October GO List 2021 Lead

While the kids anxiously await Halloween, there are plenty of other seasonal activities that families can enjoy this month. There are Fall Harvest festivals, corn mazes, pumpkins to pick, and it's time to prep for Thanksgiving. You'll find many fun things to do to celebrate Fall. Movies are once again hitting the big screen and Netflix has a long line up of great shows for kids.

Welcome October! Here are the best things to do with your family this month...


PumpkinFest - October Go List 2021

Go to PumpkinFest

Get ready for the largest outdoor pumpkin patch in Toronto because PumpkinFest is back! If you’re looking for something fun to do over Thanksgiving weekend, the original PumpkinFest Toronto held at Downsview Park, is returning in 2021 ― and the event has something for everyone. This year, see performances by the President’s Choice SuperDogs! More


Celebrate All Things Fall at a Farm, Fair or Festival

Celebrate All Things Fall at a Farm, Fair or Festival

Make memories and enjoy some good clean country fun this Fall! When harvest season nears, Toronto & GTA farms swing open their gates for agritourism and fun in the fields. There are a few 'modified' fairs taking place and other events to celebrate Fall. More


Go to the Spooktacular Light Show

Go to the Spooktacular Light Show

Experience one of the largest Halloween Drive Thru Light Event in the GTA! Experience over 1.5 million light decorations and 3D interactive displays while safely driving through a 2-kilometre route right in the comfort of your own vehicle! You're also supporting Toronto SickKids, Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer - OPACC and Toronto Animal Services. More


Netflix for Kids October

What's On Netflix for Kids & Families

October is shaping up to be a month of great content on Netflix for kids and families! Get the list! More


Culture Days 2021

Go to Culture Days

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. After the success of last year’s festival, and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will again be one-month long, and will feature a hybrid of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided programming. This year, the festival will run until October 24, 2021. More


Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

See Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Drac’s Pack is back, like you've never seen them before. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania will be the final chapter of the successful franchise from Sony Pictures Animation. Opens in theatres on October 1. More


Corn Mazes 2021

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


Woolly Bear Weekends at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Go to Woolly Bear Weekends at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Come see the woolly bears up close and take part in fun Woolly Bear themed activities. Download and print the Activity Guide at home in preparation for your visit during Woolly Bear, Tuesday to Sunday in October! More


October GO List: Best Things To Do 2020

Halloween Nights of Lights

Bigger and better, this years experience will feature more than 1.5 million LED and RGB lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes along with a NEW drive thru Trick or Treat Lane! Nights of Lights is the must-see drive through event of the Fall season for all ages. Turn up the volume and roll down the windows because this ​dazzling lights display only happens once year! Runs from October 1 to 31, 2021. More


Fun Fall Crafts for Kids

Make Fall Crafts

These autumn crafts for kids will inspire fun and creativity to celebrate the season! Check out our list and find fall leaf, pumpkin, woodland animals and more Fall fun crafts. More


The Addams Family 2 - October Go List

See The Addams Family 2

The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters. Opens in theatres on October 1. More


Cute Thanksgiving Foods for Kids

All Things Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving! Find everything you need for Thanksgiving activities, recipes, treats and crafts. More


Best Fall Treats for Kids

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


Pumpkin Picking - October GO List

Pumpkin Picking Is Open At These Farms And Fall Festivals

Think you need to head out of town for an authentic fall harvest experience? Not so. Head to a farm or Fall festival to pick the perfect pumpkin, plus go on a hayride, enjoy face time with farm animals and even get lost in a massive corn maze, right here in the GTA. More


The Cutest Pumpkin-Themed Treats To Make This Fall

The Cutest Pumpkin-Themed Treats To Make This Fall

'Tis the season to bake up a storm! To celebrate the pumpkin picking season, we've rounded up a few pumpkin-themed sweet treats. Bust out the cookie cutters and try these cute recipes that are perfect for Fall! More


Everything Pumpkin

Make Something Pumpkin!

Fall is here and everything tastes a little better with pumpkin! Go beyond traditional pumpkin pie this Autumn season with these delectable and flavourful recipes. More


Fun Candy Apples

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


10 Fun and Unique Nachos Recipes

Celebrate Nacho Day!

It's International Nacho Day on October 21! Be daring and make these 10 fun and 'not your everyday' nachos recipes your family will love! More


Ron’s Gone Wrong

See Ron’s Gone Wrong

Set in a world where walking, talking, digitally connected bots have become children's best friends, Ron's Gone Wrong tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who finds that his robot buddy doesn't quite work. Opens in theatres on October 22. More


Best Kid-Friendly Pasta Recipes

Celebrate World Pasta Day

Get ready, pasta lovers: World Pasta Day is on October 25. Celebrate this fun food with these 10 favourite kid-friendly pasta recipes. More


All Things Halloween 2021

Get Ready for Halloween

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


Scaredy Cats (Season 1)

What's On Netflix For Families This Halloween

If you're looking for the best kids' Halloween movies and shows, Netflix is here to bring some frightful fun to your Halloween movie night marathons. More


Halloween Events 2021

Go to a Halloween Event

From slightly frightening to family friendly, celebrate all October long with these activities in Toronto and surrounding areas. Throw on your costume and grab your trick-or-treat bag, because All Hallows Eve is right around the corner – and families can hit up some silly and a bit spooky events. Find the creepy coolest events in town, including free events! More


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