North of Toronto Family Fun Guide for May 31 – June 2

Big welcome to the month of June this weekend. Wow, it’s hard to believe. When you have kids, people tell you time goes by quickly and they sure weren’t kidding!

If you haven’t already, now is the time to book your kids into summer day camps. We have plenty of options on our site packed with fun activities and there is definitely a range of interests to suit every child. We also encourage you to consider this option even if you’re at the cottage. Kids will enjoy the activities, make new friends and parents can enjoy some quiet cottage time to read and relax…or do that work at cottage that doesn’t seem to get done by itself!

Lots Going on for Dads and Fam!

It’s also time to start thinking about Father’s Day. We had no problem compiling an extensive list of events, activities and weekend getaway offers for not only the family to do together, but also some suggestions if you wanted to send dad on his own or with his friends. Check out our Father’s Day page and continue to check in as we update it with new ideas.

Kids and family events and activities for the weekend ahead, by area:

These events are within one to three hours north of Toronto and are reasonable when considering a day trip or stay at any family friendly accommodation and extend the fun.

Barrie

For Kids Too!

Georgian College Auto Show: The Georgian College Auto Show Committee is proud to present the 2013 Georgian College Auto Show crest. The theme of this year’s show is “Aspire, Believe, Succeed.” This flagship event of the Automotive Business School of Canada is proudly the largest outdoor, student-run auto show in North America. There will also be a kids zone.

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.

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Collingwood

Village Activities at Blue Mountain Resort: There will be scavenger hunts and other kids and family fun happening daily in Blue Mountain Village.

Doors Open: The 12 sites selected for Doors Open Collingwood will showcase a varied and colourful history. There are several child appropriate and fun stops for kids. See list and choose appropriately what will interest your children.

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Haliburton

Haliburton Home and Cottage Show: The 35th annual Haliburton Home and Cottage Show will feature over 150 exhibitors who can offer help for any home or cottage project. Talk to the experts. Friday, May 31 at 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 2 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haliburton Curling Club and Dysart Arena.

Hit the Trails!

Ride the O-Cup Race Course: Preride the race course this Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 at Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike. Join us for mountain biking and food service on June 1 and 2. During days and hours that we are not formally open, you can ride our X-country trails by using our honour box system. Sign the compulsory waiver and deposit $10 in the honour box.

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Midland

Dock & Waterfront Fun!

Just For Kids Fishing Derby and Bike Rodeo: There will be free Boat Rides and fee hot dogs and soft drinks at the Midland Town Dock. Come for the early bird draw and meet Sparky the Fire Dog! Pre-registration required. *See our tips for fishing with kids.

Downtown Shops and Docks: Check out the shops and docks in beautiful Midland! Walk about and check out one of the largest outdoor mural collections in North America.

Georgian Bay Cruise: Experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Muskoka/Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands on a cruise aboard the 300-passenger Miss Midland, Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction. Kids will love the big boat with covered and wide open spaces to explore.

Guided Canoe or Kayak Tours/Guide Walks/Reptile Show/Birds of Prey Show: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Check their website for details and times.

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Owen Sound

Doors Open: Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration of community heritage designed to create access, awareness and excitement about our heritage. Doors Open provides residents and visitors alike with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places within our community – all free of charge.

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Great Offers for families!

Parents looking for last minute getaways, can find them too. Spring and last minute vacation offers are available with lots of includes that give your family a lot of value and a lot of fun and memories.

You can find more family activities on our website!

Have a fun and safe weekend! Did we miss posting an event? Please fill free to contact us and let us know what’s happening!

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