Now that fall is in full effect, this weekend is the perfect time to take advantage of the cooler weather by getting out and enjoying what the season has to offer. One of the best ways for you and your loved ones to celebrate the harvest of Thanksgiving is by taking a fall road trip across the province. With that in mind, here are some other Thanksgiving activities in Ontario worth checking out.
1. Visit pumpkin patches
If you want festive Thanksgiving activities this weekend, nothing screams fall like visiting a pumpkin patch! Immerse yourself in all that autumn has to offer by walking through the patches. End off your visit by picking up a pumpkin to carve and display for Halloween! For more information about farms near you, take a look at this list of pumpkin patches near you.
While on the theme of pumpkins, another place you can visit is Toronto’s newest fall pop-up experience. It features larger-than-life pumpkin sculptures and a candy forest, including a village comprising of over 30,000 pumpkins! This event involves many Thanksgiving activities, including a midway, carnival rides, fall-themed food offerings, and a beautiful nighttime display. It is beautiful to behold and offers many picture-perfect moments to share online. For more information on running dates and how to buy tickets, visit their website here.
3. Toronto Chocolate Festival
If you are looking for a sweeter type of outing, look no further than the Toronto and Southern Ontario Chocolate Festival. With so many activities for all ages, the Chocolate Festival will capture your imagination and taste buds. With everything from blind chocolate tastings and chocolate making to afternoon tea and a chocolate ball, there truly is something for everyone. For more information on what this cocoa event offers, visit their website here.
4. Boo at the Zoo
If you love animals and want to get a head start on the Halloween festivities, Boo at the Zoo is the event for you! At the Safari Niagara, Boo at the Zoo allows guests to shop from 100 local vendors and participate in seasonal photo ops, dance parties, as well as many other seasonal activities, not to mention the icing on the cake, where guests can trick or treat throughout the park! So bring your family and come in your best costumes to help support local vendors and small businesses and celebrate the spookiest time of year! For prices and more information, feel free to visit their website.
5. Wooly Bear Weekends
With the weather getting colder, the Wooly Bear caterpillars have come out of the woodwork and show off their beautiful orange colour to the world! At the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory in Kitchener, Waterloo, during October, you and your loved ones can have the chance to witness these fluffy creatures up close. Their Thanksgiving activities will be both entertaining and educational! Take part in multiple self-guided activities, such as a tour, a scavenger hunt, and fall-themed crafts. If you want to spend your Thanksgiving weekend learning about your environment, this is your place. For more information about the event and ticket prices, visit their website.
Whatever way you decide to spend your holiday weekend, we at isure hope that it is full of love, family, and great food.
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