Halloween celebrations fill the month of October in Burlington for kids and their families! We have found lots of local themed parties, festivals, games and more to help make this year scary, fun and memorable for all.
Trick or Treating is something that kids wait for all year. Children, teens, and even parents, love getting dressed up and pretending to be be something silly, pretty, or scary! Luckily, this year Halloween falls on a Friday, so there will be lots of parties and children in the streets all night. Then, lots of time to sleep in and digest the candy the next day.
Kids and parents can look forward to the following fun, yet frightening activities.
Burlington Halloween Children’s Activity List
PumpkinFest - Saturday September 27 – Friday October 31
Join Downeys Farm from 10 am – 5 pm for tons of fun, and thousands of pumpkins! Families will enjoy unlimited wagon rides, a corn maze, Boo Barn, farm animals, live entertainment, pony rides, puppets, magic and more! Cost on weekdays is $7.00 per person (ages 2-92) and $14.00 per person on Weekends & Holidays.
Downeys Farm – 13682 Heart Lake Road – Caledon – 905-838-2990
Harvest Festival – Weekends in October including Thanksgiving Monday
Visit Springridge Farm from 10 am – 4 pm for autumn entertainment including wagon rides, a giant corn trail, professional puppet show, spooky Boo Barn and the Fun Farm Yard. Admission is $11 per person (including HST) ages for 2-92.
7256 Bell School Line – Milton – 905-878-4908
Zombie Apocalypse – Sunday October 5
Now’s your chance to be the hero and defend a group of apocalypse survivors! Gather a team of 3 people and join in for $60. A portion of the entrance fee will go to Mississauga Food Bank. If you bring non-perishable food items to the event, you’ll get a bonus! The hunt begins at 4:30pm at the Ontario Centre for Classical Sport. Check the Free Agent Board on the bulletin board across from reception to connect with other solo players.
3750 Laird Rd – Mississauga, ON – 905-820-5151
Harvest Halton – Sunday October 5
Visit Country Heritage Park from 1 – 5 pm to tantalize your taste buds and sample unique dishes created by award winning local chefs, using signature ingredients fresh from the farm. Families will enjoy live music, beverages from Halton’s craft breweries, an artisanal market, wagon rides, and speaking to local farmers. For the list of musical entertainers, click here.
8560 Tremaine Road – Milton – 905-825-6000
Halloween Haunt PA Day – Friday October 10
Join Burlington’s Ireland House Museum for their first PA Day Camp from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Kids ages 5- 12 years will take a “creepy and gross” tour of the museum, play Halloween games, and make a spooky craft. Remember to wear your costume!
2168 Guelph Line – Burlington – 905-332-9888
Ghost Walks – Saturday October 11 to Saturday November 1
Delve into the supernatural as you explore the haunted places in Burlington on a family friendly walk. You will explore 200 years of history in the 2 hour walking tour. Reserve a spot in a scheduled walk or book your own private tour.
2084 Old Lakeshore Rd. – Burlington
Art Workshop – Tuesday October 14/21 & Thursday October 16/23
Join Speckles Art Studio for fun and educational Halloween themed Art Workshops for kids ages 6 and up. From 5 – 6:15 pm, children will learn to paint or sew a creepy creation to take home. New subjects each week! Cost is $30 per class or $99 for 4 classes.
461 N Service Rd W. Unit 11B – Oakville – 905.825.9994
Ladies Night – Friday October 24
Speckles Art Studio will also host a themed Ladies Night where you can create your own spooky masterpiece! All art supplies are included with the $40 lesson. Bring a bottle of your favourite wine and some snacks or appetizers, glassware is provided.
461 N Service Rd W. Unit 11B – Oakville – 905.825.9994
Treats In Our Streets – Saturday October 25
Downtown Burlington Businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Treating stops will be highlighted on maps, featuring Activity Centres along the way. Begin at Civic Square or Emma’s Back Porch.
Downtown Burlington – 905-333-9868
The Great Pumpkin Trail – Thursday October 23 and Friday October 24
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens for a magical evening on the Pumpkin Trail! Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns will light your way while you enjoy live entertainment, face painting and pumpkin-themed activities. Walks begin every 15 minutes from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm. Entrance is $40 for family of up to 4, or $15 per individual. RBG Members get 10% off! Register online.
680 Plains Road West – Burlington – 905-527-7962
Spooktacular – Saturday October 18
Visit Mountsberg Conservation Area from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for lots of Spooktacular activities. The Barn has been transformed into a creepy place to play and explore! Visit the Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Discovery Hunt and Pumpkin Maze. Families will also love the face painting, pumpkin carving, bird & snake shows, and the beautiful trails. Don’t forget to wear your costume and receive a free hot drink! Regular admission fees apply.
2259 Milburough Line – Campbellville – 905-854-2276
Halloween Spooktacular – Saturday October 18 & Saturday October 25
All ages are invited to the Insane Asylum at Halton Radial Railway, where you can walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline. Then, enjoy some hot apple cider & scary snacks. You’re invited to wear your costume. Event open from 6:30 pm – 10 pm.
13629 Guelph Line – Milton – 519-856-9802
Ghost Trek – Sunday October 26
Visit Joseph Brant Museum for some special Halloween themed activities and crafts from 1 – 4 pm. The ‘Ghost Trek’ afternoon is filled with kids in costume, spooky crafts, creepy cartoons and ghoulish treats. Event is open to all ages and is included with the price of regular admission.
1240 North Shore Boulevard East – Burlington – 905-634-3556
Camper Halloween – Friday October 31
Trick or Treat around the Bronte Creek Campground, where ghosts and goblins will go from site to site instead of door to door. Call to reserve your own site to decorate. Don’t miss a guide walk where you’ll find creepy creatures and hear coyotes howl!
3201 Upper Middle Road West – Oakville – 905-827-6911 x 228