Posted by Jessica Miley
October 07, 2016
UPDATED FOR 2016
Are you looking for fun things to do in Chico for Halloween? Lucky for you, because you're living in Chico, you have different options for you that are safe and fun. So grab your family and make plans for the last day of October!
Grab your kids, costumes and take a trip downtown for Chico’s annual Treat Street. The businesses downtown pass out candy to kids that are dressed in costumes! This is a safe way for kids to be downtown on Halloween because Treat Street starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 31st. There's even a costume contest for cool prizes.
To read more on this fun-filled event, check out our blog with more details of the event.
Safe and Sane Halloween
If you want to stay away from the downtown area completely or want a second place to take your kids trick or treating, then head over to the Chico Mall for its Safe and Sane Halloween.
Businesses hand out candy to kids (under 12 years old) in costumes starting at 4pm until the candy runs out on Monday, October 31st. The Valley Oak Veterinary Clinic, Mix 95.1 & The Blaze will be there so make sure you stop by and say hi!
We know you're living in Chico, but you need to head out to Orland, CA to visit Country Pumpkins. It has a huge corn maze, pumpkins for picking, animals for petting, hay for climbing and more. Admission varies per activity. Country Pumpkins is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 31st. The corn maze has different times they are open so check out the website for the schedule. What better way to countdown the days to Halloween than wandering around a 10-acre corn maze?!
At Living in Chico, we want everybody who takes their kids trick-or-treating to take necessary precautions and have a great night. Here are a few safety tips to remember on Halloween night:
- Check your child’s candy before you allow them to eat it. Throw out any candy that's open or looks tampered with. For more tips on checking candy, click here.
- Serve your child a filling meal before you go gathering candy. This will help stop children from trying to eat their candy before you have the opportunity to check it.
- Limit trick-or-treating to a smaller area that you're familiar with (ex. the neighborhood where you live).
- Take a flashlight if you are trick-or-treating at night.
- Have a plan in place if you are separated from your child. Some plans include having your child carry your phone number, making sure your child knows your name, etc.
- Choose a safe costume. Make sure that props aren't flimsy and won’t hurt your child if they accidently fall on the prop. If they're wearing a mask, make sure that the eye holes are big enough to not obstruct their vision.
- Stick reflective tape onto your child’s costume, have them wear glow sticks or carry a flashlight. Do everything you can to make your child visible at night.
- Slow down when you're driving. Be aware of the pedestrians and report suspicious drivers to the police.
Just remember to have fun and be safe. There are many opportunities for you and your children to have a wonderful time doing age appropriate activities.
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