Labour Day has passed and the children are back in school but that doesn’t mean that the fun needs to end. Toronto and the surrounding areas always have lots of fun and interesting things to do over the weekend and here are just a few!
- 2nd Annual Haute Dog at Queen’s Quay Terminal. This Saturday and Sunday only, have your family pet come strike a pose on the Doggy Red Carpet at the 2nd Annual Haute Dog. There will be lots of canine fashion and Pupparazzi for our beloved furry friends and lots of free outdoor events for the family. Come rain or shine this weekend from 10 – 4.
- The Panda’s at the Toronto Zoo. Come to the Toronto Zoo to meet Er Shun and Da Mao and visit the new Panda Interpretive Centre. Learn all there is to know about Giant Panda’s.
- Under the Sea. If you child or yourself are fans of ‘Finding Nemo’ then you cannot miss ‘Under The Sea’ at the Ontario Science Centre. With Imax technology, you will get a first hand look at the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Triangle.
- 15th Annual Taste of The Kingsway Festival. Stroll up Bloor Street for food, family and fun with entertainment for people of all ages. Happening this Friday through Sunday.
- Stanley’s Game Seven. For all you hockey fans, this one is for you! At the Hockey Hall of Fame, Hockey’s First 3D movie of the best moments in Stanley Cup History. This movie is included in the Hockey Hall of Fame admission, so come and watch a part of Canadian History!
It is supposed to rain this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out and enjoy all that Toronto has to offer this weekend. Here are just a few of the many things happening this weekend that you and your family can enjoy.
- Toronto Jazz Festival Free Music Series at Don Mills. This weekend at Shops at Don Mills, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Free Music Series will be showcasing free concerts from a wide array of talented artists. This event will be continuing right through until June 30th, a day longer than most venues throughout the city. Come stay dry and listen to some fantastic music!
- Nature Play at Evergreen Brickworks. Do you have a budding environmentalist at home? I know I do! At Evergreen Brickworks, located at 550 Bayview Ave, Nature Play invites children to play and engage their growing minds with weekly activities based on changing seasons and weather as well as the environment around them. Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 – 4.
- The Redpath Waterfront Festival. This weekend only, the Tall Ships come to Toronto! A free event for people of all ages, there will be food, boats, an after-dark lights and multimedia show as well as a War of 1812 interactive theatre taking up over 2 km of the Toronto Waterfront.
- Under the Sea at the Ontario Science Centre. Does your child love Finding Nemo? Then the Ontario Science Centre is where you want to be this weekend. This IMAX film takes you on an incredible journey through the locales like the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Triangle to see some of the spectacular inhabitants that live there.
Every school kid dreams of March Break, that week-long vacation from school and learning. I cannot wait to experience the Princess’ first March Break and all that it has to offer. Here are just a few of the many activities happening from the 9th – 17th that you and your little ones can enjoy!
- March Break at Shops at Don Mills. The Shops at Don Mills have been busy planning activities for everyone to enjoy during March Break. From riding the miniature train, kids yoga, face painting and balloon animals, crafts to music & play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Simply click the link above for all the activity times and details!
- The Berenstain Bears Live! On March 12th and 13th, The Living Arts Centre is presenting The Berestain Bears Live. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for kids and there will be juice and snacks provided. Come see what’s happening in Bear Country!
- March Break Dance Camp. Have a lover of dance? Gotta Dance Studios at 3581 Dundas St W are hosting a dance camp from March 11th to the 15th. Ages 3 – 16 are welcome and there will be dance workshops including celebrities from Stomp and So You Think You Can Dance. Register now!
- March Break at the Ontario Science Centre. Does your child enjoy science? Then look no further than the Ontario Science Centre. From Einstein Alive to Cosmic Journey’s, there is something for every one of all ages.
- Sherlock Holmes and the Clock-Maker Mystery. Come to Blackcreek Pioneer Village and take part in solving the mystery based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous character. Tickets are only $15.
Autumn by far is my favourite seasons. Not only is the temperature ideal for me, but the leaves are beautiful and there are 2 holidays in one month; Thanksgiving and Halloween! Food, family and candy, yes please! There are lots of things to do that are available for families to do in Toronto and the GTA and here are just a few.
