Halloween Events for Kids (that aren't so scary)

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Looking for some fun Halloween activities for kids that doesn’t involved a chainsaw and a gory haunted house?

We’ve got a great list of kid-friendly Halloween fun taking place all over the Dallas Fort Worth area!   But please let us know if we’ve left some other Halloween events off the list so we can be sure to add them.

IHOP – Friday, October 28 from 7:00 am – 10 pm, get a free Count Spatula Scary Face Pancake at all IHOP locations. You can even sign up on the IHOP webpage to get a wake up call from Count Spatula himself on the 28th to be sure you don’t forget about your free pancake!

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics – Starts at 10:00 am at all Lowe’s Home Improvement locations.   Saturday, Oct 8th – Your kids will love building this Halloween Monster Machine and creating lots of funny monster combinations afterwards!   Sat, Oct 22nd – This kit is awesome! This “Monster” truck includes a flashing light and glow in the dark stickers!   To register for one of these clinics, please visit the Lowe’s Build and Grow website.

Michael’s Craft Stores – Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at all Michael’s locations.

  • Crazy Pumpkin Event – Design an extreme craft pumpkin. Make-It Take-It with purchase of pumpkin. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
  • Paper Bat Event – Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1:00 – 3:00. Go batty this All Hallows’ Eve. FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
  • Halloween T-Shirt Event – Saturday, Oct 22 from 10:00 – noon. Make a fun scary spider T-shirt. Make-It Take-It with purchase of shirt. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
  • Paper Pumpkin Event – Tues, Oct 25 from 10:00 – noon. Grace your home with ghoulish decor. FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
  • Halloween Visor Event – Wed. Oct 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Create a crafty visor for Halloween fun. Make-It Take-It with purchase of visor. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
  • Halloween Mask Event – Thurs. Oct 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Make your own masquerade mask. Make-It Take-It with purchase of mask. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
  • Halloween Clay Pot Event – Friday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Design your own adorable clay pot creations. Make-It Take-It with purchase of clay pot Ages 3 and up. While supplies last. 3″ clay pot only $0.50
  • Halloween Extravaganza Event! – Saturday, Oct 29 from 11:00 – 2:00. Join the Costume Parade, create trick-or-treat Duck Tape totes or pails and get kids faces painted. Schedule as follows: Duck Tape Pail or Tote 11am – Noon featuring Make-It Take-It with purchase of pail or tote while supplies last. FREE Face Painting Noon – 1:30pm while supplies last. Halloween Parade 1:30pm – 2pm.
  • Halloween Crayola ® Pumpkin Patch Event – Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1:00 – 3:00. Celebrate Crayola ® style! FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.

 

Studio Movie Grill – Kid Toons, 11:00 every Saturday morning in October at all Studio Movie Grill locations.   Showing “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” – This cheerful animated event unfolds in a similarly charming way. One day in the Pumpkin Patch, something unprecedented occurs: a pumpkin is hatched who looks nothing like the other pumpkins! He’s orange all right, but his shape is square, which makes the rest of his kind ostracize the poor little guy. Spookley the Square Pumpkin doesn’t let it get him down, though, and he finds encouragement from other friends, such as Edgar, Allen, and Poe, three highly entertaining spiders. Then there’s friendly Jack the Scarecrow, and his little bat friends, Boris and Bella, who reassure Spookley that anyone can be the Pick of the Patch come Halloween. Unfortunately, Big Tom and Little Tom don’t see it that way, and they undertake to do everything they can to stand in Spookley’s way. But when disaster strikes and a terrible storm sends all the pumpkins helplessly rolling–all save one, however–Jack realizes that sometimes it comes in handy to be different.

