October 2018: Fun things to do with kids in Thunder Bay


    Here’s your roundup for fall family fun in TBay! Plus, take a look at our list of farm visits throughout October, and watch for a post about all Thunder Bay's Halloween events for kids, coming soon.

    October 4-6

    The Great Benjamins Circus, Intercity Shopping Centre

    Head to the blue and yellow big top for a family circus—clowns, contortionists, jugglers, aerialists and more. October 4 and 5, 4:30 pm and 7pm, October 6, 1pm and 3pm, admission required.

    More info ISC on Facebook

    October 6

    Neebing Fireworks Display, Neebing Municipal Office

    Fireworks for Thanksgiving weekend? Why not! Bring your chairs and your cozy clothes for a pro display out in the country. 9pm, free. Rain date October 7

    More info Municipality of Neebing on Facebook

    October 14

    Kamview Fall Colours Tour, Kamview Nordic Centre

    Family hike time! Check out some vivid fall colours and an incredible view of the Nor’Westers and the Slate River Valley from the top of the Lookout Trail. 11am-3pm, free tours available.

    More info Kamview Nordic Centre on Facebook

    October 20

    Escape the Upside Down, Waverley Library

    The library is hosting a pop-up escape room, available in eight different time slots throughout the day. Find Eleven and find your way out! Free, registration recommended.

    More info www.tbpl.ca

    October 27

    Children’s Halloween Party, West Arthur Community Centre

    Kids up to age 10 are invited for an afternoon of costumes, games, crafts, music and dancing. 1-3pm, entry by donation, concessions for sale.

    More info West Arthur Community Centre on Facebook

    October 27-28

    ThunderCon 2018, Valhalla Inn

    Calling all geeks, big and small! ThunderCon offers kids’ activities as well as vendors in Diagon Alley, video, board and card game demos, a cosplay contest, performances and a scavenger hunt. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, tickets required.

    More info www.thundercon.org

    Thunder on Rails, West Thunder Community Centre

    Take your train-loving littles to see some pretty cool teeny model trails. Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm, adults $2 and kids under 12 free.

    More info West Thunder Community Centre on Facebook

    October 28

    Pints & Pumpkins, Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

    SGBC is hosting a family-friendly Halloween party including a pumpkin decorating station and a caramel apple station. 12:30-2:30pm and 3-5pm, $25 for adult ticket (includes a pumpkin, a caramel apple and a pint) and children are free accompanied by an adult.

    More info SGBC on Facebook

    Symphony Spooktacular, Grassroots Church

    Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra playing spooky versions of Halloween songs—what a chillaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Come in costume! 3:30pm, tickets required.

    More info www.tbso.ca

    Got kids? Follow tbaywithkids.ca on Facebook for regular updates about family-friendly events in Thunder Bay.

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