1. Discover otherworldly fire sculptures at Mayfield Park 

An incredible fireworks display is coming to Manchester this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 November, Freight Island is bringing a Fireworks & Fire Garden Night to Mayfield Park in collaboration with Walk The Plank. Walk through a fantastical fire garden featuring intricate carved sculptures and watch a mesmerising fireworks display during one of the four sessions available. Tickets start at £12. 

2. Grab your popcorn for a spooky evening at King Street Townhouse 

An iconic hotel in the city centre is celebrating Halloween with some frightening film screenings. This Monday and Tuesday, 30 and 31 October, sit down for some Halloween Movies at King Street Townhouse in the cellar of the historic building. Showing seasonal favourites The Shining, Halloween and It (2017), you will also get to enjoy cocktails and snacks in the 20-seat Screening Room. Tickets start from £15. 

3. Step inside a children’s storybook at Bury Transport Museum 

Bring the family down to Bury to meet a beloved children’s book character. This weekend, 4 and 5 November, Gruffalo Family Fun Day will be on at the Bury Transport Museum with plenty of activities for children to enjoy throughout the visit, including face painting, funfair rides and even a chance to meet the Gruffalo itself! Tickets start from £16 and include a ride in one of East Lancashire Railway’s heritage trains. 

4. Find poisonous plants at Castlefield Viaduct 

Climb up to the sky garden of Castlefield Viaduct this Tuesday, 31 October and learn about the plants that line the path. Poisons, Potions and Plants is a free tour that explores the myths surrounding the flora with a knowledgeable guide. The tour will last half an hour from 2pm, so make sure you grab your spot! 

5. Celebrate Bonfire night with a striking fireworks display 

For the 11th year running, the largest bonfire in Oldham comes back on Thursday, 2 November. Taking place in Oldham Edge Playing Fields, the Big Bang Bonfire 2023 is open to everyone and free to attend! Starting at 5PM, it will be the biggest bonfire ever and will feature a performance of the ‘Battle of the Oldham Edge’, a fire dance performance by Juggling Inferno and a colourful fireworks display to close out the evening. 

Book Now: Glow 2023 at RHS Garden Bridgewater 

Tickets for one of the most spectacular light trails in Greater Manchester are now on sale! Glow is coming back to RHS Garden Bridgewater from 15 November to 30 December, with some breathtaking light displays, including an enchanting light trail, a halo light show from Jago Juggling Arts, and a Garden Cottage disco. The Bridgewater Café and the Cottage Shepherds Hut will be open with a selection of food and drinks to warm you up throughout the evening. Book your tickets now here

New opening: Owen’s Kitchen & Bar 

A new bistro has opened in Urmston with Owen’s Kitchen & Bar, bringing British and Asian cuisines together to create a heart-warming menu with a family touch. Try their Grandad’s Butter Chicken, served with aloo tikki, or pop down on a Sunday and join them for a roast. Located in Station Road, the stunning bistro is a welcome addition to the foodie scene in the Trafford town. 


Fireworks & Fire Garden
Illuminated tree

Freight Island has teamed up with the acclaimed Walk the Plank to present the spectacular Fireworks & Fire Garden at Mayfield Park.

Halloween Movies at King Street Townhouse
Cinema screeen and snacks

Get ready for a frightfully fun Halloween week of classics at King Street Townhouse Screening Room.

Gruffalo Family Fun Day

The Gruffalo is leaving the deep, dark woods to visit the East Lancashire Railway!

Big Bang Bonfire 2023
Family Friendly
Cartoon wording of Big Bang Bonfire

Oldham Council’s Big Bang Bonfire is back for its 11th year on 2nd November 2023.

Glow 2023 RHS Garden Bridgewater
RHS Bridgewater Glow 2023

Bring all the family for a magical evening at RHS Garden Bridgewater. See the garden in breathtaking beauty as amazing illuminations light your way on the spectacular Glow trail.



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