Family Friendly Activities this Season

Utah always has great family friendly activities to attend during the fall months. We have so many favorites, but they’re usually located right here in Salt Lake City. I figured it would be better to have an entire list of family friendly activities that you can turn to no matter where in Utah you are living. 

The great thing about Utah is that you can always count of having plenty of options for things to do with your family. But where do you live? What is there to do? Let me help by showing you the wide variety we have in our state that are completely family friendly.

Special Halloween Events 

Boo at the Zoo  | October 29 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

COST: Included in your zoo admission 
Hogle Zoo- Salt Lake City
October 29, 2016
9:00 AM-3:00PM
Come dressed up and ready to trick or treat for kids 12 and under.

BOO LIGHTS!  *** NEW THIS YEAR! SIX NIGHTS ONLY! October 14,15,19, 20, 21, 22  6:30-9:00 pm

Cost: Adults $12.95, Children (3-12) $9.95, Toddlers (2 and under) FREE
Hogle Zoo- Salt Lake City
SIX NIGHTS ONLY! October 14,15,19, 20, 21, 22
Ride the ‘not-so-spooky’ train – at night!
See the graveyard, the land of spiders, the pirates’ lair, and more!
mermaids at Rocky Shores
A labyrinth-themed maze with puppets. and more!

Clearfield City BOO-Nanza! | Oct 22 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost: Check here for details
October 22
The Clearfield Aquatic & Fitness Center presents “Boo-nanza.” This year’s theme is Disney’s Heroes & Villains.
Costume contest, haunted house, treats, pumpkin patch, spooky canoe rides & so much more!

Country Farm Fest  | October 14, 15 & 20, 21, 22, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Cost: Admission is free. Most activities cost between 50 cents and $1.00 per person.
October 14-15, 20-22
U-pick pumpkins all month long. Farm Fest includes pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, kids activities, straw maze, pumpkins, hayrides, crafts, and more!

Creatures of the Night | October 7 & 8, 5:00-8:30 pm

Cost: $5 for members / $6 for non-members
Ogden Nature Center
October 7-8
A not-so-scary Halloween event for the whole family. Learn about native nocturnal creatures like owls, spiders, and bats.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Metros)  | October 29, 12:00 – 6:00 PM

October 24-November 3
Utah Cultural Celebration Center hosts this community event.

Derricott Dark Realm | October 28,29,31

Cost: FREE
West Valley City
Spooky haunted house, food drive, and even a no scare line for the little kids. Free hot chocolate at the end!

Halloween Carnival Spectacular | October 13, 14, 15. 21, 22, 28 and 29, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Cost: Adults $7, Children (2-12) $5 Kids under 2 are Free

Dinosaur Park-Ogden
The Park will be covered in Halloween decor that is family friendly and offers little witches and goblins a unique trick or treating experience.

Halloween Carnival | October 29, 5:00-10:00 pm

Cost: $5/adults, $4/youth & seniors, Recreation Center members free
Come in costume to the Recreation Center for a chance to wander the Wonderland Cake Walk, take a shot at Angry Birds, create some autumn crafts, and dozens of other activities. Entertainment, crafts, and character meet-and-greets will give every member of the family something to enjoy.
Older and scarier events for kids ages 10+

Halloween Spooktacular on the Seven Seas | October 25, 7:00 pm

Cost: Starting at $12.00
Abravenal Hall
A spooky Halloween voyage on the Seven Seas. Bring your mates and compete for a treasure trove of prizes in one of the state’s largest costume contests.

Harry Potter Night | October 7-8, 5:00-8:00 pm
Hutchings Museum-Lehi

Halloween Lift Rides | October 20-31
45 minutes and family friendly. Take a spooky lift ride up the mountain

Haunted Hollow | October 17, 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: FREE
A fun and free community event. Wear your costumes and have fun with carnival games, pumpkin patch, fun activties, and lots of family fun. Great for the whole family.

