Head to Manchester’s ultimate leisure destination this October and celebrate the spooky season.
With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to get your family in the spirit than with a trip to Manchester’s Great Northern. With tonnes of fun events and deals to celebrate the spooky season, not everything has to be quite so scary at this time of year.
The Halloween treats available at Dormouse Chocolates will put a smile on any Trick or Treaters face. From ghost-shaped chocolate lollipops to its luxurious ‘Bean to Bar’ range, there is a sweet treat for any palette.
If that is not enough, treat the little ones to Alex’s Bakery. Here the whole family can indulge in its Halloween cakes and cupcakes. The new bakery, located on Deansgate Mews, offers an extensive menu including a selection of delicious vegan treats.
If you are after an evening without the kids, then a spooky screening at Odeon is the place for you. Hair-raising blockbusters IT Chapter 2 and The Joker are perfect choices for those who dare to watch. Or if you are looking for something the whole family can enjoy, check out Vampirina: Fang-tastic Party. An animated version of the classic The Addams Family is also hitting the big screen this Halloween and with all tickets starting from just £5, it will just be the film that gives you a fright – not the price.
For thrill-seeking families, look no further than Virtual Hideout. Using state of the art virtual reality technology, you will be transported to another world where you can complete games and puzzles on your own, or as part of a team. Games also include horror for those wanting a scarier experience such as Face Your Fears or The Brookhaven Experiment.
And if you are looking for some spooky half term fun that is going to be a hit with the kids, head down to All-Star Lanes. Here you can book a family package which includes a main course, side, drink and a game of bowling for just £15 per person. Or why not pay a visit to their new private karaoke booth for £5.50 per person. For a boozier afternoon, book onto the Halloween Drag Brunch where you can enjoy bottomless Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Prosecco or craft beer.
For those who want to take the celebrations into the night, head to Impossible for Casa Loco: Halloween Edition on 26thOctober or for Casa Loco: Carnival of Horrors. on 31st October. Doors open at 11pm so prepare to dance your way into the early hours with this immersive clubbing experience. Impossible is also hosting a family-friendly rave on 20thOctober. Raver Tots Halloween Party allows grown-ups and kids can hit the dancefloor together.