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Family-Friendly Halloween Events and Activities in Melbourne in 2018

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Editor of melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Halloween inspired fun for kids in Melbourne

The spooky season is almost here, what are your plans to embrace all saints' eve?

If you're looking for something to do with the kids to celebrate Halloween this year, look no further. Here's a round-up of family-friendly Halloween inspired activities and events happening in and around Melbourne.

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Luna Dark at Luna Park

While the night time spooks are reserved for the grown ups at St Kilda's Luna Dark, younger Halloweeners are invited to join Melbourne's biggest costume party during the day on the Saturday and Sunday in the lead up to the big night.

Luna Dark at Luna Park


Enjoy rides, live music, roaming performers and lots more spooky fun at Luna Park on the following family-friendly times and dates:

Where: Luna Park St Kilda
When: Sat 27 Oct: 11am – 5pm. Sun 28 Oct: Day 11am – 5pm
Web: Here

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Spooktober Halloween Festival at St Kilda Town Hall

Spooktober returns to St Kilda for its 6th year! St Kilda Town Hall hosts the pop-up Halloween Festival, which is transformed into a 5-day ghostly extravaganza!

Spooktober Festival St Kilda


The Spooktober Festival promises to immerse your family in all things Halloween!

Featuring two Haunted House experiences with different scare levels, the ultimate Trick or Treat Trail, food trucks, Halloween themed games and activities, costume contests and roving entertainment, there's enough here to spook all ages. Free entry!

"Tame by day, terrifying by night" - Spooktober.

Where: St Kilda Town Hall, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda
When: Wed 31 Oct - Sun 4 Nov. From 4pm.
Web: Here

Hauntville at Burnley Circus Park

Hauntville takes over Burnley Circus Park in Melbourne this October for the very first time.

This Halloween festival will run over two fright-tastic weekends in October, feature two haunted house attractions, a food festival, chilling performers, and plenty of spooky games and entertainment for all ages.

Hauntville at Burnley Circus Park


Families and children 12 years and under are encouraged to visit the (less frightening but extremely entertaining) Twisted Circus haunted house during a two-hour early bird timeslot from 4pm-6pm. Entry into the festival grounds is free. Tickets for the Haunted Houses can be purchased here.

Where: Burnley Circus Park, Swan Street, Burnley
When: Runs across two weekends (Friday-Sunday) from 19 Oct to 28 Oct. 4 - 6pm for family-friendly fun.
Web: Here

Halloween Party at Boneo Maze in Fingal

Visit Boneo Maze on the Mornington Peninsula and celebrate Halloween on Sunday October 28 with a full day of spooky themed activities, face painters, kids crafts and costume competitions.

Halloween Party at Boneo Maze


Halloween Party at Boneo Maze Timetable:

10am Gates open: Enter through the spooky entrance and have your picture taken against our spooktacular photo wall.
10am – 2pm: Mask making, spooky crafts, lantern creations, Carousel rides and jumping castle.
11am – 2pm: Face painting
11:30am Bobbing for apples, Adventure Zone opens
12pm – 2:30pm: Scavenger hunt, lunch available in the café’ or BYO picnic
2:30 – 3pm: Costume Parade
3pm – 3:30pm: Best costume judging
3:30pm – 5pm: more bobbing for apples, treasure hunts, mini golf and arts and crafts.

Where: Boneo Maze, 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal
When: Sun 28 Oct. 10am - 5pm.
Web: Here

Sunday Funday Roller Disco - The Spooky Edition with Malt Shop Rollers in Abbotsford

Wear your favourite Halloween costumes and skate along to your favourite tunes at Malt Shop Roller's Sunday Funday Roller Disco at Moon Dog!

Sunday Funday Roller Disco - Spooky Edition


All ages welcome. Kids tickets (under 15) free for one per paying adult.

Where: Moon Dog Craft Brewery, Abbotsford
When: Sun 28 Oct. 1 - 8pm.
Web: Here

Halloween at the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick

The Old Cheese Factory Berwick will become a spooky playground for Halloween where your kids are invited to enter the Trick or Treat Trail and meet costumed characters along the way.

