In Illinois, kid-friendly haunted houses are nice for little ones.

My First Haunted House Experience

I do not remember my exact age at the time, but I was really young when I had my first really scary haunted house experience. My parents and a few of their friends were going to check out some local places.

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They all brought their kids along who had no concerns about going into these haunts. Just the thought made me frightened but I felt the peer pressure from everyone so I went it. That haunted house scared the heck out of me. I had nightmares for weeks after that.

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I thought it was going to be like the Haunted Mansion in Disney World. Boy, I was really wrong.

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Kid-Friendly Haunted Houses

Back when I was a kid, there was no such thing as a kid-friendly haunted house. It was just scary, nothing else. I am glad they have now come up with ways for children to experience haunted houses in a different way. I do not want some poor little one getting scared to death as I did.

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List Of Kid Friendly Haunted Houses In Illinois

It is great because children of all ages can go enjoy haunted houses without getting scarred for life. If you do not know where to find one, there is no need to worry. I did the research for you. There are even some not too far from Rockford.

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Here is some kid-friendly haunted house that you might want to visit...

According to chicagoparent.com,

  • Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch Haunted House in Pingree Grove, HERE.
  • Sonny Acres Haunted Hayride in West Chicago, HERE.
  • Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm in Homer Glen, HERE.
  • Itasca Haunted Trail in Itasca, HERE.
  • Westmont Haunted Forest in Westmont, HERE.
  • Woodridge Haunted Forest Walk in Woodridge, HERE.
  • Six Flags Fright Fest in Gurnee, HERE.
  • Ackerman Spook Trail in Glen Ellyn, HERE.

That is an impressive list of kid-friendly haunted houses in Illinois. For more info, HERE.

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