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Knott's Scary Farm Age Requirement | Guide & Policies

Knott's Scary Farm is an incredible event that is certainly intended for adults, but there is definitely room for interpretation on what the age limit for this event should be.

Our Knott's Scary Farm Age Requirement Guide breaks down everything you should know about any requirements and recommendations Knott's has in place about how old you should be before attending the event!

Questions We'll Answer About Knott's Scary Farm's Age Requirement:

  • What Is The Age Requirement For Knott's Scary Farm?
  • Does Knott's Scary Farm Enforce The Age Recommendation?
  • What Is The Recommended Age For Knott's Scary Farm?


Carnevil Haunted House At Knotts Scary Farm

What Is The Age Requirement For Knott's Scary Farm?

Similar to a normal day at Knott's Berry Farm, there is no age requirement to enter Knott's Scary Farm!

However, that doesn't mean there aren't certain guidelines that Knott's has suggested you follow when considering bringing a child with you to the event.

Knott's suggests that due to the intensity of the event (which includes plenty of scares, adult themes, and gore), no one under the age of 13 should attend.

Three Scary Clowns


While 13 is the minimum recommended age by Knott's, you should decide on your own if you think your child is old enough, and brave enough, to handle Knott's Scary Farm.

We recommend checking out some YouTube videos from inside Knott's Scary Farm to get a feel for what the event is like especially if you've never been before!

Knott's Scary Farm is so much more than your everyday haunted house and we would rank Scary Farm just about as scary as Universal's iconic (and terrifying) Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights.

Knott's Scary Farm Space Haunted House

Does Knott's Scary Farm Enforce The Age Recommendation?

Knotts Scary Farm's recommended age of 13 years old is only a recommendation and isn't enforced in any way. 

If you bring a child with you who is younger than the age of 13, Knott's isn't going to stop you from doing so, but it's important to remember there are no refunds on Knott's Scary Farm tickets if your child is too scared.

Be confident your child is mature and brave enough to handle Knott's Scary Farm before purchasing a ticket as Knott's isn't very forgiving when it comes to requesting a refund for the event.

There are plenty of warnings about the recommended age for Knott's Scary Farm before and during the ticket-buying process so you likely won't get away with the excuse that you "didn't know the event was going to be too scary for kids"!

Pumpkin Themed Area At Knott's Scary Farm

What Is The Recommended Age For Knott's Scary Farm?

Knott's Scary Farm suggests that no one under the age of 13 attend the event, but we'd take this guidance just a bit further!

We recommend even waiting until your child is 14 or 15 before taking them to Knott's Scary Farm unless they love horror films, have been to some sort of haunted house before, or have shown a ton of interest in the event. 

Knott's Scary Farm is very scary and some of the haunted houses have mature adult themes including murder, gore, and cannibalism which may be too much for some 13-year-olds to handle. 

Battle Scene At Knott's Scary Farm

If your child happens to love scary movies or may have tried some smaller haunted houses in the past then they may be ready for Knott's Scary Farm, but it's worth keeping in mind that Knott's takes haunted houses to the next level when it comes to spooky theming and scariness.

Scary Farm is far from your average Halloween event!

We've seen that many times 13 years old is just too young to enjoy the event so we'd recommend waiting just another year or two before taking your child.



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