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There are so many fabulous things to do with the kids for summer. We're showcasing a few of our favourites, from water parks to big city attractions to weekend getaways and fun day trips plus so much more. So get out and enjoy all that Durham Region, Toronto, Southern Ontario and beyond has to offer!
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Dave & Buster's

At Dave and Buster's there's something for everyone! We have over 300 interactive games including the newest most innovated games in our Million Dollar Midway. As well the food is always fresh, always fun, we've got whatever suits your appetite.

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Centreville Amusement Park

Surrounded by 600 acres of gorgeous parkland and just across the harbour from the city of Toronto, Centre Island’s iconic Centreville Amusement Park offers over 30 rides and attractions! Centreville is one of Toronto’s most popular summer destinations for families with young children. Full of fun and scenic views, Centreville is the ideal place for a family outing.

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Lang Pioneer Village

Experience Peterborough County’s history come to life at Lang Pioneer Village Museum. Featuring over 30 buildings, costumed interpreters, historic demonstrations, farm animals and more! Step back in time 10 am to 4 pm daily from Father’s Day to Labour Day.

To view our 2018 event schedule, please visit

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Casa Loma

Experience the elegance and splendor of the Edwardian era at Casa Loma. Explore secret passageways, visit the antique car exhibit, and admire the view from the towers. Open daily 9:30am-5pm (last admission 4:30pm). Admission includes multimedia audio guide and viewing of the Sir Henry Pellatt documentary. or 416-923-1171


Santa's Village

Ride exciting roller coasters, captain pirate bumper boats, soar to new heights on the balloon tower, take a turn on the carousel, cool off in our gorgeous waterfront splash pad and more! Discover the beauty of Muskoka while making lasting family memories at this one of a kind theme park!

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Viamede Resort

For a Boldly Different vacation, bring the family to Viamede Resort. With 2000 feet of waterfront and a jam-packed year-round recreation schedule, big smiles are the order of the day. You can leave the iPads at home; the kids won’t want them. All this on Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas, only 2 hours from Toronto. Book today for memories that will last a lifetime.


Catch the excitement of creativity this summer at Ceramics Canada!

With 100's of pieces on the shelves at any given time, there's always something to paint. For those who are more adventurous, you can build your own one of a kind pieces from clay! Don't forget to try your hand at glass fusing too. Perfect for the first timer right up to the most experienced. Open daily to all ages for walk-in fun or call ahead and reserve your spots! Call to reserve for pottery wheel.


A Pirate's Life

Ahoy Mates! Join the scurvy crew & live the Pirate Life aboard a 50 foot Pirate Ship in search of sunken treasure! Learn the ropes through storytelling and activities, sword fights and firing the water cannons! Complete with costumes, face paint and pirate names! Pirate Life is an adventure theatre and boat cruise for families with children 3-12

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Black Creek Pioneer Village

Explore Toronto’s largest outdoor history museum – where Ontario’s history comes to life! From farmyard animals to historic brewery tours there is something for everyone in the family. In July and August, kids 14 and under GET IN FREE, Monday to Friday.


Canadian National Exhibition

As Canada’s largest fair and one of Toronto’s most popular attractions, the Canadian National Exhibition offers families throughout southwestern Ontario the opportunity to enjoy a day like no other. In addition to all the exciting rides, great food and spectacular concerts, this year’s CNE will also feature the world’s largest indoor lantern festival.

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Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Nature, history, scenery and memorable adventures await your family! Explore a self-guided trail of caves/crevasses and views from the Suspension Bridge. Treetop canopy walk + zipline on a guided Eco Adventure. Ride Canada´s longest half-mile Thunderbird Twin Zip Line. Gemstone Mining, Rocky the train, Mini golf, Children´s Adventure Playground, Trout Pond and more.


Canada's Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland is Canada's Premier Amusement Park featuring over 200 attractions, North America's greatest variety of roller coasters, and Splash Works; a 20-acre water park. From world-class rides, including our two all-new rides, Lumberjack and Flying Canoes, to live shows and Planet Snoopy - our goal is to provide you with the best day ever!

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Celebrate your summer Birthday Party in high gear at PLAYDIUM!

Check out our Party Packages for all ages and get ready for extreme fun with over 200 interactive games & attractions. Take your summer party to the next level of celebration with Playdium’s one-of-a-kind birthday experience!

905-273-9000 Ext. 309109

Call to inquire about our Summer Birthday Special!

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Family Rafting

Ottawa River – OWL Rafting’s family trips are full day of fun on the water including a BBQ meal cruise returning to the OWL resort. (613) 646-2263
Madawaska River – best river introduction for all ages; the 2-hour river trip winds its way through 5 fun-filled kilometers of beautiful scenery & tumbling whitewater in the Algonquin Park area. (613) 756-3620

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Wet 'n' Wild Toronto

Visit Canada’s Newest Waterpark this summer at Wet’n’Wild Toronto for SAFE, CLEAN, FAMILY FUN. With over 25 million in improvements and new attractions, we have something for all ages.

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Hockey Hall of Fame

Spread across 65,000 square feet, the Hockey Hall of Fame has something for everyone: simulation games, theatres, a replica NHL dressing room, hockey’s greatest artifacts, and best of all, hands-on access to the Stanley Cup. On Now - the Hockey Hall of Fame's Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute – celebrating the rich history of Hockey’s Holy Grail.

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Day Out With Thomas

Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine will be visiting the York-Durham Heritage Railway August 10-12 & 17-19, 2018.

Take a ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy lots of activities including face painting, live entertainment, kiddie train, jumping castle, Zoo to You, bubble zone and more.

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Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Discover thousands of free-flying butterflies in the year-round lush tropical garden, featuring over 150 species of tropical plants, waterfalls, streams and exotic birds. Discover a honeybee observation hive, and incredible insect and butterfly collection, cafe, and gift store.

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Summer Family Fun at Ontario’s Legislative Building

Free and fun family experiences are available all summer long at Ontario’s Legislative Building! Introduce your young ones to provincial parliament during Family Fun Fridays and Weekend Explorers! Explore the historic building! Play a role in a mock debate and dress-up in traditional robes! Participate in a scavenger hunt! Pre-registration for Family Fun Friday required. Weekend Explorers is a drop in program. For more information and program times, visit our web site at

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Mysterious Minds

Come and experience the newest craze to hit Toronto at one of the GTA’s top-rated escape game facilities! With three great family-friendly adventures to choose from, we guarantee you will want to return to try another! Follow the clues and solves the puzzles to escape within the hour. All of our games are rated for participants of all ages!”

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Experience Summer Theatre at the Stratford Festival!

Legendary Shakespeare plays, thrilling musicals, modern classics, world premières and more!

Your kids will love…

The Music Man: Acrobatic, jaw-dropping dancing!
To Kill a Mockingbird: See the Pulitzer Prize-winning, smash-hit story come to vivid life.

Visit our website to plan your experience today!

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CN Tower

The newly renovated LookOut Level at the CN Tower features more floor-to-ceiling window walls offering panoramic views of Toronto and beyond. The highlight of the new space is the addition of a second Glass Floor located directly above the existing floor, offering a view 346 metres straight down!