Family Events and Activities for Halloween in Ottawa

Family Activities and Events for Halloween in Ottawa

Halloween in Ottawa is always great fun, and it’s sneaking up on us! Are you looking to find some holiday haunts and festive frights to enjoy? Halloween is on a Monday this year, so we’re back to rushing out for trick or treating but we have the added benefit of being able to make plans during the weekend before, but may also have to contend with possibly overtired children when they get up Monday morning for school! Now THAT is scary.

If you are still looking to squeeze in some Halloween fun this October, here are some family friendly events and activities for Halloween in Ottawa.

Family Events & Activities for Halloween in Ottawa


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Not-So-Scary Pumpkin Patches and Farms

We’ve previously shared some of our favourite pumpkin patches in Ottawa and the surrounding areas, but one of the reasons we love them so much is because many also include Halloween activities that are family friendly for those who don’t like to be too scared. Halloween activities at most locations continue through Halloween Day! Visit to take in the haunted houses, outdoor play spaces, and wagon rides. Pumpkin places like Saunders Farm, Proulx Farm, and Cannamore Orchard continue to have Halloween activities you’ll love.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at the Diefenbunker

The Toddler Halloween Hunt is back at the Diefenbunker for a few days leading up to Halloween! The event admission is by donation and there are three time slots on each of the dates (October 26-28) available. Your toddler can wear their favourite costume and enjoy a scavenger hunt before collecting a treat bag.

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is Hosting Halloween Hijinks

Halloween Hijinks are back at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 from 10 am to 4 pm.. Buy your tickets online ($21 per group) and your family can explore the museum grounds, awaken the mad scientist within, meet Frankenstein, Dracula and others, and navigate the hay bale maze.

Watch a non-scary show at Cineplex

Dress up the kids and bring them to see a filmed stage performance of The Great Big Boo! At select Cineplex locations. Tickets are available online for this show on select days and times. This is a non-scary Halloween show for families and after the kids can trick-or-treat!

Be Amazed at the Pumpkins at Pumpkinferno

If you are looking for something to do leading up to Halloween, or want to forgo trick-or-treating this year for something different, tickets are still available for the popular Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village. See thousands of carved pumpkins lit up an on display at the grounds of Upper Canada Village.


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Dress Up for Costume Days at the Log Farm

Costume Days at The Log Farm is another fantastic reason for your child to wear their costume! While some dates are already sold out, tickets are still available for select dates. This three-hour time slot includes family fun on the farm like their corn maze, non-scary wagon rides, and farm animals to see.

Watson’s Mill

In Manotick, visit Watson’s Mill between 1 pm and 4 pm on Saturday, October 29th for treats, crafts, activities, a spooky maze, and other activities. Don’t forget to wear a costume for a chance to win a prize! For the older crowd, don’t miss Haunt Nights from October 20-22. Visit their website to stay up to date on even information.

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