Spooky Family Fun in the Redwoods

Dark forest. Photo by (matt), Flickr Creative Commons
Dark forest. Photo by (matt), Flickr Creative Commons

Halloween is the perfect time of year for discovering new events and activities that the whole family can enjoy. If you’re looking to do more together than just trick-or-treating, how about seeking out some family fun in the redwoods? The Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton, CA gets into the spirit of the holiday with a special “Thomas and Percy’s Halloween Party™” for families and children. This sounds like a really fun event that includes a 20 minute train ride, entertainment, and fun filled activities for the entire family! I love this idea because everyone gets to enjoy both the scenery and the show.

The Thomas and Percy’s Halloween Party™ events also feature face Painting, story telling, videos, train play tables, pick a pumpkin (small pumpkins for little ones), cookie decorating, photos with Sir Topham Hatt, and more. Check it out on October 29th and 30th.

What else does your family like to do together for Halloween, and have you ever spent it in the redwoods? I’d love to know! If you can’t make it to the redwoods for Halloween, send your friends and family a free spooky, redwood-themed ecard!

P.S. Still thinking up your Halloween costume? Try dressing up like a forest animal (a bear, squirrel, or salamander, maybe?) or even a redwood tree! If you do, be sure to send us a picture to post!

About the author

Jennifer joined Save the Redwoods League in 2007 as the Director of Outreach and is now the League's Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. A Bay Area native, Jennifer brings several years of journalism, marketing communications and media relations experience in the public and private sectors to her work. Jennifer is charged with leading the organization's marketing communications and outreach efforts to connect people to the peace and beauty of the redwood forests.

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