From frightening forest walks to enchanting laneways, lolly hunting and pumpkin carving — Sydney has it all this Halloween.
Check out some of our top spooktacularly boo-tiful and fang-tastic things to do this Halloween.
Swamp Monsters In Centennial Park
Trick-or-treat your way through the spooky activity stations in Centennial Park with pumpkins, spiders and scares! Kids will follow a map, complete challenges, and collect a prize at the end - all while on the lookout for some creepy swamp creatures.
Be sure to wear your spookiest outfit and scare your friends! The course run time is a minimum of 30mins and can run longer, depending on how quickly the course is solved.
When: Saturday, October 26. Start times are available every 15 minutes between 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 3:45pm
Where: Start at the WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, located in the Education Precinct, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Ages: 4-12 years
Cost: $17.70 per child
More Info: Visit the Centennial Parklands website to purchase tickets
Garden Monsters At Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Kids can take part in the Garden Monsters trail by following the map to visit five tricky stations. From Rosemary Thistlebottom's curious concoctions (Tail of lizard, possum gizzards?) to the spider's snare and the deadly dash, petrifying plants and frighting forests await. With a scientific twist to the activities, those who keep their wits about them will survive! Finish your Halloween adventures at the Calyx and visit the new Plants with Bite! display where you can learn about the tricks of incredible carnivorous plants. Kids completing the mysterious tricks will receive yummy Halloween treats!
Sessions run every 15 minutes from 10 am and take up to 45 minutes to complete. There’s plenty of time to follow the trail map, complete 5 fun challenges and collect sweet treats!
When: Sunday 27 October
Where: The Calyx. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Closest entry is Morshead Fountain Gate, Shakespeare Place cnr Macquarie Street
Ages: 5-10 years
Cost: $17.70 per child
More Info: Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens website for more info and to purchase tickets
Grounds Garden Of Terror Family Event
What better place for little monsters to make some mischief and celebrate Halloween than at The Grounds Of Alexandria! Dress up in your scary best and get ready for fright night at the spooky Maleficent: Mistress of Evil installation. Ghosts, ghouls, witches, warlocks and spooky foods will be aplenty.
Don't miss the enchanting laneway of thorns, black roses, feather details and a life size pair of maleficent’s wings, inspired by Disney’s Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil. The laneway is open to explore until Sunday 3rd Nov, 7am to 9pm daily, and visitors can take photos with the Maleficent inspired wings from 7am to 5pm daily.
When: Thursday 31 October from 5pm - 9pm
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria. 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria
Ages: All ages
Cost: Parent/Guardian: $10. Child: $10. Infant (Under 3 years): Free. Family ticket (2x Adults, 2x Kids): $30
More Info: Visit The Grounds website for more info and purchase tickets here. Carve Your Own Jack O'Lantern For Halloween At Paddy's Markets
Get into the spirit of Halloween and learn how to carve and create a spooktacular Jack-o'-Lantern! As part of Paddy’s Pop-Ups Halloween Week, Parramatta College is hosting pumpkin-carving workshops where participants will be provided with all the carving tools needed, a pumpkin and a candle.
When: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October. Sessions at 11am & 1pm daily
Where: Paddy's Markets. 9 - 13 Hay Street, Haymarket
Ages: All ages
More Info:Click here to book tickets
Halloween Spooktacular at Action Studios
Action Kids is hosting a Halloween Spooktacular Party for kids with Halloween entertainment, character and superhero appearances, Deadly Disco, Piñata, Sausage sizzle, face-painting and prizes for best dressed!
Don't forget to wear a fun and scary costume!
When: Saturday 26 October from 9.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Action Studios Corporate Park Alexandria. 160 Bourke Road, Sydney
Ages: 1-8 years
Cost: Entry is a $10 donation to the Sydney Children's Hospital
More Info: Visit the Action Kids website for more info
Halloween At Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Feel the spooky vibes in the air with your friends at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel with ghoulish fun for everyone! Grab your trick or treating map and get ready to hunt for sweets. After finishing trick or treating, head to the Top Deck space for a night of hocus pocus and fun. There'll also be a spider station for the kids and Halloween cocktails for the adults.
There’ll be a spread of scary (but tasty) sweet treats for the little ones as well as $5 kids meals during the party when they need a savoury hit.
When: Wednesday 31 October from 5pm - 8pm
Where: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. 1 Military Road (corner of Marine Parade), Watsons Bay
Ages: All ages
Cost: $10 per child, adults go FREE
More Info: Visit the Watsons Bay Hotel website for more info and to purchase tickets
Creepy Craft At Broadway Shopping Centre
Broadway are carving up some fun this year! Kids can create their own hand crafted mini-pumpkin to decorate the house with in a free 20-minute workshop. The workshop space will feature an over-sized orange pumpkin installation standing at 3.6m high, yellow pay flooring, kids tables and chairs and a decorative hay-bale station, so have your cameras ready!
When: Sunday 27 to Wednesday 30 October. See Broadway website for times
Where: Broadway Shopping Centre Sydney. Level 2, outside H&M
Ages: 3-9 years
More Info: Visit the Broadway website and register for the workshops online.
Sky Zone's Little Leapers Fancy Dress Halloween Party
Bring along your pocket-sized bouncers for unlimited jumping and prizes galore at Sky Zone's Fancy Dress Halloween Party. Treats will be aplenty and there is so much fun in store. So put on a costume and get ready for a spooktacular time!
Do you want to learn how to knit? Or have recently started and would like to meet some new friends to share your creativity with, all while having a good chat? Sydney Knitting Club has classes for you.