Sunday, October 27
Ghost Train at Burke Lake
Take a ride through the forest decorated for Halloween from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Meet costumed characters along the way. The carousel will also be running. The Ghost Train is a joint venture between Northern Virginia Community College and FCPA. The cost is $4 per person. For information, call 703-323-6600.
Halloween Wagon Rides
Our Halloween activity features a narrated one-hour wagon ride along a trail filled with family-oriented thrills, chills, and adventures. Many fright sites will leave you with goose bumps or giggles! You will complete your journey with s’mores and hot apple cider. Bring flashlights, blankets, and dress for the weather. Rides depart at 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. The cost is $8 person. Register online. For information, call 703-437-9101.
Drop off your children, ages four to nine, and let them travel back in time with a costumed interpreter to explore the lives of 19th century kids at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Various activities include games, penmanship, washing clothes, and making a food item such as butter, ice cream, cheese, or applesauce. The cost is $10 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.