Top 8 Things To Do with Kids In October In Broward



October is such a fun month for kids.  Kids can enjoy pumpkin patches, Fall Festivals and celebrate Halloween. In addition, Broward is great place to enjoy these activities on a budget.  To enjoy some budget conscious family fun in Broward, go to one of the events below.


1.  Pumpkins and Palm Trees – Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale – 

City of Fort Lauderdale - Pumpkins and Palm Trees

South Florida is infamous for Palm Trees.  Combining it with pumpkins means family fun for all and attending the Pumpkins and Palm Trees event in Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale.    This event will celebrate Fall and Halloween.  Pick out a pumpkin and decorate it with some paint or enjoy the inflatable mazes or go on the Halloween Trick or Treat Trail and More!

  • Date:  October 23, 2021
  • Location: Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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2.  Halloween at Larry’s Ice Cream

        Larrys Ice Cream Shop - Larrys Halloween FunHouse

Celebrate Halloween and Support a local ice cream shop at the same time.   Larry’s has been a family run business since 1986.   They are celebrating with two Halloween events.  Larry’s Funhouse is one of the events.  It will be held on October 23rd and there will be trick or treating, face painting and more.     

Another option is to meet Harry Potter and friends on October 30th and take some photos.   If you attend either of these events, make sure you enjoy some of their ice cream.  

  • Dates: October 23rd and 30th in 2021
  • Location:  749 N University Dr, Coral Springs, FL, United States, Florida
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3.  Fall and Pumpkin Season at Family Farm (with Trick or Treating) 

Trick or treat on the farm  

Do you want to celebrate Halloween at a farm but you would like to visit for FREE.  Then Family Farms may be a good fit for your family.    You can visit Family Farms for free admission.  Just pay for the activities that interest you.  There is a pumpkin patch, hayrides, pony rides, photops and more.   

Join in the festivities Thursdays through Sundays in October.   On the last weekend in October they will also celebrate Halloween with some trick or treating and costume contest.  Not only will you be able to enter for free, you will have the chance to win $100 in a costume contest.  

  • Dates:   Thursdays through Sundays in October 2021
  • Location:  749 N University Dr, Coral Springs, FL, United States, Florida
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4.  Halloween Fun and Fall Festival – Margate Sports Complex – Margate Sports Complex

Fall Festival - Margate Sports Complex

On October 23, celebrate the arrival of Fall at this FREE fun event for all ages. Lots of family friendly activities.  Kids can dance, ride ponies, visit a not so scary haunted house,  enter a carved pumpkin contest and more.  


5.   Tamarac Drive-Through Halloween Haunt

Tamarac - Haunted Drive-Thru - 2021

Do you want to celebrate Halloween but you are not ready for the crowds yet?  Try the Tamarac Drive-through Halloween Event at Tamarac.    There will be a DJ, Spooky Characters and of course, candy. 

  • Date:  Friday, October 22, 2021.
  • Location:  Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77 St. Tamarac, FL 33321
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6.  Kid’s Pumpkin Event at New United Horizon Methodist Church

This a pumpkin patch with free admission.  Join them on October 23rd for children’s games, hand painting, bounce obstacle course and treats. Bring your camera for that perfect pumpkin patch picture. Details coming soon!   

For me, the best thing about this pumpkin patch is the days when they have pumpkin carving station. The pumpkin carving stations were wonderful.  As a mom, you were able to share the tradition of carving pumpkins with your kids without the mess at home.  They also had people and tools to assist with novices.  Let’s hope they do that again this year. 

7.  Flamingo Road Nursery in Davie

Flamingo Road Nursery - Fall Festival

This is one of the most popular events in Broward with Free Admission.  Pay for the activities you enjoy such as the pumpkin patch, paint a pumpkin, paint a pot, the harvest market, hayrides and seasonal treats such as caramel apples, frozen apple cider and more. 

Here is also a bonus tip.  They have some of the best BBQ in the area at Barnes Brothers BBQ.  They are only open on the weekends, most of the times there is a wait, and sometimes they run out of ribs on Sunday evening.  In my humble opinion, these ribs are so good, they are worth the wait.


8.  Trick or Treat Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS)

If you want a little bit of STEM with your Halloween, this is the place to be in Broward County.  There will be spooktacular family friendly activities such as make and take treat or treat bags and chemistry demonstrations related to Halloween.   This event is free with museum admission.

  • Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays in October, 2021.
  • Location:  401 S.W. Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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This is great time of the year for kids and adults.  Attend one of the family friendly events and make some memories.

These events were provided from The Kid On The GO.  If you are interested in finding more budget friendly events, click here to go to their website.




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Zee was born and raised in Miami and attended the University of Florida. Then she spent about fifteen years up North; while building her family and expanding in her career, she always knew she wanted to connect more with the community. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children, ages 5 years old, 5, and 6. Yes, twins! Zee considers these moments that she spends hanging out with them a joy that will last until adulthood. She moved back to the Broward area about 2 years ago. She always had difficulty finding things to do with the kids, so she just decided to create a platform herself! When she launched “The Kid on the Go.” she intended to build a network to serve the community in which other moms would also have a place to find activities for the kids to do in their area. She believes that if we as moms can provide opportunities and activities to keep them busy, it will embrace their creativity. These options are provided so they can engage in positively spending their time. It provides resources in Broward County and South Florida locations where all the kids and their families could have fun together.


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