Best Kid Friendly Haunted Houses in Chicago - for Kids

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Find a kid-friendly Haunted House and get ready for a good scare! Our list includes the top family friendly Haunted Houses for kids in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. If you're not sure about the "fright" factor of a particular Haunted House, please call ahead of time to make sure you know what you're getting your little ones into!

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DISCLAIMER: Age recommendations are a guideline. While some listings may say "All Ages" or include your child's age in the suggestion, you know your child best!

"Not-So-Scary" Haunted Houses for Kids 2023

Ongoing Haunted Houses

Bengston's Haunted Barn and Fun Barn
13341 West 151st Street, Homer Glen
(708) 301-3276
September 1 - October 31.
Bengtson Farms loves all the fun parts of fall, but fall is not complete without a little scare! To experience THRILLS and CHILLS, wander through our SCARY and completely animated HAUNTED BARN. This Haunted Barn may be too spooky for some little ones, so children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Younger kids can enjoy a stroll through the not-scary Fun Barn.
Ages: Fun Barn for all ages. Haunted Barn for older kids, under 12 must be accompanied by adult.

Goebbert's Haunted House - Pingree
42W813 Reinking Rd., Pingree Grove
(847) 428-6727
August 25 - Oct 31
Enter if you dare! The haunted house is a spooky time, while you wind your way through each room, try not to get scared. Every year a new scene gets added
Ages: School age children $18 per person on weekdays & $22 per person on weekends and holidays. PINGREE CLLL!!!!! DOn't know how old 847-464-5952

Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm Haunted House
40 W. Higgins Rd., South Barrington
(847) 428-6727
Sept 9 - Oct 30
Our 10 room Haunted House is designed for school age children, but make no mistake, it's scary so be ready.
Ages: School age children

Sonny Acres Haunted Hayride and Haunted Barn
29W310 North Ave., West Chicago
(630) 231-3859
September 29 - October 29
Our Haunted Barn in West Chicago is a creepy maze with twists and turns and creepy characters (live actors) around every corner. The Haunted Barn is great for kids over 12 & up and any adult who loves a good scare!
Ages: Ages 12 and up

Limited Date Haunted Houses and Trails

Canyon Trail Cemetery
Streets of Carol Stream, 371 Canyon Trail, Carol Stream
October 7-31, Dusk - 9pm Sunday - Thursday; Dusk - 10pm Friday, Saturdays, Halloween
It started as many home displays do, with pumpkin leaf bags, corn stalks and some Halloween themed wood cut outs. Those simple beginnings have become a year-round passion to build a display which thousands of visitors come to every October. The display is classically themed in the Halloween in which we grew up. There is no blood and gore, it is spooky not scary. Free.
Ages: All ages

Trick-or-Treat Trail
Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove
October 20, 5-7pm.
You never know who you will see at our Trick-or-Treat Trail! Walk through the trail, where friendly characters will hand out candy to all children. There will be games, entertainment, and more family fun. This event is a no scare zone; and, parents must accompany children during the entire event. The event is free; and, the first 200 kids will receive goodie bags. Free.
Ages: Ages 12 and under

Haunted Forest Walk
Park at Fred C. Hohnke Community Center, 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge
October 20-21, Less Scary Matinee is Saturday 1-3pm. Regular hours 6:30 - 9:30pm
Hawthorne Hill Woods will be transformed into a thrill of scary scenes, complete with all sorts of creatures that slither and groan. Patrons will wind their way through the haunted forest trail which will feature scary characters and around every dark corner will lurk a new horror. The Saturday afternoon session will be more suitable for children 9 and under (parental discretion).
Ages: All ages

Haunted Trail - Itasca
Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary, 650 N Rohlwing Rd, Itasca
October 21, 6-7pm Family Hour / 7-9pm Active Scaring
You will be petrified to enter the trail as your guide leads you through the 1/3 mile loop turned into your worst nightmare. You will be sure to leave trembling. Do you dare to finish the trail? Weather permitting/Cash only.
Ages: All ages

Haunted Forest - Little Monsters
Diane Main Park, 200 W. 59th Street, Westmont
October 21, 3pm - 6:30pm for Little Monsters, 7-9pm for Sheer Terror.
Smith Woods will come alive for one very magical, mystical night! Participants will hop on a wagon ride that takes them from Diane Main Park through the terrifying woods path scenes. After that, participants will get off the wagons and walk through the wicked woods where all kind of scares await them. Don’t turn your back, as characters, ghouls and creatures will come alive before your very eyes! For our younger viewers it is recommended you attend our “Little Monster Showing” from 3:00-6:30pm. Sheer Terror is recommended for ages 10+. $8.
Ages: All ages

Ackerman Haunted Trail
Ackerman Park, 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn
October 26 - 27, 4-9pm.
Take a walk along a haunted trail of creepy creatures, scary sounds, and bone-chilling scenes. Come anytime between 4-9pm; the walk will take about 10 minutes. The trail will be less scary from 4-6pm and geared toward older children from 6-9pm. Before or after your adventure, enjoy Halloween-themed games or purchase refreshments from local food trucks. All adults and children over the age of 3 walking the trail must register and pay the $5 fee.
Ages: 5 and up

Haunted House at Archer
Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn, Chicago
October 27, 7-9pm
Join us at this Haunted House for those who are not faint of heart! Free.
Ages: All ages

Haunted House at Avalon
Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd St., Chicago
October 27, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
You are going to get spooked visiting this ghoulish house! Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. $5.
Ages: All ages

Haunted House at Columbus
Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave., Chicago
October 28, 11am-4pm
Thrillseekers will want to visit our creative and spook-tacular haunted house! Not recommended for those faint of heart. For those not looking for the scare we will have Halloween themed activities for everyone to enjoy in the gym. $5
Ages: All ages