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Published October 5th 2014
All things spooky and creepy to entertain
Do you celebrate this American tradition?
If not, then maybe it's time to as there are some interesting Halloween events to take part in. This American tradition is becoming more popular in Australia. Also known as All Saints' Eve and All Hallows' Eve, it is all about remembering the dead and that translates to all. The humour and fun side of Halloween shows the ability to confront the power of death.
A long time favourite with children is to dress up in various costumes and knock on doors trick or treating but there is much more available to do with some interesting options in Sydney.
Here's my Top 4:-
Spooks in the Park
This one takes place in the Education Precinct of Centennial Park on Sat 25th October from midday to 6pm. For ages 6-14, your children can dress up and play amongst other ghouls, ghosts and goblins without walking the streets at night. This Halloween party will include a map they can follow to find ghostly games to play that include a new Zombie Shooting Arcade. For $15 per person it is good value and fun and they get to take home their own squeezy little monster. Bookings are essential and can be done here.
Luna Park's Halloween Kids' Kitchen
Sure to delight with unlimited rides and entry to Halloscream on 31st October, is this cooking option. There are two sessions for the kids' kitchen, 5-6pm and 6-7pm, with a cost of $60 per child. The iconic park of happiness will see little monsters mashing zombie pizzas, concocting grizzly drinks in the lab and making cupcakes with a difference. You can register online.
Ghost Tours in The Rocks
Too old for trick or treating, then this one is for you. Visit the most haunted locations and forgotten laneways of this historic harbourside precinct on this ghost tour where capes and masks are supplied. Dress up in full costume if you like. Suitable for ages 13-17 as well as adults. Teens cost $43 per person and Adults $58 per person. It also includes drinks and nibblies at an award-winning hotel afterwards. Booking details at Ghosttours site.
Throw a Party
Halloween party supplies from The Party People Megastore in Drummoyne
If you don't want to go out but want to enjoy the event then why not throw your own Halloween party at home. There are plenty of party-themed shops across Sydney where you can buy all you need to dress up and decorate your house and get plenty of ideas. Make up ghoulish party games, have your friends contribute by bringing a plate of themed food, watch horror movies in the dark with lighted candles, tell scary stories or even have your own pumpkin carving competition or a pinata to thrash at in your backyard.