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Tours Around Chester: Innovative food and running experiences in the historic city of Chester

July 1 - November 3

Chester Running Tours provide you with an innovative, informative and social food or running experience; one that not only stretches your legs, but also shows you the many historic sites, landmarks and independent food outlets the city has to offer. We offer a variety of tours ranging from: FOOD WALKING RUNNING THEMED RUNNING (including BEER OR GIN) Our guides stay with you throughout the tour and we try to leave no question unanswered! We feel that our tours are the perfect…

Chester Ghost Tours

October 3 - December 28

Steeped in 2000 years of history, and with hundreds of Ghost sightings, Chester can claim to be one of the most haunted cities in Britain. Chester Ghost Tour Guides take you on a night-time journey around the eerie haunts of Chester’s mysterious and murky past. Hear spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. Tours can be booked at any time by stopping by Chester's Visitor Information Centre, or via phone on 07790498898 or email chesterghostcity@gmail.com. For…

Haunted House at the Museum: Thursday 17 October – Sunday 3 November

October 17 - November 3

There’s something odd going on in our historic rooms….the Victorian Parlour is covered in cobwebs, body parts are strewn around the Edwardian Bathroom, and the dolls in the 1920s Nursery appear to be conducting a sacrifice. These ‘terrifying’ rooms definitely won’t be the scariest things you’ll see all Halloween, but they probably will have the most inventive use of old museum mannequins. Visit www.grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk for more information.  

O Radiant Dawn – Music of the British Isles

October 19

Chester Bach Singers perform works from across the British Isles including: Sir James MacMillan, Holst, Stanford and Mathias Saturday 19th October 2019, 2:30pm Welsh Presbyterian Church, St John Street, CH1 1DA Tickets: £12 adults; £5 Full-time students and Under 18s.  Includes tea and a selection of British cakes.     https://www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk/o-radiant-dawn/

Witches & Goblins Ceramic Painting

October 20

This October The Alchemist Chester have some Halloween Treats for you! SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER - The team from Spavens Chester will your guide your little munchkins in the art of decorating ceramic Witches & Goblins. The ceramics will be fired and be ready to collect a week later from The Alchemist. After the workshop the children will be able to enjoy a Bento Box lunch in the restaurant. Tickets are £20 per child, a deposit of £10 is require to…

Halloween Cabaret and Burlesque Spectacular

October 25

Head to St Mary's on the hill in Chester city centre for a night to dismember. Time: 8.00pm - 4.00am (last entry 11.30pm). Min age 18. Tickets £28.30 - book now. Host Joe Black, the award winning drag Master/Mistress of Ceremonies. Plus 14 live onstage acts. With Kalinka Kalashnikov Jacques Patriac Siva Arran Survington Tommaso Contortionist, Rome Fire eaters Stilt Walkers Burlesque Magic Circus Comedy Terror Halloween Fancy Dress essential. After show at the Golden Eagle.

Italian Gala Evening at Chester Cathedral

October 25

Join celebrity chef Francesco Gotti for an Italian Gala Evening in the Refectory at Chester Cathedral on Friday 25th October 2019, 7pm Prosecco and canapes followed by a four course dinner including pairing wines. Entertainment to the beat of Frank Sinatra £60 per person To book email sarah@bollicini.co.uk or call 01244 500964

Foodie Friday Chester Market

Foodie Friday at Chester Market

October 25 at 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 8, 2019

If you haven’t been to Chester Market lately now is the time! Feature an award-winning Italian pizzeria, Thai noodles, street food, taco bar, artisan breads, Italian delights, deli, bistro, Caribbean, a traditional British market café, and a craft beer taproom and bottle shop.  Head over on Friday evenings at Chester Market with Entertainment by Intuneative, drinks from Taproom, loads of street food vendors and Independent niche stalls. Open 8am-9pm. Plus you can now receive £1 off your parking by simply…

BBC History Weekend

October 25 at 4:00 pm - October 27 at 8:00 pm

Join BBC History Magazine for our first ever Chester History Weekend, taking place 25 – 27 October 2019, at Chester Town Hall. Bringing together 29 of Britain's finest historians, authors and broadcasters, covering a diverse range of engaging topics. Speakers include Dan Jones, Nicola Tallis, Suzannah Lipscomb, Tom Penn, Michael Wood and Tracy Borman. Whichever lectures you choose, you're sure to be informed and entertained in equal measures. As well as fascinating talks you can also walking tours, book signings…

trick or treat trail

Trick or Treat Trail!

