Top 5 things to do in and around Manchester this October

Spooky season is finally upon us. For some, it’s the best time of the year. As we slowly adjust in the wake of the pandemic that left many events cancelled or heavily modified last year, we’re looking forward to finally getting our freak back on.

We’ve compiled some of our favourite Halloween events happening in and around Manchester this October. Take a peek if you dare.

  1. Grimmfest

The North’s largest horror film festival is back for it’s 13th year, after taking a break from physical events last year.

For those still nervous about being in a cinema full of people, Grimmfest has got you covered. They’ve decided to keep their online festival running this year, making the event accessible for everyone.

If you’re a fan of all things frightful, fantastical, or just plain weird, Grimmfest is the event for you.

Tickets for the physical event start at £24 and are available to purchase here: Grimmfest – Manchester’s Festival Of Fantastic Film

  1. ScareCity

Born out of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and back due to popularity, ScareCity is an interactive film experience – all from the comfort of your vehicle. This drive-in theatre is hosting a wide range of horror films for all ages throughout the month of October. Enjoy kid-friendly classics such as The Nightmare Before Christmas to recent hair-standing hits like The Witch while spooks and ghouls drift past your car, on the hunt for their next victims.

So sit back and enjoy the film and, for the love of God, don’t open the doors.

Tickets for this event are £40 per vehicle and can be purchased here: Scare City | Park N Party (parknpartymcr.co.uk)

  1. Farmageddon

Orsmkirk’s hit haunted attraction has developed cult status in Lancashire and Merseyside in recent years. After taking a break last year for pandemic-related reasons, they’re back and they’re bigger, better, and scarier than ever.

Committed to bringing you hell on earth, the actors and organisers do their best to scare the life out of anyone brave enough to go through. Guests have a range of mazes to weave through, sing for their lives in Scary-oke, and will be humanity’s last hope for survival in zombie outlaw paintball.

Tickets for the haunted houses only start at £22, and tickets for the haunted houses and paintball start at £31.50. The event is suitable for ages 16 and up. Find more about the event here: Farmaggeddon | Lancashire Scare Attraction | Farmaggedon Tickets

  1. Bongo’s Bingo Halloween

Who knew bingo could be so fun? The popular night out full of impromptu dance-offs, eclectic prizes, and throwback hits is back for a Halloween edition featuring special guests B*witched. Bongo’s Bingo will be at the Albert Hall on the 31st October. Costumes aren’t mandatory, but are highly encouraged.

Tickets are currently sold out online but keep your eyes peeled for resellers on Facebook: Bongo’s Bingo | Facebook

  1. Warehouse Project

What’s Manchester without WHP? Arguably the biggest electronic music event of the North, WHP has been welcomed back with open arms after what feels like far too long. On the Friday and Saturday of Halloweekend, WHP is hosting their ‘Halloween at the Warehouse Project’ party, featuring Solardo, Rossi., and more fiendish friends.

Tickets for the Halloween party at the Mayfield Depot are £27.50. Saturday tickets are sold out but Friday still has tickets available, which can be purchased here: The Warehouse Project – Solardo Presents 2021 Tickets | Skiddle

Main photo taken from Grimmfest’s 4th short programme Dystopia

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