Ghosts and goblins, haunted houses and pumpkins; it is Halloween time. There is something new this year – teal pumpkins. The Teal Pumpkin project has created the teal pumpkin as a symbol that you have nonfood treats for kids with allergies or celiac disease. You can buy a teal pumpkin at many stores including Target, Amazon, CVS and others. The teal pumpkin shows that you have an alternative small toy or stickers for kids who can’t have the candy. It is a great idea.
For some possible activities for you to look into for your young-uns:
SAN MATEO COUNTY
Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch This attraction features a haunted house, hay rides, train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin slingshots, vendors, face painting and a jumpy house. Open all of October, 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Redwood City Halloween Family Concert Hear spooky music and tour the orchestra at Redwood Symphony. Oct. 30, 3p.m. Concert
The Repetto’s Pumpkin Farm – 12331 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay – There is a corn maze escape challenge, a tractor-pulled hayride, a climbing haystack pyramid and a giant pumpkin-decorated hay bench to pose with your family for Halloween photos! Many varieties of pumpkins are available for purchase for decoration and cooking.
Lemos Pumpkins and Halloween – 12320 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92)
Pony rides, train rides, bounce houses and a petting zoo are all available during the Halloween season.
ABC Tree Farms and pumpkins – They have many locations. Several varieties of pumpkins are available for purchase as well as an interactive pumpkin patch tour, bounce house, slide, retail items and Halloween-themed photographs, open through Oct. 31.
Discovery museum – The Amazing Maze located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito. Kids can explore this glow in the dark 150 bale hay maze. It has tunnels, netting and a slide and its all under black light, perfect for Halloween. The exhibit will be open all of October.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Monster Bash in Mountainview Watch Hotel Transylvania 2 and celebrate Halloween with friends and family. Costumes are optional but certainly encouraged. Oct. 28, 4-8p.m.
Winchester Mystery House Fright Nights This place is spooky year-round, but during Halloween time you can go on a haunted tour by candlelight. This house hosted well over 10 million people, including Harry Houdini. You never know what ghosts will show up. Oct. 28 – 31.
Scaregrove at Stern This annual family-friendly Halloween event features haunted houses, hay rides, carnival rides, giant inflatables and food. 3p.m.-9p.m., Oct. 28. Grove
Boo at the Zoo Trick or treat surrounded by incredible animals. Watch them enjoy tasty holiday treats and brave the Haunted Nature Trail when the sun goes down. Oct. 29-30.