Going local for Halloween

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I’m a firm believer in going local. The more money you put into your doorstep the more your doorstep will flourish!

My¬†local area is a little-known place called Heywood, it’s smack bang in between¬†Bury and Rochdale with good links to Manchester. Because¬†of this a lot of residents just pop to one of those big towns but as I’ve¬†got older and more family-focused I can see how great this area can be for raising a child. In the three years I’ve¬†lived here I can see things are changing! The 1940’s parade that the town puts on each year is growing beyond belief, as we speak there are pink flags on every shop window to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month and much more. So I thought I’d¬†let you guys in on what’s happening over Halloween. I’m hoping this might encourage some of you to find out what’s happening on your doorstep too or who knows, I may see you at one of these!


First off and the one I’m¬†most excited about is the “Not So Scary” Halloween disco put on by Heywood’s AODS¬†(Drama society).

When? 28th October 15:00 – 17:00

Where? St.James’ Hall – Heywood Town centre

This event is aimed at children below the age of 10 and the organisers make a note of every child’s¬†age to tailor to their needs, with under 1’s allowed in for free! With so many events on around this time of year its so easy to forget about the babies and the parents with babies. All proceeds go towards raising money for the drama society itself so it’s a win-win.


Next is The East Lancashire Railway! I’ve heard so much about this railway and the events they put on each year like Harry Potter ones and Santa ones for Christmas. They¬†go down so well with not just the locals but tourists too and this Halloween they’re turning their trains into ghost trains!

When? 26th 27th and 31st of October with different times to choose from. But be warned the later ones are scarier so not for babies … literally. But saying that under 3’s go for free so that’s great!

How Much? Adult: £15.50
Child: £9.50
An adult with a child Under 3: £15.50

This includes a ride on the train from Bury to Rawtenstall, treats and goody bags! The whole experience lasts and hour and a half.


And lastly, we have the one Tanya and I went to last year (with our little ones of course). It’s the Monster Mash Ball!


When? 26th October 17:00 – 20:00

Where? Heywood Civic Centre

How much? £5 for both Adults and Children.


There are prizes for the best fancy dress so don’t be shy to don your best witches outfit! The kids seem to love this event as there’s¬†so much to do including dance competitions and the local dance society puts on halftime shows which I wasn’t expecting last year. It’s definitely¬†worth the¬†fiver!


Please use the comment section below to share what events are on near you!

This article is part of the link up which can be found on Booberrit’s page.