Tween Beat: Halloween fun for Bigger Kids

Halloween in Lake County

The kids are past the stage that they want to go door to door with mom and dad, but they still want to dress up and get treats! We’ve got you covered. Drop them at one of these events – perfect for middle-school through high school. Just don’t ask how it was at the end, that’s so uncool.

Halloween Events for Teens and Tweens in Lake County

15 October 4:30 p.m. Franken-toy
{Grayslake} Become a mad scientist and design your own monstrous creation from different pieces of used toys. For ages 5 to 12, drop-in.

18 October 6:00 p.m. Pumpkin Plunge
{Wheeling} $5 per person, includes open swim following the event. Bring the family to hunt for the haunted pumpkins and bob for apples at the Indoor Pool.

18 October 7:00 p.m. Zombie Escape Route
{Barrington} Ages 12-14 are challenged to enter the undead forest in order to collect items that will keep you alive or turn you into a zombie. You can compete as a group or individual, the fastest time will win a prize. Registration required, the cost is $12-14 and start times are staggered and must be chosen at registration.

22 October 6:00 p.m. Candy Fest
{Lake Villa} Grades 7 – 12. Attention all candy addicts! Sample candy from other countries, test your limits with a sour candy challenge, take bites of popular candies of the past, and play games for candy prizes!

25 October 7:00 p.m. Halloween Hoopla
{Deerfield} Day one Hoopla is great for tweens with DJ, bonfire, pumpkin patch and decorating, scarecrow building and more. Admission is $7.

26 October 11:00 a.m. Ghosts in a Jar
Registration Required
{Fox Lake} Catch your own spooky friend with this light-up jar craft for ages 8-12.

26 October 1:00 p.m. Halloween Scary Skate
{Highland Park} Halloween party on ice! Come in a costume to skate for free! regular fees apply for skate rentals and those not in costume.

26 October 8:00 p.m. The Return of Scary Stories
Registration Required
{Northbrook} River Trail’s annual scary storytelling around the campfire. $3/person.

27 October 5:00 p.m. Halloween Cake-Off
Registration Required 
{Bannockbunr} Do you have what it takes to re-create our spooky masterpiece cake? Join us as we take to the kitchen to whip up our signature vanilla cake from scratch and learn how to frost and decorate it like a pro using handmade buttercream frosting and surprise Halloween decorations.  This is a drop-off class for ages 9 and older, fee is $39 per child.

28 October 4:45 p.m. Halloween Make and Take
{Lindenhurst} Grades 7 to 12. Our spookiest season is upon us! Stop in and make three boo-tiful Halloween crafts!

30 October 3:00 p.m. Halloween Toon-Tacular
Registration Required
{Fox Lake} Teens are invited to watch Halloween episodes of your favorite cartoons! There will be pizza!

If you have a VSCO girl check out the Instagram worthy  The Gallery Presents the Haunting
This is a unique new limited-time venue located at Hawthorn Mall that gives Halloween lovers the chance to step directly into their own Instagram-worthy horror set as the star of their own experience. This Halloween experience offers fun without fear – there are no creepy actors jumping out at visitors to scare them.  Instead, this interactive experience allows guests to interact with a changing lineup of sets, offering photo-worthy encounters that bring imagination to life all along the way. Ticket prices range from $9.99 to $29.99, see website for pricing and hours.

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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