Weekend Events- 10/25 10/27

Friday
Amazing Butterflies 
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center a fun butterfly maze for kids to go through. In this maze, they will learn the stages a caterpillar goes through in order to turn into a butterfly. This is a hands-on life size maze that is open from 9AM – 5PM. Regular admission prices apply.

Music Mommy and Me Play Date/Meet Up
The Virginia Beach School of Arts is having a fun play date for kids ages 3 months to 36 months at 10:00 AM. There will be music, singing, dancing, and instruments! This is located at 3083 Brickhouse Ct. Virginia Beach. Click here to reserve your spot! 

Little Rockstars Preschool Music Class
This class for preschoolers happens every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM and on Fridays at noon. It is $7 per adult & child and $5 per additional child. There are a lot of great reviews about this class- great energy for preschoolers- check it out!! It is at the Farmers Market in Virginia Beach.

Free Glass Demonstrations at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk
Watch live glass demonstrations in the glass studio at the Chrysler Museum at 12:00 PM. This happens ever Wednesday – Sunday. The Chrysler Museum is located at 245 W. Olney Rd. in Norfolk.

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops
There will be a fun Halloween events at the Bass Pro Shop at 5 PM. Head over to 1972 Power Plant Pkwy. in Hampton. 

The Little Gym Halloween Boo Bash
The Little Gym of Chesapeake is having their annual Halloween Party! Party times are:

5:00 to 6:00 PM – Ages 3 and under
6:15 to 7:15 PM – Ages 3-6 Years
7:30 to 8:30 PM – Ages 6 and up
Pick a time that fits your family best!

There will be food and prizes! Wear your costume! The Little Gym is located at 237 Hanbury Rd. East in Chesapeake.

Monster Madness
The Virginia Aquarium is having their annual Monster Madness from 6-9 PM. Wear your costume and come out for storytelling, a puppet show, live animal encounters, games, and prizes. Admission is:

$7 for members
$10 for non members

To make a reservation, call 757-385-0300

Monster Mash Family Night
Head over to Virginia MOCA (2200 Parks Ave. in Virginia Beach) for a fun family night. Enjoy art activities, a scavenger hunt, Halloween themed musical performance by special guests (the C-Shells). Wear your costume for the costume contest. Admission is:

MOCA member children- $7
Non members- $10
Children under age 2- FREE
Parents- FREE

Garden Trick or Treating
From 6:30-8 PM the Norfolk Botanical Garden is having trick-or-treating in their beautiful garden. Wear your costume. Make s’mores around a campfire and listen to jokes and stories, then go trick-or-treating. You may want to bring a flashlight. Regular admission applies.

Bootacular- All Weekend
Free Admission Halloween Event! There will be exhibits, games, entertainment aimed at children 12 years and under. There will be a trackless barrel train ride, a toddler haybale maze, original and unique hand build carnival games, mini ghoulish golf, pop rockets, Halloween inflatable obstacle course, Mad Scientist Laboratory exhibit, Scarytale Maze, music, creepy crafts, facepainting, a pumpkin illumination trail (at night), vendors and a yummy garden food court. There will also be a story time program! This is designed specifically for toddlers and children in early elementary school.

A portion of the donations go toward Stand Up For Kids Foundation. Click here for more information. 

This sounds like a blast- and it’s free! It will take place at 700 Ruffin Road in Virginia Beach. Times are:
Friday: 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 8 PM

Ghost Train at Northwest River Park
Go on a super spooky train ride through the haunted woods of Northwest River Park. This is going on from 7-10 PM. This will take place at 1733 Indian Creek Road in Chesapeake. Tickets are $10 per person.

The GREAT Pumpkin Lighting (Friday and Saturday)
The Portsmouth Art and Culture Center (400 High Street in Portsmouth) is asking people to turn in their carved pumpkins for a Pumpkin Lighting. Both Friday and Saturday evening (at dusk) they will line up all of the pumpkins submitted and light them for the Olde Towne Ghost Walk and Safe Trick or Treat. There is also still time to submit a pumpkin! Friday from 10 AM – 3PM you can drop off pumpkins.

Hunt Club Farm
Hunt Club Farm is having it’s annual Fall Harvest Fair! Head out for the petting farm, pony rides, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and a carnival! Weekdays they are open from 9 AM – 5PM. Weekends they are open from 10 AM – 10 PM with even more fun things going on like inflatables, games, pumpkin sales, and fun for the kids. You won’t want to miss this! Head over to 2388 London Bridge Road in Virginia Beach. 

