Activities For Kids in Toronto This Summer

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If you are intending to travel to Toronto with children, you have come to the right place.

Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is renowned for its prominent landmarks, including businesses, skyscrapers, condos, and the iconic CN Tower. Additionally, it holds the distinction of being the most diverse city in terms of cultural representation.

It is currently summer, and the experience of living is enjoyable! Embrace the full range of seasonal experiences by immersing yourself in the vibrant cultural center of Toronto and its surrounding areas. There’s something for every member of your family here, from exciting rides and live performances to delicious food and role-playing activities.

Make sure your kids have a memorable season to avoid hundreds of “I’m bored” refrains! We have discovered ten of the most thrilling activities to engage in within and in the vicinity of Ontario’s capital. Please scroll down to view all of them.

The Rec Room

Get ready for an overwhelming experience of the senses! The Rec Room is a unique recreational area that accommodates both adults and children, conveniently situated near the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, and Ripley’s Aquarium. The main attraction for young children is the collection of over 80 arcade games, ranging from racing games to roller coaster simulators and everything in between. (Note: Similar to many arcades, it is probable that your children will encounter shooter games as they go around.)

After you’ve had your fill of gaming or your pre-loaded card has run out of credits, grab a bite to eat at THREE10, The Rec Room’s restaurant. They serve delicious Canadian-inspired food, have 20 beers on tap for you and your friends, and have a kid-friendly menu that is surprisingly good.

Subsequently, older children can partake in a game of table tennis as their parents engage in a game of billiards. If your children are aged 10 and above, conclude the tour by engaging in The Rec Room’s virtual reality encounter.

Toronto Zoo

There are numerous activities available at the Toronto Zoo throughout the summer, including the Conservation Carousel and Splash Island, a large splash pad where children may refresh themselves.

On your walk in, stop by the Parks Canada Front Courtyard Kiosk so your kids may pick up an Xplorers Booklet, which has entertaining activities to help them learn about the Canadian animals at the zoo. By obtaining a comprehensive booklet, you will receive a unique souvenir from Parks Canada.

The Ontario Science Centre

The Ontario Science Centre aims to captivate, educate, and stimulate the communities it serves by enhancing people’s lives and comprehension via active involvement with science that is relevant at the local, national, and global levels. Since its establishment in 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has attracted over 51 million visitors, employing a participatory methodology that has served as a blueprint for Science Centres globally. The institution serves as a hub for creative and thought-provoking discussions on science and technology, with the goal of fostering a lifetime pursuit of knowledge, exploration, and proactive efforts to improve the future of our world. The Ontario Science Centre operates as a governmental entity under the jurisdiction of the Government of Ontario.

Balls of Fun

Balls of Fun is the sole children’s ball gym in North America. This gym, spanning 7,000 square feet, is situated in Mississauga and specifically caters to children from 6 months to 8 years. The gym area consists of two structures, each equipped with seven slides. Additionally, there is a wide range of gym equipment, nets, and several balls available to facilitate children’s learning of bouncing, catching, throwing, kicking, and dribbling skills. 

This area is also ideal for engaging in ball sports with your children, such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball. This gymnasium offers a spacious, hygienic, and secure environment for children to engage in activities such as running, playing, socializing, and having fun. Reserve your play time and energetic gatherings at

Little Canada

Discover Canada in Miniature: A Marvelous Journey All things Canadian are celebrated in Little Canada. It’s a one-of-a-kind, small exploration of the sights and sounds of this wonderful country. A distinctive attraction in Toronto that will rekindle your sense of surprise, curiosity, and discovery as a child. Best of all, if you get Littlized, you can forever reside here. 

African Lion Safari

African Lion Safari is committed to the preservation of endangered wildlife species. The goal is to guarantee that every visitor has a pleasurable and enlightening experience, while also providing them with a chance to develop a deeper understanding and admiration for the creatures under our supervision. Experience an unparalleled proximity to over 1,000 rare avian species and wildlife from various corners of the globe, including majestic lions, elegant giraffes, and a group of rhinoceros! 

Centreville Amusement Park

Centreville Amusement Park, situated on the Toronto Islands, is the ideal summer vacation for families with young children. This amusement park provides a comprehensive day of family enjoyment with more than 30 rides and activities. Traveling to Centreville is nearly as thrilling as the attraction itself. The Centre Island ferry offers a picturesque journey over Toronto Harbour that is sure to be enjoyed by all.

Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm 

Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm was initially made accessible to the public in 1967. Initially, it served as a location where families could personally select their own apples and enjoy a brief period of rural life. Since that time, the act of visiting the farm has become a customary practice that occurs once a year for multiple generations of children and anyone with youthful spirits in the vicinity of this residence in Milton, Ontario. Moreover, it is an enjoyable method to gain additional knowledge about the cultivation of food.

During the harvest season, you have the opportunity to pick apples at this location. Engaging in this activity allows you to immerse yourself in nature and gain a deeper understanding of the origin of our food. However, at Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm, there are many activities to occupy an entire day and create delightful lasting memories.

Black Creek Pioneer Village

At Black Creek Pioneer Village , your kids may imagine life in the 19th century with this living history exhibit. The hamlet is large and painstakingly built with ancient and reproduced structures that’ll ignite your kids’ imaginations and have them thinking what a kid like them would’ve been up to back in the 1800s.

Where to eat: Some great international restaurants nearby include the Delight Caribbean café, Spanish eatery Cuscatlan and shawarma spot Nohadra Bakery.

FunworX Indoor Playland at Bingemans

Are you fatigued by the high temperatures of summer? Visit FunworX, an indoor playground at Bingemans in Kitchener, Ontario, which is around a 90-minute drive from Toronto.

Children have the option to participate in various activities, including a ropes course, an arcade, and a three-level play structure. Next, they will likely desire to spend time at Bingemans Big Splash, an expansive waterpark that features a wave pool, slides of varying degrees of intensity, and a designated area for young children.

So, now you are feel fully prepared to enjoy a fun, kid-friendly trip to Toronto.

So, let’s jump in – Toronto with kids!

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