We love the feeling of finding a great to spot to play or visit. Every time we find one, you know we’ll share it with you! Here are some of our favourite Daytrips and Destinations.
Ride the Antique Carousel at Lakeside Park
Take a trip back in time when you ride the antique carousel at Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie. It really is a thing of beauty and nostalgia.
Local Pick-Your-Own Produce Farms
Updated for 2023! There’s nothing better than fresh, local produce, and it doesn’t get any fresher than picking your own
Happy Rolph’s is a Free Animal Sanctuary Kids Will Love
Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm in St. Catharines is a must-visit for families. Pack a lunch and bring the kids, because
Grand River Rafting Adventure – Tips From Our Trip
Floating along the Grand River was definitely our best summer adventure!
Farmers Markets in Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton
Visit a Farmer’s Market in Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville. It’s a great way to support the hardworking folks who grow
Jaycee Park in Mississauga is “Super-Hero” Cool!
Victoria, one of our fave moms, visited Jaycee Park in Mississauga with her toddler and said it was the “Best
Safari Niagara Reopens on May 13 – New For 2023
Safari Niagara is a great day trip when you’re looking for a wild adventure!
Pick Your Own Flower Farms
Pretty colours and sweet scents await you at these Ontario pick-your-own flower farms. Gather your family together and head out
5 Must-Do Activities at Halton County Radial Railway Museum
The Halton County Radial Railway Museum is open for the 2023 season and we couldn’t be happier! This volunteer-run museum
The Best Hiking Trails Near Hamilton and Halton For Families
These Halton and Hamilton hiking trails are the perfect inexpensive way to spend a morning. Soak up some vitamin D and enjoy the calmness that nature brings.
Twin Valley Nature Park (Formerly Brantford Zoo) Opens May 6
Twin Valley Nature Park – formerly called Brantford Twin Valley Zoo – ranks high on the list of must-visit destinations
African Lion Safari Reopens Saturday, May 6 And Has New Ticket Pricing
What’s new for 2022 at African Lion Safari? We can tell you! Plus opening dates and admission prices.
The Best Mini Golf Courses To Play Right Now
Grab your putter and meet me on the links!
The 4 Best Drive-In Movie Theatres in Hamilton, Oakville, Niagara, Guelph
A night at the drive in is a fantastic way to spend an evening with the family
Triple C Farm: Get Up Close With Adorable Farm Animals
Triple C Farm, located in Ancaster, is one of our most recommended farms to visit. If you’ve got little kids
50+ Fun Date Night Ideas You Need To Put On Your Calendar
Discover the best date night ideas in southern Ontario. Our curated list of day dates, free dates, outdoor dates and
10+ Board Game Cafes That Are Too Cool To Pass On
Welcome to our list of local board game cafes in Hamilton, Niagara, Waterloo and beyond! Board game cafes have been
Springridge Farm Is Open! Take a Tour With Us
Let us show you why Springridge Farm in Milton is always a great way to spend a day.
30+ Free Things To Do With Kids This Month
Flowers are blooming and the rainy is waking up everything green. Welcome to May! This month brings us a plethora
Aerosports Trampoline Park
Read about this top-rated destination for kids who love to move, jump and climb!
Exhibition Park is a Huge Natural Playground in Guelph
I love a good day trip, and this summer we’ve been doing many! A few weekends ago we grabbed the
5 Must-Dos For Visiting the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a must-visit for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the museum is home to a vast collection of aircraft and artifacts that showcase Canada’s rich aviation history.
12 Recommendations for Family Camping in Ontario
Camping in Ontario is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your family, especially because we live in such
Feel Like A GIANT At Little Canada
When you’re looking for things to do in Toronto, Make sure to consider a visit to Little Canada. They have put together some miniature displays of some of Canada’s most popular locations. The detail and the size will blow your mind!
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (Photos + FAQs Answered)
Experience a tropical oasis right in the city when you visit the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Never been? You are missing
Children’s Museums and Galleries Families Love
These museums and galleries mix education with entertainment.
Maple Syrup Festivals 2023: Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and More
Is there anything more Canadian than visiting a Maple Syrup festival and eating freshly-poured-on-snow maple syrup candy? We don’t think so, either! That’s why Active Parents has rounded up these local Maple Syrup festivals in Ontario that you should visit. Bon appetite!
Dive Into These 5 Indoor Waterparks in Ontario
Escape the winter blahs when you visit one of the best indoor waterparks in Ontario! We have several to choose from, so our guide will help you compare features and amenities, plus prices.
8 of The Best Snow Tubing Hills in Ontario
We have some fabulous locations for snow tubing near us. All this snow makes now the perfect time to find a snow tube hill nearby and plan an exciting day on the slopes with your family.
Hop Over To See Frogs! at Royal Botanical Gardens
The new winter exhibit at Royal Botanical Gardens, “Frogs!” is on now. We visited on opening weekend and had a great experience learning about rainforest animals, reptiles and insects.
9 Beautiful Beaches That Families Love Near Burlington and Hamilton
So many beautiful beaches to choose from!
Guelph Civic Museum: Lots of Hands-On Exploring For Children
You know how much we love a children’s museum, and the Guelph Civic Museum has a wing dedicated to hands-on fun for kids that we know you’ll love.
Joseph Brant Museum
With multiple galleries and a rooftop garden, there’s something for everyone so make sure to bring the whole family. It’s perfect for little kids and we even had Grandma with us!