Halloween at the Old Cheese Factory


Activities, entertainment, roving characters and music for the whole family.

Everyone is encouraged to come dressed up in their spookiest gear.

Where: The Old Cheese Factory, Berwick
When: Kid-friendly session between 3 to 6pm
Web: Here

Halloween at Dandenong Market

Dandenong Market will celebrate Halloween with a day of ghoulish and ghastly fun on Sunday 28 October.

Halloween at Dandenong Market


There's a trick or treat treasure hunt, three different workshops including masks, wand-making and the Mad Scientist’s laboratory.

There's also kids’ face painting, scary hair makeovers and special effects make up for adults.

Balloon artists will be on hand creating balloon art for kids and roaming performers Bertha Witch, Vampire Batty Betty, Chef Monstro and Rory the dinosaur will be ready for a meet n' greet.

Dandenong Market traders will offer a spooktacular Halloween feast of frightening and fantastic limited edition dishes.

Where: Cnr Clow & Cleeland Street, Dandenong Market
When: Sun 28 Oct. 10am - 3pm.
Web: Here

Yarra Valley Railway - Little Train of Spooks

This Halloween, the Yarra Valley Railway offers two spooktacular events.

Yarra Valley Railway - Little Train of Spooks


The family friendly Little Train of Spooks is all geared up for pre and primary school aged kids and their families.

Prizes for the best costumes with Halloween colouring-in and kids activities.

The Little Train of Spooks departs Healesville Station on Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October.

Where: Healesville Station, Healesville Kinglake Road, Healesville
When: Sat 27 Oct & Sun 28 Oct. From 10am - 4pm (allocated time slots)
Web: Here

Halloween Spooktacular presented by Westfield Knox

Westfield Knox will host their Halloween Spooktacular, where the centre will come alive with spooky sights and activities for the kids to participate in for free from Saturday 27 – Wednesday 31 October.

Halloween Spooktacular at Westfield Knox


Then join in on the Trick or Treat event on the eve of Halloween 31 October from 3.30-5.30pm, where kids will receive an activity book, trick or treat map, a tasty treat bag and more.

Where: Westfield Knox, Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
When: Sat 27 - Wed 31 Oct.
Web: Here

Spooktacular at the Newport Community Hub

Hobsons Bay Libraries will host a Halloween themed event for children aged 5 -12.

Spooktacular at the Newport Community Hub


There will be games, activities, sweet and healthy treats, face painting, creatures that go bump in the night, and more! Show off your spookiest outfit as part of the costume parade, and you might win a prize.

Where: Newport Community Hub, 13 Mason Street, Newport
When: Wednesday 31 October 5-6:30pm.
Web: Here

Playtime Halloween Party at Crown Casino

Spooky adventures are waiting for you at Camp Creepy aka Crown Casino this Halloween!

Playtime Halloween Party


On 4 November, Playtime presents a Halloween party for all mini and not-so-mini gouls. With trick or treats, competitions, games and prizes to be one, Playtime is where the spooky times are at in the heart of the city this Halloween.

Where: Playtime @ Crown, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
When: Sunday 4 November. Midday to 6pm.
Web: Here.

Halloween Spooktacular at Watergardens Town Centre

Watergardens Town Centre is getting into the Halloween spirit hosting its 6th Halloween Spooktacular event on Wednesday 31 October.

Hallowen Spooktacular at Watergardens Town Centre


The Town Square will be transformed into a spooky cemetry complete with spiders, skeletons, a Halloween DJ, Graveyard craft workshop, trick or treating, magic show and more. Dress in your favourite Halloween costume and go into the running for the "best dressed" prize!

Where: Watergardens Town Centre, 399 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes
When: Wednesday 31 October from noon till late.
Web: Here

Halloween is still a few spooky weeks away so we're expecting this list to grow as the days draw in. Keep us posted if you know of a Halloween themed event that hasn't made our list yet.



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