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Visit Southport this Autumn and enjoy a wide range of half term and Halloween events with something for all the family.

Autumn has arrived in Southport and while its a little too cold for a dip in the sea, there’s a whole host of fun activities for all the family to enjoy. Come with us and visit Southport for fresh air activities that wont break the bank.

There’s also great value half term days out, Halloween events lots of places to enjoy a family feast.Watch above as our Kate and the kids enjoy an Autumnal day out in Southport.

Here’s 8 reasons to visit Southport this Autumn…

1 – Trick or Treat Street

Who lurks behind each door?

This Halloween we are taking you trick or treating.  Take a wander through the fully immersive, gothic Victorian street thats taking over Town Hall Gardens. Be brave as you pass the picket fences and step up the gothic, pumpkin covered steps.

Behind each door, peeping from each window are all manner of creepy characters.  But which will be waiting with a treat and which will most definitely be there to trick?

Free to visit. Suitable for all ages but under 8’s at parents discretion

2 – Splash World

Open from 10am until 5pm every day during half term and weekends throughout winter, visit Southport’s Splash World for a chance to swim, slip and slide when the weather is definitely too cold for a dip in the sea! Get yourself a stay all day pass and ride the flumes, take on the fast, furious and incredibly fun lazy river ride and make some memories this Autumn in Southport. Tickets and more info here.

3 – Day of the Dead

Southport Pleasureland is gearing up for a ghoulishly great Halloween event. Day of the Dead Festival takes place on Saturday 2nd November and the whole park is going spooktastic. Expect stilt walkers, fire-eaters, stage shows, live DJ’s, samba drumming bands, all your favourite rides after dark and a spectacular fireworks finale. Advance tickets are £10. More information here. 

4 – The Atkinson

Located in the heart of Lord Street, Southport, The Atkinson has something for everyone, whatever the weather. Free to enter, you can discover lots of fascinating local history, take a trip back in time to Ancient Egypt, the kids can get hands on and crafty in the Art Box while older kids and adults check out the latest exhibitions, including Westwood. Head this way to see what’s on now. 

5 – Family Dining

Family dining in Southport is varied and delicious. With so much fresh air fun to be had you’ll quickly work up an appetite. The award-winning Roberto’s Italian restaurant at Ocean Plaza serves up a warm welcome alongside freshly made pasta, pizza and more with all your traditional favourites on the menu. Elsewhere at Ocean Plaza there’s Pizza Hut, Frankie & Benny’s and more. Menus and more here.

More: Here’s our guide to independent dining in Southport. 

6 -Farmer Teds Halloweek

From 28th October until 1st November, Farmer Teds is hosting Halloweek – packed full of fun for your little monsters. Ticket prices include access to the Shaun The Sheep Adventure Park, interactive story telling, mini beast centre, spooky wooden maze game, pumpkin carving, fancy dress competitions, free pony rides, face painting and loads more! Get your tickets for Halloweek here. 

7 – Ocean Plaza

If the weather takes a turn for the worse, why not head to Ocean Plaza and get competitive on the lanes. There’s also laser tag, pool tables and a fully licensed bar for the adults. If you’re looking to kick back and relax, why not watch the latest family friendly blockbuster at the cinema. With more than 1000 car parking spaces and just a short walk to the waterfront, Ocean Plaza has something for everyone. More info here.

8 – Martin Mere Halloween Fest

October half term is packed with spooky goings on at Martin Mere’s Halloween Fest. Running from 19th October until 3rd November, Halloween Fest includes activities for all ages. Grab your wellies and check out the pumpkin trail, pumpkin carving, broomstick flight training a canoe Scarefari and lots more. A great place to enjoy the fresh Autumn fair and see lots of local wildlife too. More info here. 

9 – Great Outdoors

An Autumn day out in Southport is a great way to blow off some steam. With 22 miles of coast line, pine woods and a bustling town centre, there’s something for everyone. Why not go old school and fly a kite on the beach, go conker collecting and search for your very own gruffalo in the woods before stopping off for a hearty lunch or dinner? A visit to Southport this Autumn needn’t break the bank.

To find out more about what’s on in Southport this Autumn and to plan your next visit, head to and follow @visitsouthport on Twitter for updates. 





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