The Bentway Skate Trail

The Official Opening of the Bentway Skate Trail Toronto’s Newest Public Space Located Under the Gardiner Expressway Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 11am #BENTONWINTER18 Opening Weekend highlights...

Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass

The Canadian Ski Council SnowPass is here - offering 4th and 5th graders three complimentary lift tickets at each of the 150 participating ski areas, all across Canada.
Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre

Family Fun at Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink

Harbourfront Centre has opened the Natrel Rink for the 2014/2015 skating season. Harbourfront Centre invites visitors to enjoy free public skating on the city’s most scenic rink, now to March 2015.
Find the Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree – Keep it Real!

With Christmas just around the corner, many will recall last years trek, axe in hand, circling evergreens and sizing up countless prickly specimens. For many families this annual tree hunt is a favorite holiday tradition so it's nice to know that not only is it a great winter outing but it's also the earth friendly choice.
what's on this weekend GTA family guide

What’s ON this Weekend

Our 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!
Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market with family friendly entertainment including musicians, carolers and children's choirs.
Santa Claus Parade Schedules GTA

Santa Claus Parade Guide

Ho Ho Ho! It's that time of year - ready or not - here comes Santa! Find a parade in your area or make it a family trip to visit somewhere new! There are so many great parades in the GTA and north of Toronto.

VIKINGS: The Exhibition

VIKINGS: The Exhibition opens at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Saturday, November 4. 2017.. Presented by investment dealer Raymond James Ltd., in partnership...

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA – Freedom is the Ultimate Rush

A Star-­Studded Night at the Port Lands for the Official Toronto Premiere Event for Cirque du Soleil’s New Big Top Show VOLTA Cirque du Soleil...

A Christmas Carol – The Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!

Ross Petty Productions is delighted to announce the 2017 holiday musical – the world premiere of a brand-new title – A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE...
cineplex family favourites

Cineplex Family Favourites

Don’t miss Cineplex Family Favourites, great family movies every Saturday at 11am. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!

Halloween Events

Trick or Treat! Get ready for a whole weekend of spooky fun! See all the spooky and fun events in our annual GTA Halloween guide!

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...

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...

Winged Canvas Holds Juried Student & Teacher Art Exhibition

On September 15th, Winged Canvas Art Hub will be opening their 2017 Juried Student & Teacher Art Exhibition. In support of local and emerging...

Fall Mom-to-Mom Sales in the GTA

Fall Mom-to-Mom Sales usually taking place from September to November, these huge indoor garage sales are full of gently used baby gear, infant, toddler,...
Fall Fairs & Festivals

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!
Pumpkins in York Region

York Region Pumpkin Pie Trail

  York Region is hosting its third annual Pumpkin Pie Trail, to be held over two weekends at the end of September. Participating farms, farmers markets...

Apple Harvest Festival

There's no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend and no better place to explore the countryside, harbour towns and fall colours!

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. If you know of a great spot that is not in our list please share it with our readers by commenting below.
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Markham Fair: Fall at it’s Funest!

There is fun to be had for the whole family at the 2016 Markham Fair! It's Canada’s largest 4-day Agricultural Fair and a Child's Life favourite!

Hiking with Kids – How to Plan, Pack and Play

Hiking with kids can be a rewarding and fun experience or it can lend up being an outing filled with meltdowns deep in the forest that you immediately regret.
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Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass

The Canadian Ski Council SnowPass is here - offering 4th and 5th graders three complimentary lift tickets at each of the 150 participating ski areas, all across Canada.
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