20+ of the best things to do in the Fall with Kids in Toronto. A creative collection of fun ideas to keep you and your little one busy all fall.
Fall is the best time of year to get outside and plan activities with your kids in the city of Toronto. The winter is coming and doing outdoor activities is going to get more challenging (although still completely do able). But the colours and sights that fall brings is unparalleled all year. And there
Nature is bursting with colour and bounty and to help you get the most out of your fall, I have put together a list of some indoor and outdoor activities you can do with your kids this fall. From picking apples and pumpkins to riding rides and hiking trails! Check out this must-do list of amazing activities to do this Fall with kids.
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30+ Fun Things to Do This Fall with Kids in Toronto
Create a maze out of fallen leaves in your backyard or even at the park with the neighbours using fallen leaves and your imagination!
- Go Apple Picking.
Head out to an orchard to pick you own apples There is nothing much like it and fall is the time to do this! Apple picking is made for families and the farms often have a ton of other activities for the littles one to enjoy other than apple picking. Basically you go for the apples but stay for games, activities and sweets! Check out these top orchards for apple picking in Toronto and the GTA.
- Get lost in a Corn Maze.
Prepared to get ‘lost’ in the middle of fall heaven! Corn mazes are a great way to get out in nature with kids this fall! You can do an easy one geared towards younger kids or a more challenging ones that adults and older kids can enjoy. Whatever your level, Toronto has a plethora of corn maze options for you to enjoy. Check out these 30 Corn Mazes in Ontario. You can tack this on to a visit to an apple orchard if you’re lucky or head to a farm that has one.
- Walk the Street at the Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market.
August 28, 2022 To October 30, 2022 Pedestrian Sundays Kensington Market hosts thousands of people from across the GTA at each of its events and is celebrating its 18th year as Toronto’s Neighbourhood Festival. There will be tons of great food, poetry, dance , our Kensington Market Art Fair — a curated outdoor art fair focusing on two and three dimensional art works, and other fun things including a community yard sale. So mark your calendars and prepare to have a great time next Sunday in the streets of Kensington Market.
- Listen to Music at Music On The River Paddling Series.
August 19, 2022 To October 14, 2022 located on the Humber River. Take a scenic paddle and then watch Toronto artists on the dock from your canoe or kayak. Located on Toronto’s beautiful Humber River our Music On The River event starts at our Humber Paddling center which is only a 5-Minute walk from Old Mill TTC Station! Upon arrival we’ll get you signed in and set you up with your boat and equipment before you embark on your scenic paddle of the meandering Humber River before enjoying a 45-Minute set from Popular Local Toronto Artists!
August 10, 2022 To October 30, 2022 100 years ago, the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in the Egyptian desert. This summer, experience that historic moment at the breathtaking, ground-breaking IMMERSIVE KING TUT. State-of-the-art technology will let you discover the same astonishing wonders that greeted those original explorers. Don’t miss it! Explore a story 3,300 years in the making! See gods, myths, and legends come to life around you! Bring the entire family and step inside a world of wonder and amazement – unravel the secrets and mysteries of ancient Egypt at Immersive King Tut, Magic Journey to the Light. Don’t miss it! Explore a story 3,300 years in the making! See gods, myths and legends come to life around you!
Yup, fall is the time of year we technically get our first glimpse of the Big Guy. The parade is a most if your celebrate Christmas or are looking for a fun experience with your child.
Check out the fall colors and taste and sounds athlete Evergreen Brick Works.
- Visit the ROM.
Check out the Royal Ontario Museum with the kids this fall and see all the standards greats like exploring your archeologist side and digging deep into dinosaur bones or indulging in your curiosity of mummies! Check here for what’s happening in the fall.
- Check out the Royal Winter Fair.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place every November in the City of Toronto. Come celebrate the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions from across the country. Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is jam-packed with home-grown fun and the best in local food and animal entertainment.
More Fun Things To Do This Fall With Kids in Toronto
- Go Hiking.
If there is ever the perfect time to go for a hike with kid, fall is that time. Checking out the colours while on a hike and exploring some untouched areas of our beautiful province is tailor made for fall! Check out these kid friendly hiking trails. Remember the leaves tend to change sooner up north than they further south. The closer your are to the lake the later the in the season the leaves change.
- Go on a Fall Scavenger Hunt. Grab a free printable from here.
- Visit Black Creak Pinoneer Village. Attend their Fall at the Village and get hands-on with the preservation methods of yesteryear – including pickling and apple drying. Or attend their Halloween at the Village and get ready for hair-raising happenings. From the Slimy Science Show, using gooey concoctions to try to bring a pumpkin to life to spilling your guts to the Village’s doctor, while learning about gruesome 19th-century medicine.
- Go Biking.
Don’t put away the bike just yet. Hitting the trials in the fall is a great way to spend an afternoon with kids. Here are some bike friendly trials in Toronto.
Enjoy amazing artmaking activities, family-friendly tours, dance parties, courses and workshops, creative gifts, delicious food and so much more!
Visit us Thanksgiving weekend through October 31st to see all of the beautiful Fall décor the Toronto Zoo has to offer! Enjoy Fall-themed vignettes and photo ops! Make sure to stop by our “Hay-lloween Town” Special Exhibit located at our Savanna Picnic Site. “Hay-lloween Town” is an exhibit created by your Toronto Zoo Staff and Volunteers featuring fall and Halloween themed
- Do A Fall Photo Shoot.
Whether you hire a professional or grab a tripod and set your camera on remote, taking a few intentional shots with your crew this fall is. A great way to get out into nature. Go on a hike and find the perfect spot or use your a location you know will have maximum foliage with brilliant fall colours.
And don’t forget to book your Christmas family shots with Santa as well!
Head out to your local farm and pick out the perfect pumpkin or one that is not so perfect but still needs a home! While you are there take in the sights and sounds. Whether you are there to actually get a pumpkin or just some amazing shots of your littles these pumpkin patches near Toronto will definitely deliver.
- Get all your thrills and more at Canada’s Wonderland.
Wonderland has several seasonal events from the Oktoberfest, Halloween Haunt, Camp Spooky and Winterfest!
- Go on a Hay Ride.