Kid Friendly Halloween Activities in Addison

Trick or Treat at Cavanaugh Flight Museum–   Sunday, October 30 from 11 am – 5 pm. This is a fun way to experience the wonderful history of aviation while also gathering Halloween goodies in a safe environment.   Volunteers will distribute treats from the various hangers at the museum which host treasured WWII, Korean and Vietnam-era airplanes. Cavanaugh Flight Museum is located at 4572 Claire Chennault in Addison. Admission is $8 Kids (0-12) in costumes who want to trick-or-treat, $10 Adults regular admission, $5 Regular children's admission for kids who don't want to trick-or-treat. For more information, please visit the Cavanaugh Flight Museum website.   You can also keep posted by following Cavanaugh Flight Museum Facebook.

Halloween Fun for Children in Allen

Family Night: Camp-Out and Movie – Saturday, October 22 from 3:00 PM – 9:00 AM at Joe Farmer Recreation Center Complex – 1201 E. Bethany in Allen. The City of Allen parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Family Night in the Park. This is a camp-out unlike any other! Allen families are invited to camp out under the stars and enjoy an evening full of night time fun. After setting up camp, enjoy your own picnic, play in the park, trick or treat from tent to tent and then join us in the amphitheater for a movie in the park starting at dusk. Of course, there will be time for storytelling and other camp traditions. Popcorn will be provided during the movie to all those staying the night. Family may begin setting up tents at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Call 214-509-4750 for more details or visit the City of Allen website.   You can also follow City of Allen on Facebook.

Saturday Night Rec N Roll Halloween Fun – Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, 1201 E. Bethany in Allen.  Cost: $8 Pre-registered or $10 at the door. Wear your costume- best costume wins a great prize!     A fun and safe social program for students in grades 3-6. Nightly activities include gym games and dancing with music provided by a DJ, dodge ball, pool, table tennis, theme nights and contests with prize giveaways. Supervision is provided and concessions are available. Party Packs are available for $12 that includes a $5 concession credit for only $4 (20% savings). An identification card (one time $5 fee) is required to participate and must be purchased at JFRC anytime before 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Day-of registration available ($10 admission or $14 party pack).   For more information, please call 214-509-4750 or visit the City of Allen website or follow City of Allen Facebook.

Arlington Halloween Events for Kids

 After Dark in the Park – Oct 7-9 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington.   This family-friendly fall festival features starlight stroll, storytelling, karaoke, pumpkin patch, bounce houses and a variety of children’s games, crafts and activities. All proceeds benefit the environmental education programs of River Legacy Living Science Center. Concessions and some activities have additional costs.   Check out Shannon’s great post on After Dark In The Park for more information.

Halloween Dance Party – Creative Arts Theatre and School, 1100 West Randol Mill Road in Arlington.   This year’s Halloween dance will be from 7pm-10pm on October 29th and is for ages 12+. The cost is $7 per person at the door. Prizes will be awarded for: BEST costume, FUNNIEST costume, and of course…SCARIEST costume! Drinks and snacks will be provided. This event benefits the CATS dance department, so come out and dance the evening away for a great cause!   For more information, please visit the CATS website.   You can also follow Creative Arts Theatre on Facebook.

Kid Friendly Halloween Activities in Celina

Celina’s Big Orange Pumpkin Farm – 5518 County Rd #126 in Celina. Open through November 6th. Hours are 9:00 am-6:00 pm Mn – Fri, 10:00 am-6:00 pm on Sat, and 12:00 pm-6:00 pm on Sun. There is pumpkin farm, bales of hay to climb, petting zoo, and hay rides to catch that provide the perfect country experience. Cost on Weekdays – $7 per person. Price includes hay ride, feed for the animals, and a small or mid-sized pumpkin; Weekends – $7 per person. Price includes hay ride, feed for animals, and a hot dog. School Groups – $6 per person. Admission is free for children under 2 years old (pumpkin is not included).   For more information,   please visit the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm website or follow Big Orange Pumpkin Farm Facebook.

