Fall FUN Guide 2018




With summer coming to a close, it's time to start thinking apple picking, pumpkin patches and Halloween. We've rounded up all the best activities of the season for Toronto & GTA kids, including corn mazes, fun-filled farm visits, kid-friendly fall festivals, fall recipes, Halloween events & activities, and much more.

Autumn is a great time for family fun, and you can find it all in our Fall FUN Guide.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Fall Fun Things to Do
More Fall Fun
Celebrating Thanksgiving
All Things Halloween




















Apple Picking
There's a chill in the air and the kids are headed back to school. You know what that means... That's right, it’s apple picking time! No matter where you live in the GTA, there's bound to be a pick-your-own farm nearby. Many will also offer fun activities like corn mazes, hayrides and farm animals. So grab a few baskets and head out to one of these great farms. More


Fall Agricultural Fairs​
Harvest festivals, hayrides, and the fall fair fun season is about to get underway! We've rounded up all the great agricultural fairs taking place in the Greater Toronto area, all packed with signature autumn activities like hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin decorating (and picking), pie contests, scarecrow making, live animals, live music, and more. More


Must-See Corn Mazes in the GTA​
Discovering a maze in a cornfield is a unique outing for families. The GTA offers some amazing corn mazes where getting lost is all about finding fun! Kids will also be able to enjoy smaller mazes, farm hay rides, farm tours, picking a pumpkin, and feeding the animals. Each year, mazes offer up a new theme and activities to learn and play. Here are some corn mazes you'll want to check out for the 2018 season! More


Pumpkin Patches in the GTA​
​Nothing says fall (or Halloween) quite like a pumpkin. When these festive gourds start appearing on front stoops and in windows across the Greater Toronto Area, you know autumn has arrived. This year, skip the grocery store pumpkins and take a day trip to one of GTA's pumpkin patches, where you're sure to run into more fall fun, including barnyard animals, tractor rides, hay and corn mazes, and more! More


Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival
Enjoy the delights of fall, from pumpkins and freshly baked pies to corn mazes and hayrides, and family fun at the Brooks Farms Fall Festival. It's a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family! More


Brick-or-Treat! at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto​​
There is no shortage of spooky LEGO® fun for families this October as LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto reveals the return of its Brick-or-Treat event, held each weekend throughout the month beginning Saturday, October 6 in addition to Halloween Day. More


Camp Spooky at Canada's Wonderland
It's the ultimate family fall festival at Canada's Wonderland! Camp Spooky takes over the Park on weekends starting September 29 through to October 28. Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities for kids including BOO-rific mazes, trick-or-treating, foam pits, and so much more. More


Kidapalooza Fall Festival
The 2018 Kidapalooza Fall Festival will take place indoors and outdoors at the Markham Fair Grounds on Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend, October 6 to 8. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature ​activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, a Video Gaming RV, rock climbing, Pumpkin Patch, special guest appearances, and more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Fall Festival Fun! More 


Pumpkinfest Toronto & Richmond Hill
Families looking for fun over the Thanksgiving long weekend can enjoy Pumpkinfest. There is something for all ages and guests can enjoy all things Autumn at this family-friendly Fall Festival. More


10 Fun Family-Friendly Events to Celebrate Fall
The air is crisp, the apples are ripe, and the harvest season is about to get underway! We've rounded up 10 Events in Toronto and the GTA all packed with spectacular fall views and colours. Many include signature autumn activities like hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin decorating (and picking), pie eating and more. Celebrate the Fall Season at these events. More

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Everything Pumpkin
Fall is here and everything tastes a little better with pumpkin! Go beyond traditional pumpkin pie this Autumn season with these 14 delectable and flavourful recipes. Bake some pumpkin donuts, make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and even try your hand at pumpkin pie bagels! More


Fun Candy Apples​
Caramel or candied apples are the quintessential Autumn treat. Preparing candy apples is a fun project for families and doesn’t require any cooking skills. Just place apples on sticks, bathe in gooey caramel or candy. Try these recipes for taking candy apples to the next level. It’s edible artistry and a unique way to celebrate the season! More


Fall Crafts for Kids​
Don't worry about the evenings getting longer - gather together your supplies and use the time to enjoy these fantastic Fall crafts for children! Celebrate the season and help your little ones explore nature and get outdoors. More


Fall Treats for Kids
This Fall, why not capture the spirit of the season by making some yummy treats for the kids that are synonymous with Autumn. Check out these ‘sweet’ recipes that spell everything Fall – and that are super easy to make! More


