Families looking for fun Halloween activities this fall are in luck because Spookley the Square Pumpkin and his Holiday Hill Farm friends are making appearances at more than 200 events this fall at farms, theme parks, and resorts across the country — and anyone who can’t make it have plenty of other ways to get to know Spookley.
Spookley is the main character in the Holiday Hill Farm book series, as well as the animated and live-action puppet shows on Disney Junior, Netflix, and YouTube. This fall, Spookley will return to Gaylord Resorts in Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, with a new, fifth location in Washington, D.C. Spookley and friends will also make debut appearances at SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, and Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
There are even more ways to get in on the Spookley action, including the following Halloween-themed children’s books: The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Spookley and the Pumpkin Jamboree, both written by author and Spookley creator Joe Troiano. Video book readings are available on the Spookley the Square Pumpkin YouTube channel in English, Spanish, and ASL. Families can also check out animated and live-action puppet shows, shorts, and music videos on the same YouTube channel, as well as on Netflix, DisneyNOW, Kidoodle, Sensical, Kartoon Channel, the Dove Channel, and Toon Goggles.
October is also National Bullying Prevention Month, and Spookley will appear as the “official spokes-pumpkin” for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Teachers and families can find activities for kids on PACER’s website.