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5 Things To Do For Halloween in Barrie

5 Things To Do For Halloween in Barrie

Covid has killed alot of fun this year, and Halloween is among it’s casualties. Although there isn’t a ban on Trick or Treating, many families will be staying home, and the usual crowd gathering events have been curtailed or cancelled.

But there’s still plenty of Halloween happenings around town. Scroll on for a few ideas to up the scare factor this week!

5 Things To Do For Halloween in Barrie

Drive by some of Barrie’s most epic lawn displays

Trick-or-treat 2020 might not happen, but that hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from spooking up their front yards with Halloween props.

5 Spence Avenue in Midhurst, 212 Foster Drive and 288 Browning Trail have all gone above and beyond the call for creep this year. Be sure to keep social distancing when checking them out but even a quick tour can heighten the Halloween horror!

Hit the Alley

Despite having to close their way cool big tent experience, the Alley will be re-opening (with social distancing in place) for Halloweekend. It’s reservation only though so be sure to book in ASAP. The doors open Thursday night and run right to Saturday evening.

Take a Drive

There are a couple of eerie live haunts within driving distance, including a great lights show in Vaughan. It’s a pay per car basis, so load up the famjam and crank up the speakers! Spooky tunes and eerie sightings make for a fun family night trip.

Sink a Mini Putt

Bring your bubble and celebrate Halloween by sinking a few putts. Glow in the Dark Mini Putt will be open Saturday for a family friendly event, with treats at a few holes.

Escape Room Action

If you really want to up your fun/fear factor, consider booking in an Escape Room this weekend. Nothing says Halloween like trying to escape a locked room on the eeriest weekend of the year! MindBuster Escape Rooms is offering escapes through the weekend, although spots must be reserved in advance. (Just don’t watch any of the SAW movies before arriving)

BONUS! Listen To a Creepy Podcast!

Take an audio tour of some of Barrie’s most haunted spots in our latest podcast! Best listened to with headphones…and in the dark.

What did you think of 5 Things To Do For Halloween in Barrie? Let us know in the comments!

Trapped with only 60 minutes to escape!!

Trapped with only 60 minutes to escape!!

Do you have what it takes to escape the forbidden walls of the Pirate’s Bay? Find out at Zenith Escape Rooms.

If you’re new to escape rooms, test the waters in an abandoned pirate’s hut in the very heart of the Caribbean Sea. You have 60 minutes to escape before that bloodthirsty, one-eyed pirate returns from hunting. Although you can have anywhere from 4-8 players, five is the recommended amount of players for this room. It is the easiest room however it does take a serious effort to complete. It’s is suggested for beginners.

What is an escape room you ask? An escape room is an interactive puzzle where you use your brains, and your surroundings to escape on time. The goal is to solve a mystery, escape the room, or claim the prize. Zenith has some interesting rooms.  You will need between 4-8 people for each escape room. The fewer people the harder it is to solve. 

The cost per player for an escape room is $25 plus tax per person. Each room is 1 hour to try and escape. There are prizes to be won for anyone who participates in the versus party pack. 

If you have done escape rooms before, you could try one of their more challenging rooms. Such as the Mayan Tomb, Grandmas Attic, or the Magic Goblet which is the hardest room. 

 

Do you or someone you know have a birthday coming up? Zenith accommodates large groups and birthday parties. If you have a slightly larger group than you can try the versus mode challenge. Your group will be split in half to compete against each other.

 

Visit their website at www.zenithescape.com. For more info and to see what’s going on, you can visit them on Facebook or Instagram.

Entertainment in Barrie: Escaping from the Regular

Barrie Uncovered Escape Rooms

Searching for entertainment in Barrie that’s more than just the same old thing can be difficult, and interesting and interactive events can be hard to come by. Situations where you’re working together with your team encourages collaboration, and further communication and problem solving skills.

Barrie Uncovered has the answer to your hum drum nights out: Perplexcity Escape Rooms and Board Game Lounge on Cedar Park Drive in Barrie. What is an Escape Room, you may ask? It is an adventure game where you have to solve a series of puzzles and riddles to escape the room. You will have clues and hints to help you solve the puzzles.  You’ll need to work as a team and come up with a strategy to complete them within the hour you have to escape. One thing to mention: you are not actually locked in the room!

Perplexcity’s four escape rooms have different degrees of difficulty.  They have, from easiest to hardest:

  1. Lost Jewel of Zanzibar
  2. Curse of the Evil Genie
  3. Blackbeard’s Brig
  4. Cypherspace

Fun Team Building Attractions near Barrie

Perplexcity has been under new management since January 2019.  Brian, Adam or Dave will more than happy to answer any question you may have and are in the process of re-booting the rooms with the intention of making the rooms more immersive with technology.  They plan to have a new room to open in 2-3 month’s time. They also have a board games area with pool, hoops and ping pong.  If you like board games, they have a good selection, so have a beer, relax and have fun the old fashioned way!

It is a great place for a group of friends, bachelorettes, stag nights, or for companies to have corporate team building events.  The rooms accommodate 8-10 people depending on the room, but the owners say ideally it should be 6-7 people. For larger corporate events you can hire out the whole of Perplexcity for which the capacity is 100. A popular option is to have your date night at Perplexcity, it’s a good way to learn about your partner…if you’re brave enough!

Perplexcity is ideal for kids 12 and up and adults. But make sure you try the easier rooms first!  Perplexcity has a liquor license and a menu of pub favourites, like wings, burgers, and poutine. They also have 55 cent Sunday Wings specials.

The Perplexcity team are working on new initiatives to improve the experience.  Some of the events they are considering for the near future are:

  • Live bands
  • Karaoke nights
  • Comedy nights
  • Theme night e.g. Paint Nights
  • Contests, who can eat the hottest wings and how many wings can you eat in 3 minutes.

So, if you want a night out away from the normal try Perplexcity.  They have an easy to use online booking calendar, just pick you date and time and book. If you’re on the hunt for more events and things to do in Barrie, check on our events page – it’s always being updated with more fun and interesting events.

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