Halloween in Manchester

22nd October 2019

Halloween in Manchester – Frightening fun for all the family

Join witches and monsters galore for a frightening Halloween in Manchester city centre this October. We at Manchester Sightseeing have combined the best the city has to offer in things to do over October half term, including Halloween and Bonfire Night events that are fun for all the family!


Sea Life Manchester becomes the Ascarium

Manchester Sightseeing offers up to 30% off your Sea Life Manchester ticket, where you are invited to ‘explore the ocean depths and discover the spooky creatures lurking beneath the surface’ this half term! Don’t miss the attractions’ very own ‘Mermaid Scaretacular’ running on the 31st of October from 6pm to 9pm.* Have no fear if you can’t make the Scaretacular, Sea Life Manchester’s magical mermaids are also making an appearance on the 26th and 27th of October between 12pm and 3pm.

The Ascarium event is included in the standard online admission price with the Manchester Sightseeing discount.*


Brick or Treat, Legoland Discovery Centre

Your little monster can build their own spooky creations and add them to the Legoland Discovery Centre’s Haunted Hall of Fame. Join in the monster disco dancing party or follow the clues on the Scavenger hunt for a ‘fang-tastic’ day out. Don’t forget the Manchester Sightseeing discount code fo up to 30% off your general admission ticket!

Running 17th October – 2nd November


Grimm Rita’s Creepy Carnival

Along New Cathedral Street you’ll find a family-friendly freakshow bursting at the seams with street performers and sideshow stalls, not forgetting a traditional helter-skelter. The Strolling Bones parade is not to be missed either, led by Grimm Rita herself, as it heads to Dr. Mancenstein’s Castle…

26th October – 27th October, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm



Dr. Mancenstein’s Mad Science Castle & the Poisonous Maze

Meet Manchester’s mad scientist, Dr. Graphena Mancenstein (and her monster, Liam) in what’s left of their exploded castle. Expect science, slime, and more in an unmissable street theatre experience. Afterwards, take a stroll through the grounds of her castle where you’ll encounter all sorts of monstrous creatures hidden in the hedges.

26 Oct 2019 – 27 Oct 2019, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm



Trick or Treat Trail

Starting at Exchange Square, pick up a map and set off in your fancy dress along the Trick or Treat Trail through the city centre. A different character at every checkpoint has a special treat (or trick) for you along the spooky trail.

Market Street, Manchester Arndale, New Cathedral Street, House of Fraser, The Printworks, St Ann’s Square, the Old Bank Residency NOMA.

26 Oct 2019 – 27 Oct 2019, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm



Monsters in the city

Whilst you’re walking around the city centre look up and keep your wits about you! Taking over some of Manchester city centres landmarks are giant monsters overlooking the streets below, keep an eye out, you can’t miss them!

Look out for them at Manchester Arndale, Selfridges, House of Fraser, The Printworks, Depot at Mayfield, The Royal Exchange, Spinningfields, Piccadilly Place, INNSiDE by Melia and Native at Ducie Street Warehouse.

25th October – 31st October


Creepy Crafts at the John Rylands Library

Get creative at the creepy crafts ‘Origaaami’ workshop at the historical John Rylands Library.

29th October, 2pm – 4pm 

Free, no booking required

John Rylands Library


So go on, get out and about with the kids this Halloween, you’re in for all sorts of tricks and treats!


*Our discount is only valid on day time general admission.

Written by: Ffion Hughes and Michelle Tatton

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