Fall is a beautiful, if too short, season in Calgary. We try to make the most of it, as busy as we are, because the weather can be pleasant and the foliage is simply lovely.
So, this past weekend I found myself, with my three kids, at Calaway Park, taking part in the Halloweekends event that is going on.
With the rides and shows all operational – and great carnival snacks still to be purchased! – it was a fabulous time to go. We enjoyed the creativity of costumes that everyone wore, from ride operators to guests, and the fun characters that roamed the park, posing with kids for pictures.
The decorations throughout the park added to the fall beauty.
There is a haunted house (not too scary!) and lots of Halloween decorations mixed in with fall decorations. Calaway Park has also specifically decorated a section of the park for Halloween, and named it HalloStreet. It’s decor makes the most of light-hearted fun with all kinds of jokes interspersed. (Well, puns, anyway. Although some consider puns to be the lowest form of humour, my kids laughed.) The dressed-up skeletons amused everyone. Face painting is also available, for a fee, if your kids decide their costume needs to be perked up. And speaking of costumes, this is your chance to dress up!
The weather was beautiful and the leaves presented all their fall glory. We arrived right at opening, and it was a wonderful day to be out and enjoying fall in our city.
My kids raced to the rollercoaster and rode it twice – just to warm themselves up for the day, I guess. We then proceeded to ride many of the rides and enjoyed the low crowds and short line-ups.
After a short break to watch the Canada One Five Oh show, and polish off a bag of cotton candy, we were ready for more rides.
We ended the day with a plunge down Timber Falls, and even though we got wet (of course), it was such a nice day that not one person complained. Rides, treats, shows AND keeping everyone happy makes for a great family day!
Calaway Park is only open for TWO more weekends this year, so now is your chance to get out and enjoy it. All the extra Halloween fun is included in your season pass or regular admission. If you don’t have a season pass, save a little money by buying your tickets online. And don’t forget, October 7 – 9 is also Thank You, Calgary weekend at Calaway Park.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.