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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

21 Halloween Activities for the Kids in Ottawa 2015

1. Agriculture Museum- Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum with scavenger hunts, costume parade and pumpkin decorating, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with admission.

2.The Billings Estate-Halloween Party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with trick-or-treating, child-sized haunted houses and a monster-shooting gallery, 2100 Cabot St. Tickets: $6, $16/family.

3.The Hintonburger -Hauntedburger for one day only, with a the last visit of the season from The Merry Dairy offering pumpkin ice cream cone and other treats, noon to 3 p.m., 1096 Wellington St. W.

4.Rama Lotus- Halloween party at Rama Lotus, appropriate for ages 4 to 9 years accompanied by an adult, 1 to 2 pm. Kids are welcome in costume and drop-in fees apply.

5.Wakefield Centre Halloween Dance Party in their Haunted Great Hall, with music from DJ Amber D, prizes for best costume, pizza slices for sale and cash bar for those of correct age, 6:30 p.m., 38 Valley Dr. Tickets: $3, $10/family, to benefit WAY Food Program.

6.Hazeldean mall- a little Pre Halloween Fun. October 30th from 10am to 12pmTrick or Treat for free at all of our mall retialers.

7. A Halloween Party for Monsters of All Ages! Saturday, October 31Children's Museum 9:30am to 10pm. Families are invited to attend the best family Halloween party in town, hosted in the Museum's spectacular Grand Hall. Little and big monsters alike will enjoy hands-on crafts, games, face painting and live entertainment. Come in your most monstrous attire! Cost included with admission.

8. Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby.Design a pumpkin race car, build it, and let your imagination run wild to create an eye-catching racer. Compete for prizes and bragging rights at The 1st Annual Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby!! It’s a gravity race; the pumpkin racers roll down a ramp and hopefully make it to the finish line. The first pumpkin racer to cross the finish line will be the winner of the heat and move on to the next round. If none of the racers make it to the finish line the winner of the heat will be the car closest to the finish line. In the event of a tie there will be a second run down the ramp to determine the winner.10:00am-2:00pm. Oct 31st.

9.Carlingwood Children, under 12 years of age, come dressed up for Halloween and meet and greet Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell! Photographs, emailed to your home, are $5 each with all proceeds donated to CHEO! Free Trick or Treating Saturday, October 31. 10am-2pm.

10.Bayshore Shopping Centre. Oct 31st. Halloween Spooktacular will take place in the Lifestyle Lounge on the third level. Face painting will be running from 10am-5pm and movies will be running from 1pm-4:30pm! There will also be complimentary treats throughout the day, provided by Kernels, DAVID's Tea, and The Cupcake Lounge! Be sure to join us for a day filled with fun Halloween activities for the entire family!

11.Westgate Mall. Oct 30th 3pm-7pm. Come dressed in costume and meet the Ice Queen from "Frozen" or Spidey, have your picture taken if you dare!

12.THE HAUNTED WALK-Oct. 9 to 31. Experienced guides tell spine-tingling tales from the city’s past during extended versions of the Haunted Walk’s permanent tours. The Original Haunted Walk takes visitors to sites around town, including the Bytown Museum, while Ghosts and the Gallows goes inside the Ottawa Jail Hostel. Ready for a real fright? Try Incident at the Bunker, an interactive zombie adventure at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. See website for schedule and ticket prices. 461/2 Sparks St., 613-232-0344,

13.CANNAMORE ORCHARD SPOOKY WAGON RIDE.Oct. 9 to 31. Witches, ghouls, and body snatchers come out to play on this terrifying wagon ride through the woods. Other attractions include a haunted house, a fog maze, and a spooky village. Candy apples and other seasonal treats are available at the village store. Ages 10 and older. Attractions open on weekends only; see website for schedule. $20. 1480 County Rd. 32, Cannamore, 613-448-3633,

