Halloween is meant to be a fun holiday for young and old, and trick or treating is meant to be a nice occasion for all of us. Dressing up in scary costumes, telling stories, and going out for candy and fun is one of the high points of any child’s year.
But every parent knows that this fun time has the potential to turn dangerous. This article will give you a few tips to have a safe trick or treat, as well as a few kid-friendly Halloween events coming up this October.
Tips for a Safe Trick or Treat
We all want to make sure Halloween night is a fun and safe time for our kids. That’s why we’ve put together this list of Halloween safety tips for kids and parents who want to make the night as enjoyable as possible.
- Make sure to supervise young children.
- Children younger than 12 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
- Children 12 and older should stick to familiar areas and let you know where they’re going ahead of time.
- Encourage your child to choose a safe costume.
- Masks can block a child’s vision, especially in the dark.
- Avoid costumes likely to cause slips and falls.
- Stay visible—use reflective tape or other methods to make sure your children are visible after dark.
- Walk safely, especially after the sun goes down.
- Make sure you look both ways before you cross the street.
- Put electronic devices (especially phones) away before crossing the street.
Kid-Friendly Halloween Events Around Town
If you’re looking for a safe and kid-friendly Halloween event around Tucson this October, rest assured there are plenty of them. Here are just a handful of the Halloween events for the kids around town this year:
- Halloween in the Wild at International Wildlife Museum
October 20 at 5:00 p.m. Kids can explore the creepy castle and collect treats at game stations.
- Harvest Festival at TRAK Ranch
October 21, starting at 11:00 a.m. Includes food, music, raffles, and games.
- Witches, Vampires, and Ghosts at Our Play Place
October 26 and 27, starting at 4:00 p.m. Crafts and games for kids—limited to 20 children per session, so reserve a spot early.
- Trunk or Treat at Synergy Plaza
October 27 at 3:00 p.m. Trunk or treat event for kids, including prizes for the best costume.
- Spooky Kids Halloween and Wag-O-Ween on Historic Fourth Avenue
Candy and dog treats given out up and down the avenue. Includes a costume contest.
- Trick or Treat at La Encantada
Stores will be handing out treats—stop at every store that has an orange balloon in the front.
If Your Kids Are Injured at a Halloween Event
Most Halloween events are full of fun and creating good memories. However, accidents can and do happen. When they are caused by neglectful actions of others, you may have a legal case. The Khalidi Law Firm has more than 20 years of experience helping injured persons in the Tucson area get the closure they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another person’s negligence, contact the Tucson personal injury lawyers at The Khalidi Law Firm for a free consultation. Call us or send us an email today.