I have always loved participating in Halloween activities. Watching horror films, eating candy, and dressing up, was always something I looked forward to as a child. As an adult, not much has changed lol. Although I definitely don’t eat candy like I used to and rarely have an opportunity to dress up, I still enjoy getting into the”spirit” of Halloween. Checking out haunted houses, playing scary laser tag, and zombie paint balling is totally up my alley. Having a child though, who isn’t necessarily old enough to go trick or treating, (or participate in some of the aforementioned activities) led me to seek out some alternatives to my more traditional Halloween rituals.
Below are a few ideas for family friendly fall and Halloween activities
- Go to a Pumpkin Patch-there are often many other activities beyond seeing or picking a pumpkin. Hay rides, games corn maze etc.
- Go apple picking- Fall is the perfect season for it. I’ve never been but I hear it’s awesome. I definitely plan on visiting am or hard in the future.
- Attend a Fall Festival -Popcorn, cotton candy, rides, caramel apples.. Do you need more convincing ?
- Visit a local church -They may host family friendly activities, especially for families who do not celebrate Halloween. A church near me hosts a “Trunk or Treat”, where people decorate the trucks of their cars, park on the church grounds and hand out candy to kids
- Dress up at home and take pictures for memories your child will cherish
- Go to the Library -check with your local branch to see if they do any storytelling or have any special activities planned for the season
- Do a DIY art project. -Try Painting or carving pumpkins! Just be sure to do it outside or in a properly covered/prepared area, in anticipation of a lot of splatter.. Things could definitely get messy.
Hopefully these ideas are helpful to you and you have an awesome fall and Halloween!!!