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Family day trip events north of Toronto

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Yes! Still OPEN FOR SKI!

While the weather might be playing a hard ball game when comes it to spring, there are many signs out there that spring has indeed arrived. For one, the robins and Canadian geese are back. They wouldn’t come back for more winter, would they? Or maybe they wanted to see if it was true that Blue Moutain Resort was still offering day skiing with a good number of open runs and terrain parks!

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OPEN weekdays for the season

Another sure sign of spring is the opening of one of the most popular Ontario historic resorts, Sainte Marie among the Hurons. The reconstructed 17th century European (French) and Native (Huron) community located in Midland is now open weekdays until May 17. May 18, it will be open seven days a week until October 14. This is a must family attraction to visit or perfect school trip for any teacher looking for educational and historical fun! Activities include a short film, tours and activities on the historic site, a visit inside an authentic Huron longhouse, games and an indoor museum that contains some interactive displays. This is where Ontario started and is essential for any little Ontarian to see!

It’s not too late to book a family weekend getaway. We’ve been working furiously to update our family spring getaways and there are some really great packages with all-or-nothing bells and whistles when it comes to activities or r&r time with the fam.

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Fun activities, r&r for the whole fam!

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Ontario kids-friendly attractions

Kids and family events 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.


South Simcoe Home Show: A full weekend of indoor browsing! Everything related to the home right in Alliston’s backyard.

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Family Art Workshop: (Sunday) A regional artist leads the whole family in creating hands-on collaborative art projects with a wide range of materials at the MacLaren Art Centre.

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Village Activities at Blue Mountain ResortScavenger hunts and other kids and family fun happening daily in Blue Mountain Village.

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Learn about wildlife!

Wet ‘N Scaly Show: This program includes a one-hour, live reptile show in conjunction with an hour of interactive games and activities. Participants will meet and get to know some of the interesting reptilian characters who populate the display hall at the Wye Marsh.

Birds of Prey Show: The owls, hawks, and falcons that make up the birds of prey are rarely seen up close in nature so the Birds of Prey demonstration at the Wye Marsh provides a unique opportunity to observe these birds in close proximity and discover the unique personalities of the individuals.

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Annual Simcoe Spring Home & Cottage Show: There will be a fantastic selection of home and cottage products and services! Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, Tudhope Park, 705-835-0123 (Friday 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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Get Growing Home and Garden Show: Show attendees can enjoy seminars, garden displays, the chance to win door prizes and the opportunity to explore many interesting booths. They may also enter to win the grand prize called the “Big Back Yard Give Away” and there will be activities for the kids!


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Mother’s Day on the radar!

Planning ahead – so are we! See our website for:

Mother’s Day events and getaways
Victoria Day long weekend events and getaways

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