Halloween is almost upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you are on the lookout for last minute, affordable family activities. Here are some great Halloween events in Burnaby and the Tri-Cities for the coming week. Happy Halloween!
Laity Pumpkin Patch – Pick out a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, explore the corn maze, visit the farm animals, go for a tractor wagon ride and much more. Admission $5 per person or $20 per family. M-F, 1:30 – 5:00 pm; Sat/Sun/Holidays, 9:30 – 5 pm.www.laitypumpkinpatch.com
Art Knapps Funland – Great selection of fun rides requiring tickets include the Carousel, Bouncey Castle, Pumpkin Patch Ride, 4 electronic rides, 9 hole Mini Golf and a Haunted Tunnel Ride. Free activities for kids including Jungle Gym, Sand Excavator, Tire Swing, Basketball and my son’s favourite – the Zipline. Proceeds from FUNLAND go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Funland is open 7 days a week thru Nov 1. www.artknapps.ca
Halloween Spookatular – Haunted House, crafts, games, face painting and mummy wrap! Be sure to dress in costume. Activities ideal for children 2 to 8 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Payment upon registration required. Register early, limited space, no drop-ins. Admission: $6.50. Saturday, Oct. 31, 12 – 2 pm, Place Maillardville. www.placemaillardville.ca
Spooky Halloween Trains – Come by the Burnaby Central Railway at Confederation Park for the Annual Spooky (but not too spooky) Halloween Trains in the Dark. Costumes are strongly encouraged, and free hot chocolate and cookies will be available. October 30-31, 2015, 6-9 pm; Admission: $3.50. www.burnabyrailway.org
Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum –Watch for black cats, huge yellow moons, over-size pumpkins and all things that could go BOO! Come have a ghost of a time. Explore the Village in the dark of the night: spirits be haunting, spectres be creeping, and crows be – everywhere. Wear your costume and plan to join the Black and Orange Ball! Throughout the evening the DJ will appear at the bandstand to fill the air with party tunes. Adults, youth & seniors: $14; Children: $9. Tickets available at the door. October 28-30, 6-9 pm, Burnaby Village Museum. www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca
Halloween at Flyover Canada – We recently visited Halloween at Flyover Canada and it was really fun! This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to all lead all aspiring witches and wizards through the Haunted Witches Academy at FlyOver Canada. Graduating is easy…. Just survive! Meet with Broomelda to uncover the secret on how to graduate and then make your way through the spookily haunted hallway before taking off on a spellbinding flight across Canada! Adults: $16.95; Children: $9.95. www.flyovercanada.com
Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park –Back from the graveyards of yesteryear comes the most gripping, exciting, and spine-tingling creatures ever to haunt the Stanley Park Train! Witness Dracula, Frankenstein, the Phantom of the Opera, and more, as they come back to life from behind the silver screen to haunt you, chill you, and thrill you! Ghost Train is a family-friendly event. For a less scary experience for children, try the matinee train. Tickets are available at Ticketleader; $11 per adult, $8 children and seniors. Age 2 and under are free. Matinee trains for $6 per person. Open until Nov 1. Stanley Park. www.vancouver.ca
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