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EPIC Halloween Events in Brisbane for Kids

Did you just google things to do for Halloween in Brisbane? Or Halloween ideas near me? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

As one of Brisbane’s leading resources for families fun and noted by Channel 9, as having the best tips about Halloween for Brisbane families, Families Magazine is known for bringing you the BEST Halloween event information. We know where to enjoy Halloween activities for kids in Brisbane!

This article gives you a list of all the best places to go trick or treating near you that welcome you to enjoy their spooky decorated house in 2023! We’ve created a list of places to go and things to do for Halloween in Brisbane with just about every Brisbane suburb covered!

How to use this article:

At the top of this article are the places to go trick or treating in Brisbane and below this list is a calendar of Halloween Brisbane events. We have listed the events that are are running throughout October first, then the date specific events that are on over the Halloween weekend.

Halloween 2023 falls on a Tuesday night this year.  But please note, that you can enjoy a weekend of fun and spooky celebrations before the big day too!

Keep reading for the most up to date information on Halloween Events in Brisbane for 2023. If we have missed anything, let us know in the comments.

Haunted Houses / Trick or Treat addresses

Looking for the BEST in haunted houses and trick or treat experiences in Brisbane? This map has been compiled by ‘Brisbane Halloween Lovers’ Facebook group shared here with permission from the group owner.

Remember if you plan to take the kids ‘out of your local area’ you may like to consider taking some ‘treats’ to replenish the supplies of the houses you visit. It can get busy in popular areas.

These homes welcome you to trick or treat in Brisbane

This map is kindly provided by the Brisbane Halloween Lovers Facebook group.

You can see a full list of all the address on our Trick or Treat streets in Brisbane article here. 

Halloween in Brisbane events held throughout October

Check out these fun Halloween events that are happening throughout October to help you celebrate the spookiest time of the tyear.

Halloween Spooky Putt Putt at Victoria Park 

Halloween Putt Putt now open at Victoria Park Golf Complex.
Halloween putt putt

Get ready for the fright of your life at Victoria Park’s spook-tacular Halloween Putt Putt. Victoria Park has your Halloween plans sorted with its eerie-sistable Halloween-themed putt putt course. Running from 15 September until 31 October 2023, the creatures of the Putt Putt course are back from the dead!

Be sure to proceed with caution as you head onto the fairways filled with spooks galore. Find out more here.

Happy Halloween | Coomera

Happy Halloween Dreamworld
Halloween at Dreamworld

Dreamworld is about to become frightfully fun, as Happy Halloween returns on selected nights this October! Get the family into the scary spirit and enjoy all your favourite rides at night, plus a whole lot of eerie entertainment as you celebrate the spooky season. Get all the event details here.

Seaworld Spooky Nights | Gold Coast

Seaworld Spooky Nights
Halloween at Seaworld

Friday and Saturday nights from 13 – 28 October, the kids can head to Seaworld to have some extra spooky fun after dark. Sea World Spooky Nights is Sea World’s all new after hours family event! The event starts at 5:30pm and transforms the park into a Spooky land filled with light displays, laser shows and all kinds of spooky entertainment! Village Roadshow One Pass Holders receive one free entry to Sea World Spooky Nights. 

Fright Night | Gold Coast

Movie World is hosting Fright Night events on Friday and Saturdays through October, starting from 6th Oct. With terrifying rides, gory entertainment and killer clowns, be prepared to be scared witless!

You can choose your thrill level from mild to moderate or max, and there are plenty of upgrades to enhance the fun. The event is pretty creepy, and the advice on their website is that it’s not recommended for children under 14 so it’s definitely one for the older kids. Find out more here.

Brisbane Ghost Tours | Brisbane

Halloween Brisbane Ghost Tours
Ghost Tours

Brisbane Ghost Tours run regular entertaining adventures to awesome ghost-tracking locations including Boggo Road Gaol, Toowong Cemetery, and South Brisbane Cemetery. Numbers are limited for each tour, bookings are essential, and places fill fast for such an occasion, so get your booking in quickly to try and avoid disappointment! Find out more here. 

Fearphobia Scream Park | Helensvale

Halloween in Brisbane Fearphobia
Halloween in Brisbane Fearphobia

If you’re open to venturing a bit out of town for Halloween in Brisbane and you LOVE being so scared you almost pee your pants this is the event for you! Fearaphobia is Australia’s first dedicated scream park, and all of its attractions are there just to make your nightmares come true! Featuring 100 performers and running from 20 October – 31 October at Westfield Helensvale, Fearphobia Scream Park is definitely one for the big kids.  Find out more here.

