This year we bought passes to a local amusement park. Once October rolls around they add in some Halloween fun. The daytime hours are devoted to family friendly fun while the evening turns into some scarier Halloween attractions.
The part my children really liked was trick or treating at Nursery Rhyme character houses. The character didn't always match the outside, but they didn't care. Here is Raggedy Ann.
It's terrible, but I've already forgotten which character this is supposed to be, but the kids loved the candy!
Love places to for photo opportunities! Welcome October! We can't wait for Halloween!