We all love dressing our kids up in their first Halloween costumes and want to provide them with fun memories in a safe environment. Nearly all of Atlanta's most popular venues offer trick-or-treating as part of their Halloween events for little and not-so-little ones. Here are our favorite locations for a spooktacular time for the entire family.
Dress up the little ones and head on down to the Fernbank for a morning of frightfully fun Halloween activities. Dance, play games, and trick or treat throughout the museum for sweet treats and tiny toys.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission. Members are free.
Trick or treat through the galleries alongside longfin "bat" fish and Japanese "spider" crabs. Take selfies in the photo stations and participate in crafts.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free admission for your costumed-child. Limit two children per paid adult admission.
Boo at the Zoo
Wear your costume and visit the animals as you sample treats throughout the zoo. Enjoy the sights and adventures of Zoo Boo Town with characters and activities. Check website to see when your favorite animal friends will be receiving their Halloween treats.
When: Oct. 20, 21, 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with zoo admission. Online ticket prices: Child (3-11) $16.99 + tax; adult (12+) $22.99 + tax; senior (65+) $18.99 + tax
Train or Treat
Train lovers will have fun at this Halloween event at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Costume contest, trick or treating, wagon rides, hand car rides ($2) and fall-themed refreshments available.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Included with price of admission. Children (2 through 12) $7; adults $10; seniors $8
Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to wear their favorite costumes and parade through Atlanta History Center as part of the Halloween-themed Magic Monday program. Participate in a costume contest, enjoy “spooky” tales, crafts and trick-or-treating.
When: Monday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Children $5.50; adults $6.50; members free.
Goblins in the Garden
Let your littles strut their stuff down the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, hear a story and ride a pony and/or train. Did somebody say cash bar for adult goblins? Sign us up.
When: Sunday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Regular daily admission. Members free. Train rides $3 per passenger, children only (Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Pony rides $4. Food and beverage available for purchase.
Haunted Hall of Fame
The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience present a change to trick-or-treat inside the Hall during this spooky event. Participate in a scavenger hunt and face your fears on the "Field of Screams". Note that this is a spookier children's event, so if zombies are your thing, this event is for you!
When: Oct. 21 and 22, 28 and 29
Cost: Free admission for costumed-kids, ages 3 through 12.
Here is more Halloween fun for the entire family.
Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their 4-year-old son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and family blogger behind Love, Joleen.