Summer Activities Guide

As the kids navigate through these final few weeks of school, it’s a great time for parents to start planning how you’re going to spend time with your family during the summer. Living in Ontario provides us with access to many fun places to visit, activities to check out, and adventures to keep families busy.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the many things to do in Ontario this summer.

Treetop Trekking
Is Nature Calling? For those who crave new thrills with a side of adventure, try it from a new point of view? Ziplining and treetop trekking is a great way to spend time exploring the outdoors and can be a ton of fun!
Check out places like Treetop Trekking At Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville and Treetop Trekking Barrie at Horseshoe Valley. Horseshoe Resort near Midhurst serves up tons of summer of fun, with swimming on the beach, playing mini golf, cross country biking even kids’ camps.

Photo courtesy of TreeTop Trekking

Visit Santa at his Summer Home
We don’t have to wait until Christmas to see Santa, did you know Santa’s summer home is right here in Ontario! The whole family can visit him, Mrs Claus, and all the reindeer this summer at Santa’s Village in Bracebridge. The park also features a roller coaster, batting cages, and a treetop trekking area, great for families of all ages. What’s more, Santa himself is rumoured to make an appearance or two, and will often take visitors for a wild water ride on his Summer Sleigh Riverboat Cruise!

Santa’s Summer Sleigh is one of the many things to do at Santa’s Village

Catch Some Rays
Ontario is home to a plethora of natural lakes, and there are plenty of beautiful spots to catch some rays. For example, Kempenfelt Bay. In the heart of the city, Barrie’s waterfront is a major attraction to residents and tourists Spanning more than 5km of waterfront with both onshore and offshore activities.
Other great spots across the GTA include Sibbald Point in York Region, Fifty Point Beach near Hamilton, and, of course, Wasaga beach, one of the world’s longest freshwater beaches!

There’s nothing quite like a day at the beach

Discover Adventure!
A great way to get outdoors and find some adventure with the kids, is a GPS Rally. Equipped with a GPS, explore the forest, solve some riddles, and find specific waypoints on your way to discovering the hidden treasure. Hosted by The Treetop Trekking Group you can find adventure near you!

GPS Rally by TreeTop Trekking

Burn Off Some Excess Energy
On a rainy day, it can be difficult to find an activity to keep your young ones entertained, while not spending the entire day playing video games. Luckily, indoor playgrounds offer a safe and fun environment for your child to burn off all that excess energy.
Located in proximity to Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Stouffville, King City, Maple, Newmarket, and other surrounding areas, Oak Tree Play Centre , one of the best indoor playgrounds in York Region, can offer hours of indoor entertainment for children up to 8 years old.

Indoor playgrounds are a great escape on rainy days

Park It Close To Home
It’s amazing how many people haven’t explored the parks closest to home. For daytime picnics, bird watching, bicycling or just taking a leisurely walk. Many parks offer barrier-free access for the whole family to enjoy the day. Springwater Park also has several ponds, large playing field, horseshoe pits and picnic shelters. You can find a full list of Ontario Parks, for day trips or camping, here.

So many trails and parks to explore, many close to home

Whether it’s enjoying your favourite activities or exploring new possibilities, this well-deserved, quality family time will create memories that will last forever!

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