School Holidays Stockport

October Half Term and Halloween

Autumn Woodlands Trail Saturday 19 October – Sunday 10 November 2019 10.30am-4.30pm

Pick up your trail booklet and adventure through Lyme’s woodlands to discover the fairy tales and folklore of our trees.

£2 per trail booklet. More information: here

Ranger-in-Training Monday 21 October & Monday 28 October 2019 10am-12noon, 1pm-3pm Have you got what it takes to be a ranger? Pick up some new skills as you explore the outdoors with these hands-on activities.

Recommended for ages 6-12. £5 per child. Booking essential: Book Here

Pumpkin Carving Thursday 24, Friday 25, Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 October 2019 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Carve the most frightening faces in your very own pumpkin. and take it home to keep the ghouls away. Pumpkins, equipment and templates provided, just bring yourselves and your imagination. Dress to get a little messy!

Recommended for ages 4+. £5.50 per child. Booking essential: Book here

Fright Run Friday 25 October 2019 2pm-4pm

If you are feeling brave, join the Hallowe’en fun run around the park (fancy dress is a must!)

This afternoon event is perfect for families and children, featuring a 2km run and some creepy challenges to be overcome! £4 per person. Booking essential:Book Here




When: 22nd October – 27th October 2019 at 11:ooam. 12:30pm and 2:00pm

Where: Abney Cafe, Abney Hall Park, Cheadle SK8 2DP

A fabulous annual Halloween sweetie hunt in the woods next to Abney Café. Children enter our decorated woods to find sweets and can have everything they can find. Each child may take in up to two parents, aimed at infants and juniors. We have been running our Halloween Spooky Woods for 5 years and we ALWAYS have a fabulous fun time. Please contact Abney Café on Facebook to get your child’s name on the registers or call into the cafe,  then pay cash on the day Looking forward to seeing you all Mwah ha ha ha ha

The Witch’s Potion Trail

Where: Bramall Hall, Off Hall Road, Bramhall Park, Stockport, SK7 3NX
Cost – £2 per child
Our resident Witch, Batilda has got herself in a bit of a tizz. She can’t remember
where she has stored the ingredients for her Halloween potion.

Come along and help her find everything she needs, from toenails and fairy wings to snake sputum and earwax, so that she can complete her potion before Halloween.

Suitable for ages 3 to 12 years old.

Just drop in during normal opening hours.

Pick your own Pumpkin

Pick Your Own Pumpkin this Halloween


Carving a Pumpkin is a firm Halloween tradition, but going to pick your won Pumpkin at local farms is becoming an increasingly popular day out for families.  Here’s a quick round up of places you can choose your own pumpkin, with some venues offering to let you carve there, saving you the clean up job at home!


Reddish Vale Farm

Reddish Vale Road SK5 7HE

A long standing family favourite in Stockport, Reddish Vale Farm has recently expanded it’s play and activity areas – and of course, you can still visit the animals too.  As well as lots of other Halloween activities during Half Term, you can also pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and take it to the carving cavern to create your own master piece. This activity is a minimum m donation of £1 to The Bobby Moore Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital***

Admission to the farm ;

Adults- £5.50

Children- £8.00

Under 2’s Free

For further information, please call: 0161 480 1645


Cockfields Farm

Cockfields Farm Park, Lees New Rd, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 8AR

As well as picking your own Pumkin from the Pumpkin patch and carving it in the barn, Cockfields Farm also has Halloween crafts and discos running throughout the day.

All the usual Animal activities are running as normal, cuddle a Bunny, cuddle a Guinea Pig, meet the Snakes & Lizards and hand feed the Barn Animals.

Wear Halloween fancy dress to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Everything is included in your Farm admission ticket.

Book Online in advance to guarantee entry and save £££ss off the gate price

Online tickets can only be booked in advance and NOT on the day

Adult Tickets: £ 9.95

Child Ticket: £ 12.95

Under 1s: 3.00

Call 0161 331 3322 for more info.


Red House Farm,

Dunham Massey, WA14 5RL

You may have heard the Red House’s Play Farm will sadly be closing to the public next month, however, the good news is that the Pick Your Own Pumpkin events will continue!  Hurrah!  They have been growing thousands of Pumpkins and they are ready for picking.

Head over between 10am and 4pm (last entry at 3:30pm) and choose your pumpkin.  There is no entry fee, you pay per pumpkin and the cost is dependent on size.  Cash and card are both accepted.

