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Top Ten Halloween Happenings for Every Kind Of Kid

Did your kids start planning their costumes back in August?  Earlier?  And how many times have they changed their minds?  Planning, making, dressing up, and showing off those creative clothes is so much fun that there’s no need to wait till Halloween!  There are special events and activities of all types in the days leading up to fright night, where kids can have any kind of costumed adventures they desire.  We’ve got something up the cobwebbed alley of every Disney Princess, animal lover, drama queen (and king), speed demon, building maniac and even your recycling maven.  Without further ado, here are our top ten spots for Halloween fun in Los Angeles:

Best for Animal Lovers: Boo at the Zoo
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Best for Animal Lovers: Boo at the Zoo

Calling all kids who prefer their creatures 4 legged (or with wings, scales or horns!). Enjoy jack-o-lantern carving demonstrations, fun photo opportunities, and eerie crafts. Check out the Creepy Creature Encounter at the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo or take in a live Halloween show in the Adventure Theater. Kids will also learn sweet and scary animal facts and, of course, trick-or-treat for candy as they roam the Zoo. Bonus: Chomp and Stomp. Watch as animals, like hippos and chimps, are tossed giant pumpkins to stomp and chomp for some treats of their own.

Boo at the Zoo takes place on October 19-20 and 26-27 at the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park. Event details are here.

  1. Best for Animal Lovers: Boo at the Zoo
  2. Best for Builders (Big and Small): Brick-or-Treat
  3. Best Train Terrors: The Halloween Ghost Train
  4. Best Musical Chills: Eek at the Greek!
  5. Best Kind to the Earth Adventure: Enchanted Green Hallows Eve
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Know of any other hauntingly festive Halloween celebrations for Los Angeles kids? Let us know in the comments below where you’re taking your kids to get excited for the coming holiday.

-Meghan Rose

Photo credits: Zemlinki via Creative Commons, STAR Eco Station via facebook, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race via facebook, Delphine Frost via Theatricum Botanicum’s facebook page, Los Angles Live Steamers via facebook, Greek Theatre L.A. via facebook, Zientzia Astea via Creative Commons, LEGOLAND California, Sol Grundy via Creative Commons and bdogggut34 via Creative Commons

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