Before your kids are old enough to make their own plans, there are few years worth of Halloweens where you still (try to) call the shots.

For the pre-schooler set, Halloween is best served with lots of fun and only a little bit scary. Here are five fun Halloween destinations in Berkeley for you and your little ones, courtesy of our friends over at 510 Families.

Mariposa Avenue Want the real experience? Mariposa Street off of The Alameda, and Josephine Street near Totland, is the child-safe version of the real deal. The streets are blocked from car traffic and a bouncy house rules the block. Decorations are festive but not terrifying.

Tilden Park is hosting a tour of “Haunted Caves” all day on Saturday, near the Little Farm facility, including creepy crafts and refreshments.

Solano Avenue Trick-or-treat at Solano Avenue businesses then stay for Vaudeville-style magic/comedy show for kids. Costume contest with cash prizes in multiple categories.

Habitot: Come in costume to Habitot for the not-too-spooky celebration for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Festivities all weekend from 9:30 to 4:30 Friday through Sunday.

Fourth Street: Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., costumed kids can trick-or-treat at designated shops. Face painting and a photo booth will round out the fun.

For more ideas, see: five not-so-scary Halloween outings in the East Bay on 510 Families.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...