With Halloween right around the corner and autumnal weather in the air, it can only mean a great line up of festive events. Whether you're into doing the Monster Mash at a ghoulish party or walking (ok...running) around horrifying old houses, Manchester has got something to tickle every spooky bone.
1. Haunted Hallowe'en at the Old Hall, Tatton Park
Reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in the country, the Old Hall at Tatton Park is set to put on a ghostly theatrical show. Filled with atmospheric walks through the woodlands, spooky story telling and a themed workshops, its a perfect family friendly Halloween. Get ready for a few scares and to be swept up in its amazing atmosphere.
Note: No woodland Wizards or Medieval witches will be harmed in the process of this two-hour, family – friendly, immersive adventure.
2. Halloween Land at Bowler's Exhibition Centre.
For a more grown up scare, try the Halloween Land at The Bowler’s Exhibition Centre. Taking place on the 2nd of November this will be an extravaganza of horror and not for the faint hearted; with themed fairground rides, awe inspiring circus acts and a unique ‘zombie-run’. It is almost as if the entertainment is endless with this one, they even have a spooky Oktoberfest Grotto. They'll be scares around every corner, so don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled while walking around the festival as they'll be terrifying characters just waiting to get hold of their next victim!
For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
3. Horror Murder Mystery Night
A great concept with a cause, if you love a bit of storytelling and drama but also want to help with great work done for charity this is the event for you. A murder mystery night set in Alston Bar & Beef. Attendees will be given characters and backstories before the event and as the night unfolds they must uncover everyone’s dark secrets. Indulge in a few drinks and nibbles as you try and solve the murder mystery, if you think you’re up to the challenge, book your tickets here.
A donation from the ticket price will go to the Anxiety UK charity.
4. Family Friendly Frights in the City.
The city centre is the place to be this Halloween for a more family-friendly experience. From an art trail of giant inflatable monsters to spooky screenings of children's Halloween classics, there is something for ghouls of all ages.
Highlights include a visit to Dr Mancenstein's Mad Science Castle and a trick or treat trail.
Date – 25th October – 31st October.
For more information here.
5. The Manchester Ghost Walk with Flecky Bennett.
The unofficial spooky King of Manchester, Flecky Bennett is bringing is famous 'Saturday Night' Ghost Walk to a Thursday as a special one off Halloween show.
A stroll around the centre of Manchester as Flecky thrills you with tales of the darker side of Manchester.
Hear about the best local horror stories, that are sure to give you chills. Can't make the 31st October? Flecky run's his tours all year round, in various locations around the city. Explore the Haunted Bars, spooky staircases and even a disused WWII shelter of Manchester.
To find out more and buy tickets, click here.