Prices are:

Children’s Harvest Fair Wristband- $12 (weekends only)
Hayride & Petting Farm- $8 (weekdays and weekends)
Petting Farm Only- $4 (weekdays and weekends)
Pony Rides- $5 each (weekdays and weekends)
*Children under age 2 are free! 

Click here for more information. 


Parents Night out at Bounceez
Parents get a night out while the kids stay in and bounce, bounce, bounce! Drop off kids ages 3-12 (must be potty trained) and go enjoy a break. Call 757-463-0100 to reserve a spot. This will be from 6-9PM. 

Saturday

Family Fitness with Fido
The Norfolk Botanical Garden is having a fitness day for families. This is a fundraising event that will create an opportunity for the family (including your dogs) to get fit on a 2-mile walk. The procedes will benefit the Norfolk SPCA and Norfolk Botanical Garden. Regular admission applies. This will take place from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Future Chefs “Super Natural Halloween Treats” 
From 10 – 10:45 AM at Whole Foods Market, there will be a Future Chefs class for ages 6-10. Come out to make some super natural Halloween treats with the healthy eating specialist, Cara. A $3 per person donation is requested to benefit the Healthy Kids initiative of the Junior League of Norfolk/Virginia Beach.

Halloween Craft Make and Take
Head over to the Oceanfront Area Library (700 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach) to make a festive, Halloween craft anytime from 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

PaperCraft Monsters
Head over to the Joint Use TCC Library (1700 College Crescent Bldg. in Virginia Beach) to make ghoulish paper creations from 10-11:30 AM. This is for kids ages 5-12.

Virginia Beach Farmers Market Harvest Fair
Head over to 3640 Dam Neck Rd. in Virginia Beach from 10 AM – 4PM for fun activities for the whole family! There will be music, animal exhibits, fall decor, flowers, local crafters, children’s activities and more! A small fee may be charged for some activities.

Zoo Boo
From 10 AM – 6 PM join the animals for the festive, fun. There will be animal pumpkin encounters, costume contests, trick-or-treating, and more! Members (ages 2 and up) are $6,non-members- $11, children under 2- FREE.

Community Day at Deep Creek Community Center
Head over to 2901 Margaret Booker Drive in Chesapeake from 10 AM – 2PM for a fun family day. The kids can meet “Chessie the Bear,” you can get to know the staff, tour the center, and learn more about Parks and Recreation programs and events that are happening at the Deep Creek Community Center.

Halloween Kids Club at Pembroke Mall
From 11 AM – 1PM there will be a Halloween Arts and Crafts Event at Pembroke Mall (4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach in the Target wing. Kids will enjoy free crafts and can come dressed in their costumes.

Museum Madness
Enjoy a haunting day of Halloween fun at the Children’s Museum (221 High Street in Portsmouth) with frightfully fun arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more! This will take place from 12-6 PM.

Happy Halloween Storytime (Ages 3-6)
Head over to the Kempsville Area Library (832 Kempsville Rd. in Virginia Beach) for stories, songs, and crafts from 2-3 PM. Come dressed in your Halloween costume.

Halloween Bash at Green Bean
Green Bean in Virginia Beach is having a special Halloween Bash from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Kids are welcome to come dressed in the costumes and get on fun goodie bags, bubble sensory play, and more! There will also be a photographer there to snap some pictures for your family.

Ticket prices are:
$13 for the first child
$11 for each additional child
* Adults are free

Green Bean is located at 1952 Laskin Road, Ste. 509 Regency Hilltop Shopping Center in Virginia Beach.

The 12th Annual Olde Towne Safe Trick-Or-Treat
Saturday from 6-8PM from 200 Block to 600 Block on High Street there will be Halloween Fun for the whole family. There will be free candy galore and many things to see like living statues, a mad scientist show, “Thriller” flash mob dance, and more!

Sunday
Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat
From 6-7 PM, the Courthouse Community United Methodist Church will be having a Trunk-or-Treat event that is totally free! Bring the whole family for candy, costumes, and fun! This will take place at 2708 Princess Anne Rd. in Virginia Beach.

Have a fun weekend!

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