Healthy Halloween Events

Family halloween event

Halloween doesn't have to be just about candy! Join the YMCA of Greater Brandywine for a variety of Halloween activities across Chester County including spooky tours and haunted houses, dancing and jumping in moon bounces, face painting, costume competitions and more – there are lots of opportunities for family fun this fall at the Y.

Saturday, October 21

  • Great Halloween Festival at Upper Main Line YMCA | 4 – 8 pm
    Grab a cape, hop on your broom and head over to the Y for a howling good time. Enjoy an evening of safe family fun activities at the largest Halloween event on the Main Line. All members and the public are invited to attend. Tickets are $10 per family or $5 per individual. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Activities include:

    • Treat Trail - Travel through our 110-year old mansion and meet characters, hear stories and pick up treats and prizes.

    • Carnival Games & Witchy Workshops – Enjoy Halloween-themed games and activities.

    • Zombie Archery - Take aim and let loose with real a real bow and arrow, led by a trained instructor.

    • Artisans & Craft Vendors - Artists from around the area will display their crafts to help you start finding the perfect holiday gift for the ghoul or goblin in your life. Also includes face painting and temporary tattoos! *Additional fees apply to vendor products and activities.

    • Horseman’s Haunted House & Escape Room - For those that are more daring and adventurous, make your way through the haunted carriage house, with scares around every corner! Recommended for ages 10 and up.

    • Mad Scientist’s Lab - Join Professor JZ within her lab of science experiment oddities and wonder!

    • Pumpkin Decorating & Straw Bale Maze - Make your way through the maze and pick a pumpkin from our patch to decorate. But hurry, only while supplies last! One pumpkin per child.

    • Jack O’Lantern & Costume Contests - Bring your pumpkin and your costume to enter our contests.

    • Feed your family of hungry monsters with these food trucks, providing dinner and dessert! - Brother Bear's BBQ & Catering, The Happy Pita and Cinnamini Donuts.

  • Healthy Halloween at West Chester Area YMCA | 6 – 8 pm
    Travel through a Mad Scientist’s Lab and Haunted House or enjoy games, a moon bounce, face painting, games and prizes and healthy snacks at our Halloween Celebration. Members and the public are invited.

Sunday, October 22

  • J5K with Jennersville YMCA at Penn Township Park | 1 – 3:45 pm
    Sign up for this scenic Halloween 5K beginning at Penn Township Park and continuing through Jenners Pond with views of rolling farmland, natural streams, ponds and shade trees. The event kicks off with a kids' run followed immediately by the 5K. J5K is $30 per runner. All proceeds will benefit the Jennersville YMCA Annual Campaign. Learn more or sign up today. Members and the public are invited.

  • Healthy Halloween with Jennersville YMCA at Penn Township Park | 4 - 6 pm
    Get your costumes ready and join us for a trunk or treat plus magic, rides, games, face painting, a moon bounce, Kona Ice and an egg seek and find! This event is hosted in collaboration with Penn Township Park. Members and the public are invited.

Friday, October 27

  • Healthy Halloween at Brandywine YMCA | 6 – 8 pm
    Join us for a haunted house, face painting, games, a moon bounce and healthy snacks and celebrate a healthy Halloween. Members and the public are invited.  

Saturday, October 28

  • Healthy Halloween at Kennett Area YMCA | 6 – 8pm
    Join us for a Spooky Room, DJ and dancing, games, crafts, a moon bounce and healthy treats. Members and the public are invited.

  • Healthy Halloween at Lionville Community YMCA | 6 - 8pm
    Get your costume and dance the night away at our Monster Mash Costume Ball! In addition to dancing, we'll have games, inflatables and crafts. Members and the public are invited.