Halloween is almost here! It’s the perfect time to take the family out for some harvest fun and visit pumpkin patches, go apple picking, attend fall festivals and more. With Halloween falling in the middle of the week this year, you’ve got plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained in the days leading up to this year’s Halloween festivities. To find more fun Halloween events in the Seattle area, check out the events calendar for a full run down on family-friendly activities for some spooky fun.
1. Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Seattle
Looking for somewhere new to take the kids trick-or-treating? Try these various Seattle neighborhoods for the best treats, eats and other spooktacular Halloween events.
2. a-MAZE-ing Corn Mazes
What could be more quintessental for fall than a romp through a corn maze? While the city of Seattle may be short on corn fields, there are plenty of great options just a short car ride away that you and your kids can get lost in for hours.
3. Go Apple-Picking
Fall harvest is apple time! The kids will love these pick-your-own-apples orchards and farms with tours and festivals to entertain the whole family.
4. Seattle Pumpkin Patches & More
There are so many family-friendly fall events to enjoy this Halloween season. Check out our list of the top 15 Seattle spots for corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides and petting zoos!
5. Fall Hikes For Kids 5 and Under
Let’s be honest, with the influx of candy you’re about to consume, a little hike will do your body good! Plus, fall is a great time to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. There are lots of great places to explore, many of them less crowded because of the off-season.
6. Costume Shops
Still haven’t found that perfect Halloween costume? It’s ok, you still have time! Luckily, there are a ton of awesome costume shops in the Seattle area so that your little one can find the perfect costume for the big day.
7. Start a Halloween “Boo Bag” Tradition
Haven’t heard of “Boo Bags”? It’s the Halloween craze that’s sweeping the nation–one neighborhood at a time. Check out the details on how you can get in on this boo-tastic tradition and start making your own boo bags for your friends and neighbors this Halloween.
8. Places to Enjoy the Fall Colors
Nothing marks the changing season like the vibrant red and yellow leaves dotting the trees all over the state. You don’t have to venture far, as local parks have lots to offer, but if a day or weekend trip is your destination, these stunning hikes and scenic byways abound.
9. Halloween Happenings That Won’t Give Your Kids a Sugar High
Thinking of starting a new family Halloween tradition? Maybe trick-or-treating just isn’t your thing, or maybe you enjoy the spirit of Halloween a bit more than the candy haul. These activities are great alternatives to traditional Halloween events!
10. Other Fall Activities
If you’re still running out of ideas of fun things to do with your kids this Halloween, we’ve got a whole list of activities that will help make this Fall a memorable one!
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