Friday, October 28, 2011

Haunted Happenings for Kids

Here’s a quick list of attractions and events scheduled for the weekend of October 28-31 that may work for your kids.*  This list was created for the average 10-and-under visitor. 

Trick-or-Treat Hours in Salem are October 31, 5-8pm

Special Events—October 28-31
Ask a Witch-Make a Wand
Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 6pm, Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Children can  make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft! $1.00. Pickering Wharf | 978-745-0065

Family Fun Days on Salem Common
Rides, games, and entertainment
Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 5pm, Salem Common

Fiesta Shows Carnival
Sat-Sun and Halloween Noon to 10pm, 289 Derby Street

Haunted Happenings at Salem State University
Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Games, arts and crafts, food, face painting, a bouncy castle, and more! All for FREE, Ellison Campus Center- North Campus, 978-542-6079

Haunted Salem Village at Pioneer Village
Saturday and Sunday, 6pm and 6:15pm shows are less scary for children.
Forest River Park |
The Haunted Movie Series on Salem Common
Saturday, 6:30pm | Featuring Beetlejuice. FREE!  Salem Common

Trick or Treating at Pioneer Village
Saturday and Sunday, 2pm—5pm
Forest River Park,

Tricks and Treats Magic Show at Salem Theatre

Thursday - Saturday, Shows at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm. $10
90 Lafayette Street | 978-790-8546 |

Wizardly Wonders at the Witches Cottage
Saturday at 10am, Sunday at 11am, 7 Lynde St
978-825-0222 |

Haunted Houses & Attractions
Cry Innocent: The People Verses Bridget Bishop
A reenactment of the 1692 Witch Trial examination of Bridget Bishop where the audience is the jury. |978-867-4767

Griswold’s Ghostly Grove
Family-friendly haunted house. Museum Place Mall

The Haunted Neighborhood at the Salem Wax Museum
Five attractions in one place, including Frankenstein’s Laboratory, where kids can say, “Monsters Be Nice” when the frights are to much, and the Souvenir Factory. 
282 Derby Street,

New England Pirate Museum
Visit a re-created dockside village and pirate ship and experience the adventures of New England’s sea-robbers.  Arrggh! 274 Derby Street,

Peabody Essex Museum
It’s not haunted or scary, but Ripple Effect, the Art of H20 exhibit is interactive and fun for all ages. 
161 Essex Street |

Pioneer Village: Salem 1630
At forest river park. Presenting a “haunted Salem Village” during October., 978-606-7426

Playground on Salem Common
There’s no better free fun than letting the kids run around on a playground!  Southeast corner of the Common.

Salem’s 13 Ghosts 3-D Haunted House
Will temper the haunted house experience for younger guests. 
131 Essex Street,

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