What’s on…Monday 28th October

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…Tuesday 29th October
What’s on…Wednesday 30th October
What’s on…Thursday 31st October
What’s on…Friday 1st November

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On today only:

Wildlife Club at Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath Zoo, Nantwich
Mon 28th Oct 10am – 12pm

Bring along your little Nature Detective to have fun and explore nature with us at Wildlife Club. We encourage all children to get outdoors, and learning can be so much fun here at the Zoo and in the College grounds. Find out about the Wildlife in your back garden, and what you can do to help it. Suitable for ages 4- 7 years. £5 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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.

On today and much of half term

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

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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


Monster Mania at Gulliver’s World

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

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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.


Pumpkin Festival at Cockfields Farm

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sat 19th – Thurs 31st Oct

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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 

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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


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


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.


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.


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.


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 


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


The Pumpkin Patch at Tatton

Tatton Park Farm, Knutsford
Mon 28th – Thurs 31st Oct

Come down to the Farm to meet all your Farm yard favourites and then it’s off in search of the perfect pumpkin. You’ll choose your own pumpkin, fresh from the field, so prepare to get your hands dirty! Once you’ve picked the perfect pumpkin, you’re welcome to take your pumpkin home with you ready to carve for Halloween. This event is pre-bookable only. 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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