Madison Furness|Life

Let’s face it, students never really have a break, specially during reading week. We work, study, convince each other not to drop out, study, have a few nervous breakdowns and oh ya, study!

But we all need to take some time for ourselves and experience what fall has to offer. For those who want to treat themselves and have a study break during their “week off” here’s a list of The Avro Post’s top 10 fall activities.

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Pumpkinfest at Downey’s Farm Market

Location: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton, Ontario L7C 2J5

Cost: $9 – $14 per person

It’s the great Pumpkinfest Charlie Brown! At Downey’s Farm Market you can experience loads of fall fun in (literally) thousands of pumpkins! With activities that include unlimited… yes UNLIMITED wagon rides, farm animals, a corn maze, make your own scarecrows and weekly live entertainment, Downey’s knows how to through a pumpkin party.

And don’t forget to take home a pumpkin!

For more information click here!

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Meditation workshops at Hoame

Location: 430 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1S7

Cost: $10 – $28 per person

Don’t Namastay in bed this reading week! Toronto’s newest modern meditation studio just opened up in the fashion district. After you’re done with some retail therapy, stop by Hoame for one of their enhanced mind and body services! De-stress from that group project meeting nobody showed up to by joining a mediation workshop or book a session in their Himalayan Salt Cave. Book your cushion today with your first class being 50% off!

Hoame is the closest thing to home… without being home with your messy roommates.

For more information click here!

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Location: Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Cost: $33 – $36 per person

Looking for an excuse to scream this week?… and yes I mean scream out your aggression towards the professors making you study this break. Head over to Screemers with your friends to experience all that true horror has to offer. With a winter themed attraction, 4 thrilling rides, a zombie prison and a wax museum, endless fear awaits you!
Need some liquid courage?  Go for a drink in their fully licensed Vampire Lounge.

For more information click here!

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Apple picking at Chudleighs Farm

Location: 9528 Regional Rd 25, Milton, ON L9T 2X7

Cost: $15 per person

From Macintosh to Ginger Gold, Chudleighs Farm has an assortment of ripe apples ready for you to pick. Bring your friends and family any day of the week to soak up one of the most popular fall activities, apple picking! And if you get tired from all that reaching and pulling you can find an assortment of activities at the farm such as a hay maze, farm animals, a nature trail, and so much more.

Looking to keep your day apple themed? Join Chudleighs at The Farm Kitchen for the original Apple Blossom! The Farm Kitchen also includes a fully licensed bar and delicious pizza.

For more information click here!

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Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market

Location: 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Cost: Pricing varies

Who says farmers markets are just for the summer? Every Saturday, Evergreen brings you good food from local farmers, food producers and chefs! Open bright and early from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., why not pick up some healthy and fresh produce to meal prep for school next week!

For more information click here!

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A nature hike through High Park

Location: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3
Cost: None!
Looking for something to do for free? Experience what nature truly has to offer this fall in High Park. Take some time to clear your head in their hiking trails that take you through stunning colours, crunchy leaves and perfect walking temperatures. Spanning 398 acres, High Parks gardens will make you feel warm and wholesome.
It’s true what they say, the best things in life are free!

For more information click here!

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Dinner at Washoko

Location: 98 Courtneypark Dr E, Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3
Cost: $20 – $35 per person
For the couples who can’t decide on a restaurant, heres four! At Washoko you can experience all that Asian cuisine has to offer. Impress your date as they watch their food being cooked right in front of you at Washoko’s teppanyaki restaurant or cook your own food at Chako Korean BBQ.
You can also choose to dine at Ichi Potto for ramen or Hinoku for all-you-can-eat sushi! And with all four restaurants being in one building, you might as well bring your school work and stay all day!

For more information click here!

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Wine tastings at Niagara College Winery

Location: 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Cost: $0 – $20

Feeling fancy? Head down to Niagara for some wine tastings and gain some knowledge on which red suits your palette. Situated in the heart of Niagara wine country this teaching winery has an assortment of reds, whites and ciders to suit everyones tastebuds.

Want to keep going? Take a bicycle through Niagara and Niagara-on-the-lake both for wineries such as Inniskilin, Meglomaniac, Kasabas, Two Sisters, Wayne Gretzky Estates and many more for you to enjoy.

Take a bottle home and they may even offer you a wine tasting for free!

For more information click here!

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Castle Loma Legends of Horror

Location: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

Cost: $40 per person

For the ones who want to feel boujee while being attacked, Toronto’s infamous castle turns into an absolute nightmare every October. Build up the courage to take yourself on a self guided walk through the gardens and castle tunnels that are rarely open to the public.

An immersive theatrical performance that is truly worth every penny.

For more information click here!

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Halloween Haunt

Location: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6

Cost: approximately $36 per person

Combining every kids two favourite things, roller coasters and haunted houses, Canada’s Wonderland holds the biggest Halloween event in the GTA. Not only will you be running scared through its haunted attractions but you’ll also be greeted by monsters and ghouls while outside of them. Waiting in line-ups, walking through the park grounds or grabbing food, yes, there will be a masked “killer” waiting to terrorize you.

Bring a group of friends for student discounted Friday’s… you’re going to need them. Because who doesn’t love being chased around a theme park by a bloody clown holding a fake axe?

For more information click here!

From getting chased by an underpaid actor in a creepy clown costume to meditating in the fashion district, the writers at the Avro Post have you covered on what to do this fall break.

Featured Image from Gal Meets Glam

Written by madlivley

Journalism student. The Avro Post - Life.

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