It’s the weekend!! We’ve rounded up everything happening to entertain the kids around Knutsford, Northwich, Altrincham and the rest of Cheshire. Make sure you’re following Knutty Mums on Facebook to stay up to date to everything happening for families nearby!
Please check details with the venue before you travel.
On this weekend:
Kids Club at the Curzon
Sat 19th Oct
Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans will be showing at for Kids Club at the Curzon (Adults & kids £3 each, adults must be accompanied by a child). Click for more details.
Pick Your own Pumpkin – Red House Farm
Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
Sat 19th to Sun 27th Oct 10am – 4pm (last entry 3:30pm)
No need to pre-book, just turn up any day it is open (see below)! There’s no entry price for pumpkin picking – you pay per pumpkin (prices dependant on size). You can pay cash or card. Open: Weekend of 12th/13th Oct, Every day Sat 19th – Sun 27th Oct, Every day from Mon 28th Oct (availability dependent). Click here for more details.
Halloween Spooktacular – Red House Farm
Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
Sat 19th to Sun 27th Oct 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Barrel train, bouncy castle, inflatable slide, jungle run, climbing wall and more! Daily fancy dress parade at circa 2pm. No need to pre-book, just turn up any day it is open. Activities are completely separate to pumpkin picking – you can do either or both. Click here for more details.
Pick Your own Pumpkin – The Ice Cream Farm
The Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall
Fri 11th to Thurs 31st Oct
Come and join us in the build up to Halloween by picking your own pumpkins for our pumpkin patch! You can choose your perfect shape and style and then take it home to carve. There’s no booking required and prices will vary depending on the size of pumpkin. Click here for more details.
Kids Cinema – Playmobil: The Movie
Odeon Cinema, Barons Quay Northwich
Sat 19th & Sun 20th Oct
This weekend’s kids showing: Playmobil: The Movie. The Odeon at Barons Quay offer kids showings on weekends with tickets from just £3.25 each for adults and kids! Look out for the green “Kids” symbol next to the showtime on their listings. Click for more details
Parent and Toddler Ice Skating
Planet Ice, Altrincham
Sat 19th Oct 11am
Join us every Saturday for our Parent & Toddler sessions! Only £5.30 (1x Adult & 1x Toddler). Learn together and have fun together! Click for more details
Pumpkin Festival at Cockfields Farm
Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sat 19th – Thurs 31st Oct
Join us for our Halloween Pumpkin Festival! Pick your own pumpkin and carve it in our Carving Barn. Make a scary mask in the craft area and join in the Halloween discos running throughout the day! You can also cuddle a bunny and guinea pig, meet the snakes & lizards, hand feed the barn animals and have fun in our fantastic play areas. Come in your best fancy dress and you could win a prize! Everything included in your ticket price. Book online to guarantee entry and save; online tickets can only be booked in advance, NOT on the day. Click for more details. Click here to read Knutty Mums’ review of Cockfields Farm’s Easter event
October Half Term: People? Pah, Profit!
Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 19th Oct to Fri 1st Nov
This October half term, discover how mill work impacted the human body. How did the apprentices feel after a long day at the mill? What did working 12 hours a day really do to your body? Join us for crafts, science experiments and interactive activities that will bring all of the aches, pains and injuries of 18th Century mill work to life! Booking not needed. Free but normal admission applies Click for more details
The Upside Down House Spooktacular
intu Trafford Centre
Sun 20th Oct to Fri 1st Nov
Upside Down House has arrived at intu Trafford Centre! From 20th October to 1st November our Spooktacular Upside Down House will be dressed for the occasion inviting ghosts and ghouls to defy gravity! Join us for trick or treating, fancy dress and some ghoulish behaviour. You can pre book your tickets here or alternatively there will be some available on the door! In the spirit of Halloween Upside Down House are running a competition with a chance to win a FANGTASTIC prize of 2 Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester Tickets. Visit the Facebook event for more details. Click for more details
Blakemere Village, Northwich
Sat 12th Oct to Sat 2nd Nov
See the woods come alive and be amazed by an enchanting and interactive outdoor light show experience with dazzling lights and sound in the heart of a Cheshire woodland. Book your tickets now! Click for more details
Pumpkin Parade & Carving
Kenyon Hall Farm, nr Warrington
Sat 12th Oct onwards
*Check website for latest info especially in bad weather. Outdoor parade may close before Halloween* Unfortunately most of our own pumpkins have not grown and we don’t have a genuine pumpkin patch to pick from. Instead, we have a ‘pumpkin parade’ – an outdoor field with rows of harvested pumpkins laid out for you to choose from! We have a huge range of pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colours! From Saturday 12th we will also have a pumpkin carving area open. Entry to the parade area is free; pumpkins vary in cost from £2 to £10+. Entry to the carving area costs £3 per pumpkin and includes carving equipment, design ideas and no mess at home! Click for more details.
Spooky World Fun by Day
Applejacks Adventure Farm, Warrington
Sat 19th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov
Welcome to Halloween Fun by Day at Spooky World where Halloween-themed thrills abound. We put on Halloween events for kids aged from 4 to 11, although there’s lots of enjoyment to be found for the whole family! Attractions include inflatable drop slides, kids archery, corn cannon, hay bale hill, spooky trailer ride, racing zip lines and more! Please note that although there are costumed characters, there are NO scare actors present during the Fun-by-Day Halloween events so as not to frighten younger children. Click for more details
Pick your own Pumpkin at Delamere Farm Shop
Delamere Farm Shop, Delamere
Sat 19th Oct to Thurs 31st Oct 10am to 4:30pm
We have thousands of pumpkins and squashes for sale in our PICK YOUR OWN patch. We open on Saturday 19th October till 31st from 10am till 4.30pm. Looking forward to seeing you all. Don’t forget your wellies! Click for more details
Pick your own Pumpkins at the Hayloft!
Sat 19th to Thurs 31st Oct
Grab your wellies and head down to the farm to pick your own pumpkins! Free entry – just pay for what you pick! Activities inlcude (charges apply): Spooky Maize Maze, Tractor Rides, Miniature Railway, Coffee Shop, Unlucky Dip and more! Post Code: WA8 3XP. Click for more details
Zombie Pirate Treasure Trail
Blakemere Village, Northwich
Sat 19th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov 10am – 4pm
Follow Blakemere’s spooky trail to discover the hidden items left here by the Zombie Pirates many years ago. For each trail map completed an Activity Prize will be won. Join in the Family Fun by dressing up as a Pirate or don your spookiest outfit. Purchase your trail maps for £3 per child from the Visitor Information Centre. Suitable for children aged 3-11yrs Click for more details
Malpas Pick your Own Pumpkin & Halloween Spooktacular
Malpas Pick Your Own, SY134RA
Sat 19th/20th Oct & Sat 26th – Thurs 31st Oct
We are entirely family run – the original and the best! Head down for pumpkin picking,maize maze, a cafe, bouncy castle, Halloween shop, spooky lucky dip, children’s crafts and mini diggers! Wear wellingtons and bring a bag for your pumpkin! Wheelbarrows will be provided in the patch. Click for more details.
Days out inspiration
Check out our days out page for ideas including museums, galleries, farms, zoos, and other indoor and outdoor fun! Click here to see the full list
Cafés with things for kids to do
Fancy going for a coffee/brunch/lunch this weekend? Click here to see our list of child friendly cafés and pubs in Knutsford and nearby which have a play area/toys/animals to occupy the little ones!
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