Cleburne Family Halloween Activities

Mainstay Farm Family Pumpkin Days – 1004 W. Bethesda Rd. in Cleburne.  Family Pumpkin Days are on Saturdays October 8th, 15th & 22nd from 11am until 5pm. Admission $10 adults, $9 children 12-and-under (2 and under free). Bring your camera. For your FALL DECORATIONS, we have orange and exotic pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks and gourds of all kinds to buy. You’ll love our gift shop, which was once a milking parlor. Hay rides are included in admission (we’ve added an additional tractor and wagon to our fleet to keep the line moving), and you ™ll get to play in the 3-story tree house, Jumping Pillow, wooden maze and other playground activities. We have 3 mazes, a hay-play and jump barn, 100 ft. super chute slide, pedal kart race track, GOAT SCAPE MOUNTAIN, picnic pavillion, and indoor restrooms. Face and pumpkin painting are available for $6 each. Come hungry to the Mainstay Grill where we serve: gourmet hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage-on-a-stick, caramel apple chips, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin pie. We also have a snack stand on the back of the farm. Bring your family and enjoy our farm.  For more information, please call 817-295-6772 or visit the Mainstay Farm website.

Halloween Events for Kids in Dallas

Autumn At the Arboretum – 8525 Garland Road in Dallas. Through November 23, the Dallas Arboretum transforms into a beautiful fall wonderland. The grounds will be filled with 150,000 blooming fall flowers and foliage plantings plus more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds. Guests will discover displays featuring 45 varieties at unexpected locations “ stacked near the entrance, lining the Paseo de Flores and marking the steps to the Women's Garden.     Get the inside scoop on visiting Autumn at the Arboretum here. In keeping with our 2011 It's a Fairy Tale World  theme, Cinderella's Pumpkin Village comes to life with four houses based on the classic fairytale. Constructed of 1,200 pumpkins and gourds, the houses depict Cinderella's ballroom, the rooms of Cinderella and her ugly stepsisters, and the Fairy Godmother's home. Children of all ages will enjoy exploring the village under a canopy of Pecan Trees.   The Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch has pumpkins to purchase to take home to carve and cook! Kids will have fun in the Hay Bale Maze in the Pecan Grove.   Join in on the Great Pumpkin Search! Print out a handout here, and then have a scavenger hunt with the little ones to find all the different types of pumpkins and gourds.   Admission: $12.00 for each adult, $10.00 for senior citizens 65 years and up, $8.00 for children 3 to 12 years of age, $7.00 per car parking, and Members and children under 3 years are free of charge.   For more information, please visit the Dallas Arboretum website.   You can also follow Dallas Arboretum Facebook and Dallas Arboretum Twitter.

Family Fun Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum – October 29 – 30. Trick-or-treat from 12pm – 4pm throughout Cinderella's Pumpkin Village and seven Fairy Tale Castles. Cinderella and her fairy tale friends will pass out treats to children ages 10 and under. Other activities to enjoy in Pecan Grove include: Magician 11am-3pm, Petting Zoo 11am-3pm, Face Painting 11am-3pm (line closes at 2pm).

Halloween at NorthPark Center – Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Celebrate Halloween at NorthPark Center from noon to 4:00 on Saturday, October 29th, presented by Children's Medical Center. Enjoy performances by Mad Science, face painting, craft activities, a teddy bear play clinic, and pick up important Halloween safety information from the Children's booth. This free family-friendly event will be located on the first floor of North Park Center in the NorthCourt area.

Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo – October 27 through 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.   The gates of the Dallas Zoo creep open for a special evening celebration that will get the ghouls and boys howling  with laughter. The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5 p.m. Dress the kids in costumes for this not-so-scary event. Meet Zoohilda and her wacky sisters; travel to the neighborhood of storybook characters; catch the stage show on Cat Green; find serpents, newts, and toads in the reptile building; and trick-or-treat around ZooNorth and the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo. End the night with a backward spin on the Haunted Carousel.     Cost: $10 per person age 3 and older (includes six candy coupons per person, additional coupons available for purchase; discount of $2 per person for DZS members.).   For more information, please visit the Dallas Zoo website or follow Dallas Zoo Facebook and Dallas Zoo Twitter.

