Things to do in Burlington and Hamilton in Spring

Spring has sprung in the Hamilton and Burlington areas, and this might be my favourite time of year. We’ve dug out from our massive snowfalls and sunshine and outdoor time are welcoming in summer. 

Spring is the perfect season to reacquaint yourself with everything amazing in our region. We’ve got great ideas on how to spend time with your kids. Be sure to also check out these popular articles:

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The Best Spots to Hike with Kids

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Spring Ideas and Things To Do

Paletta Lakefront Park and Mansion

Nestled behind a stone wall and manicured shrubbery sits Paletta Mansion, at Paletta Lakefront Park in Burlington. The grounds make for a peaceful place to stroll, and the mansion is

The Coolest Mini Golf Courses in Niagara

Grab your putters and get ready for an adventure that’s sure to delight both kids and adults alike. Whether you’re a mini golf pro or just looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, Niagara’s mini putt courses won’t disappoint.

The Best Mini Golf Courses To Play Right Now

Mini golf is a classic pastime that’s been enjoyed by people of all ages for decades. It’s a fun and easy activity that’s perfect for a family outing or a date night. In this article, you’ll find some of the best local mini-golf courses in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville.

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Now Open! Brantford Twin Valley Zoo

Twin Valley Nature Park ranks high on the list of must-visit destinations for so many reasons. Read on for those reasons, plus some helpful hints for your day with the animals.

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 hop, skip and a jump from the famous Theodore Tugboat Too!

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LaSalle Park in Burlington – You Gotta Go Here

LaSalle Park in Burlington’s west end is one of our favourite parks to visit. It’s got an upgraded playground that kids love, vast amounts of green space and of course, easy access to the marina and waterfront.

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Skateboard and Scooter Parks in Burlington

Burlington has 10 skateboard and scooter parks spread out across the city. Each one has different benefits, and we’ve laid it all out here to help you choose your next

18 Easy Easter Activities

I love any holiday that involves crafts and baking, and Easter is no exception. But I always have bigger dreams than I can execute. I envision myself a mini-Martha Stewart,

Springridge Farm in Milton, near Oakville and Burlington

Opening Thursday! Springridge Farm: A Must-Do For Little Farm Fans

Springridge Farm is a long-time family favourite place to visit. This is a great place for multi-generations to visit together. The grandparents have as much fun as the kids do! Let us show you why Springridge Farm in Milton is always a great way to spend a day.

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2024 Guide To Easter Egg Hunts And Events

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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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.

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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Free and Cheap Things To Do in Burlington With Kids

Some are well-known places to visit and some are hidden gems only the locals know about. We are bringing you our favourite free and cheap things to do with kids in Burlington. And expect this list to grow as we find more and more free, local adventures.

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!

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.

3 Indoor Treasure Hunts For Every Age

We can help you keep them busy and engaged with these 3 printable indoor scavenger hunts. Recruit a big sibling to help run this adventure, or help a new reader follow the hunt on their own. No matter how you execute these hunts, they will help keep boredom at bay.

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Horseback Riding Near Hamilton, Halton, Brantford, Niagara

Our readers often ask “Where can I go horseback riding near me?” so we knew this curated list would help a few families out. If you have a child who is ready to progress from pony rides to horseback riding, you’ll want to check out our list of local stables.

The Coolest Places For Your Teen’s Birthday Party

Are you ready to throw the ultimate teenage birthday bash? Look no further! In this curated list, we’ve handpicked the coolest birthday party ideas for teens. From adrenaline-pumping adventure parks to trendy urban hangouts, we’ve got you covered.

Where To Play Footgolf in Hamilton

Hamilton’s Buncrana Golf Course is now home to a footgolf course and it looks like a blast! Buncrana Golf Course is located in Hamilton and is home to a 12-hole

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Local Pick-Your-Own Produce Farms

Updated for 2024! There’s nothing better than fresh, local produce, and it doesn’t get any fresher than picking your own right at the farm! Read on for local pick-your-own farms.

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Ice Cream and Gelato in Hamilton

Temps are rising and I can’t think of a better way to cool down than with a frosty dessert! Read on for your guide to the best spots for gelato,

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Top 10 Best Ice Cream and Gelato in Oakville

Temps are rising and I can’t think of a better way to cool down than with a frosty dessert! Read on for your guide to the hottest local spots for gelato, frozen yogurt, and ice cream in Oakville!

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 to a local farm this spring.  Take photos of your

50+ Experience Gifts for Kids and Families

So many of you are moving towards giving gifts that are going to gather dust to end up in the landfill sooner rather than later, so we thought we’d inspire you with a list of some of our favourite Experience Gifts for Kids.

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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.

Day Spas in Ontario That Will Leaving You Feeling Like A Whole New Person

Moms provide for their families each and every day of the year.  This Mother’s Day, give your Mom, or a Mom you love, the gift of rest and relaxation – a treatment, a day, or even a night or two at a spa.  This list has outdoor, indoor, day and overnight pampering options to make the Moms in your life feel appreciated and special.

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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.

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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.

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!

Things To Do In Spring in Burlington

Spring has sprung in Burlington and it is a welcome reprieve from that long cold winter! We know you are ready to leave cabin fever behind and start enjoying your

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Family Fun Game Night Ideas

Whether cooperative or competitive, in person or online, game nights can be fun for the whole family! Here are some creative and out of the box ways of hosting a

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“Would You Rather” – Kids Edition!

These are the “Would You Rather” questions for kids I’ve been asking my girls live on our Virtual Pajama Parties on Facebook. You asked for our list, and here it

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Indoor Activities for Small Living Spaces

Social distancing and self-isolation are hard enough, but when you’re limited on space because of apartment and condo size, things get extra tricky! We’ve pulled together a few great indoor

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Things To Do Indoors

No matter what your feelings are towards the Coronavirus pandemic, we all love great ways to keep our families calm and connected. If you feel like staying home to reduce