What To Do On Halloween: 5 Haunted House Alternatives

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October 2017

You’re probably thinking... Where did 2020 go?!

‘Cause Halloween is sneaking up on us real quick! Have you put together your costume yet? Did you get a good deal on candy? What are your plans?

If you don’t have plans yet, we’ve got you!

Whether you're not quite ready to go to a haunted house, itching for a thrill, or looking for family friendly options—look no further!

Here are FIVE haunted house alternatives to try this Halloween:

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Check out these fun for the whole family events happening in your area! 

Dallas/Fort Worth area:

GO TEXAN Wine, Food, and Art Festival 

Pumpkinfest 

Oklahoma City area:

RestoreOKC Trunk-or-Treat

HallowMarine at Oklahoma Aquarium

El Paso area:

KLAQ Drive Thru Haunted House

Halloween Fest

 

PUMPKIN PATCHES

These are a great option for the whole family too, babies included. With increased safety protocols to keep you safe and the tradition alive, you can pick out the best pumpkins in the patch and carve or paint them at home. Pumpkin patches usually have some treats and fun activities like hayrides or petting zoos too!

THEME PARKS

There are lots of theme parks that host a special Halloween event every year. Probably one of the most popular parks around Halloween is Six Flags for Hallowfest. There are over a dozen parks across the States! Be prepared for a scare and maybe bring a few of your bravest friends for backup. As a wise fictional high school once sang, “we’re all in this together.”

 

SCARY MOVIES

This is another activity for the courageous. With theaters at limited capacity, you can host your own movie night at home with your quarantine friends and family. Bonus: really scary movies can help you burn a few calories, so you can feel less guilty about putting extra butter on your popcorn. Or spare yourself the fright and watch a kid-friendly Halloween movie (my favorite is The Nightmare Before Christmas). You can still add extra butter, we won’t tell.

ESCAPE ROOMS

If all of these activities don’t carry the extra excitement you’re looking for, then escape rooms might be just the thrill you’re looking for. With the countdown breathing down your neck, escaping with just milliseconds left will definitely give you that adrenaline rush. We offer private and clean experiences so you don’t have to worry about playing with people outside of your quarantine crew. And with a variety of experiences to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something the whole family will enjoy!

P.S Come in costume from October 19th-31st for your experience and you could win aFREE experience or a $50 gift certificate! Keep the Halloween tradition alive with a little twist ;)

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