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Fall is in the air and after 6 months of quarantine, we know you are excited for some cooler, days and some ghoulish giggles with the entire family. Let’s celebrate spooky season with these fun and safe tricks (and treats) in the Orlando area.


Kid’s Night at the Museum: Spooky Edition
Orlando Science Center
Saturday, October 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Ghouls and goblins, ages 5 to 12 years old, are invited to haunt exhibit halls, experience spooky programming like Human Gross-out Experiments and enjoy dinner and a live show in age-appropriate small groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Grab a cape or pointy hat, kids are welcome to come in family-friendly costumes! No full-face Halloween masks are permitted, but appropriate face coverings over nose and mouth are required.  


Halloween Spooktacular Parties
Mad Science Lab

  • Virtual Shows
    Ages 2-5: October 27, 10-10:30 a.m., $8
    Grades K-6: October 27, 11 a.m.-Noon, $10
    All Ages Show: October 31, 11 a.m.-Noon $12/Family
  • In-Lab Shows
    October 28: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or October 30: 6-8 p.m.
    $25/Child. Ages 5-11
    10 Children Max. Costumes Encouraged. Masks Required.

Halloween Spooktakular
SeaWorld Orlando
Saturdays and Sundays, September 19-November 1

Park admission required


Flicks and Frights Drive-In Movies
SeaWorld Orlando
Saturdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 31 and Friday, Oct. 23 & 30
$40 per vehicle


Stream and Scream
Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures
Fridays & Saturdays, September 25-October 31

  • Family-Friendly Drive-Boo Trick or Treating
    5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., starting at $56 per vehicle
  • Nighttime Haunted Airboat Tours
    $27 per person
  • Drive-Thru Haunted House
    Suggested for ages 13+
  • Starting at $56 per vehicle

The Haunted Road
15239 Lake Pickett Rd. (next to Corn Maze Orlando and Painted Oaks Academy)
Family-Friendly Version: Saturdays & Sundays, September 25-October 31
$25 per person, children under 2 FREE


Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggle Getaway Weekends
September 11-October 31
Prices may vary


OCLS Trick or Treat Safe Zone
October 1-31
Any Orange County Library Brach and The History Center

Virtual Halloween classes offered on select weekdays all month long.


Painted Oaks Academy

  • Pumpkins and Ponies Festival October 3-31
    Weekend daytime Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
    $5 Adults $3 Child *3yrs+
    Pre-Ticketed Timed Admissions ONLY!
  • Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch
    Daytime Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
    Nighttime Hours: 6 pm to 10 pm
    Pumpkins for Sale $1/lb
    Fee to Drive Thru No Parking, or Stopping
  • Corn Maze Orlando
    “MISSION TO MARS”
    Daytime Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
    Nighttime Hours: *Per launch

$15 Adult; $12 UCF; $10 Child *3yrs & Up


LEGO Brick or Treat
LEGOLand Florida
October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31

Legoland admission required


Zoo Boo Bash
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
October 17,18,24 & 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Zoo admission required


Spooktacular Florida Fun Pack
ICON Park
October 1-31

Up to six people can take a ride in a private capsule on The Wheel, which stands at a frightening 400 feet tall, plus receive wicked popcorn and a devilish drink like bloody red wine, Oktoberfest brews or spooky cocktails.


Halloween Trunk or Treat
Aloma Bowl
October 31, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
An afternoon full of themed drinks for both big and little monsters, delicious food, contests and prizes in a safe, outdoor and socially distanced atmosphere. 


Boo-wl-tastic family party!
Airport Lanes
Saturday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Guests can enjoy special deals, games, food, Halloween-themed mock-tails and contests. For just $40, families can receive one hour of bowling, five shoe rentals and a large cheese pizza. Don’t forget to dress up! There will be fun prizes for the best costumes.


Haunted Alley
Boardwalk Bowl

Are you ready to get into the spooky spirit? Join Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando for Haunted Alley, a socially-distanced experience featuring a series of Halloween-themed events for all ages.

