October GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids This Month

Fun Events for Families in Philadelphia PA

Fall is officially here! And that means we've got plenty of apple picking, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and more. Halloween is just around the corner and we have no shortage of fun activities. Whether you're looking to get some extra use out of those costumes, find a great place to trick-or-treat, get scared at a spooky haunted house, or try your luck at a haunted escape room, you can find just about anything in our Halloween Guide.

1. Pumpkin Playground - Longwood Gardens
September 29 - November 4, 2018
Play in the Pumpkin Playground at Longwood Gardens. Children can see and touch the pumpkins while grown ups can take plenty of fall photos in the pumpkin patch. Be sure to check out Longwood's largest pumpkin on display, weighing in at more than 800 pounds.

2. Spooky Mini Golf - Philadelphia
Fridays - Sundays, October 5-28, 2018
Every October weekend until Halloween, Franklin Square's mini golf gets a spooky make-over. Golfers can expect eerie music, creepy lights, and fog

3. The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience - Philadelphia
Thursdays - Sundays, October 4-28, 2018
THE GLOW is a family-friendly event which offers a unique experience featuring a trail filled with over 5,000 hand carved jack o’ lanterns. Guests can expect fall foods, live demonstrations with carvers, and amazing pumpkin photo opportunities.

4. Candlelight Ghost Tours - Philadelphia
Fridays and Saturdays, October 12-28, 2018, plus October 31, 2018
Fort Mifflin is know to be one of the most haunted sites in the country and during this event, guests can learn of the TRUE stories of paranormal activity experienced by decades of visitors and staff. There are no decorations, no blood, just real ghosts. The tours are slated as being best for children aged 8 and up.

5. Trick-or-Treat Trains - New Hope
Fridays - Sundays, October 12-28, 2018, plus select other days
Climb aboard the train at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad for a 45-minute trick-or-treat train ride. Kids are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat around the New Hope train station for candy and assorted toys.

6. Boo at the Zoo - Norristown
Saturdays and Sundays, October 13-21, 2018
Wear your favorite Halloween costume and trick-or-treat throughout the Elmwood Park Zoo. Kids can expect a costume contest as well as live entertainment which varies weekend to weekend.

7. Witches & Wizards Weekend - Chestnut Hill
October 20, 2018
Chestnut Hill welcomes families to the inaugural Witches & Wizards weekend. Saturday offers spooktacular entertainment and family-friendly activities in a whimsical community setting. Activities include the 9th Annual Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tourament, Woodmere Art Museum's Straw Maze, crafts, live circus performers, an archery range, Mad Science demos, and hayrides.

8. All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival - Schwenksville 
October 20, 2018
What could be better than visiting Pennypacker Mills for an All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival? The whole family can climb aboard the hay wagon and take a scenic ride on the tractor pulled hayride through the meadow. Then, kids can pick their favorite pumpkin and paint it any way they like. Visit the craft tent to make some over-the-top fall kid crafts to take home and share. Try shucking dried corn and working the cider press just as farmers did over 100 years ago! Jump in the huge hay pile to round out the fun.

9. Healthy Halloween - Philadelphia
October 27, 2018
On the last Saturday of October each year, Smith hosts a Healthy Halloween event geared towards children 10 and under. Guests come in costume and enjoy healthy snacks, games, and crafts. This event requires tickets.

10. Philly Farm & Food Fest - Philadelphia
October 28, 2018
The annual Philly Farm & Food Fest is back! Guests can expect to see 150 farms, food artisans, experts, and chefs at this unique experience. In addition, guests can taste exhibitor samples, meet local chefs, and see farm animals.

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