Ordsall Hall. Picture credit: Lucy Fieldhouse.

Ordsall Hall is hosting a range of Halloween themed events and workshops this month to get Salford residents in the spooky spirit.

From Autumn Wreath making, Pumpkin Trails, Broomstick Making and Pumpkin Painting to their famous Spooky Afternoon Tea, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into this autumn.

Autumn Wreath Making

Enjoy the autumn season and join Ordsall Hall’s Head Gardener to create your own organic natural autumn wreath, made from natural evergreen foliage, dried flowers, fruits and herbs on October 17th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm for £20 (all materials will be provided in the price of the course).

This course is recommended for adults or alternatively children aged 12+ who are accompanied by an adult and will take place at Ordsall Hall’s Grade I listed Tudor Hall, where individuals will have 180 minutes to create their wreaths in socially distance groups of 10.

Halloween wreath

Halloween Pumpkin Trail

Explore Ordsall Hall’s gardens and see if you can find the pumpkins hidden around their grounds! Ordsall Hall said: “You will need to look very closely – some of them don’t want to be found and they may be in disguise!”

The trail will be held from October 21st to October 31st, available all through the day for £2 per child, each participant will receive a pencil and sticker with every trail.

Spooky Afternoon Tea

Come and enjoy a Spooktacular Halloween themed feast in the haunted surroundings of Ordsall Hall, the event will take place in the Tudor Great Hall, which is home to the famous ghost of Margaret Radclyffe.

The Afternoon tea is being held on the 24th and 31st of October, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, and will consist of sandwiches, Halloween themed cakes and a hot pot of tea or coffee for each booker. With an option available for children, which will consist of a smaller portion of cakes and sandwiches and a horrifying slime green soft drink.

Halloween food

Halloween Pumpkin Painting

Get into the Halloween spirit with Ordsall Hall’s annual pumpkin painting workshop in the spooky surroundings of Ordsall Hall as you paint a real pumpkin with acrylic paints, ready to pop outside your house this Halloween!

Sessions are taking place on the 25th and 27Th of October, at 10am and 1pm and run for 2hrs. This workshop is suitable for children aged five and above and is priced at £5 per child.

Tudor Spinning and Weaving

Lucy the Tudor will be back at Ordsall Hall for a wool spinning and weaving workshop on October 26th with sessions running between 10am-12pm and 1-3pm and tickets from just £3 per child!

Lucy the Tudor said: “Don’t be scared if you see someone who looks like they are from the Tudor Times, at Ordsall Hall this half term, Lucy is definitely not a ghost.

“But will be happy to teach you how to spin yarn from sheep’s wool, make brightly coloured braids and cord using techniques any self-respecting Tudor ghost would recognise”.

Halloween activities

Make Your Own Broom

Join Greenwood Twiggs at Ordsall Hall on October 28th as they show you how to make your very own Witches or Wizard’s broom just in time for Halloween! With sessions running between 10am-12pm and 1-3pm and tickets at £3 per child, create a broom which is sure to give everyone a fright!

Greenwood Twiggs said: “We are a coppie business in the North West of England and work in Woodlands around Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

“Coppicing is a way of managing woodlands in a sustainable way so that the woodland provides a different habitat throughout its stages”.

With just a stone’s throw away from Salford Quays, don’t be afraid to visit Ordsall Hall this month and be spooked by one of the resident ghosts.

All event, workshop bookings and more information can be found on the Ordsall Hall website.


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