Brick or Treat thrills with candy, rides, and Legos. Photo courtesy of Legoland, California
Brick or Treat thrills with candy, rides, and Legos. Photo courtesy of Legoland, California

Best Things To Do in Los Angeles in October 2021 with Kids

There are some major treats in store for Los Angeles families this October. One of the most exciting is that families can now visit the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures—a love letter to our hometown art form. And just like at its next-door neighbor LACMA, kids can get in free. We were honored to be among the first to visit this incredible new spot, which includes a stunning opening exhibit featuring the work of Hayao Miyazaki, and can tell you one day isn't nearly enough to take it all in. 

Also, I have this weird feeling like there's something else going on in October. An odd, creepy-crawly chills up my spine sensation, like I'm going to be going about my own business, just doing everyday autumnal things, when all of a sudden—BOO! Happily, it looks like the fright-tivities won't be limited to virtual events this year. Kids can boo at the zoo, pick pumpkins, trick-or-treat at theme parks, and so much more.

Keep reading for some of the trickiest treats on tap for Los Angeles families this October, and don't forget to check our Fall Fun Guide for all the amazing fall festivals, day trips, and more great things to do in Los Angeles with kids this fall!

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Reyes Adobe Park and throughout Agoura Hills

Multiple Venues in Pasadena

Multiple Hubs, including Mariachi Plaza

Seoul International Park

OC Fair & Event Center

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Banc of California Stadium
Kids Club at the Lakes
The Lakes at Thousand Oaks - 10:00 AM Pick
Kids Club Palisades Village
Palisades Village - 10:00 AM Pick
International Sloth Day at the Cayton Museum
Cayton Children's Museum - 2:30 PM Pick
Annual Pumpkin Festival Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes - 8:00 AM
Underwood Family Farms' Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides