15 Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Little Rock
Grab those costumes and head to one (or all) of these family-friendly Halloween activities in central Arkansas.
1. Big Boo-seum Bash: It's the annual Boo-seum Bash where families can come for trick-or-treating and fun at nine different locations in downtown Little Rock! Some of the destinations include Heifer International, the Museum of Discovery and the Historic Arkansas Museum. Participants are encouraged to dress up. Click here for more details. Event takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. FREE!
2. Boo at the Zoo: Come for trick-or-treating in a safe environment along with live music, a haunted train, family activities, costume contests and of course lots of animals to see! Event is daily from 6-9 p.m. from Oct. 25-Nov. 1. Admission ranges from $8-$15. Visit the Little Rock Zoo website for details.
3. ARTober Fest at The Terry House: Join the Arkansas Arts Center for an evening of fall activities for the whole family! The event is free with a donation of canned goods and goes from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Click here for more details.
4. Haunted Houses Across Central Arkansas: If you're looking for something extra scary this Halloween season, pay a visit to one of the haunted houses right here in central Arkansas. Some offer a a kids night or kids room where it isn't quite so spooky. Admission averages around $15 for each haunted destination. Check out the Haunted Cathedral, Nightterrors Haunted House, The Haunted Hotel, The Reaper Haunted House and Village of Screams.
5. Creep 'N' Crawl Fun Run: Are you ready for a "howlin' ghoul time"? The Creep 'N' Crawl Fun Run & Lil Monsters Dash is a family-oriented event offering Halloween fun with a healthy dose of physical fitness. Grab the scariest, funniest, wildest, goofiest, most creative costume you can think of and head to Two Rivers Park. Options include a Lil Monsters Mile or a timed 5K or 10K. Registration is $15-$45 online and the fun starts at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Visit the website for more information.
6. Pumpkin Patch Fun: Nothing screams fall more than an afternoon at the pumpkin patch and corn maze. Perfect for little ones getting pulled around in a wagon or bigger kids who can enjoy picking out their own pumpkin and visiting with barnyard animals. Here's a list of 16 pumpkin patches that feature lots of fun elements and are scattered throughout central Arkansas and other parts of the state.
7. Kids' Night Out Halloween Swim Party: From 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, kids ages 3-12 can splash back into summer with a night at the Little Rock Athletic Club's pool. Participants will get to play pool games and receive goody bags. Registration is $13 for members and $15 for non-members. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
8. Magic Screams at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls: Get spooked on one of the many park rides, stock up on treats along the trick-or-treat trail, showcase your creativity in the family costume contest, visit haunted houses and more. Magic Screams takes place from noon-11 p.m. Saturdays and noon-9 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 28-Nov. 3 Tickets are $29.99 plus tax for adults, $24.99 plus tax for children.. Click here for all the details on Magic Screams.
9. Parties and Events at CALS Libraries: CALS is all about Halloween fun! The library system offers free events and parties for teens, families and young kids. Events include: Milam Pumpkin Jubilee (Milam Library, Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m.); Spooky Crafts (Children's Library, Oct. 24 from 4-5 p.m.); Halloween Family Fun Night (Maumelle Library, Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.); Fall Festival (Rooker Library, Oct. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m.); Halloween Carnival (Sanders Library, Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m.); Haunted Halloween Horrors (McMath Library, Oct. 30 from 6-7 p.m.); Halloween Party (Children's Libary, Oct. 31 from 1-5 p.m.); and Halloween Family Event (Nixon Library, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m.). FREE!
10. Halloween on Ice at Arkansas Skatium: Watch th annual Halloween on Ice Show! Don't forget your blanket! There will be hot chocolate and a full snack bar available for purchase to enjoy during the show. Tickets are $5 and kids 4 and under get in free. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. Click here for more info.
11. Trick-or-Treat Yourself: This event means fun for mom and the kids! Grab the shopping bags and the pumpkin buckets and head to the Outlets of Little Rock for this evening of shopping and trick-or-treating. On Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m., participating stores will be handing out goodies for kids ages 12 and under. Kids are welcome and encouraged to dress up; adults no face masks, please. Click here for information. FREE!
12. Great Pumpkin Celebration at Bass Pro Shops: Celebrate with the Peanuts Gang at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock! Celebrations take place Oct. 19-20 & 25-31. The fun includes a pumpkin toss game, photos with the Peanuts gang, Halloween crafts, trick-or-treating and a costume parade. Check the online schedule to see which events take place on each day; some events only happen once or twice. FREE!
13. Trick or Treating at Petit Jean State Park: Celebrate the spooky season on Petit Jean Mountain (and enjoy the start of beautiful autumn foliage!). Meet at the amphitheather for family fun on Oct. 26 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contact the park at 501-727-5441 for a schedule of activities and click here for details. FREE!
14. KidsClub Trick or Treat Bash Conway: Share the Love KidsClub in Conway is hosting trick or treating on Oct. 20 from 3-5 p.m. Kids can dress up in their costumes and enjoy games, prizes, candy, and train rides! This event is boo free — meaning nothing scary is allowed! Visit the Facebook page for ticket details and more information.
15. Masquerade Princess Tea Party: Ride onto the grounds at the Castle on Stagecoach in a princess carriage then head inside to meet Beauty, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Sing and dance with them and then enjoy tea complete with sandwiches, scones and mini desserts. Wear your most festive costume and mask to meet the princesses! The party takes place on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m. Adults tickets are $60, children's tickets are $50. Advance reservations are required; call 501-960-0658 and click here for more information.