Halloween Fun for Kids

Children's Events in 2015

Glow at the Gardens
••• Glow at the Gardens lights up the night at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Oct. 21, 2015. Photo © Nina Snyder

Looking to entertain your little monsters? From the Chatfield Corn Maze to Boo at the Zoo, check out fun events for children in the Mile High City. New this year, Glow at the Gardens features jack o' lanterns, face painting and other events for children at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

  • Boo at the Zoo
    Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
    Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015
    Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
    Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
    Denver Zoo
    2300 Steele St.
    From 9 a.m. - 5 p.m, bring your kids in costume to the zoo for trick-or-treats. Boo at the Zoo has been expanded this year to two weekends. Zoo admission is $12 for children and $17 for adults. Children under age two receive free admission.


  • Chatfield Corn Maze
    Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
    8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd. (Littleton)
    Get lost in a corn maze constructed by the botanic gardens staff for a Halloween adventure.
    Open Fri. - Sun. from Sept. 18 through Nov. 1, 2015
    Fri. 4 - 9 p.m.
    Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tickets are $10 for children and $13 for adults. Children under age two receive free admission.Ticket sales end one hour before closing each night.
    More: Photos of Chatfield Corn Maze


  • Colorado Haunted History Tours
    Morrison (located 17 miles southwest of Denver)
    Tours offered from Oct. 9 - Nov. 1, 2015
    Relive the spirited history of the Wild West with walking tours through Morrison or Golden. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Call 1-888-649-3849 for reservations.


  • Elitch Gardens FrightFest
    Elitch Gardens
    2000 Elitch Cir.
    Fridays - Sundays from Oct. 2 - Nov. 1, 2015
    Don't miss the haunted processional at dusk for a parade of all the zombies, demons and ghouls in Denver. A slightly less-scary path awaits at the Trick-or-Treat trail. Admission is $35.99 for adults and $31.99 for children (as measured by height) when purchased online. Costumes are welcome, but no face masks or face paint due to security concerns.


  • Glow at the Gardens
    Denver Botanic Gardens
    1007 York St.
    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
    From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., the Denver Botanic Gardens will feature a Halloween wonderland of illuminated pathways and jack o' lanterns galore. Children can enjoy free face painting until 8 p.m., as well as Halloween stories.


  • Trick or Treat Street
    Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
    Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
    Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015
    The Children's Museum of Denver
    2121 Children's Museum Dr.
    From 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., bring your kids in non-scary costumes to the museum for trick or treating. Museum admission is $10 for children ages 2 and older and adults. Admission for children age 1 and under, as well as adults over the age of 59, is $8. Children younger than the age of 1 receive free admission.


  • Trick or Treat Train
    Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
    The Colorado Railroad Museum
    17155 W. 44th Ave. (Golden)
    From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., children can enjoy trick or treating and train rides at the museum devoted to the history of Colorado trains. Tickets to the museum are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children. Children ages 2 and under receive free admission.

Are you hosting a Halloween party for children this year? Visit Halloween Party Games for Kids for fun ways to keep children entertained, as well as Halloween Invitations to Make or Print.

Editor's Note: The Haunted Mansion in Littleton, Colo., is closed this year due to renovations.

Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.