The Ultimate List of Things To Do In Burlington With Kids

Welcome to our guide on things to do in Burlington with kids.

Burlington, Ontario has been voted one of the top places to raise a family, and for great reasons. Its proximity to Lake Ontario give it a gorgeous waterfront that residents and visitors alike enjoy all year long. 

The green spaces – whether it be parks or conservation areas – are lush and welcoming. Families love hiking here and with so many playgrounds, kids love it too. 

All year long you will find things to do in Burlington with kids from family-friendly activities and attractions, making it the perfect destination for a fun-filled day out with your little ones. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or indoor entertainment, there’s something for everyone in this picturesque town.

From exploring the great conservation areas to discovering local history and culture, this guide to things to do in Burlington with kids will help you plan your perfect family day in Burlington. So pack your bags, grab your kids, and let’s get started

THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND BURLINGTON, ONTARIO.

Paletta Lakefront Park and Mansion

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Family Pride Events

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Watch Free Outdoor Movies This Summer

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Pick Your Own Strawberries Near Burlington, Oakville and Milton

Make the most of the early days of summer by taking the family to pick your own strawberries in Halton! Strawberries are at their peak sweetness in the early days of summer vacation – June and July – and we know where you can find the best farms for strawberry picking near Burlington, Oakville and Milton!

Splash Pads, Outdoor Pools and Wading Pools in Burlington

Spend your summer cooling down at a Burlington splash pad (sometimes called splash parks or spray pads). Most of them are free summer activities! If you need a bigger refresh, we love the outdoor pools in Burlington. They offer waterslides, climbing walls, and they feel like local water parks.

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Visit Lowville Park in Burlington Every Season

The amount of fun, fresh air and family time you can get from a visit to Lowville Park in Burlington is limitless! We try to visit a few times every summer, at least once in the fall and we even come back for tobogganing in the winter!

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Farmers Markets in Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton

Visit a Farmer’s Market in Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville. It’s a great way to support the hardworking folks who grow and make our food, and to show the kids where their dinner ingredients *really* come from!

The Best Mini Golf Courses To Play Right Now

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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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Norton Park Burlington

One of Burlington’s largest parks, Norton Park is home to something for everyone, at every age, during every season. You’re going to love playing here at this park & playground.

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Skateboard and Scooter Parks in Burlington

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13+ Things to Do At Bronte Creek Provincial Park

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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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Free Fishing Weekend 2024 in Ontario

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Free and Cheap Things To Do in Burlington With Kids

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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

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Best Places To See Fall Colours Hamilton and Burlington

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Apple Picking in Hamilton, Halton and Beyond

There are lots of pick-your-own apple orchards throughout Halton and into Hamilton. Here’s our pick-your-own apple guide with all the details you need to find an orchard and have some family fun on the farm over the next few weeks.

Burlington’s Children Festival 2023 Update

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Sensory-Friendly Events And Special Needs Activities

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50+ Free Things To Do In The Summer + Printable

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7 Reasons To Visit Cherry Hill Gate This Weekend

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.

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Hidden Valley Park is a Must-Visit Destination

Have you been to Hidden Valley Park in Burlington? Many parents agree it’s one of Burlington’s best free things to do. And get this, Hidden Valley is home to 2 playgrounds, each completely different and so worth talking about.

Pick Your Own Flower Farms

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Tansley Woods Community Centre

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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!

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