Halloween Fun For Kids of All Ages

Halloween Fun For Kids of All Ages

The creepiest time of year is sneaking up on us. Halloween is almost here and York Durham Headwaters is ready. There are events all across the region for ghosts, ghouls, and goblins of all ages. From haunted walks to tricks-or-treats to live entertainment, there are plenty of ways to celebrate all things spooktacular in YDH!

One Dark Night

One Dark Night

 

The Georgina Pioneer Village & Archives presents One Dark Night 5: A Series of Dark Nights. It is a two-night fright experience for big kids!  The first night is The Paranormal Project on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the Stephen Leacock Theatre. The night starts with thriller, horror and fantasy author Joel A. Sutherland. You will be on the edge of your seat as he tells some spine-chilling stories from his award-winning novels. Next, world-renowned mentalist Mysterion teams with female mentalist Steffi Kay, creating a two-person mind reading experience that is thrilling.

The second night moves over to Georgina Pioneer Village on October 30th at 7 p.m. Shadows of the Night features a live ghost hunting experience, followed by psychic medium, Angel Morgan, connecting with spirits and communicating with those who have left this world.

 

Spooky Sunday

Where:   157 Main Street, Unionville
When:   Sunday, October 29, 1 until 3 p.m.

Bring the kids to “trick and treat” on Main Street in Unionville. There are spooky characters and so much more.

 

Spooktacular Hallowe’en Party

Spooktacular Hallowe'en Party

Where:   134 Main Street South, Newmarket
When:   Saturday, October 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Little ghosts and goblins are invited to haunt the Elman W. Campbell Museum. The Spooktacular Hallowe’en Party is suitable for children ages 4 to 10. Costumes are encouraged! Enjoy games, crafts, costume parade and a Hallowe’en story. The cost is $5.50 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

To register please call (905) 953-5314 or email elmanmuseum@rogers.com.

 

Aurora’s Haunted Forest

Aurora's Haunted Forest

Photo By: Town of Aurora

Aurora’s Haunted Forest has been acclaimed as one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario! Join the fun on Saturday, October 28th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sheppard’s Bush (via Mary Street entrance). There are lots of decorated trails and three cabins for everyone to explore. A charitable BBQ will be on site for some additional treats! There are crafts and games available to enjoy at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex Center too.

Event wristbands are $5 per person and can only be purchased in advance, starting October 1st. Wristbands can be purchased at any of the following locations: Aurora Family Leisure Complex (135 Industrial Parkway North), Aurora Town Hall (100 John West Way) or Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (1400 Wellington Street East).

 

Halloween Haunt in the Forest

Halloween Haunt in the Forest

Where:   Hollidge Tract, 16389 Hwy. 48, Whitchurch-Stouffville
When: Saturday, Oct 28, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dress up in your best Halloween costume and look for trees and their fungi friends. Learn how mushrooms play an important role in the forest. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. It is free, but registration is required.

Poison ivy is common in all forests. They recommend wearing insect repellent, closed-toed footwear, light coloured long-sleeved shirts and long pants, tucked into your socks. Events are held rain or shine.

 

Halloween Train

Enjoy entertainment and Halloween-themed activities onboard a decorated train! Children 12 and under in costume ride for $1. They will receive a goodie bag upon departing the train too.

Saturdays the one-hour round-trip train ride departs from Uxbridge at:
11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.

Sundays the train departs Uxbridge Station at:
10:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
Departs from Stouffville at noon

Book your tickets online at www.ydhr.ca

 

The Haunting on King Road

The Haunting on King Road

Where: King Heritage & Cultural Centre, 2920 King Road, King City
When: Friday, October 27, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Halloween is taking over the Township of King! Come if you dare and experience the Haunting on King Road! Visit the Boo Room, Spooky Maze & Paranormal Tour. The event is $7 per person!

 

Ghost of Old Town Hall Tours

Ghost of Old Town Hall Tours

Where: Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street, Newmarket
When: For a full list of tour dates, visit here.

Tour Downtown Newmarket and hear spooky stories from the past. Join a guided walking tour of Main St. and the Old Town Hall. Learn about the many suspicious events and anecdotes that have haunted the area since the 1880’s. Throughout the evening, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about paranormal activity, and, by evenings end, experience a real live paranormal investigation hosted by The Georgina Paranormal Society.

 

The Haunted Walk Experience at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Vaughan
When: October 7, 8, 14, 21, 27 – 31, November 4

Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village – in the dark! Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories. Go home with a souvenir! Each participant will receive a special, limited edition Haunted Walk flashlight. The tour is approximately 75 minutes.

Cost: Adults $24.75, Youth (up to 17) $21.75

 

Where Dark Things Dwell

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Vaughan

It’s a spooky spin on the escape game format. Teams of 6 will have 90 minutes to explore Black Creek Pioneer Village, solve puzzles and challenges, and break the curse afflicting a village of unique characters.

Full date and time information are available here.

 

Camp Spooky

Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Canada’s Wonderland has the ultimate fall festival – Camp Spooky! Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities including BOO-rific mazes, trick-or-treating, foam pits, and so much more. Plus, all of your favourite rides will be open during the day, including KidZville and Planet Snoopy kids’ areas. Admission is included with your Park Admission to Canada’s Wonderland!

 

Halloween Haunt

Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
When: September 30 through October 31, 2017

Fear rises when darkness falls as Canada’s Wonderland is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during Halloween Haunt. Experience the thrills of your favourite rides and the chills of 20 terrifying haunted attractions and shows. With over 700 ghastly monsters waiting to feed off your screams, there’s no place to hide during the Greater Toronto Area’s largest Halloween event.

With these 12 events, you will be sure to have plenty of frights, laughs, and good family fun this Halloween season. This is just a sample of events, check our event calendar for updated listings. Have a Happy Haunted Halloween!