Haunted Halloween Lair | October 26-29, 31, 7:00-9:30 pm

Cost: FREE
Spanish Fork
Come walk through a FREE haunted house pirate ship! Each year the homeowners switch up spooky displays.

Haunted Theatre Spooktacular | October 8,14,15,21,22,28,29

Cost: $16.00

Utah Children’s Theatre
The family friendly spooky show returns! Arthur Avalon “Mr. A” and Roscoe come back with a new show featuring favorite ghosts and new ghost performers with new acts.

Honey Harvest Festival | October 7-8, 2:00 pm – dusk

Cost: FREE admission
Honey tasting, petting zoo, wagon rides, kid activities, and more!

Layton City Halloween Bash | October 28. 5:30-8:30 pm

Cost: FREE
Central Davis Jr. High
Layton City Family Recreation presents the annual Halloween Bash.  Sure to be haunting family fun for all!  Night events include carnival style games, pumpkin walk, costume parade, music and refreshments.

Miss Farmington’s Annual Halloween Event | October 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: FREE
Come in your costumes to this fun and FREE event held by Miss Farmington!

Monster Mash and Dash  | October 8, 5:00-8:00 pm

Cost: registration is only $8
Heritage Park- Kaysville
Zombie Dash for kids 8 and under
5K race that routes runners along the city cemetery,
Pumpkin Painting
Princess Party
Spooky Storytelling
Carnival Games
Pie Eating Contest
Live DJ
Fall Foods

North Logan Pumpkin Walk | October 20-22 & 24-25, 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Huge display of fun and amazing carved pumpkins

Park City Halloween on Main Street | October 31, 3:00-6:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Park City
Trick or treat from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Stroll down to lower Main Street at 5:30 p.m. to see the famous Dog Parade! Dress up your pooch in your, I mean, his favorite costume!

Peterson Family Farm Harvest Festival | October 8, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Cost: FREE (*Tickets are required for some activities)
tractor wagon rides*
corn pit corn maze
hay pyramid
farm animals
pony rides*
face painting*
apple slingshot game*
pumpkin decorating*

Pumpkin Carving Contest | October 28, Noon – 6:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Central Utah Gardens
Carved, painted, and decorated pumpkins can be dropped off from Noon – 6:00 pm
The pumpkins will be displayed at the pumpkin walk the following day.
Cash prizes will be awarded to contest winners.

Pumpkin Walk | October 29, Noon – 6:00 pm.

Cost: FREE
Central Utah Gardens
Come walk through the gardens and enjoy the fall colors as well as the pumpkin entries from the pumpkin carving contest. Fun activities for all members of the family. Free gift for each person wearing a costume. Puking Pumpkin demonstrations throughout the day.

Pumpkin Palooka | October 26, 3:00

Cost: FREE 
Legacy Events Center, Farmington
• Face Painting
• Balloon Twister
• Halloween Contests
• Costume Contest
• Trick Or Treating
• Bounce Houses
• Halloween Photos

Pumpkin Plunge | October 29, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Cost: Child & Senior $3.00 | Adults $5.00
South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center
Swim in a spooky colored pool, enjoy swimming with creepy things and pick out a pumpkin from the pool pumpkin patch.

Scarecrow Festival | October 17-24, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Thanksgiving Point

Surf and Swim’s Pumpkin Dunk | October 29, 7:00-10:00 pm

Cost: $1.00
Layton Surf and Swim
Join Surf ‘n Swim for the annual Pumpkin Dunk!  Admission is only $1.00 and includes trick-or-treating along the pool deck.  Everyone goes home with a pumpkin!

Spooks in the Hollow | October 8, 2:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $4.00 per child which includes 10 tickets for booths plus a trick or treat bag for gathering the Spooky Hollow goodies on the way! 
Salt Lake City
A Trick or Treat village for kids.
Fish Pond
Story Witch
Pumpkin Bowling
Apple Bobbing
Haunted Alley
and more!

