The cool weather has begun, the kids are back to school and the leaves have started changing colors… we all know that means that fall is upon us. Now around Peel Region and Halton Region you can find many ways and places to celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween. Come outside and enjoy the fall activities in Brampton, Mississauga and Halton that your family can enjoy! Don’t forget to checkout Fall Fun for Under One and Halloween Ideas for Babies.
Fall Activities in Brampton, Mississauga, Georgetown and Caledon to Celebrate Thanksgiving
Fall means back to school, sweater weather, changing of the leaves and APPLES! Apple picking is a fun outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy. Heading out to pick your own apples is an annual fall tradition for many families. There are many great Apple Farms and farm markets in Brampton and Mississauga where you can pick your own apples, or pick up fresh baked goodies that are just too good to pass up. Apple picking doesn’t requiring driving long distances as we have many orchards close to home, and no special equipment needed. Checkout our Guides to Apple Picking: Apple Picking in Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon or Apple Picking in Milton and Halton Hills. Apple orchards also make the perfect spot for some awesome fall photos with the kids.
Whether you go out trick or treating or not, pumpkins are the most common fall decoration for front porches for Thanksgiving and Halloween. Pumpkign Picking is a great family activity, and you can even come home and do some pumpkin decorating as a family. The following locations are local pumpkin patches that are close to Mississauga and Brampton, so they are only a short drive away. A pumpkin patch definitely has a more festive atmosphere when you are gettign ready for Halloween. Checkout our Guide to finding the Best Pumpkin Patch in the Greater Toronto Area.
Halloween Activities in Brampton
JOIN US FOR SOME SPOOKTACULAR FAMILY FUN WITH BRAMPTON PARKS AND RECREATION
Zombie Zumba, entertainment, pumpkin decorating kits, marshmallow roasting, and more.
All events run from 5-8 PM. Registration is required and admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 – Chinguacousy Park
Featured Event: Spooky Family Movie – Hotel Transylvania*
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 – Century Gardens Recreation Centre
Featured Event: Spooky Experience
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 – Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre
Featured Event: Haunted Forest Walk with Geocaching
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 – Gore Meadows Community Centre
Featured Event: Spooky Experience
SPOOKY SWIM AND SKATES ACROSS THE CITY
Free admission to swim or skate with a non-perishable food donation per person (where amenities exist). Please see chart below for select swim and skate times, and locations. Registration is required:
Monster Scavenger Hunt from October 16-30, 2021
The Downtown Brampton BIA will be hosting a self-guided Monster Scavenger Hunt from October 16-30, 2021. Grab the family and roam the streets of Downtown Brampton to find the different monster poster located in the 20 Downtown Brampton businesses storefronts.
Once you have found all 20 monsters, submit the form to be entered to WIN $100.00 in Downtown Dollars. The winner will be announced on Monday, November 1, 2021 on social media.
While you are searching for the 20 monsters remember to shop local, and support the small businesses of Downtown Brampton.
Due to Covid-19 the downtown businesses will not be handing out Halloween candy this year.
For your chance to win, use the entry form below to tell us which monster poster you saw at which location. To qualify for the draw you cannot select the same monster for more than one location.
Visit Crock a Doodle Brampton West or Shop Online for some Spook-tacular Hallowe’en Pieces.
Enjoy some At-Home painting fun or plan a little get together with the ghouls. It’s never too early to Get your Spook on.
Monster Making Kits from PAMA –
Explore art, culture and history from home with easy, fun-filled activities. Sculpt and paint your own mini monsters to get in the Halloween spirit! Register for a kit that includes instructions, interesting facts from the PAMA collection and all the materials you need to create a Halloween-inspired project.
This kit includes:
- Step-By-Step Instructions
- PAMA Collection Highlights
- Air Dry Clay
- Carving Tool
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Wax Paper
PAMA is currently closed to visitors. The front desk will be available for kit pick-ups only. Kits can be picked up at the PAMA Art Gallery Access Peel Desk located at 9 Wellington St. E, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Monday – Friday (weekdays) from October 12 to 29.
Recommended for ages 6+.
Quantities are limited, so reserve your kit now! Kit sales close on October 29. Public: $6.00, Member: $5.00. 1 kit per registration. Click here to register.
ANNUAL PUMPKIN PARTY on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 at Ken Whillans Square 4-8PM
Put on your costume, grab your pumpkin and join us at the Pumpkin Party to keep the Halloween spirit alive for one more day! Enjoy live entertainment from EnviroDrum, and fun giveaways including popcorn and hot apple cider. Pumpkins will be composted after the event.
Halloween Movie Night In
Have a Movie Night In and Check out our Family Halloween Movies Guide – There is nothing better on a cool Fall night to curl up under a blanket and enjoy one of the Best Family Halloween Movies from the comfort of your own home. We have created the ultimate list of Halloween movies available in Canada, because no one wants to be disappointed to find out that it is only available south of the boarder. Nope here you will find the Halloween Movies For Kids available on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Canada and Disney+ Canada!
Halloween Activities in Mississauga and Caledon
This year Celebration Square welcomes monsters of all ages to join in the Halloween fun. Starting October 22 through to October 31, Celebration Square will bring three popular Halloween inspired stories to life. Dress up in your monster tails to explore some of our favourite monster tales:
- Monsters 101 by Cale Atkinson
- The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers
- Bob’s Hungry Ghost by Genevieve Cote
Visitors will be transported into each imaginative story through larger-than-life illustrated story walks and immersive photo ops. While onsite, be sure to check out the onscreen story-times hosted by Children’s Programmers from Mississauga Library, and participate in one of three scavenger hunts at the Square.
