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:
Please check details with the venue before you travel.
On today only:
Tues 29th Oct 3:30 – 4:30pm
Come down to the library on Tuesday for our Lego Club! All ideas and all ages are welcome. Click for more details
Halloween Crafts at The Welcome
The Welcome, Knutsford
Tues 29th Oct 10:30am – 12pm
We will have lots of crafts, spooky snacks and a story. Click for more details
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, Northwich
Tues 29th Oct 2 – 4pm
Join us for a fun afternoon of Halloween themed stories and crafts. Drop in, £2 per child. Click for more details.
Lion Saltworks, Wilmslow
Tues 29th & Weds 30th Oct 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2-4pm (drop in)
To celebrate Patchwork Wonders visiting Lion Salt Works over half-term, we have some patchwork inspired crafts for you all! £2 Click for more details.
On today and much of half term
Half term opening at Gauntlet
Gauntlet Birds of Prey, Eagle & Vulture Park, Knutsford
Open every day over half term
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.
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
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
Pumpkin Festival at Cockfields Farm
Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sat 19th – Thurs 31st Oct
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
Sports Club & Autumnal Nature, Arts and Crafts Week
St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Knutsford
Mon 28th Oct to Fri 1st Nov
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.
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!
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
**CLOSED EARLY FOR SEASON**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
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.
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
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@
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
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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