**Updated for 2018!
Halloween is just around the corner and in South Surrey / White Rock this means the arrival of a host of fun Halloween activities including The Great Pumpkin Run / Walk, the Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch, and spooktacular Halloween events! Here’s a list of Halloween/Fall themed events for South Surrey and White Rock for October 2018.
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One of our community’s gems is the Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch! Run by a local family since 1949 the Hazelmere Pumpkin patch opens for exploration every October.
For only $5 (cash only) families get to visit the farm and enjoy:
- Wagon Rides
- Corn Maze
- Pumpkin Patch
- Petting Zoo
- Play areas including the fire truck, a boat and the Tonka Truck zone
Families can purchase their pumpkins on the way out and on weekends the concession is open!
Hours of operation are:
- Weekends Sept 30th – Oct 31st 10am – 5pm
- Including Thanksgiving Monday
- Weekdays Oct 10th – 30th 3pm – 530pm
If you’re interested in a group tour contact the farm directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Knapp is a great place to explore any time of the year but around Halloween they get particularly festive and fun and are the PERFECT spot to take little kids.
The ever-popular Art Knapp train will be taking families on a tour through the garden center where you’ll find spooky surprises along the way. They also have a non-muddy pumpkin patch a cleaner pumpkin patch alternative which is great for toddlers! For the older kids take part in a game of mini-golf throughout the center and while you’re there check out their great selection of home decor and clothes!
Get your costumes ready for the 12th annual Great Pumpkin Run / Walk on Sunday, October 21st at 9am in Bayview Park in White Rock. This family (and dog) friendly event/fundraiser with all proceeds going towards expanding the new Generations all-abilities, all ages playground!
This year the Great Pumpkin Run is bigger and better than ever and includes:
- 1K or 5K
- run / walk
- Costumes optional but those in costume have a chance to win great prizes!
- Pancake Breakfast
- Creative Kids Zone
You can register online or if you choose to fundraise for Great Pumpkin Run your registration fees will be waived! Plus, top fundraisers have a chance to WIN great prizes! Check out the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation page for complete details and to register.
One of South Surrey’s treasures, the Historic Stewart Farmhouse, hosts a variety of free, family-friendly events throughout the year! Every Halloween the already kind of spooky Stewart Farmhouse gets even spookier with their Haunted Farm event!
This safe, drop-in event (with no scare factor) brings back old-time All Hallow’s Eve traditions, including crafts and spooky treats. Bring the kids in their costumes and enjoy:
- Free hot chocolate while you have your fortune read with “fate cakes”
- Fortune reading upstairs by a palm reader
- 2 Spooky scavenger hunts, one throughout the house and one in the barn at the end of the hunts enjoy free candy 🙂
- Play Halloween themed games like Monster Charades, Flies in the Web,and Shoe Toss Fortune
The first annual Spooky Saltaire presented by the White Rock BIA takes place Oct 31 from 2-4pm where each of the businesses located in the Saltaire building in White Rock at the corner of Johnston and Thrift will be providing family-friendly activities for kids.
Kids are encouraged to dress up in costume to enjoy for free:
- Cookie decorating at Hillcrest Bakery & Deli
- Mini-pumpkin decorating at The Handpicked Home – pumpkins generously donated by Mary’s Garden
- Face painting by Face Art by Carla at Bean Around the World
- Trick or Treating at Honeylush Hair Studio, Edward Jones & Marcon
- PLUS Mr. Bubbles The Singing Clown will be on site keeping us entertained!
South Surrey / White Rock Recreation Halloween Events
Oct 27th 4-6pm: Halloween Howl at Grandview Heights Pool
- Regular admission
- Participate in games and get your tricks & treats ready for an afternoon of Halloween fun at the pool! Prizes available to be won!
Oct 28th 1-3pm: Halloween Party at the South Surrey Rec Center
- $3.50 pre-registration required click here
- Dress up the kids for the South Surrey Rec Centre’s annual Halloween Fun event! Kids can explore a series of fun Halloween activities setup through the center and end the event with a costume parade and a dance party!