Free Family Fun in Halton and Hamilton

Fun times don’t have to cost a fortune! And there is no rule that says making memories needs to cost all your moolah!

We are huge fans of frugal around these parts, so we know a great deal when we see one! Here are some of our most favourite free and cheap activities for families in Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville. Everything from indoor fun on a budget, to all the reasons your local library is the biggest bang for your buck! Free drop ins, free sightseeing ideas, and of course, all of the restaurants where kids eat free. 

Try one, or try them all! And save your pennies when you do!

Free And Cheap Things to Do With Kids

Parent Support Groups and Social Programs

Parent support groups and social programs for new parents are a great way to connect with parents in the same stage of parenthood as you are. New parents, experienced parents,

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The Hamilton Aviary Bird Sanctuary

A visit to The Hamilton Aviary is a great way to feel tropical while supporting this wonderful, volunteer-run bird sanctuary in Dundas, Ontario.

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Free Fishing Weekend 2024 in Ontario

In 2023, Ontario has planned four Free Fishing weekends. These are times when you can fish without a licence. They are a great reason to get out with the kids and try your hand at angling.

30 Easy Acts of Kindness for Kids

Kids are born loving and kind, and parents like us need to help them nurture and grow their compassion. That sounds like a big job but it’s actually super simple!

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Where Do Kids Eat Free in Niagara?

If you want to know where kids eat free today in St. Catharines and Niagara, we got you! You can even find some eateries that offer daily or weekly kids eat free in the Niagara Falls area.

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Free Things To Do With Kids This Month

Happy July! This month brings us a sandbox full of free things to do with kids, too. Whether you’re looking for educational outings or fun adventures, there’s something for every family.

20 Things To Do With Toddlers At Home

We asked our toddler experts – parents! – how to keep a toddler entertained at home during the inclement weather. Here’s what they said. Toddlers are funny little humans who

3 Indoor Treasure Hunts For Every Age

If you have the kids indoor today, don’t stress! We can help you keep them busy and engaged with these 3 printable indoor scavenger hunts. Recruit a big sibling to

Easy Crafts and Experiments For Kids

These simple activities can be done with things you (probably) already have around the house. The hands-on fun double as educational, but don’t tell the kids! Let’s go!

75+ Best Halloween Movies on Netflix Canada, Disney+ and Prime

Get ready for a spook-tacular Halloween season with our curated list of the best family-friendly Halloween movies on Prime, Netflix, and Disney+! We’ve scoured these streaming platforms to bring you a bewitching selection that promises a hauntingly good time.

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Best Places To See Fall Colours Hamilton and Burlington

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.

Burlington’s Children Festival 2023 Update

Burlington’s Children’s Festival is not on the events calendar for 2023. We are disappointed, too! We hope this popular and free family event will be back in 2024. As more

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50+ Things To Do This Summer At Home

This summer isn’t like summers before. And to help you make the most of your family time, we’ve got 50+ things to do this summer when you want to have

9 Beautiful Beaches Families Love Near Burlington, Hamilton

There are so many beautiful beaches in Hamilton and Burlington! Most are free or cost a small fee to visit for the day. You can’t go wrong with a trip to the beach near Hamilton or the surrounding area. They are close by, and each offers something a little different from the others.

7 Reasons To Visit Cherry Hill Gate This Weekend

Nestled in the Aldershot community of Burlington lies a hidden gem, the Cherry Hill Gate. This nature reserve beckons outdoor fans, offering a perfect blend of wilderness, charming hiking trails, and a peaceful atmosphere. Come along with us as we delve into the wonders that await visitors at Cherry Hill Gate.

Movies Under The Stars – Free Outdoor Movies In Burlington

Enjoy free outdoor movies on select Thursdays at 9 pm under the stars all summer long throughout Burlington Ontario. These outdoor movies are free to attend and a great way to meet your neighbours and explore new parks in other neighbourhoods. Kids will love the massive movie screen and the novelty of watching a family-friendly movie outside.

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Where To See Trains: 8 Places in Halton, Hamilton & Beyond

Wondering where to see trains nearby? If you’re a train enthusiast or simply love the charm of locomotives, you’re in luck! There are several fantastic places near you where you can witness the beauty of trains up close. Here’s a list of must-visit locations.

Kids Bowl Free This Summer

Summer is almost here and we have a great idea for keeping kids moving and having fun! Kids Bowl Free is back for 2023, and we know the lanes who

Family Pride Events

Family Pride Month events provide a platform for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, parents, and allies to connect, share stories, and amplify their voices. It is a time to reflect on the progress made, acknowledge the challenges faced, and envision a future where every family is valued and respected.

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Disc Golf Courses Near You

Explore diverse settings for disc golf enjoyment! From serene parks and beachfronts to bustling college campuses and sports complexes, this list guides you to unique places to perfect your throws.

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Splash Pads and Wading Pools in Hamilton

Just in time for the hot temperatures, splash pads and wading pools in Hamilton are opening up again for the season! You’re almost guaranteed to have at least one within

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The 5 Coolest Skate Parks in Oakville, Ontario

Oakville is home to five outdoor scooter and skate parks, spread throughout the town. They vary in size and style, but all pack a punch of fun and exercise for kids on wheels. We have details on what each one offers so you can choose the coolest one for your little thrashers.

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Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park Will Be Your Favourite Waterfront Park!

This beautiful park has something for everyone, no matter their age or interest. Dog parents love strolling through the grassy waterfront with their pooches. Coffee talkers utilize the paved paths and beautiful scenery, including a marina and more sailboats than you can shake a stick at.

9 Easy Activities For Toddlers To Do At Home

Young toddlers are so much fun. The amount of discovery and learning at this stage is incredible and if you’re like me, you just want to encourage all of it as much as possible. This is why I wanted to share our favourite at-home activities for toddlers.

Tansley Woods Community Centre

Burlington’s Tansley Woods Community Centre is home to a full day (or more!) of fun for families. Come with us as Esther and her family tell you all the reasons

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Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids

You’re going to love these outdoor scavenger hunts to add a mission and destination to your next family walk. Grab the kids and maybe a pair of binoculars and enjoy these nature scavenger hunts.

How to Write Mindful Letters To Santa

Writing letters to Santa is one of the ways many of us kick off the season, and this week, I learned the most wonderful way to construct a mindful letter to Santa, filled with kindness and gratitude.

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Splash Pads and Pools in Oakville

We’ve got all of your splash pads and swimming pools in Oakville so you can cool down all summer long! Oakville has dozens of wet and wild splash pads and

Play Winter Bingo and Win!

Raise your hand if you’re stuck at home and bored…me too! Let’s play some winter Bingo! to pass the time, shall we?

Pier 4 Park in Hamilton Has a Tugboat!

Meet me at the pier – Pier 4 that is! This waterfront destination in Hamilton is full of reasons to visit from an amazing nautical-themed playground and is just a