Halloween Family Fun

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Here is a list of Halloween fun that the whole family can enjoy!

All of these events (and many more) can also be found on our Website calendar. This list will be updated as more events are announced and publicized. If you know of an event we should add to this list please email charlotte@myactivechild.com


Pumpkin Palooza in the Glass Studio 

Address: Chrysler Museum of Art 245 West Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23510
Date: September 25, 28 & 29, October 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27 
Cost: $45 Museum Members, $60 Non-Members, registration is required
Activity: Here's a new twist for Halloween -- a glass pumpkin! Chose whatever colors you like and create your own. As you inflate the glass bubble with your breath, we will form it into your personalized glass pumpkin, so there's no experience required. Ages 5+
More Information: Visit their website.

Taylor Farm's Annual Howl-oween to benefit K-9JL 

Dates: October 5, 2013 from 10am-5pm
Cost: $5 admission (pony rides extra charge)
Activity: The Annual Howl-oween with K9JL will be going on in full swing! Come out to Taylor farms for a family friendly event geared to raise money for K-9 Justice League. Hayrides, animal park, bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, bake sale and more.
Additional Information: Visit the K-9 Justice League website

Pumpkin Carving Party 

Address: Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518
Date: October 12, 2013 from 10-11:30am, and 1-2:30pm 
Cost: $12 for NBG Members, $16 for Non-Members
Activity: Enjoy warm apple cider while you carve a festive pumpkin with our supplies - then leave the mess behind! Pre-registration required.
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Azalea Little League Halloween Festival 

Date: October 18 (Haunted House only 7-10pm), October 19, 2013 6-10pm
Cost: Food available for purchase.
Activity: Trunk-or-Treat, Karaoke, Hayride, Costume Contest, Haunted House.

Chesapeake Square Halloween Kidgets Event 

Address: Chesapeake Square 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake VA 23321
Date: October 19, 2013 from 11am-1pm.
Cost: Free for Kidgits Members ($5 annual membership fee)
Activity: Kids come dressed in your Halloween costumes for spooky treats and a ghouling good time! 
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page.

Halloween at Bass Pro Shop

Address: Bass Pro Shops, 1972 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA
Dates: October 18-31, 2013; M-F from 5-8pm, Weekends 12-5
Cost: Free
Activity: Crafts, photos, parade, scavenger hunt and more. Activities vary by day.
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Port Norfolk BOO-yah! 5K and Little Monsters Fun Run 

Address: Fountain Park 601 Broad Street Portsmouth, VA 23707
Dates: October 19, 2013 at 8-10am
Cost: The 5k Run is $35 if you register before October 1st. Little Monsters Fun Run is $5.
Description: The Port Norfolk Civic League invites all Halloween loving fun time peeps to come run or walk in this race. This events is open to everyone…witches, ghosts and goblins…and their little dogs, too!
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Night Of The Living Museum 

Address: Virginia Living Museum 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601
Date: October 19, 2013 from 5-8pm
Cost: $9 members, $12 non-members NOTE: Purchase tickets in advance and save $1. Full price day of event
Activity: Enjoy this evening of non-scary Halloween fun for families with kids ages 12 and under!
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Kids Halloween Party at Hunt Club Farm 

Date: October 20, 2013 from 11am-3pm
Cost: $15 per child, $8 per adult. Pre-paid admission required.
Activity: This year’s party includes petting farm admission, one 3-5lb Pie Pumpkin, Party DJ with Games and Dancing, Bounce House Inflatables, Cupcake and Pumpkin Decorating and Costumes Characters!
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Bounceeez Boo Bounce

Date: October 24th and 25th, 2013.
Cost: $10 per child. For an additional, $2.99 per child add pizza and unlimited drinks. Extra pumpkins are available to the parents for just $3.
Activity: Includes, bouncing, pumpkin painting, each child will receive a goodie bag stuffed with treats.
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page.

