For a kindler, gentler Halloween, try Beardsley Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. Photo by Ally Noel
For a kindler, gentler Halloween, try Beardsley Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. Photo by Ally Noel

Best Halloween Events and Activities for Connecticut Kids

It's come to my attention that Connecticut sort of owns Halloween. Kids and families are never far from a spooky house or hayride, a costume parade, a pumpkin carving event, or a Halloween party. No need to wait all October for one night of pillowcase trick or treating and glow sticks! Read on for your ultimate guide to the good, the even better, and the totally terrifying across the entire state this Halloween season.  Thankfully, many of these festive and spooky events are completely free, saving everyone more money for costumes and candy. 

Be sure to browse our Connecticut Halloween Guide for more ideas for fun this holiday season, and check back with Mommy Poppins in early October for local posts about trunk or treat parties, parades, and more. Happy Halloween!


Pumpkintown USA
93 East High Street Located at Paul's and Sandy's Garden Center
East Hampton, CT 06424

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art
1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike
Oakdale, CT

Walnut Beach Pavilion
113 E Broadway
Milford, CT

Union Square
88 Main Street
Putnam , CT 06260

Boothe Memorial Park & Museum
5744 Main Street Putney
Stratford, CT 06614

Tokeneke Elementary School
7 Old Farm Road
Darien , CT 06820

Ballard Park
Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512

Essex Steam Train
One Railroad Avenue
Essex, 06426

Railroad Museum of New England
242 East Main Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road
East Windsor, CT

Buttonwood Farm
473 Shetucket Turnpike
Griswold, CT 06351

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT 06455

Foster Family Farm
90 Foster Street
South Windsor, CT 06074

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Rd
Stamford, CT 06903

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06610

Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06610

New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT

Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Wolcott Street
1058 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, CT 06705

Fairview Tree Farm
2 Saw Mill City Rd
Shelton, CT 06484

Dark Manor
25 Main Steet
Baltic, CT 06330

New London Waterfront Park
1 Water Street
New London, CT

Harrybrooke Park
100 Still River Drive
New Milford, CT

Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall St.
Norwalk, CT 06851

Burr Homestead
739 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

XPeriment Virtual Reality
100 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT

Lake Compounce
186 Enterprise Drive
Bristol, CT 06010

Church of Christ
1264 High Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT 06903

Rowayton Community Center
33 Highland Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06853

Darien Fire Station
848 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

West Hartford Center & Blue Back Square
50 S. Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Columbus Park
Main St
Stamford, CT