Sam’s Day – October 22, 10:00 “ 5:00, CenterPark Garden at NorthPark Mall, 8687 N. Central Expressway in Dallas.   This is a FREE Halloween themed family fun day including Spooky Strings Marionette Show by John Hardman, a silent auction, wheelchair obstacle course, bounce house, face painters, tattoo airbrush artist, balloon artists, magicians, juggler and snow cones. Sam’s Day raises money for the fight to end Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The event is named for Sam Killian who was diagnosed with DMD in 2005. This annual event has raised nearly $600,000 over the past 5 years, with all donations benefiting Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD).   For more information, please visit the Sam’s Day website or Sam’s Day Facebook.

Denison Halloween Events for Kids

Elves Farm– Public hours: Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. They are currently booking weekday field trips for the pumpkin patch.  Cost is $8 per person for the Pumpkin Tour. Price includes all activities & one pumpkin from patch. $3 per person for The Ride Along Tour which does not include a pumpkin. There is a Farmers Market setup for purchasing all your fall decorating needs such as Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian Corn, and more.   Activities include Farm Zoo – visit with the Chickens, Goats, Pot Belly Pig (Hamlet) and the new rabbit Blue, The Maze; Hay Ride, Dress the Scarecrow, Hay Jump, Visit to the Patch, Sack Races, Duck Races and Corn Cannon available for added charge.  For more information, please call  903-463-7260 or visit the Elves Farm website.

Halloween Activities for Kids in Denton

9th Annual Fall Family Festival – This festival takes place on October 8, 2011; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, 1304 Bernard St., Denton (CPCH Campus), FREE Admission!   Join us for the 9th Annual Fall Family Festival, a free-admission community event benefiting Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home. A huge petting zoo will be a sure favorite with the kids this year, and CPCH is adding premium paid parking on its campus for only $5 per car. Returning attractions this year include a raffle for “family fun” prizes, inflatables, games and a DJ from Hero’s The Party Experience. Other favorites include festival food, carnival games and the “Bargain Barn” sale. For more information, please call (940) 382-5112 x 270 or visit the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home website.

Flower Mound Halloween Activities for Children

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch – Open from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.   Located at Double Oak Ranch, 5100 Cross Timbers Rd. in Flower Mound.   Admission is free but they have added a $5.00 charge for parking this year.   Enjoy tons of pumpkins and character themed wooden cut-outs which make cute backgrounds for pictures of little ones in costumes.   There are also hay rides, hay mazes, face painting, bounce houses and playground equipment.   For more information, please visit the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch website or follow the Pumpkin Patch on Facebook.

Flower Mound Pumpkin Village – Open from 9:00 a.m. – Dark. Located at 4908 Cross Timbers Rd. in Flower Mound.All Profits go to Charity. Free Admission, free Parking, and free Hay rides! There is also a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Ferris Wheel, Carousel Swing, Barrel Train, Bounce Houses, and even some friendly Punkin Chunkin. There are also refreshments and a picnic area available.   For more information, please call 214-498-8300 or visit the Flower Mound Pumpkin Village website.

Pumpkin Dive – Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Road in Flower Mound.  Dive for pumpkins in the Indoor Pool. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. After you find the perfect pumpkin, decorate it in our Party Room. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so register early! An adult must be in the water with all 3-5 year olds and non-swimmers. Ages: 3-5 years at 1:00pm, 6-8 years at 1:15pm, 9-10 years at 1:30pm, 11-12 years at 1:45pm.   Cost is $5.00 members/$6.00 non-members.   For more information, please call 972-874-PARK (7275) or visit the Flower Mound Community Activity Center website.

