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

As with all things 2020, 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 – ideas that are fun for this wet, wet Halloween and COVID time.

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 2020

Halloween House Party at Flip Out Gosford

Flip Out is inviting you to let “your inner-monster out to play” at their Halloween House Party this Saturday 31st October!

Entry includes a heap if fun:
+ Unlimited flipping 6pm–9pm.
+ A prize for the best Halloween costume
+ 1 Free slushie or soft drink with every ticket
+ Live DJ

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 31st October.
Bookings: Book tickets here. Tickets are limited.
Phone: (02) 4323 0162
Email: gosford@flipout.net.au
Address: Flip Out, 10 Hely St. West Gosford.


Wyong Milk Factory’s Halloween Spooktacular!

The Wyong Milk Factory is hosting some spooktacular fun this Halloween. There’ll be a freaky firetruck for scary photo snaps, lolly bags aplenty and prizes for best dressed. Come for the fun and fill your tummies while you’re there.

Cost: $2/person for entry.
When: Saturday 31st October, 3pm-6pm.
Phone: (02) 4353 0462
Email: gosford@flipout.net.au
Address: The Milk Factory, 141 Alison Rd, Wyong.


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.


The Best Central Coast Streets for Trick or Treating

What residents are welcoming trick or treaters this year?

To plan your trick or treating route, we recommend you join local Facebook group Halloween – Central Coast & Lake Macquarie Australia for a list of Central Coast houses whose residents have said they’ll be participating in Trick or Treat in 2020.

The Haunted House (sadly not on this year)

What streets are the best for trick or treating?

Normally your best bet will be to head for one of these streets, but as with all things 2020, 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.
The Witches Lair (sadly not on this year)

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

Kazelle Fancy Dress
Shop 1/40 The Entrance Road, The Entrance.
Ph: 0243 323 106

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, The Entrance
Shop 3, 40-48 The Entrance Road, The Entrance.
Ph: 0243 261 449

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

The Witches Lair

Have fun! Stay safe. And please remember that these are people’s homes and they do all of this for free for your enjoyment. Please be respectful.

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