Best Halloween Events For Kids On Long Island

Halloween Activities For Kids On Long Island

Long Island is home to lots of great Halloween activities. Party like it's 1880, attend a boat burning to commemorate the holiday, as done centuries ago, hear some pirate lore on Fire Island, or sit back and see how far a pumpkin catapults across a field. With a variety of events to choose from, there are ample opportunities to dress the kids in their Halloween costumes all month long. And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide, as well as sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Otto the Ghosts Animated Story
Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury
September 19-November 1, 2015
Take a picture with Otto the Ghost, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. The animated children’s story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family and Halloween cheer. Admission to the show is free and is handicap accessible.

The 1880’s Haunted Halloween
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
October 31-November 1, 2015
Ghost tours, a monster hunt and Jack-O-Lantern carving fill the day! Come in costume and participate in the Rag-A-Muffin parade at 2:30pm.

Halloween Bash at CMEE
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
October 23, 2015, 4pm-6pm
Children will enjoy Halloween games, trick or treating, crafts, a costume contest and more. Advance registration required.

Halloween SpookTacular
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
October 25, 2015
Meet wandering ghostly historical figures of Cold Spring Harbor, including wailing widows, missing sailors, and roving pirates. Kids touch things icky and sticky, dissect owl pellets, and make Halloween crafts at tented activity stations.

Halloween Boat Burning
Long Island Maritime Museum
88 West Avenue, West Sayville
October 30, 2015 (rain date is 10/31/15)
Every year someone donates an old boat to the museum, and it's tradition to burn the vessel in the harbor. At this historical reenactment enjoy entertainment, light refreshments, and a raffle drawing.

Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
October 24, 2015
Enjoy face painting, creepy crafts, and trick-or-treating throughout the museum. 

The Great Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular Sail
Belmont Lake State Park, Exit 38N on Southern State Pkwy, North Babylon
October 24, 2015
Watch your carved pumpkin sail on Belmont Lake. Carved Pumpkin Drop off Time. Free Activities Include: Trick or Treating, Kid Friendly Spooky Den, Halloween Craft, Balloon Twisting, Funny Fotos, Frankinstein on Stilts, Games and more.

Halloween Family Day
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
October 25, 2015
All ages are welcome for this family show featuring a magic show and a prize for best costume.

Ghost Stories & Legends Of Fire Island
Fire Island Lighthouse
1 Burma Road, Fire Island
October 24, 2015
Bundle up the kids, grab some blankets and flashlights, and head to the Lighthouse Terrace to hear tales of spooky happenings along the Barrier Beach. Tower Tours are also available earlier in the evening from 4-6pm.

Pumpkin Park
Adventureland Amusement Park
2245 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale
October 24 & 25, 2015 
Guests of all ages are invited to wear costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating at the park.

Pumpkin Fest
Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank
October 3, 2015
Plenty of family-friendly activities and fun.

Halloween Spooktacular
Once Upon a Treetop
151 Dupont St., Plainview 11801
October 23, 2015, 5pm-7pm
Music, crafts, games, character visits, activities, pizza and juice. Wear costumes and bring socks for children. 

Haunted Hatchery
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
October 24, 2015
Calling all witches, goblins, spiders, and gnomes. Families enjoy a not-too-scary stroll through the Hatchery, along with trick-or-treating, games, crafts, and refreshments.

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
October 31, 2015
Darlings & Divas
65 E Merrick Road, Amityville 11701
Manicures, ghoulish hair, face painting, costumes, goodie bags, pizza and dessert. There are two sessions: 11am and 1:30pm.

Bats, Barnacles & Broomsticks
November 1, 2015
Long Island Aquarium
431 E Main Street, Riverhead
All “buoys” and “ghouls” in costume will get 50% off admission with a paying adult  (one child 12 years and under, per adult). Children will gather sweets and treats with their Safe Trick or Treating throughout the Aquarium. The Unearthing Atlantis Dig will be transformed into a spooktacular haunted house by the amazing special effects team at They will have face painting, craft and game stations, hay rides, pumpkins to paint and more!

Originally published on 10/9/12.