Summer Fun

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.

Ontario Drive-In Movie Theatres

Drive-in Movie Theatres are preparing to open in June! This is sure to be a popular family outing we can enjoy while practicing social distancing. Find a drive-in theatre near you in our guide.

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.

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!

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.

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. New! FOUR Times a Year Family Fishing Events Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents

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

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.

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.

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!

Summer Fairs & Festivals in the GTA

Find the best summer festivals for families in Toronto and the surrounding area of Southern Ontario. Food festivals, fairs, ethnic celebrations, dancing, kids activities, music and more! We are constantly adding to these listings so stay tuned and have a fun summer!

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

Don’t miss the Royal Canadian Circus SPECTAC! 2019

The all new Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® 2019 under the Magnificent Big Top touring Canada is coming to the GTA for 42 spectacular shows under the magnificent Big Top from July 18 to August 18, 2019.

Day Out With Thomas – Steam Team Tour 2019

Peep Peep! Everyone’s favourite storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ is chugging his way into the GTA at York-Durham Heritage Railway. Enjoy a day of family fun while Thomas visits the Uxbridge Train Station located at 19 Railway Street. Don’t miss one of the hottest things to do this summer!

Parry Sound Is Open For Business

Wildfire affecting Northern Ontario is nowhere near the coastal town or surrounding villages The “Parry Sound 33” wildfire that is burning in Northern Ontario is approximately 75 kilometres from the Town of Parry Sound and surrounding villages, posing no danger to tourists wanting to visit this charming spot on beautiful

Explore the Niagara Whirlpool by Boat and Zipline

Looking for an action-packed adventure with an aerial-edge? Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and WildPlay Niagara promise to deliver an exhilarating experience with Niagara’s Wet & Wild Adventure Pass. The Wet & Wild Adventure pass allows thrill-seekers to enjoy three noteworthy attractions: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, Whirlpool Adventure Course, and Mistrider

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

The Largest Summer Solstice Event in the GTHA Comes to The Junction Next Month Pedestrians take over Dundas Street West on Saturday June 23 to celebrate the longest day of sunshine The Junction’s Summer Solstice Festival has been a long standing tradition on the west-side of Toronto, offering crowds of

Rookie Camper Mistakes

Avoid Rookie Camper Mistakes

Camping is a memorable experience. Whether bonding as a family or gathering with close friends around the campfire, trips in the trailer or tent are sure to inspire stories for years to come. But not everybody is a seasoned camper.

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.

Ontario Drive-In Movie Theatres

Drive-in Movie Theatres are preparing to open in June! This is sure to be a popular family outing we can enjoy while practicing social distancing. Find a drive-in theatre near you in our guide.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

Summer Fairs & Festivals in the GTA

Find the best summer festivals for families in Toronto and the surrounding area of Southern Ontario. Food festivals, fairs, ethnic celebrations, dancing, kids activities, music and more! We are constantly adding to these listings so stay tuned and have a fun summer!

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

Don’t miss the Royal Canadian Circus SPECTAC! 2019

The all new Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® 2019 under the Magnificent Big Top touring Canada is coming to the GTA for 42 spectacular shows under the magnificent Big Top from July 18 to August 18, 2019.

Parry Sound Is Open For Business

Wildfire affecting Northern Ontario is nowhere near the coastal town or surrounding villages The “Parry Sound 33” wildfire that is burning in Northern Ontario is

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

The Largest Summer Solstice Event in the GTHA Comes to The Junction Next Month Pedestrians take over Dundas Street West on Saturday June 23 to

Rookie Camper Mistakes

Avoid Rookie Camper Mistakes

Camping is a memorable experience. Whether bonding as a family or gathering with close friends around the campfire, trips in the trailer or tent are sure to inspire stories for years to come. But not everybody is a seasoned camper.

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