How To Celebrate Halloween With Kids

Although it’s so fun to dress our little ones up for Halloween, when you have young children trick-or-treating can be harder than it is fun. You’re either the parent pushing around the stroller and missing all the actual trick-or-treating or you’re the parent chasing your trick-or-treater around while at the same time trying not to lose the other parent with the stroller. Just keeping it real.

If you’re like me and would rather partake in more kid friendly events where the entire family can actually enjoy Halloween then I’ve got you covered. I’ve compiled a list of Halloween events in Los Angeles, The San Fernando Valley and Orange County that are all no-scare events. Some of these events are going on from now until Halloween, while others have specific dates.

For those of you who don’t live in these areas I find that having a good ol’ fashion Halloween party is always a blast! The kids can enjoy the party and also hand out candy to trick or treaters. You can have a potluck party to make things even easier. Halloween themed food and drinks are always a hit, plus you can also find all kinds of neat cakes and goodies this time of year.

I hope the events listed below are helpful and fun. Happy Halloween and be safe out there!

All Areas

**The following events vary depending on the location’s schedule so please check their websites for details**

Babies R Us

Huggies hosts a free Halloween event at Babies R Us called “Baby’s First Halloween”. This is a baby friendly event with giveaways. Every location is different but I know the big Babies R Us in Van Nuys is hosting their event on Saturday October 21st at 11 am. The even lasts for one hour and is free.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

Halloween Party for kids. We attended a Halloween party at My Gym in Northridge once and it was so much fun. This particular location is having their Halloween party on October 27th and they have three different times you can attend.

San Fernando Valley

Discovery Cube Los Angeles 

Spooky Science Monster Academy: Halloween themed science experiments for kids, included with the general admission.

When: Now through October 31st 10 am – 5 pm

Location:11800 Foothill Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342

Underwood Family Farms 

Harvest Festival at the far/pumpkin patch.

When: Now – Oct 31st

Location: 3370 Sunset Valley Road Moorpark, CA 93021

Kidspace Children’s Museum 

Pumpkin Festival: A family friendly event with a petting zoo, bouncers and much more.

When: Saturday 10/14 & Sunday 10/15 9:30 am – 5 pm

Location: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

Kidspace Children’s Museum 

Halloween Scavenger Hunt/Trick or Treating

When:Sunday 10/29 from 10 am – 4:30 pm

Location: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

Los Angeles

Boo at the L.A. Zoo 

All day events all of October with special entertainment on weekends.  – trick or treating Oct 28 & 29. Included in general admission.

Location: 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027

Silver Lake Halloween Spooktacular 

Candy, games, refreshments, costume contests and much more.

When: Halloween October 31st

Location: 1850 W. Silver Lake Drive Los Angeles, CA 90026

Halloween Party for Downtown Families 

8th Annual Halloween Celebration, kid friendly.

*This event is for families who reside within the following zip codes: 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90071 & 90021

When: Halloween October 31st

Location: Grand Hope Part at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

919 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Orange County

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo 

Treats, games and costumes.

When: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, 5:30-8 pm

Location: 1801 E. Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92701

Discovery Cube Orange County 

Spooky Science Monster Academy: Halloween themed science experiments for kids, included with the general admission.

When: Now through October 31st 10 am – 5 pm

Location: 2500 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92705

Kidz Block Party 

Entertainment for kids and candy.

When: Halloween October 31st

Location: Brea Downtown E. Birch Street and S. Brea Blvd. Brea, CA 92821

Knott’s Spooky Farm

Costume Party, day time non-scare event for children ages 3-11.

When: Saturdays and Sundays now through the 29th and on Halloween October 31st.

Location: Knott’s Berry Farm 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt 

Family fun

When: Saturday October 21st 6:30-8:30

Location: Doheny State Beach Picnic Areas A&B

Halloween Kids Boo Cruise 

Cruises every 20 minutes with costume contests.

When: Friday October 20th 5-7 pm

Location: Dana Wharf Sportfishing/Dana Point Harbor 34675 Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA

Trunk or Treating 

When: October 31st 6-8 pm

Location: King of Kings Lutheran Church and School 13431 Newhope Street Garden Grove, CA 92843

Main Street Halloween Fest

For kids of all ages

When: Halloween October 31st 4-8 pm

Location: Downtown Huntington Beach Main Street and 5th Street by P. C. H.

Visit lifebymeli.com for more kid-friendly activities!
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