Top 4 Outdoor Halloween Activities for Kids in NYC

Spend time with your kids enjoying the fall weather while taking advantage of all the outdoor Halloween activities the city has to offer. Here are the top four outdoor Halloween activities for kids that should not be missed.

Bundle the kids up in sweaters and head to the top outdoor Halloween activities for kids in New York City. Many encourage kids to don their best costumes, provide kid-friendly entertainment, and dole out sweet treats to fill everyone's trick-or-treat baskets.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, New York Harbor
1. Halloween Party Cruise
circle line halloween cruise nycAll aboard the Circle Line Halloween Party Cruise! Get a kid-friendly interactive tour around the New York Harbor, sit in on story time, get your face painted, and also create art with Halloween crafts hosted by The Scholastic Store. When: Oct. 27

Dana Discovery Center, Central Park

2. Halloween: Parade & Pumpkin Sail
central park halloween celebration

Don your best, most creative costume and line up to participate in the outdoor parade at Central Park. After marching, witness New York City's largest pumpkin flotilla at twilight, make marshmallow crafts, and enjoy live entertainment. When: Oct. 28

Bronx Zoo, Bronx

3. Boo at the Zoo
bronx zoo boo at the zooCelebrate Halloween with the animals of the great outdoors at Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo. The monthlong celebration has handfuls of kid-friendly Halloween activities like a creepy hayride, carved pumpkin demos, wildlife magic shows, and maybe most important: treat stations! When: Sept. 29-Oct. 31

The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
4. The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
new york botanical garden zombie pumpking carvingStroll the expansive grounds of the New York Botanical Garden that is transformed for frightful Halloween fun. See intricately carved pumpkin sculptures and even meet master carver Ray Villafane who will transform one of the most humongous pumpkins into zombies and other unearthly creatures. Visit the Everett Children's Adventure Garden to discover spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more. When: Oct. 6-31