Family Friendly Halloween Activities in South Florida

VW South Florida is back with fun, family-friendly, Halloween events near you.

Billed as South Florida’s #1 Halloween Event & Fall Festival, The Haunt is a themed walk-through at Tree Tops Park in Davie. Beginning October 8th, it will be open Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. There will be multiple themed trails throughout 500,000 square feet of the park. Each trail is different and takes about 15-20 minutes to walk through. The walks just after dusk are fit for families (even kids under 13), while the later times are scarier. There’s also food (by way of food trucks), beer, wine and live entertainment. The Fall Festival portion will be open Oct. 22nd and 29th at 3pm with additional vendors, games, photo ops and activities suitable for entire families. Learn more at

Boo Bash at the Pompano Community Park is FREE fun for the whole family. It features a haunted maze, costume contest, carnival rides, a photo booth, characters for photo ops, games, a fortune teller and trick-or-treat opportunities. No tickets required; just be there on October 28th from 5pm-10pm.

In West Palm Beach, families can enjoy Spookyville in Yesteryear Village. This is touted as “an old-fashioned Halloween for families and children 10 and under, offers a full array of safe trick or treats, kiddie train, costume contests, games, and more!” Spookyville takes place October 21-23 & October 29-31 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. It’s a safe place for young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy a family-friendly Halloween.

At Animal Edventure in Boynton Beach, it’s their 3rd annual Spooky Safari and Pumpkin Patch September 17-October 31. There’s an hour and a half walking tour / safari and a huge covered pumpkin patch. There will be a petting zoo and a chance to feed some of their amazing animals including: sloths, kangaroos, lemurs, skunks and more! Enjoy food, drinks, a hay maze and photo ops with animals.

An “immersive Autumn pop-up” in Miami is Hay Maze Miami. Navigate a 6000 sq. ft. hay maze in Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Perfect family fun with spooky surprises sprinkled with Instagram-worthy photo ops. A beer garden tempts the adults while a leaf pit at the center of the maze is a fun experience for the kids. A variety of treat stations will be available including cupcakes, snow cones and pumpkin-themed snacks. Visit Hay Maze Miami for more information and to buy tickets.

The Miami Children’s Museum is featuring its 12th Annual Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash on Sunday, October 16th. It’s an opportunity to trick-or-treat through 17 galleries at Miami’s Children’s Museum. There will be Halloween-themed arts and crafts, lunch, a haunted house and character meet & greets. Buy tickets here.

Want to get your four-legged friends involved this Halloween? Consider Howl-o-ween at Pinecrest Gardens. Saturday, October 29th, this event features a costume contest for puppies and their humans, plus a Doggie Fun Zone agility course, a Kids’ Zone as well as food, drinks and live entertainment. The Pinecrest Gardens website has more information.

Additional local events include:
Spooky Wonderland in Tropical Park
Flippers Fall Festival at Miami Seaquarium
Horrorland Scream Park at Jungle Island
Haunted Hammock at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Wicked Manors in Wilton Manors

And remember, you don’t have to be scared to get yourself a new Volkswagen! Trade up before Halloween for a spooktacular deal! Visit a VW South Florida dealership today!

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