Halloween & October Half Term 2021

If you’re looking for ideas of where to go with the kids over October Half Term and family friendly Halloween activities, then look no further.

Check out the spooktacular events and activities we have programmed across our venues for October Half Term and Halloween…

Halloween Night Swim

Thursday 28 October 2021, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm
£20 | Booking required
Salford Watersports Centre

The Halloween Swim is back! It’s the centres favourite swim of the year and each year it gets bigger and better thanks to the support of the fantastic swim community! Last year was a great turnout and we saw some amazing costumes.

Book now and your ticket will include:

  • 300m and 500m course
  • Spooky Halloween swim cap
  • Glow stick
  • Hot drink
  • Hot soup/roll
  • Safety team keeping you safe on the water

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Soccer Stars Football Camp

Monday 25 to Friday 29 October 2021, 9:00am – 12:00pm
£10 per day or £42 for the full week | Booking required
Salford Sports Village

Salford Community Leisure will be running a Soccer Stars Football Camp this October Half Term.

The camp offers children aged 7-11 years the chance to get active and out on the pitch for some quality coaching. Every child will receive a medal for attending and there will also be the chance to be player of the day and receive a trophy!

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October Half Term Activities at St Patrick’s High School

Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October 2021, 10:00am – 3:00pm
£2 per day | Booking required
St Patrick’s High School, Eccles

Our SCL October activities programme is back for young people aged 8-16 years at St Patrick’s RC High School.

Come along and join in a range of fun activities this October. Activities will include football, dodgeball, kwik cricket, basketball, spooky arts and crafts and much more!

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October Half Term Activities at Oasis Academy

Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October 2021, 10:00am – 3:00pm
£2 per day | Booking required
Oasis Academy, Salford

Our SAYO/SPARKY October activities programme is back for young people aged 8-16 years at Oasis Academy.

Come along and join in a range of fun activities this October. Activities will include football, dodgeball, kwik cricket, basketball, spooky arts and crafts and much more!

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October Half Term Activities at Co-op Academy, Walkden

Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October 2021, 10:00am – 3:00pm
£2 per day | Booking required
Co-op Academy, Walkden

Our SCL October activities programme is back for young people aged 8-16 years at Co-Op Academy Walkden.

Come along and join in a range of fun activities this October. Activities will include football, dodgeball, kwik cricket, basketball, spooky arts and crafts and much more!

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Autumn Wreath Making

Sunday 17 October 2021, 1:00 – 4:00pm
£20 per person, booking required

Enjoy the autumn season and join our Head Gardener at Ordsall Hall this October as she talks you through creating your own Organic Natural Autumn Wreath for your front door.

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Halloween Pumpkin Trail

Sunday 24 to Sunday 31 October 2021, during opening hours
£2 per child, no booking required

Some of our pumpkins have escaped! Explore our gardens and see if you can find them hiding around the grounds of Ordsall Hall.

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Spooky Afternoon Tea

Sunday 24 & Sunday 31 October 2021, 1:00pm and 2:30pm
Adults £12.95 | Child £8.95, booking required

Come and enjoy a frightfully delicious Spooky Afternoon Tea in the Haunted Surroundings of Ordsall Hall. The event will take place in The Tudor Great Hall, which is resident to our most famous Ghost, Margaret Radclyffe aka The White Lady.


Halloween Pumpkin Painting

Monday 25 & Wednesday 27 October 2021, 10:00am & 1:0pm
£5 per person, booking required

Get into the Halloween spirit with our annual Pumpkin Painting Workshop in the spooky surroundings of Ordsall Hall. Paint a real pumpkin with acrylic paints in a variety of designs, ready to pop outside your house for an Autumn Museum Trail.


Lucy the Tudor

Tuesday 26 October 2021, 10:00am – 3:00pm
£3 per child, booking required

We are welcoming Lucy the Tudor back to Ordsall Hall for a spinning and weaving workshop – watch a demonstration and have a go yourself!

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Make your own Broom

Thursday 28 October 2021, 10:00am – 3:00pm
£3 per person, booking required

Join Greenwood Twiggs as they show you how to make your very own Witches or Wizard’s broom just in time for Halloween!

