Are you searching for Halloween activities for your kids or the entire family? Look no further, as Parentville has you covered! Geneva and the surrounding region are bustling with spooky events, including an exhilarating Halloween Festival!
While trick-or-treating is undoubtedly the highlight, it’s not always available in every neighbourhood. But fear not. You can help create the Halloween magic! Decorate your door to signal that little ghouls and goblins can knock for treats, and encourage your neighbours to join in the festive fun by doing the same! »
October: 28-29, 31.
This thrilling program offers a variety of spooktacular activities for families and adventure seekers alike. From Halloween-themed wine tastings in picturesque vineyards to spooky adventures in haunted houses and enchanted forests, there’s something for everyone.
Explore the mysterious streets of Old Town Geneva or join a thrilling candy hunt at Switzerland’s largest urban park, Parc des Evaux. Don’t miss out on the chance to crack the code and unlock the treats hidden by the mischievous fairy Mélusia in Geneva’s Jardin Anglais. For those seeking a darker experience, delve into the haunting history of Geneva with candlelit tours through the city’s chilling past.
And, of course, discover the fascinating stories behind the Cimetière des Rois, a must-visit location in Geneva, during the « Les fantômes du Cimetière des Rois » autumn tour. Get ready for a Halloween celebration like no other, filled with adventure, surprises, and spooky delights!
MORE INFO: at Hallomania.
Soirée Halloween au Vitam’Ludic
In 1758, Voltaire settled in Ferney for a peaceful retirement. A forgotten secret manuscript, after his death, resurfaces through an archaeologist’s discovery. Supernatural events unfold as a young man tries to contact Voltaire. Simultaneously, a visitor is found dead in the castle. Solve the mystery of the lost manuscript and the murderer. For ages 8+. Find the details here.
Chateau de Prangins
Prangins castle invites children to come in costumes and enjoy a day of enchantment. Explore candlelit gardens, listen to witch tales, and participate in parent-child workshops (for ages 6 and up) at various time slots. The garden offers insights into toxic plants and ancient remedies, complete with a witch’s story, while the Château provides a haunted atmosphere, surprise tastings, and spooky tales. Each workshop accommodates up to 20 participants, and adults must accompany children. Free entry for kids up to 16, with adults at CHF 10.
MORE INFO: Chateau de Prangins.
Let’s celebrate Halloween together! On Saturday, October 28th, there’s an unforgettable Halloween event planned, packed with activities for children. From a mini Trick-or-Treat party for kids under 4 to an adventure in a dark room full of surprises, a pumpkin hunt, classical music, and dancing the mummy dance, or creating spine-tingling LEGO creations surrounded by funny witches, children are in for a treat!
This exceptional event, in collaboration with Bricks4Kidz, caters to three age groups: 0 – 4 years, 4 – 7 years, and 8+ years. Hurry, as spots are limited. Parents can pre-book a spot for their little ones for CHF 35 for the mini-party and CHF 50 for 2 hours of fun for children aged 4 and up. It promises to be a fantastically spooky celebration for all!
MORE INFO: email Spell Languages.
SCARY HOUSE OF PAINT
If you needed an excuse to visit the House of Paint aka HOP in Satigny, you have one now. Saturday, the 28th from 14h the House of Paint will become a scary place (not too much). There’ll be a graffiti jam, tattoos, music, and a bar. It’s just a few minutes (under 10) train ride from Cornavin to Zimeysa station.
MORE INFO: on HOP instagram page here.
Halloween à la Ferme Pommier
A special Halloween evening will take place on October 31st from 4 pm to 10 pm. The program includes various spooky activities, including a registration-based Murder Party (on-site), pumpkin soup, and devilish cocktails!
The event is co-organized by the Centre de loisirs, the team of the off-site travail social hors murs (TSHM)), and the members of the community’s Social and Community Action Service. More info here.
Chateau de Chillon
Join us for « Scary Night at the Castle » on October 14, 2023, at Chillon Castle. Drako, the castle dragon, has been cursed, and it’s up to your family to save him in this magical adventure. Explore the fortress, encounter surprises, and enjoy a mix of scares and laughter. This family-friendly event, conducted in French, offers frightfully delicious food at Café Byron. Due to limited parking, it is best to use public transport or parking at Tronchenaz in Villeneuve and taking bus line 201 to the castle. Stay tuned for the detailed program online!
MORE INFO: the Chateau website.
October 28-29, ages 7+
On October 27th and 28th, visitors can immerse themselves in Halloween festivities at Geneva’s Adventure Park, which will have a special nighttime opening from 7 PM to 11 PM. Guests can secure their spots by booking in advance on the website, selecting their preferred date.
In contrast to the regular tree-top adventure experience, guests reserve their spots for the entire evening, and the park provides headlamps to enhance the experience of navigating the courses at night, offering an unforgettable and unique twist to the usual daytime activities. Furthermore, the park will be adorned with Halloween-themed decorations, the staff will be in costume, and each visitor will receive a delightful welcome treat. To add to the fun, guests are encouraged to come dressed up, and to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, the number of participants is limited to 150.
