Things to Do! Weekend Edition: October 27, 2017 – October 29, 2017

It’s the last weekend of October and Halloween is just around the corner! 

This weekend is jam-packed with Halloween events. So if you can’t go out on the actual night of Halloween, there are SO many options for your weekend. Trunk or treating, trick or treating, spooky hayrides and lots more can be found everywhere in this state. Many events required pre-registration so if you didn’t follow my advice in the Halloween Guide you’ll want to move quickly to see if you can save a spot for certain events.  You’ll also find many are weather sensitive. We could possibly have a wet Sunday, so always make sure to confirm an event beforehand by following the links provided below. 

Enjoy your weekend everyone; at least one day is set to be beautiful! Make sure you get out and enjoy Fall in New England while you still can! Winter is coming!! 

Friday October 27, 2017

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., explore the colors of fall and the natural world around us. For ages 2 to 3. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet parents and other kids for this fun play time with toys and books. Also held at 10:30 is the baby rhyme time for ages 0 to 2. No registration required, just drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., children ages 5 and under can enjoy jumping on the trampolines and in the foam pit, with a parent. This week enjoy a special Halloween themed toddler time! Cost is $10 per child, accompanying parent is free. See our  Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 0 to 2 will enjoy this storytime with songs, rhymes and stories. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., play and meet new friends at this inclusive playgroup for children of all abilities featuring sensory play, fine and gross motor activities and social skill building. For ages birth to 5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., children can experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the art studio. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 11:30 a.m., meet author Tad Hills while he reads his book Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo! A book signing will follow. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

At 11 a.m., have fun exploring the natural world as you paint, weave, and become printmakers with leaves, acorns and grasses. For ages 3 to 5. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 3:45 p.m., see what you can build in an hour with LEGO bricks, Keva Planks and Roominates. All ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 4 p.m., have fun exploring the natural world as you paint, weave, and become printmakers with leaves, acorns and grasses. For ages 5 to 10. Included with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 4 p.m., come trick or treat along Elm Street and Main Street at participating merchants. Free.

From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., come out for a frighteningly fun night of festivities including crafts and trick or treating and much more! Come as you aren’t- costumes encouraged! Admission is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Online registration encouraged. See our Blog Post.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., enjoy trick or treating at participating retailers and trunks; food trucks, entertainment, face painting and more! For children 12 and younger in costume.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a night ride on a spooky train with scares by ghouls and goblins; and treats from witches. Tickets are $4.50 for adults; $3.50 for kids 2-12 and free for 2 and under. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Vehicle entry to the park is free. Read our Review.

At 6 p.m., come out for a fun evening of trunk or treating in the church parking lot. Free. 

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a hay ride through the park, decorate pumpkins, enjoy the sunset and more! The cost for residents is $15; $18 for non-residents. Children 2 and under are free. All participants must be registered.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., come down the Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center for a fun night trick or treating, refreshments and lots of entertainment! Children must attend in costume. Admission is $2 but will go to the American Red Cross. Registration is limited to the first 200 children, ages birth to 8th grade; sign up early!! 

From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., come along for a hay ride through the trails and meet “characters” that will tell stories and pass out treats. This is intended for younger children and is “not so scary”. Costumes encouraged, but not required! Tickets available online – this event can sell out!

From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., come out for a special evening with guests ages 8-15 (although some brave little ones have found the event fun)! Enjoy a haunted hayride and other spooky areas. There will magic shows, face painting, fortune tellers, fire dancers and more! Tickets can be bought online for discounted rates; or at the gate.

 At 7 p.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free.

 

Saturday October 28, 2017  

From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

At 9 a.m., have breakfast with Stew’s most loved characters! Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes. Tickets are $9.99/each for children aged 11 & under and $12.99/each for all those over the age of 12. Please sign up in advance.

From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., bring the kids for fun experiments, demonstrations and pumpkin painting! Pre-registration required for pumpkin painting. The event is included with museum admission.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy an admission discount for kids in costume, face painting, special activities and family fun! Free admission or children in costume when accompanied by a paying adult.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., everyone is invited to “dress up and scare cancer” and walk in masquerade or dance to live music. This is a family friendly event with a costume parade, safe trick or treating, haunted Locker Room, face and pumpkin painting, balloon art, bounce house and cookie decorating. Register online  – donation amounts can be found online.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy spooky activities and fun for the entire family including a pumpkin chunkin competition, exploding jack-o-lanterns and a mad scientist laboratory. Costumes strongly encouraged; and children who come dressed up will receive $1 off admission.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy pumpkin decorating, a parade, music, dancing and playing, pizza and more! Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $22/ child and $18/sibling; and can be purchased online.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come out for a spooktacular day of fun with trick or treating, games, crafts, science demos and more! Admission is $7; $5 for guests in costume.

At 10 a.m., walk along the Main Street area for trick or treating in your costume; enjoy food and entertainment. Free.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come out for a fun day of chalk drawings, magic shows, trick or treating, pumpkin decorating and more!

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy a family friendly day with bounce houses, photo booth, food trucks, demos, music, trick or treating and more! Be sure to wear your costume!

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., families are invited to come and let their imagination run wild! For children in grades  K-6. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in (or register) for this art class where children can learn to express creativity using varied art materials. Admission is $9 for non-members ($7 for members). For ages 6 to 8.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., join this popular event for trick or treating and other fun activities. This is a free event.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a special Halloween storytime! (Check your local store for their Saturday storytime hours).

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a Halloween adventure with lots of magic, mystery and marvel! Free with museum admission. Read our Review.

From 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., bring the kids for a non-spooky fall event and enjoy the fall foliage aboard a vintage trolley car to the Patch. Admission is $10 per person.

