Halloween is a great time to celebrate spooky (non-scary) fun with the whole family! While there are tons of events for adults around the city, from boozy ghost tours to terrifying haunted houses, there’s also plenty of fun for kids!
We put together a list of 10 kid-friendly activities and events for your family this Halloween!
Atlanta has some amazing pumpkin patches that are great for the whole family! Grab some pumpkin themed treats, some amazing fall pictures, and of course, a pumpkin to carve for your porch!
The kids will love walking through the huge patches in search of the perfect pumpkin!
For a list of all the great pumpkin patches in and around Atlanta, check out our roundup!
2. Go Trick-or-Treating at the Children’s Museum in Downtown Atlanta!
The Children’s museum has great events for kids every day, and this season, they’re kicking off Halloween with some spooktacular family fun! For two Saturdays in October from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, get your costume on and head over to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for trick-or-treating and a whole day of fun hands-on play.
They’ll have a live DJ at the CMA stage, candy galore, and more! The Children’s Museum is best suited for children under 9 years old! No adult entry is permitted without a child.
For more information, check out the Children’s Museum Website!
3. Come see The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow!
The Center for Puppetry Arts is putting on a great show for kids to get into the Halloween spirit! This comedic version of the classic tale by Washington Irving focuses on Ichabod Crane, a schoolteacher, as he helps the Headless Horseman find a new head… and a spookier image!
This show is best for children over the age of 4!
For dates and more information about the show, check out the Center for Puppetry Arts’ website!
If you’re looking for a totally unique Halloween extravaganza, head over to Stone Mountain for their pumpkin festival!
During the day, play in the park with attractions, like a huge Pumpkin Festival, a pumpkin pie eating contest, the Scenic Railroad through beautiful autumn in Stone Mountain, Dinosaur Explore, and The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience!
And at night, the lights come on for a dazzling lights show! This year guests can expect a pumpkin drone show, thousands of lights, a massive glowing jack-o-lantern, meet-n-greets with costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs
For more information, check out our article on the event!
5. Get lost in a super fun corn maze!
There are so many corn mazes in and around Atlanta set up for the fall season! Head to one of these amazing farms for a day of family fun: with lots of fall treats, adorable barnyard animals, and of course, the option to navigate your way through a huge corn maze!
- Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze
- Mitcham Farm’s Corn Maze
- Buford Corn Maze (which becomes a haunted corn maze after sunset!)
6. See a Halloween-themed magic show!
The Aurora Theatre is proud to present magician Arthur Atsma for their Children’s Playhouse special Halloween-themed performance! Come to see his incredible, magical show, right before your very eyes!
This magic show is suitable for all ages, and is a total blast!
For more information, check out Aurora Theatre’s website!
7. Get nostalgic and bring the kids to Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Get to see life-sized dinos at this incredible Jurassic World themed immersive experience! As you walk through the amazing park, you’ll get to see the creation lab, where the dinos are made, meet some huge (animatronic and puppet) dinos for a show, and even hear the spooky growls of a terrifying dinosaur lurking in the grass!
Kids will be delighted to see the massive dinosaurs and even pet some friendly baby dinos! This experience does have some huge dinosaurs, but it’s not too scary for kids!
To get tickets, check out Fever’s website!
8. Watch “Trick or Treat Scooby Doo!” at Trilith Studio’s Central Plaza
October 27th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
The REEL Friday kicks off at Trilith Studios on October 27th with a fun-for-the-whole-family showing of “Trick or Treat Scooby Doo!” You’ll get to watch the film from the central plaza on a 25-foot permanent screen with a powerful sound and projection system!
The whole event is free, but bring a chair or a blanket to watch! And feel free to check out the adorable shops and delicious restaurants nearby while you’re there!
For more information, check out their website!
Scarecrows in the Garden is one of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s beautiful annual exhibits. This event brings local artists and businesses together to create beautiful scarecrows, that they then set up in the Botanical Garden. And the best part: you can go see them while you walk through the enchantingly beautiful garden!
Not every ghost tour in the city is super scary! In fact, the Lawrenceville, Georgia Ghost Tour is fun for the whole family! This tour tells tales of local legend and recent paranormal investigations! The incredible cast of storytellers spares no detail!
While this is fun for everyone, if your kids are spooked easily or are super young, it might not be the best fit!