Halloween Activities for Kids NYC


Want to know where to take the kids this Halloween? There's a lot of silly and spooky things that happen in fall so it's a great opportunity to get in some family time. But where to start? Here are some ideas for a spooktacular (couldn't resist) season.
Let's take a virtual hay-ride to a few of our favorite picks for some excellent Fall fun.

First let's head over to the Upper West Side to the American Museum of Natural History for their Halloween Celebration. Come dressed up (or don't) for loads of fun throughout the museum halls. There will be trick-or-treating, live music, crafts, and the occasional character---Curious George, Maisy, and Clifford the Big Red Dog to name a few. Admission starts at $10 per person. Visit amnh.org for more information on tickets and times.

Are you ready for the best Halloween Party ever? So are we! Head over to The Ashley on the 24th for some pumpkin picking and carving, cupcakes from Baked by Melissa, balloons, magicians, and loads more of magical prizes. Pre-register and you can score a special goodie bag. If you go: Sunday the 24th, 12-3pm.

Next, let's cross the park to the east side, put our favorite dress-up outfit on and have the biggest play-date of our lives at Let's Dress Up. Be ready for some crafts, games, and special goodies as you and your friends (girls and boys) share an awesome Halloween adventure. Check out their website to plan your visit.

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How about seeing some animals on this ride? Why not head over to the Bronx Zooany weekend this month for their Boo at the Zoo! haunted safari, magic show, and more. Plus, kids who dress in costume get in free!

Our last stop might be a bit of a schlep, but we think you'll find it to be worth it for your tiny adventure seekers. The Queen's Farm Museum's Fall Festival is jam-packed with activities. There will be sack races, pony rides, a petting zoo, and lots of tasty fall treats the whole family will enjoy. If your child is a little older, they might get a kick out of the spooky Haunted House (they recommend ages 4-12 for that one). If you go: Their Fall Festival is from 11am-4pm. Visit queensfarm.org for other helpful information. 

We hope you enjoy your Halloween adventures, and may your costumes bring you lots of treats! (or tricks).

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