Top 5 Haunted and Fun Hallowe'en Activities this October!
by Lyndsay Hart
on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 12:25pm.
5 Family Friendly & Not So Family Friendly Haunted Round Up!
Hallowe’en is fast approaching, so it’s time for a round up some places to get your scare on.
Halifax Citadel Ghost Walks
Did you even know that the Citadel was haunted?!? I was today years old when I found this out.
I wouldn’t categorize this Ghost Walk as child friendly, but I’ll leave that up to your discretion! Some people enjoy scaring the daylights out of their kids….. I am one of those people. I see it as preparing them for life! It is pretty scary after all.
Ghost Tour: Dare to be scared – “The Citadel gate swings open to reveal a tour guide in full period uniform standing on the drawbridge holding a glowing lantern aloft in the deepening twilight. He silently beckons for you to follow him across the drawbridge, through the arched stone gate and into the darkness of the fort that has dominated Halifax Harbour since 1749.”
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening starting at 8:30pm at the front gates of Citadel Hill (weather permitting). The last tour for the season is October 26th.
This haunted house is great for little and big kids! From 6:00pm to 7:00pm the haunted house will be kid-friendly! After that, it’s on!
“Enter our Haunted House at your own risk! Who knows what creatures and ghouls might be lurking in the shadows of its cursed halls? If you so dare, come visit our Haunted House on Sat. Oct. 26 and prepare to get the scare of your life.”
October 26, 2019 - Admission is $5 or $3 with a non-perishable food item for donation.
For more information, visit their Facebook event page.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
On October 26, 2019, the Halifax Central Library is holding a fun, educational and interactive morning to learn about The Day of the Dead!
“Experience a traditional Day of the Dead as if you were in Mexico. Celebrate one of the largest and most significant Mexican traditions and discover its true meaning.
hear the story of the Day of the Death in English, French, and Spanish
learn how to build an altar in honour of some of the most famous people in Latin America
share the traditional Bread of the Dead along with delicious hot chocolate
Just on the outskirts on Halifax, you will find an haunted hallow to scare your socks off! Having never been to this haunted hollow, I can’t tell you if it is kid friendly or not, but I’m kinda scared of just their write up, so…..
“When the cold night air fills your lungs and you can’t stop shivering, we dare you to wander through the woods of the Haunted Hollow. We promise it will be one of the most terrifying thrills you have ever experienced!!! Come and visit us and try your chances at staying alive.”
This frightening experience happens every Friday and Saturday night in October (weather permitting) from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. You will find it behind 1561 Hammond Plains Road.
Admission is $15 per person but there is a $2 off coupon on their website.
I’m sure everyone has heard of this terrifying attraction. It has been on the go for years but I have still yet to experience it! My oldest, who was 15 at the time when he went, said that it was scary and he had a great time! I think there has been some additions since he went. There are 4 haunted houses, 2 haunted mazes and 9 nights of terror (I’m not sure what that last one is but it sounds terrifying). You HAVE to visit their website to hear the chilling story about how this location came about!! You can find the link here. Here is a little snippet: “It was then that the town met with the full horror of the Bloodfields' revenge. Once through the maze, they found the small "carnival" deserted. The children who had entered the "Fun House" hadn't come out. Others had been lured away by "clowns". Back at the farmhouse, the Bloodfields were nowhere to be found, but the remnants of butchery and carnage were discovered in Zeb's barn and Myra's kitchen. Children's eyeglasses. Shoes. Barettes.”
There are a few different admission prices which you can find on the website. They are open every Friday and Saturday night in October. Ticket Booth opens at 6:30pm. Get there early to avoid disappointment!
The Riverbreeze Farm is also a fun day time destination for family fun. There are over 30 attractions for you to do so plan to head there early to get it all done. Admission is $15 per person and children 3 and under are free.