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22 of the best Toronto Halloween attractions and events with kids

Here's where to go in the Greater Toronto Area for the best Halloween activities and events created specifically to entertain kids (and the young at heart)
22 of the best Halloween activities and events for kids in Toronto and the GTA

The Greater Toronto Area is transforming into a ghoulish spectacle this Halloween season. The great news is there’s a little bit for everyone. From terror-filled haunted houses to zombie-apocalypse-themed attractions to nostalgic apple-bobbing contests and pumpkin crafts—there’s something to celebrate for every age group with our collection of the top 22 Halloween activities in Toronto.

Check out our list of the most anticipated Halloween events, attractions and pumpkin patches in the Greater Toronto Area.

Central

Toronto

Casa Loma – Legends of Horror

Location: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario
September 29, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Time: 7 pm to 12 midnight
Open daily
Tickets: $40 to $45
All ages. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Casa-Loma-Toronto-Ontario-Halloween-Haunted-HousesWalk through one of Canada’s oldest historic castles as you experience an interactive, immersive theatrical interpretation of all the classic horror fiends. This tour is self-guided.

TSO presents: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets film concert series

Location: Sony Centre for Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E, Toronto, Ontario
October 12, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $49 to $175
All ages

Imagine a tale where cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf warns Harry Potter about the dangers ahead as he starts his second year of wizardry. This concert is conducted by Justin Freer and is a musical glimpse into the magic and wonder of Harry Potter.

Haunted High Park

UPDATE: The Haunted High Park event is now sold out for 2017! The event is at maximum capacity. Stay tuned for other holiday events, including Holiday Wreath workshops starting mid-November.

Location: Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Drive, High Park, Toronto, Ontario
Adult and Teen Event: October 19 to October 20, 2017
and October 27 to October 29, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Families and Children Event: October 21 and October 26, 2017
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: $15 to $32.50
Kids: 9 and older

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Time Out

Explore the grounds of High Park after dark. You and your kids will discover chilling legends and ghostly tales before taking in a Victorian funeral inside a candlelit room. Spooky refreshments are included.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Howling Hootenanny

Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday October 21 to Sunday October 22, 2017
and Saturday October 28 to Sunday October 29, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Tickets: $11 to $15
All ages

Come visit the Black Creek Pioneer Village for some good ol’ fashioned Fall and Halloween fun! You can decorate your own pumpkin, watch live performances, get up close during the Creepy Creature Show, tread through the Haunted Maze, Trick-or-Treat around the village or try your hand at the Apple Sling Shot.

Boo at the Toronto Zoo

Location: 2000 Meadowvale, Rd, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday October 21 to Sunday October 22, 2017
and Saturday October 28 to Sunday October 29, 2017
Tickets: $28 for general admission (13 to 64). Up to two kids in costume under age 12 get in free with purchase of one full price adult ticket
All ages

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Toronto Zoo

The animals at the Zoo want to see you! Dress up and head to the Toronto Zoo this year.

Fork York after dark

Location: Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto, Ontario
October 25 and October 27, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $13.27 (pre-registration is required)
Kids 8 and up

Explore a national historical site and hear the tales of why the lighthouse is haunted and what really happened during the bloody Battle of York before walking to two military cemeteries by the light of a lantern.

Night Hike and Not-So-Scary Haunted High Park

Location: High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive, High Park, Toronto, Ontario
October 27 and October 28, 2017
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Tickets: $10 (kids under 3 are free)
All ages

Explore the grounds of High Park after dark. You and your kids will discover chilling legends and ghostly tales before taking in a Victorian funeral inside a candlelit room. Spooky refreshments are included.

Monster Dash 2017

Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario
Sunday October 29, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm to 10 pm
Tickets: $0 to $175
All ages

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Want to get up-and-running and celebrate the Halloween spirit? Check out the Ontario Science Centre’s Monster Dash. Run alongside Miles the Monster in the annual Halloween-themed Monster Dash walk/run event (sponsored by Good Times Running) as one of Toronto’s best Halloween activities. The pledge money goes to the Science Centre’s Community Access Program, including the Adopt-a-Class program, which helps deliver science fun to underserved neighbourhoods in Toronto. Go online to register (donation and tax-receipts are also available).

Seasons Annual Haunted House

Location: 655 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario
October 29, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Tickets: $20 per family (funds go to State of Mind festival)
All ages

Tone the terror or ramp up the fright! This annual event lets you cater to your kids by providing a safe environment for spooky fun. There are crafts, games and even a professional photographer for that perfect pumpkin patch photo!

East

Ajax

Pumpkinville

Location: Greenwood Conservation Park, 2290 Greenwood Park, Ajax, Ontario
Saturday October 14, 2017
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Tickets: Free!
All ages

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This fall event is a community favourite with horse-drawn buggy rides, a pumpkin patch, inflatable bouncy rides, face painting, live entertainment and even a haunted house!

Whitby

Halloween Haunt 2017

Location: Kids Safety Village, 1129 Athol St., Whitby, Ontario
Saturday October 28, 2017
Time: 5 pm to 8 pm
Tickets: Free!
All ages

Kids and parents are invited to dress-up in costumes for the Halloween fun! This safe and fun way for your little ones to enjoy the Halloween experience offers a haunted house, witches brew and a ghostly graveyard. There will be stations on Halloween safety as well as lots of crafts and activities. The event is free, but organizers are asking for donations to the Kids’ Safety Village and for all families’ to register before attending (go here).

