Things have definitely taken a scary turn this year, so let’s keep the eerie atmosphere going and explore 10 things to do in Salford and Greater Manchester this Halloween that are not being haunted by Covid-19. 

Ordsall Hall

Ordsall Hall has a range of fun but frightening events on throughout the Halloween season. From Scarecrow trails and spooky tours to pumpkin painting and spooky afternoon tea, it is fun for the whole family! Ordsall Hall said: “Our spooky tours are an upgrade on our usual stewarded show and are around until the 1st of November. 

Our scarecrow trail is a pre-book event only and is available everyday Monday- Thursday and Sunday until 1st November, costing £2 per child, and free for accompanying adults.” To find out more and book, visit 

Ordsall Hall
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Howl-o-ween Party!

Halloween is not just for humans. Dress your furry friend up and take them along to Four Acres Doggy Day Camp on October 30, 7 am until 6 pm. Four Acres said: “Dogs can party and enjoy treat games and costume competitions. Only open for existing clients, find out more at 

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Scarecrow Fest

Create your own scarecrow and proudly display it in your garden. Let’s line the streets of Salford to create a spooktacular atmosphere.  

Halloween Market Night

An online Halloween market night where you can find lots of great crafts and handmade gifts. The markets are taking place October 30- November 3, from 4- 7 pm. The album is being updated frequently, where you can browse everything that will be on sale on the night.


To really get the party started, stream Rocktober on Facebook Live on October 30 and November 6 and 13, and have a boogie with your whole familyHosted by The Music Shed, they clarified: “There will be a Halloween themed gig on October 30thWe will feature our youngest band, a group of four aged between 8-10yrs. As Trick or Treating has been cancelled across the city this year, we thought it would be a good way for the kids (and us!!!!) to still dress up and have some fun. We’ve asked the kids to bring decorated pumpkins with them which we’re going to put some battery-operated candles in and have lit up throughout the gig. 

Rocktober! lineup. Copyright The Music Shed

Scare City

Visit Manchester’s newest and most terrifying Halloween attraction located at EventCity near the Trafford Centre. An immersive gruesome Halloween experience watching your favourite horror films from your car. Trust me, you’ll need the safety of your vehicle. Not for the faint-hearted, Scare City includes a tunnel of doom, haunted house and graveyard, petrifying props and actors to give you a fright. Book tickets here.

Halloween in the city

If you’re doing a bit of sinister shopping, keep an eye out for giant inflatable monsters engulfing the rooftops of Manchester landmarks including The Arndale, The Printworks, Spinningfields, Great Northern Warehouse and Selfridges, from October 26 to November 1. 

FilmFear 2020

Choose from a selection of spine-tingling screenings throughout October at 

Binge Halloween films 

If you are more interested in a cosy night cuddled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, Netflix has a selection of classic Halloween movies including the likes of ‘The Addams Family’, ‘Scream’ and ‘The Conjuring’ and many more. 

Bake Halloween treats

To accompany your Halloween films, or to show off your skills, bake some Halloween themed goodies. From eyeball pops, to spider biscuits, to grasshopper cocktails, browse some recipes here  

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