Halloween Events for Kids in Fort Worth

Boo At The Zoo – Fort Worth Zoo.   The Fort Worth Zoo's 20th annual family friendly Halloween celebration will continue as a daytime event, running from noon to 5 p.m. over two weekends ” October 21-23 and October 28-30, 2011.    Entry into the Boo at the Zoo event site is $3 per person in addition to regular Zoo admission: $12 for adults, $9 for children ages 3-12, $9 for seniors ages 65 and up, and free for children 2 and under. Boo at the Zoo will feature Halloween décor, events, games and candy, and the most popular attraction: Zoo animals! Daytime event hours will make the entire Zoo open to Boo at the Zoo guests, allowing keepers to incorporate Boo-themed activities into the animal exhibits throughout the entire park. The main portion of Boo at the Zoo ”games, entertainment, Wild Wonders animal shows and trick-or-treating ”will take place at the Zoo's Chesapeake Pavilions special event site.     Children are welcome to wear their favorite Halloween costumes, and, guests are encouraged to submit photos for the Boo at the Zoo Wildlife Costume Photo Contest! Guests can upload photos captured at the event to the Zoo's website from October 21-November 2, 2011. For more information, please call  817-759-7555 or visit the Fort Worth Zoo website. You can also follow the Fort Worth Zoo on Facebook and the Fort Worth Zoo on Twitter.

Spooky Sleepover – Fort Worth Zoo. Celebrate Halloween a little early during our Spooky Sleepover on Friday, October 28! Explore the Zoo after dark with our guided scavenger hunt and enjoy a pizza dinner in the Education Center. In keeping with the spirit of the season, guests will create festive Halloween crafts and enjoy other spook-tacular activities. In the morning, our Wild Wonders team will be in bright and early to tell you about the things that go bump in the night.     This October overnight has limited space available and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. Mummies and Daddies, please remember that you must accompany your little ghouls in order to attend. No children younger than 6, please. Zoo admission, all food and supplies are included in the cost.   Cost is $45.   To register, please visit the Fort Worth Zoo website.

Treat Street – October 31st 5:00 p.m.-7:00p.m. Join Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe, family-friendly Halloween Party in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards that’s FREE and FUN! Trick or Treat at Stockyards Station shops, Free Hayrides, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Decorating, Games, Prizes and More! For more information, please visit the Stockyards Station website.

Kid Friendly Halloween Events in Frisco

Pumpkins on the Prairie – Located at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, 3521 Main St on the SE Corner of Main & Teel in Frisco.   Hours are Monday – Friday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (or sunset), Saturday/*Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (or sunset) *activities do not begin until noon on Sunday.  Last day of activities is Sunday, October 30th at 5:00 pm. Have fun with Bounce Houses, Pumpkin Carving, a Craft Show, and Family Movie Nights. On the weekends, there is even Face Painting and Pumpkin Launching!   Be sure to check out their Special Events schedule too! You can even host a child’s birthday party! Parking, admission and games are FREE!  For more information, please call 972-335-2882 or visit the Pumpkins on the Prairie website.

Family Fun for Halloween in Grand Prairie

Green Meadows Farm and Pumpkin Patch – Gates open at 9:30 am Monday – Friday and 10:00 am on Sat and Sun.   Open through Nov 1st (closed Oct 8 and 9).   Located in Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake, 5610 Lake Ridge Pkway in Grand Prairie.   Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $12.00 for anyone two years of age or older.   Children one and younger are free!   Have lots of fun in the barnyard maze & pumpkin patch. In season, everyone takes home a free pumpkin with their paid admission!   Enjoy seeing the farm on our tractor-drawn hay ride!     For more information, please visit the Green Meadows Farm website.

Not So Scary Halloween Activities for Kids in Grapevine

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm – Located at 3420 Hall Johnson Road in Grapevine.  Open daily through Oct. 31st.   Hours Monday – Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00pm, Friday 3:00 – 10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-8:00pm.   Hay rides are available 5 p.m. – close on Friday, Saturday & Sunday for $2.00.   Hay rides are scheduled rides and run about every 30 minutes. Tickets may be pre-purchased for a specific time THE DAY OF THE HAYRIDE ONLY – starting at 4:00 pm. Tickets are limited – so come early!   Corn maze admission is $5.00.  The corn maze is approximately 2 acres of thickly planted corn that is 8-9 feet tall. It usually takes folks about 15-20 minutes to find their way out. We recommend young children stay with an adult at all times. For more information, please call 817-991-1052 or visit the Hall’s Pumpkin Farm website.

