Halloween Haunts for Children

Pumpkin Festivals, Trick-or-Treats, Zoos & More

hh2Looking for kid-safe Halloween entertainment in Los Angeles? There are many Halloween events for children around town. Some are “lights-on” versions of scary night-time events; others are special afternoon or one-day presentations that take place in year-round facilities such as zoos or wildlife stations.

NOTE: The events listed on this page are specifically for children. However, there are many other Halloween attractions in Los Angeles that appeal to children, depending on ther age:

  • There are many Halloween Festivals and Fairs, usually local events, that are designed to appeal to neighborhood families with children.
  • Halloween Home Haunts in Los Angeles are a great way to enjoy the holiday with your children. Most are safe for kids, especially if they are simply decorated yards, without a walk-through maze or actors portraying monsters.
  • The Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation offers Halloween events at several of their centers around town. Check their website for info.
  • Halloween Mazes and Rides frequently present family-friendly matinees on weekend afternoons. Unfortunately, these will usually not be available on Halloween Night.
  • We often add last-minute listings of  Halloween events for children to our news listings on the home page. There you will find one-shot events that do not show up on this page, which features annual recurring events.

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Below are some high-profile Los Angeles Halloween events for children.

Angelino Heights Trick-or-Treating

Angelino Heights Trick-or-Treating

Carroll Avenue and Douglas Street in Angelino Heights Date : Halloween Night This historic Los Angeles neighborhood is famous for its Victorian mansions - perfectly suited for atmospheric yard haunts - which the locals deck out in elaborate displays...
Beverly Hills Witch House Trick-or-Treating

Beverly Hills Witch House Trick-or-Treating

Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue in Beverly Hills Date : Halloween Night Legend has it that costumed children visiting this wealthy neighborhood receive full-sized candy bars and even cash in their trick-or-treat bags on October 31, but we wouldn't co...
Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 www.lazoo.org (323) 644-4200 2015 Dates:  every day in October; extra activities on Saturday and Sunday; trick-or-treating on October 24, 25 & 31. Zoo Hours :...
Brentwood Trick-or-Treating

Brentwood Trick-or-Treating

Brentwood Glen, between Church and Beloit Streets in Brentwood Date : Halloween Night, starting at dusk This upscale neighborhood near the 405 Freeway has a reputation for good candy and decorated homes with spooky Jack O'Lanterns. The nearby Brentwood...
Enchanted Green Hallow's Eve at Star Eco Station

Enchanted Green Hallow's Eve at Star Eco Station

Star Eco Station Environmental Science Museum & Wildlife Rescue Facility 10101 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA Dates : TBA For one weekend every Halloween season, the STAR ECO Station transforms into a magical fairytale palace of trickery,...
Halloween Carnival and Tot Halloween Party

Halloween Carnival and Tot Halloween Party

McCambridge Recreation Center 1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank 91504 www.burbankca.gov 2015 Date : October 31 Hours : Tot Halloween Party: 10-11:30am Halloween Carnival: 6:30-8:30pm Admission : Free The city of Burbank usu...
Halloween Party for Downtown L.A. Kids

Halloween Party for Downtown L.A. Kids

Grand Hope Park at FIDM 919 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015   www.downtownla.com (323) 644-6661 2015 Date : Saturday, October 31, 5-8pm Tickets : $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Children under 2 free The Downtown Center Business Im...
Knott's Spooky Farm

Knott's Spooky Farm

Knotts Berry Farm 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620 2016 Dates & Hours : Weekends in October and Halloween Day, from 10:00am to 5:30pm (regular park hours) Tickets : Included with the price of regular admission. After years of p...
Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA Date:  October 31, 3-6pm Montana Avenue Merchants Association presents this event from 3-6pm on Halloween night. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating all along Montana Avenue, plus all kinds of fun, spooky a...
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

702 North Doheny Drive, West Hollywood Dates : TBA, usually most of October through Halloween Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch offers a variety of kid-friendly activities: petting zoo, "jumpin' pumpkin, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, ...
Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