Fall Movie Guide
Fall is rolling in and so are some great movies. From action and fantasy to musicals and adventure, these flicks have a little something for everyone in your brood. As the cooler months approach, families can look forward to reboots such as Mary Poppins and the Grinch and sequels to Wreck-It-Ralph and Fantasic Beasts. The widely anticipated DC adventure Aquaman also hits the big screen. Catch one of these family friendly movies this Fall... More


Hiking with Kids
Hiking is something you can do at any age and it's a great activity for children. Fall is also the perfect time to hike - no bugs, crisp fresh air, and spectacular fall foliage! But the idea of a long walk in the woods may not sound too appealing for most kids - especially those who much prefer spending their days cooped up with their electronics. Here are a few tips that might make your next (or first) hiking trip more enjoyable for everyone in the family! More


Go on a Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is a great outdoor family activity, which allows kids to discover and learn - especially on a hike! Make a list of items that would most likely be found in the area you are hiking in. Here are a few suggestions! More


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A Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Menu
Check out these kid-friendly holiday recipes that kids will love to help make, and gobble down, too! Perfect for picky eaters at the Thanksgiving dinner table. More


It's Turkey Time!
Looking for some fun and creative food ideas for Thanksgiving? We've rounded up 10 really adorable Turkey Treats. These sweets will make your tots happy! More


Thanksgiving Kids Crafts
Get little hands busy as we head into the long weekend. Here are 12 fun Thanksgiving crafts the entire family will have fun making! More

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Halloween Family Events in Toronto & GTA
Tis the season to be spooky! Get into the spirit with the very best Halloween events for kids in Toronto and the GTA. These epic Halloween events for kids are chock-full of ghoulishly good fun! More


The Most Adorable No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas
Here are 10 fun and adorable ideas for creating DIY no-carve pumpkins for Halloween decorating! Who says Halloween has to be scary? More


10 Simple Halloween Cookies
Looking for an adorable last minute Halloween cookie? Keep it simple with these 10 Scary Sweets that are really easy to make! More


Best Halloween Movies for Kids
Watch these top family Halloween movies to get your family into the spooky spirit this season. Stormy nights, ghosts on the loose, a long night in a pumpkin patch... this is the stuff great movies are made of. More


Best Halloween Pizzas
October is National Pizza Month. It's also Halloween so we thought it would be fitting to combine the two! Sweet or savoury... here are 10 fun Halloween pizzas for kids! More


Decorate with Halloween Candy
Too much candy at Halloween? Use it to decorate! All you need to make these awesome Halloween decorations are some bags of Halloween candy and a few other supplies. 10 pretty decorations to make. More


Easy Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
This Halloween, create beautiful and artistic pumpkins with just paint, fun embellishments and no carving! Here are 10 cool ideas for decorating pumpkins. These are so easy to make that little hands can help! More


Halloween Cupcake Ideas
Cupcakes are the 'in' thing. They're easy to make, easy to eat and they look so good. Try these deliciously creepy Halloween cupcakes for your next party. They are sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests! More


Halloween Games
Looking for great Halloween games to pep up your party? More and more families are opting to throw their kids a Halloween party instead of trick-or-treating. But it's important to keep your little goblins entertained. Here are some ideas for ghoulish games for a spooky, silly good time! More


Halloween Party Food
Planning a Halloween party for your kids? It wouldn't be complete without a monstrous menu! From ghostly pizza to a creepy dip, Wormy Weenie sandwiches, wicked breadstick bones, and eye-popping soup, we've got you covered. Here are our top picks for Halloween party food that'll surely please any little goblin! More


Scare Up these Monster Treats!
Give more Halloween treats and less tricks this year with these super fun monster recipes. From little pretzel monsters to scary gooey monster eye cookies, donuts with a bite, and much more! More


Spooktacular Halloween Crafts
If your kids are excited about Halloween, check out these 10 frightfully fun Halloween craft ideas that will keep little ghouls busy and out of the Halloween candy stash! Make treat bags, construct little monsters, create skeletons out of pasta, craft a ghostly necklace, and other adorably spooky projects. More


Halloween Safety
It's Halloween! Halloween is probably the most anticipated event by kids in the entire year! Halloween is all about spooky costumes and lots of parties… at school, at home, and with friends. Here are some important safety tips to help make Halloween safe and enjoyable for everyone! More


What to Do with Leftover Candy
Have you pigged out on Halloween candy but still have tons of leftovers? Instead of scarfing it down, get crafty with all that candy! Here are 9 fun and really resourceful things to do. More

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