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.
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.
Here are some of the best-loved and most recommended stroller-friendly trails in Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton. We asked our followers with wee ones where they love to walk with their wagons and wheels.
Mountsberg Conservation Area is one of eight Conservation Halton parks. It’s located in Campbellville and features outdoor activities and attractions suitable for everyone from littles to tweens. Grown-ups, too!
Welcome to our popular list of Halloween events in Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville and beyond! We update this list daily, so save this post and check it often! We know families who love Halloween are excited to take their Boo Crew to a spooktacular Halloween event in Niagara and Milton, too!
The crisp fall air, hayrides, and freshly baked farm treats are a great way to spend a day. If you’re looking for a pumpkin patch, you’ll find all the info you need below.
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.
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.
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.
Take a peek inside the new and reopened Lil’ Monkeys in Burlington!
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
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
These Halton and Hamilton hiking trails are the perfect inexpensive way to spend a morning. Soak up some vitamin D and enjoy the calmness that nature brings.
Welcome to our calendar of local sensory-friendly events, activities, movies and shopping hours. This is a list of sensory-friendly events taking place near Halton, Hamilton, Niagara and the Waterloo Region.
50 free and cheap things to do with your kids this summer vacation.
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.
Camping in Ontario is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your family. With an abundance of provincial parks and campsites, there’s no shortage of places to camp in
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.
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.
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
Celebrating Family Pride: Uniting Hearts, Embracing Diversity. Welcome to our list of Family Pride Events! This month, like all months, we celebrate love, acceptance, and celebration. This list of events
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.
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!
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,
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
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
Get outside and get active with friends while playing at one of these area disc golf courses. What Is Disc Golf? Disc golf is a sport that involves throwing a
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
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
Grab your putter and meet me on the links!
Discover the best date night ideas in southern Ontario. Our curated list of day dates, free dates, outdoor dates and more grows all the time to provide couples with more
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s one more great opportunity to celebrate the mother figures in your life! We can help you spoil those moms in your life with
If you’re looking for a park that has it all, Nelson Park in Burlington is where you want to be! Read on to find out why this park sees us
Baked or fried? Yeast or cake? Filled or ring? However you like them, we’ve got ’em! Our guide to the best doughnuts in Hamilton and Burlington, as voted on by
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
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.
In this list, you will find ideas for fun and engaging activities that you can do with your teen, as well as activities that they can do on their own or with their friends.
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)!
These museums and galleries mix education with entertainment.
We know you want your kid’s gymnastics class to be an excellent one, and Gymalaya Burlington scores top marks with parents like you. Read on and we will show you
We know family fun and so does Splitsville Bowling in Burlington. They top the charts on bowling, but they have so much more (hello, laser tag!). We spent an evening making the most of our family time, and we are here to share 5 reasons you should plan to play with Splitsville.
Everyone loves a massive place to play, but we know that not all indoor play centres are ideal for the littlest kids. We’ve put together a list of the best
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.
Your library has free family passes to local conservation areas, Ontario Parks and botanical gardens. Here is how to borrow them!
The new winter exhibit at Royal Botanical Gardens, “Frogs!” is on now. We visited on opening weekend and had a great experience learning about rainforest animals, reptiles and insects.
“Hey, Active Parents! Is there an outdoor skating rink near me?” Yep! Outdoor ice skating rinks are a great place to take your kids in the winter. Burlington, Oakville, Milton
“Where do kids eat free?” is one of the most frequently asked here at Active Parents, so we keep our list of places where kids can eat free updated! Turns
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. These ideas will help you get out of the house and have fun!
It is rare to have such a beautiful light festival also be FREE but the Burlington Festival of Lights is just that! Here’s when it starts, ends and what displays you can expect to see.
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.
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!
Tobogganing is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep kids entertained on a snowy day. Grab a sled and your snow pants and use our list to find a tobogganing hill in Hamilton and Burlington to visit.
Children’s festivals, local markets and special events near Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville and Niagara
Choose the best tree on the lot or cut your own – all at these area farms.
Fantastic news! The Candlelit Stroll through Downtown Burlington is back for 2022 and we have all the details! What Is The Candlelit Stroll? The Candlelit Stroll takes place in Downtown
On the border of Burlington and Oakville is Burloak Waterfront Park and it’s going to be your new favourite park. Its Lake Ontario views and rubberized playground base are a
Spoiler alert – my tween and teen LOVED indoor rock climbing!
Welcome to Burlington’s Sherwood Forest Park. You’re in for a treat when you choose to visit this park because you get two playgrounds for the price of one! Plus Burlington’s
Burlington’s Central Park is aptly named because it’s smack dab in the middle of an area filled with things to do for families. The playground was just renovated, and here
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
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,
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
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. Community Centre and Neighbourhood Hub
If you have a Dinosaur loving kid and you’re looking for a fun and easy activity, then you will love the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit at Burlington Centre! The show takes
From Batting Cages to Zorb, we’ve got a huge list of active and exciting things to do near Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton.
Weather-proof activities for kids from toddlers thru teens!
Activate in Burlington will have the entire family on the edge of their seats with excitement and energy!
Burlington is consistently voted one of the best cities for families in Canada, and we couldn’t agree more. But it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to
100+ inflatable Frostys await you in Lockhart Village
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,
Fries are one of the most popular, crowd-pleasing foods out there. Everyone, from babies to grandparents to seagulls, loves them! We ask you who makes the best french fries in
Tansley Woods Park and Playground is a great spot to spend an afternoon. The playground is great for all ages, and the paths make for a beautiful stroll.
Janelle and her girls ventured off to Mountainside Park recently and were pleasantly surprised with what they found. It has everything for a variety of age groups between its two
Maple Park in Burlington’s south-west had a makeover and the upgrades make it ideal for toddlers! But bring your big kids too, because this park has fun for all ages!
The City of Burlington Parks and Recreation Department has a free sports equipment borrowing program you’ll want to access just in time for summer! Read on about the Burlington Play
Creek Walking is one of the best ways to cool down in nature. Nothing is more refreshing and grounding than dipping your toes into cool, flowing water. Here are our