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Halloween Fun in KC

Halloween Fun In KC

Whether you and your kids prefer a safe and sweet Halloween activity – or something a little spookier, there is something for everyone who wants to make the most of family time this season. After all, who doesn’t love a little Halloween fun?

Enjoy one of these activities, and be sure to visit an area Pumpkin Patch for additional Halloween fun!

October 18

  • 34th Annual Fairy Tale Forest: This non-scary Halloween event is sure to delight you and your little ones! Walk through a quarter-mile trail lit with more than 100 jack-o-lanterns, meet fun native animal characters and fairy tale folk with treats to give away. Indoors, you can meet live animals, enjoy educational exhibits, and make a spooky craft. 5:30-8pm at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary; $8/person (2 & under free), $5/member
  • Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead’s Night of the Living Farm: Includes scary and not-so-scary activities for the whole family, including mad science experiments, a fairy princess party, fortune teller, flashlight scavenger hunt, horse-drawn wagon rides, marshmallow roasts and more! 6-9pm; $10/person (2 & under free), $9/Friends of Farmstead members
  • Enchanted Forest at George Owens Nature Park: A non-scary Halloween hike through the woods along a pumpkin lit paved trail, complete with family-friendly skits, elaborate costumes and a hay ride back. Stroller friendly; $3/person (2 & under free); 7-9pm
  • Geocaching: Trick or Cache: Costumes encouraged at this all-ages Halloween event! Search for hidden caches with the provided GPS device. Enjoy grilled hotdogs, s`mores, and treats afterwards at Antioch Park in Johnson County; 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30pm sessions
  • Hoots & Howls: Halloween takes over at the Kansas City Zoo! Meet characters from a galaxy far far away from 10am-3 pm, and enjoy pumpkin smashes all weekend long in different animal exhibits.
  • HOWLoween: Take a hike on the Wild Side Walk to get up close with some of Missouri’s nocturnal wildlife, explore nature stations like Track or Treat, The Bone Yard, The Bat Cave and much more. 6-9pm at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center; no registration required for this free event

 

October 19

  • 34th Annual Fairy Tale Forest: This non-scary Halloween event is sure to delight you and your little ones! Walk through a quarter-mile trail lit with more than 100 jack-o-lanterns, meet fun native animal characters and fairy tale folk with treats to give away. Indoors, you can meet live animals, enjoy educational exhibits, and make a spooky craft. 5:30-8pm at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary; $8/person (2 & under free), $5/member
  • Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead’s Night of the Living Farm: Includes scary and not-so-scary activities for the whole family, including mad science experiments, a fairy princess party, fortune teller, flashlight scavenger hunt, horse-drawn wagon rides, marshmallow roasts and more! 6-9pm; $10/person (2 & under free), $9/Friends of Farmstead members
  • Enchanted Forest at George Owens Nature Park: A non-scary Halloween hike through the woods along a pumpkin lit paved trail, complete with family-friendly skits, elaborate costumes and a hay ride back. Stroller friendly; $3/person (2 & under free); 7-9pm
  • Fall Festival: Enjoy an afternoon of family fun games, crafts, refreshment, and let’s not forget lots and lots of candy! Noon-2pm at the Brush Creek Community Center
  • Family Frolic: Mad Scientist: Get in the Halloween spirit for this mad-science experience at Powell Gardens. Arrive in costume and embark on a spooky (but kid-friendly) journey through our gardens for an experience filled with explosions, potions, and eerie creatures. Kids will enjoy free garden-themed Halloween treats, a performance by Mad Science, and our mad scientist costume contest. 1-4pm, included with cost of admission
  • Haunted Kansas: As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago. Characters from the past will share legends around the campfire. Expect a shiver down the spine and a mild case of goose bumps for those who dare enter the forest on this autumn evening. Group sessions begin every 15 minutes and program is approximately an hour and a half. This spooky story time is just $5 per person, $6 nonresidents, including adults, paid in advance, or $8 on site day of event. Oct. 19, 6:30-8pm at Ernie Miller Park, 909 N Highway 7Olathe, KS 66061, pre-registration required
  • Hoots & Howls: Halloween takes over at the Kansas City Zoo! Meet characters from a galaxy far far away from 10am to 3 pm, and enjoy pumpkin smashes all weekend long in different animal exhibits.
  • Pumpkins on Parade – William M. Klein Park trails are lined with carved pumpkins, games food trucks and the Raytown Fire Department promoting fire safety. Oct. 19, 4:30-9pm at Cave Spring Park
  • Watkins Mill Safety Fair and Trunk or Treat: Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site is partnering with local community emergency services providers to host a safety fair, interpretive activities and a trunk-or-treat at the swimming beach parking lot; 11am-3 pm

October 24

  • Enchanted Forest: Lenexa: Enjoy performances by puppets, musicians and singers along the trail around Rose’s Pond and fun photos in the photo booth. Stroll the seasonal displays, visit friendly characters and enjoy performances at your leisure. 5:30-8:30pm at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa; free admission

 

October 25

  • Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead’s Night of the Living Farm: Includes scary and not-so-scary activities for the whole family, including mad science experiments, a fairy princess party, fortune teller, flashlight scavenger hunt, horse-drawn wagon rides, marshmallow roasts and more! 6-9pm; $10/person (2 & under free), $9/Friends of Farmstead members
  • Enchanted Forest at George Owens Nature Park: A non-scary Halloween hike through the woods along a pumpkin lit paved trail, complete with family-friendly skits, elaborate costumes and a hay ride back. Stroller friendly; $3/person (2 & under free); 7-9pm

