Bumper week of spooktastic family activities in Altrincham this Halloween half-term

By David Prior at

With Halloween fast approaching, Altrincham Unlimited has teamed up with events specialists Our Kids Social and local arts centre Art with a Heart to put on a bumper week of spooktastic family activities during October half term in Altrincham.

Mr Bones’ Town Trail will run from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th October, with children invited to track down hidden bones in shops all around the town centre to help put Mr Bones’ skeleton back together in time for Halloween.

Meanwhile, Art with a Heart (opposite the Clock Tower on Stamford New Road) will be running free drop-in Creepy Craft sessions on the same dates from 11am-4pm. Trail sheets can be picked up from Altrincham Library, Art with a Heart or Waterstones.

Creepy Craft sessions are being held at Art with a Heart

Also new for this half term will be a Spooky Silent Disco on Friday 27th October at Altrincham Conservative Club on Market Street, run by Our Kids Social.

With four sessions taking place throughout the day, tickets are just £3 and include a fancy dress disco and themed games with prizes for the best outfits, plus freaky family photoframe and face painting (small charge) for perfect Halloween pics! Tickets can be purchased here.

Linda Roy, Communications Manager for Altrincham Unlimited, said: “Last year our Halloween Pumpkin Trail was a big success, with over 1,000 people taking part over the course of a week, and we have built on that to widen the range of family-focused activities in Altrincham town centre this October Half Term.

“Our Kids Social have come up with a brilliant theme in Mr Bones’ Town Trail, and we’re sure children will have a lot of fun following the clues and completing the hunt. We’re also delighted to be working with Art with a Heart to offer free art and craft activities throughout the week – giving families another reason to spend time in Altrincham.

Bumkins Designer Kids on Moss Lane

“Tickets are selling fast for the Spooky Silent Disco; it should be a fantastic event and we’re looking forward to seeing Altrincham full of little witches and ghouls on Friday 27th October.”

Vicki Fox, owner of Bumkins Designer Kids children’s clothing store on Moss Lane, added: “Last year’s Pumpkin Trail was great for us; it brought new customers through the door and was an excellent opportunity to showcase our stock pre-Christmas. The most frequent comment from parents was that they loved the way the trail took them to shops and cafes they had never visited before; it’s a fun way to explore the town and discover all it has to offer.”

Details of all events can be found on the Altrincham Unlimited What’s On guide.