Spooktacular Social at Freight Island

Spooktacular Social is BACK – prepare for the scare Manchester! The legendary Our Kids Social family Halloween event is coming your way at Escape to Freight Island 31st Oct 10-12. Bring your Adams family for frightsome antics to curdle your blood and ensure family Halloween fun for all.

Dare you enter our ghoulish lair?
What do we have planned for your little monsters? All of the usual OKS goodness but with some terrifically terrifying twists!
Our resident DJ will be playing all of our feel good classics and we with throw some monster mash in there for good measure – can you do the time warp? It’s time to get your freak on and show the kids your wicked dance floor moves. Are you brave enough to come party with us?
We will also have our two channel silent disco with an extra THIRD channel – not only can you listen to kids’ pop or adults’ guilty pleasures, but you can also choose to sit back and watch a spooky film on the big screen! With the headset on you will be able to list the film in a world of your own!
If you need a break from the dance floor we will of course have some amazing spooky pop-ups for you to enjoy – spooky family arts and crafts led by local artist Rebecca Jones for you to get stuck in with, let your fiendish imaginations run wild! We will have massive monster-head masks, mummy mobiles and more besides. Also we will spell writing, Halloween puzzles, and Mini Professors will be joining us for Spooky Science – come and get busy with your kiss with floating ghosts, optical illusions and bendy bones!
Fancy dress is absolutely encouraged although not a requirement – we know that our OKS community love to pull out all the stops at Halloween. If you need a hand with face painting don’t worry, we will have one of our resident face painters to help out on the day. We will have some prizes for the beat outfits on the day.
Our monsterous mystery trail will be set out around the venue for you to follow and solve – the perfect chance to explore this amazing space, and the brunch menu will be on for the whole family to enjoy. Plus we will have our mini market-place of independent sellers for you to buy some treats for adults and kids of all ages – bring some cash along so you don’t miss out on bargains!
Grab your cape, fix in your fangs, don’t forget your skeletons – we can’t wait to see you all for what promises to be a Spoooktacular afternoon!
We know that over the past few years this has been our most popular event and so don’t delay in buying tickets! Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Everyone attending needs a ticket and babes in arms go free.
Sun 31st October 2021
10:00am ‐ 12:00pm
£7.00 plus bf per adult or child (pre walkers are free)
Freight Island, 11 Baring St, Manchester M1 2PZ

General Event Information


At each venue, though secure, different rooms may be in use for different activities. It is the responsibility of parents to stay with their children at all times.

Staff on site at the social will hold DBS and Children's Safeguarding qualifications. We would ask that any concerns you have are raised with a member of the team immediately.

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Adults will not be allowed to come to the social unless accompanied by children!

There will be qualified first aiders on site at all times.


All venues are fully licensed and will have the bar open for the duration of the social.


Parking will vary from venue to venue but may be limited. Please make use of street parking but do so responsibly and please be mindful of our neighbours.

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Buggies / Prams

There will be very limited space for buggy and pram storage. We advise bringing a baby carrier or sling for pre-walkers.

Baby changing

There will be on-site facilities at all socials.

Future events

We are on the look out for venues across Manchester with a capacity of 200 minimum. Please let us know if you can think of somewhere suitable for a social!

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