- Pumpkin Patches. Despite being a large city, the GTA is not without farms and many of them have fall activities for friends and family alike. Here are just a few; Forsythe Family Farm, Southbrook Farms Pumpkin Patch, and Whittamore’s Farm (we took the Princess here when she was 1 and had a great time!)
- Hiking. With the leaves turning beautiful shades of reds and oranges, why not go for a family hike and see all that the Greater Toronto Area has to offer in terms of hiking paths!
- Apple Picking. Apples are in season now and children will love picking the very best of them! Check out Chudleigh’s Farms, Willis Family Fruit Farms, and The Big’r Apple Farm.
- Pioneer Festival at Black Creek. Located in Toronto, this festival showcases delicious food, homemade quilts and horse-drawn wagons.
- Pumpkinland and Harvest Festival. Daily throughout October Whittamore’s Farm is hosting Pumpkinland and Harvest festival. There is wagonrides, a two-storey tree fort, corn maze, a spooky forest and a pumpkin cannon show. Fun for adults and children alike.
- Woodbridge Fair. This weekend at the Woodbridge fairgrounds, they are celebrating their 165th anniversary with the theme Harvesting History. There will be a demolition derby, rides and food.
- Halloween Overnighter. The Ontario Science Centre is having a sleepover so bring your sleeping bag and costume. There you will be able to do workshops on Pumpkin Science, Creatures of the Night, Slime Time and Creepy Crawly Bugs.
- Tasty Tours. With Halloween happening this month, why not take a tour of Toronto’s sweet side.
- Haunted Walk of Old Toronto. Take a late night tour Old Toronto and hear all the haunting stories that Toronto has to offer!
Hubby and Princess at Whittamore’s Farm
The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder but this long weekend is the last time children and their families get to enjoy summertime fun. Labour Day marks the last long weekend before school begins and here is a list of things to do in Toronto.
- Canadian National Exhibition or CNE. This is the event to go to this weekend. Carnival rides, cotton candy and attractions, the CNE guarantees great family fun. This weekend there will be Petting Zoo’s, Reptile Shows, Circus workshops and My Little Pony show.
- Circus! The Exhibit. At the Ontario Science Centre, Circus! The Exhibit will be teaching the science behind juggling, the flexibility of contortionists and the physics of human cannonballs.
- Movie Under the Stars. At Downsview Park on August 31st, Dolphins Tale will be playing for free at 9 pm. Bring your own blanket and snacks and enjoy family movie night in a new and exciting way.
- Ultimate Dinosaurs. Giants of Gondwana have come to the Royal Ontario Museum and this exhibit will be sure to enlighten your little ones and is good for all ages.
- WoofJocks. If your children love dogs, then this is the event for you. Come watch canine sports and demonstrations for free!
Enjoy this long weekend with your family!
Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you are looking for family oriented activities to do in Toronto, here are a few!
- If Dad is into history, Black Creek Pioneer Village will be having a Revolutionary War Re-enactment with over 200 soldiers and a BBQ Rib Lunch!
- The Toronto Zoo will be having a “Meet the Wild Dads” on Sunday, June 17th. Whether it’s the penguins, gorilla’s or polar bears, Dad will be sure to enjoy!
- Why not have a royal brunch for the King in your life. Casa Loma will be having a brunch for Father’s Day that includes a self-guided tour.
- Does Dad have a sweet tooth? Then come by the Ding Dong Bakery in the Kensington Market for a treat tour and Dad’s walk away with a free gift!
- How about a cruise for Dad? Mariposa will be having a Father’s Day brunch and dinner for all those special Dad’s out there.
- Is the special Dad in your life a Treky? The Ontario Science Centre will be presenting Star Trek Live! Take Dad where no one has boldly gone before!
- Why not raise money for Prostate Cancer on Father’s Day. At Ash Bridge’s Bay, there will be the National 5 km run to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Canada. Show Dad we care!
- Why not take Dad on a culinary journey? Toronto is flourishing with Food Trucks and why not tickle Dad’s taste buds with a selection of tasty treats!