  • Pumpkin Painting Contest
    Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Participants will compete in the adult or kid category to see who can paint the spookiest, scariest pumpkin. Pumpkins, paint and supplies will be provided and participants will receive two free games of bowling upon submitting their entry. Interested competitors who can’t make the event are welcome to drop off their painted pumpkin at Boardwalk Bowl by Oct. 15 to be entered into the contest. Winners will be chosen by social media vote and announced on Oct. 31.
  • Kids Halloween Party
    Saturday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m.
    Kick off the holiday with Boardwalk Bowl ’s Haunted Alley Kids Halloween Party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. The whole family can enjoy haunted bowling with Brunswick Sync’s Creature Feature, specialty themed mocktails and costume and Covid mask contests. Prizes include Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park admissions, Crayola Experience Orlando admissions and Boardwalk Bowl Arcade Cards.
  • All events will adhere to state and local guidelines including capacity limitations, requiring masks, social-distancing and continued sanitization practices.

Orlando REP’s The Big One-Oh Musical & Mr. Richard’s Tricky Concert
Streaming on Vimeo
October 24-31 (virtual)

A Halloween double treat!  Tune in for the monster musical adventure “The Big One-Oh Musical” and stay for a rockin’ Halloween concert with Mr. Richard!


Free “Halloweekend” Virtual Minecraft Camps
By Connected Camps
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) through November 1

Connected Camps is scaring up some online fun for kids and teens with Halloween-themed activities and challenges in its Minecraft servers. These “Halloweekends” are entirely free. Activities will include a Pumpkin “Carving” Build Activity, Monster Mash Halloween Tournament, Elytra Witch Races, Haunted House Building Competition and even Dia de los Muertos Altar Building. Kids will want to come back for new challenges and fun every weekend this month. Connected Camps offers two Minecraft servers that are always available free. Kid Club is for ages 8-13, and Connected Craft is for 13- to 17-year-olds. For safety, these are whitelisted servers that limit who can enter, and expert counselors are always online in both servers. They keep the atmosphere fun, offer new challenges and activity ideas, and provide insights for advanced building techniques and STEM skills. 


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Wendy Meyer is a Winter Park mom to son, Beckett, a self-proclaimed #Disnerd and an integral collaborator at PLAYGROUND Magazine. She currently holds the titles of social media manager, events editor and writer. (That's what happens when you're good at everything they throw at ya!) You can read her single-mom musings on her blog: Mommy’s Little Rebel.

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October 2020

October 1, 202012:00 am

Join us on our family farm for our 5th annual Fall at Southern Hill Farms events!

What fall adventure would be complete without mouth-watering apple cider donuts, jolly Jumbo Jack carving pumpkins and strikingly beautiful sunflowers and zinnias for your family photos? Admission tickets must be purchased online in advance, no admission payments will be accepted at the farm. Tickets and more information can be found at https://southernhillfarms.brushfire.com/fallfestival/.

