Halloween Themed Events from James City County Parks and Recreation – Oct 2023

Halloween Themed Events from James City County Parks and Recreation – Oct 2023

In the next couple of weeks there are a bunch of fun events that James City County Parks and Recreation has planned. From low cost to FREE. Check them out below!


Pumpkin Painting • All Ages FREE!
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
Freedom Park 
Drop by the park to create your own Halloween-themed masterpiece. Pumpkins, paints, stickers and more provided while supplies last. Registration not required.


Halloween House Decorating Workshop • Ages 6-13 NEW!
Friday, Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Decorate your own haunted house! Create a spooky scene that will be the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween decorations. All materials and decorations will be edible. Please note any food allergies at time of registration. $25. Instructor: The Williamsburg Chocolatier, Inc.

Teensational Socials: Pumpkin Decorating • Ages 13-21 with Disabilities FREE!
Saturday, Oct. 21, noon-2 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center 
Enjoy an evening with friends making scary or silly pumpkin creations. Provided in collaboration with Capernaum. For more information or to register for an activity, contact Anna Steiner at annawsteiner@gmail.com.


Ghostly Goo • Ages 4-9 NEW!
Friday, Oct. 27, 5-6:30 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Slippery, slimy, spooky… BOO! It’s Halloween, so we’re making ghostly goo! Create customized Halloween slime, then dress up a spooky jar to keep it in. Monsters, bats, ghosts, pumpkins and more! Children are invited to wear their costumes to class for extra Halloween fun. $25. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio.


Disability Awareness Trick or Treat • All Ages with Disabilities FREE!
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-noon 
Abram Frink Jr. Community Center
Come Trick or Treating in a fun, sensory friendly environment while learning about community resources for children and adults with disabilities. Enjoy activities for all ages, allergy free treats and a sensory break room. If you’re interested in presenting as a vendor or would like more information, please call 757-259-5354 or email Tracy.Newsom@jamescitycountyva.gov


No Carve Pumpkin Party • Ages 18 months-6 years NEW!
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate Halloween? Kids can use their imaginations and experiment with a variety of materials to turn their pumpkins into unique works of art. From glitter and paint to pom poms and googly eyes, the possibilities are endless. No carving involved. Please bring a medium-sized pumpkin to class. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. $15. Instructor: Kidcreate Studio. 

Freedom Park Full Moon Hikes: Hunter’s Moon • All Ages FREE!
Saturday, Oct. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Freedom Park 
Come explore us AFTER DARK during the full moon! Freedom Park closes at sunset; however, Multiuse Trail 3 only reopens for this self-guided hike on select nights. After sunset, visitors may use Multiuse Trail 3 only, all other areas of the park are closed. The full moon hikes use an out-and-back one-mile, paved ADA-compliant trail winding through wooded forest and the Colby Swamp. Users must depart Multiuse Trail 3 by the closing time. No registration required. Weather permitting. 


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