October 26 - October 31

Tricks and treats are hidden in over 50 locations across the city centre. Collect a sweet in each place listed below and spot the spooky items hidden inside the shops. Find at least 10 items and submit your form to the Visitor Information Centre for a chance to WIN a family meal at Bollicini! Download your trail form here or pick one up from the Visitor Information Centre or any of the participating businesses below. area* Business* E Chesca E…

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Death at the Disco – Halloween Special

October 26

Be one of the first to see what is hiding behind the impressive doors at The Guild Hall on Watergate Street Saturday 26th October at 7.30pm with Death at the Disco! All the freaks come out at night, all you Disco devils, demons & deviants get your outfits ready! Death at the Disco is taking over Chester’s newest venue, the beautiful Guild in Chester city centre. This venue is looking incredible and the perfect location for our favourite and biggest…

Sabbotage Halloween Extravaganza at the Saddle

October 26

Head to Chester's Rock Pub - The Saddle Inn for 'Sabbotage' LIVE (Black Sabbath Tribute Band), 9pm start. Fancy Dress Free Entry Late Bar Great Atmosphere Click here for more.

Children’s Ghost Tour: Saturday 26 October

October 26 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square 5-6.30pm.  Adult ticket £8, pay guide on day, but booking essential on 01244 972115. Guided walk by Tour Guide Ann Coward for children under twelve years old, accompanied by an adult.  Not a scary tour.  Chester’s ghosts are friendly.  This tour includes steps.  Up to two children go free with a responsible adult.

Chester Wizard School

October 27 - October 31

Chester Wizard School is the sell out family Halloween event of the North-West. Now in its 4th year we have seen over 1500 people through the doors many of whom come back every year. Headmaster, Professor Listworth and his incredible team of Professors will show you the ropes, from Potion making and Broom flying to wand Duelling and Herbology, Wizard School has everything that your little wannabe wizards and witches could imagine. Come and meet our Hippogriff, Phoenix and some…

Halloween Musical Bingo

October 27

On SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER, The Botanist Chester will be hosting Halloween Musical Bingo! 7pm - 10pm How to play.... Spooky Songs replace numbers...It's that easy! Hear a song that you have the matching artist or song name to, stamp it off, get a line or full house and win some amazing prizes. If you'd like to reserve a table just call us on 01244408100 or email at chestersales@thebotanist.uk.com quoting BINGO. *Prizes... Round 1 – 1st Line - shot 2nd Line…

FREE Halloween Film Screening: Nightmare Before Christmas 27th October 2019

October 27 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enter an extraordinary world full of magic and wonder where every holiday has its own special land, music and imaginative, one of a kind characters. Go on a journey with Jack Skelington who is bored of the same old tricks and treats in Halloween Town when he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! To book your FREE tickets for this Film Screening, click here.

Wizard Apprentice Workshop

October 28 - October 29

This October Half Term The Alchemist Chester are offering your youngsters the chance to conjure up Mock-Tail Potions full of magic and mystery. On MONDAY 28th OCTOBER and TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER Alchemist's Mixology masters will guide the apprentices through a sorcery masterclass guaranteed to charm and entertain.  Workshops will be 11am - 1pm The children will also be able to add a Lego brick to Help us build the Chester Cathedral Brick by Brick model. Afterwards your youngsters can enjoy building their…

FREE Halloween Film Screening: Nightmare Before Christmas 28th October 2019

October 28 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enter an extraordinary world full of magic and wonder where every holiday has its own special land, music and imaginative, one of a kind characters. Go on a journey with Jack Skelington who is bored of the same old tricks and treats in Halloween Town when he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! To book your FREE tickets for this Film Screening, click here.

