Summer Fun

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

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.

Movies under the stars ontario

Summer Movies under the Stars

Movies under the Stars events generally start in June and run one day a week until September. These are evenings bring with them a great sense of community, and are the perfect way to fit family outings into the hotter days of summer – bonus you won’t have to slather

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

Strawberry Picking farms GTA

Pick Your Own Strawberries

What could make a better family day trip than spending an afternoon with the kids outdoors, supporting local farmers and heading home with some delicious, sweet homegrown strawberries!

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.

2021 CNE Cancelled for Second Year

Today’s announcement by the City of Toronto to extend the current cancellation of in-person City-led and City-permitted major outdoor events through to Labour Day, will impact major festivals and events for a second year in a row, including the CNE which was scheduled to take place August 20 to September 6, 2021.

Bingemans Rocket Royale

Bingemans announces a virtual Esports Tournament, Rocket Royale

With shutdown restrictions leaving many kids with little to do, Bingemans is excited to announce its entry into Esports with a free online Fortnite and Rocket League tournament called Rocket Royale! Partnering with Uniting Gamers, Bingemans will be using their platform to launch this fun one-day battle on May 1st.

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Ontario Family Fishing Events

During the Ontario Family Fishing Events families can try fishing without the need for a fishing license! This is great way to try out the fun sport together as a family. FOUR Times a Year Family Fishing Events Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to

How to Create a Backyard Staycation for Your Kids this Summer

Summer holidays are knocking at the door. People often wonder how I keep six kids occupied during the summer months when school is out. While my kids love spending some time at summer camp, I was sure to make our home an entertaining place for kids – particularly the backyard.

McMichael ArtVenture Camps

The McMichael Brings Art & Nature Home this Summer

Virtual art and pollinator garden camps in partnership with Monarch Nation The McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s long-running tradition of summer camps that bring together art and nature returns for 2020 with a special virtual installment – ArtVenture Summer Club! To maintain the high level of excellence that families have come

Splash Pads GTA

York Region Splash Pads

Water play features are a great way to cool off during the hot summer months. Starting late June and running until late August or early Septemeber (weather permitting), most park spray features operate from about 9:00 am until dusk.

The Ultimate Sports Camp – Good Sports

Good Sports is a multi-sport camp program from Earthbound Kids which includes instruction and skill development each day. It’s main focus is game play and being a positive team player while having fun with friends.

Visit to Scenic Caves

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures: A Perfect Family Day Trip!

This summer marked my first ever visit to the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. I don’t know how I ever missed this great spot living my whole life in Ontario! I visited with my husband and our two teenage sons – the main interest for these three was the Thunderbird Twin-Zip

The Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Visits Midland Habour

Following the success in 2013, the Town of Midland is thrilled to announce that the Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Tour will be returning to Midland Harbour August 9-11, 2019, with historic fun and entertainment for the entire family. “This event was a great success in 2013, and we’re eager to

July Festivals in Toronto

July Fairs & Festivals

Summer is festival season and July is one of it’s busiest months for these family events! We’ve rounded up the top family festivals in Toronto and the surrounding area.

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

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.

Movies under the stars ontario

Summer Movies under the Stars

Movies under the Stars events generally start in June and run one day a week until September. These are evenings bring with them a great

Strawberry Picking farms GTA

Pick Your Own Strawberries

What could make a better family day trip than spending an afternoon with the kids outdoors, supporting local farmers and heading home with some delicious, sweet homegrown strawberries!

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.

2021 CNE Cancelled for Second Year

Today’s announcement by the City of Toronto to extend the current cancellation of in-person City-led and City-permitted major outdoor events through to Labour Day, will impact major festivals and events for a second year in a row, including the CNE which was scheduled to take place August 20 to September 6, 2021.

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Ontario Family Fishing Events

During the Ontario Family Fishing Events families can try fishing without the need for a fishing license! This is great way to try out the

How to Create a Backyard Staycation for Your Kids this Summer

Summer holidays are knocking at the door. People often wonder how I keep six kids occupied during the summer months when school is out. While my kids love spending some time at summer camp, I was sure to make our home an entertaining place for kids – particularly the backyard.

Splash Pads GTA

York Region Splash Pads

Water play features are a great way to cool off during the hot summer months. Starting late June and running until late August or early Septemeber (weather permitting), most park spray features operate from about 9:00 am until dusk.

The Ultimate Sports Camp – Good Sports

Good Sports is a multi-sport camp program from Earthbound Kids which includes instruction and skill development each day. It’s main focus is game play and being a positive team player while having fun with friends.

July Festivals in Toronto

July Fairs & Festivals

Summer is festival season and July is one of it’s busiest months for these family events! We’ve rounded up the top family festivals in Toronto and the surrounding area.

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