About the event:
• Held Thursdays through Sundays, beginning September 26th through November 8th. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Children 2 and under are free but will still need a Toddler Ticket to enter.
• On weekends, you will choose a reservation time. You have an arrival window of 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after your chosen time to arrive at the farm. 
• Face masks are required when in lines, participating in activities and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Please ensure that you bring a mask for everyone in your group 3 years or older to use during these times.
• Complimentary Farm Wagon rides.
• Sunflower and zinnia u-pick! $1/stem zinnias, $2/stem sunflowers.
• Sweet corn available for purchase, grown here at Southern Hill Farms.
• Our pumpkin patch barn (please note that the pumpkins are already cut from the vine) boasts a wide variety of beautiful and unique pumpkins of all sizes and colors, corn stalks, Indian corn, gourds and more for purchase. We provide a complimentary pumpkin ‘holding’ area for your purchased pumpkins while you stay and play. Prices vary based on size and type.
• Live music by Jeff Whitfield from 11:00 am to 2:45 pm, and TBD from 3:15 pm to 7:00 pm (live music on weekends only).
• Food trucks: Southern Hill Eatery, Twisted plates, Bauer-BQ, Willy Ts Crab Shack, Peru Power Food Truck, A Lo Cubano Kitchen, The Big Hot Box, Rollin Dough and Absofruitly. Serving from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (guest food trucks on weekends only).
• Local craft beer, wine, frozen concoctions, and mimosas available for purchase from our Beer Shed. Serving from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
• Worried about missing your college or professional football team's big win? Don't be! We have flat-screen TVs playing all the weekend's biggest rivalries under our food truck barn.
• Bring home the feeling of fall on the farm with our unique products, all made right here in our Southern Hill Market. Shop our handmade lotions, sugar scrubs, lip balms and bar soaps. Enjoy the scents of the season with our hand poured candles. We have unfiltered, local raw honey for purchase, organic pure maple syrup, as well as your favorite Southern Hill Farms merchandise.
• Enjoy our delicious apple cider donuts, blueberry lemonade, frozen and hot apple cider, blueberry cobbler, pumpkin muffins and more from our vintage Airstream turned bakery, Southern Hill Sweets. 
• Our grounds include a beautiful rooftop deck, covered playground for children, covered barns with picnic tables and clean, convenient permanent restrooms.
• Yard games are complimentary and include life-sized Jenga, bean bag toss, Connect Four, footballs, soccer balls and more. 
• Our ‘picture perfect’ photo op areas for your fall family photos.
• We'll have rides on our one of a kind Blueberry Express (our converted cotton harvester) for purchase. $5 for adults, $3 for children and teens ages 3-17 (available weekends only).
• Enjoy our fire pits for roasting s’mores with family and friends. S'mores kits with roasting sticks available for purchase.
• Petting zoo – Parent or guardian must be present with young children. Food for the animals is $2, cash only, payment accepted at the entrance of the petting zoo.
• Touch-a-tractor – Children MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
• Giant fun slide – 42” tall minimum, 32” can slide with an adult.
• Cyclone swing – 42” or taller to ride, 180 lb maximum.
• Inflatable sports games.
• Jump Pillows.We accept cash and card everywhere on the farm. Dogs are allowed at our fall events but must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after when needed. Our address is 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714. Please note that Schofield Road is a Lake County clay road. Southern Hill Farms is a working farm and does not have a paved parking lot, you will be parking and walking in grass areas. We want our farm to be a part of your cherished family traditions for years to come and we want to thank you for loving your local farmer! Please note that all events and event details are subject to change or cancellation at any time due to inclement weather, forced closures due to COVID-19, and unforeseen circumstances. Please always check our website, www.southernhillfarms.com, the day of your planned visit to ensure last-minute event details.

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October 1, 20208:00 am / 10:00 am

$39 per person when you book a carriage of five with your family and close friends!

Enchanting 30 Minute Experience Includes:

• Royal Crowning with a pear drop Tiara and White Glove Treatment

• 15 Minute Tour with a Royal Princess aboard a Cinderella Coach

• Princess Photo Opportunity in the Coach

• A "Sweet Treat" and Farewell Wish for a Happily Ever After…

Departing from Masonic Lodge, 230 W Bay street, Winter Garden, Fl 34787

For all adults and children ages 2 +

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October 1, 20209:00 am / 6:00 pm

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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April 6, 2020All working days 10:00 am / 6:00 pm
All Kids Spanish
2902 North Orange Avenue
Open Map
3214602844 Class / Educational / Festivals

Toddlers-5th Grade We are here to help! We understand that even though we are going through a tough time, your children's learning process must continue.We have different Spanish online live program options.
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October 1, 202010:00 am / 4:00 pm

Crayola Experience's Screamin' Green Hauntoween returns for a month of spooky family fun! Monster-ific Crafts and special, spooky happenings all month long: a themed scavenger hunt, character photo ops, and more, ALL included with admission.

