Halloween 2018 Events for Kids in Hamilton, Peel, and Halton

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Halloween is coming up faster than we know it. Get in the spirit—and get some extra mileage out of that costume!—from now through October 31 with these kid-friendly themed festivals, haunted houses (some scary, some not so much) and unique events with a bit of fright and a lot of fun. Some communities also have daytime trick-or-treating at local businesses the weekend before Halloween, which is the perfect way to get toddlers in on the action.

Peel Region Halloween Events

Daytime trick-or-treating, festivals with bouncy castles, pumpkin decorating, and more are all on the agenda in Mississauga and Brampton for this Halloween season.

Fright Nights

Take part in free events that not only include crafts, music, wagon rides, marshmallow roasting, and pumpkin decorating, but have swimming and skating as options as well.

Various locations in Brampton
October 14–26, 6–9 pm
Free

Trick or Treating in Downtown Brampton

Participating businesses give away treats for kids in costumes at this annual daytime Halloween event. There will also two kid zones with treat bag decorating, photo booths and contests. Stick around for the dog costume parade at 1 pm in Garden Square.

Vivian Lane, Brampton
October 27, 11 am–1 pm
Free

Halloween in Clarkson Village

Mississauga’s lovely Clarkson Village has hosted a Halloween event since 1976. Enjoy the bouncy castles and slides, roaming entertainers, face painting, and refreshments, plus trick-or-treating at local businesses.

Clarkson Village, Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga
October 27, 10 am– 2 pm
Free

Treats in Our East

Port Credit’s BIA hosts its community trick-or-treating event on the Sunday before Halloween in the East Village. Look for the “Treat Stop” pumpkin in the window of some 40 participating shops along Lakeshore Road.

Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit, Mississauga
October 28, 1–4 pm
Free

Hogwarts Halloween Experience

Wizards and muggles welcome at this Harry Potter–themed Halloween event at Benares Historic House in Mississauga. Discover hidden magical beasts, play Quidditch, stroll down Diagon Alley, and try some familiar treats you know from the books and movies.

Benares Historic House, 1507 Clarkson Rd. N. Mississauga
October 28, noon
Free

Halton Region Halloween Events

Milton, Oakville, and Burlington host a flurry of interesting Halloween happenings for families, including fun on the farm and at the Royal Botanical Gardens, spooky streetcar rides, and two of the best haunted houses in the GTA.

Harvest Festival

Wagon rides along the Corn Trail, tube slides, an animal barn, straw bale jumping, a singing chicken show, Spooky Boo Barn (kid-friendly), and spider web climber are some of the fall-fun and Halloween attractions at this festival that takes place throughout October. Food and a farm market are on site.

Springridge Farm, 7256 Bell School Line, Milton
Weekends through October 28, 9 am–5 pm
$13 per person, under age 2 free

Solingate Manor Halloween House

Oakville resident Todd Wirtz has hosted this haunted house in his own yard for more than 20 years. It’s designed to appeal to kids of any age who can handle a wee bit of a fright—and it’s not at all gory. Expect animatronic scarecrows, glowing skulls, smoking cauldrons, talking gargoyles, and other spooky sights.

111 Solingate Dr., Oakville
Nightly, October 14–31, 7–10 pm
By donation to the Fairshare Food Bank

The Great Pumpkin Trail

Walk along the trail with hundreds of jack-o-lanterns lighting your way and enjoy many pumpkin- and Halloween-themed activities and attractions for the kids: spooky science experiments, a giant scarecrow on stilts, face painting, field games, crafts, a pumpkin patch and more.

Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
October 25 and 26, 5:30–8:30 pm
$19 adults, $12 ages 3–12, free for ages 2 and under

Halloween Spooktacular

At this museum of working streetcars, trolleys, and railcars in Milton, you can walk through a haunted car barn, see the mad scientist show, travel in historic streetcars through a dark forest, and enjoy hot apple cider and spooky snacks!

Halton County Radial Railway, 13629 Guelph Line, Milton
October 20 and October 27, 6:30–10 pm
$11.50 per person, free for ages 3 and under

Milton Haunted House

This haunted house at Milton Mall is one of the biggest and best haunted-house events around, with more than 700 square feet of rooms and tunnels. It’s fun for all ages, with the truly scary haunted house for older kids (who aren’t easily spooked), teens, and grown-ups; and face painting, and more tame Halloween activities for kids. Funds raised support the Milton District Hospital Foundation.

Milton Mall, 55 Ontario St. S., Milton
October 27 and 28, noon–5 pm
Suggested donation $5 per person

Treats in Our Streets

At this popular daytime trick-or-treating event, downtown businesses hand out treats for kids in costume. You can pick up a map along the route outlining all the participating businesses and kids’ activities.

Downtown Burlington
October 27, 10 am–1 pm
Free

Tiny Tots Trick or Treat

Trick-or-treat a few days early at local businesses in downtown Milton and take part in themed activities at Mill Pond—crafts, games, cookie decorating—and a scavenger hunt with a grand prize of $250 toward a stay at Great Wolf Lodge. Look for the “Treat Stop” signs.

Main St. E., Milton
October 27, 10 am–noon
Free

Hamilton Halloween Events

These scare-free Halloween events in Hamilton are appropriate for all ages, and fun for the whole family.

Safe Trick or Treat

Skip the door-to-door on Halloween and head to Eastgate Square in Stoney Creek for safe and warm indoor trick-or-treating. This event is designed for ages 12 and under. Mystery prizes will be given away throughout the evening.

Eastgate Square, 75 Centennial Parkway N., Hamilton
October 31, 5–6:30 pm
By $2 minimum donation for Habitat for Humanity

Mountsberg Spooktacular

A haunted barn or pirate ship, a skeleton’s tea party, live snake presentation, and bird of prey presentation… this month-long event at Mountsberg Conservation Area is unlike any other.

2259 Milburough Lane, Campbellville
Weekends in October, 10 am–4 pm
Admission $7.75 adults, $5.50 ages 5–14, free for ages 4 and under

Hamilton Public Library Halloween Events

Your local library has plenty of events and activities for the kids to enjoy close to Halloween. From crafts to story times to movies to a zombification station, there is fun for all!

Multiple Hamilton Public Library locations
October 19–October 31
Free

Haunted Halloween: Night Circus

Visit the beautiful village by lanterns, candles, and pumpkins as you explore the mystery and adventure of the forests. Enjoy a miniature night circus as well as a haunted train station—only for the brave of heart, of course.

Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton
October 26 and 27, 6:30–9:30 pm
$12 adults, $6.50 kids, free for ages 5 and under

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