Family Fun for Halloween at Knott’s Spooky Farm

This weekend was such a welcome few days of fun and relaxation.  I was out of town last weekend for work, and John has been working like crazy lately, so we definitely needed some fun family time.  We were very excited to be invited to visit Knott’s Spooky Farm this weekend to check out the fun things happening at the park.  With 100 degree temperatures around here in October, sometimes it can be a little difficult to get into the Halloween spirit.  Fortunately, a fun visit to Knott’s Spooky Farm fixed that!

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HOW SCARY IS KNOTT’S SPOOKY FARM?

Andy has friends who look forward to attending Knott’s Scary Farm every year, and I know that is a very scary event, so I was curious to learn more about Knott’s Spooky Farm before I took Ashley, who has a serious aversion to all things scary.  It was fun to learn that on select days during the month of October, Knott’s celebrates the season with their “Spooky Farm” which is spooktacular fun for the whole family.  Many activities are geared toward those ages 4-11, which was perfect for Ashley, but the whole park is decorated and tons of fun for all ages.  We had a large group of friends and neighbors of all ages that are Knott’s season pass holders that decided to tag along with us, and everyone had a great time.

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WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES ARE INCLUDED?

Knott’s Spooky Farm is included with the regular day admission ticket and includes all kinds of fun extras.  As we entered the park, the kids were handed orange trick-or-treat bags.  We headed straight for Ghost Town where we were greeted by the friendly sheriff ghost who welcomed us, took pictures with the girls, and told us a few funny Halloween jokes.  Ashley had been a bit frightened when she first saw him and a few others walking around in ghostly make-up, but she quickly realized that these were friendly ghosts, just helping us to get into the Halloween spirit.

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We quickly learned what those orange bags were for as we stumbled upon cute trick-or-treat stations throughout Ghost Town where the kids were able to get candy and fill their bags.  Boy were they excited about that!

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As we wandered further into Ghost Town we found the craft barn was all decked out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! (one of my favorites!).

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The barn was full of fun activities, including:

-cute characters dressed in costume for photo-ops

-a coloring area where kids could color Halloween themed coloring pages

-a viewing area to watch the iconic film

-Bean bag toss

-a pumpkin decorating station (for an additional, nominal fee)

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION IN FIESTA VILLAGE

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After wandering through Ghost Town the kids wanted to head straight to Fiesta Village where one of their favorite rides is located.  It was fun to find Fiesta Village all decked out to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos!  Fun decorations and colorful banners were everywhere!

THE ALL DAY DINING PASS

The kids had SUCH a great time!  Everywhere we turned there were spooky decorations and cute characters.  John and I even got a chance to enjoy a little alone time when some of the older kids took the younger kids on a few rides.  We took advantage of our All-Day Dining Passes and enjoyed a yummy Mexican dinner in Fiesta Village together.

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If you are spending the entire day at the park, be sure to take advantage of the All Day Dining Pass.  It made our day SO easy!  For $31.99 you get a wristband that allows you to eat at locations throughout the park every 90 minutes during the day.  Dining options range from Hamburgers to Mexican food…there is something for everyone.  Drinks are not included, but they sell BIG souvenir drink bottles (for as low as $10.99 if you buy them online) that give you free refills all day at the park, and, if you bring it back on other visits, refills are only $1.  Everyone at the park seemed to have one of these bottles.  Such a smart idea, especially on a day when it was 100 degrees!  It was so nice for us to not have to worry about what we were going to eat while we were at the park, and the kids thought it was so fun to be able to pick different spots and get something to eat.

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WHEN TO VISIT

Knott’s Spooky Farm is open every weekend in October from 10-5:30, and on Halloween Day from 10-4pm.  No separate or special event ticket is required, all activities are included in the regular Knott’s daily admission.  There are only a few weekends left, so don’t miss out on this limited time event!  Costumes are encouraged, so bring your little ghouls and celebrate in style!  We were at the park from open to close and still didn’t make it to everything, there is so much to see and do.  The kids are dying to go back, and Ashley even proclaimed it the best day of her life, so that about sums it up. 😉

Have a great day!

Tammy

Disclosure: Knott’s Berry Farm provided our family with admission tickets, meal vouchers, and free parking for the day. I was not compensated in any other way for this post.

Tammy

Tammy

Owner at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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