Everyone enjoys a scary story at Halloween! And whether you want to attend the spookiest Halloween activities or prefer to stick to more sweet activities than spooky, here’s how you can celebrate the season of ghosts, goblins and graveyards this year in Surrey.
Visit Arts Nursery’s 10+ acre nursery anytime between now and Halloween to enjoy a casual outdoor stroll amongst 60+ scarecrows and the pop-up pumpkin patch. With plenty of fall photo opportunities take in the beauty of nature and the creativity of their talented scarecrow-building team! If you love the scarecrows so much that you want one to take home, you can purchase your very own Scarecrow Building Kit. And be sure to pick out your perfect pumpkin at their undercover pop-up pumpkin patch. Plus every weekend there will be live music and food trucks.
Join 30+ homeowners up and down the street as they decorate their homes and #TreatAccessibly from the end of their driveways. Free treats and toys for the kids. Magicians and music AND a variety of costumed entertainers for pictures and more. The event is intended to bring together kids and parents, with and without disabilities, to trick-or-treat together in an accessible and inclusive way for everyBODY.
On 137th Street between 72A Ave & 74 Ave
October 28 | 11am-4pm
Complete with trick-or-treating, mini golf, haunted train rides, a kid fun zone, face painting, food trucks, bouncy castles and games – Spooktacular Newton has something for everyone. Be sure to catch the special dance performances by City Entertainment, and don’t forget to grab your free (by donation) pumpkin on your way out; all proceeds go to the Surrey Food Bank. Be sure to come in your costume!
Bear Creek Halloween Trains
13750 – 88th Avenue at King George Blvd
Pumpkin Patch Train – October 1 – 31, 2023 (no online tickets)
Haunted Forest Scream Train – October 13 – 31, 2023 (pre-book tickets)
The Bear Creek forest comes alive after dark with ghosts and ghouls intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects. Favourite characters like Chainsaw Charlie are back and you might also run into the walking dead who roam the platform! The Scream Train is recommended for older children (12+) who can handle being scared. The more timid passengers will love the Pumpkin Patch train as it travels through the decorated forest to the pumpkin patch!
Cougar Creek Garden Centre undergoes a Halloween transformation from a beautiful blooming garden centre to a frightening fusion of haunted houses and scream-inducing activities. 2023’s haunt includes three truly terrifying haunts: Echoes of Abbath, New Year’s Evil and Zycho Zerkus. Back this year is the Xmas Escape from Incineration where you have 20 minutes to escape a “burning” building by solving puzzles and searching for clues. And new for 2023 is Sinnerara, a blindfolded maze experience where you hold on to a single rope and hope that nothing brushes against you. For the less adventurous, there’s a tamer version of the haunted houses with no live actors or animatronics and softer sounds that run on October 14 & 15, 22 & 23 and 28 & 29.
Silent Film Club: Fright Night
Historic Stewart Farm | 13723 Crescent Road
October 13 – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Things are about to get spooky! Join your fellow cinephiles for an evening of films and conversation and revisit some forgotten scary favourites from the silent film era. All in the Victorian farmhouse. Popcorn included! Ages 19+. $12.05 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Halloween at the Museum of Surrey
Museum of Surrey | 17710 56A Avenue
Halloween Tots: While the older kids are at school, bring the little ones for a Halloween celebration. Meet Raj, the museum mascot, create “creepy” crafts and take part in Halloween activities. (October 26, 10am – 1pm)
BOO-seum: Enjoy an early spooky celebration for all ages and test out that Halloween costume in the parade. Enjoy a magic show by Merlin the Magician. Listen to historical spooky stories told by the Re-enactors. Go on a scavenger hunt, play BOO bingo, and make Halloween crafts (October 28, 1pm – 4pm). For a quieter celebration, visit the Museum on October 27 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for a Sensory Trick or Treat event.
Join the Forest Fairy for a nature story, Halloween activities and a trip to the Surrey Nature Centre pumpkin patch. For ages 1-5; registration and parent participation are required. Costumes encouraged!
Enter a world where dangers, scary creatures and more lie in wait for the unsuspecting traveller. Dare to give it a try? Head over to Guildford Town Centre from October 20 to 31, for a free, delightfully spooky experience. Bring your little boos and ghouls for this free event—walk-ins welcome, or book online in advance! This indoor spooktacular experience will be full of thrilling surprises walking through the dark and hazy pathway with animatronics and mysterious characters. The experience is family-friendly, but those under the age of 5 could be frightened.
Get into the Halloween spirit and pick that perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin at one of Surrey’s expansive pumpkin patches. Pumpkin patches will be open at Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch (Sep 23 – Oct 29), Rondriso Farms (Oct 1 – 31), Port Kells Nursery (Oct 1 – 31) and Arts Nursery (Sep 23 – Oct 31)
Click here for more family-friendly Halloween activities put on by the City of Surrey, including Halloween storytimes and a family dance.