The leaves have started to turn, and the chill is in the air, which means it’s time for another great fall season of activities in London, Ontario. There are so many amazing things to do in and around the city, so you can fill your calendar with fantastic events! If you want to plan your fall adventures, then take a look at this list of awesome outdoor fall activities in London, Ontario, and the surrounding area.
What: StoryBOO! Halloween
When: October 13th to October 30th
If you are looking for a fun and spooky event, then look no further. Storybook Gardens is one of the best places to check out all year for their great events for kids, but for Halloween, they go all out and create an all-ages event that is fun for the whole family. This year’s theme is Pirates Island, and you can explore a fantastic black-light maze to find incredible creatures throughout the park. Admission is $12 per person, and guests are encouraged to dress up and show off their Halloween spirit.
What: Pumpkin Adventure Farm
When: Various Saturdays from September 17th to October 29th. Check their website for times.
Another excellent choice for the family is Clovermead, and they have a wide variety of fun events for the fall season. Enjoy the exciting corn maze, grab a pre-picked pumpkin or stick around to see the fantastic pumpkin canon! The Pumpkin Canon show goes on at different times throughout the day, so be sure to plan your visit. Tickets are $26.99 (for everyone age 2+) at the door but $23.99 if you buy them online, so get yours today. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
What: Pumpkin Spice 5k Run
Where: Greenway Park, London
When: Saturday, October 8th or online in the month of October
If you are looking for a great way to get in touch with your fitness for a good cause, then head over to the Pumpkin Spice 5k. The run is benefitting the Well Wishing project, which supplies clean drinking water to villages in Zambia. The run is free to enter, but everyone who raises more than $50 will get a free shirt. There are also plenty of other great activities for non-runners, including a bouncy castle, team sports, and water-carrying challenges. If you prefer to do the run solo, you can register online and participate in the month of October.
What: Pumpkin Smash at the Demolition Derby
Where: Delaware Speedway, Delaware
When: October 8th
For anyone who wants something a little more face paced for their fall fun, check out the great events going on at Delaware Speedway, including their glorious pumpkin smash. This event is only $10 per ticket for adults, and those attending are asked to bring in a winter clothing donation. The race is a pair of 50-lap races, and intermission involves a grand pumpkin smashing event on the track for everyone attending. The speedway also has face painting and bouncy castles for the kids, so this event sounds perfect for a great night of family fun among the cars.
What: Get lost in a corn maze
When: September 3rd to October 31st
This corn maze is known all over the country for its incredible size and interesting themes. This year’s theme is highlighting the Beauty of Canada, and it’s quite a sight to be seen from above. You can tour the maze or pick the perfect pumpkin at their pumpkin patch. They also have quite a few different features for kids to enjoy, and general admission is $14, but group rates are available, so round up the whole family to come to see this incredible feat.
What: Halloween Ghost Adventure
When: September 24th- October 30th
The Halloween Ghost Adventure at Brick Street Pioneer Historic Cemetary is the perfect event for a group of family, friends, or co-workers who love escape rooms or horror movies. The event involves teams competing together to banish an outdoor ghost, and it describes itself as “an escape room, scavenger hunt, geocaching and amazing race all in one.” Tickets are $29 per person but $99 for groups of 4-6 people, and it sounds like a fantastic thing to do in Fall in London, Ontario.
What: The Abandoned Village
When: October 20th – October 31st
Pioneer Village has done it again and given London another unique spooky attraction to visit. This annual tradition has gotten better and better every year, and this year’s “Abandoned Village” offers five haunted houses with terrifying stories based on…well, we’re not going to give it away! This event is 14+ (for gore and violence), and tickets are $30 per person. The event recommends wearing shoes that are suitable for walking as you will be traversing around the entire area.
What: Fall on the Farm
When: September 3rd to October 31st.
If you consider apple picking to be one of the quintessential fall activities, then you need to head over to Fall on the Farm at Apple Land Station. They have so many different activities for kids, including train rides, a corn maze, animals, and even a singing chicken show! The price is right at $5-$8 per person, but there is an additional cost for pumpkin and apple picking. People love visiting the farm, and it’s one of the best outdoor activities near London, Ontario.
What: Halloween in the Village
Where: Wortley Village, London
When: October 29th from 1 pm to 7 pm
This spooky Halloween day is perfect for the little ones in your family, and it starts nice and early. There will be everything from carnival games to a parade and even live music for your to get your monster mash on. Halloween in the Village also features plenty of vendors, a costume contest, and a scavenger hunt that takes you all over this delightful neighborhood. If you want an activity for all ages, then check out this event in lovely Wortley Village.
What: Fall Festival at Tree Lane Farms
Where: Tree Lane Farms, Ilderton
When: September 24th – October 23rd.
There are so many amazing farms all over the London area that have great fall features that make it worth the trip. This incredible farm in Ilderton, Ontario, has a corn maze, delightful farm animals, pedal karts, slides, and tons of other exciting things to do for the family. Tickets are only $8.50, and the farm also has a great retail store plus food booths so you can catch a bite to eat after your day of fall fun.
What: Fall Leaves Train Tours
When: October 15th
Take a ride through the delightful fall leaves and see some beautiful
sights on this Port Stanley train tour. The tour features live music with musicians touring the cars, so you get plenty of entertainment at once. Two 40-minute sets of classic country and blues music will fill your ears as your tour leisurely down the rails and take in the gorgeous Port Stanley waters. Tickets for the event are $40 each, and they sell out fast, so book your tickets as soon as you can.
What: Fear Farm
When: September 24th – October 30th
This incredible scare fest is about an hour’s drive away from London, but it is well worth the trip if you are looking for a good scare. Snyders Farm hosts events for the little kids all the time, but this one is meant for those over the age of 16 (younger kids over the age of 8 are permitted with an adult). There are six different haunts for you to explore (like Hillbilly Hike, The Carnival, and the alien-themed area called “The Visitors”). Tickets are $49.99 – $54.99, and you get to experience the entire haunted farm along with enjoying some of the food areas and beer garden.
What: Take a Fall hike
Where: All over the city
When: Whenever you want!
London is still known as the Forest City for a reason, and plenty of areas have been designated as natural areas in the city. There are so many different trails that can lead you to some unique and exciting sights. Have a look at places like Kains Woods if you want to visit some untouched nature. There are two slightly challenging trails in Kains Woods that would be perfect for anyone who wants to see some of London’s incredible wildlife and plants.
London has so many different activities in the area that are perfect for your fall calendar. Whether you are looking to have your pants scared off or you want something fun for a day with the kids, London has it all. Start planning today so you can hit as many of these events as you can and fill your fall season with tons of fun.