Have a holly, jolly...Halloween? The best way to summon the spookiness is to pay a visit to NYC's best haunted houses for kids. They're the perfect way to ring in the season and have fun with the family. (Fear not: Kid-friendly adaptations exist, so don't worry about inspiring nightmares).
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No October is complete without a little creepiness, so find your best costume, greet the home's scary inhabitants and round out the experience with some candy corn. Happy Halloween!
If you're feeling festive after your visit to NYC's haunted houses for kids, be sure to also check out these epic haunted hayrides in NY, the best corn mazes in NY and the must-watch Halloween movies for kids.
Haunted houses for kids
F&W packs in a bunch of fall fun for visiting families, thanks to its daytime corn maze (which comes complete with a new theme every year), hay rides, inflatables, pony rides and even a haunted mansion tour for those little souls who are brave enough to make the journey (the lights are on and actors aren't onsite). If your kids are on the brave side, let them attend the adult nighttime haunted house tours, which certainly up the ante. F&W Schimitt's Family Farm, Melville, NY (schmittsfarms.com).