Celebrate with the family at Manayunk's Halloween. Photo by JPGPhotography.com
Celebrate with the family at Manayunk's Halloween. Photo by JPGPhotography.com

Free Halloween Events Near Philly for Kids & Families

Children throughout the Philadelphia area await Halloween with anticipation. After all, how often do Philly kids get to pretend to be their favorite superhero, princess, or storybook character, and get free candy? Nothing could be better. We've rounded up Halloween events near Philly that are completely FREE, marking a win for parents, too.

Even though Halloween is only one night and this year the recommendations are to not venture out in the same way as before, there are ways to make use of those costumes. Many of these venues offer entertainment for toddlers to big kids and teens. Many events distribute treats, and most encourage kids to wear costumes.

And make sure to visit our top 40+ Halloween events in the Philly area for more spooky fun in 2020.

Places featured in this article:


Penn Township Park
upcoming events
(Thu Jun 17, 2021 - Thu Aug 19, 2021) Summer Fun Days

Peddler's Village
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021) Strawberry Festival

Franklin Square
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 10, 2021 - Thu Sep 30, 2021) Franklin Square Fountain Show
(Thu May 13, 2021 - Thu May 27, 2021) Storytime in the Square

Peace Valley Nature Center
upcoming events
(Wed Apr 14, 2021 - Wed Jun 9, 2021) Kids Yoga

Pennypack Environmental Center

East Passyunk Avenue Business District
Storytime in the Square
Franklin Square - 11:00 AM Pick
Six Flags Great Adventure Coaster Power Hours
Six Flags Great Adventure - various times Pick
Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers at Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Kennett Square Story Stroll
Work2gether - 7:00 AM
Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Age
The Philadelphia Zoo - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides