Halloween in Rochdale: Where to celebrate

With Halloween just around the corner, Rochdale is getting ready to give the community a fright with some spooky events being held over the next few weeks right in the heart of the community.

Here are some of the biggest events happening over the spooktacular period – Halloween in Rochdale is not one to be missed!


‘A Spooky Saturday’ at the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre

A great way to get the kids out and about whilst also getting a bit of shopping completed is by heading to the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre on Saturday the 26th of October and enjoying some electric performances and entertainment – all free of charge!

All performances will be on the first floor of the shopping centre – the full list of which you can find here:

  • 11:30am – Can O Worms Spooky Stories
  • 12:00pm – Nigeria Community Association live performance
  • 12:30pm – Footlights Theatre spooky performance
  • 1:00pm – Can O Worms Spooky Stories
  • 1:30pm – Can O Worms Spooky Stories
  • 2:00pm – Live performance
  • 2:30pm – Crompton Morris Dancers live performance

The afternoon entertainment will also include getting up close and personal with Ranger Rob and his live reptiles and amphibians, a trick or treat trail, spooky face painting, Halloween arts and crafts, and many more activities which can be found here on their website!


A Spooktacular Ghost Walk

Take a walk on the eerie side of Rochdale this Halloween and join us for a night of fun and scares with our spine-chilling entertainment and spooky ghost walks on Saturday the 26th of October in Falinge Park.

Families can also come along and have some spooky fun with the zombie scavenger hunt, fancy dress parade and also compete in competitions that will offer some gruesome prizes!

If you’re interested, here’s a full breakdown of the evening’s schedule:

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm – Hunt the Zombie Scavenger Hunt
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm – Fancy Dress Parade and Competitions
  • 5:30pm-6:00pm – Ghost Walk 1
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm – Spooktacular performances
  • 6:15pm-6:45pm – Ghost Walk 2
  • 6:45pm-7:15pm – Ghost Walk 3
  • 7:30pm-8:00pm – Ghost Walk 4
  • 8:00pm-8:30pm – Ghost Walk 5

Tickets are £3 each or £10 for a family ticket and you can book through their Facebook event page here. For more information on the event, you can contact Tracie from Vintage Worx on 07760354698.


Explore Rochdale Town Hall with HAUNT Manchester

Come along with HAUNT Manchester on the 31st of October to explore the deep, dark secrets of Rochdale Town Hall; uncover secrets that will have you quaking in your boots!

HAUNT Manchester are a group of ‘spooky’ researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University who will be hosting the event at the neo-gothic masterpiece that is Rochdale Town Hall. Consisting of afternoon talks on ghosts, why they scare us and even Rochdale’s own mysterious legends, the event will be topped off with a tour of the eerie hall itself.

The talks will be free of charge and take place between 4:00pm and 6:00pm, and to take part in the tour you can buy your tickets here.

For more information on the event, just get in touch with Rochdale Town Hall on 01706 924797!



All hallows eve.. it’s a bit scary isn’t it? But thankfully, Rochdale makes sure it’s a total blast! If you want any other ideas about how to spend Halloween in Rochdale, simply send us a message on Twitter or Facebook – we’d be delighted to help!

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