Halloween is just around the corner and what else is this holiday if not a celebration for kids? Find the best haunts and howls in Toronto to scare up some fun with your little one.
Boo at the Zoo
Why it’s Spooktacular. Complete with a creepy walk, singing, storytelling and a hay maze, children can join in the Critters and Costume parades daily and get a treat for their tricks. The “Pumpkin Trail” will lead children to different trick or treat stations. Children under 12 and wearing costumes are admitted for free.
When it’s On. October 22-23 and October 29-30, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more details check out www.torontozoo.com
Why it’s Spooktacular. Located a short drive North of the city, Whittamore’s offers pumpkins, baked goods, fresh produce and a scary good time. A corn maze, hay wagon rides, slides, a spider web tire climb and pumpkin cannon show will entertain your kids and get them into the Halloween spirit.
When it’s On. September 12-October 31. For more info: www.whittamoresfarms.com
Ghost Tracking at Casa Loma
Why it’s Spooktacular. Set in Toronto’s own majestic castle, well known ghost trackers Michelle Desrochers and Patrick Cross start off with an information session on ghost tracking before setting off on a ghost tracking tour of Casa Loma. Everyone meets at the end to compare stories and photos.
When it’s On. October 26 or 27 at 7:00 pm. For more info: http://www.casaloma.org/.
Howling Hootenanny at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Why it’s Spooktacular. Enjoy Halloween in one of the city’s most historic villages. The haunted maze, creepy critter show, apply sling-shot and pumpkin decorating will keep your children entertained and in the Halloween spirit. Festive foods from the “Mummy Menu” will top the day off right!
When it’s On. October 22, 23, 29 and 30th, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. For more info: www.blackcreek.ca
Halloween Hoot Boo Barn, Riverdale Farms
Why it’s Spooktacular. Children age 3-10 can visit the Boo Barn, pumpkin patch, vegetable garden, as well as enjoying some pumpkin carving.
When it’s On. October 22 and 23, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. For more info: www.friendsofriverdalefarm.com
Halloween Howl at the Toronto Botanical Gardens
Why it’s Spooktacular. Kids can don their Halloween costumes to enjoy a spooky scavenger hunt, treats and a look at some creepy critters. Parent accompaniment and pre-registration required.
When it’s On. October 29, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. For more info: www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca
Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland
Why it’s Spooktacular. Not recommended for children under the age of 13,Canada’s Wonderland offers 10 blood-curdling mazes, scary live shows as well as rides on the amusement parks famous rides – in the dark.
When it’s On. September 30th until Halloween night, 7:00 pm on. For more info: www.canadaswonderland.com
Halloween at theBataShoeMuseum
Why it’s Spooktacular. Decorate ghoulish cookies then eat your fill before going on a scavenger hunt through the museum’s galleries.
When it’s On. October 29 and 30th. For more info: www.batashoemuseum.ca/
Get into the spirit of the season with some spooky good times for the whole family!