Are your kids not quite ready for the intensity of Knott’s Scary Farm? Don’t fear, Knott’s offers families with young children or children that are sensitive to scary imagery an alternative – Knott’s Spooky Farm! This limited-time weekend event (and on Halloween Monday 10/31) is perfect for families who want (unscary) fun, visits with the beloved Peanuts gang, adorable shows and other activities to get you in the Halloween Spirit.
Creating wonderful memories is easy this Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm! I suggest arriving when the park opens to get the most out of your ticket! Here’s what you have to look forward to:
Dress the kids in their favorite costumes for trick or treating! Orange trick-or-treat bags are available at the park entrance. Then head to Ghost Town for treat stations! You might run into some friendly ghosts along the way but they won’t keep you from the 6 treat stops located throughout the square. Don’t forget to share with mom and dad!
Meet up with Linus and Lucy in Ghost Town. Did you know that “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” turns 50 this year? This is the time and place to stop, rest your feet and watch clips from the film and take photos with Linus and Lucy before decorating pumpkins (for an extra fee). This all happens in Linus’s Great Pumpkin Patch.
Fiesta Village offers guests the chance to learn about Dia de Los Muertos in a vibrant, family-friendly way.
You won’t get lost in the Spooky Hollow Maze in Camp Snoopy! But I did lose count of all the jack-o-lanterns in the maze. Definitely pull out your camera for some fun photo opps.
At 3:45 the Pumpkin Patch Costume and Dance Party commences! Show off your costumes and dance moves with the Peanuts characters! The “Monsters are Coming Charlie Brown” is another show that will have your little ones on their feet! Sing and dance along to fun Halloween Tunes. Parents, I’m sure you’ll know all the words! This performance happens three times a day!
Knott’s Berry Farm is known for its fabulous rides! I recommend hitting up the rides in between your Halloween festivities. Our favorites are the Timber Mountain Log Ride, Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars and the Calico Mine Ride can be mysterious especially when the train tracks are clicking while you are in the dark! We even dared some of the more thrilling roller coaster rides this time out!
To save time, order your tickets online and consider purchasing the All-Day Dining pass for each member of your family. Choose from 7 dining locations throughout the park and order from a pre-selected, delicious menu. Again, I suggest arriving when the park opens to get your money’s worth especially when it comes to the food pass! We ate at Grizzly Creek Lodge and were blown away by the portions! We were stuffed. So much so that we skipped dinner. Drinks are not included.
The park opens at 10am and closes at 5:30pm to prepare for Knott’s Scary Farm. We hope you have a howling good time!
What do you love about Knott’s Spooky Farm?
Knott’s Berry Farm hosted our visit for editorial purposes. Opinions are our own.