With Halloween right around the corner its time to start mapping out the coolest and best places to trick or treat or plan a spooktacular weekend of family frights and fun!  There is plenty to do and see with lots of trick and Halloween fun in the city of Grand Rapids. Warm the kids up on their trick or treating game and visit the John Ball Zoo for the annual Zoo Goes Boo.  This event is perfect for kids of any age and its a way to get more than one night of use of their costume they picked out for this year (and stock up on their candy).  It won’t break the bank either with admissions for adults at $7.00 and kids 2 and under are FREE!  So many activities are happening and each day at the zoo is a different day of boo.  So pick anyone of these days and times this weekend for some great family fun:

Trick or Treating Grand Rapids

Friday, October 24, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 25, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, October 26, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
For more information visit the John Ball Zoo website here.
Not ready to end your day of halloween celebration in Grand Rapids yet?  No worries.  Find a babysitter and put the kids to bed, its time to scare the pants off mom and dad at one of the most terrifying scary houses, The Haunt.  The Haunt has been scaring Grand Rapids for nearly 14 years and has become one of west Michigan’s best known places of terror.  With 20,000 sq ft. of pure horrifying madness you’ll go home with an experience to remember.  Not recommended for first dates, unless you plan on never seeing the person again. For information on tickets and hours visit the Haunts website here.
Now that you’ve spent a weekend pre-gaming for Halloween its time to map out your trick or treating plan!  Perhaps you live in an area that is just not a hot spot for halloween or you’re looking to change up your usual trick or treat route.  Trick or treating hot spot neighborhoods that are worth a drive can be found in Ada, Mi or East Grand Rapids.  Neighborhoods in the area are known to have some of the best candy in town and some pass out shots to parents as well.  Check it out you won’t be disappointed.  Worried about rain ruining all the fun?  There is plenty of indoor trick or treating hot spots including the woodland mall.  From 3-5pm take your kids to Woodland mall to stock up on goodies being passed out through out the mall.  Check out the event calendar here for more information on that.
These are some ideas just to get you started on planning your trick or treating and halloween fun in Grand Rapids.  For an even bigger list of ideas check out thegrnow website for all sorts of events going on in the coming weekends.  Happy Haunting everyone!