Fall is here! For many Torontonians – fall is a wonderful time to explore the City of Toronto and the GTA. Fall offers the perfect balance of the weather – it’s not too hot or too cold to enjoy events around the city. And if you are a lover of all things pumpkin; now is the time to get your pumpkin fix. You can get your fill of pumpkin muffins or pie or even the all-time classic pumpkin spice latte at your favourite coffee shop.
Although fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors, if you are not careful all of your outdoor fun can take a toll on your wallet.To help to ease the strain on your finances,here are some frugal and fun events you and your family can attend without breaking the bank:
Family time at the movies. Watching movies at the theatre is a fun adventure for the whole family. Sharing popcorn and candy with mom and dad is a memory a child will remember forever. However if you watch movies on a regular basis at the movie theatre and buy treats from the concession stand, you could easily spend more than $50. During the month of October Cineplex Odeon is giving families the chance to spend some family time at the theatre at a reduced price. Every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Cineplex will feature a popular family movie and the cost of admission will only be $2.99! To see a list of the movies they’ll show and which locations are participating go here.
Love history? Head tot he museum. The Scarborough Museum is hosting a variety of Halloween themed activities every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the month of October! And the best part; admission is pay what you can. It’s a spooktacular event for your whole family to enjoy without breaking the bank!
How about them apples? Nothing says its fall more than apple picking. So get your family together, wear some comfortable sneakers and clothes and get ready to pick some apples. Apple picking is a fun frugal activity to get your whole family involved. A 3lb bag of apples could run you $2.79 or 93 cents per pound. And when you’re done, bring your apples home so you can create some homemade apple pie or apple cider – the options are endless!
Don’t forget your furry friends! Purina PawsWay is holding their annual Halloween party on October 29! So bring your pets and your kids to enjoy some furry Halloween fun. Bring your camera to snap lasting memories at the fun-filled photo booth on site. Kids can enjoy some arts and crafts too. Lots of family fun to be had and it’s all free!
Pull up a lawn chair! Before winter and snow settles on the streets of Toronto, an all-time classic for many families is the Santa Claus parade. This year the 112th annual Santa Claus parade will take place on Sunday November 20. The parade will start at Christie Pitts and end at the St. Lawrence Market. So bundle the kids with the warmest long johns you can find and head to the parade to catch a glimpse of Santa. Be sure to pack some finger foods and bring a thermos of hot chocolate too!
There are so many free activities for you to enjoy this fall and the best part; you do not have to break the bank. You can enjoy some free fun or pay a minimal cost at a variety of events. So enjoy your time as you explore all of the free events Toronto has to offer as well as sharing long-lasting memories with your family and friends. Happy fall everyone!