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Salford Museum & Art Gallery: A Halloween Visit

From Wednesday 20 to Sunday 31 October 2021
Free (donations welcome), booking required

During October half term, we will be decorating the street for Halloween, with lots of spooky things to spot!

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Spooky Afternoon Tea

From Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 October 2021 
Adult £12.95 | Child £8.95, booking required

Enjoy an afternoon tea treat at Salford Museum & Art Gallery this Halloween. The spooky selection includes sandwiches, a choice of soft or hot drinks for adults, with a selection of spooky cakes.

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Arty Halloween Fun with artist Hannah Brown

Tuesday 26 October 2021, 12:00 – 2:30pm
Free, no booking required

Join us for this free drop-in family workshop with local artist and crafter Hannah Brown. We’ll be getting creative with Halloween activities and crafts inspired by the surrounding ‘You Belong Here’ exhibition.

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Meet & Make with artist Lowri Evans

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 12:00 – 2:30pm
Free, no booking required

Lowri Evans is an artist based in Manchester and Sao Paulo, creating a wide range of work from live performance to drawing.

In this drop-in workshop she’ll be showcasing her latest project exploring the trees and greenery of Salford. Where’s your favourite tree? Stop by for some nature inspired craft activities for the whole family!

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FoxDog Studios Digital Interactive Drop-in!

Thursday 28 October, 12:00 – 2:30pm
Free, no booking required

FoxDog are a comic, imaginative and tech-savvy duo who develop bespoke digital shows across the country.

Join us for a very special interactive demonstration of their incredible and hilarious technology! Get ready for the best homemade technology around in this free drop-in activity perfect for all ages.

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Arty Lucky Dip

Friday 29 October 2021, sessions running between 10:00am – 3:00pm
£3, booking required

Have a go at our Lucky Dip with a difference – Whatever you pick, you can make right here in the museum!

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Illustrations inspired by Salford Landmarks

Saturday 30 October 2021, 12:00 – 2:00pm
£15, booking required

Working with local illustrator Caroline Coates you’ll work step by step to create a unique drawing of your choice of Salford landmark. A selection of visual references of popular Salford landmarks will be available, but if there is a particular building or location you would like to use please bring a picture.

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Halloween Cinema Screening at The Den, Walkden

Tuesday 26 October 2021, 10am & 1pm
£2 per child | Booking required
The Den, Walkden

Come along and watch an all-time classic Halloween film ‘Hocus Pocus’ on our giant screen. Refreshments will also be available to purchase on the day.

Film times:

  • Showing 1 – Doors open at 10am, film starts at 10.15am
  • Showing 2 – Doors open at 1pm, film starts at 1.15pm

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Halloween Crafts at The Den, Walkden

Friday 29 October 2021, 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm
£2 per child | Booking required
The Den, Walkden

Come along and enjoy some spooky crafts activities just in time for Halloween, hosted by our friendly Winnie Witch. Activities include Halloween wreaths, spooky masks, witch and wizard hat creating and spooky colourings.

Suitable for ages 4 years +.

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Halloween Party at The Den, Walkden

Saturday 30 October, 1:00 – 2:00pm & 3:00 – 4:30pm
£4 per child | Booking required
The Den, Walkden

Join us for a Halloween Party!

Activities include party games with spooky host, glitter tattoos, Halloween storytelling, spooky crafts and fancy dress competition. Each child will receive a hot dog, drink and treat bag.

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Spookylicious fun at Salford Libraries

Various dates throughout the school holidays, see below
£1 per child (suitable for families), booking recommended

Come and join us for some spookylicious fun this half term! Listen to frightful stories and make a creepy craft to take home with you.

Spaces are limited – to avoid disappointment, please book directly with the library on the details below.

Date Time Library Number Email
Monday 25 October 2:00pm Eccles 0161 607 8237 eccles.library@scll.co.uk
Tuesday 26 October 10:30am Swinton 0161 793 3736 swinton.library@scll.co.uk
Tuesday 26 October 2:00pm Irlam 0161 775 3566 irlam.library@scll.co.uk
Wednesday 27 October 10:30am Pendleton 0161 686 5421 pendleton.library@scll.co.uk
Wednesday 27 October 2:00pm Walkden 0161 607 6639 walkden.library@scll.co.uk
Friday 29 October 2:00pm Little Hulton Library 0161 790 4201 littehulton.library@scll.co.uk