It’s that time of year when all the little witches, ghouls, ghosts and monsters head around the streets looking for bounty of the lolly variety! Halloween events for kids are happening in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle and we have listed some of our favourites below.

SYDNEY

Halloween at Eden Gardens 27th October
Eden Gardens North Ryde
Come along for some spooky fun and Trick or Treat through the Haunted Gardens!

Spooky October 29th-31st October
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
This October, enter Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary’s Spooky October festivities….. if you dare! Under the deep dark spooky sea, boys and ghouls will explore the creepy side of the underwater kingdom and learn scary conservation facts for Halloween. During Spooky October, kids and adults alike will learn about how they can combat the oceans scary future at our free daily talks and feed shows. Plus, kids who dress up in their favourite Halloween costume on 29, 30 and 31 October receive free entry with a full-paying adult!

Swamp Monsters 28th October
Centennial Parklands
Get into your favourite spooky costume for a fun day of exciting new ghostly games, puzzles and tricks as you make your way through the course to be rewarded with treats. This is one of the best Halloween events for kids happening in Sydney.

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Halloscream 27th-31st October
Luna Park Sydney
Sydney’s biggest Halloween event is back and scarier than ever as Luna Park Sydney transforms into an abandoned amusement park for Halloscream 5: Revenge of the Forgotten Funfair.

Nicholson Street Public School Halloween Festival 28th October
Nicholson Street Public School
Families are invited to Nicholson Street Public School for their annual Halloween festival. It is a unique and fun day for children and parents alike and captures the true spirit of this small community school.

Halloween Spooktacular 2017 28th October 2017
All sorts Action Studios
Halloween Spooktacular for children under 8
Deadly Disco, Arts & Crafts, Sausgae Sizzle, Piñata , Trolls, Princesses, Fairies & Superheros

Garden Monsters 28th October
Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan
Come and Challenge the Halloween Monsters of the Garden!
The Mount Annan monsters have prepared obstacles that you must climb/run/jump/think through to get to your treats.
And they might play tricks on you. Suitable for kids 5-12 years.

Ghostly Garden 27th October
Royal Botanic Garden
Take a twilight adventure through the Royal Botanic Garden in this spine-tingling storytelling event. In a rare opportunity to come within the Garden Gates after hours, you’ll journey along shadowy tree-lined paths, creep past gloomy ponds and tiptoe through eerie grottos. You’ll hear spooky and kooky stories of the Garden’s past — tales of people long-since dead — as bats flit above your head and night-creatures stare from the treetops on this unforgettable tour of the ‘ghostly garden’. Suitable for children 8+

Ultimate Halloween Party 28th October
Pottery Barn Chatswood & Bondi Junction
Head in-store for a Halloween Costume Party with ghoulish treats, creepy crafting and a whole lot of fun! There are best-dressed prizes plus fun activities for all ages.

Scream Night Out 27th-31st October
Manly Quarrantine Station
Explore the creepy old buildings of Q Station with a few unexpected Halloween surprises along the way! This is a family tour designed for children aged 5 – 14 and their accompanying adults.

The Grounds Spooky Garden 31st October
The Grounds Alexandria
Calling all ghouls and boys, it’s time for little monsters to make some mischief and celebrate Halloween at The Grounds!
Dress up in your scary best and trick or treat your way through our spooky garden to discover all of your favourite scary characters in our interactive installations. Entry is FREE but you will need to register on their website.

MELBOURNE

Spooktober 27th-31st October
Designed for Halloween first-timers, the family friendly Trick or Treat Manor invites young and old to join Count Carlisle and co. for a tour through his hellishly charming home. Trick or Treat Manor is presented to you by Wizz Fizz , so you know it is going to be a blast!

Halloween Monster Bash Sunday 29th October
Victorian College for the Deaf on St Kilda Road
The American Women’s Association is holding their annual Halloween event and families are invited to come along to join in the fun. All proceeds will be given to the Royal Children’s Hospital. Don’t miss the jumping castles, the carnival rides, musical entertainment, costume contest and plenty more to keep the little ones entertained.

Halloween at Old Cheese Factory 31st October
34 Homestead Road, Berwick
Dress in your favourite costume or as your favourite character and bring the kids to explore Halloween at the Old Cheese Factory. Pre-school to primary aged children will enjoy a range of activities including treat making, haunted inflatable maze, giant inflatable slide, Halloween themed children’s disco, mask making, face painting and various Halloween themed areas to explore and participate in trick or treating.

Fright Night Spooktacular 28th October
Cranbourne Racecourse
Fright Night Spooktacular is Melbourne’s ultimate family festival to celebrate all things Halloween. CarnEvil circus school, outdoor cinema, 2 ghastly ghost trains, haunted walkthrough, trick or treating and so much more.

