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Kid-Friendly Halloween Day Events in Texas

Think Halloween is only good for trick-or-treating? Check out our list of last minute Halloween spooky, family-friendly events across Texas that last from morning ‘til night!

Fall Fun Fest

Old Settler’s Park, Round Rock

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM


This year’s Superhero-themed fall festival featuring pre-school and toddler carnival games and hayrides is sure to be a treat for your youngest ones. Trick dogs, jugglers, and unicyclists will be in attendance, too! Canned good donations are encouraged, all of which will benefit the Round Rock Serving Center.


Spooky Science
Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Frisco
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free with Discovery Center admission; all guests in costume will receive $2 off

Bring your littlest ones dressed in their spookiest costumes to Sci-Tech for some Halloween fun and learning. Instead of candy, the center will be providing a “spook-tacular” science show (10:30AM and 1 PM), a “boo-tiful” Halloween craft, and multiple take-home surprises.


Halloween Fun Invades LEGOLAND Discovery Center With Brick-Or-Treat
LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Grapevine
2:00 – 6:00 PM
Admission: $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 – 12, and free for kids 2 and under

LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Brick-Or-Treat has it all, with multiple family-friendly Halloween-themed activities to keep everyone smiling. Donate $1 to Merlin’s Magic Wand and you can build a LEGO haunted house (while supplies last), or check out the SCARE-venger hunt in MINILAND. Don’t forget to show up in your best costume, either—then you can enter to win fun prizes. The options are endless.


Moe’s Monster Mash Bash
Children’s Museum of Houston
Monster Bash from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free with museum admission

The Children’s Museum of Houston has, for weeks now, scarily morphed into the Monster’s Museum of Houston. Monsters have ransacked the museum, turning it upside down, making it their new home. Once November arrives, the monsters will be gone, but October 31 provides one final night for your children to witness the mayhem they’ve created.


Cameron Park Zoo, Waco

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission: $9.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 4 – 12 years old, and free for children 3 and under

Held at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, ZooBoo offers a safe Halloween activity for kids of all ages. ZooBoo features candy, face painting, hay rides, games and more.


Boo at the Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Admission: $3.50 for non-members; free for Zoo members with membership card and photo ID

Held yearly, Boo at the Zoo offers a ghoulishly good trick-or-treating alternative for children. With more than 60 carnival-style games, as well as treat station and a 5,000+ square-foot Haunted House—all within the zoo’s unique setting—Boo at the Zoo is fun for the whole family.


Taylor Halloween Spooktacular
Main Street, Taylor

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Held in Taylor, just outside Austin, Spooktacular is a wonderful, safe alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating. With games for all ages, free candy, a costume contest, photos, and more, there’s no guessing why Spooktacular is a town favorite.


Halloween Kids Night Out
Plano Market Square Mall, Plano
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Another safe, fun, community-supported alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating: Plano’s Halloween Kids Night Out. Supported by community retailers and the Plano Police Department, Kids Night Out takes place at the Plano Market Square Mall and offers everything from games and prizes to trick-or-treating at booths set up within the mall.


Treat Street at Stockyards Station
Stockyards Station Mall, Fort Worth
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Make sure you and your children are in your Halloween best when you arrive at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, because costume contests are on the docket at this year’s event. Count on pumpkin decorating, hayrides, games, and trick-or-treating at the Stockyards Station shops, too!


IKEA Houston Screen on the Green: Frankenweenie
Discovery Green Conservancy, Houston
7:00 PM

Looking to just relax with your children on Halloween? Grab a blanket and snacks and head down to Houston’s beautiful Discovery Green. With the city skyline in the background, your family can catch a free showing of Frankenweenie at 7PM, a heartwarming tale about a boy, Victor, and his beloved dog, Sparky. (PG, 87 minutes)



Andrea Fisher is a marketer and content specialist for surf1tv. She has been published in a variety of publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Business Insider. Check out more of her tips on Google+.


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