Saturday 14 and 21 October

Spook Pumpkin Sessions | Paddington

Come along to a kids’ pumpkin crafting workshop and create some spooky designs. Get ready to carve up something wicked and wonderful. Upgrade your package to include a grazing board for two and scrumptious Halloween cookies. Due tickets for one adult and one child start from $89. Find out more here

Friday 27 October

Halloween Kids’ Party | Ferny Grove

Come along for a SPOOKY Halloween Kids Party at The Grove Sports Club in the function room. Live music, food and drinks are available for parents. There are lots of fun games for kids.

Session 1 will run from 5pm to 6.30pm for children aged 5 to 12 years of age. Session 2 will run from 7pm to 8.30pm for children aged 12 to 16 years.

Whilst the kids are having spooky fun in our function room, parents are invited to join us in the beer garden or lounge for live music. The restaurant will be open and drinks are available at the bar (including our Spooky Halloween Cocktails). Bookings are essential for the Halloween Kids Party. Tickets $5. Find out more here

Halloween Enchantment Market | Whiteside

Trick or Treat, be so sweet, give me something good to eat 🎃
Go along to Old Petrie Town for a spooky night where zombies roam and witches fly.

Come dressed to scare, as this Halloween night, you’re sure to have a fright. Find out more here.

Halloween Night at Brookfield Bar | Brookfield

Halloween Night at Brookfield
Halloween Night at Brookfield

Calling all ghouls, pumpkins and vampires!

Celebrate Halloween in a family friendly way at the Members’ Bar (Brookfield Bar) on October 27th from 4 – 10pm.

Brookfield Show Society has teamed up with Jamboree Events to bring the community an evening of over 20 market stalls, entertainment, music, face-painting and of course plenty of food and drink options.

Be sure to jump on your broomstick and fly on over to 550 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield for a rollicking good time where everyone is welcome. Free entry. Find out more here

27 – 28 October

Spooktacular Halloween Disco | Ipswich

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume to an unforgettable SPOOK-TACULAR event at the Nicholas Street Precinct. ENTRY IS FREE!

Activities include:

  • Halloween Disco with DJ
  • Roving Entertainment
  • Mad Scientist Lab (for kids to make slime)
  • Door Knockers
  • Creepy Wall
  • Smoke Machines and Lights
  • Photo Booth

You can park FREE for 3 hours at the Nicholas Street Precinct carpark. So come along with your family and friends and have a FANG-TASTIC night!!! Find out more here.

Trick or Treat at Little Stanley Street | South Bank

Kids enjoying eat South Bank for Halloween
Kids enjoying eat South Bank trick or treating at Little Stanley Street for Halloween

Trick or Treat, Little Stanley Street returns with spooktacular fun to South Bank, Brisbane this Halloween.

Get ready to don your costumes for two nights of family-friendly Halloween festivities as Trick or Treat Little Stanley Street makes a grand return. After a short hiatus, this highly anticipated event is set to bring back the Halloween magic to South Bank, promising a fun-filled experience for all ages.

Little Stanley Street will be transformed into a captivating Halloween festival, and will feature Halloween-themed styling, a ‘Trick or Treat’ Trail, engaging kids craft workshops, ghost train, and a plethora of programmed performances to keep everyone entertained including spooky cinema and roving performances that are sure to deliver a delightful fright.

From 5pm-10pm on Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th October Little Stanley Street will be abuzz with Brisbane’s only Halloween Street party for kids and kidults. Entry is FREE! Find out more.

Friday 27 – Sunday 29 October

Halloween on Eat Street | Hamilton

Three nights of ghoulish dress ups and scary makeovers are coming to Brisbane when Eat Street transforms into the “Nightmare on Eat St.” Find out more here

Saturday 28 October

Redcliffe Markets Festival of Frights | Redcliffe

A spooktacular special event is coming straight to your shore-step this Halloween!

The Redcliffe Markets Festival of Frights is bringing you eats, beats, tricks and treats to the jetty once again, proudly sponsored by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Join us…if you dare!

On Saturday the 28th of October, you’ll want to make your way down to the Redcliffe foreshore for a freakish fright night extravaganza. Put on your scari-best outfits and join us for a frightfully fun evening, featuring the region’s best street eats, live entertainment, family activities and over 200 fa-boo-lous stalls!

