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10+ Not So Scary Family Friendly Halloween Events In Maryland (updated for 2021 and expanded!)

10+ Not So Scary Family Friendly Halloween Events In Maryland (updated and expanded for 2021!)

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 11 not so scary family friendly Halloween events in Maryland!

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Happy Haunted Hayride at Rockburn Branch Park

Happy Haunted Hayride: It’s cute, it’s friendly and not so scary. This hayride is for fun – not fright! 2-7 yrs + Rockburn Branch Pk (Montgomery Rd) $5 per person at gate (cash only) Oct 17, 24, 31 2-4pm.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden- Halloween in the Garden

From the website: ” Join us for a family-friendly Halloween festival at our beautiful 30 acre park.  With timed-entry tickets and activities spread out across the park, there will be lots of room for eveyrone.  More than 50 local businesses and organizations will be here handing out treats for the kids, plus there will be fun and games, a DJ dance party, food trucks, and more!   Dress up the whole family and come enjoy a spooktakular day at Annmarie!”
Date and Time(s): Oct 23 2021– 10:00am- 4:00pm; rain or shine; no pets; no smoking/vaping
Admission:  Reserve your timed entry tickets online; $5/person; age 2 & under free.

Halloween Spook Out in Ocean City

From the website: “Northside Park Ballfield is the place to be for our annual Halloween “Spook Out” Party this Fall! We can assure FUN FOR ALL! Participants of all ages, including parents, enjoy carnival games, arts and crafts, hayrides, and snacks! The Costume contest will be the highlight of the day! Photo spots available throughout the event.”
Date: October 24, 2021 1-3PM
Location: Northside Park
Price: One full bag of individually wrapped candy per child

Garden Glow at Ladew Topiary Garden

Now in it’s 4th year, this is a unique and unforgettable Halloween experience! From their website: ‘ Be dazzled by our showcase of hundreds of creative jack o’ lanterns carved by artists,….plus illuminated sculptures and installations, live music and strolling performers, family-friendly educational activities for children, and delicious eats from local food vendors, beer, wine & spirits.’
Garden Glow runs 5-9pm October 21-23, 2021.

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Spooky Woods Trail Walk at Terrapin Adventures

Take a family-friendly walk through our wooded trail and participate in Halloween themed activities, stations, plus trick-or-treating! Be sure to bring a basket to fill with candy!

Where? The trail begins right here at Terrapin Adventures!

When? October 22-23rd, and 29-30th.

How Much? $20/Child (Adults are free with purchase of child ticket.)

How Old? The walk was designed for ages 2+.

Click here for more details

PikeKIDS Trick or Treat

PikeKIDS annual Trick or Treat is back! Bring your little ones for a fun morning of Trick or Treating around the neighborhood and stay for brunch. Tickets required and all proceeds benefit Manna Food Center.

Date: October 30th from 10 AM – 12 PM

Cost: $5/ticket

Click here for more info!

Eco Adventures Trunk or Treat Drive By

It’s almost spooky season and Eco Adventures is gearing up for their Trunk or Treat Howl-o-ween Drive By Event! Join Eco Adventures and Macaroni Kid October 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm to meet animals, play games and fill up your goody bags. This is also a great opportunity to test out your costume from the comfort of your car! 

Cost: $30/day (not per person)

Click here for more info!


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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. typically on two Sundays in October, 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.

Click here for more info!

Family Halloween Party – Monrovia

Adventure Park USA in Monrovia is home to the Not-so-Scary Family Halloween Party 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30th in 2021. 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. 

Furnace Town Historic Site Halloween In the Forest

It’s that time of year again!!! Come have a fun and spooky night at Furnace Town’s annual trick-or-treat Halloween night. It will be on October 23rd 5:30-7:30 

Half-price admission Adults $4, Kids (5-17),$2 and under 5 Free.

Click here for more info!

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 2021 dates are October 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30, from 6-10PM. The cost is $14/person- credit card only. 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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