Family-Friendly Fall Fun!

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Looking for some family activities to put you in the fall spirit? Look no further than this list! We’ve rounded up some fun activities, appropriate even for the littlest members of your family.

If there’s an event in your area of Central Florida, feel free to share the details in the comments!

Happy Fall!

On-Going Events

Long & Scott Farms Corn Maze

Mt. Dora
Saturday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Dec. 15
Scott’s Maze Adventures is open for the general public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Last admission is sold at 3 p.m. both days. Tuesdays and Fridays are reserved for groups of 20 or more. Reservations are required.

Santa’s Tree Forest — A Lot of Pumpkins

Eustis
Weekends through October, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Aside from loads of pumpkins, there is a maze, horse rides, hay rides, the bounce pillow and kiddie tram rides, and more! Admission is free, some events have a fee.

A Petrified Forest Kid’s Day

Altamonte Springs
Saturday, Oct. 12
This haunted outdoor trail is not just for adults — Costume contest, Arts & Crafts, Trick or Treat through the trail, Bouncy House and Slide, Food, Fun, Games, Prizes!

Lake Mary Museum Ghost Walk

Lake Mary History Museum, Lake Mary
Saturday, Oct. 12 & 19, 6:30 p.m.
Take a stroll down a haunted lane and hear spooky tales told by local storytellers. Tour takes approximately 45 minutes.
Reservations are required, 407-535-1481

Winter Springs Hometown Harvest

Winter Springs Town CenterSaturday, Oct. 12 from 5-9 p.m.
Fall themed event capturing the essence of a small town, with free pumpkin painting and hayrides, live music and dancing.
Free and open to the public.

Zoo Boo Bash

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Sanford
Saturday, Oct. 19 & Sunday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Trick-or-treat in the wildest place in town during ZOO Boo Bash. It’s safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goodie bags and wear costumes for trick-or-treat stations. If you forget your costume, our face painter will help you fit right in. Take a hayride or learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals.
Included in cost of regular zoo admission.

Haunted Halloween

Osceola County Historical Society
Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
Family-friendly lantern lit tour through the village or a scary walk through the woods. Also enjoy s’mores, kid’s crafts and Halloween-themed movies.

Halloween Hustle

Baldwin Park
Thursday, Oct. 24, 5-10 p.m.
Event features a 5K run/walk (6:30 p.m.) , Kids’ Fun Run (5:45 p.m.) and Halloween party with activities for adults and children alike. From trick-or-treating and Halloween-themed carnival games to live entertainment, food trucks and adult beverages for those over 21, the frightening festivities are fit for all ages. Costumes for the evening are strongly encouraged.

Halloween Carnival of Screams

Riverside Park, Oviedo
Friday, Oct. 25* and Saturday, Oct. 26, 5-10 p.m.Costume contests, games, music, hay ride, haunted house!
*Friday evening event is Haunted House Only, 6-10 p.m.

Kid’s Trick or Treat on Park Ave.

Park Avenue, Winter Park
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Children are invited to dress in their costumes and Trick or Treat at the participating merchants on Park Avenue.

Spooktacular

Avalon Park
Saturday, Oct. 26, 5-9 p.m.
Includes a costume parade, trick or treating and haunted house!

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

Orange County Regional History Center
Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Young ghouls and goblins enjoy four floors of trick or treating and pumpkin decorating in the pumpkin patch along with creepy crafts, games, ghost hunting, haunted maze, and scavenger hunt! Ages 12 and under welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.
Free and open to the public.

Spooky Skate

RDV Sportsplex, Orlando
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4:45 p.m.
Event features a costume contest, candy, games, and much more Halloween fun.
$10.65, includes admission, skate rental and tax.

Casper’s Friendly Halloween Party

Enzian Theater, Winter Park
Sunday, Oct. 27. Lunch begins at 11 a.m., Film at 1:30 p.m.
Bring all your friends (even your spirit ones) for a costume party featuring CASPER (100 min), the delightful family comedy. Before sitting down to enjoy the film, dress your little ghouls in costume and join us for a delicious BBQ lunch, carnival games, and fun the whole family will enjoy!
Movie and Party Package, $15. Film only, $5 for kids 12 and under, $8 adults.

City of Lake Mary Halloween Spooktacular

Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall, Lake Mary
Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Trick or Treating, plus other Halloween activities!
Free and open to the public

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park

Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
Thursday, Oct. 31, 5-9 p.m.
The 18th Annual Halloween event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to local children, plus a costume contest. Free and open to the public.

Fall Fiesta in the Park

Lake Eola, Orlando
Saturday, Nov. 2 & Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kids zone includes face painting, bounce houses, live music and more!

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4 Responses to Family-Friendly Fall Fun!

  1. Kristen E Scruggs October 8, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Great article – thanks for all the ideas! I love October 🙂

  2. kat October 8, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Winter Springs Festival of the Arts oct 19th & 20th

    facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WSFOTA

  3. pab1960 October 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    Great article! Another great place is http://www.stanleypondfarm.net
    located in Astatula, FL

  4. Sarah October 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Just learned of this one: https://www.facebook.com/events/703403943022830/

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