If you’ve tricked out your house in spider webs, ghosts and goblins and your little ones can’t seem to get enough of the gore, it might be time to take them on a scare adventure. From big league haunted houses that offer low-key matinees to animated farm sheds, we’ve searched Chicago for the best spots for pint-sized frights with just the right amount of spook for little ones. Read on . . . and get your scream on.

Bengston'sphoto: Bengston’s Fun Barn

Bengston’s Fun Farm and Haunted Barn
Recommended age: The Haunted Barn is PG13, no one under the age of 12 permitted without an adult; the giggles in the Fun Farm are open to all ages

Experience the frights of Halloween as you navigate the scary and completely animated Haunted Barn. If you chicken out on walking the Haunted Barn or if you’re with little ones who prefer a lot less scare factor, get your giggles on in the animated Fun Barn.

Dates: Now through Oct. 30
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: $9.99-$16.99, depending on the date; free for ages 2 & under
13341 W. 151st St.
Homer Glen
708-301-3276
Online: pumpkinfarm.com

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm Haunted House – Hampshire
Recommended age: Appropriate for school-age kiddos

Take a walk on the spooky side with twists and turns through this haunted adventure.  Bring a sweater, because there are thrills and chills that will leave your spine tingling.

Dates: Now through Oct. 31
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Halloween, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Sat. & Sun., $15; Mon.-Fri., $12; free for ages 2 & under
42W813 Reinking Rd.
Hampshire
847-464-5952
Online: goebbertspumpkinpatch.com

Goebbert's Barrington Haunted Housephoto: Goebbert’s South Barrington

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm Haunted House – South Barrington
Recommended age: Appropriate for school-age kiddos

Make no mistake, friends, this 12-room house is designed for kids, but it’s not for those who don’t like to be big time spooked. So, be ready to walk it with kiddos jumping on your back like scaredy-dog Scooby Doo.

Dates: Now through Oct. 31
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Halloween, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $
40 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington
847-428-6727
Online: goebbertsgardencenter.com

Psychosis Haunted House Matinee
Recommended age: Kids 12 & under for the matinee performance

Psychosis is known for being a legit haunted house that could drive an adult to tears with fear. Thankfully they do a low-scare walkthrough with minimal blood and gore for scare lovers in training. Flashlights are encouraged and visitors will receive candy once they make it through the house.

Dates: Kids matinee dates, Oct. 15, 16, 29, 30
Hours: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $7
300 Lake St.
Elgin
Online: psychosishauntedhouse.net

Scream Scene
Recommended age: Regular haunts recommended for ages 10 & up; parents discretion for “Lights On” experience

Scream Scene has been famously terrifying visitors since 1997 with its insane clown maze, crazed butchers and chainsaw maniacs. However, they tone it down a couple times a season so little ones can experience the fun with a “Lights On” performance they won’t soon forget.

Dates: Regular Haunts, Fri. & Sat. in Oct., plus Oct. 31; Lights On, Oct. 22 & 29
Hours: Regular Haunts, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; Lights On, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Regular Haunts, $10/person; Lights On, $2/adult; $3/child
Oakton St. & Skokie Blvd.
Skokie
847.674.1500
Online: screamscene.org

Sonny Acres Spook Shedphoto: Sonny Acres Spook Shed courtesy of Daniel X. O’Neil via Flickr

Sonny Acres Farm Spook Shed
Recommended age: Ghosts and goblins 12 & under

While Sonny Acres has a haunted hay ride and house appropriate for those who don’t mind the daylights being scared out of them, they also have a Spook Shed perfect for little ones who’d just like to dip their toes into Halloween fun. The shed is completely automated with no actors.

Dates: Now through Oct. 31
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Halloween, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $2 (2 attraction tickets)
29W310 North Ave.
West Chicago
630-231-3859
Online: sonnyacres.com

Do you have a favorite spot for haunts with your little ones? Share in the Comments below!

—Maria Chambers