OCTOBER BRINGS A SLEW OF INCREDIBLE EVENTS FOR FAMILIES!

Until Oct 8

Family Activity Weekends

Spend a beautiful day with your family at Cannamore Orchard. Family activities include cow train rides, wagon rides, giant hedge mazes, pedal cars, apple picking, pumpkin picking and much more!

Until Oct 30

Acres of Terror at Cannamore Orchard

A frightening Halloween activity with four main attractions: The Spooky Wagon Ride, House of Terror, Fog Maze, Spooky Village.

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Until Oct 31

Haunting Season

During October, Saunders Farm is transformed into Canada’s most eerie-sistible fall attraction. Spook-tacular haunted hayrides, Barn of Terror, colourful live performances and parades await you.

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Oct 1

Ottawa Butterfly Show

Some butterflies love to land on colourful clothing or you could just put your hand underneath and they would climb on. So bring your kids or your camera or both and enjoy this exhibit! But hurry, it’s only on as long as the butterflies’ lifespan! The 9-day show features 1,300 butterflies that arrive in five separate shipments, representing 41 different species worldwide.

 

 

Oct 4

The Wiggles – Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour!

The Wiggles - Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour!The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! tour! This brand new show will see Emma, Lachy, Anthony and Simon performing all over the World! Already in 2018 The Wiggles have performed over 250 shows!!

Oct 6

Harvest Festival

Enjoy the best that Autumn has to offer, including horse and wagon rides and other traditional fall activities.

Pumpkinfest at Proulx Farm

face painting2The farm is transformed into a giant Halloween playground. Bring a picnic and come join us for a ghostly gathering in a country setting, just a few minutes from Orleans and 30 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.

Oct 6-8

Garden Fall Rhapsody

Celebration of vibrant fall colours! Bring your camera and put your hiking boots on. There is so much to see and explore you’ll want to make this spectacular season part of your annual sojourn to the capital.

Thanksgiving on the Farm

To celebrate the harvest, join to learn how simple and easy it is to prepare heart-healthy soup made with corn, squash and beans—known as the Three Sisters.

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Perth Autumn Studio Tour

The tour showcases contemporary fine arts and crafts from local artists, including demonstrations at many of the studio stops as well as outstanding garden walks.

Oct 6-Apr 22

Butterflies in Flight

Escape to Ottawa’s only tropical retreat where butterflies fly free around you. Immerse yourself in their beauty and motion. This event is time-ticketed.

Oct 7

Quicker Than the Eye with Ian Quick

Filled with laughs, thrills and jaw-dropping effects, Ian Quick injects his unique personality and charm into the world of magic. From grand illusions to one-on-one sleight of hand, “Quicker Than the Eye” presents a wonderful blend of mirth and mystery for the whole family to enjoy.

Oct 12-27

Haunted House on the Hill @ Billings Estate

Confront your fears and leave the familiar behind as Billings Estate National Historic Site is transformed with new terrors and chilling sights around every turn. Dare yourself to set out into the darkness… Are you brave enough to face the Haunted House on the Hill?

Recommended for adult audiences. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Kids over 14 years of age recommended.

Oct 13

Frewtober – Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival

Come out and enjoy craft beers and food trucks from all over the Ottawa Valley. Shop Downtown Renfrew for great sales!

KICK It – A Dance Club for Kids

Kick It: A Dance Club for KidsKids love to dance and Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe delivers with three Kick It events this season! Once again we host our sell-out dance club that has kids movin’ and groovin’ no matter the weather.

Oct 13-Nov 3

The Haunted Walk’s Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure!

Guests will be led on an interactive adventure with the undead, deep inside the labyrinth that is the Diefenbunker.

Recommended for children ages 12 and up.

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Haunt Nights

Watson’s Mill Manotick invites you to join us for a truly haunting experience. For 3 nights only this historic flour mill is turned into a terrifying 3 floor haunted house that will leave you scared of things that go bump in the night.

Oct 20

Splash’N Boots LIVE – The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour!

Splash’N Boots LIVE – The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour!Bring everyone YOU love to the biggest Splash’N Boots LIVE in Concert event of the year – The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour!! Splash, Boots and the Big Yellow Boot Family are hitting the road with an all-new live show full of those Little Big Moments – moments of dance, laughter, connection, and most importantly, LOVE!!

Oct 21

Fairy Tale Frightfest

Join us for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. Characters from your favourite stories have taken over the Estate! Come dressed in your costume and explore Ottawa-inspired fairy tale realms. Complete fun Halloween activities, or tricks, to enjoy a delicious treat.

Oct 27

Children’s Halloween Party

Manotick’s Children’s Halloween Party has fun and friendly Halloween games and crafts for all!

Oct 27

The Paper Bag Princess: A Musical

The Paper Bag Princess: A MusicalThe perfect fairytale couple have their world turned upside down as a dragon wreaks havoc on their kingdom and takes Ronald as a tasty snack. With her charbroiled tiara on her head and a paper bag dress, Elizabeth sets off to rescue her prince. This brave heroine saves the day, but will Ronald get left in the dungeon?

Oct 27-28

Halloween at the Farm

It’s a Barnyard Halloween! Make some ghoulish treats including caramel popcorn, meet the Museum’s Mad Scientist and discover interesting facts about bats!

Oct 28

The Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers

Visitors can experience model steam trains and learn about railway operations and history. Weather and circumstances permitting.

Halloween Hijinks

We’re exploring Halloween’s more mischievous origins at Halloween Hijinks! Before trick-or-treating became the norm, Halloween was the night all the pranksters came out to play. Follow the clues to help us identify who’s been causing mischief at the museum.

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