Top Ideas for Fall Fun with the Kids

Best Halloween Activities Near NYC For Kids and Families

Most popular fall activities for kids to get ready for Halloween

October is flying by and that means that Halloween is almost here! In preparation for the big night of trick-or-treating, there are tons of other awesome fall activities for families to enjoy. Getting lost in corn mazes, pumpkin picking, haunted houses, and Halloween parades are all great fun for kids of all ages! Yuggler has tons of awesome places for you to visit with the kids ranging from spooky to not-so-scary.

For all you NYC families, we have compiled a list of the most popular Halloween activities for the kiddos to enjoy. Check them out before the season is over!

Top 5 Corn Mazes

  1. The Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm Museum – Floral Park, NY [ Open ]
  2. Schmitt’s Family Farm – Melville, NY [ Open ]
  3. Harbes Family Farm – Riverhead, NY [ Open ]
  4. Castle Hill Farm – Newtown, CT [ Open ]
  5. Alstede Farm – Chester, NJ [ Open ]

Top 5 Haunted Houses

  1. Candlelight Ghost Tours at Merchant’s House Museum – NYC, NY [ Open ]
  2. Scare Farm – Hillsborough, NJ [ Open ]
  3. Bane Haunted House – Livingston, NJ [ Open ]
  4. C. Casola Farm’s Haunted Attractions – Marlboro, NJ [ Open ]
  5. The Haunted Mill at Red Mill Museum Village – Clinton, NJ [ Open ]

Top 5 Pumpkin Picking Locations

  1. Fishkill Farms – Hopewell Junction, NY [ Open ]
  2. Decker Farm – Staten Island, NY [ Open ]
  3. Schmitt’s Family Farm – Melville, NY [ Open ]
  4. Elwood Pumpkin Farm – Huntington, NY [ Open ]
  5. Outhouse Orchards – North Salem, NY [ Open ]

Top 4 Halloween Parades

  1. Halloween Festivities in Rahway – Rahway, NJ [ Open ]
  2. Annual Halloween Parade at Riley Park – Bradley Beach, NJ [ Open ]
  3. City Island Halloween Parade at Hawkins Park – Bronx, NY  [ Open ]
  4. Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade – NY, NY [ Open ]

Check out these and other options for Halloween activities near NYC on our Pinterest boards. Also, discover even more awesome things to do near you this fall.

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If you need to find some of the most trending kids activities in New York, visit our Calendar for Kids Activities to learn more about the freshest and most relevant things to do for all ages.

Happy Halloween!