Fall Fun for Families, Friends



Jessica Batson, Web Editor

Sweater weather is finally here, and as the temp slowly begins to decline many families are at a loss as to what to do to keep busy. While taking a quiet stroll through your local forest preserve to witness the magic of the changing leaves with that special someone is always an option, there are many other things to keep the little ones busy.

Fall is in the air in Franklin park with their 37th annual Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade Sunday, October 5th from 1-2pm followed by the Pumpkin Fest held at North Park. And to complete the  fun the Halloween Hoot will be held Friday October 31st from 4-6pm at North Park, come dressed in your best halloween costume and participate in the Halloween fun! For more information on these event please visit http://www.peopleandplacesnewspaper.com/park-district-of-franklin-park-events-4/

Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center is a definite go to place for fall fun. With a petting zoo, giant jumping pillow, hay rides and food galore Goebbert’s is the perfect place for a family outing. For more information go to http://www.goebbertsgardencenter.com/home

While spending time with your family is great, we all need some time to spend with our friends. If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a good scare Dream Reapers is the way to go. Rated the number one haunted house in Illinois for three years in a row, with over 14000 square feet of pure terror, over 22 rooms, 40+ animatronics, over 40 actors and actresses some even being Leyden students or past Leyden students  Dream Reapers is the place to go. For more information go to http://www.dreamreapers.com/index_2.php

Thrill rides, screams, and terror can all be found at Six Flags fright fest. Fright fest is definitely a destination to put on your list for both fun with your friends or even with your significant other. Take a stroll through Deadwood Grove, try to survive the haunted hallways of ManSlaughter Manor, and make it through Necropolis without becoming a zombies next meal. For more information thrill seeking fun go to http://frightfest.sixflags.com/greatamerica