Something spooky is lurking across the rooftops of Manchester, as the beloved Halloween monsters make their return.

A now-iconic part of the city’s annual celebrations, the monster-hunting trail has become a firm favourite among kids and adults alike.

The dangling tentacles and claws are organised by the Manchester Business Improvement District (Manchester BID), and the whole thing has been designed by artists Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas.

All in, there are 11 different spots where you can catch a glimpse of the giant inflatable ghouls and ghosts, all of which are listed below:

1. Manchester Arndale, Above Next, Exchange Square, M4 3AJ

2. Selfridges, Exchange Square, M3 1BD

3. Exchange Square, Opposite Selfridges, M3 1BD – 30 & 31 OCTOBER ONLY

4. Printworks – Inside, Withy Grove, M4 2BS

5. Scare Skate, Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

6. New Cathedral Street, Outside Zara, M1 1AD – 30 & 31 OCTOBER ONLY

7. The Royal Exchange Manchester, St Ann’s Square, M2 7DH

8. Spinningfields, Outside The Lawn Club, Hardman Square, M3 3HG

9. Great Northern, Great Northern Square, M2 5QR

10. 111 Piccadilly, Ducie Street, M1 2HY

11. Kampus, The Bungalow, Aytoun Street, M1 3GL

All of the monsters will be around from now until Sun 31 Oct, with the exception of the Exchange Square and New Cathedral Street, which join proceedings this weekend.

For anyone wanting to visit each spot, you can download a map to all locations here. 

Photo credit: Carl Sukonik  – The Vain Photos.

Tue 26 Oct - Sun 31 Oct
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Wed 27 Oct 2021