The Composer is Dead- Halloween Concert | October 28-29, 3:00 & 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Cost: $6.00 for a family pass
Timpanogos Symphony – Willowcreek Middle School, Lehi
Written by Lemony Snicket and narrated live by John Bytheway.
Costume contest, parade, and trick-or-treating.

Trick or Treat Street | October 21, 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Olympic Oval
Indoor trick or treating at the Olympic Oval. Kids under 12 can skate for free.

Trick or Treat at Schools | October 31, 6:00- 7:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Trick or Treat safely at Scheels, fun activities, crafts, and a free ride on the ferris wheel!

Trick or Treat Street | October 29, 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Soda Row- Daybreak
Costume parade, tricks, treats, and more!

Wee Witches Weekend | October 20-22, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Cost: $5.00 car parking fee
Gardner Village -West Jordan
Witch displays,  Six Hags Witches Adventure, scavenger hunt, food, music, petting zoo, pony rides and face painting. Enjoy storytelling and crafts with a witch on the patio of The Gathering Place. Wear your costumes and join the Wee Witches Parade at 12:30 and 4:30.


Fun During the Fall Season

American West Heritage Center Corn Maze | Cost: $6.00 adult, $5.00 kids
Cache Valley // September 23-October 29

  • Corn Maze
  • Pumkin Patch
  • Bounce House
  • Straw Mountain
  • Hippity Hop Rodeo
  • Hay Bale Bowling
  • BB Gun Range
  • Pony Rides and Spooky Train Rides

BOO-tober at Discovery Gateway | Pre-registry required
All October long
Special Celebrations
Witches’ Tea Party: Family party hosted by crafty Witches with spooky spells, witches’ balls, magic show, and tasty treats. Pre-registration required.
Boo-Fest with KUED: Dress up for play and join KUED Kids at Discovery Gateway for a Halloween event. Special activities include meeting a favorite PBS character and a show screening.
Kooky Spooky Halloween Party: Dress up the little Ghosts & Goblins and bring the Princesses & Pop Stars to Discovery Gateway to enjoy a full day of Halloween celebrations guaranteed to be kooky spooky fun for the whole family!

Black Island Farms | Cost: Adults $11.00, Kids $9.00
Sneak Peak open: Sept 16-17
Season Opens September 23-October 31
Corn Maze, Animal Alley, Bonfires, Cow Train, Grain Shoot Slide, Straw Mountain, Pig Races, Corn Box, Bounce House, Pumpkin Patch, Farm Hayrides and much more…

Cornbelly’s Corn Maze | Cost: ranges from $11.95 – 49.95
Sneak Peak Sept 23-24
Open Sept 30-Oct 29
Kid friendly and scary corn mazes, cow train, slides, zipline, pumpkins, corn cannons, pig races, and much more!

The Corn Maize | Cost: $8.00 per person, kids 2 and under are free
Opens September 23
Corn maze, haunted trail, pumpkin patch, barrel train, light show, character meet and greet, bounce house, hay slides.

Crazy Corn Maze | Cost: $14.00-16.00
West Jordan
Opens September 23
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, Night Stalkers Haunted Trail

Cross E Ranch- Fall Festival  | Cost: Adults $11.00, kids $9.00, 2 and under are free
September 26-October 29
Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and lots of family fun.

Festival of Scarecrows | Cost: $10.00 entry fee
Wheeler Farm
September 30- October 31
You can enter your own scarecrow or just go and enjoy them on display during Pumpkin Days

FRIGHTMARES- Lagoon | Cost: $38.50-55.95
Farmington September 16-October 31 (weekends)
The theme park turns scary this time of year! Enjoy all your favorite rides with a spooky twist! Features 2 kid friendly “haunted houses” and 7 super scary haunted houses for adults.

Gardner Village WITCHFEST | Cost: FREE
September 17-October 31
Tons of events all month long!
Witch displays
Scavenger Hunts
Witchapalooza and more!

