Updated September 2019
We all love dressing our kids up in their 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.
Best Places to Trick-or-Treat in Atlanta
Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat at Fernbank Museum
Dress up the little ones and head to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History 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. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: free with museum admission; members are free.
Haunted Halloween at Atlanta History Center
Families are invited to experience the Atlanta History Center's 33-acre campus after dark for ghostly activities for all ages. Visit the website for a complete schedule and offerings, including scare ratings. There is even Halloween fun to be had for your tweens and teens. Trick-or-treating is ongoing until 9:30 p.m. Parents note: Beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: children (4-12) $9; children (13+ $18); adults $21.50; members: discounted tickets online.
Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta
Wear your costume and visit the animals as you sample treats throughout Zoo Atlanta. 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. 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: free with zoo admission; online ticket prices: child (3-11) $18.99 + tax; adult (12+) $24.99 + tax; senior (65+) $20.99 + tax.
Train or Treat at Southeastern Railway Museum
Train lovers will have fun at this Halloween event at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Enjoy a costume contest, trick or treating, wagon rides, hand car rides ($2) and fall-themed refreshments.
When: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: included with price of admission; children (2 through 12) $7; adults $10; seniors $8.
Trick or Treat at Children's Museum of Atlanta
Come see the Children's Museum of Atlanta be transformed into a spooky fun house. Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their Halloween best for crafts, performances, prizes and trick-or-treating.
When: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Members are $10; non-members $20. Reservations are required and tickets will not be sold at the door.
Goblins in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden
At Atlanta Botanical 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. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: regular daily admission; members free. Train rides $3 per passenger, children only (Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). Pony rides $4. Food and beverage available for purchase.
Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.