Things to do in Edmonton with Kids | October 26-28

Things to do in Edmonton with Kids this Weekend Boo at the Zoo Get Closer… Be not afraid this Halloween! Wear your coolest costume, bring your reusable trick-or-treat bags, and “get closer” to the spooky wonders of the animal kingdom. Hands-on science experiments, crafts, an extinct animal graveyard, and a witch’s den are just some […]

Things to do in Edmonton with Kids this Weekend

Boo at the Zoo
Get Closer… Be not afraid this Halloween! Wear your coolest costume, bring your reusable trick-or-treat bags, and “get closer” to the spooky wonders of the animal kingdom. Hands-on science experiments, crafts, an extinct animal graveyard, and a witch’s den are just some of the fun activities that will make this Halloween one to remember!
When: Sunday
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Hallo-Whinny Family Event
When: Saturday
At this one admission event of $15/family. You can make a Halloween craft, watch the Halloween costume parade of horses and judge best costume, meet, greet & photo ops with the horses and take part in an obstacle course for kids 3 and up – pretend you’re on a jumping horse! Make sure to wear your costume, there are treats for kids in costume!
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Harry Potter Kids Cooking Class
When: Saturday
Discover your inner witch or wizard and join us for a magical Halloween! Let our potions masters guide you on a culinary journey of the wizarding world where we’ll conjure up chocolate pretzel wands from Diagon Alley, cauldron cakes from the Hogwarts Express and other enchanting goodies from the Great Hall of Hogwarts itself.
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Monster Mash Up Movie Marathon
Every year at Halloween there are those movies you just have to watch. Those classic scary flicks that make your skin crawl & keep you up at night, but the unspoken thrill you get from re-watching them year after year is tradition! This year we’re bringing that tradition to the giant screen with our 2nd annual Monster Mash-Up Movie Marathon.
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School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
witness magic unfold in the form of science for free! From magical plants to explosive demonstrations, see how magic can be achieved with a little help from science. The day will host a series of magic-themed hands-on science activities for children ages 7 – 12 and their families. Look out for new attractions this year and special raffle!
When: Saturday
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UofA History and Haunted Hike
A little education can be a ghastly business! The University of Alberta, a center for academics and higher learning, has more than its fair share of ghosts, urban legends, and unexplained events. We will explore the history of the University of Alberta, how it began and the many important historical figures. We will also hear about the U of A’s many ghosts including; the little boy at The Rutherford House, the scientist who is still seen walking the halls of the Power Plant and many, many more.
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Fright Night at Galaxyland
Kick off your Halloween weekend at Galaxyland with the return of Fright Night! The music will be loud, the lights dimmed and the rides unlimited!
When: Saturday
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LEGO Harry Potter Make and Take
Parents bring your child(ren) in to build a mini version of the infamous Flyer Ford Anglia – the same magical car which was used by Ron, Fred and George to rescue Harry Potter from Privet Drive!
11 am – 1 pm
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Ghoulish Garden Party | Saturday
Get your capes, dresses, cowls or masks ready for our Halloween event. You’ll have a ‘ghoulishly’ good time and make a Halloween craft, get some treats and play some games! It’s family fun for everyone. And don’t forget to take in our Feature Pyramid ‘Day of the Dead’.
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Manning Monster Mash | Saturday
Manning Town Centre is excited to bring you an afternoon of FREE, family-friendly fun! Join us on Saturday, October 27th for MANNING MONSTER MASH, a *falloween* event that will tickle everyone’s fancy! Activities include: Trick-or-treating, Face painting, Pumpkin decorating & more!
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Kids Day out at the Melting Pot
Trick and treat with your kids on Sunday, October 28th, and enjoy our Halloween inspired 3 course fondue experience. Spooky crafts will be available for you or your kids to partake in between 11 A.M. – 2 P.M., and you can enjoy cheese, salad and chocolate for $25 per adult, $10 per child! “Monster Brains” Broccoli Cheese Fondue “Ghoul’s choice” Your choice of any of our farm fresh salads “Trick or Treat” Candy Corn Milk Chocolate! Kids LOVE this event – check it out!
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Free Movies at Cineplex Community Day | Saturday
No tickets are required for the free movies for Community Day on Saturday. Seating begins at 9 am, with five movies to choose from. Refreshments are only $2.50 – so it’s the perfect day to catch a family favourite film on the big screen!
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Make a Monster Slime Jar | Saturday (Free)
Have a monstrously good time customizing slime! We’ll provide the supplies, including premade slime. As a bonus project, buy a jar to store your slime in and turn it into a silly or spooky monster – your choice!
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Monster Bash at Michaels | Saturday
FREE for all kids ages 3+. Includes supplies and free face painting at a fun, drop-in event for kids to celebrate Halloween at your local Michaels store.
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Slime Party at Chapters Indigo | Saturday
Come dressed up and join our Halloween Parade! Enjoy our colour changing Slime Time station and enter for your chance to win a Goosebumps giveaway.
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Spooktacular Halloween
This Halloween, bring your little ghouls and goblins to Family Boooootures for some All Hallows’ Eve fun! There will be goopy and creepy crafts and activities for the whole family. Come dressed up in your costumes to Trick or Treat, and enjoy spooky fun and some yummy snacks. (Recommended age 1-8 years)
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HalloWhinny Family Event
Make a Halloween craft Watch the Halloween costume parade of horses and judge best costume Meet, greet & photo ops with the horses Obstacle course for kids 3 and up – pretend you’re on a jumping horse! Treats for kids in costume!
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Junior Pumpkin Carving | Sunday
Come and bring your kids (and their favorite pumpkin) to this exclusive Junior Pumpkin Carving Class at The Dress Lounge! Your kids will love learning how to carve their pumpkin into a fun and fantastical figure with Edmonton Based Sculptor, Will Johnson!
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Monster House Costume Party at Telus IMAX 
Let the Halloween festivities begin early this year! Wear your Halloween costume* and join us for spooky science & a delightfully frightful film! Breakfast & Halloween-themed Activities begin at 8:00 a.m. Arrive early to enjoy a hot breakfast of delicious French Toast with strawberry compote, fresh cream, fresh fruit, bacon, plus a drink and one regular sized popcorn for just an additional $15 (+GST).
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Visit the Spooktacular Acreage 
Spend a weekend night enjoying the field of inflatables, displays and bring a donation for Santa’s Anonymous as you enjoy the spooktacular acreage with the family! This fun acreage full of inflatables and Halloween decor gets progressively scary along the way, and is a FREE, must-visit outside of the city.
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