Montreal Activities For Kids: October 2020
The last time I wrote a monthly activity blog was March. That was 7 very long months ago. A lot has changed. Masks are our new normal, bubbles dictate our kids’ social interactions and many of us are working from home with blurred lines of weekday versus weekend. I was eager to restart writing to help give everyone a weekend break, but then Montreal went to red. Some of you (65% of my Instagram followers) have had enough of staying inside and still believe that we can enjoy fall’s beauty, safely and socially distanced. So I’ve rounded up some Montreal activities for kids and parents to give us all a break. And to enjoy the crunch of fall leaves underfoot and keep our kids engaged, creative and living a somewhat normal routine.
Game on! Design Workshop – October 3, 1pm
This one is a bit of self-promotion as it is for one of the brands I work for professionally. Crayola(R) Imagine Arts AcademyTM is hosting a free online event for kids 5-12 years. Kids will be inspired by a professional game designer and have the chance to create their own board games. There’s also an opportunity to enjoy hours of family fun playing their games after the event.
Registration is required to receive a Zoom link to the event. Free.
Aria Feria Automnale – October 3-4 & 10-11
This is an outdoor fall family destination located in Saint-Calixte (about an hour and a half from the city). It was supposed to have over 45 activities but due to the change to red, only outdoor activities will be open. These include a forest maze, a giant sandbox with construction toys, a zip line, mini golf, a ninja zone and more!
Reservations must be made in advance. $75 for a family pass.
Superdogs Howl-O-Ween – October 24, 11am or 1:15pm
The drive-in will be hosting a howling good time where you can watch the Superdogs from the comfort of your socially distanced car. Dress your car up as an animal, a person, a haunted house or anything else to be featured on the big screen and win the coveted title of Best Car Costume!
Tickets for sale online. $50/Car.
Verger Champêtre – Daily 9am-4pm
Many of you may have already gone apple picking and now that pumpkin season is here, why not plan an outing that has some animal appeal?! Located in Granby, this farm offers visitors the opportunity to take a miniature horse or an alpaca for a walk. The property features 3km of walking trails, a petting zoo and picnic baskets to take along the way.
Reservations are required on weekends. $75 for a family pass.
Ferme Benoit Vernier – All Month
Also known as Citrouiville, this is a pumpkin village located in Saint-Zotique. Houses built out of pumpkins may be the main attraction (and incredibly Insta-worthy) but this farm also features a pumpkin patch, tractor rides and a maze.
Reservations are required, and filling up fast. $5-$15/person based on selected activities.
I haven’t included any Halloween Montreal Activities for kidshere as I wait to see how the situation develops but if it looks like October 31st might be cancelled for trick or treating I’ll put together a list of activities, like last year.