After seeing huge success with their Summer Daze takeover, the Trafford Centre has announced a family-friendly event – this time, with a seriously spooky twist. Coming just in time for Halloween, SPOOKFEST will bring an array of activities for all ages to enjoy at the Trafford Centre, with plenty of food and drink also available to accompany.
Taking place within the outdoor space at the Trafford Centre, SPOOKFEST will kick off on October 13 right up until October 30, bringing the Halloween vibes to town by the bucketload. Bringing back a number of elements that both visitors and celebrities loved at Summer Daze, guests will be able to enjoy an array of fairground rides as well as fun attractions such as a spooky ghost train and pumpkin tower installation.
In addition to all of that, a family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular heated big top circus show has also been planned, with spine-chilling performances outside of the shopping centre. There will be a specially selected international cast of skeletons, vampires, jack o’lanterns and not forgetting Circus Artistes, brought together for this year’s sensational extravaganza. Tickets can be pre-booked here.
Plus this Halloween visitors can discover the Trafford Centre’s new striking Pumpkin Tower feature, which is the first of its kind in the Northwest. The Pumpkin Tower will boast 250 pumpkins and jack o’lanterns which will reach a towering five metres in height- that’s higher than two Christmas trees stuck on top of each other, higher than a single decker bus and almost the height of a giraffe.
The little ones will also be able to enjoy some Halloween fun, too, with costume characters such as Maleficent, Jack Skeleton and Scooby Doo appearing during weekends and throughout half-term. Plus, there will be face painting available from 1.30pm – 5.30pm on October 14 and 15, and between October 21 and 29 (excluding 26 October).
Character appearances from family favourites include:
- Batman & Maleficent: October 21
- Jack Skeleton: October 22
- Scooby Doo & Maleficent: October 23
- Jack Skeleton: October 24
- Batman & Maleficent: October 25
- Scooby Doo & Maleficent: October 27
- Maleficent & Aurora: October 28
- Jack Skeleton: October 29
SPOOKFEST at the Trafford Centre will run between October 14 and October 30. There is a £3 entry fee to the funfair at SPOOKFEST if booked in advance (+30p booking fee) and £3.50 on the door, with rides priced individually and token packages available to buy. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.