Pricing for this extraordinary Halloween adventure includes adult tickets at CHF 52.-, tickets for children aged 7-11 at CHF 38.-, and tickets for teenagers aged 12-17 at CHF 42.-. Don’t miss out on this spooktacular Halloween experience in Geneva!
MORE INFO: at Parc Aventure.
Mini Train in Pully
Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween adventure with MiNi-Train’s annual Halloween event! Immerse yourself in thrilling Halloween-themed decorations and hop aboard our special train, the one that sends shivers down your spine! This eerie train makes a spine-chilling stop in an abandoned tunnel, where unknown forces take hold of the passengers… At least one train in operation won’t give you the creeps and will pass through the tunnel without stopping. Join us for a hair-raising Halloween journey like no other! Kids in costumes ride for free!
MORE INFO: at Mini Train.
October 14 – November 5
Summon your courage and immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit as you wander through the pathways of Chaplin’s World Park, transformed into iconic scenes from horror films. Encounter Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, skeletal pirates, and other legendary monsters for an authentically spine-chilling Halloween atmosphere. Beware, as you might stumble upon a resurrected mummy or a real-life werewolf lurking in its den around the corner.
Encouraged to come in costumes, both young and old will instantly be engulfed in the Halloween vibe with decorations that strike the perfect balance between chilling and fun. These activities are suitable for ages 6 and up, promising a hair-raising and delightful Halloween experience for all.
Tickets from 10 chf/person.
MORE INFO: Chaplin’s World.
MAISON DU SALEVE
Get ready for Halloween at Maison du Salève! Choose one of the forest-dwelling animals to embody this year and create a mask in its likeness. After the workshop, embark on a journey through the exhibition « La forêt, maison des animaux » (The Forest, Home of Animals) and enjoy a delightful snack.
Priced at €12 per child, the package includes the workshop, exhibition visit, and a tasty treat. All our activities require advance registration, and children must be accompanied by a free adult. Please ensure participants wear weather-appropriate clothing and suitable footwear for outdoor activities.
Secure your spot by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us at 04 50 95 92 16. Join us for a Halloween adventure amidst nature!
Gland, October 7 & 14
Your children can take part in a pumpkin decorating workshop, offered in collaboration with Collège Champittet, right in the heart of the Shilliger Garden Center in Gland. This engaging workshop lasts for approximately 20 minutes, providing the perfect opportunity for kids to unleash their creativity and add a touch of autumn magic to their very own pumpkins. It’s a fantastic way for children to embrace the spirit of the season and create cherished memories.
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Witches and ghosts have descended upon the park to celebrate the season in style. Join in the fun with witch hunts, mazes, and a host of other thrilling surprises, available daily from 10 AM to 6 PM, and on Fridays and Saturdays, extend the excitement until 9 PM!
But the real Halloween treat awaits on October 31st, when the park stays open from 10 AM to 9 PM for an extended day of ghoulish delights. Don’t miss out on this chance to celebrate Halloween in a uniquely enchanting setting. It’s bound to be a bewitching experience for the whole family!
MORE INFO: Swiss Vapeur Parc.
SIGNAL DE BOUGY
October holidays & November 5
Families are invited to a special Halloween day at Signal de Bougy on November 5th! Professional makeup artists will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to transform children into little monsters. The famous Halloween mini disco will keep the festivities going from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., so don your best costumes and join Zack, the mascot, on the dance floor while enjoying the entertainment provided by Djerem & Djben!
For those seeking adventure, explore the park by solving a special Halloween puzzle game. To embark on this exciting quest, simply download the Enigmatix app, create an account, and head to the starting location mentioned in the app.
The special Halloween puzzle game will be available throughout the fall school holidays, offering hours of thrilling fun. The whole team at Signal de Bougy is eager to welcome families for a day filled with Halloween excitement. Come if you dare, and make lasting memories with your loved ones!
MORE INFO: at Signal de Bougy.
Yatouland Halloween Party
Experience a Haunted Train, tattoos, DJ Mike’s Disco Party, and a live concert by Verity, featuring her latest track, ‘Siren Head.’ Kids can bounce on inflatable castles. Enter contests to win CHF 3000 in prizes, including two CHF 499 birthday packages. Don’t miss our Scariest Family Photo contest on Facebook @Yatouland.
Pre-sale tickets available: Child Entry (CHF 20 with syrup), Adult Entry (CHF 20 with welcome cocktail), and Family Pack (CHF 60 for 4). Reservations recommended, and parking is limited. Book your unforgettable Halloween night at Yatouland!
October: 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Spooky creative workshops at Le Petit Monde de Zoe in Paquis. For ages 4+ creation of Halloween lanterns, For ages 6+ spooky house craft fun! Both workshops are 2 hours long, cost 20 chf/child – price includes materials and snacks.
MORE INFO: over at Zoe’s website.
Soirée Halloween au Vitam’Ludic
A thrilling Halloween night at Vitam’ludic’s Grand Games! Dress up, have fun, and win prizes. Enjoy a buffet, treats, and games all night on October 27th from 7:30 PM to 10 PM. Prices: €20 per child, €11 per adult. Add glow-in-the-dark makeup for €4 per child with early drop-off at 7 PM. Don’t miss out on the fun! Book your spot here.