Preschoolers are full of wonder and energy! To help you occupy active minds, we’ve rounded up our top five events for toddlers and preschoolers happening in the metro. From special storytimes to celebrations and more, you’ll have plenty of exciting ways to keep the youngest in the family busy all month long.
Here are our top five picks for things to do with toddlers & preschoolers this month:
Through Oct. 17
Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Wings Special Needs Community (13700 N Eastern Ave) features hayrides, food trucks, inflatables, great photo-ops, games, a maze and of course, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. All ages and abilities welcome. $7; family packs (for 4 people), $25; kids (2 & under), free. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.
Pioneer Library System Touch-a-Truck at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features large vehicles kids can climb aboard. Drivers and experts will be on hand to answer questions attendees have about the equipment. Benefits the PLS Cleveland County locations. Free to attend; donations accepted. Quiet hour: 9 – 10 a.m.; engines on, 10 a.m. – noon.
Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a mini-village made out of pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks and mums and enjoy hand-crafted games, activities, entertainment, unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel and special treats. $8; members & kids (2 & under), free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct. 12 & 26
Little Scientists at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) explores science concepts through doing, discovering and making. Each stand-alone program focuses a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration. Preregister. Best suited for ages 3-5. Members, $5; nonmembers,$7. 9:30-11 a.m.
Storybook Forest at Arcadia Lake’s Spring Creek Park (7200 E 15th St, Edmond) features a fun, not-scary trail filled with roaming characters and lots of treats. Additional activities include a campfire, concessions and story time. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Adults in same car with child(ren) are free. $12 per child. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays in October
Haunt the Zoo at the OKC Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features 13 candy stations located along the Haunt the Zoo trail. Volunteers will distribute candy and tasty snacks through 8-foot “treat tubes” into trick-or-treat bags from a safe distance. Guests can also visit themed booths displaying an array of family-friendly decorations and elaborate props, perfect for capturing photo moments. Zoo admission is required, plus trick or treat bags: $7; members, $6. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Halloween Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) features a 40-minute Halloween train ride, mini-golf course, scavenger hunt and costume contest. 13 & up, $12, kids (3-12), $5; kids (under 3), free. See website for departure schedule.