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Halloween for Kids in Raleigh

Halloween isn't all about scares and thrills -- there are probably more princesses and Spidermen than ghosts and zombies on any given Halloween. If you and your kids want something more from this Halloween season than one night of trick-or-treating, there are plenty of Halloween-themed activities around the Triangle that cater towards smaller children.

We've already featured several pumpkin patches and corn mazes for kids, and below are even more options for fun activities around the Triangle this Halloween!

Fearrington Village - Annnual Pumpkin Fest
2000 Fearrington Village Center, US 15-501, Pittsboro
919-542-2121 • www.fearrington.com
Open Oct 29.
Admission is free.

Pumpkin Fest activities for kids include Spooky Storytime at McIntyre’s Fine Books from 6-8 p.m. and a Pumpkin Walk from 5-9 p.m. featuring dozens of elaborately carved jack-o-lanterns on display. The Old Graary Restaurant will be serving family-style dinner from 5pm-8pm. Live bluegrass music is also featured (likely the parents will enjoy that more).

Halloween for Kids in Raleigh | Halloween Activities for KidsSpook-tacular Haunted Trail - Morrisville Community Park
1520 Morrisville Pkwy., Morrisville
Oct. 30, 6-10 p.m.
Admission is free.

There will be a family-friendly trail with mild scares from 6-8 p.m. After 8pm the trail becomes guided and gets scarier. It is recommended for ages 10 and up (including adults!) from 8-10 p.m.


Clayton Halloween Parade
919-553-1555 • www.townofclaytonnc.org
Oct. 29, 2:30-4 p.m. 

Kids trick-or-treat in costume in a parade that begins at the Main Street parking lot and ends at Town Square with games, prizes and face painting. There is also a hayride that costs $3/child (parents free). Check out the official event page for more information by clicking here.

Halloween for Kids in Raleigh | Halloween Activities for KidsCrossroads Plaza Trick-or-Treating
Walnut Street, off U.S. 1/64, Cary
Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m.

Halloween characters, face painting, and caricatures at the central food court! Trick-or-treating and individual Halloween booths at participating stores.

Goblins in the Park 
Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Rd., Garner
919-773-4442 • www.garnerparks.org
Oct. 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

Hayrides, haunted trail, costume contest, carnival games and crafts. In case of rain, goodie bags will be handed out at the large shelter from 6-7 p.m. Event is directed for children ages 2-12.

Carrboro Halloween Carnival
Carrboro Town Commons
919-918-7364 • www.ci.carrboro.nc.us
Oct. 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

Carnival games and prizes in Carrboro's town commons. Visit the official website for more information and pictures of previous years. Great family fun - over 500 attended last year!

Mordecai Historic Park - Haunted Mordecai Festival and Lantern Tours
1 Mimosa St., Raleigh
919-857-4364 • www.raleighnc.gov/mordecai
Oct. 30, 5-10 p.m.

Games, crafts, food and a kids’ costume contest at 6 p.m. Festival admission is free. Half-hour haunted lantern tours of the Mordecai House from 5-10 p.m. are $5. Visit the website to purchase tickets online, or call 919-857-4364.

Darkside Haunted Estates
11875 NC 222 W., Middlesex

Open through October on select nights, 7-10 p.m. See website for complete schedule. Admission is $15 for adults; $10 for children 12 and under. Haunted house and trail.
Special low-scare night for younger kids on Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m., features carnival games, face painting, popcorn and trick-or-treating. Admission is $5.

Durham Jaycees - 38th Annual Haunted House 
Shops at Northgate
1702 Guess Rd., Unit 25, Durham

Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 27-31, 6:30-11 p.m. Open Oct. 24 from 1-6 p.m. for children to tour a toned-down version of the haunted house. Admission is $7; children’s day admission is $6. For 38 years this has been a Halloween feature of Durham and the Triangle!

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Roy Kelley
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Looks like Halloween will be a great time and lots of fun in the Raleigh area. Be sure to post pictures.

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Oct 20, 2010 02:09 AM #1
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No matter how tame or scary you want your Halloween to be, there's something for everyone in Raleigh!

Oct 20, 2010 02:17 AM #2
Craig Rutman
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Great list of things to do in the Raleigh area with the kids this Halloween season, Penny! Well done!

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