Have a Screamin' Green good time while exploring our 27 creative attractions.
*Paint a pumpkin and make your own slime at the Trading Post. *Additional fee applies. (Annual Passholders receive a discount on these activities).
• Prior to visiting please make sure to check guest protocols at www.crayolaexperience.com/orlando

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October 1, 20204:15 pm

You can do the $25 drop-in class rate or monthly membership is $75. There are limited spots available so please be sure to message me to reserve your spot. Social distancing will be practiced during this class.

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October 1, 20207:30 pm / 9:00 pm

An actress who never left the stage after her final curtain call? German prisoners of war still toiling in the orange groves years after the war is over? The spirit of an artist who couldn’t leave his work unfinished? With over 100 years of history and many famous visitors, this beautiful village has plenty of unusual tales that will make your skin crawl! While visiting local haunts and historic sites, you’ll learn about more about this shining gem of Central Florida, as well as its chilling stories, guaranteed to leave your spine-tingling! Our visit includes a stop at a haunted pub for a free drink! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxf4n9-DRR0&fbclid=IwAR1vfOv-v57RNvz-9TE2PAmJ3ckXfcZbp4aoGFBdmAbFQf7qSC2m6x0jbDE
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October 2, 202012:00 am

Join us on our family farm for our 5th annual Fall at Southern Hill Farms events!

What fall adventure would be complete without mouth-watering apple cider donuts, jolly Jumbo Jack carving pumpkins and strikingly beautiful sunflowers and zinnias for your family photos? Admission tickets must be purchased online in advance, no admission payments will be accepted at the farm. Tickets and more information can be found at https://southernhillfarms.brushfire.com/fallfestival/.

About the event:
• Held Thursdays through Sundays, beginning September 26th through November 8th. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Children 2 and under are free but will still need a Toddler Ticket to enter.
• On weekends, you will choose a reservation time. You have an arrival window of 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after your chosen time to arrive at the farm. 
• Face masks are required when in lines, participating in activities and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Please ensure that you bring a mask for everyone in your group 3 years or older to use during these times.
• Complimentary Farm Wagon rides.
• Sunflower and zinnia u-pick! $1/stem zinnias, $2/stem sunflowers.
• Sweet corn available for purchase, grown here at Southern Hill Farms.
• Our pumpkin patch barn (please note that the pumpkins are already cut from the vine) boasts a wide variety of beautiful and unique pumpkins of all sizes and colors, corn stalks, Indian corn, gourds and more for purchase. We provide a complimentary pumpkin ‘holding’ area for your purchased pumpkins while you stay and play. Prices vary based on size and type.
• Live music by Jeff Whitfield from 11:00 am to 2:45 pm, and TBD from 3:15 pm to 7:00 pm (live music on weekends only).
• Food trucks: Southern Hill Eatery, Twisted plates, Bauer-BQ, Willy Ts Crab Shack, Peru Power Food Truck, A Lo Cubano Kitchen, The Big Hot Box, Rollin Dough and Absofruitly. Serving from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (guest food trucks on weekends only).
• Local craft beer, wine, frozen concoctions, and mimosas available for purchase from our Beer Shed. Serving from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
• Worried about missing your college or professional football team's big win? Don't be! We have flat-screen TVs playing all the weekend's biggest rivalries under our food truck barn.
• Bring home the feeling of fall on the farm with our unique products, all made right here in our Southern Hill Market. Shop our handmade lotions, sugar scrubs, lip balms and bar soaps. Enjoy the scents of the season with our hand poured candles. We have unfiltered, local raw honey for purchase, organic pure maple syrup, as well as your favorite Southern Hill Farms merchandise.
• Enjoy our delicious apple cider donuts, blueberry lemonade, frozen and hot apple cider, blueberry cobbler, pumpkin muffins and more from our vintage Airstream turned bakery, Southern Hill Sweets. 
• Our grounds include a beautiful rooftop deck, covered playground for children, covered barns with picnic tables and clean, convenient permanent restrooms.
• Yard games are complimentary and include life-sized Jenga, bean bag toss, Connect Four, footballs, soccer balls and more. 
• Our ‘picture perfect’ photo op areas for your fall family photos.
• We'll have rides on our one of a kind Blueberry Express (our converted cotton harvester) for purchase. $5 for adults, $3 for children and teens ages 3-17 (available weekends only).
• Enjoy our fire pits for roasting s’mores with family and friends. S'mores kits with roasting sticks available for purchase.
• Petting zoo – Parent or guardian must be present with young children. Food for the animals is $2, cash only, payment accepted at the entrance of the petting zoo.
• Touch-a-tractor – Children MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
• Giant fun slide – 42” tall minimum, 32” can slide with an adult.
• Cyclone swing – 42” or taller to ride, 180 lb maximum.
• Inflatable sports games.
• Jump Pillows.We accept cash and card everywhere on the farm. Dogs are allowed at our fall events but must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after when needed. Our address is 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714. Please note that Schofield Road is a Lake County clay road. Southern Hill Farms is a working farm and does not have a paved parking lot, you will be parking and walking in grass areas. We want our farm to be a part of your cherished family traditions for years to come and we want to thank you for loving your local farmer! Please note that all events and event details are subject to change or cancellation at any time due to inclement weather, forced closures due to COVID-19, and unforeseen circumstances. Please always check our website, www.southernhillfarms.com, the day of your planned visit to ensure last-minute event details.

