Best Kid-Friendly Haunted Houses In Seattle

October 12, 2012 6:00 AM

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halloween kids Best Kid Friendly Haunted Houses In Seattle

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Enjoy the holiday with the kiddos while scoring points for finding these awesome costumed options. Check out these kid-friendly Halloween events, all before Halloween day, allowing kids to wear their costumes multiple times. Go over the list with the kids, pick a few, have them mark them on the calendar, instantly avoiding the constant “when do I get to wear my costume?!” inquiries.

Boo In Burien
SW 152nd St.
Downtown Burien, WA 98166
(206) 433-2882

Hours: Oct. 27 – noon to 4 p.m.
Price: free

Boo In Burien is an annual Halloween set up for the entire family. Kids in costumes may participate in a safe trick or treating experience (don’t forget to bring a bag) with the local merchants and vendors. Those brave enough may attempt the haunted house while the not so brave paint pumpkins. The whole family will get a kick out of the Weiner dog races and the adorable costumed dog parade.

Creepy Crawl Haunted Tunnel
Garfield Community
2323 E. Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 684-4788

Hours: Oct. 26 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Price: free

This popular event is great, family orientated Halloween fun. Enjoy a nice selection of games to play as well as lots of prizes and candy for everyone who attends. Don’t miss out on the haunted tunnel designed just for those brave little super heroes and their older siblings. It asks for a $3 per family suggested donation for those able to pay.

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Fright Fest at Wild Waves
Wild Waves Theme Park
36201 Enchanted Parkway S,
Federal Way, 98003
(253) 661-8000

Date: Friday and Saturday through October and the last two Sundays in October
Hours: October’s Fridays and Sundays – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Oct. 21 and 28 – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Click here for pricing.

After attending, all guest will agree, Wild Waves knows how to celebrate Halloween. There is something super fun about riding the pumped up scary rides (especially the roller coaster) in the dark and taking part in the Wave Pool Dance Party. Keep an eye out for the many roving, creepy costumed staff that is more than eager to scare the heck out of your kiddos. For the younger-than-10 group, Booville’s scare free zone, filled with fun, treats and games especially for them. Ages 10 and younger are encouraged to wear whatever costumes they choose: older than 10 must wear non-violent, non-masked costumes. Be warned: the MOViN 92.5 Scream Factory Haunted House is strictly for the daring older kid crowd.

Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
Jefferson Community
3801 Beacon Ave. South
Seattle, 98108
(206) 684-7481

Hours: Oct. 26 – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Price: free to 25 cents per ticket

All kiddos 12 and younger are invited to bring their parents to this fun annual Halloween Carnival. Put on your costume and play carnival games for a quarter each. Or, amp up that courage and head into the haunted house with the whole family — it’s not too scary. Don’t forget to bring a bag to get all of the Halloween loot home. Don’t miss out on special community center events throughout the county for face painting, additional carnival games and tons of family fun. Follow those events here.

International District Spookfest
719 8th Ave S
Seattle, 98104
(206) 233-0042 Oct. 26 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Price: free/$1 activity fee per person

All ages are welcome to come and enjoy all of the silly and spooky fun associated with Halloween. Everyone is encouraged to wear family friendly costumes and take part in the games and fun activities. Don’t miss out on the scarier haunted area and a little turn-out-the-lights, ghoulishly glow-in-the-dark fun at a spookfest the whole family can enjoy.

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Kristy Stevens-Young is a freelance writer in Seattle. Her work can be found at

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