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Trick or Treat Yo Toddler: 8 non-spooky Halloween adventures near and far from Washington DC

Eight trick or treating destinations in and around Washington dc for toddlers and their families

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Trick or Treat Yo Toddler: 8 non-spooky Halloween adventures near and far from Washington DC

Halloween is undeniably Ooey’s favorite holiday. She loves to watch these Halloween themed cartoon videos on YouTube and in her little word everything is spooky, or creepy. She also loves to randomly point and say “It’s a ghost!” which is not at all unsettling. Less funny is when she points at elderly people and screams “It’s a monster” luckily her pronunciation is unclear to most other people.

All that to say I’m excited that she is excited. Even though a trip down the Halloween isle at Target is thrilling I thought it would be fun to brainstorm some extra special Halloween outings. I can’t do all of these, maybe just a few, but it is fun to put this list together! And please let me know if you go on any of these trips, I love cute kid photos!

And if you’re looking for pumpkin patches and corn mazes see, here. If you want to know what else you can do this October see, here.

Eight trick or treating destinations in and around Washington dc for toddlers and their families

Make it a weekend getaway

1. The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

Ooey and I visited Sesame Place this summer and I had way more fun that I thought I would. It’s so well designed for little kids, the rides don’t go super fast and the Sesame Street characters are popping out of everywhere! I REALLY recommend this place, and I know their Halloween activities will be great. I recommend splurging and getting a character breakfast or a fast pass if you have the cash.

When 

Select dates from September 22nd – October 29th

Where

Langhorne, PA

How much 

$45/ person (2 and younger are free)

2.  The Great Pumpkin Fest at  Kings Dominion

King’s Dominion is another theme park Ooey and I visited this summer. Our trip was really enjoyable but the park is definitely best for kids aged 3-4+. The rides were a bit faster and I could tell that Ooey, my fearless child, was not loving them. They do however have a dinosaur path which is not well advertised and that was the highlight of our trip.

When 

select weekends September 23rd-October 29th

Where

Doswell, VA

How much 

pricing varies

3. Hershey Park in the Dark

I envision chocolate raining down from the sky when I think of this park! Their program includes Creatures of the Night, a trick or treat trail and rides.

When 

October 13-15, 20-22 & 27-29

Where

Hershey, PA

How much

prices vary

4. The Count’s Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens is owned by the same parent company as Sesame Place, hence the duplicate program. The Spooktacular will include safe trick or treating, fun entertainment by the Sesame Street characters and play areas for kids. I really want to make a return trip to Sesame Place but might opt for this, since it’s something new.

When 

weekends in October

Where

Williamsburg, VA

How much 

pricing varies

5. Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland

People have been recommending this place to me since I was pregnant, no joke. I still haven’t been but their Halloween programing looks perfect for the toddler crowd. Trick-or-treating with dinosaurs, rides and non scary fun!

When

Saturdays (2-9pm) and Sundays (2-8pm), October 14-29, 2017

Where

Lancaster, PA

How much

$25.99/ages 3+ ( two and under are free)

*combo admission for Hershey Park available online soon

Eight trick or treating destinations in and around Washington dc for toddlers and their families

photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com.

Or stay close to home 

6. Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is uh-mazing and proceeds support the zoo so it’s a win win. We saw some amazing family costumes last year. We also saw some pretty clever ways of not loosing your kid, color coordinated light sabers and glowsticks, such a good idea.

When

October 20th-22nd 5:30-8:30pm

Where

Washington, DC

How much

$30/person

7. Trick-or-treating at Mount Vernon

Taking it back to the old school, this event will include fishnet making demos and wool carding in addition to historic chocolate making. There will also be dancing, hay rides and a children’s costume parade.

When

October 27th-28 3:30-6:30pm

Where

Mount Vernon, VA

How much

$12/adult, $6/ 11 and under

8. Halloween is spooktacular at Tudor Place

Tudor Place is a lovely place to visit and they have wonderful programs for families. At their spooktacular you can paint pumpkins, have your face painted and find treats along their trails.

When

October 28th 10am-1pm

Where

Washington, DC

How much

$5-$10/person

Eight trick or treating destinations in and around Washington dc for toddlers and their families

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com

Let me know if you go or have gone to any of these places!

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