Family Halloween Activities 2022

Halloween is almost here and we have an updated round-up of Family Halloween Activities for 2022!

In addition to general tips and ideas, we have added local details and links to help you plan, although these tips and ideas are helpful for everyone, regardless of where you live.

Inside you will find activities to do at home, a map of Greater Moncton area Halloween homes, our Spooky Playlist, Local Trunk or Treat and other Halloween Events.


Activities To Do At Home

Carve or Paint Pumpkins together for a fun afternoon or evening activity. You can find real pumpkins at local markets like the Green Pig Market in Salisbury and Farmer Browns Greenhouse in Hillsborough Parish, or pick your own at a local pumpkin patch.

Be sure to make some Spooky Treats leading up to Halloween or on the big day! We have some awesome ideas and recipes pinned on our Halloween Pinterest board.

Plan ahead and make your own Halloween Costumes. Here are some ideas for DIY Halloween Costumes

Photo above: Lorne wanted to be a soldier one year after we had visited the Fortress Of Louisburg. I made this with scrap fabric, a red blazer from the thrift store and some painted buttons and trim. We had the play gun and hat already.

Create a scavenger hunt around your home.
Here are the clues we did for our son one year:

  • Halloween is a night when you get to stay up late. Your next clue is hidden where you find a cup or a plate.
  • Halloween night can be scary, but it does not need to be. The next clue is hidden where your hairbrush would be.
  • We’ll all dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween. Your next clue is found where your clothes go to get clean.
  • Halloween is full of wonderful treats, go look inside where you would bake something sweet.
  • Happy Halloween and congrats on a great race, now look in your closet to put a smile on your face!

Or PRINT OUR SCAVENGER HUNT and additional activity sheet above, to do as you go around the neighbourhood or on a decoration drive!

Grab some treats and enjoy some Halloween movies with the kids. What are some of your favourite Family Halloween movies?
We have enjoyed Hotel Transylvania,  Scooby-Doo (several different titles), the original Ghost Busters, Casper and Hocus Pocus. For the little kids, Spooky Buddies or Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie.

Make some Halloween decor for inside or outside. We have lots of ideas pinned on our Halloween Pinterest Board.

Colour some seasonal images together, like these Colouring Pages you can download and print.

Have A Dance Party

Kids love to dance, and it makes them so happy when we adults join in the silliness and fun. Hit play on our playlist and have a boogie blast! Check out our Halloween Dance Party Playlist on Spotify!


In The Community

Halloween Homes Map

  • Go for a drive or walk to see some of the amazing Halloween Displays people put together in their yards. Here is a map of Halloween Displays in Greater Moncton . Map is updated yearly in October, but some displays may be up to see before we get a chance to confirm them all. Let us know if we missed any or if you can confirm them in the current year!
    Be sure to check some out daytime as well. There are many that are not well lit, and during the daytime, you can see and appreciate all the details.

Tips for finding events in the community:

  • Start by searching “Trunk or Treat” in your area. Many organizations and churches offer events that include trick or treating leading up to Halloween.
  • In many communities, Individual stores and businesses may have events happening as well. Do a search on Facebook for events in your area. Also, check smaller local shops, some will give out treats for the kids who visit in costume.

Halloween Events In Greater Moncton

AT FARMER BROWN’S:  Get your all-inclusive boo bash pass now by sending us a message on Facebook or texting 506-878-9285. Limited tickets are available!

October 28th and 29th there is a scary Haunted Woods – The Forbidden Trail event happening. More suited for teens and adults.

AT THE MAGNETIC HILL ZOO:

🎃 The Friends of the Magnetic Hill Zoo are proud to present “Boo at the Zoo 2022!” This family friendly Halloween event features decorations throughout the Zoo’s 40 acre park and mild, moderate, and scary Halloween venues. Join in the fun October 22, 23, 29, and 30 from 10 am – 4 pm for a variety of Halloween activities and visit with the animals. Online tickets are available for purchase at https://tickets.moncton.ca/. Come dressed for the weather, enjoy some Halloween fun, and support your municipal Zoo! For more information: www.zoodemagnetichillzoo.ca/boo-at-the-zoo

Monster Trot – Fundraiser for Atlantic Wellness – October 29th

This is an indoor trick or treating event with a BBQ and prizes. $10 tickets available for various timeslots.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS AT THE IRISHTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE

  • Haunted House (Thursday,  Friday,  Saturday & Sunday)
  • Halloween Movie (Friday)
  • Pumpkin Contest (Thursday,  Friday,  Saturday & Sunday)
  • Haunted Trail (Friday & Saturday)
  • Halloween Breakfast (Saturday)
  • Games (Saturday)
  • Costume Parade (Saturday)
  • Candy Bingo (Sunday)

Sunny Brae Trunk Or Treat – Saturday, October 29th

Head out to Sunny Brae’s church parking lot at 85 Elmwood Dr, Moncton, on Saturday, October 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Check out all the decorated trunks and collect some yummy treats!
Moncton Halloween Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat at Highfield Baptist – October 29th

Take the kids in their costumes to the Trunk or Treat event at Highfield Baptist! Check out the decorated vehicles and collect some candy. This is a free, drop-in event for the community from 1:30-4pm.

Spooktacular Candy Carnival – New Hope Community Church on Friday October 28th from 6 to 7:30 pm at 47529 Homestead Rd, Moncton.

Get ready for an exciting night!! Lots of Halloween-themed carnival games and treats at every game station. There will also be a Pumpkin Café serving pumpkin pie and beverages.

Halloween in Moncton Trunk or Treat

Olympia Allstars Cheerleading Trunk or Treat on October 29th.

Salisbury Pumpkin Walk on Friday, October 28th at 6pm. Located at Highland Park in Salisbury.

Mommy Connections Moncton Baby & Tot Halloween Haunt is happening on October 30th from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be fun for the littles and photos too!

Other events in New Brunswick:

Tantramar Regional High School will host their annual Spookwalk on October 27th in Sackville.

On Halloween night, starting at 6:30pm, visit 5 Fairfield Road in Sackville, NB, if you dare to walk through the Haunted House! 

 

Hillsborough- Steeves House Museum on Sunday October 30, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Cookville – Atlantic Wildlife Institute’s 2nd Annual Spook Walk at 220 Cookville Rd, Cookville, NB.

Petitcodiac Area

Shediac Town Hall – Haunted House

Free event. Visit in the afternoon from 1 to 3 pm for kid friendly, and in the evening from 7 to 9 pm for a good scare!

Miramichi Trunk or Treat – October 29th

St. Stephen Trunk Or Treat : St Croix Christian Centre Annual “Trunk or Treat” Monday October 31st, 2022 starting at 5PM Border Arena Parking Lot Everyone Welcome

Saint John Accessible Trunk or Treat : Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at TD Station.

Saint John EXIT realty Specialists are hosting a Trunk Or Treat at the EXIT Castle, on Sunday, October 23rd from 5:00pm – 7:30pm at 1020 Rothesay Rd.

Fredericton: Capitol Community Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 30th from 4 pm to 6 pm.
fredericton Halloween Trunk or Treat

 

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