Things to do with the kids for Halloween

By Kristi Palma, Boston.com staff

The countdown is on until Halloween! Looking to take the kids for some Halloween fun? We’ve got you covered, no matter which direction from the city you live in.

Boston:

Oct. 27: Halloween Party at The Boston Public Library (click on date in left column)

Oct. 29 & 30: Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo

Oct. 29: Halloween Parade in Oak Square (click on date in left column)

Oct. 29: Museum of Science Member Halloween Party

Oct. 31: Halloween Fun for Ages 2 to 6 at Central Library in Copley Square (click on date in left column)

Greater Boston:

In Stoneham Oct. 22 & 23: Boo at the Zoo

In Lynnfield Oct. 26: BYO Pumpkin Decorating Party and Scary Story Time

In Wellesley Oct. 29: Not So Scary Halloween Parade & Party

In Cambridge Oct. 29: What’s So Scary: Special Halloween Event

In Belmont Oct. 31 Halloween Costume Sing-along (click on date in left column)

North Shore:

In Andover Oct. 26: Spooky Halloween Party

In Amesbury Oct. 27: Decorate Halloween Cupcakes for Teens

In Topsfield Oct. 28 & 29: Halloween Happenings

In Newburyport Oct. 30: Halloween Family Fun Free-For-All

In Salem through Oct. 31: Pumpkin Festival & Hay Bale Maze

Metro West/Northwest:

In Lowell Oct. 26: Unscary Halloween Celebration

In Lincoln Oct. 27 & 28: Tales of the Night

In Westford Oct. 28: Halloween Party at One Stop Fun

In Sharon Oct. 28 to 30: Halloween Prowl 2011

In Natick Oct. 30: Creepy Crawlies

South Shore:

In Braintree Oct. 28: Halloween Party

In Plymouth Oct. 28: Lights Out Halloween Public Skate Night

In Middleborough Oct. 29: Un-Scary Halloween Party

In Carver Oct. 29 & 30: Ghost Train

In Halifax Oct. 31: Halloween Party and Costume Parade

Southeast:

In Abington Oct. 24: Halloween Party

In North Attleboro Oct. 28: Halloween Spooktacular Bubble Party

In Taunton Oct. 28: Halloween DJ Public Skate Event

In Dartmouth Oct. 29: Children’s Halloween Movie Matinee

In New Bedford through Oct. 30: Boo at the Zoo

Central:

In Sterling Oct. 22 & 23, 29 & 30: Moo Moo's Halloween Party

In Mendon through Oct. 23: Zoo Boo Days

In Worcester Oct. 29: Haunted Higgins

In Auburn Oct. 31: Trick or Treat at the Library (click on date in left column)

In Dudley Oct. 31: Halloween Party/Scavenger Hunt (click on date in left column)

Cape Cod:

In Sandwich Oct. 28: Halloween Family Fun Night

In Bourne Oct. 28: Halloween Celebration and Costume Parade

In South Wellfleet Oct. 29: Going Batty!

In Mashpee Oct 29: Children’s Halloween Parade and Doggie Pawrade

In Brewster Oct. 30: Green Halloween

Western:

In Amherst Oct. 26: Monster Drawing Workshop with Mike Leuszler

In Agawam Oct. 27: Teen Halloween Party

In Chicopee Oct. 28: Teen Halloween Party

In Holyoke Oct. 29: Halloween DJ Public Skate Event

In Northampton Oct. 30: Monster Mash Bash