Are you looking for what to do on Halloween for babies and toddlers to in Columbia, SC? While Halloween is such a fun time of year, we know for families with young children it might be overwhelming to try and find events that are just right for them! From trunk-or-treating to outdoor movies, and Halloween events at playgrounds, Columbia offers several great options for even the littlest of littles! Below you will find the best events to take your babies and tots to this spooky season!
Enjoy These Fa-BOO-Lous Halloween Events!
At Kidding Around Columbia, we want to be sure that even your littlest ghosts and ghouls have the best Halloween yet! We love that several of these events happen during daylight when it’s easier to see and keep eyes on your littles, however even the ones that happen a little later can still be just as spook-tacular!
Some great tips for making sure everyone enjoys their time at these events with little ones are:
- Use glow sticks to help see them better at night
- Bring your own special snacks in case the candy given isn’t suitable for them – fruit snacks, lollipops, m&m’s, chocolate kisses, etc.
- Choose the easiest candy bag – I have found hardshell or structured bags that stay open up top are much easier for littles because they don’t have to worry about trying to open them after receiving treats
- Be sure their costumes are as comfortable as possible – comfortable walking shoes, breathable costume material, etc.
Top Halloween Events for Babies and Toddlers in Columbia, SC
Soda City Bounce – Pumpkin Patch 2023
When: September 30, 2023
Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Krafty Draft Brew Pub
About: A family-friendly pumpkin patch with so much to do for kiddos of all ages! Along with pumpkins to paint and decorate, there will be inflatables, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones, and more. Krafty Draft will also be offering their full menu and drink options.
Family Farm Day and Fall Festival
When: October 14, 2023
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Fox Farm – 1822 Saint Matthew Church Road, Eastover
Price: $10 parking fee
About: A huge family fun day that you won’t want to miss! Perfect for littles to enjoy the fall and Halloween season without being too spooky. There will be tons of farm animals to interact with, hayrides, pony rides, games, crafts, and more.
Boo at the Zoo
When: October 20 through October 30, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Riverbanks Zoo
Price: $12 for members and $15 for non-members
If purchased the day of, $17 for members and $20 for non-members
About: At Boo at the Zoo, even your littlest little will have a great time trick-or-treating around Riverbanks! Aside from trick-or-treating, there will be an awesome dance floor, fun and festive lights and decorations, carousel and train rides, and more! Last year, my son was just 2 years old and it was the perfect event for him to join in on! Be sure to check out our Boo at the Zoo parent review for more information.
Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
When: October 20, 2023
Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Beechcreek Farm – 1260 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert
About: Send your preschooler off for a fun, educational, Halloween-themed day at the farm! There will be a storytime, learning center, arts & crafts, STEM activities, animal encounters, and so much more. Space is limited so you must register in advance!
Movie Night & Trick-or-Treating at Crooked Creek Park
When: October 20, 2023
Time: Trick-or-treating from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Casper movie begins at 7:30 pm
Where: Crooked Creek Park – 1098 Old Lexington Highway
Price: $20 max per family OR $5/person in advance, $7/person day of
About: At this spook-tacular event your family will have an awesome time trick-or-treating and then watching the outdoor movie, Casper. Trick-or-treating will take place from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with the movie beginning at 7:30 pm. Such a great event for all ages, but especially your babies and tots!
Halloween at Saluda Shoals Park
When: October 21, 2023
Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Leo’s Landing – 6071 St. Andrews Rd.
Price: $5 when purchased in advance, $7 day of
About: Your kiddos will be able to go trick-or-treating throughout Leo’s Landing in Saluda Shoals. This is the perfect event for babies and tots because aside from trick-or-treating, there is a lot of size-appropriate equipment for them to play on, too. It is important to note that there are limited tickets for this event so tickets should be purchased ASAP!
Harbison Trick-or-Treat Trail
When: October 28, 2023
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Lake Woodcross
About: This event is full of treats, but very little tricks. Wear your favorite costume and be ready to fill your bag with candy.
Best Trunk-or-Treating Events for Toddlers Around Columbia
Trunk-or-Treating events are perfect for babies and tots because they usually feel a bit more organized and a whole lot less spooky – making it the perfect combination for a family-friendly Halloween! Most trunk-or-treat events in Columbia are held at local churches and are open to everyone. So, put on those costumes, don’t forget the trick-or-treating bags, and head to one of these great places for a night full of trunk-or-treating fun!
Trunk or Treat at Robert Mills House & Gardens
When: October 25, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Where: Robert Mills House & Gardens – 1616 Blanding Street
About: Head to the Robert Mills House in your best costume! Community businesses will be passing out candy, there will be prizes for best costumes, and games and activities in the carriage house!
Trunk or Treat at Pine View Baptist Church
When: October 28, 2023
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Pine View Baptist Church – 111 Pine View Church Road, Blythewood
About: An annual trunk or treat celebration!
Trunk or Treat for a Cause
When: October 31, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: 1405 North Millwood Avenue, Columbia
Price: Not specified
About: A Halloween wonderland full of greatly decorated trunks! All proceeds go towards Automotive Service Assistance, helping customers with affordable car repairs.
What is your favorite Halloween event to enjoy with your babies and toddlers?