Witness 1 Million Lights At Glow Gardens
Looking for the coolest indoor light festival? Missing out on travel and want to take in the sights of the world without leaving the GTA? Enter Glow Toronto!
Christmas Train Rides and Experiences 2022
Treat yourself to a Train Ride with Santa! These Christmas trains are the perfect holiday experience for families with a
You Have To See This Magnificent Train Display Before It’s Gone
Royal Botanical Gardens enchanted holiday train display in his back for a limited time! Run, don’t walk, to this whimsical display that will be loved by all ages.
The Best Christmas Towns From Toronto to Niagara
Holiday lights, snowy strolls, outdoor ice skating and Christmas markets galore.
Treetop Trekking Hamilton – Fun in the Forest
Hamilton is home to an outdoor adventure that families will love to experience! Treetop Trekking Hamilton offers fresh air activity
Why We Love Mountsberg Conservation Area
Mountsberg Conservation Area is one of eight Conservation Halton parks. It’s located in Campbellville and features outdoor activities and attractions suitable for everyone from littles to tweens. Grown-ups, too!
Free & Cheap Things To Do with Babies in Fall
Mel Peachy is a new mom who loves getting out there but refuses to break the mat-leave bank to have
The Best Places To See The Leaves Change in Burlington and Hamilton
October is the perfect time to watch the leaves in Ontario change from fresh green to warm, firey hues before the frost of winter rolls in. Here are our suggestions for the best places to see leaves change in Burlington and Hamilton.
Downey’s Farm Welcomes You To Pumpkin Fest and More!
If you’re looking for a full day of fun at the farm, Downey’s Farm is where you need to go! Animals, pumpkins, slides and more!
7 Large and Small Local Corn Mazes Around Hamilton and Halton
Get lost – and found – in a corn maze this fall!
Kid-Friendly Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchards in Halton and Hamilton
There are lots of pick-your-own apple orchards throughout Halton and into Hamilton. Here’s our pick-your-own apple guide with all the details you need to find an orchard and have some family fun on the farm over the next few weeks.
Riverside Park in Guelph is One of Our Favourite Parks
You can play all day at Riverside Park in Guelph with its ample picnic space, huge hybrid playground, and peaceful riverside location.
Spend the Day in Stratford, Ontario
Have you been to Stratford, Ontario? I hadn’t been in years, so when a friend inspired me to visit again,
Sunflower Farms and Fields in Hamilton & Halton
Find a stunning, natural backdrop for some beautiful selfies!
Chicopee Zip Lining at Chicopee is An Adrenaline-Filled Family Adventure
Looking for another epic family adventure this summer? Let me introduce you to zip lining at Chicopee Tube Park!
Fishing in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Milton and More
If you are asking yourself “Are there any great fishing spots near me?” then you are in the right spot.
Centreville – A Full Day of Toronto Adventure For Families
Centreville Amusement Park in Toronto is over 50 Years Old! Can you believe it has been around that long? This
Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals Near Burlington and Hamilton
Add an outdoor adventure to your summer break when you book a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard rental near Burlington
Bird Kingdom – Get Up Close To Exotic Birds and More!
A day trip to Niagara Falls is not complete without a visit to Bird Kingdom, the World’s Largest Free-Flying Indoor
Strawberry Picking in Niagara
Strawberries are at their peak sweetness in the early days of summer – June and July. The farms we’ve listed
Strawberry Picking in Hamilton
Strawberries are at their peak sweetness in the early days of summer – June and July. The farms we’ve listed
Strawberry Picking in Burlington, Oakville and Milton
Make the most of the early days of summer by taking the family to a pick-your-own strawberry farm in Halton!
9 Outdoor Waterparks You Must Visit This Summer
Visiting a waterpark in the summer is one of the more exciting things to do with your kids. We’ve rounded
Ripley’s Aquarium: Video Tour Highlights + FAQs
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has been a staple of Toronto family entertainment for years and it continues to be one
Playtown Niagara Is A Pint-Sized Imagination Space
Playtown in St. Catharines is a super fun destination for kids who love pretend play and using their imaginations to the max! Esther and her daughters visited this week and here’s what they experienced.
Local Farms and Zoos in Hamilton and Halton – Places to See and Feed Animals
Visit a local fam, zoo or animal experience for a day of family fun.
Canada’s Wonderland – Bigger and Better for 2023 + Video Tour!
Canada’s Wonderland is open for the 2023 season (as of May 5th!) and it feels like business as usual! Events and
10 Things To Do With Kids in Guelph
Plan a foolproof, memory-filled day trip with your family to Guelph using our recommendations
High-Energy Excitement at Activate Burlington
Activate in Burlington will have the entire family on the edge of their seats with excitement and energy!
Natural Playgrounds Near Burlington and Hamilton
There are so many natural playgrounds near Burlington and Hamilton, and visiting one with a picnic in tow makes for
Ireland House Museum: Self-Guided Field Trip
Plan a field trip to Burlington’s Ireland House Museum and use our Self-Guided Field Trip Guide to add some easy
Hamilton Steam Museum – Self-Guided Field Trips
Plan a field trip to the Hamilton Steam Museum and use our Self-Guided Field Trip Guide to add some easy
The Toronto Zoo
While a visit to the Toronto Zoo isn’t possible at this time, a virtual campout at the zoo sounds like
One more favourite family destination won’t be opening for the summer 2020 season.