Weekend DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver

DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver as part of Culture Days is presented by the TSO.

The latest fun things families can do this coming weekend ... virtual and in-person events, and suggested activities. Go see the Woolly Bears up close at Cambrige Butterfly Conservatory and watch TSO's DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver.


FEATURED EVENT


Woolly Bear Weekends at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Photo: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Woolly Bear in October at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

  • Daily in October (closed on Mondays)
  • Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
  • $Free with Admission

They’re everywhere! Woolly bear caterpillars become more visible in late fall and this beloved creature is the focus in October. Come see our woolly bears up close! More


NEW EVENTS


Happy Halloween Decorations at Benares Historic House

  • Saturday, October 16th
  • Benares Historic House
  • $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. More


Fireside Munsch!

  • Saturday, October 16th, 2021 @ 10:00 am
  • Wychwood Theatre
  • $20 - 25

M. John Kennedy's newest touring rendition of Robert Munsch stories performed as one storytelling play in Fireside Munsch! Adults and children alike will have a ball of fun reliving these Munsch classics. More


Fall Guided Hikes at High Park Nature Centre

  • Saturday, October 16th, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
  • High Park Nature Centre
  • $10

Build your friendship with nature by exploring the many gifts and riches found in all four corners of High Park. This program is family friendly. More


Creepy Halloween Village at Black Creek Pioneer Village

  • October 16th, 23rd, 30th, and 31st, 2021
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • $18 and up

A spooktacular Halloween experience! Two family-friendly tour options to choose from. Wear your Halloween costume and get into the spirit of the season. More


Screemers

  • Until October 31st, 2021
  • Assembly Park
  • $39.95 and up

Come live the fear with 7 terrifying haunted attractions, carnival rides and more. The scare is everywhere! Not recommended for kids under 10. To Enchance your stay, Screemers offers unlimited rides on the Midway of Madness, along with a Food truck eatery area to satisfy you hunger pains. More


The Haunted Walk - Ghost Tours & Paranormal Adventures

  • Until November 6th, 2021
  • Various Locations
  • $19.99 and up

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Walking tours of Ontario's darker past. Featuring the Original Haunted Walk of Toronto and Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour. More


Fall Colours at Black Creek Pioneer Village

  • Until October 31st, 2021
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • $See website

Don’t miss the spectacular fall colours at the Village! On weekends, drop by interactive outdoor Discovery Stations located throughout the Village. Weekdays bring a slower pace; explore the heritage buildings on your own and take part in a Village Highlights tour for a “deeper dive.” More


Spooktacular Light Show - Last chance to save $15!

  • Until November 7, 2021
  • Markham & Mississauga Locations
  • $25 and up

Join us this Halloween for a truly enchanting drive-thru festival! 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! Save 15% with code SPOOKY until October 15. More


DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver

  • Sunday, October 17th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

As part of Ontario Culture Days the TSO brings you a short film perfect for families! Join TSO Musicians for a special screening of this animated film about a not-your-average beaver! It’s the tale of Kit, a very independent (and easily distracted) young beaver who loves to explore the sounds of the forest she lives in. More


Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF 2021)

  • Sunday, October 17th, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

The 8th annual Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF-2021) will be held virtually ONLINE LIVE on various social media platforms from September through December this year. More


ONGOING EVENTS


Mistatim

  • Until October 18th, 2021
  • Red Sky Performance - Online
  • $20

Children and their families are invited to experience Mistatim. An unforgettable story of reconciliation, Mistatim, tells the story of a wild horse named Mistatim and the truest of friendships. Indigenous music creators and TSO musicians worked in partnership to create new musical additions to the play’s score. More


Culture Days 2021

  • Until October 24th
  • Various Locations + Virtual
  • Free

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. More


Camp Spooky at Canada's Wonderland

  • Weekends until October 31st, 2021
  • Canada's Wonderland
  • $See website

Included with Park Admission, Camp Spooky features trick-or-treating, a kids' Halloween costume parade, live shows with The PEANUTS gang, all your favourite rides, and much more! More


Halloween Nights of Lights

  • Select days until October 31st, 2021
  • Richmond Hill GO (Yonge & Major Mackenzie)
  • $25 and up

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! More


Fall Fun at Downey's Farm

  • Until October 31st, 2021
  • Downey's Farm
  • $14 and up

Fun for all - big or small - we’re certain you’ll have a memory-making good time on the farm this season. Pumpkinfest begins! More


Legends of Horror at Casa Loma

  • Select dates until October 31st, 2021
  • Casa Loma
  • $35 and up

This October, the grounds of Casa Loma will once again transformed into an immersive theatrical experience, Legends of Horror. More


Pingle’s Farm Fall Harvest Festival

  • Until October 30th, 2021
  • Pingle's Farm
  • $15 and up

Celebrate all the fall season has to offer at Pingle’s Harvest Festival! More


October Harvest Festival at Forsythe Farms

  • Until October 31st, 2021
  • Forsythe Family Farms
  • $See website

Celebrate the bounty of the harvest each October weekend from Thanksgiving weekend till Halloween with lots of festive fun. It’s pumpkin picking time! More


Guided Fall Colours Tour at Toronto Botanical Garden

  • Until October 30th, 2021
  • Toronto Botanical Garden
  • $15.01 – 48.12

Get the most out of your visit to the gardens by booking a tour with knowledgeable guides. A 90-minute tour includes a guided walk through the themed gardens as well as a stroll into the expansive ravine and beloved Edwards Gardens. More


Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival

  • Weekends until October 31st, 2021
  • Brooks Farms
  • $19.99

For over a decade, Brooks Farms hosts an awesome Fall Fun Festival every year. Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style! More


Explore the World with a Sustainability Challenge for Kids

  • Until November 28th, 2021 — all day
  • Online
  • Free

Children and youth across Canada are invited to take part in an epic, eight-week sustainability-themed challenge – “Around the World in 60 Days” – from Scouts Canada. Through fun and engaging activities rooted in sustainability, embark on exciting story-driven adventures set virtually in eight different countries. More


Marvel Avengers Station Canada

  • Runs Wednesday to Sunday - Until January 9, 2022
  • Yorkdale Mall
  • $20.00 and up

Step into the world of the Avengers, discovering intelligence and cutting-edge science. After completing your training, you only have one thing left to do: Assemble! More


Unmasking the Pandemic: From Personal Protection to Personal Expression at the ROM

  • Until February 21, 2022
  • ROM
  • Free

Crafted by artists, designers, and makers from around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 100 stunning face masks take centre stage in a new ROM original exhibition. Free. No admission required. More


Beyond Monet

  • Now open - Extended to November 7, 2021
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • $29.99 to $99.99

A three part multi-sensory experience that combines music, sound effects, and projection, Beyond Monet brings guests on an unforgettable journey through the artist's most iconic works. More


Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages at Ontario Science Centre

  • Ongoing
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • $ - See website

Grab your heaviest parka and prepare for a chilly journey through time with Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages! New exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre! More


 Terra Lumina at The Toronto Zoo

  • Extended until October 23, 2021
  • Toronto Zoo
  • $24.99 and up

After the animals go to sleep, the Toronto Zoo transforms, inspiring visitors to become the seeds of change. On twilight evenings, step through a portal of light into 2099, a time when the world glows with possibility. More


Great Whales Up Close and Personal at the ROM

  • Ongoing
  • ROM
  • $Free with admission

With hands-on interactives and immersive experiences, Great Whales compares these three unique giants, from their size and diet to their intelligence and evolution, while highlighting the extensive ongoing research and conservation efforts being undertaken to save these highly at-risk mammals. More


Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

  • Select days - Extended to January 3rd, 2022
  • 1 Yonge Street
  • Tickets start at $35

For little art lovers! 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projections that illuminate and animating the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh. More


PLAN AHEAD


adidas Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic

  • Sunday, November 14th, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
  • Scotiabank Arena
  • $30 and up

Hockey icons Scott Niedermayer and Mike Modano captain two star-laden teams of hockey legends, Jarome Iginla, Kim St-Pierre, Eric Lindros, Martin St. Louis, Wendel Clark and other legends. More


Toronto International Festival of Authors - Kids Edition

  • October 21st to 31st, 2021
  • Online
  • $Free

Families, children and young adults will be able to come together in a virtual space to experience interactive readings, draw-alongs, live discussions, spoken word poetry, and discover a space to share and connect. Registration is now open. More


My Forest is Green with Illustrator Ashley Barron

  • Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Toronto Botanical Garden - Online
  • Free

Join children’s author/illustrator Ashley Barron in an art activity that explores the tiny ecosystems that can be found on a single tree branch. Ashley will also read from My Forest is Green – a book that she illustrated! More


Halloween Harvest at Bradley Museum

  • October 30th and 31st, 2021
  • Bradley Museum
  • Free

Put on your costume and join us at Bradley Museum where you’ll participate in old fashioned Halloween and harvest traditions. More


Halloween Food Truck Festival

  • October 30th and 31st, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Variety Ontario
  • Free

Join us for food, drinks, entertainment, crafts, kids costume contests and treats. Entrance is free but donations to support Variety Ontario’s unique programming for individuals with disabilities is greatly appreciated. More


ACTIVITIES


Watch Muppets Haunted Mansion

Prepare to scream… and stream! On Halloween night, Gonzo is challenged to spend one night in The Haunted Mansion. Now streaming on Disney+. More


Watch Karma's World

A new Netflix series by  Ludacris! Lyrically gifted middle schooler Karma juggles rap dreams and rhyme schemes while using her talent, ambition and heart to solve any problem. Launches October 15. More


Start Planning Halloween!

Celebrate all month long with these ideas for ghoulishly fun parties, activities, recipes, treats and crafts. More


Halloween Events for Families

Toronto and GTA families can hit up some silly and a bit spooky events. Find the creepy coolest events in town, including free events! More


Fall FUN Guide

Our Fall FUN Guide celebrates the start of the crisp weather season and is filled with so many fun activities to do with your kids. More


Go to a Farm, Festival or Fair To Celebrate All Things Fall

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. Also, find Fall festivals & fairs. More


Go Pumpkin Picking

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


Get Lost in a Corn Maze

These corn maze masterpieces are only around for a short while this fall so don't miss out! More


Check Out What's Coming To Netflix For Kids This October

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


Plan Extra-Curricular Activities for Kids

Our Back to School Guide rounds up great after-school and weekend programs for kids. More


Go to Treewalk Village for Kids

It's the ultimate tree house adventure. Children and the young at heart can let their imagination lead the way while exploring magical tree house villages! Open until early November. More


Go Treetop Treeking!

Enjoy the cool fall days with outdoor activities at Treetop Trekking The Brampton Park in particular is a huge adventure park that features 6 aerial courses, ziplines, and plenty of activities for kids ages 9+. Book now as spaces are limited. Season now extended into November. More


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