You can pick your pumkin on the following days;

Weekend 12/13th October

Everyday Sat 19th-Sunday 27th October

28th October onwards will be dependent on the availability of pumpkins, so do call ahead to check before you travel; 0161 941 3480


Kenyon Hall Farm

Kenyon Hall, Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington. WA3 7ED

Unfortunately, this year, the majority of pumpkins havn’t grown and there isn’t a genuine pumpkin patch to pick from.  However, fear not!  Instead, there is a ‘Pumpkin Parade’!  This is an outdoor field with rows of harvested pumpkins laid out for you to chose from.  It’s not technically pumpkin icing bt it’s as close as the farm can get this year.

The indoor display and outdoor parade are now open with a huge range of sizes, shapes and colours.  The difficult part will be making your choice!

The farm is open everyday from 9am-5:30pm and booking is not required.  The pumpkin carving area will opne on 12th October.

Entry to the farm, carpark and all pumpkin display areas is free.  The pumpkins are graded by size and cost between £2 to £10+.  Entry to the carving area costs £3 per pumpkin with access to equipment, designs and of course you leave the mess behind!

Please check before you travel; 01925 765 531

Happy Halloween!






ARC Spooktacular Art Club

When: Saturday 26th October 2019 11 -3:30pm

Where: Hat Works, Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU

Join us for our first Art Club at our new home!

A donation of £2 per participant is suggested to help cover material costs.

Bramhall Village Square Spooktacular

When: Saturday 26th October. 1pm – 4pm

Where: Bramhall Village Square,  SK7 1AW

Join us in the Village Square in Bramhall on Saturday 26th October for a Spooktacular Halloween event 1-4pm.
A spooky free event for all the family.
There will be many activities throughout the afternoon including
new for 2019 the scary Escape The Van along with
PolkaDot Parties Facepainters Glitter Tattoos and Body Art
Absolute Kids and Spooky Bingo!
Players Theatre will leading the parade!
FREE event!

Bredbury St Marks Cricket Club Musical Fireworks and Halloween Spectacular

When: Friday 1st November 2019 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Where: Bredbury St.Marks Cricket Club, Hillside Road, Woodley

This years family friendly ‘Musical Fireworks AND Halloween Spectacular’ will take place on Friday November 1st and will be our biggest event to date.
Alongside our signature musical fireworks display this year we have a feast of other entertainment and attractions to get you in the mood.


Young Childrens Fireworks Display (7.30pm)
Main Musical Fireworks Display (8.30pm)
Live Music Stage and Performers (before and after main fireworks)
Indoor quiet zone with activities for young children
DJ & Disco

Multiple Food Vendors:
Large Outdoor Bar area / Hot Drinks / Burgers / Pizza / Curry / Hot Pot / Potato Stick Swizzlers

Other Entertainment:
40ft Outdoor Cinema Bonfire
Spooky Lord Voldemort Graveyard
Witches and Wizards Magic, Sweets, Slime and Neon Stall
Raffle Prize (‘Harry Potter World’ family ticket)
Zombie Cricketers
Fancy dress
Pumpkin Competition

For your safety and comfort:
St Johns Ambulance
Indoor and Outdoor toilets
Disabled toilet
Disabled parking (contact in advance)


BOOK EARLY AND ONLINE via eventbrite as there are NO ‘on the gate’ tickets available on the night.

* Ensure you print out your tickets out and bring them with you on the night. Each ticket has a unique barcode that we will be scanning on the night allowing you access to the ground.

* Sparklers are not permitted and will be confiscated at the gate or if seen in use in the ground.

* Your own alcohol is strictly not permitted.

* If we have to cancel our display, refunds will be provided.

Door to Faery Land

When: Friday 25th October 2019 10:30-12

Where: Bramhall Hall, Hall Road, Bramhall SK7 3NX

There are lots of faeries and elves around Bramhall Hall and Park, if only you know where to look for them! We will see what we can find in and around the hall and you cna make your own faery or elf door to take home.

Suitable for age 3-6 years.

Cost £5  Please call 0161 474 2399 to book

Halloween Party

Where: Etherow Park Café, George Street, Compastall, SK6 5JD

 When: 31st October 2019, 5pm – 7:30pm

Pumpkin trail in the park at either 5pm or 5:30pm



Spooky Sun Catcher

Gingerbread Decorating

Prize for best fancy dress

Choice of Hotpot or Pizza and Chips


Cost: Kids £8 includes drink and gingerbread pumpkin. Adults £5 includes hot drink and cupcake.  Family ticket £22 (2 adults, 2 kids)

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event by visiting the cafe or contacting Emily on 0784103702

Halloween at Reddish Vale Farm

Where: Reddish Vale Farm, Reddish Vale Country Park, Reddish Vale, Stockport, SK5 7HE

Halloween Fun 👻

Halloween at Reddish Vale Farm Monday 21st October-Thursday 31st October 2019.

