18 family-friendly Halloween events in Toronto

Oct 20 2016, 10:20 pm

It might be the adults’ favourite time of year, but Halloween is all about the little ones.

From mazes to costume parties, check out these awesome family-friendly events in Toronto this Halloween!

Cooper’s Game of Thrones Maze

Cooper’s farm has put together a spectacular, 10-acre Game of Thrones corn maze! The maze is divided into 3 parts, providing something for everyone.

Where: Cooper’s, 66 Ashworth Road, Zephyr
When: Saturdays in October, 10 am to 10 pm

Halloween Howl – A Night Hike

Explore the haunting side of nature at their “Halloween Howl” night hike. This walk through the woodlands will lead to lots of creepy nature spots to learn the not-so-scary truth about bats, spiders, toads, gnomes and decomposers. Finish off the night by warming up around a campfire.

Where: High Park Nature Centre location at the Forest School, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive
When: October 28 at 6 pm


Something spooky comes over the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and it comes to life with BRICK-OR-TREAT! Every weekend, little ghosts and mummies can experience themed decor, spooky entertainment, costume contests, building challenges, scavenger hunts and much more, all included in the price of admission.

Where: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, and Halloween Monday

Howling Hootenanny

Decorate pumpkins or enter the haunted maze… there’s lots to do around the Black Creek Pioneer Village this Halloween!

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway
When: October 22, 23, 29, and 30

Boo at the Zoo

Calling all costumed kiddies! Come discover trick-or-treat stations throughout the Tundra Trek, with fun activities to test your animal knowledge – you have to pass the test to get your treat!

Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road
When: October 22, 23, 29, and 30

Legends of Horror (Family Experience) at Casa Loma

Explore the Legends of Horror set with a cast of ghoulish characters during the day, during this family-friendly experience. Take a one hour, 1.5 km walk through the gardens and bowels of the historic castle with a little less fright than the nighttime experience. Families are encouraged to dress up and take part in the fun.

Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
When: On now until October 31 at 6:30 pm

Gills & Ghouls

The aquarium will be transformed into a creepy cove filled with everything that screams Halloween! There will be live performers throughout the entire aquarium, including a mermaid, merman, witch, and pirate, just to name a few! Check out an underwater pumpkin carving at one of their live dive shows starting at 11:15 am.

Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Blvd
When: October 29 at 9 am to 4 pm

Pumpkinfest 2016

The annual Junction Pumpkinfest is back! Head down to the neighbourhood and celebrate all things pumpkin and fall inspired at local participating businesses throughout the day.

Where: The Junction Train Platform
When: October 29 at 2 to 6 pm

Halloween Extravaganza at the BSM

Say boo at the Bata Shoe Museum this Halloween and join them for a spooktacular weekend of family fun! Decorate a Halloween inspired cookie, make a special craft and play I Spy in the galleries. Kids who wear their costumes get in FREE!

Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
When: October 29 to 30

Twilight Pumpkin Float in High Park

It’s time for the 21st Annual Twilight Pumpkin Float in High Park! Carve a pumpkin and set it afloat with other ghoulish gourds from 4 pm to 6 pm at the northwest wading pool in High Park.

Where: High Park, 1873 Bloor Street West
When: October 30 at 4 pm to 6 pm

Pumpkin Parade

Check out the annual parade at Centennial park! Give your pumpkin a second chance to shine and view the neighbourhood Jack-O-Lanterns on display.

Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd, Etobicoke
When: November 1 at 6 pm

5th Annual Mimico Pumpkin Parade

Bring your Jack-O-Lanterns down to light up Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park. Your neighbour can’t make it? “Leave no Pumpkin Behind” and bring their stranded pumpkins to the Parade and help reach the target of 900.

Where: Mimico Square, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West
When: November 1 at 6 to 8:30 pm

The Great Pumpkin Toss 2016

… otherwise known as “What are we going to do with all these Pumpkins?” and “The morning after…” At 9:30 am on Wednesday morning they’ll be loading LOTS of Pumpkins into bins for composting. Join the fun!

Where: Amos Waites Park, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West
When: November 2 at 9:30 to 11 am

Check out these pumpkin patches!

Brooks Farms

From picking out pumpkins to the Fall Fun Festival on weekends, Brooks Farms has been a seasonal destination for families for years.

Where: Brooks Farms, 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
When: Generally open 9 am to 5 pm

Forsythe Family Farms

Celebrate the bounty of the harvest each October weekend till Halloween with lots of festive fun. It’s pumpkin picking time at Forsythe Family Farms.

Where: 1025 Cragg Road, Greenbank (Uxbridge)
When: Festival weekends, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Whittamore’s Farm

Choose from 1000s of pumpkins and become a kid again as you chase your friends through the Corn Maze and ride with them on a Wagon through the Spooky Forest.

Where: 18100 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
When: Generally open 10 am to 5 pm

Downey’s Farm Market

It’s all about Pumpkinfest at Downey’s Farm Market! From corn mazes, to puppet shows and wagon rides, there is something for everyone at Downey’s – and of course, a ton of pumpkins to choose from.

Where: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton, Ontario
When: Generally open 10 am to 5 pm

Stonehaven Farm Market

The Stonehaven Farm Market is now officially open! Get your pies started here, at the pick you own pumpkin patch, free of charge to enter. Get lost in the giant corn maze, and hit the wagon for a ride with the kids.

Where:  7388 Guelph Line, Campbelville, Ontario
When: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm

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