Ages: Aimed at kids 3-9 years old.
Activities: live magic show, thriller dance class, zombie dance mob, Alice in Wonderland inspired mad tea party, broomstick flying at the Skyscrapers Flying Academy, Ghost Rodeo, Monster Mash Dance Club, crafts and storytelling.
Cost: $10.25 (13+), $6.15 (3-12), 2 and under free (2014 rates)
ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL CLOSE AT 4:00PM ON EACH DAY OF THE EVENT. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance as the event often sells out.
- Dress for the weather – even when it is a fairly warm October Night you may still want some extra layers, mitts, hats and blankets if you have littler ones tagging along.
- Consider bringing a stroller or wagon – there is a fair bit of walking from the parking lot to the gates and then again from the gates to the activities.
- Dress your kids up in their Halloween costume (and lots of layers) because it is super cute.
- Bring a camera and flashlight – it is dark! You may want to think about how visible your kids will be in dim light.
There are maps of the Ghouls’ Night Out activities posted throughout the park. As you can see the different activities are spread out quite a bit.
The first activity that we saw was at the Famous 5 building which houses the Old Witches Retirement Home and Skyscrapers Flying Academy with Broomhilda at the back.
Near the Midnapore train station they had medieval sword fighting demonstrations set up. Gordie thought this was pretty interesting.
There were also some cute photo ops set up around the park.
In the opera house they had craft activities for the kids
At Burns Barn they had a Halloween themed Carnivale with games for the kids to play. It looks fun but it was pretty crowded.
We ended up walking out without playing any of the games. It probably would have been better with half as many games in the space.
At the school they had spooky storytelling. Gordie and I stopped in and listened to some halloween jokes and a few poems before continuing on.
The Monster Mash Dance Party located outside the bakery was Nicky’s favorite part. Gordie actually really enjoyed himself too.
Gunn’s Dairy Barn had a Mad Hatter Tea Party complete with croquet on the main floor and a magic show at set times upstairs.
The nearby pumpkin patch was a great spot for photo ops.
At the Wainwright Hotel they had the thriller dance class. As you walk around the buildings there are actors in some of the windows giving some added creepiness. A few places like the bakery and the candy shop were open for a snacks.
Over on the other side of the village was Rapunzel – up high in the Prince House.
Across the street was the maze and Ghost rodeo. Gordie loved running around the maze by himself in the dark. It was the highlight of the trip for him.
The Ghost rodeo was actually pretty cute. They had 4 different games for the kids to play. It was sort of like the Carnival but way less crowded.
One of the things I realized after going is how seldom we walk around with our kids in the dark. I think that was half of the fun. We ended up staying for close to 2 hours and didn’t manage go to even close to all of the activities. We’re looking forward to going again next year.
(Heritage Park generously supplied passes for my family for Ghouls’ Night Out in exchange for a review. All words and opinions expressed are my own)
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