What are you doing this October 31st? Here are 10 Halloween events happening around town that are great fun for kids.
1. Geared for babies and young children, BAMBI’s annual Spooktacular Halloween Party features games, activities, costume prizes, food and fun! Held at the American School of Bangkok (Sukhumvit 49/7) on Saturday, 31 October 2015, from 10am to 12 pm, the event cost is 250 baht per family for BAMBI members and 350 baht per family for non-members.
2. For children ages 2 and up, the IPC Not So Scary Halloween Party is a great option. Held on Friday, 30 October, from 6pm-8.30pm, the party features trick or treating, games, a bouncy castle, clowns, a Halloween costume contest for parents and tots, and lots more – all in a festive, but not too spooky setting.
3. For a truly delicious Halloween, L’école Bangkok Cooking School is running multiple Halloween baking workshops. Kids get to make hair-raising monsters cupcakes, cornflakes ogres and meringue bones. Workshops will be held on Saturday, 31 October at the following times: 9:15am-10:15am for children 5 to 9 years old (900 baht per child); 10:45am-12:15pm for children 10 to 15 years old (1,200 baht per child); 1:30 pm-2:30pm for children 5 to 9 years old (900 baht per child); and 3 pm-4:30pm for children 10 to 15 years old (1,200 baht per child). Please book a spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. On, Saturday, 31 October, Nielsen Hays Library will hold a special Halloween Saturday morning session for children. In addition to stories and themed crafts, there will be some games and sweet treats. Events are free for library members, and 200 baht per child for non-members.
5. One of Bangkok’s largest indoor playgrounds, Funarium is hosting their hugely popular annual bash, Halloween Party of Lights, from 20 October to 1 November 2015, from 10am to 6pm (7pm from Friday to Sunday). There will be a costume contest on 31 October, as well as a haunted house, lazer maze and games, face painting and trick or treating. There is a limit of 100 to 150 tickets sold each day; book in advance to secure a spot, as walk-ins will not be guaranteed admission.
6. The Evangelical Church of Bangkok‘s Crosstown Family Carnival 2015 will also take place on Saturday, 31 October, from 12.30pm to 3pm. Activities feature a bouncy house, games, a photo booth and prizes — all free. Also, kids can come dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up.
7. Rockin’ Jump Bangkok, a relatively new trampoline hall on Rama 3 Road, will open their doors on Halloween to kids of all ages at the special rate of 200 baht per person. From 4pm to 10pm, children can jump their hearts out in the free jumping, foam pit, basketball dunk and dodge ball zones, as well as join a costume contest and face painting activity.
8. In addition to its regular program, KidZania, the huge indoor playspace in Siam Paragon, will offer special Halloween-themed activities from 27 to 31 October, including spooky nail-painting, Halloween cookie decorating, zombie puppet crafts using recycled materials, Thriller-style dancing and more.
9. Bangkok Haunt, an organization that brings high end Halloween events to Bangkok, is hosting a Kids’ Halloween Movie Night at the Racquet Club Theatre in Sukhumvit 49. Screening of three classic titles, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; Casper the Friendly Ghost; and The Nightmare Before Christmas, will take place on Friday, 30 October, from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets are 400 baht each, and sold in advance only; there will also be prizes for the best dressed families!
10. Heads & Tails at Chomp Cafe will have a special Halloween Saturday session. Starting at 2pm, there will be storytelling, music, games and crafts, suitable for kids ages 4 to 12, surrounding the book “Where’s My Mummy?” Come in costume and go trick or treating in the neighborhood of Samsen after 4pm! The cost is 250 baht per participant (200 baht for BAMBI members).