Central Coast families, get ready for some spooky, creepy, crawly, scary fun this Halloween.

As with all things 2021, this year’s Halloween will be a little different. There are far fewer Halloween events taking place, and some of our favourite Trick or Treat homes have decided not to go ahead (as they always draw a huge crowd, which is obviously a no-go in this new COVID world).

We’ve included here some local Halloween events where you can dress up in your spookiest best, plus details on where to find local homes that are keen to welcome trick or treaters. Scroll down to check out all the fun. We’ve also included info on how you can celebrate Halloween at home.

Disclaimer: Carers, you know your children. Some kids will think Halloween is awesome, while others will be terrified and get nightmares for weeks. We leave this in your capable hands to decide whether this is for you and your tribe.

Central Coast Halloween Events in 2021

Halloween House Party at Flip Out Gosford

Halloween event at Gosford

Flip Out is inviting you to let “your inner-monster out to play” at their Halloween House Party this Saturday 30th October!

Entry includes a heap of fun:
+ Unlimited flipping 6pm–9pm.
+ 1 Free slushie with every ticket
+ Food available for purchase from the café (Food sold separately). Please note – no outside food or drink (excluding water bottles) is permitted.

Cost: $25/person. (Please note ticket price excludes mandatory Flip Out grip socks. They are available for purchase separately for $3.50/pair)
When: Saturday 30th October.
Bookings: Book tickets here. Tickets are strictly limited to 50 tickets due to COVID restrictions.
Mandatory COVID19 rules and processes apply and are implemented in-store. Proof of full vaccination, QR check ins, Face masks for 12yrs and over, Social distancing.
Phone: (02) 4323 0162
Email: [email protected]
Address: Flip Out, 10 Hely St. West Gosford

Drive-Thru Trick or Treat, Charmhaven

Five local businesses are coming together to create a COVID-safe and free family event this Halloween. It’s the Central Coast’s first Drive-Thru Trick Or Treat experience!

Stop 1: Storybook Party Co
Stop 2: Musicology Tuition & Repairs
Stop 3: Central Coast Gymnastics Academy
Stop 4: Sloties Slot Car Racing Centre
Stop 5: All Coast Swim Stars

Simply wind down your window at each of the stops (as shown in the map above) and your kids will receive a treat out the front of each business.

Be sure to dress up! Some of your children’s favourite characters will also be making a special guest appearance out the front of Storybook Party Co!

When: Sunday October 31st – 3pm to 5pm.
Where: O’Hart Close, Charmhaven.
Cost: Free.
More info: Please visit here for updates.
Please wear a mask when participating in this Drive-Thru Trick or Treat event.

The Best Central Coast Halloween Streets for Trick or Treating

Central Coast Halloween Trick or treaters dressed up in spooky costumes
Previous years at The Witches Lair

To plan your trick or treating route, we recommend you join local Facebook group Halloween – Central Coast & Lake Macquarie Australia for a map of Central Coast houses whose residents have said they’ll be participating in Trick or Treat in 2021.

More addresses will be added to the map over the coming days, but at the moment (Wednesday 27 October) the suburbs of Watanobbi, Lake Haven and Umina/Blackwall look to be your best bet.

We spoke with some local Central Coast residents who are going all-in this year to bring you some spooky creepy-crawly fun. 

Witchy Fun at 99 Gorokan Drive, Lake Haven

They’ll have lolly bags and a Halloween display (as shown below). Owner Margaret says, “I have a lot more this year and I have 300 lolly bags… I hope that will be enough!”

Halloween Central Coast Trick or treat home
Images provided by owner and used with permission. 99 Gorokan Drive, Lake Haven.

39 Webb St, East Gosford

They’ve prepared lolly bags and have put up a great Halloween display (shown below). Owner Carmen says, “I love how spooky it looks at night.”

6 Kestrel Close in Bensville

Owner Heather says, “On Halloween, we will have a blow-up coffin full of treats for the kiddos to grab. We’ll also have three big carved pumpkins to add to the mix as well once we carve them on Friday.”

Halloween Central Coast
Image provided by owner and used with permission. 6 Kestrel Close, Bensville.

What Central Coast streets are the best for trick or treating?

Normally your best bet will be to head for one of these streets for trick or treating on the Central Coast, but as with all things 2021, please be aware that this year could be very different. Please also only approach homes that are decorated and obviously participating in Halloween this year.

+ Blue Haven (the area between Blue Haven Public School and Blueridge Drive).
+ Halekulani (Ulana Ave and Huene Ave).
+ Old Gosford Road, Wamberal.
+ Duffys Rd (and surrounds), Terrigal.
+ Castle Circuit, Umina.
+ Olney Drive, Blue Haven.
+ Lakedge Ave, Berkeley Vale.
+ Lakeshore Drive, North Avoca.
+ Kestrel Close, Bensville.
+ Huntly Rd, Bensville.

Have fun! And above all, please remember that these are people’s homes and they’re putting all of this on for everyone’s enjoyment. As always, please be kind and respectful.

Have a spooktacular time!

Ideas for Celebrating Halloween at home

If you’d like to celebrate Halloween at home, check out this feature written by our friends at Newy with Kids – they’ve compiled a heap of at-home ideas to get you in the spooky spirit. Click here to view it.

Plus we’ve found this fun Halloween treasure hunt printable that you can use in your house – courtesy of our friends at North Shore Mums. We plan on using this tonight for a bit of rainy-day Halloween fun. Check it out here.

Shops for Halloween Costumes and Decorations

These shops will ensure you look the part when you go trick or treating.

Gosford Musical Society
262 Henry Parry Drive, North Gosford.
Ph: 0243 241 305

Jo Jo’s Fancy Dress
310 Mann Street Gosford.
Ph:  0243 224 418

Total Party Shop
Shop 5/162 Central Coast Highway, Erina.
Ph: 0243 653 698

Crazy Bargain Warehouse, Woy Woy
Shop 1. Pavilion Building. 29-37 George Street, Woy Woy.
Ph: 0243 431 774

The Base Warehouse, Erina
Erina Fair – near K-mart.
Ph: 0243 656 600

Spotlight West Gosford
28 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford.
Ph: 0243 233 611

Spotlight Tuggerah
Shop 1, 2 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah.
Ph: 0243 518 040

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