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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 –

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

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

Top Sunflower Fields Ontario

Summers Glow: Best Spots for a Sunflower Day Trip in Ontario

As early as late July and continuing into September you can enjoy the warm yellow glow of sunflowers in bloom all across Ontario. What used to be a pretty farm crop has turned into a new craze with Sunflower Fields now opening up to the public. Walking amongst the thousands

Ontario Science Center Reopens in July

Re-opening Plans for the Ontario Science Center

The Science Center is getting ready for a July Re-opening As Ontario enters Step 3 of its reopening plan on July 16th, the Ontario Science Center is getting ready to welcome visitors back! Kicking off the reopening will be two member-preview weekends on July 24-25 and July 31-August 2. Then,

Father's Day Books for Kids

10 Fun Kids Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.

Ontario Drive-In Movie Theatres

Drive-In Theatres are open again! Visit one of these true classics for a family night out that will go down in the memory books, or better yet make it a regular tradition! You’ll find theatres within 45 minutes to an hour and half from the GTA and are open Spring through Fall.

Dinos and Friends Coming to Pickering & Hamilton

The epic Dino and Friends dinosaur drive-through experience is coming to Hamilton and Pickering this spring! The socially distanced, fully contactless, drive-thru event was going to be held at Exhibition Place in Toronto earlier this year, but had to be cancelled due to the province-wide stay at home order.  The

Together Apart Summer Cirque comes to Markham

For the first time in over a year, world-class acrobatic theatre company, The 7 Fingers, will perform to live audiences in Toronto in Together Apart Summer Cirque.  From The Concierge Club, producer of Toronto’s highly successful POLAR Drive Holiday drive-through event, comes Together Apart Summer Cirque: A Summer Tale. This never-before-seen outdoor, live theatrical cirque show is

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

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

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

Father's Day Books for Kids

10 Fun Kids Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.

Ontario Drive-In Movie Theatres

Drive-In Theatres are open again! Visit one of these true classics for a family night out that will go down in the memory books, or better yet make it a regular tradition! You’ll find theatres within 45 minutes to an hour and half from the GTA and are open Spring through Fall.

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