Best Sydney Halloween Events For Kids

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By: ellaslist team

Did you feel that shiver? Halloween is here to fill our streets with cobwebs and lollies, and turn kids into witches and monsters.

If you're looking for fun ways to celebrate, ellaslist has found the best Halloween events and activities for kids in Sydney in 2018, from cheap and local activities to extravagant discos and entertainment.

Grab your best spooky costume and get ready to party at any (or all!) of these unique and quirky events to spook the night away.

1. Swamp Monsters in Centennial Park

Pumpkins, spiders and scares, oh my! Trick-or-treat your way through the spooky activity stations in Centennial Park on Saturday October 27, 2018.

Children aged 4 - 12 will follow a map, complete challenges, and collect a prize at the end - all while on the lookout for some creepy swamp creatures! Start times are available every 15 minutes between 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 3:45pm.

Be sure to wear your spookiest outfit and scare your friends! 

Entry is $17.70 per child, with tickets available here.

You can find more information on the website.

2. Carve your own jack o'lantern for Halloween at Paddy's Markets 

Get into the spirit of Halloween from Saturday October 27 at Paddy's Markets Haymarket, where you will learn how to carve and create a spook-tacular Jack-o'-Lantern!

As part of Paddy’s Pop-Ups Halloween Week, Parramatta College is hosting these short pumpkin-carving workshop, and for just $20, participants will be provided with all the carving tools needed, a pumpkin and a candle. Never carved a pumpkin before? Never mind! They have highly-skilled teachers on hand to guide you through the entire process, helping you create a terrifyingly terrific Jack-o'-Lantern sure to shock trick or treaters!

At the end of the workshops you’ll take home your creepy creation, and even get to keep your knives and carving tools.

Sessions run Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October, 2018 from 11am - 1pm, and 2pm - 4pm.

(Should pumpkins not be your bag, other fruits to carve will be on offer.)

You can find more information here.

3. Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Party 

Award-winning Family Rave Big Fish Little Fish is hosting their first ever Halloween party featuring Sydney rave legend Monstrous D J Matrix, and teen sensation Spooky D J Sol Sydney! If you haven't heard about it, this is the number one event for the post-rave generation of parents who are keen to get their little party people on the dance floor. 

Dress up in your spooky dance wear and bust out your dance moves to a range of house/rave/electronica/trance/techno/classics. The kids will love the multi-sensory dancefloor, bubbles, glitter cannons, giant balloons and parachute dance finale. And parents will love the licensed bar and glowsticks. Held at the Factory Theatre on 28 October, this is the event for parents who never want to grow up! 

Tickets cost $22 for kids and $30 for adults, find out more information on the website. 

4. Sky Zone's Little Leapers Halloween Party

Bring along your pocket-sized bouncers for unlimited jumping and prizes galore at Sky Zone Miranda and Alexandria. Friday 26 October is Halloween at Sky Zone Alexandria and Miranda for your Little Leapers, five years and under. Treats will be a plenty and there is so much fun in store. So put on a costume and fly on in to meet Rudi the Rocket who will be giving prizes for best dressed.

Tickets are just $10. RSVP to Alexandria here and Miranda here.

5. Halloween at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Feel the spooky vibes in the air with your friends at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel this October with ghoulish fun for everyone!

Grab your local trick or treat map, get ghosted up with the free face painting, and cancel out all that candy with kids fish & chips in the Beach Club.

All the fun goes down on Monday October 31 - you can find more information here.

6. Garden Monsters at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

With your Garden Monster map, your best costume and your ghoulish grin, kids will visit five stations at these fabulous gardens to be royally tricked and treated. Finish your Halloween adventures at the Calyx and visit the new Plants with Bite! carnivorous plants display. Oh and if you complete the mysterious tricks you will receive yummy Halloween treats!

On at the family friendly time of Sunday 28 October 2018. More info here.

7. Halloween In The Grounds Garden Of Terror 

What better place for little monsters to make some mischief and celebrate Halloween than at The Grounds?! Dress up in your scary best and trick or treat your way through the Garden of Terror, where you'll meet your favourite scary characters in the interactive installations. There'll be prizes for the best Halloween costumes, and even the best monster mash moves on the dance floor. Refuel with tasty morsels from The Grounds' BBQ, woodfired pizza ovens and the Garden Bar, serving up spooky dinner treats! 