Legoland Discovery Center Brick-or-Treat– October 22 – 29, Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway in Grapevine.   Please purchase admission tickets online in advance to attend our Brick-or-Treat activities.   Kids will have fun with the   MINILAND Scavenger Hunt by using the clues to solve the mystery question! Drop your scavenger hunt card at the LEGO Gift Shop to be entered in to win 4 tickets to SEA LIFE! The scavenger hunt is self-guided and available to do anytime while in the attraction.   There is also Brick-tastic Building – A wide array of bricks will be available in the LEGO cafe to build whatever your heart desires! Open brick building will be available from 10am-5pm.   And of course, a Costume Contest.   Register in the LEGO Cafe to participate in the costume contest! All participants must sign a photo release. A winner from each of the following age categories will be selected: 2 years and under, 3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years. Winners will be contacted by phone after event. Sign-up available between 10am -5pm.   For more information, please visit the Legoland website or follow Legoland Facebook.

Nash Farm Fall Round-up – October 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It's fun at the farm for the entire family! Located at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine. Activities will include stick pony barrel racing, stick pony buckin ™ broncs, hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, blacksmith demonstrations, cotton picking and hot dogs and hamburgers for sale from Grapevine AMBUCS. You can even enter to win the Homemade and Living Scarecrow contest!   For more information, please call 817-410-3185 or visit the Nash Farm website.   You can also follow Nash Farm Facebook.   Be sure to check out our post on a previous event at Nash Farm!

Highland Village Kid Friendly Halloween Activities

Fall Festival – Kids Kastle playground at Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd in Highland Village.  Bring the whole family to Kids Kastle at Unity Park, October 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a haunting good time. It will be a night full of excitement for all ages plus free candy, hotdogs and more. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe alternative for Halloween. Don’t forget to wear your costumes.   For more information, please visit the Highland Village website.

Haunts and Hounds – Saturday, October 29 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at The Shops at Highland Village between Blue Goose Cantina and Rockfish Seafood Grill.   A frighteningly free family event benefitting South Denton County Neighbor-to-Neighbor.     You can register for the children and canine costume contests between 2:00 – 2:45, contests begin at 3:00 pm.   Child costume contest categories include Best Child Costume (12 and under) and Most Creative Child Costume (12 and under).   Dog costume contest categories include Best Canine Costume (25 lbs and under), Best Canine Costume (26+ lbs), and Best Canine/Owner Costume Combo.   There will be fun children’s activities to keep the little one’s entertained leading up to the contest!   Then enjoy   The Monster Bash!   Four funny, friendly and not so scary characters will come to life in this high-energy, musical comedy production celebrating Haunts & Hounds with plenty of song, dance and interactive FUN! You won’t want to miss this! The Monster Bash Interactive show begins at the conclusion of the Costume Contest.     FREE Trick-or-treating (children 12 and under in costume) – begins at the conclusion of The Monster Bash Show.   For more information, please visit The Shops At Highland Village website or follow The Shops At Highland Village Facebook.

Halloween Events for Kids in Hurst

Campfire Stories – Friday, Oct 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Chisholm Park, Longhorn Pavillion, 22oo Norwood Drive in Hurst.   Bring the family, marshmallows for roasting, lawn chairs or blankets and experience the magic of the camp fire and storytelling for all ages.   For more information, please call 817-788-7325 or visit the Hurst Special Events website.

Family Halloween Events in Lewisville

Le Ballet de Dracula – Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N Charles Street in Lewisville. Shows are October 14 at 7:30 pm, October 15 at 2:00 pm, and October 15 at 7:30 pm. All tickets $15. Tickets also available at: En L’Air Dancewear ($3.00 service charge for credit card purchases) Hours: Mon – Thur 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM or Order by Phone (972) 966-8006 or online. Tickets available at the door (cash or check only).

