Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Haunts and Happenings at OC Parks

Here are some Fall events that are happening at several OC Parks, for those of you that are looking for Fall activities to do with the family. 
This fall OC Parks presents a full calendar of seasonal special events, educational programs and Halloween activities at Irvine Regional Park and Heritage Hill Historical Park that are perfect for families and friends.

Beginning September 17, Irvine Park Railroad at Irvine Regional Park in Orange welcomes the sixth annual Pumpkin Patch! While picking out the perfect pumpkins, kids can enjoy activities including train rides, the haunted house, hay mazes, pony rides, carnival games, tractor races, face painting and panning for gold. Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is free and open weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 31. 
Just across Irvine Regional Park, the OC Zoo will be offering Halloween themed Toddler Programs throughout October. Children ages 3 to 4 years of age can learn all about the animals of the zoo through hands on learning with special creepy crawling spooky themed classes and crafts. 
Saturday, October 29, the OC Zoo presents the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular! Families can enjoy trick-or-treating, a scavenger hunt, themed crafts, face painting and watching the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins! Children wearing costumes will receive a free takeaway gift.
Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest is known for its seasonally inspired festivities throughout the fall and winter seasons. On October 21, beware of the annual Haunt at Heritage Hill. Dare to enter the “Back Woods” Scare Zone, the Haunted School House and the treacherous Maze. Families can watch cult classic fright movies on the big screen in the Wagon Wheel Corral and enjoy seasonal live music and entertainment. 
The following day, October 22, OC Parks and the City of Lake Forest present the annual Autumn Harvest Festival at Heritage Hill. A full evening of Halloween-inspired family activities is planned to include a costume parade, trick-or-treating throughout the park and live entertainment.
Enjoy this fall season with family, friends and OC Parks at Irvine Regional Park and Heritage Hill Historical Park.
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
(714) 973-6835 or (714) 973-3173

September 17 – October 31 – Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch (Address Above)
Weekdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Weekends 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Parking: $3 per vehicle on weekdays and $5 per vehicle on weekends
Contact: (714) 997-3968; 

October 7, 13, 21, 25 – OC Zoo Bats, Cats & Spiders – Toddler Program (Address Above)
10 - 11 a.m.
Cost: $5 per child (includes one parent)
Parking: $3 per vehicle
(Ages 3-4)

October 29 – Halloween Zoo-tacular! (Address Above)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with Zoo admission of $2
Parking: $5 per vehicle
(All ages)

Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 923-2230 or (949) 461-3450

October 21 – Haunt at Heritage Hill (Address Above)
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: $4 Adults, $3 kids ages 3-12
Parking: FREE
(Recommended for 12 years and up)
October 22 – Autumn Harvest Festival at Heritage Hill (Address Above)
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $4 Adults, $3 kids ages 3-12
Parking: FREE

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