Please note: Please note the museum cafe is currently closed for refurbishment; our pop-up cafe in the Hall Of Fame will be serving tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks.

Tricks for Treats this October Half Term! Calendar

22 October 2016 - 31 October 2016
10am-5pm


14523058_10210910339856862_6703570623620800905_nTrick-start your Halloween with a visit to the National Football Museum this October half-term! Get your little ghouls taking goals for our Penalty Piñata and see if you’ll be the lucky one to win! Show us your best horror-movie voice in our Creepy Commentary challenge, and scare your family when you watch it back home.  But don’t think it’s all sugar and no sweat, as our Soccer Skills will be back as Ghost Training! A chance to dress up and practice your otherworldly keepie-uppies. Keep an eye out for spooky skills with freestyling wizard John Farnworth, as well as arts and crafts to keep your young wizards and witches busy and fantastic Pumpkin lanterns as part of Manchester’s Halloween celebrations.

Football Magic – Friday 28, 12pm – 2pm, free

World Champion Freestyler John Farnworth will be dropping in with a show of devilish tricks and flicks that will make your eyes pop out!

Badge Making: Monday 24 to Sunday 30 October, 12am - 3pm, £1 per badge

Whether it’s Robin Vampire-sie or Phil Bones, make scary footballer inspired badges of your favourite players.

 Monster making - Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, & Thursday 27, October, 11.30am – 1.30pm, free

Get your little monsters ready for Halloween with hands-on with craft activities - a chance to make Spider hats, cat masks and wizards and witches hats too!

Spooky Spider-bots: Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, & Thursday 27 October, 1.30-3.00pm, £2

Get creative this half-term and make your own little sketching spiders. Release them onto our paper pitch to weave their webs and see what they can catch for dinner!

Scary Sav’s Big Mouth Challenge - Monday 24 to Sunday 30 October, 11am-4pm, free

Have a go at Sav’s big mouth and see if you can get on the leader board.

Penalty Piñata - Sat 29 & Sun 30, 11am – 4pm, free.

Take aim at our Piñata for a chance to win the sweets and treats inside.

Creepy Commentary – Monday 24 to Sunday 30 October, 10am – 5pm, free

Dress up and put on your best spooky voice to have a go at our Commentary Challenge. Share your scary commentaries on twitter and Facebook for a chance to win a prize for all the family.

Spooky Skills  - Monday 24, Wednesday 26 & Friday 28 October, 11.00-11:30am & 3.00-3.30pm, free, ages 5+

We’ll be breaking out some classic Halloween tunes for our fantastic free skills sessions with an otherworldly twist! Get your best trick or treating outfits on and head down to learn tricks for treats from our fantastic museum coaches!