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Summer is here and there are so many ways to make it memorable! Check out our ideas below and be inspired to do something fabulous together today.

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    The Best Trails for Hiking with Kids in Hamilton and Halton

    Hiking with kids in Hamilton and Halton is a perfect way to soak up some vitamin D and enjoy the…

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    4 of The Best Mini-Golf Courses Open Now

    Mini golf is a great activity to do with the whole family! Find a local mini-golf course near you today.

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    Reservations Required at Lowville Park Effective July 30

    Starting July 30, an online reservation will be required to visit Lowville Park in Burlington.

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    Beaches Near Burlington and Hamilton

    Did you know there we so many beautiful beaches near Burlington and Hamilton? Beach season seems to be upon us…

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    Burlington’s New Play Equipment Lending Library

    The City of Burlington Parks and Recreation Department has released a free sports equipment borrowing program just in time for…

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    Free Summer Fun: 26 Ways to Have Fun For Free

    Every year we put together this great list of free summer activities and fun ideas because I love filling our…

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    Drive-In Movie Theatres

    A night at the drive-in is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy some big-screen entertainment,…

  • Frugal Summer Fun

    I’m nothing if not frugal, and summer vacation is no exception! When the kids are home, and we want to…

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    Local Pick Your Own Farms

    There’s nothing better than fresh, local produce, and it doesn’t get any fresher than picking your own right at the…

  • 59 Things To Do This Summer

    59 Things To Do This Summer

    Looking for things to do this summer? We’ve got a super bucket list filled with local adventures and tons of…

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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…

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    Burlington’s Splash Pads and Wading Pools

    When the summer temperatures rise there is no better way to cool down than at one of the 9 splash…

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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…

  • Splash Pads and Pools in Oakville

    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!

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    3 Great Spots for Creek Walking in Burlington

    Creek Walking is one of the best ways to cool down on a hot day. Nothing is more refreshing and…

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    African Lion Safari Opens Their Drive-Thru Experience

    Great news for fans of African Lion Safari – they’ve reopened and you can enjoy their drive through Game Reserves…

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    The Best Donuts in Hamilton, Oakville and Burlington

    Baked or fried? Yeast or cake? Filled or ring? However you like them, we’ve got ’em! Our guide to the…

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    5 Drive-In Oakville is Open Again!

    Great news in the world of “something new to do with your family”…Oakville’s 5 Drive-In is reopening!

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    Safari Niagara Opens A Wild Adventure for Families

    Safari Niagara has reopened, and as part of their Phase 1, brings you a wild family adventure!

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    Brantford Twin Valley Zoo

    Brantford Twin Valley Zoo is top of our must-visit destinations for so many reasons. We’ve got all the reasons to…

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    Geocaching – Treasure Hunting in Your City

    Geocaching is a great way to spend time outdoors with your kids. It brings together walking in the fresh air,…

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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…

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    Royal Botanical Gardens is Re-Opening

    The Arboretum at Royal Botanical Gardens re-opens on Wednesday, May 27 for limited access, and here is everything you need…

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    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…

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    Ice Cream and Gelato in Burlington

    Temps are rising and I can’t think of a better way to cool down than with a frosty dessert! Read…

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    Bronte Creek Park

    Bronte Creek Park in Oakville is part of the Ontario gradual re-opening, and starting Friday, May 15th, here is what…

  • Burlington Centre Farmers Market

    Burlington Centre Farmers Market

    Some uplifting news for Burlington locals! The Burlington Centre Farmers Market will be back for its 62nd year!

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    Wild Waterworks

    One more favourite family destination won’t be opening for the summer 2020 season.

  • Better Neighbourhood Walks

    5 Ways To Make Neighbourhood Walks Less Boring

    If staying close to home while still getting your daily fresh air physical activity has lost its lustre, we are…

  • Indoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids

    It’s not always easy to get a few minutes to yourself, but we’re here to help! Hopefully, these indoor scavenger…

  • Stay Creative at Home with Kids

    Our Favourite Crafts for Kids

    If you’re looking for some great gift ideas or ways to keep your at-home kids busy while you work, throw…

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    Would You Rather – Kids Edition!

