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Halloween In Your RV

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Are you looking for fun Halloween activities for your children while RVing this fall season? Depending on where you find yourself in the coming weeks, your options could be endless!

A simple Google search for “Halloween events” in the city and state where you are currently located should offer you some ideas. Look for things like:

  • Hay rides
  • Corn mazes
  • Trunk or Treat (trick-or-treat events held in public parking lots for safety)
  • Zoo Boo (Halloween-themed events hosted by local zoos)
  • Carnivals
  • Community parties

Typically, there will be an event calendar on the cities official website, and there’s a good chance that a local church, business or community group has an event for children to enjoy. There may even be a farm or local organization holding an annual event.

If you don’t find what you are looking for online, call the city hall, local businesses, or chamber of commerce to see if they know of an event, or one in a surrounding area, that is open to the public.

If you do attend an event, chip in and help where you can to say “thank you” for letting your child participate in their community function. Getting to know the locals may also open up an opportunity for you to ask about which neighborhoods they recommend for trick-or-treating.

If you are able to plan ahead, you can schedule a stay at a Jellystone Park. These campgrounds cater to families by providing plenty of amenities and activities to keep your little ones entertained. A majority of their parks plan annual fall or Halloween festivals. To view the list state-by-state and their planned activities, visit www.campjellystone.com.

Halloween Safety Tips

  • Always accompany younger children at events and in unfamiliar areas.
  • If older children go trick-or-treating alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you.
  • Consider trick-or-treating at businesses rather than homes.
  • Check with the local law enforcement for areas to avoid.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
  • Have children and escorts carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • If your child wears a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks that can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on treats.

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Melanie Carr SKP #8

Melanie is vice president of Escapees RV Club and co-founder of the Xscapers lifestyle group. She has been RVing with her husband and two sons since 2011, but was introduced to the lifestyle at an early age through family vacations. 

Wanderlust and travel have always played a large role in her life. 

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