Fairfield Halloween Events and Activities for Kids

Fairfield Halloween Events and Activities for Kids


Our picks for the best Halloween 2015 activities for kids in Fairfield County, CT.

Frida Al Fresco for Families: Spooky Adventure
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
WHAT: Capture a photo with larger than life skeletons that celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. Walk along the trick-or-treat trail, sit in on a spooky ghost story.
WANT TO GO? $20. 718-817-8716. nybg.org.

‘Hansel and Gretel’ for Halloween
WHEN: Oct. 23-24, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 1pm
WHERE: SUNY Purchase Theater, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
WHAT: Hansel and Gretel the opera will be performed for adults and children of all ages. For the Saturday performance at 1pm, children are welcome to wear costumes, take photos with the cast, and enjoy a treat.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s a great way to turn your child on to opera.
WANT TO GO? $20; $10 children. 914-251-6200. artscenter.org. 

The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience
WHEN: Oct. 24-31, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm; Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30pm; closed Monday, Oct. 26
WHERE: Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road, Fairfield
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: This year’s theme rooms include Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Wizard of Oz, and Candyland. Proceeds benefit Ahlbin Centers which provide inpatient rehabilitation services that include physical, occupational, and speech therapies as well as early childhood and geriatric rehabilitation programs.
WHY WE LOVE IT: With its colorful storybook-theme rooms and friendly costumed characters, the Enchanted Castle provides an enchanting Halloween experience for children and adults.
WANT TO GO? $5. 203-292-5588. operationhopect.org. 

Legends & Hauntings Walking Tour
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 25, 6-8pm
WHERE: Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Put your scary, creepy, silly, fun, and sparkly costumes on and get chilled to the bone listening to haunting legends, superstitions, and local folklore as night descends. Register online.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 students. 203-259-1598. fairfieldhistory.org.

Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 25, 1-3pm
WHERE: Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
WHAT: Wear a costume and trick or treat with your favorite farm friends. Follow clues to find the five trick-or-treat stations.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students (18 and older with valid ID); $5 Children ages 4-17; free for children younger than 4. 203-322-1646. stamfordmuseum.org.

Pump It Up’s Pump’kin Patch
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: Pump It Up Norwalk, 145 Main St., Norwalk
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: There’s a Halloween goodie bag for each paid admission. Activities include crafts, bouncing, games, and more.
WANT TO GO? $14. 203-838-5867. pumpitupparty.com/norwalk-ct.

Pump It Up’s Monster Mash!
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Pump It Up Norwalk, 145 Main St., Norwalk
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: There’s a Halloween goodie bag for each paid admission, pizza, beverage, glow, craft, games, and more.
WANT TO GO? $14. 203-838-5867. pumpitupparty.com/norwalk-ct.

Jump N Jam’s Zombie Zone
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30- 10pm
WHERE: Pump It Up Norwalk, 145 Main St., Norwalk
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This “tween” night is at it’s spooky best and includes pizza, beverage, karaoke, dancing, glow, and more.
WANT TO GO? $15. 203-838-5867. pumpitupparty.com/norwalk-ct.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk
WHAT: Children can trick-or-treat throughout the decorated galleries and meet Spider-Man from 11am-3pm. One free child’s admission when they are in costume and with an adult.
WANT TO GO? $19.95; $17.95 children ages 13-17; $12.95 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

ACAM Halloween 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5-8pm
WHERE: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Trick-or-treat at the museum and pose in your costume in front of spook-tacular photo booths.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 203-438-4519. aldrichart.org.

Monster Mash 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum, 303 West Ave., Norwalk 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Dress up in your favorite costume for this not-so-scary event and enjoy games, face-painting, and a treasure hunt. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: The creativity aspect is cool: make masks, decorate pumpkins and design a tote bag for collecting treats. 
WANT TO GO? $15; free for children younger than 1. 203-899-0606. steppingstonesmuseum.org. 

Irving’s ‘Legend’
WHEN: Through Nov. 1, Fridays, 6:15pm, 7:30pm, and 8:45pm; Saturday-Sunday 5pm, 6:15pm, and 7:30pm
WHERE: The Old Dutch Church (parking is at Philipsburg Manor, across the street), 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
AGES: 10 and older
WHAT: Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic performance of Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Jonathan Kruk always gives an exciting performance.
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 children younger than 18. 914-366-6900. hudsonvalley.org/events/irvings-legend.

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
WHEN: Through Nov. 18, see website for dates and times.
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, NY
WHAT: See more than 7,000 individually hand-carved illuminated jack-o’-lanterns and walk through an historic 18th century riverside landscape. Advance tickets required. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: This event will light up your fall. 
WANT TO GO? $20-$25; $16 ages 3-17. 914-366-6900.hudsonvalley.org. 


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