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Halloween Family Fun Roundup


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
    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
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. 

Virtual Trick or Treat Safe Zone

Halloween Hullabaloo (Pre-K)
Monday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. and Friday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m.
Let your imagination run wild with this spooktacular live puppet show presented by the Orange County Regional History Center. Recommended for ages 2-6.

Spooky History Storytellers (Grades K-5)
Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Join the Orange County Regional History Center as it dives into some of the most spine-tingling stories from Florida’s past. Recommended for ages 5-10.

Creepy Artifact Showcase (Grades 5-8)
Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Take a peek behind the curtain as the Orange County Regional History Center unearths some of the most chilling, creepy and weird artifacts from its collection! Recommended for ages 10-13.

Written by
Wendy Meyer

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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