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Melbourne Halloween Kids Guide 2019

by Kim (follow)
What's On for Kids in Melbourne this Halloween

From Frankenstien bowling to a Fright Night maze, stilt walkers, fire twirlers, haunted houses and trick or treating — Melbourne has it all this Halloween.

Check out some of our top spooktacularly boo-tiful and fang-tastic things to do this Halloween.

Friend In Me Halloween Spooktacular

All little witches, warlocks, ghouls and goblins are cordially invited to a spooktacular kids Halloween party at The Victoria Hotel in Yarraville. This mini Halloween extravaganza will keep little monsters entertained with trick or treating, face painting, entertainment, spooky treats, goodie bags, Halloween activities and more.

When: Sunday 6 October, from 11 am to 1 pm
Where: The Victoria Hotel , Yarraville
Ages: All ages
Cost: $16 for children 1-16; kids under 1 go free
More Info: Visit the event website for more information

Boo At The Zoo

Back by popular demand, and running for 4 nights, Boo At The Zoo at Werribee Open Range Zoo is the ultimate way to celebrate Halloween with your family. Come along and Trick or Treat throughout the Pula Trail, there will be crafts and games, Halloween family-friendly characters and entertainment, trick or treating with themed doors located throughout the Zoo.

Image: Werribee Open Range Zoo

Come dressed in costume and get ready for some freaky family fun!

When: Friday 25 & Saturday 26 October; Wednesday 30 & Thursday 31 October from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Where: Werribee Open Range Zoo
Ages: All ages
Cost: $30 for adults, $20 for children, FREE for kids 0–2; $15 for members
More Info: Visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo

Spooktober At Luna Dark

Known as one of Melbourne's spookiest events, Spooktober At Luna Dark will show you the creepy dark side of Luna Park (after dark!). With custom haunted house experiences, roving zombies, carnival games, a trick or treat trail, ghastly glamour parlour, spooky entertainment and more, you'd better keep your family close at this event!

Image: halloween.melbourne

When: 25 October to 3 November, various times. Haunts during day sessions run every half hour from 11:30 am; Haunts during night sessions run every half hour from 6:30 pm. More info here.
Where: Luna Park, Melbourne
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets from $19.50
More Info: Visit the Luna Park website

Fright Night At Hedgend Maze

Hedgend Maze's Annual Fright Night is a living nightmare! Encounter your worst fears over two terrifying nights where everywhere you turn there's something sinister. Whatever you do… don't leave any of your friends behind!

Image: hedgend.com.au/events

In small groups, your only source of light will be from a candle-lit lantern shared between your group. A creepy stroll down a dark pathway will lead you through some pretty disturbing scenes across the 20-acre park, including the giant 1.2k hedge maze filled with your worst fears and nightmares!

When: Saturday 16 to Sundady 27 October
Where: 163 Albert Road, Healesville
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets $20 per child; $25 per adult; $20 per person for families
More Info: Visit the Hedgend website

Melbourne General Cemetery Tour

If you've ever wondered what happens at a creepy cemetery after dark, here's your chance! A special children's tour at Melbourne General Cemetery is sure to turn into fright night for all participants. The Melbourne Cemetery tour will be given by a creepy tour guide who will terrifically terrify you with tales of gruesome truths and historical facts. Ghoulish giggles guaranteed and fancy dress welcome!

When: Thursday 31 October from 7 pm to 8 pm
Where: Melbourne General Cemetery
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets from $20
More Info: Purchase tickets online here

St Kilda Kids Trick or Treat on Fitzroy street

Businesses along Fitzroy Street will be giving out treats on Halloween making it a street long Trick or Treat. There will be lots of Halloween activities including face painting, roving entertainment featuring Disney Villains, The Addams family, stilt walkers and fire twirlers, photo booths and a Kids Spooky Disco to burn off all the Sugar.

Image: Facebook St Kilda Event

When: Thursday 31, October
Where: Fitzroy St, St Kilda
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE
More Info: Vist the event Facebook Page

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre this Halloween

Looking for kid-friendly Halloween activities that don’t involve roaming the streets? Head to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre for Brick or Treat, a spectacularly spooky after-school party! LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at Chadstone Shopping Centre is opening its doors from 5pm for a dress up party with loads of LEGO treats including mystery mini builds, Jack-o-Lanterns, keychains, factory bricks, pop badges and more.

Image: melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au

Kids will be able to spot scary scenes in MINILAND Melbourne, view live demonstrations of the new LEGO Hidden Side sets and get their face painted to match their creepy costume!

When: Thursday 31 October 2019, 5pm – 8pm (last entry 6:30pm)
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Chadstone Shopping Centre
Ages: 5 years & up
Cost: $50 per child
More Info: Visit the Melbourne LEGOLAND website

Lollipops Playland Halloween Fun

A Halloween disco is happening at Lollipops Play Centre! Come dressed in your favourite Halloween Costume for lots of Halloween fun. Let the kids run wild dancing to DJ Bianca from A to Z Disco, while you sit back, have a coffee and relax.

When: Thursday 31 October, 4pm-7pm
Where: Lollipops PlayLand Bundoora - Unit 6 / 19 Enterprise Drive
Ages: All ages
Cost: $8 entry after 4pm
More Info: Visit the Facebook Event Page

Halloween Festival at the Preston Market

Preston Market is getting into the Halloween spirit with a spook-tacular after school Halloween Fest. Trick-or Treaters can dress up and visit the market’s participating stallholders for a special treat on Halloween. Spooky activities include Halloween Face Painting, Slime Making, Pumpkin (foam) Craft Workshop, Mini Terracotta Pot Monsters and more! Spooky games station including Witches Hat Ring Toss, Frankenstien bowling, pinata smashing and pumpkin balloon popping!

Image: prestonmarket.com.au/after-school-halloween-fest

When: Thursday 31 October, 3pm-6pm
Where: Preston Market - 2/30A The Centreway, Preston
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE
More Info: Visit the Preston Market website

Day of the Dead at Boneo Discovery Park

Borneo Discovery Park will play host to the Day of the Dead celebration. This immortal night of family friendly fun is a fiesta not to miss. With live music, entertainment, workshops, face painting, food, bar, rides, fright walk, movie tent and new light sculptures from Lantasia Lights – The Lanternist there is something from everyone.

Image: boneodiscoverypark.com.au/dayofthedead

Dress to impress as there will be prizes for the best costumes…this is not just for the kids.

When: Saturday 2 November, 6pm-9pm
Where: Boneo Discovery Park - 695 Limestone Road, Fingal
Ages: All ages
Cost: $20
More Info: Visit the Boneo Discovery Park website

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