Family Road Trips: Sports Fans

Active Parents is here to help fill your summer vacation with fun. We are putting together ideas for day trips to keep the whole family entertained. We’ll cover local and short distance jaunts, and we hope you’ll suggest some fun stops, too!

This week we bring you adventure and athletics in our Day Trips for Sports Fans.


Zap ‘Em at Laser Tag – We’ve heard rave reviews (and we agree) about Splitsville’s laser tag. There’s also LaserQuest in Oakville.


Pummel ‘Em at Paintball – I’ve never tried this because I’m afraid of the ouch-factor, but top-rated spots like Burlington’s Paintball Nation are a fun stop to take the tweens and teens, and also Dads!


Get Your Swing On – Next week I’m taking the family to Dinosaur Adventure Golf in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The dinos are pretty realistic, the sound effects are spot on, and that volcano spews out a lot of heat! Adventure Village has a great course, highly recommended for the Burlington area. And for mini golf professionals, Within Range is a more challenging course for older offspring take on.


Halton, Start Your Engines – Here are the top rated Go Kart tracks in southern Ontario. Which one is your personal fave? Hamilton Indoor Go Karts, Innisfil Indy Karting, 401 Mini Indy, Go Karts Toronto Mini-Indy, Formula Kartways.


Jump For the Fun of It – Jump over to Rockin’ Jump, Burlington’s own indoor trampoline park! AirRiderz in Mississauga, Sky Zone St. Catherines, and Aerosports Oakville are all trampoline parks too – the newest craze in indoor play centers.


Let your little athlete experience the history of their favourite sports at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, or the CFL Hall of Fame in Hamilton.


Conquer the Skies – Start with some indoor sky-diving at iFly in Oakville or at Niagara Freefall, or try one of these Ontario zip-lining escapes.


Comment and Share where you’ve taken your sport-fan-adventure-lover this summer and inspire someone else’s family! And be sure to check out our other Day Trip ideas!



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