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Seattle Halloween Kids Guide 2019

by Kim (follow)
What's On for Kids in Seattle this Halloween

As October nears to an end, yards grow cobwebs and giant spiders, doorsteps sprout pumpkins, and Halloween celebrations start up here, there and everywhere. Here is a list of ways you can celebrate with daytime family fun and nighttime entertainment around town for Halloween. There is something for everyone!

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish becomes a haunted zone over three weekends plus the two nights closest to Halloween. Families can opt for a family scare geared for younger children, or a full scare set for horror-minded teens and adults.



When: Friday through Sunday October 11-27 and October 30 and 31. Family scare is 7 p.m. Ė 7:45 p.m. and Full Scare starts at 8 p.m
Where: Beaver Lake Ballfield (follow the spotlight). 2526 244th Avenue SE, Sammamish
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Family scare is $12. Full scare is $20
More Info: Visit the Nightmare at Beaver Lake website to purchase tickets

Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash & Trick-or-Treating

Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo this Halloween. Discover a repertoire of animal behavior as hippos, bears, Malayan tigers, lemurs, and other animals crunch, smash or stomp on pumpkins! One costumed kid 12 and under gets in free with a paying adult.

Image: zoo.org/events


Zoomazium, the zooís indoor nature play space, will be transformed into Boomazium featuring costume parades every hour, Instagramable Halloween-themed moments #Boomazium, lots of spooky and fun displays, games and activities.

When: Saturday, October 26 from 9:30am - 3pm
Where: Woodland Park Zoo. 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE with Zoo admission or membership. Zoo admission: Children $10.50. Adults (13 ) $15.50
More Info: Visit the Woodland Park Zoo website for more info and to purchase admission tickets

KidsQuest Childrenís Museum Halloween Spooktacular

Come to the museum in costume, make pumpkin play dough, decorate sugary treats, and experiment with mysterious mixology.

Head to the Children's Museum for a spooktacular day of mysterious mixology, precarious potions, and daring drawing. Form potions that bubble, swirl, and change color. Identify poisonous and non-poisonous plants and animals. Help create melted masterpieces and then produce your own daring drawing device. Make your own pumpkin play dough to take home, plus shop in the Mysterious Mercantile for pumpkin parts.

Image: kidsquestmuseum.org/event/halloween-spooktacular


When: Sunday, October 27 from 10am - 5pm
Where: KidsQuest. 1116 108th Ave NE Bellevue
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $15
More Info: Visit the KidsQuest Children's Museum website for more info and to purchase tickets

Halloween at the Aquarium

Head to the Aquarium for creepy games and activities, face painting, fun treats and two kinds of pumpkin carving demonstrations on land with master carver Russ Leno and underwater with Aquarium divers.

Image: seattleaquarium.org/events/aquarium-halloween


Join in the neighborhood fun with Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront on Sunday 27 from midday until 4pm.

When: October 26 & 27 from 9:30amĖ5pm
Where: Seattle Aquarium. 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle
Ages: All Ages.
Cost: Children 3 & under are FREE. Youth (4-12) $24.95. Adults (13 ) $34.95. Save $2 by purchasing online
More Info: Visit the Aquarium website for the daily schedule and to purchase tickets.

KEXP Halloween Kids Dance Party

On Saturday KEXP will be hosting a Halloween Kids Dance Party with fun and dancing for the whole family, featuring music by KEXP DJs Atticus and Abbie. Patchwerks will also be showing families how to make spooky sounds on synths and the theremin. Costumes are encouraged!

Image: kexp.org/events


When: Saturday, October 26 from 10am - 2pm
Where: KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N Seattle
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $10. "Babes in arms" are free
More Info: Visit the KEXP website for more info. Click here to purchase tickets

Hilloween Carnival at Capitol Hill

Hilloween, Capitol Hillís favorite kid-friendly Halloween event is back again this year. The indoor kidís carnival is an afternoon of fun Circus-themed activities, carnival games, and live performances. The carnival concludes with the signature costume parade and trick-or-treating with participating merchants along the Broadway Ave corridor.

Image: Hilloween Facebook Page


When: Saturday, October 26 from 12pm - 3pm. Trick or Treat begins from 3pm
Where: Mitchell Activity Center at Seattle Central College. 1718 Broadway, Seattle
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE
More Info: Visit the Hilloween Facebook Page

Wild Waves Theme & Water Park Fright Fest

An event for all ages, the Fright Fest is family by day, fright by night! Kids can even wear costumes to a creepy, crawly, fall Wild Waves event. There will be rides for all ages, haunted houses, and the scare-free Booville for younger children.

Image: wildwaves.com


When: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October. Daytime activities for younger kids from 12pm - 6pm
Where: Wild Waves Theme & Water Park. 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Tickets range from $17-$29
More Info: Visit the Wild Waves website for more info

Watch the Abominable Movie!

Why not take the family to see the new Abominable movie at a theater nearest to you? This animated adventure is sweet and entertaining enough to keep the whole family amused, educate them a bit about Chinese culture, and underline the importance of family, friendship, and teamwork.

Image: dreamworks.com/movies/abominable


View theater session times here.

Looking for more Halloween fun?
Visit this pumpkin carving page with information about the history of jack-o-lanterns, basic instructions for carving pumpkins, and plenty of tips for carving simple to elaborate, professional-looking pumpkins.
Check out this big list of Halloween haunted houses and corn mazes, with mostly very scary attractions intended for adults and teens who like to be scared out of their wits. Seriously scared. Most cost more than $15 per person, though there are some that are in the $10-$15 range.
For the athletes, the West Seattle Monster Dash is a 5K run/walk with costume contest, kidsí dash and new Family Fun Zone at Lincoln Park.
For the littlies, head to Spooky Stories: Halloween Storytime for kids up to 8 years old at Southwest Library at 3:30 pm on Halloween.
If youíre ready to start mapping out your familyís trick-or-treat route, check out this list of favorite places to fill those buckets and pillowcases with sweet treats.
Every year, the Northwest Railway Museum hosts the two-hour Halloween Storytelling Train event. The train will take you to North Bend and the Museum's history center. There will be Halloween story times and activities at the Train Shed Exhibit Building during train stops.
Put on your best costume and visit Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for a fun, fall-themed weekend. You can watch animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative their keepers are at designing their jack-o-lanterns!
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