Photo of Halloween in Manayunk by JPG Photography
Photo of Halloween in Manayunk by JPG Photography

25 Not-So-Scary Halloween Activities for Philly Area Kids

For most, Halloween is an exciting time of year filled with sweet treats and an excuse to dress up as a favorite superhero or princess. However, some Halloween fun can be a bit unsettlingly for little ones. Spooky costumes and scary decorations can leave young children (and even some older ones) frightened and rattled. So, if your family is looking for Halloween fun without the spook, look no further. Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has rounded up some of the area's best seasonal fun without the scare factor. From train rides to scavenger hunts to amusement park fun, there is something to suit the kids in your crew.

Be sure to browse our recently published Ultimate Guide to Halloween Fun and Free Halloween Fun in the Delaware Valley with additional ideas. For now, read on for our top Not So Scary Halloween activities.


Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047

Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063

Shady Brook Farms
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Freddy Hill Farms
1440 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401

Hagley Museum
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19807

The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Barns Visitor Center
1736 Creek Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

The Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802

Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cedar Grove Barn
100 Cedar Grove Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Headhouse Square
200 Pine St (2nd and Lombard Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Downtown Manayunk
4312 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12st
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Downtown Narberth
Forrest Ave & Haverford Ave,
Narberth, PA 19072

Peace Valley Nature Center
170 N. Chapman Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901

Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103

Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE 19808

Herr's Snack Factory
Route 1 and 272
Nottingham, PA