Looking for some family night out ideas this month? Look no further. 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 pics from your family night out with the hashtag #PLAYindy
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Dress the family in costumes and head to Zoo Boo at the Indianapolis Zoo. It begins October 4.
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Check out the spooky, Halloween-themed programs at a local park or  library. Monster Mash – Family Breakout Room, Pumpkin Painting Studio, All about Bats, Hauntless Halloween, and Unicorn Party –Just to name a few! 
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You’ll be AMAZED by A•MAZE•D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips at the Indiana State Museum.
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Wander through an 11-acre corn maze, slide your way down a 100 foot potato sack slide, and more at Connor Prairie’s annual Headless Horseman Halloween Festival.
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Do a downtown family date and Ride the Redline! They’ve extended FREE rides through November 4.
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The first three Wednesdays in October, bundle up your family and head to Westfield for Stories around the campfire.
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If you’re looking for fall fun, check out Lark Ranch. You’ll find pig races, a petting zoo, train rides, tree houses, pumpkin patch, hay ride, incredible corn maze, gem mining, corn play area, lawn games, pony rides, and more!
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Have fun and learn a new skill–take a Halloween-Themed Cooking Class at Sprouts Cooking School.
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Halloween is a school night this year, so take advantage of one of the many Trunk-or-Treat options around the city. Most are FREE!
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Take the family to the  Historic Irvington Halloween Festival, where you’ll find musicians, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, a haunted puppet show and dozens of other events.
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Walk the Pumpkin trail at the Franklin StoryWalk in the Urban Forest for some Halloween fun. Wear your costume, listen to some not-so-scary stories, and bring a flashlight as you Trick or Treat along the StoryWalk trail.