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Elora Monster Month

Monster Month scares up family-friendly fun in Elora and Fergus

Dozens of Halloween-themed activities throughout October The communities of Elora and Fergus are making sure the pandemic doesn’t put a damper on anyone’s Halloween spirit this fall. The scenic neighbouring villages about an hour outside the Greater Toronto Area have organized a packed line-up of family-oriented activities and events as

Join UNICEF Canada’s Halloween Walk-a-thon Campaign

WALK YOUR HOOD, DO SOME GOOD Little ghouls and goblins from coast-to-coast can turn their trick-or-treating steps into a walk-a-thon to raise much-needed funds for children around the world. UNICEF Canada, long-associated with their iconic orange trick-or-treat donation boxes, is back with its Halloween Walk-a-thon campaign. It’s easy for kids and

Halloween Events for Families

Halloween Events

Halloween Events in the GTA Trick or Treat! It’s that magical time for kids and adults to embrace their imaginations and dress-up in the spirit of Halloween! We love this holiday, possibly more than any other! Halloween brings out the kid in everyone, and gives us a great sense of

Pumpkin Patches in the GTA

Perfect Pumpkin Picking Patches in and around the GTA

Pumpkin picking season has arrived! We’ve gathered up the best places to find pumpkins in the GTA, as well as those destinations that make for a perfect day trip or fall colours drive. Did we miss one? Let us know your favourite pumpkin patch in the comments section below. 2021

Funtastic Fall Event Guide GTA

Funtastic Fall Fairs & Festivals

The Fall season is one of the best times of the year for family events and outings! This colourful (and cooler!) season brings so any opportunities to head out with the kids and make lasting memories and traditions!

Corn Maze Ontario

Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Rows and rows of tall corn fields spread across Ontario every fall means yummy sweet buttered corn for dinner and hot corn on the cob at fall festivals but it may also be the perfect place to get LOST!  There are more and more mazes popping up each year –

What’s ON this Weekend

Your weekend guide to family fun in and around the Toronto area. Updated each week to bring you the latest family events, activities, festivals, fairs, kids shows and fun things to do with the kids. Find Fun close to Home with Child’s Life!

Ghost Walks GTA

Ghost Walks and Historical Tours

Get into the spirit of Halloween with a Spooky Historical Tour of your city! Ghost walks are offered in a number of locations across Ontario throughout the fall season. Parents need to know that not all walks are suitable for young children – use your judgement and inquire with tour

Get Connected with Virtual CNE this Summer

This year’s Virtual CNE offers free and paid family content, concerts, and new at-home experiences including cooking with celebrity chefs, virtual escape room, sand sculpting lessons, and return of the popular CNE Gaming Garage Powered by AMD Ontario’s end of summer tradition is returning online again in a new interactive platform that brings

Child Public Speaking

How Strong Communication Skills Help Children Succeed

Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills a child can learn. When your child learns how to communicate well, both orally and in writing, it helps them express their thoughts and feelings more clearly. Excellent communication skills will help your child in school, not

Scouts Canada Continues the Adventure this Fall

Scouts Canada’s five-stage Return to Scouting plan offers kids continuity, fun and friendship, while prioritizing safety. Registration opens September 15th for new members; volunteers can sign up now! Back to school has long signalled the return to extracurricular activities for Canadian families. As provincial restrictions ease, many parents are seeking

Worlds Largest Rubber Duck returns to Toronto

The Quack is Back… Virtually!

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Returns to Toronto’s Waterfront…Virtually. Redpath Waterfront Trail Announces New AR Experience The World’s Largest Rubber Duck is digitally floating back to Toronto to join the Redpath Waterfront Trail from September 17 to October 3. The Duck will be the fifth Augmented Reality (AR) stop on the trail

The Bentway Tapestry Opera

Tapesty Opera Comes to The Bentway

Spend a Saturday afternoon being swept away by beautiful music beneath the Gardiner! Tapestry Opera’s travelling stage is setting up shop at The Bentway for three special performances this summer – August 21st, August 28th, and September 4th. Acclaimed opera singer Asitha Tennekoon performs musical theatre and opera favourites in

Fall Programs for Kids GTA

Fall Programs for Kids in the GTA

Share this guide… Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on reddit Reddit Check out some of the great kids programs being offered this fall in the GTA and be sure to also check our Kids Directories and Event Guides for other venue’s that offer

apple picking in the GTA

Apple Picking in and around the GTA

Treat the family to a day out celebrating fall and it’s local harvest of delicious Ontario apples! See below for a handy list of apple orchards in the GTA and Southern Ontario.

