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Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Preserve

 
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  (24 reviews)
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Moderately Scary
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Great for families, adults, adults with young children - Halloween fun and aventure for people of all ages
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Charity / NOT For Profit
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Haunted Houses, Zombie Hunts & Shootouts, Haunted Mazes / Haunted Corn Mazes, Haunted Trails, Scream Parks, Not-So-Scary Haunted Houses (Kid Friendly), Mazes / Corn Mazes (Kid Friendly), Other Events
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Snacks & Refreshments, Outdoor Event(s), Indoor Event(s), Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) celebrates Halloween with Spooky Fest. This family friendly event will take place 7 days in October in Rockville Centre, Long Island. Sixteen acres is transformed into a family friendly, Halloween event.

Wooded paths, exhibits, and festivities on the preserve will be featured, with eerie lighting, special effects, and characters along the way. Everything is perfectly spooky and a little scary. Creatures of all kinds inhabit the woods, the strange and beautiful will draw you into the eerie paths!

Scary Walk – The Woods are Haunted
This Spooky Walk is “very scary”. This quarter mile hike through the woods will leave kids clinging to their parents legs. Every October the abandoned cemetery in the woods comes to life and a group of hikers have entered the woods against our caution and have not returned. We need you to go in and find them, or what’s left of them.The walk features an abandoned cemetery where zombies come to life and are in search of their favorite food, BRAINS! Located on Long Island, this Spooky Walk is a Nassau County favorite.

The Maze of Zombies:
Enter the Maze of Zombies if you dare! The zombies and freaks lurking in the shadows thirst for blood and feed on the brains of the living. This terrifying haunt will leave you screaming for your life and clawing at the walls for an exit. There is only one way out without becoming a zombie yourself. Once bitten there is no return to the living. Email Haunt Owner
New to this year's Spooky Walk is CSTL's new New this year! Dinosaurs! and People's United Bank's Animal Adventure. Chill and Thrill seekers in attendance will hear dinosaurs road as they see over 20 dinosaurs and meet with over 35 live wild animals from snakes to emus. During Spooky Fest, CSTL’s new Dinosaurs! and People’s United Bank Animal Adventure will have extended its hours from 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Not-So-Spooky Walk:
The Not-So-Spooky is “not at all spooky”. This walk through the woods is a colorfully lit Halloween story where children meet friendly Halloween characters. Butterflies, friendly ghosts, happy scarecrows , and many other displays await young children. Bring a camera because there are opportunities along this trail to take a family photo among the displays.

Halloween Theater
A fun Not-So-Spooky Walk in the woods for young children
Kids arts and crafts area
Amazing Animals Live Animal Exhibit
The Mystic Den
Friendly Merry Monsters
Face Painting
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Hours of Operation: Takes place on Oct. 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and Nov. 2. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 - 9:30pm.

Admission Costs: Tickets are purchased at the gate for $10 for non-spooky attractions only; $15 for all-inclusive attractions, including both scary and non-scary.

Tickets to Dinosaurs! and People's United Bank Animal Adventure must be purchased separately from Spooky Fest and are $15 for adults and $12 for children under 10.

Payments Accepted: Cash, Credit Cards

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Event last updated 37 days ago. Please confirm dates on haunt website before you go.
 
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  • Email Verified We go every year

    This place is great. I have 3 kids ages from 11 to 2 and we always have a great time here. The best thing is that the price is so reasonable. We will continue to go every year.

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  • Email Verified Scary Maze

    It certainly was fun for the whole family. Conducted by the CSTL, it was completely a family friendly haunt. So, there is no way you could find anything gory or gruesome about it. It was spooky in a light and fun way. Even then the maze was scary. It is something the kids love to play. But they came out screaming and running. The DJ had us all dancing even the elder ones. Had our faces painted and fortunes told. Food truck was a great addition. Loved the softies. This is my first time here and really wished I had known earlier. Definitely coming next year.

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    Posted May 2019

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  • Totally enjoyed...

    Yes, it was spooky, but also lots of fun and festivities to remember. It was quite kid friendly from start to finish. No intense scares either. Our daughter was spooked by some creatures she found hiding in the woods. Little bit of a scream escaped her mouth, but she was Ok since. There were also many kid activities that she totally enjoyed. Kudos to the management and team for organizing and planning the spooky fest. A must visit.

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  • Perfectly spooky

    This is a great option for kids who loves to be in the outdoors. The spooky fest was perfectly spooky and little bit scary. Certainly not to the extent of freaking out the kids. Special effects and lighting complemented the spooky theme. My son was a bit spooked by few of the creatures in the woods. But he enjoyed the woods and the festivities that he did not want to leave. We also had a great time. Definitely we’ll be back next year. Recommend this place.

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    Posted December 2018

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  • Email Verified Definitely recommend

    The haunted woods and mazes were scary. Actors did a fine job. It was different kind of celebration compared to the regular haunts. Definitely recommend.

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    Posted November 2018

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  • Email Verified Great place for kids

    The spooky fest at Tanglewood Preserve was awesome to say the least. My kid really enjoyed it the first day, and she just can’t wait to go back each day. The place was really safe, and teachers/counsellors were attentive and caring. Lots of places for kids’ fun and entertainment, whether it is the walk, play ground or the many activities that keeps them engaged. She was also quite excited to talk about meeting the animals and making fossils. Overall, a great place for kids to enjoy and have fun. Check it out if you are visiting NY.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Loved every moment

    Loved every moment here. They had arranged it do well. The lines everywhere were long even at the food truck. It was managed well by friendly staff. We could choose from the non scary attraction and the rest that includes the scary ones. We tried all the attraction. Kids had fun walking in the woods taking in the sight of exquisite animal displays. Had all their faces painted.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Awesome experience

    Go early for the kids because the spooky fest gets packed as soon as it gets dark. Everything is less scary but perfectly spooky.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Very Neighborhoody

    I really wouldn't recommend this unless you live in the immediate area and/or have very young children (like under 5). I wasn't expecting to be scared, knowing it's a kid-friendly event. The problem is they got the ambience wrong: it's more of a neighborhood block party vibe, complete with carnival food and DJ blaring irrelevant R&B hits. The haunted attractions are makeshift and DIY which is fine, just not at the level of what other haunted houses are doing in the $20 price range. Not worth traveling to when there are so mnay better options.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified Lot of interesting moments...

    I was there with my family. Had a whole lot of interesting moments and it surely was fun. I was able to take my kids to nine spooky events while we enjoyed some scares. They had a hands-on creating arts and crafts which they were allowed to carry home. We got a lot of photo ops and captured some of the best moments. It was great fun all through the day.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Had a blast

    Had a blast for the kids and adults too. The non-spooky walk was interesting. Colorful and lit through out they can meet friendly Halloween characters. Butterflies, ghosts and scarecrows where on display.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Lots of fun

    Had lots of fun. A great setting to have some really good Halloween fun.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Fantastic Fun!

    Although the lines were somewhat long, it was the last Saturday but was it worth it! The haunted maze had my and my friends screaming and running out! The maze was scary as hell! We had our fortunes told but skipped the face-painting and children's maze. I'm sure those would be great for little ones! The DJ had all the little kids dancing too and although the food truck line was a little long, it was a great option to have...Mr. Softee too!!! I wish I'd know about this last year or I would have come. Def coming next year!

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    Length of Event: > 1 hour
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
    Would Recommend: Yes
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
    Posted October 2017

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