One Colorado Courtyard & Colorado Boulevard, Old Town Pasadena, CA www.oldpasadena.org 626.356.9725 2016 Dates & Hours: Saturday, October 29, 10am-noon: Pumpkin Decorating at 41 Hugus Alley. Phone: (626) 564-1066 Monday, October...
Riviera Village Trick-or-Treating

Riviera Village Trick-or-Treating

Riviera Village 1799 So. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 www.rivieravillage.org Date & Hours : October 31, 4-6pm It's not the Southern France; it's the South Bay! Designed to simulate the French Riviera, this secluded shopping center...
Scarium of the Pacific Halloween Sleepover

Scarium of the Pacific Halloween Sleepover

Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 AquariumofthePacific.Org (562) 590-3100, ext. 0 Dates & Hours:  Scarium of the Pacific: October 24 & 25, 9am-5pm Halloween Family Sleepover: 5pm on October 30 to 7am ...
Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings

Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings

Kersting Court 51 N Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 Date : Halloween Night East of Pasadena and just below the San Gabriel Mountains, this well-to-do community seems like the last place in Los Angeles for a Halloween event; nevertheless, t...
Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch

Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch

10601 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, CA 91602 Dates : October 1-31 Every year, the Toluca Lake Florist turns into the Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch during the month of October, offering Halloween cheer in the form of a petting zoo and a simple h...
Toluca Lake Trick-or-Treating

Toluca Lake Trick-or-Treating

Ledge Ave and Moorpark Street; Toluca Estates Drive and Valley Spring Lane in Toluca Lake Date : Halloween Night Not far from Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Studios, this neighborhood is understandably inhabited by many people in the film industry, ...
Venice Beach Trick-or-Treating

Venice Beach Trick-or-Treating

Dell and Venice Boulevard in Venice Beach Interested in a haunting seaside experience? Then head over to Venice Beach on Halloween Night! Parking is a nightmare, but your efforts will be rewarded as you traverse bridges over canals and view decorated...

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Some Halloween haunts listed in other sections of the website may be appropriate for families with young children. The haunts below better fit into other categories (e.g., Halloween Theme Parks), but don’t let that scare you from bringing the little ghosts and goblins along.

Burbank Haunted Adventure

Burbank Haunted Adventure

Stough Canyon Nature Center 1335 Lockhead View Drive, Burbank hauntedadventure.info www.burbankca.gov (818) 238-5440 2016 Dates : October 14-15, 22 2016 Theme : Haunted Adventure celebrates its 20th anniversary with "The Unknown." Hours : ...
Disneyland Halloween Time

Disneyland Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802 Disney.go.com/HalloweenTime (714) 781-4565 2016 Dates : September 9 to October 31 New for Halloween 2016 : Disney's Happiest Haunts Tours . For an additional $85, enjoy a two-hour h...
Fall Harvest Festival

Fall Harvest Festival

Forneris Farms, 15200 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Website: www.fornerisfarms.com Dates : annually in October Fall Harvest Fest Hours : Forneris Farms is open daily from 9am to 6pm, but Harvest Fest activities take place only during th...
Heritage Square Museum Halloween & Mourning Tours

Heritage Square Museum Halloween & Mourning Tours

Heritage Square Museum 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031 www.heritagesquare.org (323) 225-2700 2016 Dates : Halloween & Mourning Movie Night: Creature from the Black Lagoon on Saturday, October 16 at 6:30pm Halloween &...
Legoland Brick-or-Treat

Legoland Brick-or-Treat

Legoland California One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA legoland.com/california 949-660-1988 2016 Dates : Saturdays during the Halloween season: October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Hours : Park opens at 10; Brick or Treat runs 5-9pm. Tickets : ...
Revenge of the Ninja Maze and Block Party

Revenge of the Ninja Maze and Block Party

The Way of the Shadow Martial Arts Academy 18727 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance CA 90504 revengeoftheninja.com info@revengeoftheninjamaze.com 310-327-1837 2016 Dates : October 29-31, with a family-friendly block party on Halloween Night only Hours :...
Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt

Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt

Shoreline Village 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach 90802 www.shorelinevillage.com Dates : October 14-16, 20-23, 26-31 Tickets : $5 for the haunted house The annual Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt offers a variety of activities: a...