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13+ Things to Do At Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville is just one of the 340 Ontario Parks. We visit multiple times a year in every season because there’s always something fantastic to do at Bronte Creek. Here are some highlights of what you can expect when you visit.

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,

Digital Dilemmas: Parenting in the Age of Screens

Parenting in the digital age is challenging. As a parent, I understand the difficulty navigating the delicate balance between harnessing the benefits of technology and mitigating its potential drawbacks. Thank you to Susie Beghin, RECE, Author, and owner of Alpha’s Discovery daycare centres for providing her experience and expertise on this topic.

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2024 Guide To Easter Egg Hunts And Events

Welcome to our guide to Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Events near you! With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about fun activities to do with your family and friends. One of the most exciting events of the season is the Easter egg hunt. And lucky for you, there are plenty of options right in your local area.

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Summer Camps in Burlington

Summer camps are a great way for kids to stay active, learn new skills, and have fun during the summer months. If you’re located in Burlington and are looking for summer camp options for your children, you’re in luck!

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Milton Summer Camps 2024

Summer is just around the corner and for many parents, that means finding fun and educational activities to keep their kids occupied during the long break. Milton summer camps offer

Family Day 2024 – Fun Things To Do With Kids

Celebrate Family Day with the kids! Below you’ll find a long list of great things to do in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Hamilton! Family-friendly events, all in one place to help you make the most of this long weekend.

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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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Outdoor Birthday Party Venues

If you are lucky enough to have a summer birthday, take your party outside to one of these outdoor birthday party venues.

Maple Syrup Festivals 2024: 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!

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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.

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100+ Awesome March Break Activities For 2024

March Break 2023 is full of things to do in Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and the Waterloo Region. We’ve loaded our events calendar below and put together a long list of March Break activities and fun things you can do with the kids this week (or anytime)!

The Best Toy Stores in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville

Welcome to Toy Haven! Our directory is your passport to a world of play, showcasing the charm and uniqueness of local independent toy stores near you. Immerse yourself in a curated collection of toys that go beyond the ordinary, handpicked for their quality, creativity, and educational value.

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Your Complete Guide to Oakville Summer Camps

The countdown to the last day of school is on and that means parents like you are looking for summer camps in Oakville. If your kids need care during the summer, we have a list of the best summer camps near you! Art camps, Music Camps and STEM camps, plus everything in between!

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Kids Cooking Classes: Hamilton and Halton

Are you looking for cooking classes for kids in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville? We’ve put together a huge guide of all of the ways to get your kids into the kitchen!

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Family Photographer Guide

If you’re looking to get maternity, newborn, milestone, first birthday, cake smash or family photos taken, this is the resource for you! We’ve compiled a list of local family photographers and their specialties. Capture your adorable kids at every stage of their cuteness with a professional family photo session. Our list includes Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Hamilton photographers and photo studios.

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Cambridge Summer Camps For Kids 2024

Are your kids counting down the days until school is out for the summer? It’s definitely an exciting time, and it’s also the time that parents like you are looking for summer camps in Cambridge. If your kids need care during the summer, we have a list of the best summer camps near you!

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50+ Hamilton Summer Camps For Kids 2024

It is only weeks and days until school is out for the summer! Kids are excited and parents like you are busy looking for the best Hamilton summer camps! If your kids need care or just some entertainment this summer, we can help you find what you are looking for. We know our guide is much easier than throwing “summer camps Hamilton” into your fave search engine.

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Valentine’s Day Events Near You 2024

Spread the love with your little ones at one of these Valentine’s Day events. We have lots to choose from, all gathered into one easy-to-use guide because we strive to make planning quality time simple.

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!

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!

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15 Ways To Earn High School Volunteer Hours

No one expects a grade 9 student to know what they want to be when they grow up, so if your high school student hasn’t identified their passion or skill yet, don’t worry. We’ve got great suggestions on how to earn those volunteer hours, and maybe unlock a hidden passion or talent!

Cross-Country Skiing Near Hamilton and Burlington

Cross-Country skiing in the Halton and Hamilton areas is a great way to get outside and be active, all while maintaining a safe physical distance. Here’s where you can cross-country ski near you.

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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.

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March Break Camps 2024 in Hamilton

It’s time to start planning for March Break Camps in Hamilton! Our Guide to March Break Camps near you will help you find a great spot for kids to be while school is out. Active Parents includes every single camp we come across because we want to help parents (and kids!) choose the best camp to complement their passions and personalities.

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2024 March Break Camps in Niagara Region

It’s time to start planning for March Break Camps in Niagara, St. Catharines and the Region. Our Guide to Spring Break Camps near you will help you find a great spot for kids to be while school is closed for the week.

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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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Valentine’s for Veterans

Spread some love and kindness by making and sending Valentines for Vets in Canada’s Armed Forces. Read on for tips, dates and addresses to send your Valentines for Veterans. Sending

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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.

Adult and Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Looking for New Year’s Eve at-home ideas? Want to throw a new years eve party for kids? We’ve got you covered from decor to food to ways to celebrate midnight with little people who can’t stay up that late!