Visit on October 31 when authors will share their stories and answer questions from little monsters on the big screens.
Storybook images & text provided with permission from Tundra Books
Halloween Drive Thru Events
As the weather changes and gets cooler, parents are looking for different ways to keep the kids entertained, you should consider checking out a Drive Thru Holiday Light Show that is sure to keep the kids excited about the holidays. These amazing light shows have created fun holiday activities that allow you to socially distance and keep each other safe. Checkout our Full list of Holiday Drive Thru Events!
Haunted House – The Haunting of Square Manor on 28 Sep 2021 – 31 Oct 2021 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Square One. The Kids Show runs from 4-6PM
The Haunting Of Square Manor is presented by Jestr Events. We invite you to journey through our immersive Halloween adventure. Meet our horrifying characters from our Undying Zombies to our Creepy Clowns, you don’t know what to expect right around the corner. We invite you to journey through our series of magnificent Halloween set ups. See our horrifying sets while keeping 6 ft apart! From our Graveyard to our Cabin, you don’t know what to expect right around the corner.
This all-new walk-through experience brings your wildest nightmares to life! Travel through the horrific Square Manor house and expect tons of scares along the way. Expect all kinds of creatures from zombies to ghouls and even a cabin in the woods!
To keep guests and staff safe, it is a touch-free and socially distanced experience. Guests are required to wear masks at all times and sanitize before entering the event. We’re excited to invite you and your loved ones to the terrifying journey through Square Manor!
The Haunting will take place at the Parking Lot 5 Level C at Square One Shopping Centre. (Near the old theatre by Entrance 4/Holt Renfrew). We invite you to enjoy our safe, scary & socially distanced experience!
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
We are happy to announce that the Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt is back for 2021! Participants will be able to download a map and hunt for spooky decals hidden throughout the Village. Submit your completed map for your chance to win 1 of 50 Halloween treat baskets!
Keep your eye on our website for more spooky details to come!
Happy Halloween Decorations on October 16, 2021 – 10:00am to 12:00 pm & 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Benares Historic House
Workshop fee – $14
Once upon a time Halloween decorations were all hand-made! Join us as we take a page from the past and make three handmade Halloween decorations adapted for each age group; a pumpkin lantern, Halloween garland and Halloween cracker inspired by a 1900’s Halloween and enjoy some Halloween games from the past.
Register Here to Join in the Fun
Spooky Halloween Decorations on October 23, 2021 – 10:00am to 12:00 pm & 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Benares Historic House
Workshop fee – $14
Halloween has its origins as a harvest festival. Join us as we use some harvest items to craft some spooky and spine-chilling Halloween decorations adapted for each age group; including a pinecone spider, leaf monster garland and acorn monsters eyes and enjoy some Halloween games from the past.
Register Here to Join in the Fun
Halloween Harvest on October 30, 2021 & October 31, 2021 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Bradley Museum
Halloween is a holiday based on ancient harvest customs but did you know its most familiar traditions like trick- or-treating were created in the last hundred years? Put on your costume and join us at Bradley Museum where you’ll participate in old fashioned Halloween and harvest traditions.
Groups will travel around the site visiting activity stations where you’ll enjoy heritage demonstrations, physically distanced games and warm apple cider. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the food bank!
Parking for the event is available on Orr Rd. Accessible parking is available on site.
Halloween Hunt GooseChase on October 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021 at Bradley Museum
Search the Bradley Museum site for halloween tricks and treats to learn about how Halloween traditions came to be. All participants will be entered into a draw to win a $100 Visa pre-paid Card!
Click here to review complete rules and regulations.
Park Your Pumpkin on November 1, 2021 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Bradley Museum Free Admission
Drop your pumpkin off for a last hurrah! Wander our pumpkin lit path while enjoying spooky music. Complete a scavenger hunt and get a special prize.
Halloween Activities in Georgetown and Milton
Keller Williams would like to invite all our Client’s, Friends & Family to Pumpkinfest. Saturday, Oct. 23rd from 1:00-4:00 pm @ the office 521 Main St. Glen Williams.
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HALLOWEEN KIDZ NIGHT IN…Or PARENTS NIGHT OUT… Saturday October 23rd 2021 5-7PM
– $50.00 per child
– Pick Up: 7:00pm
Halloween Houses Self Drive
Checkout our Full list of Spooky Houses that have been decorated for Halloween in Georgetown on our Best Decorated Halloween Houses Guide.
Downtown Acton Trick or Treating on October 23rd from 12-2PM.
Come dressed in your halloween costumes and trick or treat all of the local businesses.
Mountsberg Evening Halloween Spooktacular from October 8th – 31st 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Mountsberg Conservation Area (Reservation Required)
Come dressed in your halloween costumes and navigate a spooky, light Night Walk thru the forest, while the experience is family friendly and has no “jump scares” it is recommended for 5 and up due to the dark areas. Register to enjoy a ghostly wagon ride through the deep dark forest (extra fee), checkout the haunted barn, and special apperances by the Mountsberg snakes and owls, enjoy a bonfire, visit the farm animal barn yard and natural playground. Don’t forget to complete the scavengar hunt for a tasty treat.
Tiny Tots Trick or Treat in Downtown Milton, presented by Safari Children’s Dentistry, is happening on Saturday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Kids and families are invited to dress up in their costumes, collect goodies and participate in fun activities downtown. Main Street will be closed between James St. and Martin St. to accommodate participants. This event will be outdoors, and public health rules related to social distancing and mask wearing will be in effect.
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