Having lived in Canada in my pre-mum life, I absolutely fell in love with Halloween. Its roots may not have taken place in Australia, but it is such a fun day, and kids can have a really great time dressing up and getting into the spooky spirit.
If you do decide to get involved in some Halloween activities this year, Brisbane has some great family-friendly events happening. Here are just a few that we have found. If you know of any more, please let us know by commenting on the post.
TrickorTreatme allows you to register your household’s interest, alongside your address and availability so that the Trick or Treaters in the neighbourhood will know you’re just as excited as they are to participate!
This incredible annual event is one not to be missed. It is a family friendly, free event, with street and stage entertainment, children's activities, Harbourside Eat Street, on water activities and displays, market stalls, rides and amusements. All of that is topped off with a dusk street parade and a spectacular fireworks display.
Manly Harbour Village Website
Location: Manly Harbour Village, Cambridge Parade, Manly
Date: Saturday 27th October
The Queensland Museum is opening its doors at night! Dress the kids in their spookiest or cutest costume and bring them along to a night of adventure and exploration of the museum by night. There will be live music, demonstrations, amazing objects, performances, hands-on activities and more. There will also be food and drink available for purchase.
Location: Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane
Date: Friday 26th October
Price: Adults $21 and Children 3-15 years $15. Under 3 are free.
Local libraries throughout Brisbane are celebrating Halloween with free events hosted in libraries. There will be Harry Potter trivia, activities themed around the release of the movie Goosebumps 2, spooky container garden workshops, creepy story time, zombie doll making, a monster mash disco and scary decoration making. Suitable to different ages depending on the activity.
Don't stress if these locations are far from you, the Redland City Libraries also have similar events. Check them out here.
Location: Find out what is happening at your local library here Date: Various times from 19th October through to 31st October
Enjoy a mix of wonderful music by the South East Queensland Symphonic Winds, and family fun at the Sandgate Town Hall. With music inspired by the likes of Harry Potter and Last Centaur, there will also be a haunted funhouse and prize for the best costume.
Location: Sandgate Town Hall
Date: Sunday 28th October
A Halloween Street Parade with market stalls, live music, showbags and plenty of food.
Location: Blackwood Street, Mitchelton
Date: Sunday 28th October
Looking for more events? Check out your local shopping centre. Most centres have free activities happening that will be advertised closer to the date. Like the Halloween Family Fun Day at Sunnybank Hills Shopping Centre with shows and rides!
None of these events tickle your fancy? Why not have a Halloween party of your own! Round up your friends and their kids, get dressed up, play some games, eat some ghoulish treats and do some safe trick or treating with your neighbours. We got your food covered with this list of Easy Homemade Halloween Treats.
Do you know of any other great Halloween events happening? Please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!