Halloween Family Fun: Things That Go Bump in the Night (and Day)

There's more than one way to scare (or kind of scare) the kids this Halloween
Kids enjoy the Not-So-Scary Hayride at Tobey Farm in Dennis. Photo by Bill DeSousa-Mauk.

Now that October has arrived, people are picking apples, selecting their pumpkins to turn into jack-o-lanterns, deciding on their costumes for Halloween, and getting into the spirit of fall. One of the best ways to embrace the season is to partake in some classic autumn fun: hayrides and haunted houses.

So where to go?

CapeCodTravel.com has a bunch of ideas for visitors AND locals this year. From the kind-of-scary to the really-scary, here are a few idea:

NOT SCARY - For families with young children, Tobey Farm in Dennis offers two hayride choices: scary and not-so-scary. The not-so-scary hayride runs between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday only. The scary hayride begins at 6pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They start Columbus Day weekend. The scary hayride is not recommended for anyone under the age of 7.

►►KIND OF SCARY - The Barnstable High School Drama Club puts on “Classic Horror” Haunted House Tours. Dates are October 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30. The tickets are $10 and the doors open at 6pm. The event will be held at Barnstable High School at 744 West Main Street in Hyannis. Call 508-790-6445 for more information.

►►VERY SCARY - In Provincetown, there is the “Ghost Town Haunted Attraction” at the Aquarium Mall on Commercial Street. This event will be held on Oct. 25, 26, 30, and 31 (as well as Nov.1 and 2) from 6pm-9pm. This fun haunted attraction is sure to delight and spook! $17 for adults and $13 for kids. 

You'll find several more at CapeCodTravel.com.


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