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Melbourne Halloween events for kids

This spooky celebration called Halloween is becoming more and more popular each year in Australia. Whether your kids are into trick-or-treating or Halloween Parties, there are plenty of scary events for kids around Melbourne.

Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would ward off ghosts by lighting bonfires and wearing costumes, but traditions nowadays are dressing up in scary costumes and filling up your lolly bags as full as you can!

UPDATED (2023) Melbourne Halloween Events

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Family-friendly Halloween events in Melbourne

Melbourne Halloween events for kids
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Luna Dark

Luna park will be hosting a frightening four-day festival of fun, with night rides, live music, VR horror games, SFX horror makeup artists, screaming competition and much more. There will be day sessions on Saturday, Sunday and Monday for all the day-walkers, but things really get creepy on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. So, sharpen your fangs, get the fake blood pumping, and bring your fearsome family to Luna Park.

Day sessions run from 11 am to 5 pm and is suitable for young families and kids under 14 years old. The day sessions feature Halloween theming and scary characters across the park. There will be FREE Trick or Treat zone in the Wizz Fizz Pumpkin Patch and opportunities to play the Wizz Fizz ‘Monster Bash’ game in the Luna Games Hut.

Night sessions will be a bit scarier with attractions perfect for kids 14+, adults and zombies! Make sure you’re dressed to kill, because there will be a prize for the best and scariest costume.

Date: 28 – 31 October 2022
Time: day sessions: 11 am – 5 pm,  night sessions: 6 pm – 11 pm
Location: Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

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Melbourne Halloween events for kids
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Halloween at The Old Cheese Factory

The Old Cheese Factory Berwick will become a spooky playground this Halloween. Kids can enjoy a range of Halloween activities, entertainment, roving characters and music for the whole family to enjoy.

Kids are invited to dress up in their spookiest Halloween gear.

Date: 31 October 2022
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Location: The Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick
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Melbourne Halloween events for kids
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Enjoy spooky celebrations at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

Get into the spooky spirit at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre with a range of haunting Halloween activities on offer from 28 – 31 October 2022. Kids are invited to dress up in their creepiest costume to receive a prize and enjoy a scary scavenger hunt in MINILAND, free face painting, colouring-in and the new LEGO® 4D movie The Great Monster Chase.

The attraction will be adorned like a haunted house complete with a special Halloween-themed café menu.

Date: 28 – 31 October 2022
Time: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Location: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Level 2, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
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Melbourne Halloween events for kids
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Spooky storytime

Kids are invited to dress up in their favourite costume, and enjoy spooky stories and creepy craft at these libraries around Melbourne. Suitable for kids aged 3 – 5 years.

City Library
Date: Wednesday 31 October 2022
Time: 10.30 am – 11.15 am

Kathleen Syme Library
Date: Wednesday 2 November 2022
Time: 10.30 am – 11.15 am

Fed Square Pop-up Library
Friday 4 November 2022
Time: 10.30 am to 11.15 am

Price: Free, no bookings required

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Melbourne Halloween events for kids

Halloween Movie Night

Grab your popcorn and get cosy for a Halloween movie night with your kids. Here are my top picks of spooky movies for kids of all ages – Coraline (2009), The Addams Family (2019), Coco (2017), Monster House (2006), Goosebumps (2015), Ghostbusters (1984), Gremlins (1984), Casper (1995), Monster House (2006), ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Hocus Pocus (1993) and Hotel Transylvania (2012).

Regional Victoria Halloween Events

Melbourne Halloween events for kids
Image: Halloween at Kryal Castle

Halloween at Kryal Castle

Families can follow Dr Frankenstein’s Spooky Scavenger Hunt throughout Kryal Castle. All participants will receive a free trick-or-treat bag, and can follow the trail, solve ridiculous riddles, and challenge themselves in some of his ghoulish, gruesome experiments to collect some tasty treats.

Date: 29 & 30 October 2022
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Road, Leigh Creek, Ballarat

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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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