This month’s spooky (but not scary!) Halloween happenings for your little ones!
Remember how your babysitter and her friends took you to see Amityville Horror when you were 8 years old and you never got over it? No? Just me?
Halloween is a festively fun time of year for kids of all ages, but sometimes the activities available are just a little too scary, particularly for the younger crowd.
Here’s a list of fun and seasonal activities for kids of all ages that won’t have you co-sleeping for the next month.
Trick or Treat with the Ambassadors
Wednesday, October 30; 4:00pm-6:00pm
Center For Wildlife, 385 Mountain Rd, Cape Neddick, ME 03902
Join Center for Wildlife’s ambassador’s, staff, and volunteers for our annual Trick or Treat with the Ambassadors! This fun family event allows everyone to dress up and enjoy cider, doughnuts, and more! We will also have our hands on education table open with an opportunity for folks to dissect owl pellets!
Ghosts on the Banke Family Halloween at Strawbery Banke
Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $8 per person (adult or child over 1 year old; children 1 or under, free); $4 for members.
Long-dead sea captains, 17th century shopkeepers and wayward pirates haunt the streets of Portsmouth’s oldest neighborhood as you trick or treat safely from house to historic house. Discover pirate treasure, visit with the wacky witch, look into the future with guidance from the gypsy fortune teller. Catch a Ghostly Tale Community members bring history back to life with spooky plays, skits, and interactive improvisation throughout the evening. Tickets available at the door. Visit the website for more info and to purchase tickets.
Kittery Recreation’s Halloween Celebration
Saturday, October 26; 10:00am-1:00pm
The KCC will once again collaborate with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard MWR to bring you this exciting event! Join us on Frisbee Common at the KCC for our 17th Annual Community Halloween Celebration! We’ll have pumpkin painting, free pumpkins, hayrides, games, food, bouncy houses, community groups, a costume contest with prizes, and more! Don’t forget to dress up in your spookiest or funniest costumes!
Not-So-Spooky Spectacular at the Children’s Museum of NH
Saturday, October 26; 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: Museum Admission
Join us for a Halloween event that focuses on fun – not fright! We’ll be celebrating throughout the day with all kinds of special activities. Kids and adults are encouraged to come in costume to explore our exhibits like our Cave Explorers Bat Cave, Dino Detective and One World Festival green screen exhibit. Meet the museum’s very own Wacky Scientist and check out his fantastical experiments, visit our STEAM Innovation Lab to create Halloween crafts and take photos with a fun backdrop and props, get your face painted in the Muse Studio, do a hands-on science experiment and so much more! Participate in our costume parades and try out our pumpkin scavenger hunt to receive an extra special prize at the end of your visit!
Children’s Trick or Treat Night Maze at Coppal House Farm
Saturday, October 26; 4:00pm-5:00pm
Don your Halloween costumes and grab your bags for there is candy to be had! Do your trick-or-treating this year inside our 6.5 acre River Otter Corn Maze. Staff will be waiting to receive you in kid friendly costumes and baskets of goodies. Ages 12 and under for trick-or-treating. Only $5 per trick-or-treater, chaperones are free! For more info, visit the Coppal House Facebook page.
Smolak Farms’ Trick or Treat Hayride Magic Adventure
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 & 20; 10:00am-3:30pm
Cost: Child $15/under two years of age ride free; Adult $7
In honor of halloween, our hayrides are getting spooky! We’ll be offering Trick or Treating Hayrides from 10am – 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Kids will have the chance to get off the hayride at various spots around the farm to trick or treat and mingle with characters. Tickets are $15 for children (which includes a sugar pumpkin for each child), and $7 for adults. Costumes are welcome (and encouraged!) and the best costume on each ride will win a prize.
Charmingfare Farm’s Children’s Trick or Treat
October 19, 20, 26, & 27; 10:00am-4:00pm
Admission $22-$25 per person
This event perfect for little ghouls and boils who don’t wish to be frightened but still want the excitement of wearing their favorite costume and having a fun filled Halloween adventure. This event is merry-not-scary! Admission includes all activities inside the farm. For more info, visit visitthefarm.com.
Halloween Storybook Hayrides at Demeritt Hill Farm
Oct 12-13, Oct 19-20, Oct 26-27; 10:00am-3:30pm
Cost: Children $14/Adults $5
A specially designed event for younger children featuring all of their favorite storybook characters. Listen to enchanted stories while on a fun hayride through the nature trails and orchard. After the hayride, each child will receive Halloween goodies and a pumpkin followed by a story read by Mother Goose and face painting. The hayride is approximately 30-45 minutes long and reservations are strongly recommended.
On the weekend prior to Halloween, there are also several special Trick-or-Treat events for kids of all ages including Downtown Dover Trick-or-Treat, Newburyport Downtown Trick-or-Treat, Downtown Exeter Trick-or-Treat and more. Please visit our calendar for a full schedule of Halloween events.