Haunted houses are everywhere during the month of October… but we’ve also found some spooky Halloween walks that are sure to thrill! These events are not for everyone, and parental discretion is definitely recommended. If you are unsure of how scary any on our list might be, website links are provided so you can easily find out more information or call. For those kids who love to get their scare on, don’t miss these spook-tacular ideas below!
Haunted Walks in the West Suburbs
Haunted Forest (Oak Brook)
October 13 – 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rain or shine, last hayride at 9 pm.
This yearly event features a 10,000+ square foot haunted maze, as well as a hayride, pumpkin patch, fireside stories, and more. Each activity costs between 0–5 tickets, which are sold at the gate for $1/ticket (or 25/$20). Parental discretion is advised on the haunted maze for children 10 and under.
Family Ghost Walk (Burr Ridge)
October 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Suitable for kids 4–8 years old. The park district provides flashlights for a walk through nature while you listen to spooky stories and look for ghosts, all before a campfire with s’mores. Registration required.
Haunted Forest Walk (Woodridge)
October 20 – 21, 2017 | Friday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hawthorne Hill Woods transforms into a scary place, complete with slithering creatures and crazed maniacs alike. The Saturday afternoon session will be better suited for kids 9 and under and the faint of heart (parental discretion advised). $8 evening session/$5 afternoon session.
Haunted Forest – Paranormal Prison (Westmont)
October 21, 2017 | 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The night kicks off with a Merry Monsters Matinee performance from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm for younger children. Then at 7, there’s a scary combination walking and hayride tour through Twin Lakes Woods, complete with ghouls and other creatures. $6/person.
Scarewalk (Wood Dale)
October 21, 2017 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Recommended for ages 10 and older; family-friendly hour from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. A scary walk through the woods with monsters, creatures, and ghouls from classic horror films over the last 50 years. $6/person.
Halloween Night Walk (Oak Brook)
October 27, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm
Ages 2 and up; under 18 must be with adult. This 75-minute guided walk through the dark woods includes short stops for dramatic interludes and funny stories, with Halloween and natural history themes. $12/ person; tickets on sale October 7 at 9 am at Fullersburg Woods (no phone or online orders).
Haunted Houses in the Chicagoland Area
Frightmare Haunted House
Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park
7759 S. Harlem Avenue
Burbank, IL 60459
Six Flags Fright Fest
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
Bengston’s Haunted Barn
13341 W 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Haunts Against Hunger Park Forest
361 Artist Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466
Disturbia: Screams in the Park
MB Financial Park
5501 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
Community Commonwealth Cemetery Gates Haunted House
6226 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
Nightmare at the Terrace Haunted House
11500 Beloit Avenue
Worth, IL 60482
Check out our events page for even more fun things to do as Halloween approaches!