There are plenty of outdoor, socially distanced ways to have fun this weekend in Los Angeles. Read on for our roundup of all the kid-friendly events happening around town, including Halloween at Descanso Gardens, Cayton Children’s Museum’s Cayton Creators program, the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum and more!

Courtesy of Descanso Gardens

Halloween at Descanso
Throughout the month of October, celebrate Halloween at Descanso, a pumpkin-filled extravaganza that invites guests to safely wind their way through socially-distanced, pumpkin-themed displays in the most popular sections of Descanso Gardens. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Fall Harvest of the Farm
While their traditional Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Farms will be postponed until 2021, the farm is still open for business and will offer acres of pumpkins, fall harvest decor, multiple photo opportunities, a Country Store, wagon rides to and from the fields, produce picking, and animal viewings. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch
With a petting zoo, pony rides, and mini train, Tina’s has plenty to entertain little ones. Head here for opening weekend to find that perfect gourd and get into the fall spirit. Fri.-Sun. More details.

A Gentle Halloween Drive-Thru
Little ones can get dressed up and head to the Gentle Barn for a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal sanctuary, that includes plenty of Halloween-themed decor, plus a chance to “trick or treat,” drive-thru-style. Sun. More details.

Cayton Creators Outdoors
Cayton Children’s Museum is bringing the fun outdoors. Activities are designed around social distancing and will be focused on bringing the organization’s social impact vision to life through visual art, performance art, communal art-making and play for kids up to age 10. Sat. More details.

Drive-In at the Roadium
The Roadium has revived its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience once a month during fall and winter months. Guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with hot food, movie concessions, and more! Fri. More details.

Butterfly Pavilion
LA’s Natural History Museum is reopening with timed advanced tickets to its outdoor Butterfly Pavilion. The exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, along with colorful native plants to enjoy along the way. Fri.-Sun. More details.

LEGO Dots on Rodeo
Experience a fun cultural moment at Beverly Hills’ Two Rodeo Drive with the first ever LEGO Dots installation. LEGO will be dotting the world famous steps and fountain at the iconic location. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Al Fresco Dine & Shop
Montana Avenue’s eclectic mix of shops, cafes and spas have expanded summer dining experiences and services with al fresco “parklets” along the tree-lined street. Every Sat., through Oct. 31, the popular stretch will host Al Fresco Shop & Dine events where local businesses will host sidewalk sales and plenty of outdoor seating. Sat. More details.

–Shannan Rouss


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