Here’s our list of the best Halloween events for kids this year:
Scream n’ Stream
September 17–October 31
This haunted attraction is a 25-minute drive through a secret research compound that is home to some of the most fearsome creatures on the planet: clowns and zombies. Attendees will be handed laser guns to keep the driver safe from the clown and zombie tandem.
PLAY Tip: Use discount code “kai10” for 10% off your Scream N’ Stream tickets.
The Haunted Road
15239 Lake Pickett Rd.
Select nights now through October 31
The Haunted Road will return in the same location as Corn Maze Orlando and Painted Oaks Academy. This year’s experience is far from fictional: By day, the land is seemingly ordinary, but after sunset, eerie occurrences, paranormal phenomena and ghost sightings are the norm.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 18–October 31
Halloween is back with candy, costumes, your favorite Sesame Street® friends and plenty of spooky surprises. From eerie stories and a Halloween dance party to moments with furry friends like Count von Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster and more, this immersive event is fun for the whole family.
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
September 25–October 31
The most colorful place in town invites you to create monster-ific crafts and enjoy spooky happenings all month long! Admission includes a themed scavenger hunt, character photo ops and plenty of laughs in their indoor play place.
Ride The Wheel + Ghoulish Glowing Light Show
Take your little goblins to ICON Park for a free ride on The Wheel. ICON Park is offering complimentary tickets to The Wheel for kids 12 and under who are dressed up in costumes, while their family members will receive 50% off their tickets (up to four tickets). For Halloween vibes during the observation wheel ride, ICON Park has created a fun, Halloween playlist to play in the private capsules. If heights are too scary for you: a free ghoulish glowing light show will take place on The Lawn each night, with a show at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Watch as The Wheel’s 64,000 LED lights dance to the spooky soundtrack during this 10-minute production.
Trick or Treat at the Museum of Illusions
Every Wednesday in October, 5–8 p.m.
Trick or treat at the Museum of Illusions, Central Florida’s newest mind-bending “edutainment” destination, where tricks of perception combine with treats. Costumes are encouraged – and don’t forget to bring your camera, as many of the museum’s iconic rooms will be reimagined with Halloween theming for spooky photo snaps.
Brick or Treat
Weekends, October 2–31
Spooky, kooky fun is happening at LEGOLAND with trick-or-treating, exclusive Halloween characters and so much more!
A Petrified Forest Make-A-Wish Kid’s Day
1360 E. Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs
October 9, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
A Petrified Forest is hosting families for daytime fun in the spooky sun for your little ones! There will be a trick-or-treat trail, bounce house, costume parade, games and prizes. Free trolley rides from Adjectives Market (1200 E. Altamonte Dr.). $5 for kids; $3 for adults. All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida.
Gatorland’s Gators,Ghosts and Goblins
Weekends, October 9–31
Search for Cryptids in the Crocs and Cryptids Zone, learn about the world’s most famous monsters at the Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum and enjoy live music at Frank & Stein’s Ooky Kooky Octoberfest. There will also be themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal encounters, a children’s costume parade, games and candy giveaways.
Fright Night Outdoor Movie
Harry P. Leu Gardens
October 22, 7:30 p.m.
Are you ready for a scary outdoor movie? Pack a dinner picnic basket (alcohol is allowed) and bring your own seating, to see A Quiet Place Part II. This movie is rated PG13, children under 13 years of age require accompanying parent or adult guardian, weather permitting.
Haunted Alley: Pin Painting Contest
October 23, 12-3 p.m.
Are you ready to trick or TREAT yourself? Join Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando for Haunted Alley, an experience that’s bound to lift your spirits. Guests can visit Boardwalk Bowl for a bowling pin painting contest. At this free event, participants will compete in the adult or kid category to see who can paint the spookiest, scariest Halloween pin. Supplies will be provided and participants can take their pins home. Enter for a chance to win BOO-wl-tastic prizes!
