Family Fun Guide North of Toronto for July 12-14

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This blog post is late. It’s been a busy summer already! But not to worry, it’s also been fun!

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KIDS AND FAMILY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEKEND AHEAD BY AREA:

These events are within 1-3 hours north of Toronto and are reasonable when considering a day trip, or stay at any family friendly accommodation and extend the fun. These events would also be within proximity or close to many of Ontario’s ‘cottage country’.

~ALL ONTARIO~

Quality Time

ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEKEND: Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The Ontario Government designates two periods throughout the year as license-free, February 16-18, 2013 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) and July 6-14, 2013 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday).

KIDS GOLF FREE: Make sure to mark it on your calendar that the Take A Kid To The Course program will be running from July 8-14 at participating courses across the country!  Take time to introduce the game of golf to that special junior.

Visit Ontario Travel North of of TO for a list of GOLF PACKAGE GETAWAYS.

~BARRIE~

GO CRUISING:Take a beautiful ride on the Serendipity Princess on Lake Simcoe’s Kempenfelt Bay! 

FAMILY ART WORKSHOP: Family Sunday Workshop – Regional artist Kirsty Wilson leads the whole family in creating hands-on collaborative art projects with a wide range of materials. Sign up early on the day of the workshop. Space is limited.

HORSESHOE RESORT ADVENTURE PARK: Fun for the family with the Zip Lining and Treetop Trekking course; build your golf skills and challenge the family to a round of Mini Putt, or explore the Copeland Forest on Segway. Families can also have fun mountain biking on forest trails.

Browse BARRIE HOTELS

~BRACEBRIDGE~

SANTA’S VILLAGE: New spray pad this year and all your favorites of this iconic family entertainment park.

SeeBRACEBRIDGE ACCOMMODATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

~THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~

 

Blue Mountain Village

PEDALFEST: All for the love of the BIKE! Enjoy the kids bike parade, bike demos, bike vendors, unicycle demos, bike movies, live music and guided rides including Centurion training rides.

 

VILLAGE ACTIVITIES AT BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE: Scavenger hunts and other kids and family fun happening daily in Blue Mountain Village.

SUMMER ATTRACTION PARK BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT: Take the exciting Ridge Runner ride or visit the now-open summer attraction park that includes fun activities like Mountaintop Segway touring, Open-air gondola rides, Mini-putt, Climbing wall and more!

EXPLORE SCENIC CAVES: Nature, history and adventures for the whole family. Self-guided tour of caves, caverns and lookouts on the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment. Ontario’s longest Suspension Footbridge offers light adventure and the most spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside. Gemstone Mining, train ride, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop.

Browse COLLINGWOOD HOTELS

~FORESTER FALLS~

RIVER RAFTING:  High family adventure here with river rafting and zip lining!

~HALIBURTON~


SIR SAM’S SKI & BIKE
Take out the bikes and have some outdoor adventure.

Browse HALIBURTON ATTRACTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS

~IROQUIS~

DORAN BAY MODEL SHIP MUSEUM: Dad can also get his fill of maritime history here.

~MIDLAND | PENETANGUISHENE~

Well Hello There!

HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL: Come learn about and celebrate the hummingbird at the Wye Marsh!

 

GO CRUISING: In Midland take a cruise on the Miss Midland and see Georgian Bay.

MIDLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Meet farmers and artisans and have a taste of Ontario! Sunday morning 9-1 across from the Midland town dock. 

DOWNTOWN SHOPS AND DOCKS: Check out the shops and docks in beautiful Midland! Walk about and strolling fun for kids and check out one of the largest outdoor mural collections in North America.

GUIDED CANOE OR KAYAK TOURS | GUIDED WALKS | REPTILE SHOW | BIRDS OF PREY SHOW: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Check their website for details and times.

OLIVER AT KING’S WHARF THEATRE: Take in dinner and show at the waterfront King’s Wharf Theatre. Be sure to leave time for a stroll on the boardwalk! Or buy him tickets for a show later in the season.

GEORGIAN BAY THUNDER WEEKEND: Georgian Bay Thunder is a fundraiser for Community Reach, a charitable organization which connects people to supportive services for vounteerism, transportation and housing. Bands, Vendors, Entertainment and more…

ANNUAL LIBRARY GARDEN TOUR: A self-guided tour of 15 unique gardens, talented local artisans at most locations. A number of eateries are also available. Gardens in Midland, Penetang, Tay & Tiny.

 
MUSIC IN THE PARK:
Sunday evenings in Little Lake Park. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music while the kids play at the park.

FESTIVAL DU LOUP: Festival Celebrating French culture in Lafontaine (near Penetanguishene). 

Browse MIDLAND HOTELS 

See Midland Tourism Region

~ORILLIA~

STREETS ALIVE LETTERS OF ORILLIA OUTDOOR ART CELEBRATION: City streets are alive with 6 foot high metal letter sculptures, transformed into exciting works of art by area artists!

See ORILLIA HOTELS & ATTRACTIONS

~PARRY SOUND~

RIBFEST: Join us for the 2ND ANNUAL Parry Sound Ribfest! Live entertainment, Kids area, 3 Ribbers from across North America, Beer garden, 4 great days full of LIP-SMACKIN’ fun!!

~PORT SEVERN~

 

Fun in Port Severn!

JUST ADD WATER FESTIVAL: It will feature a Midway with Carnival Rides opening on the afternoon of Thursday, July 11th and running through the weekend into the evening of Sunday, July 14th. An organized ATV Ride and a Motorcycle Rally is to be held on Saturday, and on stage in Port Severn Park. Three amazing acts will be presented, running into the evening concert.

See PORT SEVERN area accommodations and attractions OR
See ORILLIA HOTELS & ATTRACTIONS OR
Browse MIDLAND HOTELS

~SAUBLE BEACH~ 

SUMMER SPLASH SUP RACE SERIES: Come watch this exciting new water sport race series and see what all the fun is about!

Have a great weekend!  

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