6 Last-Minute, Family-Friendly Halloween Festivities

Boo at the Zoo

If you plan to forgo door-to-door trick-or-treating this year, the Metroplex offers other places where your little monsters can pick up candy — or burn off the energy.

Pictured: Boo at the Zoo

by Sunday Nester

If you plan to forgo door-to-door trick-or-treating this year, the Metroplex offers other places where your little monsters can pick up candy — or burn off the energy. Here’s a quick, last-minute roundup of a few kid-friendly Halloween events happening this week.

Boo at the Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo will host its annual Boo at the Zoo event with numerous candy stations, carnival games and other Halloween-themed activities like bubble shows and craft zones. A regular admission ticket will get you in, but you will have to pay extra for additional treat coupons. 

Where: Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway
When: Oct. 26–Oct. 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Pumpkin Dive

Dive into the indoor pool at Flower Mound’s Community Activity Center and pick a pumpkin to decorate. Don’t worry about dirtying up your kitchen with paint and glue — the center will provide all supplies. Just bring a swimsuit and a towel.

Where: Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1–3p.m.

Halloweenfest

Bedford Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Halloweenfest this Saturday. Families can partake in carnival games, a trick-or-treat walk and a costume contest. 

Where: Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 6–9 p.m.
 

Treat Street

For a Western-style Halloween, head over to the Stockyards Station for trick-or-treating, complementary hayrides and a costume contest. This event is free. 

Where: Stockyards Station, 140 East Exchange Ave.
When: Oct. 31. 5–7 p.m.

Fright Fest

Six Flags Over Texas has less than a week left for Fright Fest. Older kids can enjoy scare zones, haunted attractions and spooky live performances. 

Where: 2201 E. Road to Six Flags St., Arlington
When: Through Oct. 31
 

Pumpkin Patches

Now, if you need an Instagram-worthy, picturesque farm for fall family photos, here are a few to visit right outside Fort Worth. 

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze
Where:
3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine
When: Open through Oct. 31

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Where: 5100 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound
When: Open through Oct. 31

Mainstay Farm Pumpkin Days
Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne
When: Open through Nov. 4

Country Critters Farm
Where: 3709 County Road 617, Alvarado
When: Open through Nov. 11

Green Meadow Petting Farm
Where: 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie
When: Open through Nov. 1