pumpkin carving and hay rides, but are still too young to join parents for more adult Halloween parties and outings, can still enjoy the Halloween festivities.
Put away their jaded teen masks, and show them that can still celebrate Halloween, in a more adult, not “baby” way, and have some parent-sanctioned, safe, fun.
Here are the top event picks for Massachusetts teens this Halloween season. A number of these events are ongoing through the month of October, which gives you and your busy teens more than one opportunity to get scared this Halloween.
Note: some of these events may also be appropriate for pre-teens, depending on the pre-teen, if you have both pre-teens and teens in the family.
2016 Halloween Events for Teens in Massachusetts
Castle of the Damned: October 13-28, 2016
On weekends between October 13 and October 28, 2016 the Hammond Castle Museum is transformed into a place of terror. The transformation is scary enough to scare teens!
Castle of the Dammed takes place at the astounding Medieval Hammond Castle Museum. There is no better, authentically creepy setting for Halloween fun than this cold and foreboding castle.
Parent’s take note: this event is rated “PG-13” by the event’s producers. Younger visitors may not sleep until next Halloween if they attend.
The castle is transformed from 7pm until 11pm. Adults are $12, students with ID are $10. The proceeds help to restore the historic castle.
Castle of the Damned happens on October 13, October 14, October 30, October 21, October 27 and October 28. Hammond Castle Museum is located at 80 Hesperus Avenue in Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930.
Witch’s Woods: through October 31, 2016
On Thursdays through Sundays through October 30, as well as on Monday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 31, 2016, teens and families can enjoy the Witch’s Woods.
Witch’s’ Woods is perfect for families with kids 7 and up, including teens. Everyone in the family will find something exciting in Witch’s Woods. Teens may especially enjoy the Castle Morbid, The Keeper’s Crypt and Nightmare Mansion.
Ticket prices: $25 for adults, $23 for 12 and under. Witch’s Woods opened September 28 2016.
Witch’s Woods can be found at Nashoba Valley Ski Area on Powers Road in Westford, Massachusetts. For more information, call 978-692-3033.
Teens won’t soon forget what they see at the haunted attractions at Spooky World: Alien Escape in 3D, The Catacombs, Dracula’s Dungeon, The Experiment, Jekyll’s Mansion, and The International Monster Museum.
Catch Spooky World on Fridays through Sundays during the month of October. Spooky World opens at 6pm and tickets are $24.50 for 13 and up.
For a taste of Spooky World, find them on YouTube.com
Spooky World can be found at the Bayside Exposition Center, 200 Mount Vernon Street, Columbia Point in Boston, MA 02125. For more information call 617-474-6541.