Staycation in Ontario

The Summer of the Staycation

There isn’t a better time to enjoy the hidden gems of Ontario Even as Ontario begins to re-open, restrictions remain on international travel and vacations. After more than 15 months of lockdowns, social distancing and a lack of events or attractions for families, the travel bug is itching to be

Peach Farms in ontario pick your own

Where to Pick Peaches in Southern Ontario

Late July through to September is peach season in Ontario. You can buy local fresh peaches from farmers’ markets and even your local grocer. But a lot more fun, and educational, is to head out to a local peach growing farm and pick your own.  Introducing to children how things

Elora Sunflower Festival

Visit the Sunflowers of Elora

A selfie-lover’s paradise is about to bloom in picturesque Elora! Sunflowers of Elora – a festival celebrating one of the most photographed plants on social media – kicks off Friday, August 6 and will run through September, offering opportunities for visitors to get colourful close-ups and for families to enjoy

Keep Kids Hydrated and Safe During a Heatwave

Are you Keeping Your Kids Cool? Young children are more susceptible to dehydration and becoming ill in hot weather than healthy adults. Children’s bodies don’t tend to cool down as efficiently which leaves them more at risk than during a summer heatwave.

August Creator Camps at Curiosity Lab

Customized, private virtual classes from the Curiosity Lab are now available for August. Meet your instructor and view program curriculum online. Now until August 15 you can save 20% on each camp program when you mention Child’s Life!

Halloween Events for Families

Halloween Events

Halloween Events in the GTA Trick or Treat! It’s that magical time for kids and adults to embrace their imaginations and dress-up in the spirit

Funtastic Fall Event Guide GTA

Funtastic Fall Fairs & Festivals

The Fall season is one of the best times of the year for family events and outings! This colourful (and cooler!) season brings so any opportunities to head out with the kids and make lasting memories and traditions!

Corn Maze Ontario

Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Rows and rows of tall corn fields spread across Ontario every fall means yummy sweet buttered corn for dinner and hot corn on the cob

What’s ON this Weekend

Your weekend guide to family fun in and around the Toronto area. Updated each week to bring you the latest family events, activities, festivals, fairs, kids shows and fun things to do with the kids. Find Fun close to Home with Child’s Life!

Ghost Walks GTA

Ghost Walks and Historical Tours

Get into the spirit of Halloween with a Spooky Historical Tour of your city! Ghost walks are offered in a number of locations across Ontario

Get Connected with Virtual CNE this Summer

This year’s Virtual CNE offers free and paid family content, concerts, and new at-home experiences including cooking with celebrity chefs, virtual escape room, sand sculpting lessons, and

Scouts Canada Continues the Adventure this Fall

Scouts Canada’s five-stage Return to Scouting plan offers kids continuity, fun and friendship, while prioritizing safety. Registration opens September 15th for new members; volunteers can

Worlds Largest Rubber Duck returns to Toronto

The Quack is Back… Virtually!

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Returns to Toronto’s Waterfront…Virtually. Redpath Waterfront Trail Announces New AR Experience The World’s Largest Rubber Duck is digitally floating back

The Bentway Tapestry Opera

Tapesty Opera Comes to The Bentway

Spend a Saturday afternoon being swept away by beautiful music beneath the Gardiner! Tapestry Opera’s travelling stage is setting up shop at The Bentway for

Fall Programs for Kids GTA

Fall Programs for Kids in the GTA

Share this guide… Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on reddit Reddit Check out some of the great

apple picking in the GTA

Apple Picking in and around the GTA

Treat the family to a day out celebrating fall and it’s local harvest of delicious Ontario apples! See below for a handy list of apple orchards in the GTA and Southern Ontario.

Staycation in Ontario

The Summer of the Staycation

There isn’t a better time to enjoy the hidden gems of Ontario Even as Ontario begins to re-open, restrictions remain on international travel and vacations.

Elora Sunflower Festival

Visit the Sunflowers of Elora

A selfie-lover’s paradise is about to bloom in picturesque Elora! Sunflowers of Elora – a festival celebrating one of the most photographed plants on social

Keep Kids Hydrated and Safe During a Heatwave

Are you Keeping Your Kids Cool? Young children are more susceptible to dehydration and becoming ill in hot weather than healthy adults. Children’s bodies don’t tend to cool down as efficiently which leaves them more at risk than during a summer heatwave.

August Creator Camps at Curiosity Lab

Customized, private virtual classes from the Curiosity Lab are now available for August. Meet your instructor and view program curriculum online. Now until August 15 you can save 20% on each camp program when you mention Child’s Life!

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