Halloween for Kids: Haunted Houses and More in the NYC Area
Check out these spooky activities and events—like haunted houses and corn mazes— in the New York area.
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Chamber of Horrors
1745 Express Drive N., Hauppauge
Great for groups (you can buy tickets in advance for specific dates and times) and younger children: This haunted house offers family days, when costumed guides provide tours of the house with the lights on and without spooky noises. Bring your camera for a memorable post-tour photo with your guide!
Gateway's Haunted Playhouse - Opening Oct. 2.
215 S. Country Road, Bellport
Hours: Thursdays and Sundays, 7-10pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11:30pm
Price: The Forgotten Road, $40 per vehicle; Brigand’s Run, $20 per person; Drive-in Movies, $40 per car
What you need to know: All guests will be required to wear masks while on property. All guests will stay in their cars for the Forgotten Road and Drive-in Movies.
This haunted house also offers food and drink, souvenirs, and early showings of kids Halloween classics at 7pm.
Harbes Family Farm
715 Sound Ave., Mattituck
Enjoy a night maze on Saturdays, Oct. 10-26, plus Oct. 13, from 7-9:30pm.
The Haunted Mansion of Melville - Oct. 2-31
26 Pinelawn Road, Melville
Hours: 12-5pm Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus day, lights-on walk through of the haunt and haunted corn trail with no actors. 7pm, haunt and haunted corn trail with live actors, animatronics, and surprises.
Price: $37.99 combo ticket
What you need to know: Timed ticketing, masks, temperature checks, reduced capacity, social distancing, additional hand sanitizing, groups of only members of your party, distance with actors, and extra cleaning required.
Those with young children can visit the daytime corn maze on Schmitt’s Family Farm; older kids who scare less easily should opt for Schmitt’s Haunt, which offers a mansion, stage show, and nighttime corn maze. All are haunted by a doctor who ‘lives’ at the farm, who became possessed after given a book of ancient texts by a former patient.
Nightmare at the Movies!
2245 Broad Hollow Road (Route 110), Farmingdale
Hours: 7pm Family Friendly movie. 10pm Adult Audiences.
Price: $40 per person. $125 per 4 person car load. Includes $10 Adventureland Arcade card, chicken fingers, french fries, popcorn, bottled water or coke. Additional items will be available to purchase on site.
What you need to know: Watch a festive fall movie and enjoy dinner from the comfort and safety of your own car. Social distancing will be practiced even with the cars. All cars must purchase a dine-in package online in advance Tickets will not be available at the park.
Halloween Haunted Harvest
East Ridgewood Avenue and Oak Street, Ridgewood
Join the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce for this event at Van Neste Square in Memorial Park on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11am-2pm (weather permitting). Participate in the kids costume parade, pet costume parade, face painting, music, and meet and greet with the Good Witch. Call 201-445-2600 for more information.