Town of Northwood NH


“Trick or Treat"

When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm 

If you have taught your child about their personal safety, and they understand that their are homes they can not approach and that they should never, 

under any circumstances, enter someone’s home to get candy or anything else, then they might be ready for this new independence. 

If not, sit down with them and have a talk about what the boundaries and rules would be for this trick or treat adventure.


1. Flashlights (Use a real one! Much more fun than using a phone.)

2. Only use phone if necessary. A designated check in time for an update keeps them grounded.

3. Only go to homes that are being visited by others and have lights on.

4. Stay on streets that have other trick or treaters.

5. Tell your child NOT to eat any candy until you have looked it over. Okay – so that isn’t going to happen. 

But do explain that any candy, even if it is a favorite, if it is open in any way it has to be thrown out. 

Then also remind them which candy is your favorite so they can save that for you.

6. Do not approach dogs you do not know. Always ask the owner for permission before approaching even dogs you do know.

7. Do not talk to anyone driving by in a car. Review this with them: If an adult needs help they should be asking another adult – not kids. 

They have permission if approached by someone in a car to yell No! and run in the opposite direction the car is facing and contact their trusted adults immediately.

Halloween was a blast for me growing up as well as with my own kids. For most families it is the ultimate fun holiday. 

Take a few minutes to consider if your child is ready to go out on their own. If yes, cover the topics above and have a great night!


Northwood Recreation Department

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Proceeds benefits Northwood Recreation Dept towards the goal of Quality Programs & Facilities for our Community.

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Scott Blewitt, Recreation Director

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Participant Registration

Most programs have a minimum number of participants needed in order for the program to run.  Please register early to help avoid program cancellations. 

How to Register

Download the registration form from the Files&Document tab above, print, complete, and return to the Recreation Department with a check payable to “Town of Northwood”. 

Three ways to return forms:

  1. Mail forms to Recreation Department, 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261
  2. Drop forms off at the Town Hall in the main office, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 
  3. Drop forms in the drop box in front of the Town Hall before or after work hours.   

Photo Policy

We may take photographs and/or video of program participants for our marketing purposes only.  If you do not want your child to be photographed please note this on you Registration Form.

Returned Check Policy

A $30.00 processing charge will be assessed for any checks returned by your bank as not payable.

Recreation Scholarships

The Northwood Recreation Department tries to keep it’s program fees at an affordable level.  If you have an unusual family financial situation that limits participation due to the fee, please fill out the Scholarship Form.  Scholarships are available for many (but not all) youth programs.  Scholarships are not available to non-residents or for adult programs.