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Cool North West happenings not to miss this October

There’s heaps of cool stuff happening this month across the North West. Here’s our pick of what’s on and where to head.

FANGTASTIC HALLOWEEN FUN AT ‘VAMPIRE PLEASURE BEACH

From 12th October to 31st October, gather your squad ghouls and dare to enter Blackpool Pleasure Beach for hair-raising and spell-binding Halloween experiences, as the park transforms into Vampire Pleasure Beach, hosting several un-boo-lievable activities for all ages to enjoy.

With wristbands starting at a wicked £23 per person, there’s something spooky for all Halloween lovers at Vampire Pleasure Beach; spot Lougarock the Werewolf roaming around, if you’re unlucky. Visit Creepy Hollow in Planet Rock and get up close and personal with all kinds of crawlies. Visitors can also have a go at carving their very own pumpkin to take home.

Get the party startled on Saturday 26th October as Blackpool Pleasure Beach opens its gates until 10pm for the Halloween Late Night Riding & Fireworks event, providing a spine-chilling visit whilst transforming into a ghastly place.

Join the hordes of zombies and vampires, goblins and ghouls partying in the park to live music around the FY4 area and the Spooktacular Dancing Fountains. The skele-fun is then followed by a hair-raising evening of late-night riding and an amazing firework display at 10pm.

For those intrigued by things that go bump in the night, late night lovers can take a trip on the Journey To Hell – Freak Nights, where only the brave will survive. Dare to enter the park after dark and spend the evening with those who are simply ‘dying’ to meet you.

Scream Screen, the frighteningly good drive-in cinema is a wicked experience, not to be missed. Watch a Halloween movie under the moonlight whilst defying the silence of the night. Visitors can enjoy snacks and drinks, and the film might not be the only thing making guests jump! The event is adults only (18+) and will run from the 27th October to 31st October.

For little monsters, things get spooky down at Nickelodeon Land. Visitors can join Team Nick in this year’s, Nick Or Treat. Dress up and join the fearsome fun, with freaky face painting guaranteed to provide a terribly good makeover. 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is offering a delightful, yet frightful Halloween that caters for all ages. Wristbands are priced from £23 per person and are available online at www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

HALLOWEEN ARRIVES AT SEA LIFE MANCHESTER

12th October – 3rd November

This Halloween, dive into the deep at SEA LIFE Manchester and discover some spooky creatures beneath the waves.Help the Sea Witch locate the missing ingredients to cast her spell and claim your reward! Visit the Ascarium from 12th Oct – 3rd Nov.

www.visitsealife.com/manchester

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester announce new event featuring LEGO® HIDDEN SIDE™

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester

Saturday 12th October – Sunday 3rd November 2019

This October LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester are getting into the Halloween spirit with a Brick or Treat event!

Lord Vampyre and their newest resident Scarecrow are throwing the ultimate Halloween party with many fang-tastic activities – featuring brand new LEGO® Hidden Side™. Plus, access to over two million LEGO® bricks, three rides, 11 LEGO build & play zones and a 4D cinema at the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground.

Little monsters can get involved with lots of spook-tacular activities, all included within the price of an admission ticket such as  Explore the LEGO® Hidden Side™, let your little ghost hunter join Jack and Parker in an augmented reality adventure to capture the ghouls hiding in our Halloween build stations.

Build your own ghoulish creations and add them to the Haunted Hall of Fame for the chance to win epic prizes. There’ll be a  ‘Scarevenger’ Hunt with ghastly ghouls and mysterious monsters on the loose we need your help to follow the clues and save LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre!

There’ll also be a   ‘Fun without the fear’ autism friendly session on Thursday 17th October from 2pm. Halloween can be a festive occasion that can be overwhelming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder so this session is an opportunity for those in attendance to enjoy all the attraction has to offer, free from the challenges that a visit may usually present.

For information and tickets visit www.manchester.legolanddiscoverycentre.co.uk/tickets/

BRICKLIVE – the UK’s largest interactive brick-filled exhibition is coming to Liverpool for the very first time.

Friday 25th October- Sunday 27th October

Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

The UK’s largest interactive brick-filled exhibition comes to Liverpool in October.

Families will be able to access more than 2 million bricks, exclusive digital content and life-sized professionally built statues. BRICKLIVE is a truly unique experience for children and adults alike. 
 

The event is bursting with awe-inspiring models from British history, the world’s most iconic buildings and epic fantasy creations. Visitors can enjoy detailed models such as an 8m long Flying Scotsman, a fire breathing dragon and even a scale replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza. 
 

There will also be a full range of interactive features to keep the whole family entertained for hours, including a galactic adventure zone, featuring Star Wars themed bricks to build your own spacecraft. 
 

Additionally there are Minecraft and Xbox gaming tables, racing ramps, selfie stations and giant brick pits each containing over 250,000 LEGO® bricks. Alongside these amazing models will be a full range of interactive features to keep the whole family entertained for hours.

Friday 25 October: 2pm to 5.30pm

Saturday 26 October: 10am to 1.30pm | 2pm to 5.30pm

Sunday 27 October: 10am to 1.30pm | 2pm to 5.30pm

SOMETHING HORRIBLE IS COMING TO STORYHOUSE, CHESTER

There’s something gruesome and thrilling for youngsters coming to Storyhouse Chester as part of their Autumn line up, a double bill Horrible Histories from Tuesday 5 November to Friday 8 November with brand new shows, Terrible Tudorsand Awful Egyptians.

Terrible Tudors take a trip through the horrible Henrys to the end of evil Elizabeth and hear the legend (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch-up with the Pope. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience! Terrible Tudors runs from Tuesday 5 November to Friday 8 November 2019.

Awful Egyptians invites visitors to meetthe fascinating Pharaohs, gasp at the power of the pyramids, and discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in! Awful Egyptians runs from Wednesday 6 November to Friday 8 November 2019.

For tickets www.storyhouse.com

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