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October 2, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a drive through event at the farm for online order pick-ups only. Shop online, choose your desired pick-up date and time and we'll bring your order to your vehicle when you arrive!

Are you eager to get some of our refreshing homemade blueberry lemonade, along with our Southern Hill Market merchandise, frozen blueberries, baked goods and more this summer? Shop online and pick-up your favorite sweet treats to enjoy from the comfort of home!

How to pick-up:
Choose your desired Friday pick-up and time, and we’ll bring your order to your vehicle when you arrive. Our address is 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714. Please note that Schofield Road is a Lake County clay road. We ask that you please remain in your vehicle upon arrival.

What’s available, while supplies last:
Sweet treats and baked goods.
• Frozen blueberries, sold in 1 gallon bags
• Fresh blueberry donuts
• Fresh blueberry muffins
• Blueberry donut ice cream sandwiches
• Whole blueberry cheesecakes
• Whole blueberry cobblers
• Whole blueberry pies
• Gluten free blueberry and white chocolate cookies
• Gluten free whole blueberry and peach cobblers
• Handmade popsicles
• Italian ice

Refreshing beverages.
• Blueberry lemonade, sold by the gallon and by the cup
• Frozen blueberry lemonade, sold by the cup
• The “David Hill”, sold by the gallon
• Peach iced tea, sold by the gallon
• Adult beverages, including our blueberry mimosas and blueberry lemonade smash, by the gallon
• Craft beer, sold in 4 packs
• High Noon, sold in 4 packs

Kitchen staples and merchandise.
• Raw, unfiltered local honey
• Blueberry mustard
• Apple butter and maple syrup
• Dry baking mixes, including peach cobbler and blueberry crisp
• Kickles, our sweet and spicy pickles
• Blueberry, blueberry jalapeno, peach and peach jalapeno jams
• Blueberry and peach salsas, peach hot sauce
• SHF apparel, including our embroidered hats and drifit shirts
• Handcrafted sugar scrubs, lotions and bar soap
• Hand poured soy wax candles
• Stationary designed by Giddy Paperie
• SHF plastic tumblers, pilsner glasses and koozies

Flowers and ornamental trees.
• Fresh cut zinnias, sold in bouquets of 1 dozen
• 15, 30 and 50 gallon ornamental trees

Thanks for shopping local this summer, and thanks for loving your local farmer!

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October 2, 20209:00 am / 6:00 pm

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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