It’s finally here! The scary season has arrived and if you’re like us, you’re looking to fill your days and weekends with everything scary. Lucky for you, there is plenty to do in and around Barrie to help you celebrate the Halloween season.
Here are some of our favorite spooky things to do in the area.
1. The Halloween Lair
There was a time in the summer when we thought this might not happen. Fortunately, it isn’t and Halloween Haunt is back! While there are no indoor homes, Canada’s Wonderland is full of spooky areas, spooky characters, and spooky decorations that will get you in the mood for Halloween.
For those of you who are just here for the thrills, all the rides are still open! Just make sure you don’t eat too much funnel cake before heading to the Yukon Striker, it’s a real doozy.
2. Crypto escape rooms
Do you love escape rooms but are looking for a little more spooky one?
Crypto Escape Rooms in Newmarket specializes in not only testing your wits, but your nerves as well. They have multiple rooms, all with different difficulty and fear levels, so you’re sure to find one that’s right for your group.
If you’re new to escape rooms, we recommend Killgore Cabin: it’s not the scariest room they have, but the atmosphere is fantastic and the puzzles are great for beginners.
It really is a great piece to get your teeth into.
3. Shout the cabin
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La Cabane is back! Another scary choice when it comes to escape rooms, Scream Shack is located just north of Orillia and has 2 brand new rooms: Treason and The butcher.
If you have a large group, the Shack also has a special twist on the escape rooms with their VS trailer. Two teams are placed in unique rooms of equal difficulty, and you must compete against each other to see who escapes first!
4. Grimm plot
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A short drive north of Wasaga Beach, Grimm Grounds is a full-scale linear theatrical horror maze designed to be truly unique and terrorize its victims.
If you want to be scared, the night walks are full of scary sounds, effects, and scary actors. However, if you want a more family-friendly experience, they also have a daytime tour without all the scary stuff. So that the youngest can also enjoy it!
5. Phantom pairing
Let’s take a little break so we’re not scared for some refreshments, okay?
Every year, the Barrie Speakcheasy hosts a special Halloween event where they pair amazing wine with the most delicious cheese you’ve ever tasted. During the event, they also share ghost stories of where the cheese was created and even their own building!
Don’t forget to dress too because there is a prize for the best costume!
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6. The night of Halloween lights
It’s another family home evening and an immersive experience like no other. Halloween Night of Lights features over 1.5 million LED lights animated and synced to your favorite Halloween tunes.
Nights of Lights is the original must-have event of the fall season for all ages. Turn up the volume and roll down the windows as this dazzling light display only happens once a year.
This one is located in Richmond Hill and the best part is you pay per car!
Are you going to experience any of these spooky things to do in the Barrie area?
Here is! Whether you’re looking for an activity that really thrills you, or something a little more family-friendly, you don’t have to drive very far to find scary things to do!
If you’re looking for a thrill at home too, we also have horror movie recommendations, on Netflix and Prime, which are perfect for a fun night out with the lights out! Don’t forget the popcorn!
What will you do this scary season?
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