If you are on the hunt for the best Halloween Events Manchester has to offer this October then you have come to the right place. Whether you are looking for family activities for your little monsters or a fright-tastic night out with friends, this guide covers it all.
Halloween In The City
What better way to get in the Halloween spirit with a massive monster party that is hitting the city streets. Everyone is encouraged to get involved, dress up and meet the fearsome but friendly beasts. This city festival is now one of the largest Halloween celebrations in the UK and involves a monster carnival, monster bands and DJs, a monstrous photo trail across the city and more.
As part of the Halloween in The City event, Scare Skate will be opening at Cathedral Gardens with a real ice rink. The rink will be complete with Halloween tunes and lighting to create the perfect spooky atmosphere. You can also expect to see a band of ghoulish skating monsters who will join the rink every hour. Fancy dress is encouraged but not required. The rink is brand new for 2021 and double the size of previous years giving you even more space to skate. Prices start at £11. To find out more visit skatemanchester.com.
Next on our list is great for all ages, with hair raising horrors and spine-chilling tricks and treats. Spookfest is now open at the Trafford Centre for Halloween. Find your way through the haunted hay bale maze or take a ride on the freightsome ghost train. You can also treat yourself some tasty street food including pizza, crepes, Thai food, hot dogs and more. You can also visit Gandeys circus who are returning this year with an action packed Halloween Big Top Show for all the family. Entry to Spook Fest is £3 and to watch the circus show, tickets start at £14. Head over to the Trafford Centre SpookFest event page to find out more.
The Dunham Pumpkin Patch
Another Halloween Event Manchester you have to get involved in is pumpkin picking. Our favourite place is Dunham Masseys Pumpkin Patch, however there are a variety of pumpkin farms you can choose from surrounding the city. Simply book a time slot and head on down for the affordable price of £5.63 and pick your favourite pumpkins straight from the vines.
At Dunham Massey this year the Hewitt family are planting around 20,000 pumpkin planets to celebrate the return of the Dunham Pumpkin patch. All kinds of varieties have been planted ranging from traditional orange pumpkins to gourds, knobby pumpkins and last year’s very popular ghost rider pumpkins.
Scare City Drive in Films
Last but by no means least is potentially one of the scariest events on our list. Scarecity is definitely not for the faint hearted. This event is a drive in cinema like no other. It is a fully immersive experience with Halloween actors, a drive thru tunnel with a bone chilling walk through experience with unexpected surprises throughout for a truly hair raising, heart racing experience. You are then invited to watch a full length horror film from the comfort of your car.
Please note that some of the horror movies have an age restriction so be sure to check this before buying tickets if you are planning on bringing any children. If you are looking for a scary time that is suitable for all of the family, we would recommend checking out Spookycity which has a selection of spooky films for all ages.
Top 5 Night Out Halloween Events Manchester
Not only are there some amazing Halloween events Manchester during the daytime, there are also some fun themed club nights too. We have put together our top 5, but if you want to see some more cool bars in Manchester then check out our blog.
Halloween at The Warehouse Project
If you live in Manchester you have probably heard of The Warehouse Project– a series of club nights featuring the hottest techno and drum n bass DJs in the music scene. In recent years The Warehouse Project has moved to the Depot, Mayfield directly opposite Manchester Piccadilly train station. The venue was once a disused railway depot, abandoned since 1960. Today it has been transformed into a one of a kind music venue. There are two Halloween events over the weekend featuring DJs such as Solardo, Skream, Denis Sulta and more.
The Twilight Zone at Impossible
If you are looking for a spooktacular night out where you can dress up and dance, why not head down to Impossible‘s Halloween special- The Twilight Zone. This year they plan to go all out with full venue decoration and immersive entertainment. You can expect scare actors, dancers, scare shows and more. We would recommend getting a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment which start at £11.25.
Squid Game Halloween Party at Joshua Brookes
If you’re one for jumping on the latest trend you have most likely watched Squid Game on Netflix. If you haven’t got round to watching it yet, we assure you that you won’t be disappointed. Joshua Brookes, located on princess street just off Oxford Road is hosting a Squid Game themed club night this Halloween and we love the creativity. Expect a full venue transformation, Squid Game themed cocktails and even games at the bar. Expect house, tech and RnB tunes with tickets starting at £3 which you can get from Fatsoma or Skiddle.
Bongos Bingo Halloween
This Halloween why not try something different with Bongos Bingo who are going on tour with their bewitched themed Halloween special. Fancy dress is encouraged if you really want to get involved. You may be wondering, what on earth is it? Well, put simply, it is traditional bingo, combined with dance offs, rave intervals, full audience participation and more. There is also the chance to win iconic prizes including giant pink unicorns, henry hoovers and even karaoke machines every single show.
Revolution Presents Enter The Circus
Another unmissable Halloween Event is on at Deansgate Locks at Revolution. This year’s theme is ‘Enter the Circus’ with a dark and eerie twist. Expect terrifying performances and bone-chilling immersive decorations. Tickets start at £6 making it an affordable night out for you and your pals. And of course, dressing up in fancy dress is encouraged but not required.
Overview of Halloween Events Manchester
Whether you are looking for a hair raising Halloween experience or fun nights out in Manchester with friends, we hope this list has provided you with some new ideas. You can check out the top 10 Haunted Places Manchester here if you want more of a spook. Which of the Spooktacular Halloween Events Manchester gets your vote for the scariest? Let us know on social media channels, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.