9 Halloween activities to do with the kids in and around Seattle

Oct 27 2020, 10:55 pm

Halloween’s looking a little different this year. If you’re deciding to skip trick-or-treating, you may be wondering what the heck there is to do in Washington.

From drive-thru haunted houses to activities to tackle at home, here are nine things to do with the kiddos on October 31.

Kent Station Haunted Boo-Levard

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Dress up in costume, roll down the window, and slowly drive through the event, where you’ll get a bag of goodies. Enjoy all the decorated trunks and booths and get spooked in the drive-thru haunted house.

Pumpkin Train


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The Pumpkin Train departs October 31 at 12 pm and 1:30 pm. The fun-filled ride includes treats and the chance for little ones to pick their perfect pumpkin. Each ride will also include a costume contest broken down by age group. Reservations are required. Each ride costs $15 per person aged 3 and above.

Creatures of the Night


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The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is hosting an online event in which you can meet spooky and cool animals. Wear a costume and bring your questions. The free event takes place on October 31 at 3:30 and 5 pm. Registration is required.

Haunted Forest at Grand Farms

Walk a trail that transports you to a horrific and terrifying realm where fantastic beasts roam, evil queens, and necromancers rule with dark magic, dragons, Kobolds, and Bone Devils lurk. Enjoy Washington’s most unique haunt this year with safety measures in place. Tickets start at $27 and are available online.

Pumpkin carving


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Carve pumpkins with members of your household and display them. If you want to make it a distance-friendly activity, hold the carving outdoors and stay six feet apart.

Go on a haunted hike


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Wear your costume and wander the Wild Walk paths. During the walk, do an online scavenger hunt and solve a mystery. You can also check out magical lights, eerie spiderwebs, glow in the dark eyes, and pumpkins everywhere. Tickets are available online.

Organize an at-home candy scavenger hunt

Think Easter egg hunt, but Halloween. Hide candy around your house and have the kiddos hunt to find as many as possible. They won’t miss trick or treating in the cold when they’re trading their finds on the living-room floor.

Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Loop


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The Woodland Park Zoo has placed pumpkins throughout the one-way loop for guests to enjoy. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and matching mask to check out some perfect pumpkins at the zoo.

The Museum of Fright


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Across the Museum of Flight galleries, you’ll find safe, Halloween-themed games and activities to spark imagination, innovation, and get in the Halloween spirit. Enjoy a ghoul hunt, spooky stories, and mad scientist experiments, and walk out with a treat bag.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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