Fun Halloween Activities for the Family

A few weeks ago, we posted about exciting and creative Halloween costumes to suit the entire family. Hopefully you and yours are planning to hit the streets and enjoy some sweet treats at the end of this month. Even if walking the neighborhood is not a good fit for you or your children, there are many fun activities around Kansas and Missouri. Take a look at the list below and be sure to enjoy some quality time together with your kids. There’s nothing quite like laughing and bonding with your children over silly face paint and fun games.

Local Zoo

Nearly every zoo hosts fun events for the entire family the weeks leading up to Halloween. Activities often include face painting, learning about animals such as bats and jaguars, hayrides, and so much more. This year the Kansas City Zoo has the Hoots & Howls fun weekend packed with tractor rides, sing-alongs, crafts, smashing pumpkins and so much more. The activities run from 10 – 3, so be sure to check it out.

The Kansas City Zoo also offers trick-or-treating at the zoo on Halloween weekend.

The St. Louis zoo offers Boo at the Zoo nights, which is non-scary and entirely kid friendly. Starting tomorrow and running until the day before Halloween, children even receive a treat bag! This zoo also offers a free day on October 29th called Spooky Saturday. Children get to learn about animals all while they receive surprises and goodies along the way.

City Events

If Kansas City is close to you, don’t miss the city’s Halloween Extravaganza on October 22nd. It’s a benefit for children’s hospitals that offers one big Halloween party for the entire family. Music, balloon artists, activity booths, and candy are just some of the surprises that await. You can also check out the Brick or Treat event at Legoland Discovery Center. Kids build pumpkins while in costume and can compete in the costume contest.

If Lake Saint Louis is closer to you, then make your way to the Founders Park area for the Lake Saint Louis Mother’s Club annual Halloween party featuring a DJ, flashlight candy hunt, hayrides, and a raffle.

If you aren’t closer to a larger city, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Most public libraries hold special events where they present fun tales for kids. Also look for local pumpkin patches and farms offering hayrides and trails, most of which can be done in costume, too.