Westchester's Top Halloween Events and Haunted Houses for Kids

Think you can handle the Creepy Morgue at Playland or survive the Haunt at Rocky Ledge? Whether you’re local or a daytripper, Westchester is a hot spot of exciting and fun (and terrifying!) Halloween happenings for children. We've collected some of the best frights, as well as a few ideas better suited for the younger ghouls.  

If you’re looking for even more events ranging on the horror meter, check out the legendary Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze (it sells out quickly!) or visit some of the other must-see Halloween doings for kids in Westchester and the rest of the Lower Hudson Valley. (Many of those events are better suited for the younger crowd.)

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