Weekend Family Fun Guide North of Toronto for Easter weekend April 18-21

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Easter fun is in the air and everywhere this weekend north of Toronto. It’s a four day weekend for most families and parents looking for things to do with the kids are at the right spot. 

Parents can find weekend getaways that includes all the events and activities like egg hunts, brunches, scavenger hunts and other unique fun the kids will love. 

If you’re into sticking around home this weekend, many of these events and activities are perfect for short day trips. Setting off on an adventure to a neighbouring community is always an interesting new pick-me-up activity for kids. 

There’s lots of great indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all types. 

FIND A LIST OF EASTER BRUNCHES & GETAWAYS ON OUR WEBSITE.

(most non-brunch events will be posted below) 

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 in or within proximity and close to much of Ontario’s ‘cottage country’. 

~FEATURED MAPLE FESTIVALS~ 

TAP INTO MAPLE TOUR
Ontario’s Lake Country
until May 31

Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. 

Find: More Maple Festivals North of Toronto 

~BARRIE~ 

HARDWOOD SKI AND BIKE
Hardwood is a full service nordic ski centre providing trails for all levels of skiers or snowshoers. They are open seven days a week and offer rentals, retail nordic ski, lessons, cafe and children’s programs. 

HORSESHOE ADVENTURE PARK
Please check directly for Adventure Park open date but Horseshoe will definitely be open for overnight getaways and Easter brunch. 

Browse BARRIE HOTELS 

~THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~ 

SKIING & ATTRACTION PARK BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Click here for the latest snow conditions. Be a part of our biggest winter ever with new terrain in the Orchard – six new trails to be exact – and a brand new high-speed chairlift. The increased terrain brings the total skiable acres to 364 with a grand total of 42 trails – the most at any resort in Ontario. 

*check directly with BMR re: current condition and operations* 

PLUNGE! AQUATIC CENTRE
Plunge! is the ultimate, all ages, four season water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, the largest mountain resort in Ontario, Canada, located near Collingwood – just a 90-minute drive from Toronto. 

*Easter Egg Dive* April 18-20 – 11am each day. 

BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE – ACTIVITY CENTRAL
Activity Central is your source for the region’s and the resort’s best year-round activities! Pure adrenaline or simple serenity, we have activities to suit every interest and budget! Currently selling Scandinave Spa packages, Wine tasting, Caving tours and gearing up for winter with Snowmobile tours, snowshoeing and the list goes on. 

*Easter Long Weekend at Blue* We’ll have lots on the schedule to keep everyone hopping! Join us for kids fun at Crock-a-Doodle Pottery Studio, Ridge Runner, Woodlot Low Ropes Course, DIVE for EGGS at The Plunge! Aquatic Centre and enjoy Family style dinners throughout the Village. 

Stay in Collingwood Accommodations

Stay in MIDLAND HOTELS 

~ ELMVALE~ 

EGG HUNT AT ROUNDS RANCH
Easter fun along with the Easter Bunny himself at Rounds Ranch. 11-5. 

Stay in Collingwood 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. 

HURONIA MUSEUM
Huronia Museum is a fun place for taking the kids and is located in Little Lake Park, directly across from the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre and behind Campbell’s Tobaggan hill. Fun exhibits for the whole families and be sure to check their website for specials events and activities. 

MIDLAND CULTURAL CENTRE
Drop in to see what’s going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer. Open Mic at the Cafe on Saturday at 2pm. 

* Easter Brunch * Sunday April 20. 

WYE MARSH
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Situated on approximately 3,000 acres of natural property in the beautiful Wye Valley (Georgian Bay), it is that perfect place for a family or group outing. With over 25 km of snowshoeing/skiing trails, an observation tower and boardwalks, visitors can get closer to nature.


* Easter Spring Fling * There will be an easter egg hunt and kids crafts at the naturalist’s table all day (drop in) 10am to 4pm.  Cost is general admission and free for Members. 
 

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
Come on out to the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza! There will be an Easter egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, crafts, games and more! Only $3 per child. 

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. 

MIDLAND TOURISM
The Town of Midland is a dynamic community situated on Georgian Bay and based in the heart of one of our nation’s most beautiful recreational areas. It’s perfect for a family fun day trip or overnight getaway. 

PENETANGUISHENE TOURISM
Penetanguishene has many cultural attractions, wide range of leisure & recreation activities to choose from at our community centres and libraries and on our sports fields. Experience the outdoors in our parks, along our pathway system and our beach and harbour. 

Stay in MIDLAND HOTELS

MORE Midland Tourism Region

MORE Penetanguishene Tourism Region 

~ORILLIA | SPRINGWATER~ 

TAP INTO MAPLE TOUR
Starting on March 1st and running through to May 31st, the Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase our local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile, our local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario’s Lake Country has something for everyone. 

ORILLIA FARMERS’ MARKET
One of Ontario’s longest running markets runs every Saturday from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Orillia Library on Mississauga Street in Downtown Orillia. This is family friendly market that offers kids alot of fun activities and tasty treats. 

 

 

ORILLIA FAIRGROUNDS FARMERS’ MARKET

Over 50 local farmers, food producers, bakers and artisans. Fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, baked goods, cheese, honey, prepared foods, sausages, maple syrup, and live music! FREE PARKING for everyone! COME TO THE FAIR!

 

ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL

One of Canada’s Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus … Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws! 

* Check out this Getaway Special * Comfort Inn Orillia 

Orillia Perch Festival Package April 19 – May 10, 2014 – For Families too. 

SPRING FLAVOURS
Experience the liquid gold that is maple syrup through delicious 3 course set meals created by participating Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country Chefs! *Note for mature food appreciating children…or date night.* 

ONTARIO’S LAKE COUNTRY TOURISM 

Stay in ORILLIA ACCOMMODATIONS

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