Weekend Family Fun Guide North of Toronto for October 18-20

By Ontario Family Travel north of Toronto on October 17, 2013

Being that we are now past Thanksgiving, there is most definitely a shorter list of activities and attractions until the winter gets here. But that does not mean there is little to do! Brilliant fall colour vistas continue to grace the landscape with some leaves holding on refusing to fall just yet. Kodak moments and giant leaf piles to kick and jump in await your family! Remember to let the children take some pictures too. They are actually pretty good!

 Looking further ahead, Halloween is around the corner so are Santa Claus Parades, Holidays Light Festivals and Craft Shows.

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 This weekend's 'PLAY LIST'...

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'.


~BARRIE~ 

FAMILY ART WORKSHOP
Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren. Regional artist Annie Aspden and guest artists will lead creative projects that families can complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop, as 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.

HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE

Hit the day trails or play disc golf. Rent a bike or bring your own. Great trials for all ages and skill levels. Go now and take advantage of their ski sales!

MACLAREN ART CENTRE

Enrich your childrens' days with art. Every child has the potential and needs the inspiration! Kids are never too young to learn art appreciation and be inspired themselves.

Browse BARRIE HOTELS

~THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~

VILLAGE ACTIVITIES AT BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

Scavenger hunts and other kids and family fun happening daily in Blue Mountain Village.

FALL COLOURS TOURING
It’s country road and river touring time. Enjoy local wine and cider tasting, guided hiking and unique Apple Pie Trail adventures.Not all events are kid friendly but you can pick and choose your own adventure with this one so both parents and kids can enjoy.

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.

Stay in COLLINGWOOD HOTELS

~ELMVALE~

PUMPKIN MANIA
It's PUMPKIN MANIA Season at Rounds Ranch so saddle up and get down here for some serious fun and farm filled adventures. Everyone gets a free pumpkin! Event runs on weekends only starting September 28 - October 27 (open Thanksgiving Monday). 

Stay in WASAGA BEACH
Stay in MIDLAND HOTELS
MORE Midland Tourism Region

~HALIBURTON~

SIR SAM'S SKI & BIKE
Take out the bikes and have some outdoor adventure. Ride the chair lift and see the fall colours forrest.

Browse HALIBURTON ATTRACTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS


~MIDLAND | PENETANGUISHENE~

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.

HURONIA FOOD TRAIL

You will find a list of the farmers, producers, restaurants, retailers and accommodations that have identified themselves as advocates of local taste and local products, within the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene & Townships of Tay and Tiny, Ontario through the Huronia Food Trail.
Stay in MIDLAND HOTELS
MORE 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! This is a great free exhibit for kids. Bring a camera and take their picture by their name letter!


AUTUMNFEST

Join Downtown Orillia for Autumnfest and explore the unique shops of the Arts District! Art exhibits and food stalls line the street which is closed to traffic for this event.

Browse Orillia Accommodations & Attractions

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