Halloween is an exciting time of the year. Here are some tips to make sure you and your house are prepared for the big night.
- Clear the walkways to your front door to avoid a potential trip and fall.
- Avoid using candles. Battery powered candles make a much-safer option.
- Consider Candy Choices. Some candy presents a choking hazard for small children and keep in mind that some children have peanut allergies.
- Light it up. Make sure the exterior lights of your home are turned on and properly working.
- Costume Safety. Make sure your child’s costume is flame resistant and consider face paint instead of a mask as it allows for better visibility.
- Neighborhood safety. Be sure to use sidewalks and cross at crosswalks. Reflective tape can also be put on costumes and candy buckets for extra visibility to drivers.
Here are some fun Halloween events around Tampa Bay.
Howl-O-Scream- Now through Oct. 28th at Busch Gardens (Select Nights)
Creatures of the Night- Oct. 5th – Oct. 27th at ZooTampa at Lowry park
Haunted River Tours- Oct. 5th – Oct. 28th at the Tampa Convention Center
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze- Oct. 6th – Oct. 28th Plant City (Weekends Only)
Guppyween 2018- Oct. 27th at the Florida Aquarium
A Nightmare on Franklin Street- Oct. 19th – Oct. 31st at the Tampa Theatre
Riverwalk Trick or Treat- Oct. 27th at the Tampa Riverwalk
Halloween Spooktacular- Oct. 27th at Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel
Wesley Chapel Fall Festival- Oct. 27th at The Grove At Wesley Chapel
Riverview Trick or Treat Street- Oct. 27th at the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce