Stuck for ideas on what to do for Halloween in Cheshire this year?
The good news is that Halloween falls during half term do there’s plenty of time to go on a devilish day out and practice your best scary face ready for trick and treating. We’ve put together a list of five Halloween-themed things to do in Cheshire so grab your best costume and your pumpkin lantern and get ready to have some fun.
- Spend half term at Hogwarts
Noodle Performance Arts Cheshire is holding a Harry Potter-themed holiday club to add a touch of magic to October half term. Suitable for would-be witches and wizards aged between four and 12, The Venue in Gadbrook Road, Rudheath, near Northwich, will be transformed into Hogwarts for the day on Tuesday, October 29. The full day session starts promptly at 9am and there will be a short performance for parents at 3.30pm. Get your wands ready to learn some spooky spells and play ghoulish games under the watchful eye of Professors Snape and McGonagall. A must for fans of Harry Potter, places are limited so be sure to book early here. The holiday club costs £25 and £20 for any additional siblings.
2. Hunt for treasure with zombie pirates
Follow a treasure trail with a twist at Blakemere Village this half term. Children aged between three and 11 are invited to discover hidden items left behind many years ago by a creepy crew of zombie pirates. Trail maps can be purchased for £3 each between 10am and 4pm from the Visitor Information Centre from October 19 to November 3. Everyone who completes a trail map will receive an activity prize.
3. Fight off dragons in a haunted house
Tatton Park’s Medieval Old Hall is said to be one of Britain’s most haunted buildings. But this Halloween there is more than the odd ghost and ghoul to deal with as visitors will be expected to save the hall from a fiery dragon attack. The Great Wizard’s Gathering is a two-hour family-friendly interactive adventure which will include a range of spellbinding workshops as part of your magical mission. Tickets are £10 each, including adults but babies under 12 months will be admitted free of charge. The event runs from Saturday, October 26 to Thursday, October 31
4. Watch owls take flight at night
The Gauntlet Birds of Prey Eagle and Vulture Park, in Manchester Road, Knutsford, is holding its annual Halloween party on Saturday, October 26. The event runs from 7pm until 9.30pm and includes an outdoor moonlit flying demonstration involving some of the centre’s owls. There will also be an indoor demonstration, a buffet supper, Halloween games and fancy dress. Party-goers are also invited to bring along their carved pumpkins to be judged in a competition to win free family admission. Tickets are £17 and can be booked online.
5. Have a ghoulish giggle at the theatre
For something a little bit different, why not take a trip to the theatre to watch The Addams Family? The Mid Cheshire Youth Theatre are performing this musical comedy, based on the characters from the famous film and TV series, at The Grange Theatre in Hartford, near Northwich, from Thursday, October 24 to Saturday, October 26. Watch Gomez, Morticia and their children Wednesday and Pugsley brought to life on the stage with songs, dances and plenty of laughs. The show starts at 7.30pm each night and tickets are available now.