Do you have what it takes to be a star pupil? Eureka! in Halifax is inviting half term visitors to enrol in Ghoul School to meet their peculiar professors to find out, every day from 20th October to 2nd November.
Take part in a science class with a difference in Dr Frankenstein’s Science Lab. Mix potions with a bewitching teacher, join the resident werewolf for some key survival skills (and hope it isn’t a full moon!) and get your grisly groove on at a spectacularly spooky disco.
Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in their most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky costume to really get into the spirit! All activities are included in the price of admission or free to Eureka! annual pass holders.
Manchester’s favourite picture house is back in town to bring you the ultimate spooktacular experience. The nail-biting screenings present a rare opportunity for cinemagoers to sit on the edge of their seats inside one of Manchester’s most stunning buildings, Victoria Baths. The eerie corridors and large stained glass windows heighten the fright factor, making it the perfect spooky backdrop for an unforgettable experience.
It can get a bit chilly inside, so organisers advise bringing a blanket along to keep you toasty (or for you to hide under).
25th Oct: Jaws @ 8.30pm (16+)
26th Oct: The Lost Boys @ 8.30pm (16+)
27th Oct: The Witches @ 4.30pm (PG)
Beware, giant green tentacled monsters are returning to Manchester and they are taking over the city centre on 25th – 28th October. Enjoy a day of free frightful fun with the ultimate monster hunting experience investigating around the city in search of all seven monsters. The last sightings were said to be up buildings, peeping through windows and hiding in the trees but if you need a helping hand, a monster invasion map is available online to download.
If you go down to the woods today (or over the half term weekend) families can enjoy sweet treats, face painting and a sensory zone for the under fives. St. Ann’s Square will be transformed into an enchanted forest as 30 birch trees, each four metres high, pitch up in the square to create the perfect eerie setting.
Venture inside the pop-up forest to meet the magical creatures and characters who lurk inside, including the witch from Julia Donaldson’s popular children’s book, Room on the Broom.
Manchester Science Festival
Get ready for eleven days of fun at Manchester Science Festival.
Try some of the latest tech with everything from virtual reality to e-sport in the GameLab at Salford University or pop down to your local library for some silly science busking. Dance the day away with Big Fish Little Fish’s family-friendly rave and travel to the bottom of the ocean with Blue Peter’s Greg Foot at the Lowry.
Head down to the Science and Industry Museum to get spaghettified in a black hole in an audio-visual experience or glow like a jellyfish with this year’s Pi: Platform for Investigation programme.
Check out the full programme of events at: Manchestersciencefestival.com
Taking place 18th – 28th October, the annual celebration of all things scientific has something to surprise and amaze everyone.