The GREAT Pumpkin Lighting 

Address: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 400 High St, Portsmouth VA
Dates: Pumpkins will be lit at dusk on October 25th & 26th, 2013 for the Olde Towne Ghost Walk and Safe Trick-or-Treat
Cost: N/A
Activity: Pumpkin drop off: Thursday, October 24th, 4-7p.m. and Friday, October 25th 10-3p.m.
Additional information: Visit their website.

Halloween Bootacular Fair 

Address: Red Wing Park 700 Ruffian Rd.Virginia Beach, VA
Dates: October 25, 2013 (11am-8pm), October 26-27, 2013 (10am-8pm)
Cost: Free admission to the Fair. Attractions, exhibits and games $1 - $5
Activity: Carnival games, trackless barrel train, toddler hay bale maze, pumpkin illumination trail, haunted house maze, live music, crafts & story time, food, baby play area, face painting, vendors & more! 
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Garden Trick or Treating (SOLD OUT)

Address: Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk VA
Date: October 25, 2013 from 6:30-8pm, rain or shine
Cost: Sold Out
Activity: Wear your best Halloween costumes for a safe and ghoulishly good time here at NBG! Explore the Garden at night with your family, make S’mores around a campfire, listen to jokes and stories and then trick-or-treat your way home.
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Monster Madness at the Aquarium

Cost: $10 each for adult and children. A paying adult must accompany children.
Dates: October 25, 2013 from 6-9pm
Activity: This event includes storytelling, a puppet show, live animal encounters, games and prizes. Although Monster Madness is geared toward children ages 7 and younger, it is a great outing for the entire family.  A paying adult must accompany children: $7 for members; $10 for non-members.
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Brickheadz Halloween Workshop

Cost: $30 per builder
Dates: October 25, 2013 from 6-9pm
Activity: Spend the Friday before Halloween creating a LEGO® Halloween Village. We'll use Monster Fighters, Harry Potter, and other eerie sets to create the perfect place for mini-figures to Trick or Treat! Come dressed as your favorite LEGO® mini-figure, treats for all builders!
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page.

The Hunt For Dead October 

Address: Hampton Roads Naval Museum 1 Waterside Drive #248, Norfolk, VA 23510
Date: October 25, 2013 from 6-9pm
Cost: FREE
Activity: Join the Hampton Roads Naval Museum for a hauntingly great time. Various “spook”-tacular crafts and activities will fill this fun-filled night.
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Zoo Boo Family Fun Day at The Virginia Zoo

Date: October 26, 2013 from 10am-6pm
Cost: Zoo Members: $6, Non-Members: $11, all children under age 2: FREE. Haunted Hayride $1, Zoo Boo Choo Choo $3.
Activity: The animals will be receiving visitors in their habitats and there will also be animal pumpkin smashing, costume contests and, of course, trick or treat candy stations. 
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Boobird Spooktacular

Address: Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666
Date: October 26, 2013 from 10am-3pm
Cost: $1 contribution per person (under 2 free)
Activity: Take a horrifying hayride, trick or treat among our animal exhibits (ages 2-13), participate in several scary and educational kids’ activities from our Master Gardeners in the Arboretum, be amazed by spooky science experiments with Mad Science of Hampton Roads. Be eerily entertained and enjoy our Halloween Hospitality. Great family fun for ALL ages!
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Harvest Fair at the VB Farmer's Market

Address: Virginia Beach Farmer's Market - corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA 
Dates: October 26, 2013 from 10am-4pm
Cost: Free admission, small fee for some activities
Activity: Pumpkin decorating, pie eating contest, children's activities
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page.

Pumpkin Decorating

Address: McDonald's Garden Center locations in Chesapeake, Hampton & Virginia Beach
Date: October 26, 2013 from 10am-5pm
Cost: With Pumpkin Purchase
Activity: Bring the family and get your pumpkin all decked out for Halloween. Pumpkins will be available to purchase and paints, stencils and embellishments will be provided. 
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Halloween Crafts at Pembroke Mall 

Date: October 26,2013 from 11am-1pm
Cost: Free
Activity: Halloween crafts for the kids, come in costume!
Additional Information: Visit their website.

