Halloween Fun for LI Kids in the Hamptons & North Fork

Ghouls, goblins and scary get-ups are all the rage this time of year. On the East End of Long Island, there are as many ways to celebrate Halloween as there are seeds in a pumpkin. From the North Fork to the South, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites just in time for the holiday. Here you’ll find haunted houses, spooky walks, parties and even trick-or-treating tips to keep your young ones in the spirit of the season.

And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide.

Through Nov. 1
Darkside Haunted House -
Wading River
5184 Route 25A, 631-369-7227
At 14,000 square feet of heart-stopping haunts, Darkside is among the most popular haunted attractions on Long Island. The house features 30 frightful scenes, both indoors and out. Be warned, however: It is not for young children; tweens and older please.

Thursday, Oct. 15
Rocking with Ghouls and Ghosts
- Quogue
Quogue Library
90 Quogue Street, 631-653-4224
With a little paint and some imagination, kids learn how to turn rocks into Halloween-related characters such as ghouls, ghosts and jack-o-lanterns.

Friday, Oct. 23
CMEE Halloween Party
- Bridgehampton
Children’s Museum of the East End
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, 631-537-8250
The Children’s Museum’s annual Halloween party features games, trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, a costume contest and more. Advance registration is required as the event sells out quickly.

Friday, Oct. 23-Saturday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 30
Wildlife Refuge Spooky Walk
- Quogue
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 Old Country Road, 631-653-4771
The refuge’s trails are transformed into a boulevard of ghouls and goblins. For children 7 and older.

Sunday Oct. 25
“Bug” Lighthouse Halloween Party
East End Seaport Museum
Third Street, 631-477-2100
Costume contests, lighthouse ghost stories and more make this family party one of the can’t-miss Halloween events on the North Fork.

Friday, Oct. 30-Sunday, Nov. 1
Edgar Allan Poe Festival
Downtown Riverhead goes Gothic in the second annual celebration of the great American writer, featuring storytelling, spooky stage shows, costumed performers among more.

Friday, Oct. 30
Haunted Path and Ghoulish Game Night -
Southampton Youth Services
1370A Majors Path, 631-287-1511
Kids can navigate a haunted path full of ghouls and spooks. Afterward, enjoy fun activities, including a mummy race, zombie basketball, ghost dodgeball and more.

Saturday, Oct. 31
Spooky Hike And Seek
- Montauk
Camp Hero State Park
1898 Montauk Highway, 631-668-2554
Naturalists lead a scavenger hunt for spooky items through the park. Costumes are recommended and trick-or-treating follows.

Halloween Pet Parade - Southampton
91 Jobs Lane, 631-287-2352
Bring your pet (in costume or not) to downtown Southampton and show off your Halloween spirit. Prizes are awarded and there will be plenty of rescue dogs for adoption. Proceeds benefit Southampton Animal Shelter.

Trunk or Treat - Southampton
Southampton Youth Services
1370A Majors Path, 631-287-1511
Decorate your car and treat area kids to some Halloween fun. Kids trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk as the Southampton Town Youth Bureau transforms the youth center into a haunted house.

Photo: Southampton Youth Services

Darkside Haunted House

5184 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792

Quogue Library
90 Quogue Street
Quogue, NY 11959

Children’s Museum of the East End
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959

East End Seaport Museum
Third Street
, NY 11944

Downtown Riverhead
Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Southampton Youth Services

1370A Majors Path
Southampton, NY 11969

Camp Hero State Park
1898 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

Little Lucy's Canine Couture
91 Jobs Lane
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