Haunted Alley: Kids Halloween Costume Party
October 31, 1-4 p.m.
Spend Halloween at Boardwalk Bowl ’s Haunted Alley Kids Halloween Party The whole family can dress up and the kiddos can participate in the Brunswick Sync Tournament featuring fun, interactive games such as Angry Birds Bowling and Creature Feature.
Zoo Boo Bash
Central Florida Zoo
October 23–24 & 30–31, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Zoo Boo Bash will take place at the Central Florida Zoo and beyond collecting candy, there will be other activities in the Zoo. It’s a safe, fun and not-too-scary event for all ages. Kids are invited to bring treat bags and wear costumes.
Kid’s Halloween Party featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 24, 10:30 a.m
Grab your costumes and prepare to have a scary good time at the Enzian! This celebration of all things Halloween includes a costume contest and parade, food and your favorite classic Tim Burton movie! Movie & Party Package Tickets Include: Goodie bag, activities, candy, costume contest entry, movie ticket and a kids lunch! PLAY Tip: Parents can enjoy Halloween cocktail specials at the Eden Bar.
Trick or Treat on Greek Street
4100 Greek Park Drive, Orlando | UCF Campus
October 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Orlando families are invited to enjoy a fun and safe night of trick or treating on Greek Street at UCF. There will be inflatables, shirt sales, so much candy, and FREE PIZZAAAA 🍕! Make sure to RSVP to the event here: https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BNi4albRgqno0e?Q_CHL=qr
Chasing RainBOOs Mini Camp
October 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
No school on Friday? Put on your witches hat, pack a lunch and fly your kiddo to the studio for a day of holiday arts and crafts! For K-5th graders.
Halloween Festival of Frights
Oviedo on the Park
October 29 & 30, 5-10 p.m.
This is a family-friendly, two-day Halloween Festival that includes The Haunted Fun House Maze, Spooky Mansion Slide, haunted train rides around Center Lake, swan boat rides, carnival games, food trucks, DJ’s and music. Wristbands are required for the attractions. Separate tickets will be sold for Carnival Games. Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase through a variety of food trucks.
Trick or Treat Safe Zone: The World of Mythic Creatures
Orange Country Regional History Center
October 30, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Admission is free all day for this family-friendly Halloween event. Masks and social distancing are recommended. Or swing through their drive-through station for candy, goodies, and a take-home activity, while supplies last! Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, guests can drive up to receive a free goody bag (limit one per child present, please). Pickup will take place in the parking lot, located off North Court Ave. (on the NW side of the History Center). As you approach the History Center at 65 E. Central Blvd., look for the “Mythic” signs to guide you!
Trunk or Treat
October 30, 1-3 p.m.
Gather up the family and enjoy an afternoon of fab-BOO-lous food, drinks, contests and prices. Aloma Bowl’s parking lot will be full of cars decked out with decorations, full of tasty treats and lined up for your trick-or-treating pleasure. Guests can also participate in the bowling pin painting contest. Supplies are included and the pin is free to take home. There’s also a prize in store for the best trunk! All trunk participants must be registered by Oct. 25. To sign up, reach out to Jennifer Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Good Ghoul Gala
11184 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando
October 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly, Halloween-themed charity event with something for all ages! Guests will enjoy a spooky family fashion show, Grammy-nominated DJ Fatum, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, live entertainment and roaming characters, photo booth, games, shopping, raffle, silent auction, food trucks and more! Proceeds from this event directly support your favorite non-profit organizations: Miles to Go and The Rosen JCC.
Villains Night Out
My Enchanted Events Venue
1285 Seminola Blvd., Ste 101A, Casselberry
October 30, 7-8:30 p.m.
Kids can bring one adult guest to get up close and personal with their favorite villains! Wear your scariest costume for the parade and contest, hit the candy stations and enjoy creepy crafts during this event produced by Tutu Tales Party Productions.
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