The spookiness starts at 5pm and finishes at 8pm so you can get your witches and wizards to bed before witching hour. Tickets are $10/person, with 30% of all proceeds going to The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation. More event info here. This one is sure to sell out so grab tix here. 

8. Halloween Spooktacular at Action Studios

Action Kids is hosting a Halloween Spooktacular Party for kids aged 1-8 years with Halloween entertainment, character and superhero appearances, Deadly Disco, Piñata, Sausage sizzle, face – painting and prizes for best dressed!

Pick a fun costume (we've got awesome tips here) and make your way down from 9.30am - 12.30pm on Saturday October 27. Entry is a $10 donation to Sydney Children's Hospital.

Find action Studios at Sydney Corporate Park Alexandria, 160 Bourke Road, Sydney, and more information here.

9. Sydney Zombie Walk

Thousands of zombies are again ready to drag their rotting limbs across Sydney’s streets for the Sydney Zombie Walk, a free event supporting The Brain Foundation. 

Watch as the CBD turns into a post-apocalyptic scene with city streets from Hyde Park onto Park Street, George Street, King Street and St James Station fill with the undead. 

You can register to participate online (here) for $10, or $15 on the day.

The walk will start at 2.15pm sharp on Saturday October 27 at St Mary's Cathederal Square opposite Hyde Park. Get there from 11am, however, for more super Halloween fun including makeup artists, a makeup store, sponsor giveaways and a barbecue.

Get the details here.

Image credit: Fearaphobia Sydney Facebook 

10. Fearaphobia

100 amazing actors are poised to give you the fright of your life over 7 incredible attractions at the 6-day Fearaphobia festival held at Hawkesbury Showgrounds.

Sydney's first scream park is now in its third year presenting truly hair-raising places to get terrified in: enter The Crypt, the Killing Field, Freak Show (and many other spooky spots) if you dare!

Tickets for a journey you'll never forget start from $40 and are available online.

The festival runs October 18 to the 27th, and starts from 7/8/9pm til late each night.

For more information, head to the website.

Image credit: Sydney Wind Symphony

11. Halloween Spooktacular Concert

Sydney Wind Symphony will be taking listeners on a magical musical adventure of fun, magical and scary music for the family to enjoy this October 27.

From the opening tinkling glockenspiel melody of Harry Potter to the mystical Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the dark sounds of Night on Bald Mountain, the drama of Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and the hilarious fantastical story of Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, go on a spooky journey told through music, visual footage, and more.

Great fun for the kids, grandparents and parents alike! The music will have something for every age, and younger audience members are welcome to dress up in their (not too scary costumes) to join in the fun.

Head to the Club Willoughby Auditorium, 26 Crabbes Ave, Willoughby, from 4pm to 6pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 concession, and children are free. You can purchase tickets online here.

Find more information here.

Image Credit: Sydney Rides

12. Halloween Silent Disco

The spectacular Light the City always dazzles and delight, and for one night only, Mrs Macquaries Road will be closed to cars and open for people to walk or ride past lights and special effects.

Grab a set of headphones and dance by the water. at the Halloween-themed silent disco (dressing up is a fantastic idea!) before discovering the rainbow path, tunnel of light, field of beams and more along the 2.5km loop.

Saturday October 27 from 6pm, The Domain, Sydney. The festival is free.

Get more info here.

Image Credit: Luna Park Sydney

13. Halloscream 6: Revenge of the Forgotten Funfair

Sydney's biggest Halloween event is back and scarier than ever as Luna Park Sydney transforms into a Cursed Carnival for Halloscream 6! 

Over five nights between Friday October 26 to Saturday November 3 2018, get ready for pure terror (and some very mild fun scares for the littles). Wander through the spooky areas Private Screaming 3,
Alien Crash Landing and Ward 13 - but beware the Maniac in the Box!

Tickets start from $69.95 and include access to Unlimited Rides and entry into the spooky attractions. You can pre-purchase tickets online here.

You can find more information here.


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Oct 27 2016

Where do you collect such comprehensive information? Amazing article Thank you