How To Go Trick or Treating in The City

This may seem like a weird question but seriously “how do you go trick or treating in the city?” This was the question that was baffling my mind this last week.

You know I love creating experiences for my kids especially as we travel around a lot. Now that we are trying to settle in Manhattan, I want them to experience everything “normal childhood” comes with. But we live in an apartment and all our neighbors live in similar high rise apartment buildings with door men, security and what have you.

You can’t just buzz and wait for someone to let you in (I’ve watched too many CSI to know that’s not a good idea) and you can’t just wait aimlessly hoping someone holding candies comes by.

Luckily enough as I was running errands in town, I saw a lady going trick or treating with her son who was dressed as black panther (how cute!) I asked her and she said they just walk along the broadway (where the stores, banks and commercial offices are) and that majority of the stores give out candy.

She also advised that it is best to go before 5pm. It gets wild and crazy at night. Drinking, partying and New Yorkers being their fun loving self. Perfect I thought. At least we can be back for dinner and bedtime.

As soon as we got back from school, we went out trick and treating. We saw other people doing the same. The kids had a great time and I felt like a super woman ( polishes her halo). So if you ever wondered where people who are not living in suburbs go trick or treating, now you know!

Halloween in London For Families.

Trick or Treat!

Halloween is here and if you and the family have already figured out what to or who to dress up as. You may have done some Halloween themed arts and crafts and even plan going trick or treating in the neighborhood. Halloween time can be so much more than that and there are lots of fun places to go in London.

1. You can celebrate the festivities at retailers like Harrods have the best spooky displays and ghoulish treats for the whole family. Why not pop in for some fun day out.

2. Go to the Mayfair’s Haunted Mansion for some spook-tacular time!

3. Go to LEGO Land Brick or Treat – fancy dress, face paints, pumpkins or just loads of treats, Kids love Lego and kids love Halloween so this is a perfect combo for the family. Follow a trail through the park and solve the mystery of the missing potion ingredients then build your own Lego pumpkin.

4. Halloween at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – Pumpkin Trail, quiz, free Spooky Story Time and Colouring In sessions at 12pm and 2pm; plus Make a Trick or Treat Bag drop-in sessions from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm; and Spooky Face-painting from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm.

5. Crystal Palace Halloween Funfair in Crystal palace park. You will need to buy a token.

6. Late Night,Haunted Hall,Forty Hall,Enfield,London,children 4 – 8pm October 31 2018

7. Sea Life London: Halloween Ascariumm in County Hall, South Bank, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB. Date: October    31 Sea Life London Aquarium

8. Screamfest in London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

9. Mischief and Mayhem at Lee Valley

10. Lastly you can take the kids to your local shopping mall, there bound to be something spooky going on there.