25 Things to do in Edmonton with the Kids in October

Read through our full list of Halloween events and activities happening in Edmonton to find an activity that’s perfect for your little ghouls. Whether you want to get outside, celebrate Halloween or try something new – we’ve got you covered with our list of things to do in October with kids in Edmonton.

Stop by the Muttart on Friday mornings for the fun drop-in programming included in admission. 

Harry Potter Costume Contest & Trivia on October 22nd Head out to CRAFT on a Sunday morning for a fun, Harry Potter trivia event. It’s the perfect chance to catch up on the movies and put your skills to the test. There will be kid-friendly trivia, a costume contest, prizes and games to take part in, plus, decor, photo booth and your own version of the Daily Prophet.

Take a tour of a local Fire Station during Fire Prevention Week

Make Halloween T-shirts at your local Michaels store (and check out the ten other activities you can do through the month focused on Halloween for kids)

Register for the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on October 28, 2017 – it’s a free wizard themed day of science and fun!

Drop into one of the many Free playgroups offered daily in Edmonton for parents and children

Mark your calendars for the Halloween Bonfire at John Janzen

Register for the fall outdoor programs for families at Elk Island Park

Explore Mill Creek Ravine park and walk up to the top bridge towards the new second farrow location for delicious treats like homemade pop tarts and cereal bars

Visit the ‘bee playground’ in Lendrum

Drop the kids off at one of the ‘Drop in Studio Workshops’ at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Register at the Home Depot to create a Firetruck craft as part of the monthly Kids Building Program

Go to the movies for free on Cineplex Community Day

Watch the Underwater Bubble Show at Festival Place

Visit the cat cafe with the kids, it’s free on Sunday mornings

Drop in for a Lego at the Library Program

Register in the Haunted House decorating at Williams Sonoma

Explore during the Playground Crawl | October 7
4 Parks-1/2hr per park-rake big piles of leaves, play with your kids at the park-jump in piles-win free door prizes, have free coffee and hot chocolate! Pack everyone up and do it at the next park again. Hang with your fam and others for a couple hours! FINAL STOP-free hot dogs, FREE PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PORTRAIT, $1000 GIVE AWAY! Get ready to shred, it’s gonna be crazy! MAP coming soon. BAM! One week, Oh my dear lord. Love you Spruce Fam!! let’s do this!

Take a little kids Mexican cooking Fiesta class

Stop by Millennium Place for an evening of drop-in dodgeball for youth/teen

Explore the John Walter Museum during one of the drop-in sessions

Hotel Transylvania Costume Party in IMAX | October 28
You’re invited to a Halloween Costume Party in the IMAX Theatre! Let the Halloween festivities begin early this year! Wear your Halloween costume* and join us for spooky science & a delightfully frightful film: Hotel Transylvania.

Make a Mummy Mug at 4 Cats

The fun doesn’t have to end because summer is over! Check out the local Fall programming at the Green shack!

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