Planning a getaway to the Florida this fall? If so, you’ve picked a perfect time to go. It’s cooler than in the summer, and many attractions are offer festive fall fun for families. Many Central Florida attractions are also hosting Halloween events, and the best things is that they’re included with admission.

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LEGOLAND Florida’s Brick-or-Treat

One of the newest and most fun attractions for kids who love Lego’s is the LEGOLAND Florida Resort located only 45 minutes from Central Florida in Winter Haven. There are Lego’s at every turn, and this October LEGOLAND Florida will host their Brick or Treat celebration on the weekends, which is also included with admission. They’ll also have special fireworks shows on select Fridays, as well as meet and greets with their LEGO Halloween characters.

Children 12 and under will have a blast tick-or-treating along the Brick or Treat Trail. There’s also a scavenger hunt in Miniland USA, where they can hunt for collectibles and limited-edition LEGO bricks. Don’t forget to snap a few photo’s in front of the world’s largest LEGO pumpkin!

Adrian Jones, general manager of LEGOLAND Florida Resort can wait for guests to join this year’s Halloween celebration, “This is a Halloween celebration completely designed with kids in mind, one that’s unlike any other,” she said. “This year, we’re very excited to offer additional dates and an incredible Halloween-themed fireworks show, plus lots more all-new fun throughout the park. Families will find all the Halloween traditions they love in a style that’s authentically LEGO.”

Sea World’s Halloween Spooktacular

Sea World Park and Entertainment have received top honors for its parks in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards. One of the popular fall events they host is Sea World’s Halloween Spooktacular on the weekends starting in October. This is such a fun event for families because children can dress up and trick or treat from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the select dates of the event.

Best of all, there’s no extra charge to enjoy all the fun that includes arts and crafts, dancing, and going on a treasure hunt. Kids can hunt for hidden “sea” treasures using their Spooktacular maps throughout fifteen different locations in the park. And, it ‘s a fun way to explore all the animals and attractions along the way. Plus, they’ll meet many whimsical characters along the way like Shamu, Dolly Dolphin, Shivers the Polar Bear, and others.

The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Zoo Boo Bash

Take a walk on the wild side this October at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Zoo Boo Bash http://www.centralfloridazoo.org/. Included with general admission, the Zoo Boo Bash features trick-or-treat stations starting in mid October, along with festive activities for the whole family to experience.

Kids can dress up, find out about some of nature’s often misunderstood creatures, explore the Pumpkin Patch, hop aboard the haunted hayride, and join the Costume Contest at 1:00 p.m. daily. Along with the fun Halloween activities there will also be demonstrations and opportunities to hear Zoo Staff talk about some of the animals. Plus, several shows to enjoy.

Trick-or-treating Safety Tips:

Be A Buddy: Always go trick-or-treating with family or friends, not alone.

Be Seen: Wear reflective tape on costumes if available or carry a flash light so you can be seen in the dark. And, look both ways before crossing the street.

Sweet Treats: Parents to check all treats before children eat them. And, offering alternative treats like healthy snacks is a great idea for parties and get-together’s.

For more safety tips and news for families on Halloween visit the CDC website.

Interesting Facts:

To save on your trip, plan ahead. Check local the local convention and visitors bureau’s like Visit Florida http://www.visitflorida.com/. You’ll find links to regional cities, attractions, events, as well as maps, and savings options for your trip.

How many Lego’s does it take to build the 28,000 models within LEGOLAND Florida Resort? Try over 58 million! And, over two million Lego bricks were used to create the models you’ll find in the LEGOLAND® Hotel that is just steps away from the park.

Read how conservation meets adventure at Sea World Orlando.

When the Central Florida Zoo opened in 1975 they had only 38 animals. Now, they care for over 500 animals that help educate us on nature and conservation!

Look for an alternative to traditional Halloween events? Then, join the Texas Renaissance Festival, which has themed weekends scheduled starting in mid October through November.

Will you check out any of these Halloween events?

With a passion for travel and creativity, Journalist and Photographer, Melody Schubert let’s her imagination guide her as she explores the world. For her, everyday is an opportunity to embrace something new, and explore intriguing and overlooked destinations that express the heart of a region, and share these discoveries with readers of Travel Freak. She is also Editorial Executive for USA Travel Magazine - http://www.usatravelmagazine.com/ where she shares more of travel interests.

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