Halloween Fun for Children in McKinney

Halloween at the Heard – Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.   Location is 1 Nature Place, McKinney.Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 3-12, Free for kids ages 2 and under. Limited Seating/Admission Available. Activities: 94.9 KLTY will be Live On-Site from 6 pm “ 8 pm. Trick or Treat along the Dinosaurs Live! Trail (stopping at each of 9 animatronic dinosaurs plus some other trail haunts ) “ before & after the movie. Watch the PG-Rated movie Night at The Museum “ Battle of the Smithsonian  on the Heard's outdoor Amphitheater stage (105 minutes). Take a trail detour after the movie through our Haunted Forest  where you might encounter a ghost or creature of the night! (Not recommended for younger guests.) Costume Contests for kids 12 & under. See the newest indoor exhibit Animal Superheroes, which features the special abilities of our very own teaching and rescue animals. Walk through the outdoor exhibit, Animals of the World, which will be open until dusk! Take photos in your costumes with a photo made at the Clix Photography booth! Concessions including grilled hot dogs provided by Whole Foods, popcorn, soda/water, chips, & candy!   For more information, please call 972.562.5566 or visit the Heard Museum website.   You can also follow Heard Museum Facebook and Heard Museum Twitter.

Storybook Ranch Pumpkin Patch – Now – October 30, 3701 South Custer Road in McKinney. Come join us for a Fun-filled Fall Excursion in the Pumpkin Patch and a Ghoulishly Eeerie Haunted Hay Ride! Hours: Sunday-Friday 10am-Sundown, Saturday 9am-Sundown. Admission: 1 Child is $15, 2 for $25, 3-10 children are $11/each. Groups of 10 or more $10/ea. Parents are free. Admission cost includes 1 Mini Pumpkin, Hay Maze, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bounce Houses and a Wagon Ride through Ghost Ranch.   Haunted Hay Rides run Thurs, Friday, and Saturday from sundown until 10:30 pm for $15 each.   For more information, please call 972-369-0874 or visit the Storybook Ranch website.

Halloween Fun for the Family in Plano

Halloween Boo-Ha-Ha – Elementary Storytime (grades K-5), Oct 20 at 2pm at the Plano Harrington Library, 1501 18th Street in Plano.   Say BOO!  at our Halloween storytime and gross-me-out  spooky exploratorium. Kids are welcome to wear a costume.   Free.   For more information, please visit the Plano Library website.   You can also follow the Plano Library on Facebook.

Spooky Symphony– Performed by the Plano Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 pm at the Eisemann Center located at 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson.   For more information, please call  (972) 744-4650 or visit the Plano Symphony Orchestra website.   You can also follow the Plano Symphony Orchestra on Facebook or Plano Symphony Orchestra on Twitter.

The Big Pumpkin Halloween – Oct 29 2pm at Plano Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Pkwy in Plano. Free Puppet Show, Storytime and Costume Parade.   For more information, please visit the Plano Library website.   You can also follow the Plano Library on Facebook.

Fun Activities for Kids in Rockwall

Rockwall Pumpkin Patch– Open Daily 9 am-7 pm until Sunday October 30th at the Ridge Road Shopping Center in Rockwall.   This year we have ordered 125,000 pounds of pumpkins. While the traditional orange pumpkins are favored for Jack o’ Lanterns, we also stock novelty pumpkins and gourds. We’ve made it easy for the younger children to select their smaller pie pumpkin from special constructed bins.   Daily activities: Special photo area, take pictures of the little ones before they get too big, Visit the Story Time Theatre near Oscar the Scarecrow, Find your way through the challenging hay maze, and Select a small pumpkin to purchase for carving or decorating at home or at school.  Pumpkin Patch Playtime is every Saturday! Here are some things you can listen to an exciting story and with the help of instructors, work on your own craft project.   Special events every Saturday include Story Time (11:00 – noon), Special Entertainment (12:00 – 1:00), Face painting (12:00 – 4:00).   Tuesday is Senior Day – Seniors (ages 55 or better) get 10% off.   For more information, please visit the Rockwall Pumpkin Patch website.

 

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