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Manchester Events For The October Half Term (2023)


It may feel like the kids have only just started school again, but the October half-term holidays are already approaching. In Manchester, the half-term break starts on Saturday 21st October and lasts for one week, meaning plenty of time to find activities and events to entertain the kids!

Are you going to be in Manchester for the October half-term? With our spacious Family and Two-bedroom apartments, a stay at CitySuites I and CitySuites II is perfect for all the family. Our apartments have space to live, play and relax, while our 18m swimming pool is open for everyone to use.

What's happening in the October half-term in Manchester?

Team Trick vs. Team Treat

When: 28th - 29th October 2023

Where: Manchester City Centre

Come to Halloween in the City in your most terrifying fancy dress outfit, pick a side and venture out in a selection of nightmare-themed games for your team.

Halloween in the City's Team Trick vs. Treat is a fun way to spend the event. Featuring a carefully selected list of competitive games, as well as carnival rides and live performances. 


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live In Concert

When: 24th October 2023

Where: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester

In this concert, you'll watch the original Spider-Verse movie in full HD on a giant screen. The twist? The movie is accompanied by a live orchestra, percussion and a scratch DJ! The live music complements the movie well, adding to the atmospheric visuals seen in the original movie. 


The Smeds and The Smoos

When: 24th to 29th October 2023

Where: The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays

Light-years away on a far-off planet live Smeds and the Smoos. Take flight into space with an exciting adaptation of one of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's exciting stories. 

A tale filled with music, laughs and enchanting adventures, The Smeds and the Smoos are ideal for everyone 3 and up. 


Carnival of Monsters

Carnival Of Monsters

When: 28th to 29th October 2023

Where: St. Ann's Square, Manchester

Look out for the terrifying carnival of monsters! Coming to Manchester this October half term. Run for the hills as the homage of creatures takes over Manchester's St Ann's Square, a family-friendly show with circus performers, sideshow stalls, hula-hooping workshops and a hall of mirrors. 


Future Manchester Science Museum

Luna's Legendary Creature Halloween Trail

When: 1st to 30th October 2023

Where: Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester

Take a gander through Luna's Legendary Creature Trail this half term and encounter amazing species throughout your journey. Discover five breathtaking rainforest species and dazzling trails, and claim your Halloween treat! 


The Wizarding Adventure 

When: 27th October 2023

Where: East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury

The Wizarding Adventure is a magical, interactive experience for ages 5 to 12. Enrol in a world of wonder, and learn everything you need to become a powerful wizard - from potion practice to broomstick flying! 


Tatton Park Pumpkin Patch 

When: 21st to 29th October 2023

Where: Tatton Park, Cheshire

Drop down to Tatton Park's Pumpkin Patch and search for the pumpkin for your home this half term and Halloween. Choose your pumpkin, share your pictures, and dress like Halloween will never end.

There are plenty of pumpkins for visitors to pick, so don't miss out on one of the most season-heavy events at Tatton Park!


After Hours with the Mermaids


When: 20th to 21st October 2023

Where: The Trafford Centre, Trafford

Experience the magical world of mermaids at Sea Life's After hours with the Mermaids. Explore the aquarium in intimate evening sessions where you can marvel at the real-life mermaids manoeuvering around the bodies of water at Sea Life. 

Witness the mermaids interact with sea turtles Cammy & Ernie in our ocean tank for moments filled with magic. Catch their eye, and you may even get a rare greeting! 


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