This evening of not-so-scary ghosts and ghouls is presented by the Ajax Optimist Club and the Whitby Lions Club and offers treats from the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

West

Burlington

The Great Pumpkin Trail

UPDATE: The Great Pumpkin Trail event is now sold out for 2017!

Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario
Thursday October 19 at 6 pm
Friday October 20 at 9 pm
Tickets: $9 to $16 (kids 3 and under are free)
All ages

Come walk the pumpkin trail where you’ll see hundreds of jack-o-lanterns along the way. Plus, enjoy live entertainment, face painting, pumpkin-themed activities and games.
Note: Only a quarter-kilometre loop of the Pumpkin Trail is fully wheelchair accessible and stroller-friendly. The remainder of the trail includes rough terrain.

Treat in the Streets

Location: Downtown Burlington, Ontario
Saturday October 28, 2017
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Free
All ages

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Celebrate Halloween at the wildly popular free trick-or-treating event in downtown Burlington, Ontario. Families are welcomed by businesses to trick-or-treat in costume throughout the downtown core. To help find the best trick-or-treat spots pick up a map!

Caledon

Pumpkinfest at Downey’s Farm Market

Location: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, Ontario
September 23 to Tuesday October 31, 2017
Farm market: 9 am to 5 pm
Play area: 10 am to 5 pm (last admission is 4 pm)
Tickets: $9 to $63.50 (family rate)
All ages

Downeys-Farm-Market-PumpkinfestCome let your kids play in the Kritter Koral, the pirate ship and on the trike track before hitting the giant sandbox and the massive pumpkin patch! There is a tonne of things for kids to do during the fall and Halloween season at Downey’s. Additional activities only available during the market’s Pumpkinfest include: Build your own scarecrow, pony rides, unlimited wagon rides and paintball.

North

Vaughan

Kreepy Kortright

Location: Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Vaughan, Ontario
Thursday October 26, 2017 to Saturday October 28, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tickets: $6 to $12 (infants seven months and under are free)
Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Kreepy-Kortright-Halloween-eventsCelebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky activities at the Kortright Centre. There’s a haunted house, a frightening forest walk, a bonfire along with scary stories and live owls!

Markham

Spooktacular Halloween Party 2017

Location: Gym O Gym, Unit 11, 33 The Bridle Trail, Markham, Ontario
Saturday October 21, 2017
Time: 12 pm to 2 pm
Sunday October 29, 2017
Time: 12 pm to 4:30 pm
Tickets: $10 to $15 (infants seven months and under are free)
Ages: 1 to 10

Let’s celebrate Halloween with a spooktacular party with your kids! The event features a not-so-scary haunted house, cookie decorating, treasure hunt, the best costume contest and lots of Halloween crafts. Plus, kids will get a chance to meet their favourite princess, queen or superhero!

Halloween PA Day at Main Street Kids

Location: Main Street Kids Unionville, 157 Main Street, Unionville, Markham, Ontario
Monday October 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Time: 7:30 am to 8:30 am / 4:30 pm to 6 pm – extra $8
Tickets: $48 (must pre-register)
Ages: 4 to 10

Let your kids celebrate Halloween complete with a BBQ lunch and make your own glow-in-the-dark t-shirts!

Newmarket

Spooktacular Halloween Party 2017

Location: Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket, Ontario
Saturday October 28, 2017
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Tickets: $5.50 per child
Ages: 4 to 10 (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Celebrate Halloween at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. This event is a great chance for younger kids to get out and experience Halloween trick-or-treating in a safe environment. Plus, kids can enjoy games, crafts and there’s even a costume parade.

Whitchurch-Stouffville

Ghoulicious

Location: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Ave, Gormley, Ontario
Saturday October 28, 2017
Time: 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Tickets: $5 to $10
Ages: 3 to 10

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Stouffville Review

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum for an exciting Halloween treat! All participating children will get a chance to decorate sugar cookies, a loot bag and go trick-or-treating around the Museum property. Note: Pre-registration is required.

Uxbridge

Halloween Train Ride at Uxbridge Station

Location: Colborne York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge, Ontario
Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Tickets: $15 to $32.50
Kids: 9 and older

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Attractions Ontario

Explore the grounds of High Park after dark. You and your kids will discover chilling legends and ghostly tales before taking in a Victorian funeral inside a candlelit room. Spooky refreshments are included.

Innisfil

Spook Fest Innisfil

Location: 982 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, Ontario
Saturday October 21 to Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Free
All ages

Join the residents of Innisfil and Barrie, Ontario for the annual Spook Fest Innisfil. It’s a free community event where costumes are encouraged and kids get to practise their trick-or-treating. Plus, families can pay $20 for a family photo with the proceeds going to Autism Ontario.

Meaford

Scarecrow Invasion

Location: Downtown Meaford, Ontario
September 29 and October 15, 2017
Free
All ages.

Go on a scavenger hunt for scarecrows! View an online map (you can get it here) before hitting the streets to find all of Meaford’s scarecrows.

Blue Mountains

Spooktacular Halloween Party 2017

Location: Blue Mountain Village, Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains, Ontario
Saturday October 28, 2017 to Sunday October 29, 2017
Time: TBD
Tickets: TBD
Ages: TBD

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Blue Mountain Resort

Prepare to be spooked as Halloween comes early to Blue Mountain Resort! Blue will transform into a haunted resort where ghosts and ghouls and goblins run free through enchanted forests. Little ones can even try their hand at a haunted putting course, at pumpkin decorating before taking a guided haunted hill tour. Go online for event updates and for more Halloween activities in Toronto.

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