The 11 most awesome munchkin-friendly activities this month.
Events selected by bunchfamily.ca
1. The interactive adaptation of the classic folktale The Singing Animals of Bremen lets the audience play a part in helping outcast
beasts on an adventure.
Oct. 6–21. Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, 4950 Yonge St., 416-368-8031. $16.
2. Got a fossil fanatic who’d love to meet a dinosaur hunter in the flesh? This fall, six world-famous paleontologists will be at the ROM to chat with young dino fans.
Oct. 7 & 21. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, 416-586-8000. Children $12, adults $15.
3. Put those iPads away and take your brood to HarbourKids: Folk, where the community-centred art and song of old get a modern, kid-friendly spin.
Oct. 6–8. 235 Queens Quay W., 416-973-4600. Free.
4. Join local comic creator Brian Evinou at the library for a lesson in monster drawing and other illustration trickery.
Oct. 13. Toronto Public Library, Flemingdon Park branch, 29 St. Dennis Dr., 416-395-5820. Free.
5. Get a gory load of Toronto’s undead as they lurch around downtown during the Toronto Zombie Walk. Big kids only.
Oct. 20. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. Free.
6. Dress up in Halloween costumes and head to the zoo for its annual Boo at the Zoo. A trick-or-treating trail will take you around the Tundra zone’s wolf, polar bear, and fox habitats.
Oct. 20, 21, 27 & 28. Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Ave., 416-392-5929. Up to two kids in costume free (ages 12 and under).
7. Join in some old-world All Hallows Eve antics at Black Creek Pioneer Village, complete with apple slingshots, sack races, and Victorian-era fortune telling.
Oct. 27. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., 416-736-1733.
8. Tykes can embrace their inner creature of the night at the Science Centre’s Halloween Overnighter, where they’ll wake up some creepy crawlers and learn some weird pumpkin science.
Oct. 27. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., 416-696-3256. $42.
9. Take a guided woodland walk through High Park after sundown among the city’s bats, frogs, bugs, and other critters, then warm up by a campfire. Costumes encouraged for keeping beasts at bay.
Oct. 27. Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Dr., 416-392-1748, ext. 2. $2 suggested donation.
10. Children’s poet Jack Prelutsky reads verses from his super-fun poetry collection Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Oct. 27. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., 416-598-3375. $20–$32.
11. Celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Brick Works’ lively Dìa de los Muertos. Practice your churros-eating and traditional Mexican-dancing skills.
Oct. 29. The Pavilions, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., 416-596-7670. Prices vary.