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.
The Grove Halloween Boo Bash
The Grove Orlando, Windermere
October 2, 2-5 p.m.
This FREE Halloween family event will feature 24K pieces of candy, a Halloween Costume Contest at 4 p.m., a FREE Kids Craft Station and a DJ Dance Party. Come dressed in your Halloween Costume and enjoy great food and shopping all around the shopping center!
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
October 3, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Shop around this family-friendly Halloween artisan market with your little ghouls and goblins.
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.
Audubon Park Garden District
October 16, 5–10 p.m.
You won’t want to miss this street party that’ll be oozing with zombies. Enjoy a free outdoor movie, music, two craft beer gardens, food and drink specials, free costume contest and more. Zombie costumes are highly suggested for all ages.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
October 22, 7:30 p.m.
This spine-chilling storytelling event returns for yet another year of ghoulish good times in the gardens. Bring your own picnic and plan a playful night under the moonlight.
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.