Little girl and boy carving pumpkin at Halloween. Dressed up children trick or treating. Kids trick or treat. Child in witch costume playing in autumn park. Toddler kid with jack-o-lantern.

Halloween is a special time for little ones and it’s getting a little spooky this October in and around the South Bay.  There are so many fun local activities through out the month that are perfect for kiddos of all ages. Here’s what we know now, but be sure to check back as we will continue to update this list! Have something to add, comment below!

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The Great Pumpkin Hunt at the South Coast Botanical Garden,September 15- November 30
Locate birdhouses inhabited by parrots, owls, woodpeckers and hawks to collect their clues and find the hidden pumpkin garden. Move throughout the 87-acre garden in this perfect fall excursion. Please remember to wear comfy clothes and shoes for outdoors and bring a water bottle!

HalloweenTime at Disneyland Resort & Disney’s California Adventure  , September 6- October 31
Spirit away for a spooky fun with themed attractions, entertainment, food and more.

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo  , October 1 – 27
Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find spooktacular fun every day in October, and entertainment and activities – including live shows, special animal feedings, and themed photo ops – on weekends. Costumes are encouraged!

Knott’s Spooky Farm,  weekends, Sept 28 – Oct 27 and Halloween Day
Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly Halloween celebration geared for kids ages 3-11. Newly expanded trick-or-treating through Ghost Town, little ghouls can stop through Calico to collect sweet Halloween treats.  Fun Halloween-themed shows are in store as a friendly magician mystifies little ones with spell-binding tricks. Camp Snoopy Theater plays host to the “Monsters are Coming” show where children are encouraged to participate in the daily costume contest. The Halloween Hootenanny returns as The Timber Mountain Log Ride transforms with spooky but family-friendly surprises. The fall daytime Seasons of Fun event is included with regular park admission or your 2018 Season Pass.

Irvine Park’s Railroad, Pumpkin Patch, Sept 14 – Oct 31
Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family. Come out and enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. The Pumpkin Patch is located just behind the train station and admission is FREE. Please note that a gate entrance fee will be charged by the County of Orange for each vehicle that enters Irvine Regional Park.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch, Sept 29 – Oct 27
Tanaka Farms invites you to visit our Pumpkin Patch with all your favorites as well as some new and improved guest experiences for 2018.   Admission is $4 per person (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Wagon Ride is $6 for unlimited rides. (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Petting Zoo is $4. (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Entry Package is $12 (Save $2!) and includes Admission, Wagon Ride, and Petting Zoo. (Children 2 years and under are free.) Game and Activity Tickets are $4 each. Parking passes are required on the weekends. Parking passes are $5 each. PARKING PASSES ARE REQUIRED EVERY WEEKEND DURING PUMPKIN PATCH. PARKING PASSES MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE!

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch, October 5- 30
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch offers customers high-quality pumpkins and merchandise while providing them with a fun-filled family experience. We believe in family and community, and in fostering those connections through holiday celebrations.

Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum: Ghost Train,  TBD
All aboard for your Halloween adventure!  In Griffith Park, just east of Travel Town Parking is free, but limited. Ride sharing is encouraged.

20th Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farm,  Sept 28 – Oct 31
Weekend Festival admission includes tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze, corn stalk labyrinth, Pig Races, Animal Show, Pumpkin House, Pumpkin playhouse, live music and entertainment, access to Pick-Your-Own fields and Pumpkin Patch, Animal Center including Bee Barn, hay pyramids, Fun Hill, Kid’s Corral, Farmer Craig’s Chicken Show, Combine Slide and more!

Cute Little Girls Pulling Their Pumpkins In A Wagon At A Pumpkin Patch One Fall Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Patches

Debbie and Jeff’s Pumpkin Patch, Redondo Beach
Serving the South Bay for over 35 years.

Acosta Pumpkin Patch at South Bay Galleria  Now – Oct 31
Visit the Acosta Pumpkin Patch now through October 31st! Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, pumpkin painting, trackless train rides, mobile video game trailers, jumpers/slides, and more! Pumpkin fun for everyone!

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch, Long Beach Sept 28 – Oct 31
Come join a parade of people gathering for activities, games, rides, pumpkins and all around fun in our country fair atmosphere. They offer a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, as well as haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. They also have fresh cooked food which includes a snack bar for all your sweet treats, pony ride, a petting zoo and a variety of games and rides. Tons of places to take pictures and just enjoy the pumpkin wonder land.

Irvine Park’s Railroad, Pumpkin Patch, Sept 15 – Oct 31
Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family. Come out and enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. The Pumpkin Patch is located just behind the train station and admission is FREE. Please note that a gate entrance fee will be charged by the County of Orange for each vehicle that enters Irvine Regional Park.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch, Sept 22 – Oct 31
Tanaka Farms invites you to visit our Pumpkin Patch with all your favorites as well as some new and improved guest experiences for 2018.   Admission is $4 per person (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Wagon Ride is $6 for unlimited rides. (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Petting Zoo is $4. (Children 2 years and under are free.) The Entry Package is $12 (Save $2!) and includes Admission, Wagon Ride, and Petting Zoo. (Children 2 years and under are free.) Game and Activity Tickets are $4 each. Parking passes are required on the weekends. Parking passes are $5 each. PARKING PASSES ARE REQUIRED EVERY WEEKEND DURING PUMPKIN PATCH. PARKING PASSES MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE!

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch, Culver City October 5- 30
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch offers customers high-quality pumpkins and merchandise while providing them with a fun-filled family experience. We believe in family and community, and in fostering those connections through holiday celebrations.

Local Events: 

Oct 1:  OCTOBER KIDS CLUB –  South Bay Galleria Redondo Beach
Oct 5: TRUCK OR TREAT! (Palos Verdes)
Oct 5: CREATION STATION – OCTOBER
OCT 12: KIDS NIGHT OUT
Oct 17: KIDS CLUB: “MUMMY” & ME HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN
Oct 18-19: TWISTED TALES: HAUNTED HOUSE ON GRAND (El Segundo)
Oct 19: HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL (Manhattan Beach) 
Oct 19: STREET FOOD CINEMA: GHOSTBUSTERS 35TH ANNIVERSARY
Oct 19 SCARE DOWN IN DOWNTOWN
Oct 24 HALLOWEEN BASH
Oct 24-25: TWISTED TALES: HAUNTED HOUSE ON GRAND (El Segundo)
25 OCT ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
OCT 25 3RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST & DJ DANCE PARTY
OCT 25 HALLOWEEN NIGHT RUN – SOCAL LIVE STEAMERS
OCt 25 BEETLEJUICE: HALLOWEEN DRIVE IN NIGHT AT THE ROADIUM
OCT 25 10TH ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT
OCT 26 24TH ANNUAL HISTORICAL CEMETERY TOUR
OCT 26 MALL-O-WEEN CELEBRATION – SOUTH BAY GALLERIA
OCT 26 WHIMSICAL WORLD ‘MONSTERS AT THE MALL’ HALLOWEEN PARTY
OCT 26 THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
OCT 27 PUMPKIN RACE
OCT 27 HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR (Palos Verdes) 
OCT 31 2019 RIVIERA VILLAGE HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT
OCT 31 HALLOWEEN BOO BASH – MANHATTAN BEACH 

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