Mornington Railway Halloween Trains Sun 29th October
All aboard the Halloween Express! Dress up for the scary train on October 29th at Mornington Railway.

Luna Park Luna Dark 27th-31st October
Luna Park
Get set to scream this Halloween as Melbourne’s Luna Park transforms into Luna Dark, a spook-tacular Halloween weekend full of Carn-Evil delights! You must beware, throughout the Park, a wide range of spooks are waiting to frighten you.

Boo at the Zoo Werribee Open Range Zoo 27th & 28th October
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Are you brave enough to celebrate Halloween at the Zoo? Come dressed in costume, enjoy kids’ activities, themed music and food in the spookiest event of the year. Boo at the Zoo is proudly supported by Wizz Fizz. It’s a spooky time of year to be at the zoo… come along and Trick or Treat throughout the Pula Trail and experience a transformed Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Halloween Spooktacular | Trick or Treat! 31st October
Westfield Plenty Valley
Something spooky is happening at Westfield Plenty Valley this Halloween. Register your kids to participate in one of our centre-wide Trick or Treats at 10am or 11.30am. They’ll receive their very own WPV branded trick or treat bag and a trick or treat map featuring a series of participating retailers that they can visit to pick up their spooky treats.

Nicholson Village Trick or Treat 31st October
Carlton North
Join in the fun at Nicholson Village this Halloween! The Trick or Treat Trail runs along Nicholson Street, from Park Street Dining to Senserrick Green Grocer. Stay in the village for dinner afterwards.

BRISBANE

Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party 28th October
It’s almost that time of year again … where ghouls, ghosts, ballerinas and fairy’s dominate the landscape, bent on thrilling and chilling in the most fun way possible! That’s right, it’s time to start preparing yourself for the Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party!! Dress up and head to this FREE, family friendly and alcohol-free community event with over 13 hours non-stop entertainment on 2 stages!

Halloween at Australia Zoo Tues 31st October
Australia Zoo
Australia Zoo is gearing up for a spooktacular event this Halloween on Tuesday the 31st of October celebrating with games, competitions and our always-in-costume characters, our DEVILS! There will be plenty of treats on the day including free spooky face-painting until 11am, a fancy dress competition and Trick or Treating in the Croc Lair, Australiana, Crocoseum Boutique and Elephantasia retail shops.

Hocus Pocus Halloween Tues 31st October
Dust off your princess dress, zombie mask or ghost gown because the annual Hocus Pocus Halloween event is just around the corner! Held on Tuesday 31st October, dress in your best or your worst and enjoy an afternoon of free family fun! With free rides, stall games, dj dance party and more, it is an afternoon not to be missed! Trick or Treat your way around the activity stalls to fill your goodie bag to the brim!

Movies in the Park – Halloween Special 28th October
Roma Street Parkland
Movies in the Park returns with a special Halloween screening of two great movies and a great line-up of food trucks.Monsters University will be screening at 6.15pm followed by Edward Scissorhands at 8.15pm, located in the Celebration Precinct.

Hallow’En High Jinks at the Gardens 31st October
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
What’s Halloween all about? Who was Jack O’Lantern? Why pumpkins? Find out the answers to these questions, search for scary spooky plants and make your own pumpkin lantern. Join us at the gardens for some spooky Halloween fun.

A Night at the Museum 27th October
Queensland Museum
Boo! It’s a wicked night time adventure for our smallest ghouls, goblins and ghost busters. Dressed in your best Halloween costume, brave the crazy creepy crawlies and see spooky science at our last event for 2017.

Halloween at Newstead House 28th October
Newstead House
The Australian American Association are inviting families for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, and frightening food! Kids can trick or treat in a family friendly and safe environment.

Trick or Treat Family Fun 28th October
Sunnybank Hills Shopping Centre
Halloween is coming, so grab your mask or your broom, don’t take your bag to the streets, grab your little ones for some Halloween Trick or Treat Fun! Kids aged 2 – 12 are invited to come dressed in their favourite Halloween costume and Trick or Treat from retailer to retailer!

ADELAIDE

Boo at the Zoo 27th October
Adelaide Zoo
Calling all ghosts, ghouls and goblins for a night of spook-tacular delight. Bring the family along to experience the zoo after hours and enjoy the electric atmosphere! Be sure to dress to impress or even scare.

Halloween on King William Road 28th October
King William Road Hyde Park
Dress up your kids in their spookiest (or cutest) outfit and take to King William Road to trick or treat among the districts shops, restaurants and cafes.  Come and enjoy the free Halloween Bloomsbury Street Party between 10am-2pm! It’s fun filled with local entertainment and activities for the whole family. There will be a Halloween photobooth, giant games and face painting!

