4 Kid-Friendly Haunted Houses in Chicagoland

Note: According to Halloween guidelines in Illinois, indoor haunted houses are prohibited while Illinois remains in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Outdoor haunted trails are acceptable. Come back in 2021 to find kid-friendly haunted in Chicagoland! 

Halloween isn’t complete without adding some horror to your life. But with your little ghouls and goblins by your side, it’s not easy to participate in all the scares and thrills this month. Warm up your younger kids to the frightful fun of Halloween with these not-so-scary haunted houses in Chicagoland.

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch

Through Oct. 31

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.

The Children’s Farm at the Center

Through Oct. 31 (Thursdays-Sunday & Columbus Day)

Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and Columbus Day starting Oct. 5, the Spooky Wood Shed is designed to scare little children, but older kids will be amused by the Halloween themes.

Sonny Acres

Through Oct. 31

The Spook Shed brings you a great alternative when Sonny Acres’ Haunted Barn is too scary for the family. Spend the rest of your time enjoying what else the farm’s Fall Festival has to offer like a petting zoo, a day hayride and much more. Note: Not all rides and attractions are open during the week.

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm

Through Nov. 1

If your kids aren’t ready for spooky delights, opt-in for the Fun Barn at Bengston’s. Your little ones will love to go through this delightful barn again and again.


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This article was originally published on Oct. 16, 2017. It has been updated with the most recent information. 

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