 

October 26

  • Boo at the Zoo: Trick or treating, tons of kid-friendly Halloween activities and pumpkin smashes in the animal exhibits make up the Halloween fun at the Kansas City Zoo. 9:30am-5pm, included in price of admission
  • Central Region Halloween Trunk or Treat: Food, Games, Trick of Treat, and lots of candy! 1-3pm at Westport-Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road
  • Ciders & Spiders, Tricks & Treats: A fun evening of trick or treating and a costume contest at Louisburg Cider Mill; 4-8pm
  • Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead’s Night of the Living Farm: Includes scary and not-so-scary activities for the whole family, including mad science experiments, a fairy princess party, fortune teller, flashlight scavenger hunt, horse-drawn wagon rides, marshmallow roasts and more! 6-9pm; $10/person (2 & under free), $9/Friends of Farmstead members
  • Downtown Overland Park Trick or Treating: Enjoy live music, face painting, balloon animals, lots of fun and, of course, plenty of candy from 2-4pm in Downtown OP
  • Enchanted Forest at George Owens Nature Park: A non-scary Halloween hike through the woods along a pumpkin lit paved trail, complete with family-friendly skits, elaborate costumes and a hay ride back. Stroller friendly; $3/person (2 & under free); 7-9pm
  • Halloween Happenings: Spooky fun will include inflatables, games, costume, InstaFun KC Photobooth, and more at this free event…costumes welcome! 2-3:30pm at Merriam Marketplace, for ages 10 & under
  • Haunted Toy Store: Park Place Learning Tree will be transformed into a friendly Halloween adventure for all ages complete with monster face painting, a mad scientist’s lab and all kinds of tricks and treats! Drop in for free activities and fun from 5-7pm
  • Historical Hauntings: Trick-or-treating, tractor drawn hayrides, Old Shawnee Town Farmstead tours, an eyeball candy counting contest, Halloween photo ops and costume contests, 6-8:30pm at Shawnee Town 1929.
  • Kids Carnival: Carnival games, candy, prizes and photo booth, free for kids up to 6th grade accompanied by an adult. 1-3pm at Hillcrest Community Center
  • Kid Safe Halloweeen: Trick or treat door to door throughout Shoal Creek village.  Wear your favorite costume and bring your treat bag! 10am-2pm at Shoal Creek Living History Museum
  • No Trick, Our Treat: Not Your Mummy’s Halloween House Party: Stop by the Lenexa Rec Center for Trick or Treat Hide ‘n Seek (a candy-finding scavenger hunt), then join the Lenexa Public Market for face painting, airbrush tattoos, games, music and a costume contest! 4-9pm at Lenexa Public Market
  • Ponies and Pumpkins: Pony rides, wagon hay ride, petting zoo, fall-themed activities, food and more! Noon-4pm at Little Blue Valley Park
  • Prowl-O-Ween: See the BIG CATS, brave our Haunted (but not too scary) House & get Treats with your little Ghosts & Ghouls at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Louisburg, KS. Costumes welcomed and encouraged; $10 entry fee, children 3 and under are free.
  • Science City Spookfest: Enjoy spooky science demos and activities, creepy critters and eerie edibles, spooktacular science stage shows, a costume contest, and more at Science City! 5-8pm; included in price of admission
  • Spooky Springs 2019 Halloween Bash: Put on your favorite costume and join us for a spooky hayride through the woods, s’mores and hot chocolate by the  bonfire, games, face painting and trick or treat treating with costumed characters! 6-8pm (family-friendly) and 8-9pm (for teens) at Adam’s Pointe Golf Course; $6/person pre-registered by Oct. 25, $10/person at the gate (2 & under free)
  • Trick or Treat Main Street: Downtown Blue Springs shops open their doors, accompanied by extra fun with tents and tables set up by area agencies and organization for a fun and safe trick or treating experience. 10am-noon, Downtown Blue Springs
  • Trick or Treat Off the Street: Enjoy visiting Mahaffie in your Halloween costume for some old-fashioned trick or treating, activities and a horse drawn hay wagon ride. 3-6pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

 

October 27

  • Boo at the Zoo: Trick or treating, tons of kid-friendly Halloween activities and pumpkin smashes in the animal exhibits make up the Halloween fun at the Kansas City Zoo. 9:30am-5pm, included in price of admission
  • Prowl-O-Ween: See the BIG CATS, brave our Haunted (but not too scary) House & get Treats with your little Ghosts & Ghouls at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Louisburg, KS. Costumes welcomed and encouraged; $10 entry fee, children 3 and under are free.

 

October 29

  • Boo Bash: Come for an evening of ghastly games, spooktacular activities, fire-eating performance, lots of candy, prizes, a pumpkin decorating contest, and much, much more! corated pumpkin with you and leave it for judging. 6-8pm at Celebration Park in Gardner; wristbands available for children 2-12 years old – $2/wristband in advance, $4/wristband at the door
  • Garrison Ghoul House: Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for this hair-raising haunted house at Garrison Community Center, 1124 E 5th Street, KCMO; 6-9pm; $1/person, includes a goodie bag

October 30

  • Garrison Ghoul House:Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for this hair-raising haunted house at Garrison Community Center, 1124 E 5th Street, KCMO; 6-9pm; $1/person, includes a goodie bag
Coming soon: Safe Trick or Treating spots in KC!
Be sure to check back to our events calendar as we add more Halloween activities!

 

 

 

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