What’s on…Friday 1st November

October half term is here!! There is SO much going on for all ages in Knutsford and nearby. Click here to browse the full list of events. Or view the other days here:

What’s on…Weekend 26th & 27th October
What’s on…Monday 28th October
What’s on…Tuesday 29th October
What’s on…Wednesday 30th October
What’s on…Thursday 31st October

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On today only:

The Cottons Kids Halloween Workshops

Cottons Hotel & Spa, Knutsford
Fri 1st Nov (other dates sold out)


*NEW DATE ADDED 1st NOV* A new and exciting workshop for your kids – making and baking Halloween treats – pizzas & cookies! Our Cottons Hotel Chefs will teach you how to make pizza dough, how it is rolled and stretched to form the perfect pizza and help you as you roll out your own. You’ll choose your favourite toppings before they head off to the ovens to bake! Then you will make and decorate your own cookie. Add sprinkles and sweets of your choice! Workshop include access to the spa before the event (see Facebook event for timings). To book contact our events team on 01565 650333 or events@cottonshotel.co.uk

Mini Professors Halloween Special

Toft Church Hall, Knutsford
Fri 1st Nov 9:30  & 10:30am

Halloween is fast approaching so we will be taking part in some spooky science fun. Your 2,3,4 or 5 year old can join us (although siblings are welcome) as we investigate our skeleton, bendy bones and create some gooey slime while understanding some of the science behind it. Tickets are £6.50 each or siblings can be booked for £5 each (please email). Fancy dress is optional! Click for more details

Dino Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
Fri 1st to Sun 17th Nov

Help us celebrate Dinovember with our Dino Trail. Search the garden for the hidden dinosaurs and put a sticker on your map. £2.50 per trail, including dino biscuit. Admission fees apply. Click for more details.

On today and much of half term

October Half Term: People? Pah, Profit!

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 19th Oct to Fri 1st Nov 

Visitors at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

Photo: National Trust Images

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

Monster Mania at Gulliver’s World

Gulliver’s World, Warrington
Sat 26th Oct – Sat 2nd Nov


Monsters are taking over Gulliver’s World for a spooky season of Halloween fun! Look out for some seriously spooktacular surprises alongside all your favourite rides and attractions. We’ve got your Halloween adventure covered with shows, tricks and plenty of treats. PLUS – See your favourite UglyDolls characters throughout October! Discover amazing Monster Mania Meal and Show packages.  Click for more details

Half term opening at Gauntlet

Gauntlet Birds of Prey, Eagle & Vulture Park, Knutsford
Open every day over half term 

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Join us for a day out at Gauntlet and meet some of the worlds most amazing predators up close. See them soar and glide over your heads in daily flying demonstrations. Learn about the plight of the Vultures and how we’re working to save them. Children can use our play fort whilst you sit and enjoy a drink in our tea room! Click for more details.

Sports Club & Autumnal Nature, Arts and Crafts Week

St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Knutsford
Mon 28th Oct to Fri 1st Nov

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This half term DR Sports are running a holiday club at St Vincents School in Knutsford! There’s a club for everyone, with football, multisports and nature crafts. The perfect way for your children to have fun, stay fit, be safe, make new friends and learn in the school holidays! They offer flexible and affordable care with hours to suit. Our holiday clubs start from as early as 7.30am and finish as late as 6pm! Childcare vouchers are accepted. For more details and prices click here.

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

Magical Woodland

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 here to read Knutty Mums’ review 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

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

Halloween at Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm, Knutsford
Sat 26th Oct to Sun 3rd Nov (Closed Mon & Tues)

Join us for a Spooky Maize Maze with live Boo Crew, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, treats for the best fancy dress, goulish flavours of icecream and scary cakes and bakes! Last entry to maze 4pm Weds – Sat, 3pm Sunday. Click for more details

Discover Lions at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Chester
Sat 26th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov

Come and join us this half term for the MANE event. To celebrate our ROARsome new  Asiatic lion habitat, we have a fantastic programme of events and activities so come  find out what makes these big cats so impressive!  Click for more details.