Trick or Treat Trail 29th October
Adelaide Gaol
Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore and scary witches at your door…….There will be food, drink and witch’s brew, now all we need is you! Join us for the Adelaide Gaol’s annual Trick or Treat Trail! Within the spooky walls of the Old Gaol there will be much to see and do on our Trick or Treat Trail. There will be games, activities and plenty to do, with face painting, hot dogs and popcorn too. The Gaol will be full of ghosts, goodies and ghouls for each child to fill their loot.

Kids Halloween Boat Party Sat 28th October
Dolphin Explorer Commercial Rd Port Adelaide
DJ JOSH presents KIDS HALLOWEEN BOAT PARTY on the Dolphin Explorer Commercial Rd Port Adelaide. Get grooving to pop music from the 90’s to 2000’s. Prizes for best dressed Halloween costumes.

Family Halloween Special Tues 31st October
Holdfast Bay Community Centre
If you enjoy bobbing for apples, donut on a string eating competition, limbo, dress up photo booth and lots more fun activities then this is the night for you. This year will be even bigger so make sure you reserve the date and bring the family along for a lot of fun.

A Very Victorian Halloween Tues 31st October
Ayers House Museum
Come dressed up and ready for a shadowy night of spooky stories and scary songs. See what’s cooking in the witch’s kitchen and find out what it feels like to hide under the ghoul’s blanket. Suitable for ages 8+

PERTH

Kids Halloween Party Tues 31st October
AQWA
Treat the kids to a kooky visit to AQWA by night this Halloween! On October 31 AQWA’s Slime Time goes into overdrive with a Kids Halloween Party from 5.30-7.30pm.  Enjoy the slimy and spooky decorations while you visit the aquarium, then it’s off for a Halloween buffet dinner, slimy dessert and a monster-mash disco with AQWA’s kids DJ. There’s also free face painting and a few spooky surprises! It’s the fun, safe and seriously slimy way to enjoy Halloween.

Boo at the Zoo Sat 28th October
Perth Zoo
Calling all ghouls and goblins for Perth Zoo’s spook-tacular Halloween event. Dress to impress in your favourite Halloween costume, bring your own torch and follow the trick-or-treat trail. This is one of the most popular Halloween events for kids each year.

Happy Halloween 28th & 29th October
Claremont Showgrounds
Wash your claws, brush your fangs and prepare yourself for some freaky fun as sideshow alley comes to life with ghost trains, show rides, fun and safe door to door trick or treating, costume prizes, entertainment and so much more monstrous mayhem that will have both young and old not wanting to leave!

Halloween Movies at the Beach Fri 27th October
Sorrento Quay Boardwalk
Enjoy FREE family-friendly movies at the beach! With Halloween just around the corner, we will be airing a classic scary movie (that’s not too scary) to set the Halloween mood for the entire family. There will be Plenty of tempting food and snack options available. BYO blankets, low chairs or beanbags.

Halloween Night Sky Tour 31st October
Perth Observatory
This 31st of October put your costume on, get on your broomstick and head up to the Perth Observatory for an amazing Halloween Night and Dark Matter Day. The Observatory will be decorated and the volunteers in costume for this special night. We’ll also be giving out great prizes on the night for the best adult and child costume so please come in a costume.

Trick or Treat Maze Sat 28th october
Yallingup Maze
Trick or treat your way through the mystical maze! Creep through the passageways in costume. Spook or be spooked! Collect treats from the mischievous souls in their haunted towers and have spook-takular fun on the way.

Ultimate Halloween Party 28th October
Pottery Barn Kids
Join us in-store for a Halloween Costume Party with ghoulish treats, creepy crafting and a whole lot of fun! There are best-dressed prizes plus fun activities for all ages.

NEWCASTLE

A Zombie Halloween 31st October
New Lambton Library
Do you love everything spooky and are aged 8 – 12 years? Come along to New Lambton Library for a Zombie Halloween. Transform your face with makeup into the scariest zombie imaginable and create a zombie profile on an iPad. Read and share scary stories. Be prepared for a frightfully good time.

Halloween at Cardiff Sat 28th October
Head along to Main Street Cardiff but a bigger and better Halloween event the whole family will enjoy.  The usual Trick or Treat from shop to shop will be on for young and young at heart. Come dressed up for the event and join in the fun of Halloween in safe, family friendly event.

Friday Night Halloween Disco with Mikey from Monsters inc Fri 27th October
Megamania Charlestown
Get dressed up in your favourite spooky costume and dance away the night to awesome music, fun games and prizes.

Kids Halloween Disco Party 31st October
Sanctuary Community Centre Fletcher
The Sanctuary Neighbours Committee invites you to a Spooktacular Kids Halloween Disco Party.

Halloween Party Sat 28th October 7pm-10pm
Lambton Swimming Pool
Spooky is the word at the Lambton Swimming Pool Halloween Party! Try your luck beating the Inflatable of Doom, jump from great heights from the Tower of Terror or battle the serpent slide. Prizes for best dressed and join in the games as you listen to live music.