DIY Crafts and Activities, Family Events

What are you up to this Halloween?

Ah Halloween, we meet again.  October is one of my favorite times of the year,  complete with witty costumes, tasty treats, and of course, spooktacular events for kids of all ages. As always, there are TONS of things going on in Toronto and the GTA to get you in a Halloween state of mind.  Here’s a list of a few of our favorites that you might have missed.

  • Get creative with HartHouse on October 25th at Family Sunday, Halloween Disguises edition. This free event will feature crafts, face painting and more -so register as soon as you can.

Four carved pumpkins

Image Caption: Jack and the Kids, CC Image Courtesy of Ram Yoga

  • Get outside at Kreepy Kortright at the Kortright Centre for Conservation – this event featuring a  haunted maze, Halloween activities, campfire, and frightening forest walk featuring live owls!
  • Get active at the Monster Dash – Toronto’s first family friendly Halloween Run. It is taking place on October 25th at 4:30pm in Wilket Creek Park in Sunnybrook Park and features The Spooky Mile (for kids under 12) and a 5km and 10km run for tweens, teens and adults. Test out your Halloween costume while getting active and supporting a great cause! All funds raised at the Monster Dash will go to WWF.
  • Get historic at Blackcreek Pioneer Village’s Howling Hootenanny on October 17,18, 24, 25, and 31st. Visit the village to explore a haunted maze, check out the creepy creature sure and of course get crafty with pumpkin decorating. Tickets are $11.00 for kids and $15 for adults.

If you’re looking for something more low key, check out some of my favorite Halloween crafts and recipes – they are a sure to be a hit at Halloween parties big and small. While your at it, tune into one of the family-freindly Halloween movies that are currently streaming on Netflix (my favourite is the Addams Family!)

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Halloween!

 

 

 

Emma Helfand-Green

Emma is in her second year of the Master of Public Policy program. She recently completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, studying psychology and political science. When she is not blogging for the Family Care Office, you might find Emma volunteering at the Hart House theatre, working hard (or hardly working) at the Robarts Library, or spending quality time with her cat, Goose.

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