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Cleveland Family Halloween Activities

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Cleveland Family Halloween Activities

Camp Spooky at Cedar Point

(Courtesy of Cedar Point) Cleveland Family Halloween Activities

Boo at the Zoo

(Courtesy of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo) Stan Hywet Mansion and Gardens

Stan Hywet Mansion and Gardens

(Courtesy of Stan Hywet Mansion and Gardens)


Halloween in Cleveland needn't be scary -- or unsafe. The area offers a host of family-friendly activities to suit any little ghost or princess. (updated for 2013)

  • September 20 - October 27 - Weekends - Halloweekends at Cedar Point, special attractions, costumed characters, food, treats, and a parade; Fridays from 6pm until midnight, Saturdays from Noon until midnight, and on Sundays from 11am until 8pm; Adults $46.99 (if you purchase your tickets online in advance) and $29.99 (weekends)
  • Through October 27 - Not Haunted Hayride - Red Wagon Farm, Route 252 just south of route 82, Columbia Station; 440 236-3007; free parking; Saturdays and Sundays: Noon - 5pm
     
  • October 5 and 6 - Goblins in the Garden - Holden Arboretum; 10am - 430pm; treats, games, costumes, and fun. $15 per car.
     
  • October 18-21 and 24-27 - Boo at the Zoo - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Enjoy treats, games, and family-friendly Halloween activities; 6pm -9pm, $8
     
  • October 18-19 - Magical Whooloween - Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland - a non-scary, Halloween alternative for families with children 2-11 years. Activities include storytelling, games, a night hike snacks, and a miniature steam train ride; 530pm - 930pm; call 440 358-7275 or 800 669-9226 to register.
     
  • October 19,25,26 - Spooky Science Nights - William H Mather Museum - Includes a spooky late night snack, admission to all of the Science Center exhibits, a movie, spooky experiments, and other activities. 530pm - 930pm; $12; call 216-621-2400 for reservations.
     
  • Fright Night: A Family Sleepover - October 18 - Great Lakes Science Center - An overnight of fun for families with kids 6-12, includes an OMNIMAX movie, Mad Scientist crafts and play and a late night snack; 6pm; $40; call 216 241-2400 for reservations.
     
  • October 26 - BOO at the Garden - Cleveland Botanical Garden, University Circle - Celebrate the season with games, costumes, dancing, crafts, and trick or treat; 530pm - 830pm
     
  • October 19-20, 26-27 - IX Trick or Treat Street - Cleveland I-X Center, Cleveland - Meet Dora the Explorer and Scooby-Doo, visit 10 spooktacular candy houses and enjoy the amusement park rides; $14
     
(last updated 9-29-13)
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