October Go List: Best Things to Do! 2019




October brings all kinds of Fall fun like festivals, pumpkin picking, and a host of Halloween happenings. But there are also great family movies to see and lots of seasonal activities. Here are the best things to do this month!


All Things Thanksgiving
Celebrate Thanksgiving! Find Thanksgiving celebration events taking place in Toronto and the GTA, plus get ideas for Thanksgiving activities, recipes, treats and crafts. More


Go to a Family-Friendly Event over Thanksgiving
If you're looking for something fun to do over the Thanksgiving long weekend with your family, you'll gobble up these best events for kids! More


Go to Music & Truffles KIDS
Give your children their first taste of classical music. Music & Truffles KIDS celebrates its 16th birthday with an inspiring season of fresh, interactive music events sure to delight the young and the young at heart. Music & Truffles KIDS is designed for young people ages 5 to 11, but it is also a great series for adults! From the lovely land of Czechia, the Bennewitz Quartet performs music from Eastern Europe and a little of J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue on October 20. More


Make Fall Treats
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


Go to a Pumpkin Patch
Nothing says fall (or Halloween) quite like a pumpkin. 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! Where to find the perfect pumpkin in the GTA. More


Go to the Kidapalooza Fall Festival
Kidapalooza Fall Festival will take place over Thanksgiving Weekend at the Markham Fairgrounds in over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with some outdoor activities. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, plus so much more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors! More


All Things Halloween
Celebrate Halloween with tons of ideas for ghoulishly fun parties, activities, recipes, cookies, treats and crafts. It's your Go-To-Guide for Halloween Fun! More


See The Addams Family
The animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family is coming to the big screen! Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley and Uncle Fester square off against a reality television show host. With Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, and Chloë Grace Moretz. Opens in theatres on October 11. More


Go to Camp Spooky
Canada’s Wonderland has family-friendly Halloween fun at Camp Spooky with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! Kids can enjoy scare-free attractions, live shows, costume parties, mazes, plus all the rides in KidZville and Planet Snoopy. More


Go to a Halloween Event
Who's excited for Halloween? Toronto and the GTA offer plenty of spooktacular fun all month long. Get your costumes ready for some of these kid-friendly outings the entire family will love. Here's what's happening in and around the city... More


Make 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. More


See Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil
Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. With Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Sam Riley. Opens in theatres on October 18. More


Ride a Halloween Train
Put on your costumes and take a spooktacular heritage train ride with on-board entertainment. Children will receive a treat bag upon departing the train. Children 12 and under in costume ride for only $3.99! (maximum of 2 children per adult). October 20 & 21 and October 27 & 28. More


Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival
It's the highlight of the year! For over two decades, Brooks Farms hosts an awesome Fall Fun Festival that gets bigger and better every year. Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style! Get 1 free admission with ad in our Fall FUN Guide. Weekends until October 27. More


Make Fall Crafts
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


Go to Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND®​ Discovery Centre Toronto
This October, bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto and get into the Halloween spirit with this Brick-or-Treat event! Explore LEGO® HIDDEN SIDE™, a new spooktacular LEGO play experience! Discover the spooky ‘hidden side’ of LEGO sets with an all new AR feature. Weekends in October. More


Go to Pumkinfest
If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Pumpkinfest has something for all ages. Come experience this family event over 3 days with great food, vendors, entertainment and loads of pumpkins! Guests are welcomed to enjoy all things Autumn. 2 locations: Toronto and Richmond Hill. More


Get Lost in a Corn Maze
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. More


Make Something 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


Go to Mindworks at the Science Centre
Ever wonder what’s happening in your head? The Ontario Science Centre has launched MindWorks, a new hands-on, bodies-on psychology exhibition. MindWorks brings ideas like decision-making, memory and emotions to life through playful, interactive exhibits. More


Go to Boo at the Zoo
Calling all costumed kiddies! On Boo at the Zoo weekends, kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE admission when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission. And don’t miss the NEW BOOmobile, a slightly scary but legendary, fun for all ages adventure. October 19 & Sunday October 20 and Saturday October 26 & Sunday October 27. More


Celebrate the Day of the Dead
Halloween isn't the only spooky holiday to celebrate this fall. El Día de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead takes place end of October to early November. Find events taking place in the GTA or get ideas to host your own celebration! More


Check out our Fall FUN Guide!
Looking for more Fall fun? Autumn in the Greater Toronto Area is in full swing so it's time to plan an epic season for you and your little ones. Our Fall FUN Guide rounds up the best seasonal activities and events for families. You'll find it all here. More

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