There is a little something for everyone in Fairfield County this October. From trick-o-treating on a farm, to getting up-close and personal with real life creepy crawlies, these family friendly activities will leave you with a little more treats than tricks. My three year old daughter loves almost everything about Halloween except that she is absolutely terrified of things that go bump in the night. Now that the haunting season is upon us, check out the following activities around Fairfield County that are best suited for a younger crowd.
Boo at the Zoo - Bridgeport
Beardsey's annual fun event for kids ages 8-15 years old. Attractions include a haunted hay-ride, Farmer Beardsley's Farmstand and the Ghastly Greenhouse. For the little ones, there are magic shows, face painting and dancers as well.
Trick Or Treat on Heckscher Farm - Stamford
Follow the clues of this kid-friendly scavenger hunt through Heckscher Farm from 1 pm. to 3 pm. There are six trick or treat stations. Remember to bring a bag to collect your treats as you walk around the farm.
Halloween Spooktacular at the New Canaan Nature Center - New Canaan
Spiders! Bats! and Snakes! Oh My! Get in touch with your wild side this Halloween at the New Canaan Nature Center’s Halloween Spooktacular. End your night enjoying a treat roasting a marshmallow around a roaring campfire. Even runs from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. This year will include the First Annual Jack-o-Lantern carving contest. This is an all ages program.
Aqua-Scarium at the Maritime Aquarium - Norwalk
Come on down to the Aqua-Scarium! From 10 am to 5 pm children in costume will receive FREE admission with a paying adult. Children will be able to trick or treat and lots of other safe and not scary fun.
Spooktacular! Discovery Museum and Planetarium - Bridgeport
Come to the Planetarium from 10 am to 4 pm and see a variety of very unique Halloween themed events. There will be a STEM-team pumpkin chunkin' event, spooky hands-on science experiments, story time and a Mad Science live demonstration. There will also be a costume parade.
Photo courtesy Ally Noel
Originally published 10/1/12.