Families in the Providence area are in for a fantastic treat this season as we embrace the enchanting spirit of Halloween with various delightful activities, including tricks and treats, imaginative costumes, and much more!
If you’re still thinking about your plans for this spooktacular holiday season, we’re here to inspire you with some wonderful ideas.
Explore these captivating family-friendly Halloween events taking place in and around Providence, and get ready to create unforgettable memories during this most enchanting time of the year!
Where: Salisbury Farm
Hours: September 9 – October 29 | Monday- Friday 10 AM- 4 PM | Weekends and Holidays 10 AM- 5 PM | Moonlight Maze Hours 6 PM- 9 PM
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Vintage Pinball Fun Corn Maze with the whole family in 2023!
The Corn Maze at Salisbury Farm has been a beloved tradition in New England, and it continues to provide an exciting challenge for families. Covering approximately five acres of corn with over a mile of winding paths, this maze has been testing memories, teamwork, and a sense of direction since its inception in 1998.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Hours: September 28 – October 31, 2023
This is New England’s favorite Halloween tradition!
Get ready to take a trip around the world at this year’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular: Pumpkins Around the World, presented by Citizens. There will be thousands of artistically carved, illuminated pumpkins that will magically transport you on a European vacation, a wildlife safari, and a trip down Route 66! From the Pyramids of Giza to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, this nighttime family event will satisfy your case of wanderlust—no passports required!
Where: Taste Buds Kitchen
Hours: October 14: Monster Cupcakes, 9 AM | October 21: Mummy Pizza, 9 AM | October 27: Haunted House Gingerbread Decorating, 9 AM | October 28: Halloween Spider Donuts, 9 AM | October 29: Halloween Spooky Cupcakes, 9 AM |
These classes are the perfect recipe for learning new skills as you have fun in the kitchen with your family and friends.
The caregiver is the child’s “sous chef” and will sit behind the child, helping them with the recipe as needed.
Where: Coggeshall Farm Museum
Hours: October 21, 22, 28, 29. 4 PM- 7 PM
Families with kids will get to celebrate Halloween at Coggeshall Farm Museum!
Kids will experience the farm in the evening with a whole new look, all decorated for Halloween. Make sure to visit the themed trick-or-treat stations and collect a small bag of candy at each spot.
Activities include carving a spooky apple head, trying some kid’s games, and going on a night hike while visiting the farm.
Take part in the carved pumpkin competition by adding your own creation to the field of pumpkins and voting for your favorite.
Where: West Warwick Civic Center
Hours: October 22, 12 PM- 3:30 PM
The Kids Expo and Halloween Costume Contest will feature music, dancing, karate, and more!
Trick or treat with all of the exhibitors. And of course, wear your coolest costume and enter the Halloween Costume Contest. Performances and demonstrations by kids! HEY ZOMBIES!
Where: Rocky Point Farm
Hours: October 27- 30.
During this event, families will get to stroll through the enchanting pumpkin path and enjoy over 300 candle-lit, hand-carved pumpkins.
The trail is lined with jack-o-lanterns, tiki torches, and campfires. You will get to watch the living statues and collect a Halloween treat! This non-scary event is perfect for young children and their families.
Where: Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Hours: October 27, 6 PM- 10 PM
The whole family can join Frosty Drew Astronomers for a night under spooky Halloween skies!
Guests will have views of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and more through the telescopes. On campus, you will have activities to celebrate astronomy and Halloween with loads of candy!
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Hours: October 28, 10 AM- 3 PM
Spooky Zoo is back, offering daytime outdoor fall fun and trick-or-treating for the whole family!
Kids and adults alike can enjoy a day at the Zoo, along with free trick-or-treat bags, live musical entertainment, costumed characters, fall-fun animal enrichments, and more!
Where: Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge
Hours: October 28, 3 PM- 6 PM
The Third Annual Wicked Walk: A Trick-Or-Treat Experience is a free public event with enchanting interactive-themed Halloween doors and a StoryWalk adorning the MVL Memorial Bridge.
While delighting in a trick or treat at each door, families will also enjoy Halloween crafts, activities, and a captivating Ghost Haunt Adventure Walk in the 195 District Park!