How to Keep Your Kids Hydrated During Halloween Fun!

Oct 10 2017

Two kids in costumes while drinking from water bottles with straws.
If you live within driving distance of Denver, Centennial, or Parker, you might be surprised how many things you can do with your kid, from corn mazes to aquarium Halloween parties. While planning to go to these activities, it’s important to know that just because it isn’t hot doesn’t mean that your kids won’t get dehydrated. Here are our favorite Halloween-themed events and how you can stay hydrated even while on the go:

Tagawa Pumpkin Festival

Tagawa Gardens holds fun activities and events made with small kids in mind. Admission is free, but you have to purchase tickets ($1 per ticket) to join in the activities. You can join classes like “Tarantula Encounter,” or do mini train rides, pony rides, or even a historical hayride. You can read about more of their events here.

Break Time Equals Water Time
At the Tagawa Gardens, you’ll probably have a hard time slowing your child down as they go from activity to activity. It’s hard not to get excited when there’s so much fun to be had. To avoid getting dehydrated at the Tagawa Pumpkin Festival, set timers for breaks. Create a schedule for water breaks throughout the activities. Use your phone’s alarm so you don’t forget! This will help keep you and your kid on track to staying hydrated.

Date
October 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22

Time
10 AM – 3 PM

Address
7711 S Parker Rd
Centennial, CO 80016

Annual Fall Festival and Maze at Flat Acres Farm

Looking for fun activities to do with your younger or even older kids? Check out the Annual Fall Festival and Maze at Flat Acres Farm! There are a wide variety of activities to do, such as the hay bale maze for kids, a petting zoo, climbing walls, bounce houses, and duck races.

Save Money, Calories, and the Environment With Water
Outdoor activities like running through a hay bale maze mean that you probably won’t have much time to slow down, which means it’s that much more important you have water on-hand to keep your child hydrated. Instead of relying on the juice, soda, or even hot chocolate often sold at pumpkin patches, bring your own water. Juice and soda can leave your kids more dehydrated than they were before they took their break. Instead, pack a reusable water bottle. You’ll save money, calories, and the environment!

Date
September 23 – October 31

Time
Wednesday – Sunday
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address
11321 Dransfeldt Rd
Parker, CO 80134

Downtown Aquarium Halloween Kids Fest

Swim with the fishes this Halloween season and check out Downtown Aquarium’s Halloween Kids Fest! There are a variety of games and contests, such as a costume contest and guess the weight of the giant pumpkin. Kids in costume can get in for half off and if you go on Halloween, kids get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Water Isn’t Just for Fish
The aquarium is indoors, so you don’t have to worry about the weather, but it also means a lot of walking. To make sure that your kid wants to drink water during all of the fun, bring bottles and cups that your kid has fun drinking from. What you bring to let your kids drink from can impact how much they want to drink. Small water bottles with handles or small spouts can make it easier for your child to carry and drink at their leisure throughout the day.

Date
October 28, 29, and 31

Time
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address
700 Water St.
Denver, CO 80211

Want Great Tasting Water This Halloween?

If you’re planning on going to these fun Halloween festivities, make sure that your kids are adequately hydrated. Chances are, your kids will be running around and having a blast. When going out and having fun, you can save money by bringing your own water! TIP: Kids don’t like to drink “yucky” water. If you’re looking for better tasting water this Halloween for your kids, check out our water softeners and purifiers, so you can have great-tasting water that your kids will want to drink.