10 Kid-Friendly Haunted Houses and Trails in Chicagoland

Find the best places for spooky fun for kids of all ages.

Halloween isn’t complete without adding some horror to your life. Kids of all ages can enjoy a little spooky fun thanks to these local attractions. From haunted houses and barns to spooky hayrides and walks, we’ve rounded up all the best places to get in all the age-appropriate scares and thrills this month.

For tiny pumpkins (ages 0-5)

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch Haunted House

Through Oct. 31, 2021

The Fall Festival at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch brings back classic autumn activities from a corn maze to wagon rides. Take a walk through their haunted house with the right amount twists and turns for your young children.

Sonny Acres Haunted Hayride

Through Oct. 31, 2021

Are you brave enough? A large cast of ghouls and goblins are ready to give you a memorable Halloween hayride through the haunted woods.

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm

Through Oct. 31, 2021

  • Address: 13341 W. 151st Street., Homer Glen
  • Cost: Included in general admissionKids can stick their heads in a guillotine, and groove to the terrifying tunes creeping out from the Little House on the Scary or enjoy the animated Haunted Barn.

Itasca Haunted Trail – Family Friendly Hour

Oct. 15, 2021

Families can traverse a 1/3-mile trail around Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary for scares and trick-or-treating.

Westmont Haunted Forest – Merry Monsters

Oct. 16, 2021

Participants will hop on a wagon ride that takes them from Diane Main Park through the terrifying woods path scenes.

Woodridge Haunted Forest Walk – Saturday Matinee

Oct. 23, 2021

Wind your way through the haunted forest trail that is full of scary scenes and dark corners lurking with creepy creatures. 

For young goblins (ages 6-11)

Sonny Acres Haunted Barn

Through Oct. 31, 2021

The newly renovated Haunted Barn at Sonny Acres is twice is long and twice as spooky! This journey through the haunted barn offers a haunting experience you will never forget.

For skele-teens (ages 12+)

Six Flags Fright Fest

Through Oct. 31, 2021

After a brief hiatus last year, the iconic Six Flags Fright Fest is back and better than ever, complete with six haunted houses (two of which are new) and nine scare zones.

Westmont Haunted Forest – Sheer Terror

Oct. 16, 2021

Sandra Smith Woods will come alive for one mystical, magical night! Participants will board a hay wagon for the first part of the journey through the woods and then hope to survive the second part of the tour as they try to escape the ghouls on foot!

Ackerman Spook Trail

Oct. 21-22, 2021

Take a walk along the spook trail through Ackerman Woods and enjoy Halloween-themed games. Refreshments will be available for purchase from local vendors. The trail will be less scary from 4 to 6 p.m.

Follow Chicago Parent on Instagram.

- Advertisement -


Fall Books for Kids to Celebrate the Season

Read children's books about pumpkins, apples, football and more.

Where to Go Apple Picking Near Chicago

It's time to teach kids where apples really come from.

Apps That Get Kids Excited About Reading

These 8 reading apps for kids are sure to help them get excited about reading this school year and beyond.

- Advertisement -