Come down to Reddish Vale Farm for a spooktacular time this Halloween, visit all our animals and indoor and outdoor play areas and then join in some fangtastic fun!
To include;
👻 ‘The Spooky Express’ tractor ride, operating all day from 11.30pm-3.15pm £2 per ride
🏹Vampire Archery
🧙🏻‍♀️Witches Hat Hoopla
🐹🐰Small Animal Handling 11am-4pm
🎃Pick your own pumpkin off our pumpkin patch and take it to carving cavern to create your own master piece (we’ll clean up the mess). This activity is a minimum donation of £1 to The Bobby Moore Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital***

Halloween in Manchester City Centre

When: Oct 26 at 10 AM – Oct 27 at 6 PM


ARE YOU READY MANCHESTER? Something spooktacular for all the family is brewing… Put 26-27 October in your diaries to mark the arrival of #Halloween.

A (g)host of creepy, kooky and mysterious events will be haunting the city centre. FEATURING: The #MCRMMONSTERS, Creepy Carnival, Poisonous Maze, Skeleton Parade and Trick or Treat Trail.

Plus: Z-Arts presents some of Julia Donaldson’s Best-Loved Characters at Manchester Arndale.

Plus: CBeebies and CBBC Halloween specials in Exchange Square.

Plus: Events and Offers from the biggest, baddest names in shopping, food

Halloween on the Green

When: Sunday 3rd November-2pm-7pm

Where: Cheadle Green, stockport Raod, Cheadle. SK8 2BD

Stalls, Singers, Dancers and DJ to entertain you.. and the Super Spooktacular eBublio Magical Bubble Show ..we are set for the most Magical Day!

Discover this years Magic Workshops and Talks (TED-aween)

BOOK your place at Magic School with The School of Art, History & Magic from £3pp.

Halloween Party at Stockport Sports Village

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM

Where: Stockport Sports Village, Lambeth Grove, Woodley SK6 1QX

Come and join us for a Monster of a Party 🎃

🔷Fancy Dress
🔷Snacks and Drinks included
🔷Trick or Treat bag for every child
🔷£6 per child
🔷Ages 5-13

To book, please contact Stockport Sports Village on 01614943140. Booking is essential and payment will be required upon booking to avoid disappointment 🎉 👻

Heatons Halloween Trail

When: Saturday 26th October 2019 to Thursday 31st October 2019

Trick Or Treat

Pumpkin creations will be popping up in shops throughout the Heatons this Halloween and it’s going to be spook-tacular! Download a trail sheet or pick one up from participating businesses to be able to enjoy the trail. Once you have found a pumpkin, don’t forget to scan the QR code in the shop window – each QR code will give you a letter which will reveal a hidden message!

We’d love to see photos of you enjoying the trail and find out which are your favourites – post your photos to social media using #HeatonsHalloween. And, don’t forget to pop into the participating shops – this is Halloween after all and there may just be a few treats to collect along the way… enjoy!

Download your trail map here


Hocus Pocus Family Halloween Party

When:  Tuesday 29 October 2019 14:00 – 16:00

Where: Stockport Guildhall, 169 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3UA

Cost: Child £10, adult £5

We’re planning a party that’s suitable for the whole family.

There will be 3 special guests to sing and entertain you.



It’s a spooky thing for all the family….. and your dog too!

When: Sunday 27th October 2019 12-2pm

Where: Heaton Mersey Park, Richmond Road, Heaton Mersey SK4 3DS

There are 3 competiton cetgories – best dressed dog, best dressed dog owner/family combo and best dressed human!

With the Cauldron Cafe, the mad park poet, spooky story corner, choir and facepainter.

E-Mail to register or visit the HMVCG website

Ikea Kids Halloween Party

When: Wednesday 30th October 2019 6pm-8pm

Where: Ikea Manchester,  Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7TE

Join in the spooky fun for the whole family at our Halloween Party in the IKEA Restuarant.

Join us at our Kid’s Halloween Party in the IKEA Restuarant on Wednesday 30th October from 18:00 until 20:00. There’s loads of spooky fun for the whole family with party games, face painting, and kid’s DJ. Everyone is welcome and it’s FREE!

Kids Halloween Crafting at the Produce Hall

Half Term Fun!

When: Tuesday 22nd October 2019 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: The Produce Hall, Market Place, SK1 1EU

Pumpkin carving, fancy dress competition, colouring competition, decorate a spooky biscuit and enjoy pizza, chips and a drink.

Suitable for Age 5+ and an adult must remain on site.

Tickets are £12.50

E-Mail to book.  Spaces are limited.