As a child, Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays. The costumes, the candy, the chill in the air… it’s a little kid’s dream. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve fallen less in love with the holiday, but I know that when I have a family, everything will change once again. I can only hope that events like Ghouls at Grassmere will be around when I have kids one day.
This after-hours event at the Nashville Zoo is perfect for young families looking to have a festive Halloween experience. The people at Grassmere have created tons of kid-friendly attractions, like the Monster Lab, Monster Mash, Kookie Kiddie Kove, and the Monsterpiece Theatre. Kids will be able to dance, eat, play… and maybe even be scared if they feel like braving the Haunted Hayride. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume, as there will be a Children’s Costume Parade. In addition, 20 treat stations will be set up for trick-or-treating purposes- because kids can always use more candy, right?
This awesome event is also a Zoo fundraiser, so ticket proceeds will go toward keeping the Nashville Zoo around for many more years to come.
If you’re trying to make your child’s Halloween experience extra spooky, consider taking him/her to Ghouls at Grassmere. And if you’re just a big kid who wants to re-live some childish Halloween fun, don’t be scared (no pun intended)! Everyone is welcome at the Zoo this October!
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, October 18-20 AND Thursday-Sunday, October 24-27, 2013 5-9 p.m. nightly (note: all animals will be sleeping during this event except those featured in the Unseen New World)
WHERE: Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased here for $15, or $13 for members. If you purchase tickets before Oct. 17, you can save $2! Parking is available at the Zoo and included within the ticket price!