Halloween is in the air, so are you ready to be spooky and get scared? If you’re looking for things to do in Denver this Halloween, the Mile-High city has lots of it. You can take your kids to explore a seven-acre corn maze, hear tales of Victorian horror, or go to a trick-or-treating at the zoo. Don’t worry, the only thing really spooky in these events is the amount of fun you and your family will be having!
Here are some family-friendly Halloween events in Denver, Colorado!
Boo at Denver Zoo
At the Denver Zoo, you’ll find the annual “Boo at the Zoo.” There are more than 20 trick-or-treat stations, family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the zoo’s beautiful fall foliage, and demonstrations of some creepy, but fascinating, animals. With the cost of your zoo admission, the activities are free and Boo After Dark offers a nighttime trick-or-treating experience. So bring your kids in their scariest costume ever!
Chatfield Corn Maze
Take your kids to his year’s Denver Botanic Gardens’ seven-acre Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms and get lost in one of the most attended corn mazes in the country. Watch the delight of children as they find their way through a mini-maze made just for them. Overlook the giant Corn Maze while at the two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges, and wind your way through acres of corn. And don’t forget to come out during the Pumpkin Festival to pick the perfect jack-o-lantern from the 10-acre pumpkin patch.
Colorado Haunted History Tours
With one of these walking tours, you can relive the spirited history of the Wild West through the towns of Morrison or Golden. You can take the “Ghosts and Legends Tour” that takes the visitors through historic Morrison. Who passes through these building or whose spirits still remain? Colorado has many haunted stories throughout history. The “Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour” displays the home of Coors Brewery that includes stories of Golden’s past stories about shootouts, murder, lynchings, etc., although that one might be too strong for some kids, as it advises strong parental guidance for children under the age of 13. Nevertheless, these tours are on the “Ten Best Haunted Tours and Scary Story Tours Around Denver” list which are suitable for kids.
Elitch Gardens Fright Fest
At night, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park transforms from a theme park to a “scream” park. In the daylight, children squeal in joy with free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail, but once the sun goes down, haunted creatures lurk around every corner of the park. There are so many activities to choose from. There’s a Ghouls Match where you can battle it out through various Halloween themed challenges. Scream It Out gives an award such as Scream King or Queen to people with the loudest shriek. Don’t forget the costume contest! You’re encouraged to get creative with your costumes, but no face masks or paint due to security concerns.
Glow at the Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens central location also features a wonderland of Halloween illuminated pathways and jack o’ lanterns galore. Aside from the spectacular illuminations, guests can enjoy a wide array of activities including Live music by Jack Rice Music, “Thriller” dance lessons with Adventures in Dance, Pumpkin carving demos, Halloween storytelling from Rachel Ann Harding, and free face painting. Denver has a lot of family-friendly events that you can choose from. While you’re having fun with these events, you can take this time to let professionals make your home clean and sparkly.