Harward Farms- Jakers Jack-o-Lanterns  | Cost: Starts at $2.00
Springville Utah
Open Saturday October 1, 2016- 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoo, straw mazes, slides, horse rides, corn piles and more!

Heehaw Farms | Cost: $6.00
Pleasant Grove
Open September 30-November 5 2016
Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch — Hayrides — Petting Farm — Pony Rides — Corn Maze & The Haunted Hayride to name a few. $6 General Farm Admission (ages 3 and older).

Halloween Cruise on the Provo River | Cost: $8.00 per person, 2 and under are free
October 1-31

Haunted Kids Train Ride at the Train Shoppe 
Salt Lake City- September 5-November 5
During the Halloween season the Train Shoppe gets spookier! Kids who come in costume on Oct 31 get a half price train ride!

Little Haunts * A Utah Mom Connection TOP PICK! | $12.95/adults, $10.95/seniors (65+), $8.95/children (3-11), Free/children (2 and under)
This Is The Place Heritage Park
Salt Lake City-  October 15, 20-22, & 29
Visit the Story Witch, go trick-or-treating, and with pony rides, train rides and take-home craft. Make sure you come dressed in your costume!

Little Bear Bottoms Corn Maze | See here for details
Corn Maze opens September 26
Haunted Trail opens October 7
Corn maze, haunted trail, pumpkin patch, straw fort, barn ride.

Petersen Family Farm- Pumpkin Patch | Cost: FREE, but some things require tickets
October 1-31 9:00 Am-8:00 PM

  • Pick your own pumpkin from the field
  • Fall décor (straw, corn stalk, corn)
  • Mini corn maze
  • Farm animals
  • Wagon Hay Rides*
  • Apple sling shot*
  • Straw Pyramid
  • Corn Pit
  • Fun Fall Photo Ops
  • Face Painting*
  • Food Trucks


The Pumpkin Train | Cost: General admission $15.00 (3+), toddlers (2 and under) $3.00 includes pumpkin
Heber – October 6- 28 (Select Dates)
40 minute train ride in costume! Enjoy halloween treats and the haunted railway car and even take home your own pumpkin!

Pumpkin Days and Haybale Maze  | Cost: $10.00 for 2 and older
Wheeler Farm
September 30- October 31
Pumpkin patch, hay maze, wagon rides, scarecrow festival

Provo Corn Maze and Zombie Paintball- McCoard’s | Cost: $6.00 – 30.00 depending on what you want to do
Provo- Open Sept 23-
Corn maze, paintball, U-pick pumpkins, kid activities and more!

Rowley’s Red Barn | Cost: $8.00, family pass $35.00 (up to five people)
Washington and Santaquin
Sept  23- Oct 29, 2016
Corn maze, pumpking patch, apple cannon, slides, race tractors, hay pyramid, sand pit, and more.

Seven Peaks Spooktacular | Cost: $14.99. if you buy them here
Lehi (check their facebook page for updates)
Pass of All Pass holders get free admission into the Spooktacular. Features haybale slides, bounce houses, haunted halls, mazes, and more!

SIX Hags Witches Adventure | Cost: $6.00 per person
Gardner Village
October 1-31
Stir up a cauldron of witchy brew, take a trip to the Night Spa, or get caught up in giant Spider Webs. Lose yourself in the Maze of Mayhem, take a dip in the Candy Corn Pool, or jump the night away on the monstrous pillow!

Sleepy Hollow Wagon Rides  | Cost: $25.00 per person, reservations required
October 1st, 7th, 8th, 10th and from the 17th thru 29th.
Enjoy a traditional horse drawn wagon ride through the scenic foothills of Soldier Hollow. The wagon path winds its way through a variety of scenery and spooky sites as you listen to an animated story narration of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Staheli Family Farm | Cost: $7.00 – 25.00, depending on what you want to do
Sept 23- October 31
Corn maze, Field Of Screams, pumpkin patch, farmland, playground, trick or treating, ice cream, duck races, horse swing, rope swing, bee line, jumping pillow, and more!