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Halloween Happenings

Halloween Special Events

Saturday, October 23, 2010
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
1950 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035
Children and families are invited to join us for a day of unforgettable, fun-filled, Halloween-themed activities including: reptile show, pumpkin decorating, crafts, storytelling by the campfire, haunted hike, costume parade/contest, and much more!

Lightning Bolt Express  
October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Franklin Square
Philadelphia, PA
Ride Lightning Bolt Express to see beautiful Franklin Square.

Pumpkin Patch 
October 23-24
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Franklin Square on the Great Lawn
Philadelphia, PA

The Highlands Mansion Pumpkin Show 
Sunday, October 24
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
The Highlands Mansion and Gardens
7001 Sheaff Ln.
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Elaborately carved pumpkins are on display to welcome Halloween. The cost will be $10 per car for Highlands Members and $15 per car for non-Highlands members. All proceeds benefit The Highlands Historical Society, which exists to educate our community about the history and evolution of a Pennsylvania country estate.

Boofest Weekends at the Crayola Factory

Every Weekend In October
Saturdays 9:30am-5pm, Sundays noon-5pm
The Crayola Factory
30 Centre Square
Easton, PA 18042
Each weekend in October visitors can enjoy a safe alternative to trick or treat throughout the building as well as fun activities at this not-so-scary event.


Happy Hauntings
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602
October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
Enjoy hauntingly friendly fun ideal for families at Happy Hauntings. A Kingdom For Kids! will feature themed rides and attractions, trick-or-treating, magic shows, ghoulish games, storytelling by The Princess and Knight of Dutch Wonderland and so much more!

The Great Pumpkin Carve

Chadds Ford, PA
October 21- 23
5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Faeries and Wizards Family Festival
Camden Children’s Garden
Camden, NJ
September 25 & 26
12:00- 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday -
Celebrate these magical creatures with games, crafts and more. Children will make their own wizard hat or fairy wings. Children also make fairy wands and their own fairy garden to take home. Come to the Garden dressed in your favorite Faerie or Wizard Costume. Listen to an enchanted storybook reading by a fabulous fairy and enjoy a magical treat at the Faerie Fixings concession stand.

Mum Madness and Pumpkin Parade Family Festival 
Camden Children’s Garden
October 9 & 10
12:00- 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday -
Camden Children’s Garden’s salute to Autumn and our mascot Mum Bear with pumpkin crafts, a pumpkin story and pumpkin activities, all set in the blazing colors of the Garden’s beautiful chrysanthemums. For a small fee, you can purchase and paint a pumpkin to take home (while supplies last). Stop by the Fall Flavors Concession Stand.

Goblins in the Garden Family Festival 
Camden Children’s Garden
Camden, NJ
October 23 & 24
12:00- 4:00 PM
Come in costume and have howling good time. Take a Haunted Train Ride; dodge costumed characters in our Haunted Maze, meet the bumbling burglars and have your fortune told. Trick or Treat during the Costume Parade. Celebrate the Mexican tradition of “Día de los Muertos,” a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Stop by the Creepy concession stand to purchase some fall goodies.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 1:00pm
Warminster, PA
Magic on Bridge Street returns to the WREC and is the perfect entertainment choice for your pre-Halloween plans. Join us as magicians from around the area take you on a journey of magic and illusion! There are laughs and surprises, audience participation, comedy and fun. A good time will be had by all, and the show will be remembered and talked about for a long time. Tickets: Adults: $5 Children: $3 (10 & under). Come in costume get $1 discount!

Hatboro Haunts 
Hatboro, PA
October 22-30

Memorial Hall-o-ween
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia, PA
October 30-31
Grab your trick-or-treaters and visit Please Touch Museum this Halloween for a not-so-spooky Memorial Hall-O-Ween celebration! Children and grown-ups are encouraged to dress in costume as they trick-or-treat for devilishly tasty healthy snacks and enjoy all of the museum’s exhibits!

Your Halloween Bugs! 
Philadelphia Insectarium
Philadelphia, PA

October 8
Craft ideas to fit the season and our children. Arts and crafts to engage your child's creativity. Craft ideas that will be interesting and challenging. FREE with general admission. Call 215-335-9500 for all the details!

Boo at the Zoo 
October 16-17
October 23 and 24
10:00AM - 4:00PM
It's a masquerade party for the whole family! Trick-or-treat your way around the zoo with plenty of treats and sweets while participating in games and crafts, listening to music and stories, and meeting cool characters along the way. The Philadelphia Zoo is one of the city’s most festive Halloween destinations.

Nightmare at Elmwood Park Zoo 
Elmwood Park Zoo
Norristown, PA
October 24, 25, 30, 31

Sesame Place 
Langhorne, PA

Weekends from now until Halloween

West Chester Railroad 
West Chester, PA
October 23, 24, 30, 31
12PM and 2PM

All aboard the Great Pumpkin Express! Take a ride on our “haunted train” as our friendly ghoulish crew hands out treats to all passengers. Everyone is welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Not too scary for the little ones!

Trick or Treat Train 
New Hope and Ivyland, PA
Month of September and October
Bring the kids to ride aboard this spooky train. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises! Check website for train times.

Halloween at Hershey Park 
Hershey, PA
Select weekends this Fall. Check website for more information.

Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park
Allentown, PA
Select weekends from now until October 31
6PM until close

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