We refuse to cancel Halloween because of COVID! We may not be able to trick or treat as usual, but we can still have the best spooktacular Halloween family fun.
We’ve discovered some thrilling Halloween family events, where kids (and grown-ups) can dress-up, trick or treat and have the best time.
Halloween Family Fest: 30 October – 1 November, Sydney
Come and have a spook-tastic party at the Halloween Family Fest, with a bewitching line-up of excitement for the kids and grown-ups.
Transforming the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney, into a ghostly graveyard for three fun-filled days (30 October to 1 November 2020), Halloween Family Fest is set to delight families with fang-tastic rides, carnival games, showbags, trick-or-treating, a monster mash disco and family movies at an outdoor cinema! Tickets are now on sale.
Boo At The Zoo, Taronga Zoo – 31 October
A Spooktacular evening awaits at Taronga Zoo Sydney this Halloween with the launch of the Boo at the Zoo. A special, family-friendly event, Boo at the Zoo will take place between 5:30pm and 8:30pm on Saturday 31 October and lets guests explore the zoo after hours while enjoying some Spooktacular entertainment including Halloween themed QBE Free Flight Bird Show, Seals for the Wild presentation and Spider Talk.
Don your costume and get ready for the “wildest” Halloween event in town. From creepy crawly spider lanterns and deliciously ghoulish treats, to spooky entertainment and the opportunity to see one of three Halloween-inspired presentations, there’s so much on offer to delight big and little kids alike. There’s also an ice-cream treat waiting for every guest. The treats aren’t just for the humans, so watch in wonder as some of Taronga’s animals enjoy and devour some special Halloween enrichment of their own.
Tickets are priced at $27 for adults, $24.30 for concessions and $22 for children. To find out more and to book your tickets, head to taronga.org.au/BooAtTheZoo.
Get Spooky With TimeZone – From Now Until 1 November, All 32 Timezone locations across Australia
Break out your costumes and practice your scariest faces as Timezone Australia celebrates the spookiest holiday on the calendar this 14 October to 1 November.
Timezone locations across the country are transforming into Halloween havens as they prepare for a Spooktacular 19 days of fun, decking out each location with festive decorations, encouraging families to dress up and offering unique deals. In the best Halloween family fun, kids and grown-ups can let loose through endless gameplay, friendly competition and of course, Halloween costumes that could startle the most laid-back gamers.
Forget trick or treating, Timezone is providing spooky treats including a show bag and $55 bonus credit for those who purchase a $40 Powercard, Halloween themed gaming experiences throughout the fully decorated stores and spooky laser tag game modes.
For a complete list of location or more information please visit www.timezonegames.com/en-au.
Get Your Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut On Halloween
Share the Skremes this Halloween…2020 doesn’t have to be all spooks and scares!
In the spirit of the spooky season, Krispy Kreme will be launching three limited-edition Halloween themed doughnuts. The Mummy Doughnut, the Skully Doughnut and the Spiderweb Doughnut; all perfect for any trick or treater!
They’ll be available from Tuesday 20 October from selected Krispy Kreme Australia stores in Victoria and NSW and from 25 October in 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
Skully Doughnut - Filled with a choc crème, hand-dipped in red-coloured truffle, sprinkled with fine choc biscuit crumb & topped with a Belgian white choc ‘Skull’.
Mummy Doughnut - Filled with raspberry jam & hand-dipped in purple-coloured truffle icing. Choc ‘eyes’ & ‘bandages’ made of icing top off this spooky doughnut.
Spiderweb Doughnut - Our signature Original Glazed doughnut hand-dipped in choc ganache icing with white choc truffle drizzle hand decorated to look like a web.
Graveyard Skreme Shake - Chocolate cookie crumb all blended together with fresh, creamy milk & topped with chocolate whipped cream.
Prices: In-store: $3.75 ea or $28.95 for a dozen ; 7-Eleven: $3.60 ea, $12 for 4 pack, $23 for a dozen.
Krispy Kreme is also hosting a FREE doughnut offer on 31 October. Simply head in-store in your Halloween costume and receive a free* Original Glazed doughnut!
*Terms and conditions & restrictions apply and will be available on krispykreme.com.au.
Halloween Family Treats for Your Fur Babies
Handmade by Australian pastry chefs with wholesome, quality ingredients, Doggy Donuts by Pooch Treats bakery will ensure no dog misses out on treating this Halloween. Although they look just as good as human food, the donuts are made from 100% dog safe ingredients and are the perfect treats to use as a reward for training or to show them a little bit of love.
For dogs that can’t get enough of festive holidays, spoil them with Pooch Treat’s Doggy Puddings this Halloween! The
puddings will be available in all PETstock stores until Christmas, making this fan favourite a welcomed addition to your dog’s Christmas stocking in December (that’s only if they’ve been good of course!).
PETstock’s spooky picks: Doggy Donuts RRP: $2.99, XM19 PT Doggy Puddings 9pc RRP: $9.95
Remember – Sweets and chocolate are strictly for human trick-or-treaters and can be toxic to pets. Contact your vet
immediately if you suspect your pet has raided the candy bowl meant for humans.
For some pets, wearing a Halloween themed costume may cause undue stress. Always ensure outfits do not limit their movement, sight or airways. Remove accessories that could present a choking hazard and ensure the outfit is worn for short periods only under strict supervision.
Healthy Halloween Treats
Halloween is going to look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the spooky festivities at home. These recipes are super fun for families to have a go at making and aren’t overloaded with sugars typically found in normal Halloween candy.
In addition to decorating the home and dressing up in costume, Halloween provides a great occasion for the kids to have some fun cooking in the kitchen and experimenting with their own spooky snack creations – just like Dr Frankenstein.
What Halloween fun do you have planned for this year? Tell us in the comments below.