It’s officially spooky season and Philadelphia is filled with many Halloween events for kids that’s fun for the entire family. From a not-so-scary scarecrow display to places to go trick-or-treating, we’ve got you covered on where to take your mini monsters and goblins. Check out these events happening this October in the city, not to mention they’re all free!
Bring the children to a visit to Peddler’s Village in New Hope, Pa for a family-friendly great time. Now until October 29th, 2023, come see the Scarecrows In The Village display. Indeed, a beloved tradition now in its 44th year, the kids will be amazed at the 100+ scarecrows that line the brick pathway of the autumn village. A true gem indeed, the scarecrows are all handcrafted by Philly residents and organizations and range from funny to scary to even our Philly sports mascots. The display is free and open to the public. Learn more and plan your trip by visiting their official website.
👧 Where: 2400 Street Road, New Hope, PA
Now until the end of October, bring the children, pets, and whole family to Manayunk for a spooky Halloween celebration all month long. Specifically, Fridays & Saturdays in October, visitors can get around Main Street on the free Trick-or-Trolley! The Trick-or-Trolley will stop at several spots including the Manayunk’s spookiest attraction, Lincoln Mill Haunted House. The Trolley will run from the Ivy Ridge Train Station to the movie theatre parking lot, and stop at several different locations in between. The entire loop take about 20 minutes. For times and a full itinerary visit their official website.
👶 Where: 3720 Main St.
If you’re looking for events for kids that has it all, look no further! Grab your costume and bring the entire family to The Philadelphia Museum of Art for a frighteningly fun time! October 27th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. enjoy a spooktacular evening full of not only arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt but also, pumpkin painting, and more. Gather around to hear spooky stories or get your monster boogie on with tunes from a live DJ. After all the fun, grab a bite as Constellation Catering Group is serving up eerie-sistable treats. This event is free with the pay what you wish admission. For full details, visit here.
👦 Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Bring the kids to the majestic, historic village that is Chestnut Hill for a fun, safe, and family-friendly trick-or-treating experience. Sunday October 29th, from 1:00-3:00pm, Halloween On The Hill takes place in Chestnut Hill. Firstly, visit the local shops for fun treats for the kids as they parade up and down in the Halloween’s best. Also, October 27th, 2023 don’t miss the pet Halloween parade that ends with photos and treats for all. For more information on their events for kids visit their official website.
👧 Where: 8514 Germantown Ave
Saturday October 28th, 2023 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. bring the kids to this free immersive experience at Franklin Square. Notably, this event is recommended for children ages 10 and under. Kids visiting Franklin Square can follow the fun map to collect goodies along the way. This event is again free to attend. However, early registration is recommended. Find out more and register by visiting their official website.
👶 Where: 200 N. 6th St