14.SAUNDERS FARM HAUNTING SEASON. Until Nov. 1. By day, the farm is an idyllic retreat where families can navigate mazes, visit a petting zoo, and take in some puppet shows. By night, it turns into a festival of frights that includes a walk through the Barn of Terror and a trip through the woods on the Haunted Hayride. Food vendors, gift shops, and live entertainment complete the experience. See website for hours and ticket info. 7893 Bleeks Rd., Munster, 613-838-5440,

15.BILLINGS ESTATEOct. Oct. 31: Halloween Party. Learn about Ottawa’s haunted history, play games at the museum’s custom-made, child-friendly haunted houses, and receive a treat at the end of it all! $6 for single tickets, $10 for pairs, and $16 for families. Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot St., 613-247-4830,

16.CUMBERLAND HERITAGE VILLAGE MUSEUM.Oct. 9 to 30: Haunted Historic Village. Scares and surprises lurk around every corner at what the museum refers to as “Ottawa’s most terrifying haunted experience.” Tours begin at 7pm every Friday and Saturday night. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. $10. Oct. 25: Halloween Hijinks. Dress up in costume and go trick-or-treating at the village’s historic buildings — a variety of characters are waiting at each to hand out period-appropriate treats! 10am to 4pm. Regular admission: $7; seniors and students, $5; children five and under, free. 2940 Old Montreal Rd., 613-833-3059 ext. 221,

17.PUMPKINFERNO.Until Nov. 1. Thousands of beautifully carved pumpkins glow in an outdoor display at Upper Canada Village, a historic site in southeastern Ontario. Images carved into the pumpkins include scenes from history, woodland animals, mythical heroes, comic book characters — even a massive, fiery dragon! Food, drinks, and snacks are available for purchase. $14; $12 for seniors; $10 for youth (ages six to 12); free for children under five. See website for opening hours. Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg, 613-543-4328,

18.Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby.Saturday, October 31. Lansdowne Park is also holding the 1st Annual Pumpkin Derby!!! A super silly, crazy fun event for all ages! Transform an ordinary pumpkin into an extraordinary race car by adding wheels and a whole lot of personality. People can enter their pumpkin racer at for $5 and then compete for prizes and bragging rights. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

19.Pumpkin Boo Camp-Saturday, October 31.Momentum Moves Canada in Partnership with Fitness With Jules are thrilled to present Pumpkin Boo Camp!Combine Pumpkins, Fitness and Imagination for a spooktacular workout the whole family will enjoy! 2 sessions so you won't miss out: 11am and 12:30pm!Perfect opportunity to show off your boootiful costume!Pumpkins will be provided!When: Saturday, October 31stTime: 11am - 11:45 AND 12:30pm - 1:15Where: Lansdowne Park - Aberdeen SquareFREE!www.fitnesswithjules.com Park.11:00 AM - 1:15 PM two 45 min sessions.FREE.

20.Witches Jubilee-Saturday, October 31Get your tickets for this spook-tacular Halloween event, for ghosts and goblins of all sizes! Food and fun will be aplenty this Halloween afternoon.Games and activities for little ghouls:Face paintingPin the Wart on the WitchPumpkin BowlingWitch Hat Ring TossCrafts CornerPumpkin TossFor full-grown witches and warlocks there will be a silent auction with fantastic tricks and treats to bid on from local businesses.Do you have a very tiny pumpkin? Come up with a baby-wearing costume for our baby-wearing costume contest! Prize to be announced.Glebe Community Centre175 Third AveOttawa.1:00 PM - 4:00 PM'Visit our facebook event page at contact Amanda at

21.Howl-O-Ween at the OHS. Ottawa Humane Society. It’s Howl-O-Ween at the OHS! Looking for something fun to do on Halloween this year? Come in costume and join in on all the spook-tacular free family fun at the shelter! This exciting event will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Halloween themed activities will include. Professional costume portraits. Face painting.Scavenger hunt.Cupcake decorating. Halloween themed crafts & activities.Free family fun.


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