Parents is your child ready for a haunted house?

Posted at 9:41 AM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 16:05:59-04

We're talking with San Diego Family Magazine writer Anne Malinoski and 10News anchor Renee Nelson about when a child is ready for the thrill of a haunted house.

Read Anne's tipson how to find out if your little ghosts and ghouls are ready for a haunted house!


Not ready for spooky stuff?

Consider these not-so-scary alternatives to put you in the Halloween spirit.

BOOmont Park
Visit Belmont Park each weekend in October for family-friendly crafts, trick-or-treating, costume contests and a pumpkin patch. Also open on Halloween. See for more info.

Haunted Aquarium
Wear your costume to Birch Aquarium’s annual event for ages 2 and up. Learn about spooky species like the skeleton shrimp. Stories, crafts and activities make for a fun, festive time. Learn more at

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular
Each weekend in October, visit for family-friendly Halloween fun. Trick-or-treating, themed shows, and bright decorations are all included with regular admission. SeaWorld participates in Kids Free October. Learn more at

Halloween Family Day at Balboa Park
Most museums offer free admission for kids, along with crafts, costume parades and themed surprises. Don’t miss the Air and Space Museum’s rooftop pumpkin drop. For details, visit