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Things To Do On New Year’s Day

Happy New Year! If you are looking for things to do on New Years Day with kids, sit back and let us help you out! Active Parents has put together a list of great options because not everything is closed!

30 Christmas Breakfast Recipes: Delicious and Easy Ideas

There’s one thing you won’t want to do without on Christmas morning: breakfast! Whether it’s a big breakfast or a quick bite to fuel you up for the festivities ahead, these Christmas breakfast ideas are perfect for whatever your holiday has in store.

Things To Do On Christmas Day: 20+ Activities You Will Love

The holidays are all about spending time with families and friends — but that doesn’t mean you have to spend that time…at home! Whether you have to shift your Christmas dinner plans or you don’t celebrate Christmas, there are still a lot of fun things to do on Christmas Day.

13+ Bowling Alleys and Centres Near You

Bowling with the whole family is one of our favourite things to do. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be skilled in the sport to have a great time, have lots of laughs and maybe score a turkey!

Paint Your Own Pottery Studios and Art Studios

Indoor play centres and trampoline parks are excellent destinations no matter the weather or season! When you want something high-energy and full of excitement, an indoor play place serves your needs.

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50+ Things To Do This Winter

Let’s banish those winter blues! Here are more than 50 things to do during winter in Hamilton and Halton area, including Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Waterdown, Hamilton, Stoney Creek and beyond.

Walk Through and Drive Through Christmas Lights Displays

Enjoy the season by going to drive-thru Christmas light festivals and walking through light displays. No matter which of these Christmas light experiences you choose, you will agree that Ontario is all glowing with magic during the Holiday season.

Winter Break Camps in Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville

Winter camps during school breaks offer children a fantastic opportunity to stay active, engaged, and socialize in a supervised and enriching environment. These camps provide a break from routine, encouraging kids to explore new activities, make friends, and learn valuable skills in a fun setting.

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80+ Stocking Stuffers for Kids of Every Age

Our family loves opening our stockings on Christmas morning. It’s like the pre-game show to the big present-opening party. Here are some of our favourite stocking stuffer ideas, and ones that come highly recommended by our community of parents like you.

Martial Arts For Kids Near Halton and Hamilton

Welcome to the Parent’s Guide to STEM Classes, Coding, and Robotics Classes for Kids. Coding, robotics and STEM classes offer an exciting journey into the world of innovation, problem-solving, and creativity! In this guide, you will find classes and programs for kids in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara.

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

Family New Year Events 2023

We know it’s a time-honour tradition to ring in the new year with a celebration of some size, and we can help you outsource the planning and cleanup. 3…2…1… Let’s ring in the new year with the kids!

Ice Skating Lessons For Kids and Adults

Want to learn to skate? These ice skating lessons near Burlington, Oakville and Milton will have you gliding gracefully before you can tie your skates! Ice skating in the wintertime

Christmas Train Rides Near You 2023

Spoil your family with a Christmas Train ride this winter. They bring magic and machines together for a joyous holiday experience. You may even get to see Santa Claus himself!

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STEM, Coding and Robotics Classes For Kids

Welcome to the Parent’s Guide to STEM Classes, Coding, and Robotics Classes for Kids. Coding, robotics and STEM classes offer an exciting journey into the world of innovation, problem-solving, and creativity! In this guide, you will find classes and programs for kids in Halton, Hamilton and Niagara.

The Best Subscription Boxes in Canada To Give and Receive

You can’t beat the feeling of happy mail and a surprise in your mailbox! We know the feeling! Give that feeling to your friends and family with these creative subscription boxes and services that you’re going to love to give and receive.

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Breakfast With Santa Events Near You 2023

Experience a joy-filled morning with one of the seasons most loved traditions – Breakfast With Santa! We know where you can see the big guy in red, while enjoying some delicious fare.

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Letters to Santa – Important Dates For Grown-Ups!

Canada is one of the few places where when you mail your letters to Santa, he writes back! It must be because we’re so nice! It’s time to make your list, check it twice, and hope that Santa sees you when you’re being nice!

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

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We Rock The Spectrum Indoor Playcentre Oakville

We Rock The Spectrum in Oakville is a kids gym where everyone is welcome, regardless of their abilities and needs. From toddlers thru teen years, everyone loves playing at this unique kid’s gym.

Nutcracker Performances 2023 – Where to See It Near Your

Step into the world of ballet in Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton with our exploration of Nutcracker ballet performances. These Greater Halton and Hamilton cities will bring this beloved holiday classic to life in their unique ways.

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!

Halloween Decorations Bingo!

This colourful Bingo card is a great way to keep kids moving forward on their walks through the community. This one is perfect for a neighbourhood walk or for Halloween night when the witches and wizards will be out roaming the streets!

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Send Postcards for Peace This Remembrance Day

A great way to help your kids show appreciation and recognize the sacrifices of our service people is to send a Postcard For Peace. Postcards for Peace are similar to Valentine’s for Veterans, but you can send them all year round.

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.