Looking for some family night ideas this month? Why not make it a family night out and explore Indy?! We’ve put together a list to help make planning a little easier for you. Check out our calendar for even more events around the greater Indianapolis area too. Share photos from your family night out on social media with the hashtag #PLAYindy

where to go on a hayride in indy indianapolis moms kids child city with1. Get lost in a kids corn maze, take a hayride and listen to ghost stories around the camp fire at a Piney Acres #PLAYIndy playdate on October 4th or October 21st – $25 Family Pass for 2 adults and 3 kids

2. Learn about caves and check out the Geology Lab in the recently remodeled ScienceWorks exhibit during the Children’s Museum Target Free Family Night on October 6th – FREE

3. Register in advance for Barnes and Noble’s American Girl Celebration at their Carmel location on October 7th – FREE

4. Cheer on the Indy Fuel in their 2016-2017 season home opener on October 14th

indy with kids area pumpkin patches city indianapolis5. Check out the fun programs offered at your local library. There are so many to choose from this month including Chess Night in Avon, Monster Mash in Greenwood, Teddy Bear Sleepover in Noblesville, Family Flick – Monsters Movie Mania in Fishers, Music, Movement and Storytelling at Garfield Park Branch, and Halloween Bash in Carmel – FREE 

6. Join the festivities at Crooked Creek Farmers Market Autumn Fest on October 12th – FREE

7. Take the family to see Steven Spielberg’s classic movie E.T. at Studio Movie Grill’s Family Rewind Series on October 19th – $3 per ticket

8. See the Pacers take on the Mavs in their 2016-2017 season home opener on October 26th

fall drives autumn changing leaves indiana indianapolis kids child moms9. Watch the latest Family Film Fest Movie – The Mummy at Greenwood Public Library on October 27th – FREE (pre-register)

10. Go on an evening stroll with your family at Franklin’s Pumpkins in the Park 1-mile Family Fun Walk on October 28th – $2 per person for the 1-mile Family Fun Walk

11. Make s’mores and explore the prairie maze at McCloud Nature Park’s Campfire Stories event on October 29th – $2 per person (pre-registration required)

12. Celebrate Halloween at fantastic Trunk or Treat locations and other fun festivities listed on our 2016 Halloween Guide.