See below for the skele-fun things you can find on the day:

  • Trick or Treating for the little monsters
  • Explosive display of Fireworks
  • Sideshow Alley for wicked prizes
  • Spooky decorations and stalls
  • Fiendishly good Street Food (bone-appétit!)
  • Halloween inspired Jumping Castle & Face Painting – to entertain all the ghouls and boos
  • Spine chilling live music and roving entertainment!

Eat, drink and be scary! Jump on your broomsticks and join us at witching hour (4pm) on

Book your free tickets here.

Outdoor Cinema in the Suburbs – Halloween Movie Night | Victoria Park

Enjoy two free movies under the stars at Victoria Park’s free Outdoor Cinema in the Suburbs Halloween event on Saturday 28 October. Pre-show entertainment will begin at 5.30pm. Spooky features will include Hotel Transylvania (2012, rated PG) at 6.30pm followed by Ghostbusters Afterlife (2021, rated PG) at 8.15pm.

Bring a picnic along or purchase food and drinks from a range of food trucks from 5.30pm.

Remember to pack a picnic blanket to enjoy the evening in comfort.

Event is at Gilchrist Avenue side of the park. Find out more here

Halloween Twilight Markets | Caboolture

Come along to the Annual Halloween Twilight Market on 28th Oct, with a large array of stalls and trick-or-treating for the kids. Come dressed as your favourite character and see if you can win the best dressed competition. There will be plenty of yummy food to enjoy and it promises to be a spooky, fun night for the whole family. Find out more here.

Wynnum Halloween Parade | Wynnum

It might be scary, it might be full of fright….But you’ll never know, if you don’t show on Halloween night! Who doesn’t love a big community Halloween celebration?! You can look forward to a night of spook-tacular family fun.

Come along from 3pm on Sat 28th Oct for trick or treating with the main parade starting at 6pm and tonnes of entertainment all evening. Find out everything you need to know here.

Sunday 29 October

Trick or Treat – Free Family Fun | Ormeau

Shearers Arms Tavern is hosting a Family Fun Day on 29th Oct 2023 from 12-3pm. This free event is for dining customers.

– Witch meet and greet with games
– Dress up party (2 x $50 Mr Toys prizes)
– Face painting
– Kids craft
– Bubbles
– New playground

All day dining from 11am, book now via www.shearersarmstavern.com.au

* Event subject to change due to weather or event entertainers, stay informed through our social media. You can follow the event here

Calamvale Halloween in the Park | Calamvale

Come along to this safe place for children to celebrate Halloween in the local area, with food trucks and a movie shown outdoors once the sun sets. This event is supported by Brisbane City Council. Event runs from 5pm – 8pm and it’s FREE! Find out more here

Blackwood Street Halloween Festival | Mitchelton

You’re invited to a Halloween scare on Sunday 29 October 2023 at Blackwood Street, Mitcheton from 3pm-6pm.

Get your spook on at this three-hour event held in Blackwood Street featuring a Halloween Street Parade! Families will love the rides, market stalls, creation stations and face painting. 

  • Free entry to the event with a jam-packed lineup
  • Stage performances from 3pm
  • Best Costume competition
  • Street Parade from 5pm

Find out more here

Tuesday 31 October

Hocus Pocus | Bulimba

Hocus Pocus Halloween Bulimba is a family friendly event with FREE lollies, inflatables, entertainment and more! Bring the whole family for a spooky family friendly night out. Don’t forget your costumes to win great prizes as an individual or group.

  • Bulimba Memorial Park.
  • Tuesday 31 October 2023 from 3pm-6pm.

Find out more here

There is so much fun to be had for Halloween in Brisbane. What will you get up to? 

RELATED: Here is our kid’s guide to the real meaning of Halloween.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

12 thoughts on “EPIC Halloween Events in Brisbane for Kids”

  1. Best trick or treating in Brisbane is in Wilston on Munna St./Edmonstone St. Based on 2018, most houses give out candy, one house does a full on haunted house and another does spectacular decorations and Halloween themed entertainment. Lots of trick or treaters, costumes and fun. Definitely worth a look.

  2. Spooktacular Family fun near and far,
    Creative, costumes.. to be your own star!
    Goosebumps or ET, the choice, we will see?
    At the Museum, a scientific affair,
    More than monkeys if we dare…
    Discos and Trick or Treat Fun,
    So much to chose from with the setting of the sun!
    Happy Halloween, children, parents and teens,
    May it be better than one could ever dream.


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