At 11 a.m., drop in (or register) for this art class where children can discover art, listen to stories and explore elements of art. Admission is $7 for non-members ($5 for members). For ages 3 to 5.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a chili competition and tasting, live entertainment, shopping, costume contests, touch a truck, trick or treating and more! Free parking. Tickets are $10 for ages 11 and up; free for children under 10.

From 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., come out for trick or treating, as well as a puppet show, music and more!

From 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., come out for a fun, safe interactive event of trunk or treating. There will be stories and crafts, a bounce house, face painting and more! Pre-registration required if you would like to park your car for the trunk or treating. Free event.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., bring your child dressed in their best costume for a candy hunt on the huge turf field! Preregister online for this free event.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., come out for a costume parade and contest, marching band, goody bags, and more! Come in costume to the Merry-Go-Round and receive a sweet treat!

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., children ages 3 to 8 can join for a track or treat walk, crafts, cupcake decorating, face painting, and a delicious lunch of soup, bread and cider. Adults are $4, Children are $8. Registration is Required.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., neighborhood families are invited to trunk or treat. Free munchkins, cider and hot chocolate!

At 1 p.m., bring the family for an afternoon showing of a kid-friendly movie (to be announced). Bring your own snacks and blankets. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., come out for a costume parade, prizes, a photo booth, games and more! Free.

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., children with special needs and their siblings are invited to a fully accessible “neighborhood” trick or treat event. Free. No registration required.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., come to the park for a special afternoon of trick or treating, and find some special treats and giveaways! 

From 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., come in costume to the Teen Center for a fun evening with trick or treating, games and giveaways. Please bring a canned good to donate to the Food Shelter.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., village center businesses will be handing out treats, just look for a balloon out front. Costumes encouraged!

From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Winsted Recreation invites families to trunk or treat, enjoy crafts, a bounce house, costume contests and more!

From 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a night of tricks and treats with live animals, crafts, games and more! Register online early as space is limited. Admission is $15 per person for non-members (after October 22, the cost is $17).

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a night ride on a spooky train with scares by ghouls and goblins; and treats from witches. Tickets are $4.50 for adults; $3.50 for kids 2-12 and free for 2 and under. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Vehicle entry to the park is free. Read our Review.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a party in the store with games, giveaways and snacks; followed by trick or treating in the back parking lot. Admission is $5 but you will receive a voucher for $5 store credit; please also bring a canned good donation.

From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., come out for a carved pumpkin contest, costume parade, entertainment and more!

From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., come along for a hay ride through the trails and meet “characters” that will tell stories and pass out treats. This is intended for younger children and is “not so scary”. Costumes encouraged, but not required! Tickets available online – this event can sell out!

From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., come out for a special evening with guests ages 8-15 (although some brave little ones have found the event fun)! Enjoy a haunted hayride and other spooky areas. There will magic shows, face painting, fortune tellers, fire dancers and more! Tickets can be bought online for discounted rates; or at the gate.

At 6:30 p.m., gather on Main Street for a parade along the streets of Collinsville.  There will be music, costume contests, candy and more!

 

Sunday October 29, 2017   

From 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., enjoy a special Halloween themed Pancakes with Penguins! Breakfast is served buffet style.  Tickets are $24.95 for adults (11 and up) and $20.95 for children (10 and under). Aquarium admission tickets can be purchased for an additional $10 each. Advanced registration required. Read our Review.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy an admission discount for kids in costume, face painting, special activities and family fun! Free admission or children in costume when accompanied by a paying adult.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., come out for this family favorite event and ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch where children can pick out a pumpkin. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 4-12 and $3 for children under 4. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., bring the kids for a non-spooky fall event and enjoy the fall foliage aboard a vintage trolley car to the Patch. Admission is $10 per person.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., come out for a Spooky Sunday with candy for the children and free carousel rides for those in costume!

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., come out for family fun activities including arts and crafts projects, Halloween short films, snacks, and trick or treating in costume (12 and under). Free admission.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a Halloween adventure with lots of magic, mystery and marvel! Free with museum admission. Read our Review.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., shop at the last week of this popular and well-loved farmers’ market for vegetables, fruits, breads, meats and more. Make sure to save your appetite for lunch at a food truck! See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., build and take home LEGO BB-8! Complete a scavenger hunt and get a free LEGO Star Wars poster.

Starting at noon, enjoy balloon animals, live music, costume contests and more. The parade will start at 1 p.m. and kicks off at the parking lot on the corner of Park & Elm.

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a spooktacular afternoon including harvest hay rides, crafts, story time, candy and more! If you are under 12, in costume, accompanied by a paying adult, you get into the Zoo for free!

At 1 p.m., come out to one of the most highly entertaining events in town! Children are welcome to browse the downtown shops for trick or treats; the parade begins at 2 p.m. and gathers at Hole-in-the-Wall beach parking lot.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., dress in your Halloween costume and head to the farm for trick or treating! Please bring your own bag or bucket. Included with gate admission.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., come out for a fun afternoon of performances, inflatables, ice cream, trunk or treating, and more! Free admission.

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., come for the annual trunk or treat event. Trunks are decorated and candy will be given out. There will an illusionist show, games, hayride and more! Free.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., come out for a fun evening of trunk or treating. Please bring a canned good for donation.

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., bring the kids for a safe Halloween event with trunk or treating and Halloween festivities for all ages! Free.

From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., visit the village after hours for a fun evening of trick or treating on the Common. There will be a costume parade, spooky stores, bonfire, hayrides, and more. Register Online. Tickets are $8 for members, $12 for nonmembers; and children 3 and under are free.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a night ride on a spooky train with scares by ghouls and goblins; and treats from witches. Tickets are $4.50 for adults; $3.50 for kids 2-12 and free for 2 and under. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Vehicle entry to the park is free. Read our Review.

 

 

 

 

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