Celebrate the Halloween season with a “BOO-stravaganza” at Kidwell Farm for children age three to eight years old. Play Halloween-themed games, go trick-or-treating to animals, and enjoy a wagon ride. Finish the evening with a small treat bag for the road. The program at Frying Pan Farm Park on Friday, October 25, 2019, runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and again from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Frying Pan Farm Park is located at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA. For more information, call 703-437-9101 or visit Frying Pan Farm Park.
Hidden Pond Nature Center is hosting “Haunted Pond” events for two age groups on Saturday, October 26. Both programs feature nocturnal wildlife and local lore, a craft and a nighttime walk into the forest. There will be a campfire with s’mores and spell-binding stories. “Haunted Pond Jr.” runs from 5 to 7 p.m. It is designed for children age three to six and includes not-scary-stories in the last 30 minutes. The cost is $12 per person. “Haunted Pond” is for older kids, those age 6 to 12. It runs from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and includes some scary tales in the last half-hour. The cost is $10 per person. Hidden Pond Nature Center is located at 8511 Greeley Boulevard, Springfield, VA. For more information, call 703-451-9588 or visit Hidden Pond Nature Center.
Bring a pumpkin to paint and decorate to Historic Huntley on Sunday, October 27 as Huntley hosts a “Pumpkin Party on the Hill.” Make and taste some pumpkin ice cream, and make and bring home your own pumpkin play-dough. Learn about the history of pumpkins and enjoy a pumpkin story. This event is for children age two to 12. It runs from 2 to 4 p.m., and the cost is $8 per child. Historic Huntley is located at 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria, VA, near the entrance to Huntley Meadows Park. For more information, call the park at 703-768-2525 or visit Historic Huntley.
Visit the “Pumpkin Patch at Nature Playce” on Sunday, October 27. Preschoolers age three to five get the chance to hunt for their favorite miniature pumpkin outdoors in Nature Playce at Hidden Oaks Nature Center and then decorate it inside to take home. Enjoy seasonal stories and a craft. The program runs from 1 to 2 p.m., and the cost is $9 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hidden Oaks Nature Center is located at 7701 Royce Street, Annandale, VA. For more information, call 703-941-1065 or visit Hidden Oaks Nature Center.