Fall is really in the air this week, and I don’t know about you, but my kids are getting into the Halloween spirit! We’re already talking about which costumes to make or buy, and they are excited to go to our local pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkins for jack o’ lanterns. Until then, there are a few Halloween-related activities happening this weekend. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you there…
- Pumpkin Hollow Opening Day at Deanna Rose Farmstead: Get lost in a corn maze, ride the Pumpkin Hollow Express, climb a hay pyramid, play in a corn box, slide the giant hay slide, and have a great time gathering pumpkins! A horse-drawn wagon ride will take you to and from the patch where each person gets to take home a pumpkin. September 30-October 31, check website for times and admission fees.
- Hoots & Howls at the KC Zoo: Enjoy some spooky (not scary) Halloween fun at the KC Zoo with special activities and entertainment, starting October 1, and running each weekend through Halloween. Kids can take a hayride around the zoo, make crafts, ride the pedal tractors, navigate a hay bale maze, get their faces painted, sing along with an interactive DJ, and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Various animals will smash pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day too. Added bonus: This weekend, October 1 & 2, superhero friends Batman and Superman are taking a day off from fighting crime to visit the zoo and take pictures from 10am-3pm.
- The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
If a pumpkin patch is more to your taste, be sure to check out our 2016 Kansas City Pumpkin Patch Directory…and keep watching our Events Calendar for tons more Halloween fun coming your way this October!
Images courtesy of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and Worlds of Fun.