6 Not So Scary Family Friendly Halloween Events In Maryland
These not so scary family friendly Halloween events in Maryland are perfect for families with younger kids!
Halloween is the time of the year when everyone seems to try one-upping each other in creating the scariest attractions or haunted houses possible.
Unfortunately, for families with younger children, these attractions are often too real and too scary for anyone to have a fun time. But, there are family-friendly attractions around Maryland that invite families and children to have a fun, yet safe, Halloween experience.
We love these 7 not so scary family friendly Halloween events in Maryland!
Station 7 Terror Trail – Gambrills
With attractions designed to entertain all ages, families can find the perfect spot for Halloween activities at the Station 7 Terror Trail in Gambrills. A fund-raiser for the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department, the Terror Trail offers a scary, but safe haunted experience for ages 8 and older.
For the younger children, there is a shorter boo loop and other activities to entertain them. Parents don’t have to worry about anyone having nightmares when they get home.
Trunk & Treat – Brandywine
Little goblins and ghouls are invited to participate in costume contests and trunk painting Oct. 25 at the Baden Community Center in Brandywine, about an hour south of Washington DC.
Designed for families with kids 10 and younger, Trunk & Treat will include hayrides, spooky places to investigate and carnival rides. Everyone is welcome to enjoy s’mores as part of the evening’s treats. Admission is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents if tickets are purchased in advance. Tickets will be $7 and $9, respectively, at the door.
Haunted Ship and Lost City – St. Mary’s City
A family-friendly haunted ship awaits, matey! The Haunted Ship and Lost City welcomes families to St. Mary’s on Oct. 19 (5-8 p.m.) for a Halloween-themed evening of trick-or-treating and games.
Your ghouls and goblins can meet the sailors who bring the ghost ship into harbor once a year. Their lost souls seek a home, and, who knows?, maybe this is the year the young trick-or-treaters can help them. As the sailors figure out a way home, children can play games, enjoy stories and have a great time with the ghosts of the sea.
Bedlam in the Boro – Lineboro
While their big brothers and sisters, and maybe even mom and dad, may be enticed with entering the scariest places at Bedlam in the Boro, younger children are invited to take a safe and scare-free hayride around the haunted attraction 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 20, as part of the Bedlam Bypass Kids Zone.
Families can take a ride through the grounds during daylight en route to the pumpkin patch, where each child can take home a free pumpkin to create their own jack-o-lantern. Admission is $5 for each person.
Family Halloween Party – Monrovia
Adventure Park USA in Monrovia is home to the Not-so-Scary Family Halloween Party 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costume for an evening of fun, games and trick-or-treating.
Party admission prices include a light meal, games and attractions such as laser tag, rock wall climbing, a rope course and bumper cars. Trick-or-treaters can also meet superhero and cartoon characters during the evening. Adults attending with children can also purchase discounted admission tickets, as well as enjoy a light meal.
Green Meadows Petting Farm — Trail Of Jack-O-Lanterns
This super fun petting farm in Urbana, MD hold a super kid friendly Jack-O-Lantern trail on select weekend days in October. The 2019 dates are October 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, from 6-10PM. The cost is $10/person (cash– $10.50 for credit). Green Meadows will offer a trail of lights, jack-o-lanterns of all shapes and sizes, fire pits, and our Animal Barn to see your furry friends.
Available for purchase will be Halloween wagon rides; sweet treats; s’mores, Pumpkin flashlights, glow necklaces, face painting and more! The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. and last admission is at 7:30 p.m. The trail will open for walkers at 6:50 p.m. and wagon rides will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Halloween doesn’t mean everyone has to be scared. With family-friendly events around the state, Maryland families can enjoy the season and all the sweets that come with it. Happy trick-or-treating!
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