13 Family-Friendly Halloween Events Around the Main Line

From hay bale mazes to parades, these are sure to be a delight.



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Kids and adults both find enjoyment dressing up as their favorite superheroes, TV characters or mythical creatures. Along with an array of candy, Halloween offers endless opportunities to decorate, celebrate, scream and get out of the house. Here are some Main Line area activities to celebrate this spooky holiday.

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular · Select dates thru Oct. 29

Trick or treat with all the “Sesame Street” characters dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes. There will be Halloween themed rides, as well as a 10-float parade, pumpkin decorating and live shows.

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne.

Spooky Mini Golf · Select dates thru Oct. 30

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout October, head to Franklin Square to play 18 holes of ghostly themed golf.

200 N. 6th St., Philadelphia.

Longwood Gardens Pumpkin Patch · Thru Oct. 31

Feast your eyes on a mammoth 800-pound pumpkin while the kids run around in the pumpkin playground.

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

West Chester Halloween Parade · Oct. 25

Watch as floats, marching bands and cheerleaders from surrounding high schools take to the streets of West Chester in celebration of All Hallows’ Eve.

Market Street between Church and Darlington.

Halloween Hikes and Hayrides · Oct. 27

Discover the likes of nocturnal animals that meet guests with goodies and tales at the Schuylkill Center. Conclude your adventure with some gooey s’mores.

8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia.

Delaware County Halloween Parade · Oct. 28

March through the heart of Media in your favorite costume and try to catch as much candy as you can during this parade. Live bands will also provide entertainment.

State Street, Media.

Halloween Extravaganza · Oct. 28

Bring your favorite costume to this Halloween themed gathering, taking place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Not only will there be games and food, there will also be a costume contest for children ages newborn to 5 and ages 6-10.

301 N. Jackson St., Media.

Witches of Narberth · Oct. 28

Scavenge your way through Narberth in search of 13 witches set to greet you with treats. Find all of them for a reward.

Downtown Narberth.

Boo at the Zoo · Oct. 28-29

Head to the Philadelphia Zoo for trick or treating. While there, enjoy some apple cider while learning about animal extinction.

3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia.

Happy Hauntings Dutch Wonderland · Oct. 28-29

Dutch Wonderland undergoes a Halloween transformation featuring special-themed rides, entertainment and trick or treating.

2249 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster.

Straw Maze at Woodmere · Oct. 28-29

Let the kids spend the afternoon tumbling over bales of hay and making some new friends in the process at Woodmere Art Museum’s fun maze.

9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.

Kennett Square Halloween Parade · Oct. 29

Spend your Sunday watching floats parade their way through downtown Kennett Square. Advanced registration is required for those wishing to participate.

West State St., Kennett Square.

Narberth Halloween Parade · Oct. 30

Wear your costume twice this holiday season by participating in the Narberth Halloween Parade. Kids who wish to walk gather at St. Margaret’s at 6 p.m. and march through applauding spectators. Participating children will receive goodie bags, apple cider and more at the finish of the parade.

208 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth. 

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