Perfect hiking weather!
It’s hard to believe summer vacation is only 2 short weeks away. Kids are already itching to be free and parents are already thinking about what to do with them when they are free! But for now, let’s just look at the weekend ahead. Many attractions are open and not quite busy yet so really, a day trip or family getaway is not a bad idea if your family likes more quiet, less crowds.
The weather has been great, sunny but not too hot, for outdoor activities including hiking, biking and playing at the parks. Time to get your kids outside and connected with nature – they will definitely benefit from it and have fun while doing it.
SUPER Kids Needed!
While summer break is close, summer is here! Happy Solstice! We’d love to hear from you and tell us what your summer plans are. You can have a look at our developing list of SUPER SUMMER FAMILY GETAWAYS in beautiful areas north of Toronto. Resort and other accommodations are really stepping it up this year with offers and packages that include everything a family need to have a memorable summer vacation.
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’.
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.
SPARTAN RACE: The Spartan Race is back for another year at Hardwood Ski and Bike for fun and challenges on June 22nd and June 23rd. The race is over a 5km course and will challenge participants to be their best. Fan are welcome to come and cheer the racers on but note, Hardwood will be closed to the public for mountain bikiing and disc golf but back open on Monday after the event. If you are a member remember that you can get 20% off a daily pass at one of the following partners: Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike (Haliburton).
WYE MARSH AT MEC PADDLEFEST: Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding at Mountain Equipment Co-op’s annual Paddlefest on the shores of the Barrie waterfront. You can go for a test paddle, learn skills at a clinic, browse exhibitors’ booths, and hunt for deals on gear. Make sure to visit the Wye Marsh booth for infomation and deals on our ecotours and upcoming events. Paddlefest is free to attend.
SANTA’S VILLAGE: New spray pad this year and all your favorites of this iconic family entertainment park.
~THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~
Free Family Street Party
SALSA AT BLUE: This AWARD WINNING, free family street party celebrating Ontario’s Latin cultures will turn theVillage into a showcase of Latin life ~ Pulsating Music, Passionate Dancing, Celebrity Chefs, Fiery Foods, Fireworks, Beach Party, Children’s activities and so much more.
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.
RIVER RAFTING: High family adventure here with river rafting and zip lining!
SIR SAM’S SKI & BIKE: Take out the bikes and have some outdoor adventure.
DORAN BAY MODEL SHIP MUSEUM: Dad can also get his fill of maritime history here.
~MIDLAND | PENETANGUISHENE~
ABORIGINAL DAY & FESTIVAL: Experience National Aboriginal Day June 21 and at the Aboriginal Festival June 22-23, as Sainte-Marie among the Hurons celebrates the contributions made to Canada by First Nations peoples. Aboriginal drumming, dancing, and singing, special on-site activities, and displays.
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.
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.
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.
Oliver! at King’s Wharf Theatre
TEDDY BEAR PICNIC: Perkinsfield Park – An afternoon of family fun- BBQ, concert, children’s games, magic, clowns, crafts and of course a Teddy Bear Contest.
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!
CHRISTMAS IN JUNE: Large boater rendezvous & fabulous decorated boat contest, free to viewing public!
WASAGA BEACH FEST: 8th Annual Wasaga Beach Fest presented by Wasaga Beach and 95.1 the Peak FM. Saturday June 22nd from 12pm to 10pm & Sunday June 23rd from 12pm to 6pm on Beach Drive! FREE Admission Beach Area One.
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!