October half term is around the corner, it doesn’t feel like that long ago that we were trying to fill the long summer days!

Southport has all sorts of fun and madness throughout Halloween and the half term, with great events, offers and more happening all over town. 

From the smallest family members ready to trick or treat, the entire family looking for something to do, free activities for budgeting or an evening for the adults… we love October and all Southport has to offer.

Keep your little devils happy this half term.

  • Rapunzel - 25th October 2022, The Atkinson - Tickets from £13

  • I Spy With My Little Eye - 26th October 2022, The Atkinson - Tickets from £9
  • Construction Club - Saturday 29 October 2022, The Atkinson - Free. Donations welcome
  • Spooky Afternoon Tea - 30th October 2022, Formby Hall Golf Resort - From £20
  • Halloween Movie Night, Hocus Pocus - 26th October 2022, Southport Market - Free. No booking required.

  • Pumpkin Picking - 8th October – 30th October 2022, Windmill Animal Farm - From 16.95 and includes entry into the farm as well as a pumpkin

Scarecrow Festival 2022 - 14th - 30th October 2022, Rufford Old Hall - Event is free but admission to Rufford Old Hall is required.


Parks, gardens, and open spaces… all FREE
 

  • Botanic Gardens - Enjoy a walk in the beautiful landscape or visit the aviary, gift shop and café.
  • King’s Gardens - Visit to the play area, have a picnic or head to the King’s Gardens Tea Rooms
  • Formby Red Squirrel Reserve - Red squirrels, natterjacks, prehistoric footprints and miles of coastal walks are just waiting to be discovered - part of National Trust Formby's amazing and ever-changing landscape.
  • Hesketh Park - This picturesque park is a perfect place to lose track of time. (link to the vimeo)


Not forgetting the grown-ups…

  • Abbamania - 28th October 2022, The Atkinson - £25.00

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