Be a Royal for the Day! Tuesday 29 October

October 29 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Newstead Gallery 2-4pm, drop-in.  £2. Find out about famous princes and princesses from history and dress up as your favourite.  What would you do if you were royalty?  Leave a message for display in our community case.

Free Arts and Crafts

October 29 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get creative this half term!  Kids can dive into the craft materials box and let their imaginations run wild. They may be inspired by Shark in the Park or just come up with their own thing!    It’s the perfect way to get creative on a half-term afternoon in The Kitchen at Storyhouse: https://www.storyhouse.com/event/free-arts-and-crafts

Halloween Chocolate Workshop

October 30

This October Half Term The Alchemist Chester have some Halloween Treats for you! On WEDNESDAY 30th OCTOBER Amanda from Cheshire Chocolate Studio will be teaching your little munchins the art of making Spooky Chocolate Lollipops from Ghoulish Ghosts, Witches and Pumpkins. After the workshop the children will be able to enjoy a Bento Box lunch in the restaurant. Tickets are £20 per child, a deposit of £10 is require to secure a place. We will have two workshops running at…

Parachutes: Wednesday 30 October

October 30 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Newstead Gallery 2-4pm, drop-in.  £2. Prince Charles trained as a parachutist in the 1970s, so have a go at making your own parachute person and aiming for the target cross in the gallery.

FREE Halloween Film Screening: Nightmare Before Christmas 30th October 2019

October 30 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enter an extraordinary world full of magic and wonder where every holiday has its own special land, music and imaginative, one of a kind characters. Go on a journey with Jack Skelington who is bored of the same old tricks and treats in Halloween Town when he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! To book your FREE tickets for this Film Screening, click here.

Halloween Face Painting

October 31

Complete your creepy costume this Halloween with spooky and sparkly face painting at Chester’s Visitor Information Centre at Chester Town Hall. The terrifyingly talented Lilly will be painting faces from 12-4 on Thursday 31st October. While in the city be sure to take part in the Trick or Treat trail and get your sweet collection started off strong! Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HJ Cost: starting from £3

FREE Halloween Film Screening: Nightmare Before Christmas 31st October 2019

October 31 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enter an extraordinary world full of magic and wonder where every holiday has its own special land, music and imaginative, one of a kind characters. Go on a journey with Jack Skelington who is bored of the same old tricks and treats in Halloween Town when he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! To book your FREE tickets for this Film Screening, click here.

The Witching Hour

October 31 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

You have heard of The Witching Hour, now head to Storyhouse for The Witching Hours! The Witching Hours are two hours of Halloween Witchy Crafty fun. Enjoy a variety of games, crafts and activities in the Den and Messy Play Area. Fancy Dress is optional and there will be plenty of photo opportunities. https://www.storyhouse.com/event/the-witching-hour

Halloween Masks: Thursday 31 October

October 31 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Newstead Gallery 2-4pm, drop-in.  £2. Join us for some Halloween fun.  Have a go at making your own spooky mask to give your family and friends a fright!

Halloween Kids Art Party at The Watergate Street Gallery

October 31 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday 31st October. 4.30pm - 6.30pm £15 per child Use code halloween19 for discount off second child. Join us for a Halloween Tea Party, creepy mask making competition and Halloween games. Ages 6 – 10.  Parents must accompany children. Click here to book your tickets.

Ghost Walks: Thursday 31 October

October 31 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grosvenor Museum Foyer 6-8pm, £2 Members of the Museum’s Youth Panel lead ghost walks in some of the city centre’s spookiest locations, unearthing chilling tales from Chester’s past. Can ghosts really come to life on All Hallows’ Eve? Join us and find out. Suitable for ages 12+.

Wizard Wand Making Workshop

November 1

Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjurer or magician? Come along to make your own special magic wand in this exciting workshop. You will be taught to use a shave horse and will use this to create your wand. After the workshop the children will be able to enjoy a Bento Box lunch in the restaurant Tickets are £20 per child, a deposit of £10 is required to secure a place. This event must be pre-booked. The Workshop will be…

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