It’s time to get the kids into their Halloween costumes and head out as this month is full of Halloween events for kids all over Dallas. We found Halloween craft opportunities, pumpkin carving festivals and even train rides with a Halloween theme. Get ready for the sugar rush and read on for the best Halloween events for kids in and near Dallas.

The CDC has specific recommendations in place for Halloween 2020. We have updated our information to the best of our knowledge, but as we’ve learned in 2020, changes can happen at the last minute, so please check with your local city and county to get the most up-to-date info. on what is allowed in your area. Even if you can’t trick-or-treat, there are lots of fun ways to celebrate with the kids

photo: Belmont Park

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge
Adults and children alike will howl, hop and hustle around Great Wolf Lodge as the Grand Lobby transforms into a spooktacular extravaganza complete with pumpkins and festive decorations. During Howl-O-Ween, guests can partake in complimentary programs including Twisted & Tangled, where children follow the spinner and try to stay on their feet to get a treat and be declared the winner. Daily through Oct. 31. Event details

Screamin Green Hauntoween
Monster-ific crafts and special spooky happenings all month long include a themed scavenger hunt that’s fun for the whole family! Plus you'll enjoy trick-or-treating every weekend, all while exploring 24 exciting hands-on attractions. Daily through Oct. 31. Event details

photo: Dallas Arboretum

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and get into the Halloween spirit with Brick-Or-Treat. Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with family-friendly activities and costume contests. Daily through Oct. 31. Event details

Autumn at the Arboretum
Autumn at the Arboretum features breathtaking colors of fall including 150,000 autumn flowers accented by pumpkins, gourds and squash from Floydada, Texas. The festival features the return of Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays, a hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for purchase, music and more. Daily through Nov. 1. Event details

Get Lost in the Hall's Pumpkin Farm Corn Maze
Located in historic Grapevine, this farm is nestled between Dallas and Ft. Worth, just west of DFW airport. Come out to pick one of their hundreds of pumpkins and then get lost in the massive corn maze. When the little legs get tired, take a hay ride around the property, pulled by a farm tractor. Cash only. Daily (except Mondays) through Oct. 31. Event details

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HallowFest at Six Flags Over Texas
By day, we’re pumpkin spicing things up a bit with hair-raising, HALLOWFEST enhancements throughout the park, complete with fall family favorite activities like spooky photo opportunities, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and plenty of frighteningly delicious treats! Fri.-Sun., Oct. 16-Nov. 1. Event details

Halloweeks at the Frontiers of "Fright"
Some Weird and Wonderful visitors are hiding in the Frontiers of “FRIGHT” Museum, and we need your help to find them! Kids in Costume are free. Individually packaged treats as you leave. Oct. 17-31. Event details

Drive-Thru Boo at the Fort Worth Zoo
For the first time ever, you are invited to drive your own vehicle through the Zoo’s main path (and even several behind-the-scenes areas of some of the animal exhibits) while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and possible wildlife sightings along the way! Oct. 22-25. Event details

Trick 'r Treat Trains
Join the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for the Trick 'r Treat Train! Practice your trick-or-treat skills while in costume and enjoy our treats. Oct. 31 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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