It’s frighteningly fun-packed time of year here in York Durham Headwaters. Kids are gearing up for trick or treating and adults are choosing from a wealth of spooky seasonal activities. Looking for the best ways and places to show off your perfectly-chosen costume? We have plenty of ideas below:
First, picking the perfect costume.
Before you choose your outings, it’s time to pick out what you’ll wear. Our tips for costumes that wow:
- Choose face paint over masks whenever possible. Masks can impede your vision and can be a pain to carry around if you get tired of wearing them. YouTube is full of face paint tutorials to get your look just right.
- Plan weather-appropriate variants of your costume. Layers are always a great choice. This allows you to be dressed comfortably even if the temperature changes.
- Swap up your accessories. If you are going to several nights’ worth of Halloween events, you can add a hat one day and a fun cape another to keep your costume fresh and fun.
With those tips in mind, it’s time to fill your late October calendar with some of the events below:
Party at the Pumpkinfest
Downey’s Farm Market is hosting a monthlong festival to celebrate the season. Get to know the lay of the land on unlimited wagon rides with entry fee. Comedy, music and magic acts can keep you entertained. Get lost in the A-MAZE-ING 8-acre corn maze with three corny challenges. Enjoy chills in the spooky Boo Barn, plus tons more, all while surrounded by thousands of orange pumpkins.
Break a Curse at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Think you can solve the puzzle and break the curse that has fallen on the village in the Where Dark Things Dwell escape game? Up to 60 players at a time can explore buildings and outdoor areas working together and uncovering the secrets that hold the village in thrall. Once you’ve solved the riddle, head back again to solve more puzzles.
Chills and Thrills at the Halloween Haunt
Through October 31st, Canada’s Wonderland hosts the area’s largest Halloween event. Over 700 monsters wait with scares while you make your way through 20 terrifying shows and attractions. Because of the intensity of this event, it is not recommended for children under 13.
Go on a Spirited Adventure
If your costume involves high heels, swap them out for some walking shoes and an evening of harrowing tales in the historic town of Orangeville with the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. This creepy tour makes the area’s haunted history all too real. Better yet, jump on bus and slither through the Graveyards of historic Mulmur. Gruesome and horrific tales of the will set just the right frightening mood.
Take a Ride on the Halloween Train
Your kids’ costumes are their ticket! Children under 12 dressed for Halloween can get on board the one-hour train ride for just $1. Your round trip journey involves Halloween-themed activities and entertainment, as well as a goodie bag for the kids.
With these and other Halloween activities, you can keep adults and kids alike on the edge of their seats all month long. Visit our event calender to find more places to show off your spookiest costume while taking in the season’s thrills.