Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids – October 16-18, 2020

Gateway to the Stars Elk island national park

Just like that, this weekend it’s going to turn from spooky season into snowy season. Any other parents scrambling this weekend to make sure their kids have gloves and winter coats that they magically grew out of in six months? Just us? Well, in between shopping to make sure that your kids have everything for the winter, there are a many things to do in Edmonton this weekend to make it magical – even moreso with the forecasted snow.

Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend

Friday

BOGO Free Movie tickets at Cineplex (All Weekend)

Until October 22, you can get your second ticket free with the BOGO Cineplex offer when you buy your movie tickets online. It’s a great way to catch a movie on the cheap, and you can read about our experience visiting the local movie theatre for the first time in the link, above.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon in IMAX 

It has been a long and strange few months. We think it’s about time for another Harry Potter Movie Marathon. A whole generation grew up on Potter and watched with fevered devotion as Harry, Ron and Hermione overcame great odds to grow into incredible wizards and defeat… Oops — sorry. No spoilers here.

Free Wheelin’ Food Trucks at Kingsway Mall

Enjoy the best of Edmonton’s food trucks! On Friday, October 16, 2020 from 3-7:30 PM, drive, roll, or bike down to enjoy a tasty dinner out. THE TRUCKS: Calle Mexico, Coast Lunch Box, Guilt Free Eats, Hotdog Hustlin’. Please sanitize your hands upon entry & physical distance while you grab & go your meal!

Saturday

Reverse Trick or Treating in LaPerle 

Theatre Garage is excited to bring Reverse Trick or Treat to the La Perle community! This is a FREE family event presented by Theatre Garage in support of The Edmonton Food Bank. This event is October 17th at 430pm-630pm Please dress up in your Halloween costumes! We encourage everyone that attends to wear their Halloween Costume!

Family Drop in at Alberta Aviation Museum

The Alberta Aviation Museum is back in action with the return of Drop-In Programming! Every Thursday – Sunday (while supplies last), families can traverse over 30 aircraft displays in a brand-new social distancing format. There is over 85,000 square feet to explore at our historic WWII air hanger!

Make a Ceramic Halloween Lantern

You will learn how to create your own spooktacular Halloween Tealight decor from wet clay. Great for all ages You will be taught how to hand build with clay, proper thickness, assembly, scoring, various cutting and design tools and glazing. Price includes all materials and supplies, glaze and firing.

Campfire Cookout at Prairie Gardens

Perfect for a family or cohort outings, our Evening Campfire Cookouts include a private campfire site for 2 hours – from 6:00-8:00pm – 12 all-beef hot dogs, 12 buns, marshmallows, condiments, roasting sticks, 6 bottles of water, 6 bags of chips, 6 slices of pumpkin pie, and access to our corn and sunflower labyrinths. Feel free to come earlier and enjoy the farm before your campfire cookout begins. Please note: we close at 8:00pm.

Gateway to the Stars at Elk Island Park

Experience the wonder of Elk Island’s night sky. In the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, escape the city to gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy and learn to navigate from one constellation to the next. Campfire and a friendly park interpreter are included.

Sunday

Family Yoga & Nature Walk 

October 18 at 1pm we are doing a rainbow walk, nature mandala and family yoga class all rolled into one! This event will run for an hour and 15 minutes and is an incredible way to spend time with your kiddos and spend time outdoors before the snow falls. This event is by donation so pay what you can. Our meeting point Terwillegar Park. Contact us for more information and to sign up!

Take a $5 Haunted Hike (Kid-Friendly, Less Scary)

This Year The Haunted Hike has teamed up with the Vegreville Corn Maze, To make this October one to remember for all ages! You can visit the corn maze for $5, or take a haunted hike (the less scary version happens on weekends in the afternoon) for families.

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