What’s the best thing about fall in NYC? Some may say the cool weather, cozy sweaters, leaf-peeping and apple picking. For others, the change in seasons means it’s time to get spooky. That’s right, Halloween is almost here, and with it the requisite spooky seasonal adventures. If your little ones are scream fiends, there are a slew of Halloween activities for kids in NYC that are just scary enough to keep things on the fun side. For thrills and chills that won’t cause nightmares, NYC has plenty of haunted houses for kids as well as super-scary haunted houses that tone it down for the little ones. Once you’ve picked out the perfect pumpkin and Halloween costume, you can hit up these freaky frightful spots that offer mild scares and kid-friendly spooks. To get prepped, check out the best scary movies for kids to enjoy with the family at home.