Halloween Special: Spooktacular entertainment
Dust away the cobwebs with some Halloween fun around the Liverpool City Region.
Monster event to light up half term
Sefton Park Palm House
The Lantern Company will entertain the family by day and by night with its new Monster Halloween Ball.
Expect workshops, food and drink and dance-offs during the three ticketed days, as sessions to create Halloween lanterns and monster masks are followed by a mini parade and party fun.
When the Mini Monsters Party takes place at dusk, a host of weird and wonderful illuminated puppet ‘guests’ will also fill the stunning venue, at the heart of Sefton Park.
Pick your own pumpkin
Church View Farm, Lydiate
From 6 October
Why not make a day of choosing the perfect pumpkin to carve out for your spooky decorations this year?
Church View Farm in Lydiate is preparing a bumper crop of thousands to choose from, so be sure to don your wellies as you carry out your search through the muddy fields. Keep one eye peeled for the Halloween themed hay bales that’ll be dotted around the site too.
And if you’re in need of some inspiration to put your pumpkin remains to good use, the Farm Shop is on hand with plenty of other locally grown ingredients for a delicious dish.
Get on board to solve a murder mystery
Mersey Ferry, Pier Head
Grab a ticket, find your best Sherlock Holmes-style hat and get ready to solve the crime of the century.
In this ‘Precious Cargo’ story you’ll board the ‘Pathfinder’ on her return voyage from recovering mysterious cargo from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Only one seafarer knows what the mysterious cargo really holds, and his fellow crewmates are growing murderously curious.
The case will unfold before your eyes as you enjoy a cruise along the River Mersey with a serving of traditional Scouse.
Fancy a freaky tipple?
Ghoulies Haunted House and Horror Bar, Dale Street
This year-round Liverpool haunt is a hit with many horror aficionados, and could be an ideal destination if you’re looking to add the fear factor to a Halloween night out.
Ghoulies’ scare attraction boasts animatronics, live actors and special effects. Accompany your children on the family-friendly ‘Haunted House’ tour, or dare to go it alone on the adult-only ‘Ghoulies X’ experience.
After the ordeal, calm your nerves with a spooky cocktail in the Horror Bar downstairs, where you might find an eyeball or two floating in your drink.
Sing-A-Long cinema lines up a fun fright
Jim Sharman’s 1975 cult classic, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ will be combined with live music and performance for an evening of interactive entertainment.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan ready to come dressed in your best Dr. FrankN-Furter costume, or just devilishly curious to find out what has enchanted audiences for so long, be prepared for a frighteningly fun-packed night.
Fancy dress and audience participation are encouraged at the ticketed Seel Street event for over 18s, which will feature free props, popcorn and lyrics shown on screen.