halloween themed day out on a rural farm in Warrington.

Stretton Road, Appleton WA4 4NW Warrington, UK

19th October – 1st November 2020

Tatton Park Dragon Trail

Luna the Dragon has lost her precious eggs, can you help her find them all? Make sure to keep track of the amount so you can collect your reward at the end.

24 October – 01 November 2020

Tatton Park Knutsford Cheshire WA16 6QN

Tatton Park Farm – Luna’s Lost Dragon Eggs

Search the farm while saying hello to our rare-breed farmyard friends, sneak through the woods, but beware of the wolf! Snap a selfie with our Halloween dragon, then collect your chocolate treat (while supplies last).

24th October – 1st November 2020

Tatton Park, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6SG

Tegg’s Nose Country Park Halloween Trail

A great (and cheap!) Halloween/October half term event for kids in Cheshire. Can you explore the park and find them all? Buy a map from the Tegg’s Nose Tea Room for 50p, and get searching around the top of the park.

23rd October – 7h November 2021

Buxton Old Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0AP

The Big Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Pumpkin Trail

Love Bramhall has organised a Pumpkin trail around the villages of Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme.

Check out the The Big Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Pumpkin Trail Facebook page for more information and details on how to download your map.

24 Oct – 31 Oct 2020

The Pumpkin Patch at Tatton Park, Knutsford

Tatton’s Pumpkin Patch will be open from 26 – 31 October 2020 – you need to book in advance.

Meet the animals 0n the farm then head over to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin.

Knutsford WA16 6SG

T: 01625 374400

Totally Locally Leek Spooktacular Halloween Trail

Fun October Half term/Halloween Event for Kids Near Cheshire.  Pick up a Map follow the trail around Leek to spot the Spooky Bat collecting treats along the way, complete the trail and get a Halloween Goodie Bag at the end.
Family Friendly and a safe alternative to ‘Trick or Treating’.
30th October 2021 9.30-4.30pm

Treetop Trek and Nets, Heaton Park

Open this half term for swinging through the tress and bouncing on nets!  Zip lines, obstacle courses and more.

Heaton Park, St Margaret’s Road, Manchester, M25 2GT


Wanda the Witch Trail, Poynton

Halloween trail around Poynton’s local businesses.

Trail sheet for sale in the Civic Hall for £1 with proceeds going to Vernon Primary School.

16th – 31st Octpber 2020