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Your half term Halloween guide

Looking for things to do this October half term? Take a look at our handy Halloween guide that will help keep the kids entertained!

We've pulled together our top family destinations that will keep everyone happy and can't be rained off! All are within walking distance of a Merseyrail station, and even better, a family of up to 5 travel for just £11 this half-term. That's unlimited travel across the Merseyrail network all day on weekends and anytime after 9.30 on weekdays. 

So check out the list below and start planning great days out this half-term!

Southport Halloween Festival

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Look out for all manner of mischief and magic throughout Southport in the run up to Halloween. Mythical dragons and haunted trees will roam the streets. Mischief making ghosts and spooks will be causing mayhem through Chapel Street and a ghost pirate ship will be causing pandemonium!

There will be plenty of kids craft and activities in venues throughout the town and all sorts of pop up surprises all ending with the Greatest Halloween Show on the Sunday with all manner of circus freak fun.

For further information, click here.

Nearest Station: Southport station is a short walk away.

Spooky Welly Walk

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The much loved Spooky Welly Walk returns to Sefton Park, promising to be a fang-tastic family event!

The Spooky Welly Walk is a two mile, Halloween themed, family charity walk through Sefton Park with over 20 different Trick or Treat activity stations, organised by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Strike a pose at the Dreadful Dinner, dare to dig through the Yucky Dip stand, take a ride on the mini fairground rides and look out for Halloween surprises along the route. Each child who finishes the walk will receive a medal from Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation's very own mascot, Samantha the Panther.

The charity event is set to be one to remember, so for more information, click here.

Nearest Station: St Michaels station is a short walk away.

Boo For You at Southport Pleasureland

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Once again, Southport Pleasureland will be spooktacularly transformed for Halloween!

Expect to see hundreds of pumpkins, bats, spiders, ghostly gardens and much more as you walk around the free-to-enter park. The Pleasureland is open every weekend through October. The family themed month will entertain the whole family and has something to entertain every age.

Click here for more information.

Nearest Station: Southport station is a short walk away.

Ghoulies Haunted House


Will you get grabbed by the ghouls at Ghoulies Haunted House Liverpool?

The all year round horror experience in Liverpool city centre features the latest in animatronics and Hollywood quality characters. Ghoulies Haunted House is the perfect answer to an unforgettable night out with friends.

For more information or to book click here.

Nearest Station: Liverpool Central is a short walk away.

Chamber of Horrors

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St George’s Hall will be transformed into the chilling Chamber of Horrors once again.

Think Devils Rejects, Frankenstein, Salem’s Lot, Hammer House and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this event will have something for the most hard-core of horror fans. During your walk through the dark you will encounter those who walk between this world and the next and those who have returned to haunt you.

For more information or to book, click here.

Nearest Station: Liverpool Central is a short walk away.

The Monster Halloween Ball

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The beautiful Palm House in Liverpool’s Sefton Park will play host to some fiendish family fun this Halloween as the Lantern Company prepare to host three days of workshops, mini parades, dance-offs and more!

Nearest Station: St Michaels is a short walk away.

For more information or to book, click here.

Scouse of Horrors

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St. John has been living at his manor peacefully for centuries until the naughty pixies came along and stole all his pumpkins! He needs the help of Merseyside’s Mini Monsters to hunt them down.

Come along to join St John on a spooky pumpkin hunt through his haunted manor full of tricks and treats. Come and join the pumpkin hunt through the mysterious manor full of tricks and treats, If you help St. John find all his pumpkins you can expect a special treat at the end of the journey.

For more information or to book click here.

Nearest Station: Liverpool Central is a short walk away.

Get your £11 Family Ticket from any staffed Merseyrail station and get out and about before the end of the half term!

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A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

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