Spook time!’Tis a time of trick-or-treat and sometimes the tricks are more fun than the treats. You’ll see quite a few if you visit local haunted houses or checkout a zoo or park that’s holding a celebration.
People with fertile imaginations have come up with many ways to celebrate that can stimulate anyoneÕs sense of fun.
Halloween train rides, complete with scares, are a favorite with both adults and children. This year the Cape Cod Central Railroad is offering the Halloween Fun Train on Oct. 23. The theme will be “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” with the Wizard and friends to entertain and children in costume riding for half price. Similar trains can be found around the country.
Feel your children are too young for such rides?Pumpkin patch train rides are a fun option. The train travels to a pumpkin patch where the little ones can pick a pumpkin.Several narrow gauge railroads, such as the Durango and Silverton, Colorado, run The Great Pumpkin Patch Express train featuring characters from the Peanuts comic strip (check excursions near you).
The railroad’s Durango run, which roars out on four separate days, promises a straw bale maze, storytelling, trick-or-treat and a bounce house.
On Oct 30, one can visit Mill Race Historical Village in Northville, Mich., and step back into time for a Victorian Halloween event: A Victorian Mourning. Participants learn about death and mourning practices in Victorian times and are introduced to spirit photography. Who knows what spirits will be there?
Ruth and Thomas Roy at Wellcat.com have proclaimed October 30 as Haunted Refrigerator Night, a time to face what lurks behind all that stuff. Have you cleaned the fridge lately?