Halloween is fast upon us and our ghouls and goblins want something to do. Most families with special needs children tend to stay away from haunted houses due to sensory sensitivity; however these family friendly events are sure to keep everyone happy and involved.
Oct 25th, 2013 – Oct 26th, 2013 6:30 - 10:30 pm
Howl-O-Ween Phoenix Zoo - Howl-O-Ween is created for guests ages 8 and up offering a variety of activities broken down into 1 of 3 scare levels. Scare Level 1 being the least scary so please be aware of the activity’s scare level before participating. Scare level 1 is probably the most appropriate for children with special needs the activities are centered on fun instead of fear.
$7 for Phoenix Zoo Members $9 for Non-Members
October 26, 2013 2:00 - 11:00 pm
Zombie Walk Historic Heritage Square Phoenix - This family-friendly event features live music, makeup artists and a Little Zombie Zone. Food vendors will be serving up Halloween themed food for the brave. If you and your family enjoy seeing zombies galore this is the event for you. I would recommend attending during the day for a more family friendly feel.
Oct 25th, 2013 – Oct 26th, 2013 5:00-10:00 pm
Balloon Spooktacular Salt River Fields - Haunted house, costume contests, hot air balloon glow, live entertainment, kids zone, trick-or-treat candy stations, fireworks and more. Radio Disney is hosting a Not-So-Spooky Dance Party for kids under 16.
$10 adults, $5 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free. Balloon rides are an additional fee
I have learned over the years that less is more when it comes to costumes. Try and avoid masks or heavy makeup and complicated wardrobes. Attendees to these events are encouraged to wear costumes so be sure to discuss this with your children prior to attending. To add a little more fun to your day out purchase a Halloween helium balloon for everyone to wear at the event so everyone is easy to spot in the crowd.