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Halloween in Adelaide for Kids

Halloween in Adelaide for Kids

Halloween is always a fun event for kids. Dressing up, receiving candies, and acting spooky are all thrilling for the young ones.

If you’re interested to see how Adelaide children celebrate the event, you’ve come to the right place! 

Where shall I take my kids for trick-or-treating in Adelaide?

Where shall I take my kids for trick-or-treating in Adelaide

Some of the best spots for trick-or-treating in Adelaide are Henley Square, Lightsview, and the suburbs of Adelaide. 

There is a page dedicated to posting all the streets that will be participating in the event. Some of the neighborhoods participating here are

  • Morphett Vale
  • Magill
  • Fairview Park
  • Craigmore
  • Seacliff Park
  • Hallett Cove

Just don’t forget to take your little ones to the dentist for a checkup after they finish all their sweets!

When is Halloween in Adelaide?

When is Halloween in Adelaide

As with most areas in the world, Adelaide also celebrates Halloween on October 31.

Children are encouraged to dress up and express themselves in their spookiest costumes. 

Adelaide is respectful of different cultures, which is why participation in it isn’t compulsory. If you want to participate though, follow the proper etiquette below:

  • Don’t knock on houses without decorations or invitations 
  • Wear family-friendly costumes if you expect trick-or-treaters
  • Always do trick-and-treat with children in groups 

Once you’re familiar with this, you’re now ready to walk the streets in your spookiest costumes that you can even have tailored for you!

Where can children go for Halloween in Adelaide?

For an extra-spooky time during Halloween, you can take your kids to these spots before or after trick-or-treating:

  • Halloween Wail at the Adelaide Gaol
  • Halloween Roller Disco in Blackwood Community Recreation Centre
  • The Adelaide Zoo

1. Visit Halloween Wail at the Adelaide Gaol 

Visit Halloween Wail at the Adelaide Gaol

Location: 18 Gaol Rd, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Hours: 10 AM-4 PM

Was the Adelaide gaol a real prison?

The Adelaide gaol used to be an actual prison that operated from 1841 to 1988. Ever since then, it has become a popular spot every Halloween.

The Halloween Wail is conducted yearly for children who want loot bags and those who want a walk-through of the area. 

A great spot here is the Freaky Fairy Tale Funhouse, which gives a chilling twist to classical nursery rhymes and tales. 

There are many urban myths about the ghosts that supposedly haunt the area. With all of this, the area is sure to spook out even the bravest children. 

2. Go roller skating

Go roller skating

Location: 1 Northcote Road, Eden Hills South Australia 5050

Hours: 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

If your child is into roller skating, they’ll definitely have fun at the Halloween Roller Disco in Blackwood Community Recreation Centre. Priced at $12 per person, the event is complete with music, lights, and games. 

An event that many children like is face painting. They can play with different colors and shapes for some laughs. 

It’s just like any kid-friendly party! Children under three are free to attend the event. 

It may just be the perfect chance to show off your child’s dancing skills for everyone to see.

3. Visit Adelaide Zoo

Visit Adelaide Zoo

Location: Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Hours: 9:30 AM-5 PM

Is the Adelaide Zoo good to visit for Halloween?

The Adelaide Zoo has a special Halloween event where the place transforms into a trick-or-treat trail. It features a decorated animal place, giveaway booths, and games. 

Kids will have fun viewing all the spookily designed animal presentations, magic shows, and photobooths.

To make the event much more memorable, you can even take professional photos of it. It’s a night they’ll fondly remember in the coming years.

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