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Trent Valley Archives Ghost Walk Haunted Tour

5 Spooky Things to Do in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

1) Halloween Nights – A Drive Thru Event at Indian River Reptile Zoo

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Scary but fun entertainment for the family! Discretion is advised for younger children. Drive through the park filled with ghosts, goblins, bats, skeletons, monsters and clowns! Also featuring some of our animatronic dinosaurs!

Open from 5pm – 9 pm. Tickets are $20/vehicle, only ONE ticket required per vehicle!

Indian River Reptile and Dinosaur Park is a non-profit charity and sanctuary caring for 100’s of rescued and abandoned reptiles. All proceeds go into helping care for the animals.

This event is COVID19 safe: No need to leave your vehicle – just show your ticket at the gate and drive through the park among dinosaurs and ghouls!

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You don't want to get close to these big bugs !! 💀🐜🦂 A spooky transformation is under way at the Dinosaur Drive-Thru! 🦕🦖 Some dinosaurs are being packed up and shipped out to the show in Kitchener next week, but those staying behind are being joined by some fun and spooky Halloween guests! The park after dark is a great place for those bumps in the night to run around! Don't miss all the spooky fun running 5pm-9pm, Oct 15-18, Oct 22-25 and Oct 28-31! This all ages family event is sure to put your family in the Halloween spirit… If you dare to take a drive! 🎃👻 **Currently the park is closed ** *Dates and tickets at link above in bio ⬆️ #halloweenfrightnights #covid19halloween #covidsafeactivities #socialdistancingtogether #socialdistancingfun #halloween2020🎃 #spookyoctober #spookydrivethru #ghostsandgoblins #skeletonsandclowns #dinosaurpark #thingsthatgobumpinthenight #kidadventure #familytrips #familytime #ptboontario #northumberlandfun #bellevillemoms #Kawarthalakesadventures #warsawontario #campbellfordontario

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2) Bed Time Stories and other Haunting Tales at 4th Line Theatre

4th Line Theatre cannot wait to welcome audiences back to the historic Winslow farm to take part in their world premiere Halloween production, Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales, co-written by Kim Blackwell and Lindy Finlan. This creepy production is inspired by the images and creatures that fill children’s nightmares, alongside a story of the devastating consequences of forbidden love. The show will be directed by Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell.

Set on a dark fall night in 1835, Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales, follows 10-year-old Samuel Deyell as he goes into the darkest night, in search of his missing mother. Samuel is joined on his quest by his two best friends. In the shadows, the children encounter the darkest secrets and most horrifying facets of Millbrook and Cavan.  As the story unfolds, audiences will be taken throughout the Winslow farm to secret spaces never seen by audiences before.

NOTE: This production travels up and down dark paths and over uneven terrain for approximately 1 km. Trail difficulty level: moderate to high.

4th Line asks each patron to dress for the weather, wear appropriate, sturdy footwear and bring a flashlight to the performance. Masks and social distancing are required.  The performances will run rain, snow or shine.

*Not suitable for people with mobility or health issues. Contains frightening scenes and mature content. PG.

3) Haunted Halloween for Kids at Hutchison House Museum

While things will look a little different this year, the month of October would not be complete without the Halloween tradition.

Look out for young ghostly ghouls and goblins on Friday October 30th from 6-9pm and Saturday October 31 from 10am-4pm, when Hutchison House will host Halloween tours of the museum.

Enjoy a spooky tour and take a craft and treat to go.

Registration is required. There is a maximum of six people (from the same bubble) per 25 minute time slot. Admission for the Haunted Halloween spooktacular event is $5 per person. Costumes are encouraged and an adult must accompany young children. While we do make the upper levels of the house a little spooky, it is not the intention to scare anyone. For more information or to reserve a time slot please contact the museum office.

4) The Stalking Dead – Outdoor Haunt Escape Game at Escape Maze

The “Stalking Dead” is what the locals have been calling these brain-dead farmers wandering through corn fields with the sole purpose of eating anything alive. It’s a mystery why these farmers suddenly turned this way, but guesses have blamed a combination of different chemicals used on the corn crops. Local law enforcement called in a pharmaceutical company “Human Advancement Research Medicine” because of their brilliant work in brain function and optimization. Several research scientists began their work at ground zero (the site of the first corn farmer zombie) within a fenced in containment area. The last message from the scientists stated that a cure had been discovered and that the cure is a combination of all the research done by scientists at their individual stations. Soon after the discovery the containment fence was compromised and an attack ensued on the scientists. Their fate has been sealed. We need brave volunteers to enter the containment area, visit the research stations and collect all the data. The compiled data will give us the cure.

NOT recommended for players 13 years of age and younger.

This experience requires a minimum of 4 players per group. There is a maximum of 10 players per group. The experience will run rain or shine.


5) Eerie Ashburnham Ghost Walk with Trent Valley Archives

** Reservations are required for all tours **

Friendly and knowledgeable guides will lead you by lantern light through the streets, expertly weaving together the ghosts and the stories behind them.

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It's the most wonderful time of the year … the Trent Valley Archives ghost walk season! Although we are unable to run our usual downtown ghost walks this year, we will be running more Eerie Ashburnham ghost walks to satisfy your craving for spooky stories. 👻 We'll be reprising our Wicked Walk of the West for those of you who didn't get a chance to take it this August, and we'll be adding our East Side Stories walk for those of you who are looking for something new and different. On our Wicked Walk of the West [October 22, 27 and 29 from 7-9PM] you'll stop at some of East City's grandest homes, and hear about the ghostly inhabitants that have stuck around throughout the years. You'll also hear about the tragedy that befell the Quaker Oats factory in the 1910s and the ghosts that are still lingering on from that fateful day. On our East Side Stories [October 28 from 7-9PM (our 23 and 30th dates are already sold out)] you'll visit some of Peterborough's more well known buildings and landmarks – like the Lift Locks, St. Joseph's Hospital, and the Peterborough Theatre Guild – and learn about the ghostly encounters people have had there. Tickets cost $20 each and can be purchased on Eventbrite via the link in our bio. These tours are selling out fast (and we mean fast!) so you'll want to get yours soon. [Please note that we will be adhering to COVID-19 protocols throughout our ghost walks, including physical distancing and screening of tour participants prior to beginning the tour]

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