If you like to SCREAM when it is time for Halloween, we’ve got a list of places to find all things scary in the Lakeland area including Haunted Houses, Zombies, and gory Halloween attractions. Plus the best scary events in Tampa & Orlando for 2019.

We STRONGLY encourage you to ask around and find out more about each of these attractions before taking children. They are all legitimately SCARY, and only you can judge what age is appropriate for your own kids!

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Haunted Jail Tour: Zombie Outbreak

Location: PCSO Old Jail across from Bartow PD – 455 N. Broadway Ave, Bartow, FL 33830 (MAP IT)
More info: TBD
Dates & Times: Fridays & Saturdays – October 18, 19, 25, 26, 2019 – 6pm-10:30pm
Cost: $6 – all proceeds benefit the United Way
For the little ones who are too young to go through the haunted jail, there will be a separate room with treats and games! Bring the whole family for a night of fun.

Polk County Sheriff Haunted Jail 2019

Buckingham Terror Haunted House (Campfire)

Location: 2600 Buckingham Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (MAP IT)
More info: Website Facebook
Dates & Times: Open nightly from October 18 – November 1, 2019
Open nightly at 7:30pm. Check website for closing times.
Cost: $8 for adults / $8 for ages 13 – 18 / $5 for ages 12 & under
DISCLAIMER: Not intended for children under 10 or the faint of heart.

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail and Ominous Descent

Location: 2837 S Frontage Rd, Plant City, FL 33566 (MAP IT)
More info: Website / Facebook
Dates & Times: Open weekends October 4 – October 27. Visit website for dates and hours.
Cost: Range from $12-30 per person
DISCLAIMER: The trails are designed to be frightening. Some material and scenes might not be appropriate for children under 12 years of age.

Zombie Farm Paintball Hayride (at Cornfusion)

Zombie Farm Paintball is closed for 2019 – website.

The Shallow Grave – CLOSED IN 2018

The Shallow Grave in Winter Haven was a favorite local haunt, it closed in 2018 and is not open for 2019. Stay tuned for updates.
More info: Website Facebook

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Howl-O-Scream at Bush Gardens

Howl-O-Scream 2019 unearths long-buried icons of the past and new nightmares as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay celebrates “20 Years of Fear” with sinister surprises at every turn. Brave souls can venture through horrifying houses, terrifying scare zones and thrilling rollercoaster rides in the dark for 22 select nights. Run for your life as gruesome ghouls emerge from their tombs to twist your daydreams into nightmares.

When: Select Nights from from September 20 to November 2 from 7:30pm – 1:00am
Tickets: Click here – prices start at $39.99 for a single visit. Unlimited pass for all 22 nights for only $89.99 online.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

Universal Orlando takes fear to the max. At this year’s all-new Halloween Horror Nights the 80s return with a vengeance, bringing with them some of the biggest frights of the era. Make your way through 10 totally terrifying haunted houses, survive five pulse-pounding scare zones and experience outrageous live entertainment. From cinematic screams to the most horrifying cult classics, there’s no escape from the decade that just won’t die. Plus a brand new Stranger Things Haunted House.

When: Select Nights Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, 2019
Tickets: Prices vary by date, starting at $67.99. Check for GROUPON DEALS

Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City

Just looking at their website makes me scared! Mutiple haunting attractions all at 1 location – 27839 Saint Joe Rd
Dade City, FL 33525
. Be sure to check out their FAQ page if visiting for the first time.

When: Select Nights from Sept. 13 – Nov. 2, 2019
Tickets: Visit their website – save $5 when you purchase online

MAP TIP: Tap the box with an arrow in the top left to see a list and search by name.

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Lakeland Fall Halloween Events Activities for Kids

Be sure to check out our Fall & Halloween Guide for info on Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Halloween costume ideas, Trick-or-Treating tips, Haunted Houses and Zombies, Halloween Movies and TV Specials, Fall Festivals, Trunk or Treats, and so much more and much more!