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The HOT List: Family friendly Halloween Melbourne events

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Halloween is a fun time to dress up, go trick-or-treating and party – and every year it gets bigger and bigger in Melbourne!

Here’s a list of the family-friendly Halloween events happening all over Melbourne. Check your local library for Halloween related story-time and events too.

Don’t forget to also enter giveaways to win your ultimate Halloween costume from Smiffys Fancy Dress Costumes and family passes to Fright Night Spooktacular plus check out these spectacular Halloween recipes including Strawberry Ghosts, Witches’ Fingers and Rice Ball Jack O’ Lanterns!


  • Funny Bones Artplay (Sun 29 Oct) – Print your own Halloween cards to make your friends and family laugh and scream.




  • Crocs Playcentre Carnegie (Fri 27 Oct) – Trick or Treat with Mr Croc and fancy dress competition.
  • Crocs Playcentre Knox (Fri 27 Oct) – Trick or Treat with Mr Croc and fancy dress competition.
  • Halloween Disco Lollipops Noble Park (Fri 27 Oct) – $15.00 per child which includes entry and a kids meal. Costumes encouraged.
  • Halloween Party Thompsons Parkway (Fri 27 Oct) – Come and enjoy trick or treating in a safe friendly environment, free family entertainment with face painting, fairy floss and kids’ carnival ride.
  • Spooktober St Kilda Town Hall (Fri 27 Oct – Tue 31 Oct) –free entry on festival grounds, family-friendly haunt and two haunts for mature audiences.
  • Luna Dark at Luna Park (Fri 27 Oct – Tue 31 Oct) – Get set to scream this Halloween as Melbourne’s Luna Park transforms into Luna Dark, a spook-tacular Halloween weekend full of Carn-Evil delights!
  • Halloween at Sk8house (Sat 28 Oct) – Dance the night away to Thriller, Monster Mash, Time Warp and many more ghostly favorites.
  • Halloween on the Green (Sat 28 Oct) – Local musicians, roving circus performers and musicians, sack races, poison ball games, food stalls and tarot reading.
  • Halloween on Fitzroy Street (Sat 28 Oct) – stilt walkers, fire twirlers, and face painters.
  • Halloween Spooky Weekend The Big Goose (Sat 28 Oct – Sun 29 Oct) – Dress up in your best Halloween costume and join our fashion parade, trick or treat treasure hunt and more.
  • Halloween Ghost Hunt Como (Sat 28 Oct – Sun 29 Oct) – Children from 6 to 12 years old and parents are invited to join us on a special house tour that explores the unique and spookier side of the mansion and find out who and what haunts the halls!
  • Little Train of Horrors Mornington (Sat 28 Oct – Sun 29 Oct) – Mornington Railway and Little Shop of Horrors Costumery are holding an event. Come dressed up and enjoy face painting, treat bags, model train displays and train rides.
  • Halloween Monster Bash (Sun 29 Oct) – ‘trunk’ or treat, family friendly activities, American food trucks.
  • Dandenong Market celebrates Halloween (Sun 29 Oct, Tue 31 Oct) – trick or treat, magic show, balloon art.
  • Halloween Costume Party Boneo Maze (Sun 29 Oct) – balloon artists, face painters, kids crafts and costume competitions
  • Hampton Street Halloween (Tue 31 Oct) – Dress your little witches, goblins, warlocks, Wizards, minions etc…. and Trick or Treat your way down Hampton Street, Hampton.
  • Playdays Halloween (Tue 31 Oct) – free activities including Kids Face Painting from 12-2pm and a very special guest appearance from Paw Patrol’s Marshall at 11am.
  • Halloween at the Old Cheese Factory (Tue 31 Oct) – treat making, haunted inflatable maze, giant inflatable slide, Halloween themed children’s disco, mask making, face painting and various Halloween themed areas to explore and participate in trick or treating.





Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts loves to blog about ways in which families can have more fun together!

She's a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur who combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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  1. Hi Admin – would love if you would add this event to your Halloween Activity List. Thanks for considering!
    Start your Halloween activities with your kids early with a Trunk or Treat THIS Sunday to support the Royal Children’s Hospital. Hosted by the American Women’s Association – lot of great activities and Americana food to add to your Halloween fun. Info and early bird tickets here:

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