Best Sydney Halloween Events For Kids

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Did you feel that shiver? Halloween is here to fill our streets with cobwebs and lollies, and turn kids into witches and monsters! It might look a little different this year but beware of unexpected surprises.

If you're looking for fun ways to celebrate, ellaslist has found the best Halloween events in Sydney so grab your best scary costume and get ready to party at these unique and quirky events to spook the night away.

Halloscream At Luna Park


Sydney's biggest Halloween event is back and scarier than ever as Luna Park Sydney transforms into hell on the harbour for Halloscream 8: Infinite Fear. Yikes!

Run over six frightful nights including Halloween, the spooktacular event will kick off on Friday 23rd October 2020. There will be three bloodthirsty mazes with three horrific themes, plus creepy characters roaming the night, scaremony performances and unlimited rides. Can you survive it all? Tickets start from $54.95.

Please note that this event contains scary themes and is not recommended for kids under 14. For more information, visit Halloscream.


Halloween Family Fest At The Entertainment Quarter

Halloween Family Fest

The Entertainment Quarter will be transformed into a ghostly graveyard of activities for a Halloween Family Fest over one wicked weekend.

Come dressed to scare and stir up a bit of fright at this haunted Halloween fair. Have a ghoulishly good time with games, showbags and rides - if you dare. Costume contests, doggie talent shows, festive Halloween crafts, a fun Haunted House and so much more will add to the spellbind event. Kids can grab a bag and holler “Trick or Treat” for some sweet surprises, then burn off the sugar high to Thriller and Monster Mash at the deadly disco. Finally, under the boo-tiful moon, an open-air cinema will be showing family-friendly scary movies.

 Entry Ticket is $5.00 and redeemable for a ride or game. Rider Wristbands are $25 including 2hr Unlimited rides and entry. Excludes carnival games, Halloween activities and food. Trick-or-treat bags are $5.

For more information, visit Halloween Family Fest.

Spooksville at Luna Park


Experience showtime entertainment, spooky activities and more hair-raising family fun at Luna Park’s Halloween themed Spooksville this October and November!

Dance, sing, and laugh along with a spooky pantomime, go trick or treat through the haunted houses and have a devilishly good time on unlimited rides.

Tickets are $50.00 per person (plus credit card fees). For more information, visit Spooksville.

Kids World Spooktacular Halloween Disco

Halloween Disco

Whether you're opting in or out of trick-or-treating this year, the kids can still have a ball at the Kids World Playland Annual Halloween Spooktacular Disco! Kids World is an awesome multi level indoor play space for kids 0-11 years.

There will be dancing, games and prizes at all three Kids World Playland venues in Bankstown, Macquarie Centre and Green Hills. Kids World is a safe place to celebrate Halloween with family and friends, and the delicious café will be open to serve snacks or dinner.

Kids tickets are $15 per child for disco and an extra $5 for a kid's meal. Accompanying adults are FREE! For more information and to book your tickets visit Kids World.

Taronga Boo At The Zoo

Taronga Boo At The Zoo

Get decked out in your creepiest costume and get set for the “wildest” Halloween event in town. Taronga Zoo is hosting a family-friendly special event between 5:30pm and 8:30pm on Saturday 31 October. Boo at the Zoo will give you after hours access to spooky entertainment including a Halloween themed QBE Free Flight Bird Show, Seals for the Wild presentation and Spider Talk.

From creepy crawly spider lanterns to deliciously ghoulish treats, Taronga Boo At The Zoo will be a hoot!

Tickets are $27 for adult and $22 for children. For more information and to book your tickets visit Boo At The Zoo.

Little Park of Horrors In Centennial Park

Little Park of Horrors In Centennial Park

Join the ghostly Centennial Park Rangers at The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre for two hours of scary, gooey, slimy fun! Trick-or-treat your way through a treasure hunt into the depths of the swamp and meet resident bats.

Come in your scariest Halloween costume but leave some space for the frightful mask you will be making! 

This is a drop-off program for children ages 5-12 years with several sessions on Saturday 31st October. Cost is $29 per child per session. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, there is limited capacity for each session and parents are unable to attend.

Find out more and book your place for Little Park of Horrors.

Halloween At Broadway

Halloween At Broadway

Broadway shopping is set to spook with their new Halloween installations. They have also launched their first Augmented Reality Trick or Treat Hunt. From now until 31 October you can scan QR codes found around Broadway Shopping Centre to unlock clues that lead you to a final destination to receive a trick or treat bag.

Plus, pop-up store, Chatterbox, is running kids’ Potion Making Workshop where children can immerse themselves in a gooey, bubbly fun time.  The $10 classes run for 30 minutes from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 31 October. Numbers are limited tand bookings are essential.

For more information, visit Broadway Sydney.

Halloween Ink with Freda Chiu

Halloween Ink with Freda Chiu

Woollahra Libraries is hosting an online Maker Creator Halloween Ink workshop led by Australian illustrator, Freda Chiu. Learn the technique of brush inking to create your own horror themed art.Up-cycle an old t-shirt or tote or start afresh with your own signature ink design that can be later screen printed onto a surface of your choice. 

The online event is on Saturday 24th October 2020. between 2:00pm-3:00pm and is designed for kids 12+. It is FREE but bookings are required. For more information, visit Maker Creator: Halloween Ink with Freda Chiu.

Penrith Halloween Night Market

Penrith Halloween Night Market

Celebrate the spooky season with two great nights of family fun. Rides, food trucks, market stalls and crazy characters will turn Penrith Paceway into an eerie Halloween Night Market on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October from 5pm to10pm. There'll be prizes for best dressed and a halloween treasure hunt for the kiddies.

This will be creepy, screamily epic community event. For more information, visit Penrith Halloween Night Market.

Halloween Toy Sleepover

Halloween Toy Sleepover

North Sydney's Stanton Library will be hosting a unique Halloween Toy Sleepover on Thursday 29th October 2020. Deliver your favourite plush toy to the library for an overnight stay then tune in to Stanton Library on Instagram to see a scary story time with your toys in the audience!

What other spooky things will happen in the library when there are no people around? Will the toys come alive? Visit the library on Saturday to collect your toy and find out!

Best suited to ages 3-8 years. For more information, visit Halloween Toy Sleepover.

Krispy Kreme Halloween Doughnuts

Share the Skremes this Halloween

There are no tricks, just treats at Krispy Kreme this Halloween! In the spirit of the spooky season, Krispy Kreme will be launching three limited-edition Halloween themed doughnuts - The Mummy Doughnut, the Skully Doughnut and the Spiderweb Doughnut.

They’ll be available from Tuesday 20th October from selected Krispy Kreme Australia stores and from 25th October in 7-Eleven stores nationwide so you can share the Skremes this Halloween!

Krispy Kreme is also hosting a FREE doughnut offer on the 31st October. Just head in-store in your Halloween costume and receive a free Original Glazed® doughnut!

Find out more at Krispy Kreme.

NSW Health supports everyone who wants to get involved in COVID-safe Halloween celebrations and has released a handy video full of COVID-safe Halloween advice:

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Oct 27 2016

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