Trick-or-treating, pumpkin carvings, costume parties… these are all classic activities of the spooky season that fill kids with delight year after year. If you and your family are searching for some kid-friendly fun this October, you won’t have to look far! Dallas is home to various monthly festive events that will fill the whole family with Halloween cheer. From haunted houses to kid-friendly movie nights, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. So get ready to put on your costumes and join us in exploring the spookiest holiday celebrations Dallas offers this October!
Tricks and Treats- Sea Life
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, TX 76051
This Halloween, join Serafina the Sea Witch for a thrilling underwater adventure! She loves to keep her home in the ocean safe and healthy, so she has created some magical challenges for young adventurers to join her brave ocean-fighting crew.
Are you ready to accept the challenge? Solve Serafina’s ‘splash-tastic’ puzzles while learning all about the fascinating creatures that make the ocean their home. Earn some fun SEA LIFE Halloween treats as you go, and see if you can complete your activity sheet! It will be a spooky yet family-friendly time, so dive into the ocean with us – we bet it’ll be an unforgettable experience! visitsealife.com
Brick or Treat: The Great Monster Chase
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
It’s time to get ready for some fun! On Halloween, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Ft. Worth is throwing a Brick-or-Treat Monster Party, and you’re on the guest list! Come dressed in your favorite costume and explore the spooky decorations while enjoying the amazing LEGO® activities. Then take part in the ultimate Halloween tradition with a special screening of The Great Monster Chase – a LEGO® 4D Halloween Movie.
With all this excitement, it’s sure to be the best Halloween party ever! Don’t miss out – join the Monsters and bring your best Monster moves with you. legolanddiscoverycenter.com
Trick or Treat Trail
1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy
McKinney, TX, 75069
Gather your family and friends and indulge in spooky fun this Halloween season! Towne Lake Park is hosting a Trick or Treat trail from 3 – 6 p.m., followed by a concert that starts at 7 p.m. Let your furry family members join the festivities and compete in the costume contest to win prizes!
The Contest will begin with the pets category at 3:30 p.m., Individual Adults at 4:00 p.m., Individual Youth at 4:30 p.m., and ends with the Group category at 5:30 p.m. All contestants must be present at the stage 15 minutes before participating. Afterward, enjoy carnival rides, food trucks, and plenty more. mckinneytexas.org/2210/Halloween-Events
Spooky STEM Science
300 N Allen Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Spark your children’s curiosity this Halloween with a thrilling STEM science event happening on October 26! Kids in grades 4-6 can participate in fun, spooky experiments and explore their imaginations. From interactive exhibits to indoor educational activities, there are many ways to keep the whole family engaged and learning new things together!
Enjoy museums, theaters, and other wonderful places throughout Dallas that will bring smiles to kids and adults alike. With so much to do and explore, Educational Places to Visit with Kids in Dallas is the perfect destination for an entertaining and educational day out for the entire family! cityofallen.org
Cinema Safari: Hocus Pocus
1701 N 4th St
Waco, TX 76707
Are you seeking a unique and magical way to spend an evening with your loved ones? Then join the Cameron Park Zoo on October 27 for Cinema Safari! This bewitching good time will feature an outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus in the Meadows area. Bring your power chairs, blankets, and snacks for a fun-filled night under the stars.
And after you’ve taken in the sights on the big screen, why not capture some of those precious memories forever? Dallas has many beautiful and spectacular places perfect for snapping stunning family photos. From hidden gems to iconic spots, there’s something for everyone in our list of Best Places to Take Great Family Photos in Dallas. Get ready to make lasting memories with your loved ones and say “cheese”! cameronparkzoo.com/event/cinema-safari-hocus-pocus/
Ennis Autumn Daze
201 NW Main St.
Ennis, TX 75119
Are you looking for something fun this fall? Look no further than the 21st Annual Ennis Autumn Daze in historic downtown Ennis! Celebrate the changing of the leaves with friends and family from October 27th to 29th. We’re featuring live music, a hay maze, carnival rides, a pumpkin patch, a cornhole tournament, and more!
Check out our website for the full event schedule and admission details. Plus, we have free parking conveniently located at McKinney High School. Join us for an unforgettable Fall experience! visitennistexas.com/ennisautumn
Boo at the Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Get ready for a spook-tacular day full of family fun at Boo at the Zoo! Little ghouls and ghosts can enjoy trick-or-treating, themed entertainment, animal shows, and more on October 27 – 29. This Halloween event is free of charge with Zoo admission or membership, perfect for creating lasting memories with the entire family.
And don’t forget to explore all the educational places in Dallas that will entertain the whole family and learn something new! From interactive museum exhibits to entertaining, educational spaces, there’s no end to the amazing places you can discover with kids. Even adults will find plenty to keep them engaged, too! Get ready for a day of family fun and education in Dallas this Halloween season. fortworthzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo
6911 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75209
Get ready for an out-of-this-world Halloween celebration at the Frontiers of Flight Museum! On Saturday, October 28th, join us for our annual Sci-Fi-themed event. Little ones and grownups can experience exciting science experiments, create fun take-home crafts, explore a portable planetarium, and meet some of their favorite sci-fi characters! It’ll be a spooky and thrilling adventure for all ages, so don’t miss out on the fun!
Dallas Día de Los Muertos Parade and Festival
1500 Marilla St
Dallas, TX 75201
Join the exciting fun of the Dallas Día de Los Muertos Parade and Festival on October 28. The parade will start at Dallas City Hall and wind its way through downtown on S. Griffin Street and Commerce Street before ending at Dallas City Hall. Get ready to be dazzled by a joyful procession full of mesmerizing Catrinas, horses, dance troupes, music, floats, and intricately designed costumes.
After the parade, there will still be much family fun with live entertainment, tasty food vendors, delightful arts and crafts, and more! Don’t miss out on this fantastic event – bring your friends and family and experience it yourself! eventbrite.com/e/2023-dallas-dia-de-muertos-paradedesfile-tickets-674699001877
6th Annual Trunk or Treat
2100 Huntingdon Ave
Dallas, TX 75203
Come one, come all! On October 28th, Bonnieview Park will become a spooktacular wonderland to celebrate the 6th Annual Trunk or Treat. Enjoy delicious treats, exciting games, and terrific prizes. With candy abound, it’s sure to be a sweet experience for all!
We’re also inviting everyone to participate in our costume contest—show off your best costumes, and you could be one of the six lucky winners to take home a special award. Best of all, there’s no cost to join in the fun! So don’t miss out on this opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime! eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-trunk-or-treat-tickets-569999883997
With so many kid-friendly events in Dallas this October, there’s no better way to spend quality time with your family. Whether you’re looking for Halloween fun, outdoor activities, or something new and exciting, you’ll find it all right here in the city. So go ahead and gather the family and make some special memories – you won’t regret it!