Theme parks across Southern California are going all out to celebrate Halloween. From silly spooks to hair-raising haunts, there’s a perfect park to visit for ghouls and boys of all ages. Read on to discover the best, and most age-appropriate, places to brings your tots and tweens and teens this spooky season.

Great Wolf Lodge is Haunted

Great Wolf Lodge is becoming a hauntastic hotel for Halloween. In between trips to the property’s 100,000 square-foot indoor waterpark, little goblins and ghouls can collect candy along the Trick-or-Treat Trail. The first stop along the trail is the not-so-haunted Howl-O-Ween House in the lobby, which also serves as a Teal Pumpkin stop, dishing out non-food treats for those with food allergies. Along the way, guests can try their hand at Witch Hat Ring Toss, Mummy Bowling, Pin the Wolf Ears on Mr. Bones and more.

Whether your dance moves are scary good or just plain scary, you won’t be able to resist busting a move during the Monster Bash Dance Party that includes all the Halloween hits. Bring your boo-tiful costume and join the Costume Parade around the lobby, take part in the Haunted Hustle Scavenger Hunt to solve clues that lead to a prize, and don’t miss the Lodge’s Spooktacular Story Time that will transport listeners into a somewhat spooky but mostly silly land every night.

Dates: Oct. 1-31

Cost: $249.99 - $499.99/night for hotel stay. Includes water park pass and all activities.

Great Wolf Lodge
12681 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove

photo: Great Wolf Lodge

Have you had a frighteningly good time at any of these SoCal spots? Give us your scary good inside tips for having the best time at theme parks for the holidays!

—Kellie Fell