MUSEUM MADNESS at the Portsmouth Museums 

Address: Portsmouth Museums (Children's Museum, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, Lightship PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center)
Date: October 26, 2013 from 12-6pm
Cost: All activities are included with paid admission to the Portsmouth Museums.
Activity:  Celebrate Halloween with a variety of wizardry, monsters and frightfully fun activities, including a tour of a haunted ship. The Olde Towne Safe Trick or Treat follows this event from 6-8pm.
Additional Information: Visit their website.

2013 Halloween Monster Mash

Address: North Landing Beach Resort 161 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457
Date: October 26 from 12-10:30pm
Cost: Saturday all-events pass: Adults $15, Kids $7 (17 & under)
Activity: pumpkin decorating, bobbing for apples, site and costume contests, and a hallo-weenie BBQ lunch, to trick-or-treating, a monster mash dance with DJ, and a scary movie screening
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook Page


Poochapalooza Howl'Oween 

When: October 26, 2013 from 1-4pm.
Cost: Free admission, vendors on-site.
Activities: Pet costume contest, entertainment and more.
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Spook-Tacular Halloween Party 

Address: The Klumsy Moose Kids Spa & Party Boutique 1400 Kempsville Road #123, Chesapeake, VA 23320 
Date: October 26, 2013 from 5 - 8pm
Cost: $35 per child/$5 discount for siblings
Activity: We'll start off with pizza & frightfully delicious punch followed by an hour of Magic performed by Hampton Roads #1 Children's Magician, Robert Westcott! Make & take Halloween Crafts, Games, Costume Contest, Glow Dancing and a festive Halloween Candy Buffet will complete the night. Ages 4+
Additional Information: Visit their Facebook page.

Portsmouth Annual Safe Trick or Treat 

Date: October 26, 2013 from 6-8pm
Cost: Free
Activity: For children up to age 12. Located on the seven historic blocks of High Street corridor between Effingham Street and Water Street.
Additional Information: View their website.

VASC Annual Halloween Bash 

Address: Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton VA
Dates: October 26, 2013 from 4-7pm
Cost: $5 in advance • $7 on day of event
Activity: Trick-or-Treating, costume contest, crafts, haunted house, scavenger hunt and more. 
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Town and Treat Celebration

Dates: October 26, 2013 from 12-4pm 
Cost: Free
Activity: This family friendly event includes Trick or Treating with participating merchants, a Howl-O-Ween contest for your leashed and vaccinated pets, pumpkin decorating, balloon artist, photoboards and more!
Additional Information: Visit their website.

Annual Autism Bootacular Fall Social 

Dates: October 26, 2013 from 1-2:30pm and 2:30-4pm
Cost: RSVP is required. 757-461-4474 or email tidewaterasa@verizon.net
Activity: Families living with Autism are invited to join us as we enjoy candy, snacks, art, crafts, music, face painting, and more! Space is limited.
More Information: Visit their website.

Annual Military Family Festival 

Address: Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Date: October 27, 2013 11am-5pm
Cost: FREE to all military, military dependents, retired and Reserve. General Public Admission is $10 adults, $1 for children ages 3-17 (cash only). Free parking.
Activity: Activities and games, face painting, puppet show, Bricks4Kidz, Mad Science, haunted house maze, bounce house, crafts, giveaways and more. Rain or shine.
Additional Information: Visit their website.


Fall Festival at Hoffler Creek

Address: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth VA 23703
Dates: October 27, 2013 from 1-4pm
Cost: Free admission, there will be a small fee for crafts and food for purchase.
Activity: Through crafts, games, and a scavenger hunt, come learn about the creepy crawlies and spooky animals that live at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Festival goers are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes or to dress up as native animals. (No masks please)
Additional information: Visit their Facebook page.

HALLOWEEN, The Chrysler Way 

Date: October 31, 2013 from 12-5pm
Cost: Free
Description: There are tasty treats to be won for being able to recognize the artworks/costumes, and you're invited to wear your own get-up and join in the fun. Admission is free at both the Moses Myers and Willoughby-Baylor houses.
Additional Information: Visit their website.

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