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Unmissable offers and a tentacled Halloween monster are taking over Great Northern this half term

There's plenty of "fang-tastic fun" for all the family to be getting up to this Halloween.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 14th October 2020
Great Northern Warehouse

School’s are out for half term in Greater Manchester at the end of this month and there’s plenty of “fang-tastic fun” for all the family to be getting up to at Great Northern.

Just like everything else amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the spooky season is gearing up to be a little different this year, but with the nights drawing in and Halloween just around the corner, you can still make the most out of October half term at Great Northern.

With offers and events suitable for days out with family, or evenings with your social bubble, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at “Manchester’s ultimate leisure destination”.

What can you expect then?

Well, in what is sure to be one the highlights of the week, the Halloween in the City monsters are back. These giant inflatable creatures have become a real stand-out in Manchester’s Halloween celebrations over the years, and if you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll see a tentacled monster reaching out across the Great Northern Square from 26th October – 1st November


You can also head to the Odeon to enjoy one of the many blood-curdling blockbusters that are currently screening, including the family-friendly Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, or you can leave the kids at home instead and prepare to be scared out of your wits with spine-chilling horrors like Saint Maud or Unhinged.

With tickets starting at just £5, everyone can indulge in a spooky season scare. 


Trick or treating as we’ve come to know it is unfortunately off the cards this year, but for a trick or treat that the whole family will love, you can head to Alex’s Bakery at Great Northern instead for an afternoon tea that consists of a spookily-delicious assortment of savoury snacks and sweet treats.

With three price tiers starting from £9.90 per person, it’s a no brainer.

Or why not treat yourselves to some award-winning chocolate from Dormouse, which recently won an International Chocolate Award for its eerily good Guara Estate 75% dark chocolate, or for an even more spooktacular treat, you can dine at cult-favourite burger joint Almost Famous, which is home to some of Manchester’s biggest and best burgers.


The menu stand-out at the moment sees little ones get to celebrate in style with the Home Alone cheeseburger, from the kids menu, which is topped with frazzles, mac and cheese and a strawberry pop tart for the ultimate Halloween feast.

You can find more information on October activities via the Great Northern Warehouse website here.