Brick or Treat

Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
Until Sun 3rd Nov

A spook-tacular family Halloween event, featuring the new LEGO Hidden Side sets, character meet and greets, monster dance parties and tonnes of LEGO building activities! Click for more details

Tudor Hallowtide

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sat 26th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov

Explore the dark and creepy side of Tudor life over the October half term. Experience Hallowtide at Speke Hall with spooky storytelling, a Dark Woods trail and superstitious crafts. Free but normal admission applies. Click for more details.

Half Term at Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens, Stoke – on – Trent
Various dates – check website

We have plenty of exciting things to see and do including a Halloween Trail, Giant Pumpkins, boat trip, miniature train ride and butterfly art installation. You can also head to our playground with assault course and zip wire, try to work your way out of the Hornbeam maze or try to find all the fairies in our Fairy Trail! Click for more details

Halloween Spooktacular at Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest, Stoke – on – Trent
Sat 26th – Thurs 31st October

Enter our Deadly Dungeon for face painting (extra charges apply), mask making, games, stories, fancy dress, colouring competitions and more! We’ll also be joined by The Woodland Trust who will be making magic wands and hosting ‘Spooky Tree ID Walks’ in our Hidden Trail. We’ll also have ‘Creepy Crawlies’ with Exotic Zoo on the 31st of October. Click for more details

Classes at Treehouse

Treehouse, Altrincham
Sat 26th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov

Treehouse’s usual PAYG classes will all be on over half term so why not try something new! There’s something for ages from 0 – 7, including football, Disney Dance, Morning with Peppa and Baby Music and Movement! Click here for more details and to book

Mill Trail: Become a Factory Inspector

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Until 31st Dec

Become a factory inspector and have a go at our family trail around the mill created by children’s author Philip Ardagh. Join factory inspector Augustus Snout and his assistant Scuttle on an inspection of the mill. Have a go at different jobs throughout your journey and experience the dangers of working in a cotton mill. Pick up your mill trail at the mill entrance. 50p per trail. Booking not needed. Admission applies. Click for more details

Terrific Tree Trail

Hare Hill, Over Alderley
Sat 26th Oct to Sun 3rd Nov

Follow the Terrific Tree Trail through the wooded garden at Hare Hill, and get to know some of our trees. Pick up a special map at the Visitor Centre and follow the signs to learn more – each tree has something new to tell you. When you’ve found them all you will have earned your 50 things sticker. £1 per trail. Click for more details

Wow Week – Planetarium

The Hideaway, Partington
Weekdays until 1st November

Join us for WOW week during October Half term and prepare to be amazed! We have an incredible Planetarium (extra charge), regular science shows and even real life animals. It’s going to be amazing! Please see the pinned post on their Facebook page for details of how the sessions will work and head to their website to book.

Crafts at Crafting Corner

Crafting Corner, Riverside Organic,Davenham
Various dates

Make something special this half term at Crafting Corner. Sessions include Halloween painting, Nightlight jar painting, Halloween slime making and XL Unicorn painting. Booking essential. Click for more details

Family Fun at Knutsford Leisure Centre

Knutsford Leisure Centre
Mon 28th Oct – Fri 1st Nov 2-3pm

There are two sessions throughout half term: Family Fun Swim on Tues and Thurs  (Loads of fun in the Pool with toys, balls, floats & rafts) and Fun Inflatable Session on Mon, Weds and Fri (Loads of fun in the pool with pool inflatable). Normal under 8’s admission policy applies. Check website for age recommendations. £4.20 per junior, Adults £5.00, Families £12.00. Click for more details

Half Term Sorted Activities!

The Sanctuary Cafe, Lymm
Tues 29th Oct  – Fri 1st Nov

Fun House and the Craft morning return, Mini-chefs starts and the Light Party takes place! Something for every day of the Sanctuary’s week! Get your tickets soon! Click here 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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