What’s on…Weekend 26th & 27th October

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There’s loads going on this weekend to kick off half term!! Don’t forget to find out what’s happening the rest of the week in our half term guide.

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On this weekend only:

Halloween Party at Gauntlet

Gauntlet Birds of Prey, Eagle & Vulture Park, Knutsford
Sat 26th Oct 7 – 9:30pm

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Join us at Gauntlet for our annual Halloween Party evening! Wrap up warm and put on your spookiest fancy dress for a Halloween evening like no other. The evening includes an spooky outdoor moonlit owl flying demonstration, buffet supper, indoor flying demonstration, ghostly games, fancy dress competition, and much more! Places are limited and are ticket only. Tickets £17. Under 2s free but please let us know at time of booking if bringing an under 2 for numbers. Click for more details and to book.

After School Party

Crafting Corner, Riverside Organic,Davenham
Fri 25th Oct 3:30 – 5pm

Book your place to come and enjoy some fun on the farm! We will enjoy some painting craft, personalising a kilner jar mug, taking a farm walk to feed the animals (weather permitting), music, snacks and ending the session with a freakshake in you personalised jar mug! (All crafts can be taken home on the day). Don’t forget your wellies and coats for the farm walk! £10 per participating child. Suitable for primary school age children.
Online booking is essential. Click for more details

Dear Zoo

The Lowry, Salford
Fri 25th – Sun 27th October

Dear Zoo, the timeless children’s classic book is back on stage for 2019! Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted young readers since it was first published in 1982. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.  Click for more details

Spooky Spider Saturday

Knutsford Library
Sat 26th Oct 10am – 12pm

Drop in between 10 & 12 to make your own spider hand prints! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Click for more details

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Click to view Teepee Dreams’ website and book your dream sleepover!

Lemur Day at Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich
Sat 26th Oct

It is World Lemur Day 2019 on the 25th October. So to celebrate we are hosting a day of Lemur fun on Saturday 26th October. Just come and visit the zoo in our normal zoo opening hours. There will be lots of Lemur themed activities from leaping like them, face painting and lots more! We may be asking for a donation for some of the activities as we will be raising money for the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group. Click for more details

Anderton Firework Spectacular

Anderton Boat Lift, Anderton
Sat 26th Oct 6:30pm Gates open 6:30pm

On Saturday 26 October, we will be hosting our annual firework spectacular, a firm favourite in the events calendar, welcoming guests from far and wide! The terraced grounds of the magnificent Boat Lift allow for some truly fantastic views and WOW moments. The technical challenge of setting off fireworks from a floating pontoon in the River Weaver makes this a firework display like no other with reflections in the water for that extra special touch. PLUS; fairground rides, tasty food, fully licenced bar, live music and more. It’s a great value event for families with advance tickets on sale NOW! Click for more details.

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Pumpkin Picking at Glebe Farm

Glebe Farm, Astbury
Sat 26th to Sun 27th Oct

Choose your own pumpkin from our special “pumpkin patch”. All the pumpkins will be laid out in the pumpkin patch so you can have fun choosing your own perfect pumpkin. It’s free to enter – just pay for the pumpkin you pick. No need to book, just drop in anytime from 10.30am (closes at 4pm). We even have some child sized wheelbarrows so your children can wheel their pumpkin from the patch. Click for more details

Family ‘Pick a Pumpkin’

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
Sat 26th – Sun 27th Oct

Come down to the Farm to search out the perfect pumpkin and see what you can create with this seasonal favourite.  You’ll choose your own pumpkin, fresh from the field, so prepare to get your hands dirty! Then join us in our Clydesdale Barn for a refreshing pumpkin juice and a  yummy  pumpkin muffin and learn how to create a  warming pumpkin soup! Places are limited, so book early. Children must be aged 5 and above due to the nature of the cooking activities. Click for more details


On this weekend and much of half term

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: Save 25% when you book online using exclusive discount code*: KNUTTY25 by Thursday 24th October 2019! For less than £18 for an adult or child (including the saving) you can enjoy all of the Monster Mania Theme Park fun as well as a special show with food served while you watch!  *Code valid for visits from 26th October – 1st November 2019 at Gulliver’s World, Warrington. 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

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

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

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

Chester Wizard School

St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester
Sun 27th Oct – Thurs 31st Oct

Chester Wizard School is the sell out Halloween event of the North-West. Headmaster, Professor Listworth and his incredible team will show you the ropes, from Potion making and Broom flying to wand Duelling and Herbology. Meet our Hippogriff, Phoenix and some real life owls. With new activities added every year this unmissable event is a truly magical way to spend an afternoon together as a family.  Chester Wizard School is dedicated to welcoming all children and parents with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders. Please get in touch  (chesterwizardschool@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Age 6+ . Child £18 (incl one free adult) extra adult £5. Click fore more details 

Pumpkin Path
Not long to go until Knutsford’s Pumpkin Path! Click to view the Facebook event

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.

Family films at the Curzon

Curzon, Knutsford
Until Sun 3rd November

Family films on over half term include The Elephant Queen, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmaggedon, and Toy Story 4 (for kids Club on Sat 26th Oct).  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.

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NCT’s next Nearly New Sale in Northwich – 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

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 Pumpkins at the Hayloft!

Hayloft, Widnes
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.

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

 Wand Making Workshop

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Sat 26th – Thurs 31st Oct various times 

Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjurer or magician? Come along to make your own special magic wand in this exciting workshop. You will be taught to use a shave horse and will use this to create your wand. This event must be pre-booked. You will be required to pay park entry on arrival (£7.00 per vehicle) – this ticket includes admission to the wand making workshop only. Click for more details

Welly Nature Walk

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
Sat 26th – Thurs 31st Oct

Don your wellies and waterproofs and join us on an exciting journey through the gardens to learn about Tatton Park’s nature and wildlife. Recommended for primary school aged children. 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.

Fun at Little World for Scholars

Little World for Scholars, Altrincham
Until 31st October

Come down to Little World for Scholars this half term for not so spooky dress-up, sweet treat on exit and spooky cakes to buy! We’ll also be open on Mondays for the first time this half term! Click here for more details. Click here to read Knutty Mums’ review of Little World for Scholars

Kids Halloween Crafts

Blakemere Village, nr Northwich
Until 31st October

Kids Halloween crafts running every day during October in our Creative Studio here at Blakemere Village! Drop in any time between 10am & 4pm, pick your activity and take it home with you when you’re done. Prices from £4 each. No need to book. Lots of non-Halloween themed crafts available too! 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

Halloween Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
Sat 26th Oct – Thurs 31st Oct

Search for the hidden pumpkins around the garden and collect the letters to make a secret password. Brave our spooky tunnel in Egypt if you dare! Dressing up encouraged!£2.50 (including small prize) and normal admission also applies. No need to book. 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

High Legh Railway Half Term Opening

High Legh Garden Centre
Tues 29th to Thurs 31st October and Weekends

The High Legh Miniature Railway will be open on Tuesday 29th, Weds 30th and Thursday 31st October (10:30am – 3pm) as well as weekends. Please check on their Facebook page before you go! Click for more details.

Flight Academy – Airport Life

Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham
Sun 27th, Mon 28th & Weds 30th Oct

*For ages 4-12* Learn about the different job roles at Manchester airport! Try your hand at being a pilot, cabin crew or air traffic controller in our role play session. We will go outside to see if we can see any of the job roles that we have covered in action on the runway! 2 sessions available for ages 4 to 7, or 8 to 12yrs.  £7 per child. Book in advance. Please see our What’s On page for T&C’s & guidelines for this tour before you book. 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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