What you should do in Manchester this October

Our top 5 recommendations of things to do in Manchester this October.


1. Get outdoors at the brand new Mayfield Park 

Manchester has a brand new green space situated in the heart of Mayfield. Spanning 6.5-acres, Mayfield Park is home to a sequence of landscaped and wild spaces which provide respite from the bustling urban city. Sports lawns, children’s play areas, quiet spaces, walking and cycling routes make this riverside park perfect for everyone. 



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2. Be mesmerised by World Class Ballet at the Palace Theatre

This month The Palace Theatre will be hosting the English National Ballet who will perform their spell bounding rendition of Swan Lake, one of ballet’s most famous works. Performances taking place between 5th – 8th October 2022 so make sure to book tickets soon. 


3. Enjoy captivating dining at Where The Light Gets In 

Where the Light Gets In is an unsuspecting gem of a restaurant that can be found on the first floor of an old coffee warehouse in Stockport Old Town. Serving elevated, seasonal dishes paired with natural wines this spot has become widely acclaimed, most recently winning an award at The Manchester Food And Drink Festival. If you fancy a dining experience that goes beyond the food check it out. 


4. Experience children’s books coming alive at The Lowry

Picture This at The Lowry will bring 6 of the most popular children’s books alive on stage. Each section of this free family exhibition will include illustrations and artwork from the books – which range from much-loved modern works to iconic classics. Throughout there will be interactive opportunities for visitors to draw, write, perform, read and play and even devise their own production ideas. Alongside will be filmed extracts from stage productions, with a variety of props, costumes, designs and posters, making this a full immersive day out. 



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5. Get spooked with Halloween in the City

October welcomes a number of spooky events in Manchester city centre to mark the arrival of Halloween. From 28 – 30 October a Carnival of Monsters will tumble onto New Cathedral Street – a family-friendly freakshow with roaming circus monsters, sideshow stalls, a kids’ carousel and a traditional helter-skelter.  A massive monster music festival will also hit the city’s streets – including an invasion of spooky DJs, live performances and a storytelling stage and don’t forget to look up as the MCR Monsters take over some of the city’s infamous buildings!



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