Farmers Markets & Pick Your Own

Guide to local farms in York Region and Durham. Find country markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables, sweet corn, organic produce, pick your own strawberries, berries, apples and family fun farms, petting zoos and hayrides!

Summer Movies under the Stars

Movies under the Stars are the perfect way to fit a family outing into the hot days of summer. The evenings are a little cooler and more comfortable for everyone, and you won't have to slather them in sunscreen or nag about putting their hats back on!
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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.
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.

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!

Day Out With Thomas Friendship Tour 2017

Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be chugging his way into Uxbridge for two weekends of fun, August 11, 12, 13 and...
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours opens early for 25th season

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has kicked off its 25th anniversary season by setting a new record — launching earlier in the year than ever before. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours officially opened its doors to the public in 1992 with a single boat, taking passengers for thrilling white water rides.
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Pick Your Own Strawberries

Strawberry picking in Ontario is a ‘must do’ family activity. 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 and healthy homegrown berries. It’s an affordable day out you’ll want to plan for every June.
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Scenic Caves Nature Adventures: A Perfect Family Day Trip!

The summer of 2016 marked my first ever visit to the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. I don't know how I ever missed this great...

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.

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.

The Redpath Waterfront Festival Welcomes the Royal Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy comes to the Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by PortsToronto, for the first time and will be stationed in Harbour Square...
Viking Ship in Toronto

Largest Viking Ship in the World Sets Sail for Toronto

Departing from her homeport in Norway, on April 24, Draken Harald Hårfagre and her crew committed to the daring journey to cross the North Atlantic for her Expedition America. The great ship will be joining the fleet of international tall ships in Toronto for the Redpath Waterfront Festival.

Summer Weekends start on Wednesday’s at Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is thrilled to announce its summer lineup, where weekends start on Wednesdays. Every weekend this summer includes a lakeside film screening, an outdoor concert in the Toronto Music Garden, Dancing on the Pier, as well as a festival all weekend long.
Summer camps

Summer Fun Camps at Main Street Kids

Main Street Kids brings back the fun this summer with nine weeks of unique themed camp programs for kids 4-8 years of age.
Shrine Circus Spectac

Don’t miss Shrine Circus SPECTAC! 2016

The all new internationally renowned Shrine Circus SPECTAC!™ 2016 is coming to 5 locations in the GTA this summer under the magnificent Big Top!
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!
Tree Top Trekking

Monarch Zip Line Open for the Season!

Get an early jump on spring with an unforgettable ride on the 600ft long Monarch Zip Line at Treetop Trekking Stouffville, only 20 minutes from Toronto. Special early season promotional rate of only $9.99 +hst (regular price: $19.99) offered during the Bruce's Mill Maple Syrup Festival!
Buskerfest 2014

Scotia Bank Buskerfest 2014

Comedy, spontaneity and a dash of the unbelievable: 4 days and 4 nights of non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment. Comedians, contortionists, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and daredevils all come together for North America’s largest street performer festival.

Discover Taiwan’s rich legacy at TAIWANfest

From August 22 through 24, Harbourfront Centre hosts TAIWANfest, a weekend-long celebration of Taiwanese arts and cultural heritage. This year’s theme, “Forget Me Not” will explore Taiwan’s culture as influenced by all those who have touched their shores, from the Japanese to the Dutch.
Newmarket Splash Pad

Newmarket unveils it’s first Splash Pad!

Town unveils first outdoor spray pad in Newmarket On July 14, 2014, the Town of Newmarket invited all residents and friends to the official opening...

Family Guides

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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