Things to do at October half term

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The school year feels like it’s only just begun and yet we’re already planning for the October half-term, and it’s set to be packed with all sorts of Halloween treats to spook even the bravest of youngsters!

Here we’ve pulled together some of the best activities taking place in Manchester and the North, both indoors and outdoors.

From arty, spooky sessions, to learning everything there is to know about science and picking the perfect pumpkin, here’s a selection of things to do and see in Manchester and the surrounding areas.

For more family activity ideas for half term in Manchester, check out our guide to family things to do in Manchester and the North.

Here are our picks

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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry
Dance Until 26 November 2022, from £17.00

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry

Compass Festival 2022
Activity Until 27 November 2022, FREE

Compass Festival 2022

sunny bank mills
Activity Until 27 November 2022, from £2.00

Sunny Bank Mills Christmas Art & Makers Market

Activity Until 1 December 2022, from £20

Pottery at Earth Pig Pottery and Fine Art in Buxton

Visual Arts Until 1 December 2022, from £20

Graffiti at Zap Graffiti

Activity Until 1 December 2022, from £95

Blacksmithing at Forge Four

Activity Until 1 December 2022, from £15

Embroidery with Sara Dennis at Lancaster Castle

Activity Until 1 December 2022, from £59

Making silver stacker rings at The Old Granary

Activity Until 1 December 2022, from £13

Candle making at Cheshire Workshops

Activity Until 1 December 2022, from £60

Glass fusing at Glassmonkey Studio