Weekend Planner: October 24, 2014
Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Oct. 24-Oct. 26, 2014.
Top Picks for This Weekend
Revel in the season during Halloweekend in Manayunk. While a screening of Hocus Pocus in this Philly neighborhood sets the tone Fri. night, you’ll find most of the haunting fun Sat, including kid & dog costume parades, a bring-your-own carved-pumpkin contest and a Fall Festival in Pretzel Park. Kids can also follow the scarecrows along the trick-or-treat trail on Main St., and the whole family can dress the part of zombie, learn the moves to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and take part in a Zombie Dance Off.
Experience the fall chill and seasonal thrills during the FREE Sleep Under the Stars campout in Wilmington, DE’s Carousel Park Sat. Throughout the day, campers can paint pumpkins, stuff scarecrows, go on hayrides, learn line dances, watch spooky movies and eat s’mores. The penultimate activity is the tent-to-tent trick-or-treating. Don your favorite costume, decorate your tent and bring your own goodies to share with your neighbors.
Bring your costumed clan to Goblins in the Garden Family Festival Sat. & Sun. at the Camden Children’s Garden in Camden, NJ for not-so-spooky entertainment. Enjoy the season with themed crafts, face painting, fortune telling, character visits, trick-or-treating, haunted train rides, a costume parade and up-close bug encounters. Families also celebrate more than Halloween, learning about the Mexican tradition of Dia del los Muertos as well.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
More Halloween Events
Animals of Halloween at the Plainsboro Preserve, Sat. in Plainsboro Twp., NJ
Children’s Fantasy Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park, Fri.-Sun. in Lewes, DE
East Passyunk Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday at The Singing Fountain, Sat. in Philly
Fairmount Halloween Festival at Fairmount Art Center, Sun. in Philly
Gaggles of Ghosts and Ghouls at Peace Valley Nature Center, Fri. in Doylestown, PA
The Great Pumpkin Carve at Chadds Ford Historical Society, Thurs.-Sat.
in Chadds Ford, PA
FREE Halloween Harvest Festival at Stenton, Sat. in Philly
Halloween Hikes and Hayrides at The Schuylkill Center, Fri. & Sat. in Philly
Halloween Hoot at Lums Pond State Park, Sat. in Bear, DE
Halloween on the Farm at Colonial Plantation Pennsylvania, Sat. in Newtown Square, PA
Healthy Halloween at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, Sat. in Philly
Nature of the Night Halloween Hike at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve,
Sat. in Pennington, NJ
Not-So-Scary Halloween at Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center,
Fri.-Sun. in Chesterfield, NJ
Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival, Fri.-Sun. in downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE
FREE South Street Pumpkin Fall Fest at the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles,
Sat. in Philly
Spooky Tales Sundae Bar at Graeme Park, Sun. in Horsham, PA
FREE Witches of Narberth Scavenger Hunt, Sat. in downtown Narberth, PA
ARTKids Workshop: Super Selfie at The Barnes Foundation, Sun. in Philly
Calling All Dogs at Wilson Farm Park, Sat. in Wayne, PA
FREE Family Fun Day with Furry Friends at Sister Cities Park, Sat. in Philly
Frozen Sing-Along at The Kelsey Theatre, Sat. in W. Windsor, NJ
Hello Kitty Reading Day, Sat. at participating bookstores and libraries
Medieval Festival at Glencairn Museum, Sun. in Bryn Athyn, PA
Sensory Friendly Movie: The Book of Life, Sat. at participating AMC Theaters
Wag-n-Walk at Glasgow Park, Sat. in Newark, DE