Halloween, the “holiday” that seems to get bigger and bigger in Australia every year. There’s costumes for sale in all the big retail shops, “candy’ specials in all the supermarkets and constant pressure from the kids to take them Trick or Treating because “So and So’s mum from school said they’re allowed to go so why can’t I goooo?”
Well, to be honest, we’re not all that keen on the thought of a “knock on a strangers door for lollies” expedition but we do love the idea of the kids dressing up and having fun with their friends in a special “festive” sense. So with that in mind, we are spooker excited for some Halloween events on the Peninsula this weekend! Here are out top picks for a spooky treat with the kids!
LOLLIPOPS PLAYLAND AND CAFE
Halloween Disco – Friday 27th October – 5pm to 7pm
Lollipops Playland is having a spooky fun Halloween Disco! Come dressed up in your favourite Halloween costume and get ready to dance the night away! $7 entry, adults free.
Lollipops Playland and Cafe
5 Gateway Drive
P: 8738 5242
Halloween Family Fun Night – Friday 27th October – 4pm to 7pm
Crocs Frankston is having a Halloween Family Fun Night! Calling all pirates, ballerinas, superheroes, ghosts and witches too! There will be prizes for best dressed, Trick or Treat and a scavenger hunt with Mr Croc himself. Family special – 2 kids entries and 2 small pizzas for $35, bookings recommended.
Croc’s Playcentre Frankston
Shop 19A Gertrude St,
Frankston Power Centre,
P: 9783 2298
Halloween Spooktacular – Saturday 28th October – 10am to 2pm
Karingal Hub is having a day of Spooktacular fun! Fly in for some fang-tastic fun! There will be a Trick or Treat Hunt, Spooky Silent Disco, Creepy Craft Workshop, Wicked Face Painting and Spook Zone. Plus the chance to win 1 of 2 $250 spooky prize packs! Activities happening at various locations around the centre, Trick or Treat Hunt limited to first 300 children (register at Centre Court).
330 Cranbourne Road
P: 9789 1192
DROMANA DRIVE IN
Movie Special – Son of Big Foot (PG) – Saturday 28th October – 9pm
Dromana Drive In is showing a special “scary” Halloween movie! Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot! Stars: Cinda Adams, Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker. Click here for bookings. Ticket includes early entry and activities from 6.30pm.
Dromana Drive In
133 Nepean Hwy
P: 5987 2492
SK8HOUSE CARRUM DOWNS
Halloween Skate – Saturday 28th October – 6pm to 9pm
Sk8house Carrum Downs is having a Halloween Skate Night! Feeling like a trick, treat or two? Get your ghoul on and get down to SK8HOUSE Carrum Downs for a Halloween Skate! Dance the night away to Thriller, Monster Mash, Time Warp and many more ghostly favorites! $12 entry, $3 skate hire, prizes for best dressed!
3/2 Amayla Crescent
P: 9773 6799
THE BIG GOOSE
Spooky Halloween Weekend – Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October – 10am to 4pm
The Big Goose is having a fun Halloween themed weekend! There’ll be lots of prizes to be won as well as fun and games all included in their special entry price over the Halloween weekend. Get your costumes ready for the Goulish Fashion Parade – Prizes to be won for the best dressed! There will also be a Trick or Treat Treasure hunt, Super Hero Training plus Broomstick Races, Witches Hat Ring Toss, Pimp My Balloons Twisted Balloon Twisting, Spot The Spook Tractor Rides and Morbid Mini Golf all included in the entry price – No need to book just go down on the day, ALL Children $20 each Halloween weekend only (Under 2’s Free, Halloween activities $8) Extra adults $18.
The Big Goose
233 Mornington-Tyabb Rd
P: 0459 911 549
MORNINGTON RAILWAY & LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Little Train of Horrors – Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October – Various times
Mornington Railway is having a weekend of spooky train rides! Get dressed up into the “Spirit of Halloween” – ghouls, ghosts, witches, wizards or one of many other spooky Halloween characters. There will be facepainting, treat bags for the kids, creepy music at Moorooduc, railway staff in costume, model train displays, steam hauled trains (subject to availability).
Bookings essential, click here to book. FREE shuttle bus will be available at Mornington Station on Sunday to transport any interested passengers into town.
460 Moorooduc Highway
P: 1300 767 274
Halloween Party – Sunday 29th October – 10am to 5pm
Boneo Maze is having an entire day of spooky Halloween activities awaits! Balloon artists, face painters, kids crafts and costume competitions will all be part of the fun. Make your own spooky mask, bob for apples and enjoy a spooky themed scavenger hunt! Lots of prizes and fun to be had. Click here to see activity schedule. $15 per person, adults at kids prices.
695 Limestone Rd
P: 5988 6385
FAMILY RETREAT CAFE
Halloween Disco – Tuesday 31st October – 6pm to 8pm
Family Retreat will be holding a special Halloween Disco. Food and drinks are included in the price of $12 per child. Prize for the best dressed! Bookings are essential – call Donna, 0423 910 489.
Family Retreat Cafe
49 Eramosa Road West
P: 0423 910 489
Halloween Festival & Bonfire – Tuesday 31st October – 6pm to 9pm
Dromana is having a family friendly Halloween Festival! Dress up in your best Halloween costume and enter the best dressed competition for under 6yrs, under 10yrs, under 18yrs and Adult. There will be a Haunted House, Apple Bobbing, Marshmallow and Damper cooking, Face Painting and more. Entry via gold coin donation, food & drink available.
Dromana Halloween Festival
Hillview Community Reserve
191 Boundary Rd
And, if you do decide to take the kids Trick or Treating around your neighborhood then we love this idea from our friends over at Mornington Peninsula Kids – a printable pumpkin that you can distribute to your neighbors prior to Tuesday night, if they are participating in Halloween they simply stick the pumpkin to their front door so you know it’s all good to knock!
P.S If you come to my house and you haven’t made an effort to dress up – you’re getting the Turkish Delight – you’ve been warned!