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Best Family Friendly Halloween Events in Puget Sound

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Not everybody likes the scary stuff. If your family is looking for a kid-friendly Halloween activity, here are some great ones!

Howl-O-Ween
Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 31
Great Wolf Lodge
20500 Old Highway 99, SW
Grand Mound, WA 98531
360.273.7718
http://www.greatwolf.com/grandmound

Enjoy thrills and chills and celebrate Howl-O-Ween. This spooktacular event is fun, safe, and just a boo-bit scary. Little ghouls and boys are invited to Cub Club for pumpkin painting and witchy crafts, while the whole pack will enjoy the Trick-or-Treat Trail, costume parades and Spooktacular Story Time!

Zoo Boo
Saturday and Sunday
October 15 and 16
10:00am – 3:00pm
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
http://www.pdza.org

Zoo Boo features indoor and outdoor activities, including treats, photo opportunities, a scavenger hunt, special pumpkin animal enrichments and more.

Hoot ‘n Howl
Friday and Saturday
October 21 and 22
6:00pm – 10:00pm
NW Trek
11610 Trek Drive East
Eatonville, WA 98328
http://www.nwtrek.org

Take a tram ride around the wildlife park, listen to the sounds of the nighttime forest, marvel at colossal calcium, participate in some sweet science, rely on your senses of touch, smell and sound, and learn how your eyes work. Play games, make crafts, and trick-or-treat for “green” treats, made without palm oil or sustainable yield palm oil only.

The Museum of Fright
Saturday, October 28
4:00pm – 8:00pm
The Museum of Flight
3100 S. 176th St
Seattle, WA 98188
206-764-5720
http://www.museumofflight.org

The Museum of Fright offers fun and “dead”-ucational Halloween activities for the whole family, including storytelling, ghost parachutes, spirit kites, and scary flights aboard simulators!

Un-Haunted House
Saturday, October 29
6:00pm – 8:30pm
MoonPaper Tent
918 NE 64th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

http://www.moonpapertent.com

All the fun without the scary monsters! Wear your costume and walk through an enchanted house full of magical characters and silly surprises. Uniquely created to provide small groups with their own Happy Halloween experience.

Halloween Train
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 and 30
38625 SE King Street
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
425.888.3030
http://www.trainmuseum.org

Watch an old-fashioned cider press demonstration, listen to live music, enjoy the depot and train decorations, and sip warm apple cider. This fun celebration of Fall and Halloween is a great time for people of any age! Catch the train at Snoqualmie or North Bend. Trains Depart Snoqualmie at: 11:01am, 12:31pm, 2:01pm, 3:31pm and 4:11pm. Trains Depart North Bend at: 11:26am, 12:56pm, 2:26pm, and 3:56pm. Wear a costume and save $2 on your ticket price!

Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 and 30
9:30am – 2:30pm
Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
206.548.2500
http://www.zoo.org

Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, live entertainment, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s family friendly Pumpkin Bash. Discover a repertoire of animal behavior as hippos, bears, elephants, monkeys, and other animals crunch, smash or stomp on pumpkins! The pumpkins are a part of the zookeepers; ongoing efforts to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural animal behavior, keep animals mentally and physically stimulated and engage zoo visitors.

Fall Festival
Saturday, October 29
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Bellevue Art Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.519.0770
http://www.bellevuearts.org

Come with the entire family and celebrate all things fall. Enjoy a range of projects where you can learn about and celebrate Día de los Muertos, Halloween and more along with free admission to the galleries and artist demonstrations. Ages 4 – 12 admitted free.

Free Family Pumpkin Decorating Party
Sunday, October 30
9:00am – 2:00pm
Cafe Flora
2901 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
206.325.9100
http://www.cafeflora.com

Parents are invited to bring their little princesses, pirates, superheroes, and ghosts to Cafe Flora for a morning of pumpkin decorating with no trick, all treat. Adorn pumpkins from Tonnemaker Farm with sequins, feathers, pipe cleaners, pens and other arts-and-crafts supplies provided by Thrive Art School. No carving. Free cinnamon bites from Cafe Flora and free cider provided by Rockridge Orchards & Cidery.

Halloween Brunch
Sunday, October 30
8:00am – 1:00pm
Salty’s on Alki
1936 Harbor Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116
http://www.saltys.com

Gather up your little ones in their Halloween finest as both the Alki and Redondo Salty’s will host Sunday Brunch on October 30 complete with a drawing for a costume contest. Costumed children under 12 not only eat for free but will also have the opportunity to enjoy a pumpkin patch on the deck where they can pick small pumpkins amongst the bales of hay and scarecrows. (Limit two children per table, must be accompanied by an adult.) Costume contest winners at all Salty’s will receive a birthday party donated by Evergreen City Ballet for Seattle and Redondo.

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