Halloween Children’s Events All October Long in Toronto

Vladimir at Black Creek Pioneer Village's Halloween Event
Vladimir at Black Creek Pioneer Village's All Hallow's Eve

By Lori Bosworth

No matter how old or young, almost everyone expects a good fright around Halloween. But some Halloween events are a little too scary for children. The following kid-friendly Toronto Halloween events might make them jump a little, but it shouldn’t have them running for the nearest exit. (For teens or adults, check out Halloween Events in Toronto

Toronto Zoo's Boo at the Zoo 2014
Toronto Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo at the Toronto Zoo takes place on the weekends of Sat., Oct. 18, Sun., Oct. 19, Sat., Oct. 25 and Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tundra Trek. See My Little Pony at the Courtyard Stage for meet and greets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Critters and Costumers Parade takes place at 11:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Adults $28, Seniors (65+) $23, Children 3-12 $18 and 2 and under Free. Prices include HST. Up to two kids in costume will gain free admission when accompanied by an adult who purchases a full price adult admission ticket.

Toronto West Halloween Fest

Register a team to participate in the first annual Toronto West Halloween Fest, a Halloween street parade and party at Bloor West Village (between Runnymede Avenue and Jane Street) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Natasha from CityTV, the family-friendly party will feature live entertainment including a performance by Jully Black, children’s activities and surprises for kids. Be one of the first 1,000 to register online to start fundraising and receive a trick-or-treat bag. Proceeds are in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

Halloween at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village hosts Howling Hootenanny on Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kids can watch the Creepy Creature Show, get a Happy Face Airbrush Tattoo, wander the Haunted Maze, take part in the Apple Sling Shot and pumpkin decorating or enjoy trick-or-treat in the village. Adults $15, Children $11, Seniors $14, Students (with ID) $14.

Black Creek Pioneer Village's Ghost Walk at Halloween
All Hallow’s Eve Ghost Walk at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Halloween Star Party at Ontario Science Centre

Attend the free, family-friendly Halloween Star Party at the Ontario Science Centre on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy activities at the outdoor party including helping to make atmospheric special effects; creating your own scary movie scene; choosing your favourite Science Slam speaker; participating in a costume parade; and stargazing with the help of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada volunteers and telescopes. The event is free, but parking is $10.



    Don’t let this being free fool you, this house is extreme!!!

    Over 2800sqft inside and outside!

    Check out our site for all the details…. Dates, Times, Acts and everything else you want to know!




    386 Taunton Road East, Ajax Ontario, L1Z 1V2

    Live Entertainment At Each Show!!!

    Running Dates :
    Thursday October 18th 7pm – 10pm
    Friday October 19th 7pm – 11pm
    Saturday October 20th 7pm – 11pm
    Sunday October 21st 7pm – 10pm

    Thursday October 25th 7pm – 10pm
    Friday October 26th 7pm – 11pm
    Saturday October 27th 7pm – 11pm
    Sunday October 28th 7pm – 10pm

    Wednesday October 31st 7pm – 10:30pm

    Some Details….

    We don’t want to give anything away….so….just know that as soon as you park your car, the experience starts! This haunted house is fully interactive….meaning….you will have to interact with the actors to move through the house, there may be points where YOU have to find your way….there may be points where you have to do something to reveal the next step or figure something out to be able to pass, you may have to remember something or save something…in this Haunted House, all you can do is expect the unexpected and hope for the best!!

    Each year we make the Haunted House different, so there is no chance of knowing what is to come! The set is designed in house and takes about 3 months to complete! This is not a simple walk through house like at Niagara Falls and according to last years guests…better than screamers…..you could say screamers with a TWIST. When you enter the house, you become immersed in the moment and are actually part of the experience!

    We strive to make things as realistic and scary as possible. Those who come thinking there is no way we will get you….well you couldn’t be any *wronger! We Guarantee a scare or your money back!! Did we mention that this event is **FREE** for the community? Well….it is, although, we couldn’t make it possible without the support of our community, so we ask that if your enjoyed the event and want to come again next year, please leave a Donation!!

    What else is different about this event you may ask….well not only do we have a Haunted House, we have anywhere from 10 – 20 actors inside, we also have live entertainment during the later hours from 7:00pm to 11:00pm and now the earlier hours from 12-4. There is plenty to do as many of the sponsors of our event will be on display. There is food and drink for purchase. The sound system in this house is absolutely amazing and all the tracks are made in house! The light show is also stellar and will, with no doubt, be a high-light to the event, no pun intended!

    During the daytime from 12:00pm to 4:00pm we open up the house sans actors….meaning no crew inside! This gives a chance to for the younger haunters to come and walk through the house while it is not tooo scary…but older people don’t be fooled, you cannot get a chance to see what is going on during the day as several sections of the house are closed until the night showing….just so that you can’t sneak a peek!

    Here’s a couple more things that we offer…..around the grounds there are FREAKY PHOTO areas set up which have been designed to make for great pictures of you and your family….we have camera’s set up throughout the haunted house and you can purchase a video of your walkthrough….this is no short ride, the house takes at least 20mins to get through….longer if your get stuck!!!….”evil laugh”…. The video will be emailed to you as a .mov file and is only $10 bucks!!

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