    We’ve been having a blast at our Virtual Pajama Parties all thanks to YOU! We love to see your answers…

  • Our Favourite Family Board Games

    I am a huge fan of family board games, and during the next few weeks I know we are going…

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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…

  • Things To Do Outdoors Burlington Hamilton Oakville Coronavirus

    Explore The Outdoors

    If avoiding indoor gatherings has you feeling a little antsy about March Break, we’ve got some great ideas for things…

  • The Weekend Wrap

    Every week we gather up the best events and activities that are on our calendar and curate them into one…

  • Where Do Kids Eat Free in Burlington?

    “Where do kids eat free?” is one of the most frequently asked here at Active Parents, so we keep our…

  • The Weekend Wrap Up

    Thanks to the Weekend Wrap Up, when the weekend rolls around, you’ll always have a few dozen things to do…

  • Free and Cheap Activities for Your Mat Leave

    Mel Peachy is a new mom who loves getting out there but refuses to break the mat-leave bank to have…

  • Wish & Give

    Many folks are ditching the paper birthday party invite in favour of an electric option, but what if your next…

  • Postcrossing: Travel the World Through Postcards

    Sending letter mail is the absolute best and Postcrossing has made it so easy to send and receive postcards from…

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    Centreville

    This year, Centreville is 50 Years Old! Can you believe it?! And it’s as awesome – or more – than…

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    Free Summer Fun Bucket List

    Everyone loves summer, right? The great weather, the dinners al fresco, the way that keeping kids entertained costs a fortune…

  • Backyard Water Games

    Keeping cool is your mission this week, and we’ve got you ready to attack! These 8 backyard water games will…

  • Summer Bucket List 2019

    Every year our family puts together a Summer Bucket List of fun things we want to do during the school…

  • P.A. Days Done Right

    I love having an additional day with my kids, and I love that we do awesome stuff together, but it’s…

  • Questions for Kids

    Asking kids out-of-the-box questions is a great way to get them thinking on their toes and really using their imaginations.…

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    Day Trip Destinations: Guelph

    I love a good day trip, and this summer we’ve been doing many! A few weekends ago we grabbed the…

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    Surviving Summer Vacation

    We’re in week 2 of vacation, and how are you surviving summer? This is my 4th summer at home with…

  • The Season of Giving: Volunteering in Halton

    “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” ~ Booker T. Washington This is one of my…

  • Burlington’s Little Free Libraries

    Looking for a new read? Check out our coverage on #BurlOn's Little Free Libraries, and swap out an old favourite,…

  • Day Trips- Sports and Adventure

    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…

  • Family Road Trips: Fun Family Stops

    Active Parents is here to help fill your summer vacation with fun. We are putting together ideas for family road…

  • Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt in Burlington 2018

    Have you tapped out on this summer? Don’t give up yet, we’re here to help you go one more round.…

  • Family Road Trips: Outdoor Fun

    Active Parents is here to help fill your summer vacation with fun. We are putting together ideas for day trips…

  • Family Day Trips

    Family Road Trips: Culture Stops

    ActiveParents is here to help fill your summer vacation with fun. We are putting together ideas for day trips to…

  • Family Road Trips: Animal Lovers

    Active Parents is here to help fill your summer vacation with fun. We are putting together ideas for day trips…

  • A New Movie-Going Experience

    We all know about the Family Favourites they show at Cineplex SilverCity on Saturdays, and how awesome the CineStarz theatre…

  • It’s Family Fishing Week in Ontario

    You read that right! From July 2 thru 10 you don’t need to worry about having a fishing licence to…

  • Things to Do This Summer in Burlington

    School’s out and fun is the new subject we’re focusing on! Burlington has something happening every day, and we are…

  • Free Stuff on Your Birthday!

    Today is my daughter’s 6th birthday, and in her honour, let’s delve into all the free swag you can get just…