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Sensory Friendly Halloween Events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Treat your little ones with sensory challenges to these trick-free Halloween events.

Bright lights, talking to strangers, the costumes and staying up late are popular traditions of those who celebrate Halloween—all of which can be overwhelming and scary for kids with differences and disabilities. To help make sure your child feels comfortable and safe this season, we’ve compiled a few sensory-friendly Halloween parties hosted by local nonprofits and therapy centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Boo Bash Trunk-or-Treat
Where: It’s a Sensory World, 12617 Neutron Road, Farmers Branch
When: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022; 5:30–8:30pm
The basics: During their eighth annual Halloween event is a trunk or treat that’s open to the public. It’s a Sensory World! offers families a way to practice the concept of trick-or-treating in a sensory- and communication-friendly environment. There will be non-edible and edible treats. Follow their Facebook event page for updates.
Cost: Free

Trick-or-Treating at PediaPlex
Where: PediaPlex’s three locations: 4855 Ohio Drive, Frisco
4537 Heritage Trace Parkway, Fort Worth
2425 East Southlake Boulevard, Southlake
When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022; 6:30–8:30pm
The basics: The lights will be kept on during the event to keep surprises at a minimum. The event is open to the public, so invite your friends and family to this non-spooky Halloween event. Don’t forget your treat bag for all of the candy your kids will collect.
Cost: Free

Especially Needed Fall Carnival & Resource Fair
Where: Miracle League Field at Harold Bacchus Park, 13995 Main Street, Frisco
When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022; 4–7pm
The basics: Celebrating their 12th annual fall carnival, Especially Needed created this fall festivity specifically for those with special needs. There will be a bounce house, games, and the trick-or-treat street. Guests are encouraged to RSVP at eventbrite.com and register for one of two time slots: 4–5:30pm or 5:30–7pm.
Cost: Free admission, but donations are encouraged.

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